Sunday, 3 January 2016

Flowers all the way



Thank you all so much for your kind words yesterday, they are so very much appreciated.

It's time for our monthly challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are Stamps and Dies and One for the Girls. I also have a share a for the Snippets Playground, although of course I am not fit enough to create any havoc which will will probable bring a sigh of relief from Miss Di.

I have used the fabulous new Hexagon collection from Tattered Lace for my Stamping Sensation card and box. So many times I have tried to made this shape of card on the scoreboard but the dimensions are never quite right so you can imagine my glee when this set landed on my doormat it consists of the box die templates, the hexagon trellis and the set of hexagon dies themselves. 

The box makes up in just minutes and the top even has little cutouts to make it easy to lift off and give that perfect professional finish. The Poppy stamps are from Rubbernecker and the sentiment is a really old one from Hero Arts.


I thought I would go a bit Summery for my Penny Black card using Gardeners Assistant which I paper pieced with papers from 'be Creative!' Vintage Collage pad. I stamped the main image and then repeat stamped the flowers along the bottom to extend the scene and used Pan Pastels to create the background, a stamp from Natures Gifts across the top and the sentiment is from Sprinkles and Smiles sentiment set.


And here is my Snippets share, it's one of my makes for the new Compendium of Crafting book released a few weeks ago and uses up lots of offcuts of coloured vellum. The background panel is embossed with one of the new TL folders and lightly inked with DI, I made the base of the wreath with lengths of twine which I plaited............hubbies are really useful for holding the other end during the plaiting.............and fixed onto the base card in a circle. I used a variety of TL leaves to cut the vellum and fixed all in place with Pinflair and finally a flouncy organza bow topped with another one made with raffia.

Have a good Sunday all and thanks for your visit, I will see you all again when I am back from over the pond - edited to say not well enough to travel to CHA, (: (: clearly it was not to be.

64 comments:

  1. OMG Brenda, a stunning selection of cards since my last visit, and I love the hexagon set. I have hexagon nesting dies but love the box and trellis. I am still playing catchup after my absence over the holiday period :o)
    Jackie xx

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  2. Wow what a treat this morning, three fab makes. Oooooh where are you going Brenda? Have fun x

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  3. Wow, realy great cards, box is perfect, love the holl look!!
    The colouring in youre card is great and the third card is super great, from the embost background to the vellum leaves!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina

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  4. Brenda your hexagon card and box are absolutely beautiful ..had to drop by your blog to have a closer look at them :) ..I love your other two cards too but can't seem to take my eyes away from the hexagon creation ..Its just fantabulous :)

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  5. Lovely box, gorgeous cards!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

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  6. Oh WOW! These are stunning Brenda! Love them :)

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  7. So sorry to here about all your sadness over Christmas. I hope that you are feeling better soon. Love the cards you made and the box is awesome.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  8. Beautiful selection of cards Brenda. I especially love the top one with the box.
    Have a good time and happy new year
    Hugs Kelly x

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  9. All so gorgeous Brenda, the box and trellis look fab, xxx

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  10. Wow, Brenda, you sure know how to make one go 'oooooh and ahhhh' with your creations. LOVE the box, love the cards and love the colours used....and the flowers on that box are just gorgeous...take care and keep well.xx
    Awesome designed cards.
    {aNNie}

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  11. Waauuu wat een schitterend doosje Brenda.
    Je kaarten zijn prachtig een goed begin in het nieuwe jaar
    Jij nog een gelukkig nieuwjaar
    Groetjes Gerrie

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  12. Three gorgeous cards. I love how you've used vellum to make the wreath on the bottom one. The image on the middle one is really lovely, stamped on the beautiful background......but WOW, the top one is simple stunning! Fabulous design and I love the colours. xx

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  13. I don't know which project I like best, they are all so good! The box has the wow factor though and I would love to have this die to make boxes sans wonky sides!
    The Penny Black stamp is gorgeous (they all are) and I love the translucent effect of the coloured vellum leaves. Have a nice relaxing day Brenda!

