Saturday, 22 August 2015

The Quintessential Summer Rose



Good morning Peeps, today we should be just back from our hols so this was scheduled before we went just in case but all things going to plan I should now be doing the unpacking before having a mega catch up with you over the weekend.

So, time to tell you about our new challenge at Allsorts where Helene would love to see Roses on our work. They are the most beautiful quintessential summer flower and for a second week running my card is based on them. Our sponsor is Marianne Designs.

My elegant lady has a rose in her hand as well as on her hat and I used a few more to decorate my card. The image is a really old wood mounted stamp, I actually reaslied the other day when we were talking about various family events that I must have had her for eleven years as she was in a box of stamps selected for me one Christmas by hubby.............that was way back in the days when family used to buy me crafty goodies with no worry of repeats, now they think I have far too many.

I stamped her with black versafine and embossed with detail clear powder and coloured her very lightly with Specrtum pencils, some Trimctaft DP and silk crush ribbon bow and pearls to embellish.

Happy weekend all.

40 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Brenda, hope you had a good time and welcome home, xxx

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  2. Hope you had a lovely time and were well enough to enjoy it. Gorgeous soft colours, fab image, lovely card x

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  3. Back with such a beautiful card Brenda. The image and bow are fantastic.

    Can't wait to hear all about your hols x x x

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  4. A very elegant lady and card Brenda, I love your soft colouring.
    I hope that your holiday was all you wished it to be :o)
    Jackie xx

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  5. Oh this is beautiful Brenda! Such a gorgeous card. Love the image and that bow is a stunner! Hope you enjoyed your hols! x

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  6. Ooh Brenda...just like me (on a good day!!) haha!! This really is a lovely elegant card and that ribbon slider is gorgeous. Hope your holiday has worked it's magic and I look forward to hearing all about it xx

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  7. Very Pretty card Brenda. The image is lovely and beautifully coloured. I have many flowers which I love but roses are my favourite especially red ones. I recently planted a red rose called Darcy Bussell outside my craft room window and she is absolutely stunning, deep red double blooms with a beautiful scent.
    I hope you had e fabulous holiday and are feeling much better now.
    Take care
    Lesley

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  8. A beautiful image, love roses ad mine are just starting to flower downunder :D bursting with growth.
    ..do love our old favourite stamps, dont you?

    Well, dear B. I do hope and pray you are safely on hols and well and truly unpacked and resting up nicely, every blessing of the LORD, dear friend, Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  9. A very elegant card ,I love the soft colors.

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  10. This is stunning Brenda and the stamp is just glorious.
    Luckily hubby and the boys don't have the same issue as your family.
    They can keep buying me craftiness for my Birthdays and Christmas lol
    Hope you had a fab holiday.

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  11. Stunning card, love the colours and image.

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  12. Oh wow Brenda this is beautiful, elegant and so chic the image and card design look superb I love it
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  13. Lovely card, beautiful and stunning stamp/image and gorgeous colours...
    {The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

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  14. Good to have you back, Brenda! I hope you are feeling better! Your card is beautiful! Gorgeous image and the added pearls are lovely! The roses are too!

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  15. Hi Brenda, I hope you have had a lovely vacation, expecially in Italy :)
    Today's card il really lovely with this elegant miss and the fab rose. The bow and the embellishments match fabulous with her!

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  16. Wow Brenda, she is gorgeous. Beautiful papers and love the bow - a very elegant card.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Hugs Sharon. x

    I have some candy on my blog as a thank you to all my blogging friends for your understanding whilst I have not felt up to blogging. It is also a celebration candy.

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  17. How beautiful and elegant! I love the soft colors and the bow is FAB. Can't wait to see some photos of your trip. Hugs, Robin

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  18. this is so elegant and chic. The ribbon buckle is just amazing!

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  19. Beautiful. elegant card Brenda and such lovely details.
    Hope you had a wonderful holiday and have come back relaxed and raring to go xx

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  20. I love your elegant lady stamp Brenda and the delicate pastel colours that you've used. It's lovely to have you back with us in blog land and I hope that you've had a wonderful holiday and that you're in good health. Many thanks for the very kind comments that you've left on my blog x

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  21. This is stunning Brenda, I love the elegant image and beautiful design.
    I hope you had a fabulous holiday.
    Sue xx

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  22. Just beautiful Brenda and such a lovely elegant lady too.
    Fliss xx

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  23. A very stylish and elegant image and your beautiful coral/pink shades suit her perfectly.
    Lorraine

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  24. Nice to have you back Brenda and thanks so much for commenting on my blog so soon after your return. Hope you had a fabulous holiday full of rest and relaxation.

    Lovely image and a gorgeous hat, love the subtle colouring, goes perfect with the image and another fantastic bow.

    Kath x

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  25. this is absolutely beautiful Brenda - glad to see you back and I hope the holiday was good xx

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  26. Hope your holiday was everything you could want, Brenda! How nice that your husband chose this stamp! I'm sentimental about many of mine, too! It's a beautiful design!

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  27. So pretty and elegant Brenda, love the embellishments. Hope you had a lovely restful holiday.

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  28. Welcome back Brenda, hope you had a lovely time... The VSC challenge post went live by the way although I didn't get the usual e-mail for some reason!
    The lady stamp is gorgeous... great choice from hubby!

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  29. Hello my friend. Hope you had a lovely relaxing holiday. A quick visit - sorry can't comment on everything - am hoping to have a couple of hours this afternoon with some stamps and inks (2 weeks till am home properly!)- thanks for putting up with me....
    beautiful card here- elegant and subtle.
    Missing our 'red' chats - although there really has there!!! x

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  30. Hallo liebe Brenda,
    sehr edel deine Karte und einfach wunderschön,
    glg ulrike

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  31. Gorgeous card Brenda and hope you had a good holiday.
    Mags
    x

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  32. This lady is so lovely. Long ago I borrowed that very stamp from a fellow stamper, and did this for a Red Hat person (shades of red & purple). The image colors up so nicely, and I have no idea of the mfrg. Love the soft feminine shades of pink & misty white on her dress & draperies. The stripe dp is very pretty combined with the darker pink paper, and of course, those tiny roses are gorgeous with the pearl stickpins. Wonderful gauzy bow, and just a truly elegant, ladylike card! So glad you were able to get away for a little vacation, and hope all the dental problems are all resolved. Big hugs & TFS

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  33. beautiful card Brenda!! love the roses.. the image of the lady is elegant!!

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  34. and hope you had a nice time.. take care..

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  35. So gorgeous and elegant Brenda, I do love that shade of pink, so pretty.
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  36. This card looks so great; little vintage, little fresh and so elegant; great combi! Hope you are hangin'in! Hugs, Gerrina

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  37. Such a pretty card Brenda, love the delicate colouring of your pretty image. x Susan x

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  38. WOW Brenda love the play of pearls in this one ...the necklace, the pearl strings...so gorgeous
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  39. lovely colours, graphics, ribbon... I like it!!!

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