Monday, 18 January 2016

Liberty, a bunny and some flowers



Hello Peeps, I am running late with my mid month Penny Black and More post, truth is most things have been a tad up in the air the last few weeks due to a couple of medical blips, but things are on the up I think as I've just had positive results on one 'female' issue and just awaiting an investigative procedure for the other.

The top share is not a 'me' card at all as I always struggle with anything cute or that needs colouring but I have always rather liked this Penny Black stamp, it reminds me of a really old photo of myself aged about five wearing a coat very similar and coincidentally with a couple of my pet rabbits.

I also have so many Tattered Lace cards still to share so am adding a few more to this post.

One that was made specifically for the USA shows

Another for the USA shows

Using just the cats from the Window Scene in yesterdays post

One of the Gatefold Embossing Folders which Nancy launched on C&C this morning

The new Decorative Centre Stepper die set

Thanks for taking a peek.

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great job again, stunning cards!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Lovely selection of cards again Brenda, I'm struggling to make one at the moment :/
Glad to hear that you are feeling a little better and have had some positive news.
Lorraine

NancyD said...

I like them all Brenda, but I guess I am most drawn to the super sweet little pink girl. Lovely work!

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab makes as ever! Good news for you today after yesterday's depressions!! {Cheering loudly which I wasn't doing yesterday}.
Big hugz. Mrs K. xx

Sarah said...

What a really pretty card the top one is Brenda, such delicate colouring and go on...admit it...it was nice to have a bit of colouring in time!! Great die cut samples too!! xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda the first card with that image is awesome I actually have this wooden stamp and looked at it the other day thinking should I use it, changed my mind but I think I will get it out and have ago. Brenda my my just boggles at all your amazing creations they are all so beautiful I wish I could come up with a selection as good as these. I am so pleased that things are on the up for you Brenda I hope the other news will be just as good
hugs
lorraine x

Tracey said...

Wow! Stunning cards Brenda & all so different :o)
Have a great week!
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely cards Brenda but my favourite has to be the stepper that die is fabulous

Anne

ALI said...

Brenda these are all gorgeous, you design some beautiful cards.

Lau W said...

Fabulous just FABOULOUS ! And of course love very much the card with cats ;-)
Big hugs dear Brenda ! xxx

Craftyfield said...

So many wonderful cards! I'll just highlight the American one, the design is CAS but it gets the point across and the colour scheme is perfect as usual.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and hope for the right result.xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are all gorgeous, Brenda! Love the top card but the kitties are my favourite this time! Super cute! The skull face still creeps me out haha. Glad you had some good news on one of your issues! Let's hope for the same on the other!

Kathleen said...

Crickey another set of brilliant cards, some lovely dies but not too sure about the skull but the last card is luscious.

Kath x

rachel said...

amazing work Brenda - really fabulous! Hugs rachel xx

Judith said...

sopleased to hear that things are on the up again brenda - also love that penny Black card - that image is gorgeous - I love that type of card - so me! - yep we're a labrador lovin family here - every house should have at least one!! x

MaryH said...

PB makes doing cute really easy. This little pink sweetie is adorable and it does indeed take one back to a gentler era of time. Love the pinks with her..just perfect. Also really liking the Liberty one...that would be a great card for some of our USA holidays. And each card you've shared is always so unique with the treatments & techniques you put into each design. I'm seeing the TL stepper die used on many blogs, and it's just so versatile & elegant. The gorgeous floral card will always grab my eye, and clever idea of the kitty shelf,with that treatment. Again, each card is just so lovely to enjoy. Glad that the medical stuff is getting sorted, and hope good news is forthcoming on all tests! TFS & Hugs too.

linda said...

these are all beautiful cards brenda! i know the pb & more card is a bit different for you, but it's adorable and coloured beautifully!

aussie aNNie said...

A fabulous variety of creations and designs.xx
 {aNNie}

Mervi said...

Fabulous set of cards, loved the first one with your childhood memories!
Glad that you had good news;-))m

Crafting Queen said...