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  14. Che bella scatola esagonale, Brenda!!! Favolosa e molto d'effetto!! Anche la card coordinata è bellissima con i papaveri!
    La seconda card è molto dolce, mi piace il tuo paper piecing! la mia preferita è l'ultima card, che favolosa ghirlanda di foglie autunnali hai creato!!I l vellum le rende così delicate e mi piace veramente tanto il background embossato!
    Spero che tu oggi ti senta un po' meglio!
    Hugs!

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  15. WOW Brenda these creations are all so beautiful I love how you have used the die for the box, the images you have used are superb I love them all
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  16. You are going to make someone very happy with your card and box Brenda, they're absolutely stunning. The red and cream colours just look so opulent. The second card is a sweetie, with gorgeous pastel colours and a superb focal image. The third card is gently Autumnal and the leaves are so pretty. Fabulous crafting as always Brenda x

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  17. the box is gorgeous!
    love it!
    and your cards are always so pretty!
    have a nice day
    hugs

    Bad Kitty's Craftroom
    >^.^<

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  18. Gorgeous creations my friend. You know I love the 'red' especially!! x

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  19. Love your boxed card Brenda, just gorgeous. Sorry your Christmas was not such a happy one and hope you'll be on the mend soon. Apologies for my post going out late but I scheduled it for 8am and nothing happened!
    Val x

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  20. You came with lots a beautiful cards!! I am zo amazed by how many you can made!
    What a beautiful cards. I like the dies and the flowers on the box.
    the second card is beautiful scene with that lady. lovely stamped and using of colours.
    the third, amazing embossingbackground and be-inkt. beautiful matches of colours!

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  21. Gorgeous creations Brenda and the box is fantastic!! You have used lovely dies to make it and the red is a great colour choice. hugs, Marlies

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  22. Beautiful cards, I love the first one! Please could you enquire if tattered lace will bring out any boxes bigger than 6 x 6?

    Sorry you are not well enough to travel to CHA , it must be disappointing.

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  23. WOW 3 stunners all so different too, thinking of you hun and a Happy New Year too, Luv Sam x

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  24. Thanks for replying so quick Brenda.

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  25. Oh so gorgeous, I love the red and white of the box, and the lovely stamp on your CAS card, the third card is just so autumnal love it.

    Pat xx

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  26. These are all really beautiful Brenda, I love the lattice box as well
    Kevin xx

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  27. Three beautiful creations Brenda. I must admit I have fallen in love the box and can understand why you were excited when the dies arrived.
    It's nice to see your design using the gardeners assistant stamp. I like the soft stamping in the background. Just gorgeous.
    Shirley
    x

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  28. Those layered hexagons look soo gorgeous and I love the way you always create stunners with leaves
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  29. Totally gorgeous box and card, love the stamp. Fabulous two other cards, lovely and girly gardener,and beautiful autumnal wreath.
    Hope you get better soon;-))m

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  30. HOW do you always make such wonderful cards, boxes etc. B? I adore your snippets card of course and totally love your other makes too!

    Safe travels and hope you cope fine, keep popping the pills. Am allowed to say that as I rattle - if I could even bear to jump up and down that is!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  31. Wow, Brenda! Stunning creations all! I love them, but the last one is probably my favourite! What a gorgeous wreath and well done Eddy for helping! So sorry you are missing out on that visit to CHA. I Hope 2016 improves hugely for you xxx

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  32. oh wow, three beautiful creations brenda! i can imagine how much fun it would be to use the dies since i struggle just making square boxes. :) sorry you had to miss CHA this year; maybe next time.
    happy new year,
    linda

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  33. These are all beautiful. That box is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous Penny Black stamp too and beautiful inking and paper piecing. I need to add that one to my stamp collection! Gorgeous autumn card too, love the embossing!

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  34. Hi Brenda,
    wish you a happy new year! Wonderful projects, love the box.
    X Daniela

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  35. Wow what an array of stunning makes Brenda. I am jealous of that box. I loved the dies when I saw them on tv. They are definitely on my wish list. All just gorgeous. I am so sorry you can't get to Cha now!

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  36. A gorgeous selection of cards Brenda. Fallen in love with the hexagon one.
    Mags
    x

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  37. Three stunning makes, Brenda.

    The card and box are gorgeous
    and the other two so pretty and delicate.

    z

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  38. Great cards and I love the box. Hope you are feeling better.

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  39. Your box and card set are just lovely. I like the honey comb lattice work on the lid and the flowers are gorgeous. Sorry to hear you did't make it to the show. Hugs Mrs A.

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  40. Hi Brenda
    Lovely set of cards today. The hexagon dies are fabulous and must admit I had to sit heavily on my hands during the launch on C and C. I love your Penny Black card, this is a great theme for a challenge this month and I can't wait to enter.
    I am only just catching up with all my blog reading so I was sorry to hear about your troubles. What a shame you are not well enough to attend CHA. I wish you a speedy recovery.
    Take care
    Lesley

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  41. Oh lovely, so lovely box and cards !
    xxx

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  42. These are just gorgeous .. Love the middle one, her pretty dress is gorgeous xx

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  43. These are gorgeous .. Especially love the middle one, her floral dress is so pretty xx

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  44. absolutely stunning work Brenda - so much gorgeousness! So sorry you won't get on your trip - you must be gutted. Take care! Hugs rachel x

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  45. Oh that box is so totally stunning, great shape and love that image.
    Gorgeous PB image too, not seen it before and a great background.
    Gorgeous colours on the snippets card and I am even going to mention the bow, yes I have my new bow makers and I just think that I am totally jinxed on making bow, can't get that to look good either, been on u-tube and tried and tried, they still look rubbish.

    Kath x

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  46. Beautiful creations Brenda. What a fabulous box, love the hexagon mesh section.

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  47. Wow!! Gorgeous box!! Love it!! Your cards are stunning!! I'm so sorry you have to miss the CHA. Hope you feel better soon.
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  48. Hubbies are so helpful like that! Your projects are lovely, Brenda! Love, de

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  49. WOW! Such fabulous creations! I just love that box and the hexagons. I hope you're feeling better soon. Hugs, Robin

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  50. Happy New Year, Brenda. Hope you feel much better soon.
    All your cards are syunning. Love the hexagon box and card. Colors are so bright and cheerful.

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  51. such stunning cards Brenda but the hexagon is my favourite....hope you feel better soon

    Anne

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  52. wow that box is just so pretty. Love your PB card and the paper piecing- reminds me I haven't used that stamp in a while! Fab snippet card, such subtle colours.
    Lynn x

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  53. More beautiful cards Brenda. Love that stunning hexagon with the trellis box and wonderful colours of your wreath card with the vellum leaves xx

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  54. Three fresh-looking cards! Like that PB-image and you made a beautiful scen for her! But the most striking is the box and the beautifully arranged flowers on top! Hugs, Gerrina

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  55. Yet another set of stunners, Brenda! I really like them all, but the hexagon card with box is just fabulous, love the poppies stamp. The wreath is a close second though. x

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  56. Stunning card and box - love the idea of the mesh so that you can partly see what treats are in store. Fabulous post!
    Alison xx

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  57. The poppy stamp card and bos are both drop dead gorgeous creations Brenda and then you take our breath away with the other cards too Brenda. I love the wreath with the leaves, such wonderful colour and use of colour. all of them are wonderful. So sorry to hear you are so rough right now and I hope your leurgy goes soon hun Karen xx

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  58. Sorry to hear that you couldn't go.
    Lovely projects!
    Hope you're well.

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  59. More wonderful cards...Gardeners Assistant has me drooling. LOVE that stamp and your pretty card.

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  60. Love all of these, Brenda--especially the gorgeous card & box!

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  61. These watercolored poppy stamps are amazing! I didn't know about these kind of stamps before, thanks for showing and the wonderful inspiration!
    beste wishes, Irmgard

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