Hope that all will be well with you. Great cards and have a good day.

Jackie said...

I hope all goes well with your next "investigation" procedure Brends...hugs
Another wonderful selection, I don't know how you do it :o)
Jackie xx

Gerrina said...

In all I see delicate colourcombinations; all so beautiful pastell! (Just the sku isn't my thing) Have a fun day!

Shirley Chillman said...

Great to scroll down and see all your lovely makes Brenda it certainly starts my day with some fabulous inspiration.

Glad to hear about the positive news and fingers crossed for more.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

scrAPpamondo said...

Sono contenta per le notizie positive sulla tua salute, Brenda! Dita incrociate per le altre analisi!
Tutte belle le tue card, sono molto diverse tra loro! La mia preferita è l'ultima, davvero molto elegante! Bellissima anche la prima con la bimba e il coniglietto, è dolcissima! E i gattini nella terza sono adorabili così colorati!

jackiescrafts said...

Wow you have been busy and your cards are gorgeous
Jackie x

Greta said...

Your cards are stunning, Brenda! That is the sweetest PB stamp & your card is beautiful!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Brenda.
Hope you are well
Lorraine x

Dora said...

Beautiful cards!! but the skull.... that is a doubt for me.

Pat said...

A set of beautiful cards Brenda, I love the first with the cute image and gorgeous pastel colours. So glad you have had some good news.

Pat xx

Linby said...

So pretty in pink. I love the statue of liberty one - wish we could get that in the UK - I rather like the skull too! Love the stepper card and I ordered mine today!
Lynn x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Brenda, another amazing collection of cards!! All of them are stunning, but to my own surprise, it's the Dance Macabre one that is my favourite! Such an amazing die that!

Berina RGA said...

Absolutely stunning!! Your first card is so cute!! Love the coloring!! It's perfect Brenda!! I love it!! It's nice to have a cute stamp that reminds you of a childhood memory :) Hope everything goes well with your health investigation!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Merry said...

All terrific cards Brenda. Glad to hear that you are on the up medical wise. :-) I really like the banner you have attached on the first card. Love the Tattered Lace sentiment about the 'fold'. Have a great day.

Ellibelle said...

All wonderful cards Brenda, loving those special folds cards, and the Penny Black stamp you used is just adorable, and love the soft colors you used to color her.

Pollard Carole said...

My goodness you spoil us these are so fabulous but i'm loving that stepper card amazing so glad the tests have been good so far Love and hugs Carole x

Abi said...

Lovely selection of cards Brenda, the Statue of Liberty one is stunning and I adore the dramatic centre stepper card. I saw the gatefold embossing folders on tv, wonderful idea. Glad you've got some positive news, fingers crossed for the other issue too xx

Sara Barker said...

Hi Brenda, So happy one of your issues is on the positive side. Your PB card is sweet, and I love bunnies, too. Raised hundreds of them as a kid. I love the Tattered Lace dies, and great to see these fabulous cards made with them. Wow, you are a busy lady!

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. Please don't remove me from the Vintage Stamping challenge yet! My snowflake on my tag was stamped twice in Versamark and Colorbox ink, and it is the focal point of my tag! Thank you! Big hugs!

KandA said...

All wonderful cards Brenda. The PB stamp is so sweet and I love the floral cards.
Glad to hear you have some positive news on the health front and fingers crossed this a good year for you xx

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo meine liebe Brenda,
durch meine Urlaubsvorbereitungen ist die Zeit etwas knapp und so hab ich ja einiges bei dir verpasst,ganz zauberhafte Werke sind die da vom Basteltisch gefallen,hab noch einen schönen Do Abend und ein schönes WE,
ganz liebe Knuddelgrüße von Ulrike

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Pamellia Johnson said...

Another amazing collection Brenda!! So many different styles, from skulls to kitty cats, what a hoot! Love all the sides of Brenda, keep em coning! hugs :)

nnalorac said...

Wow Brenda, you amaze me with all your gorgeous cards, been a real pleasure browsing through your posts. Been posted missing for weeks with health issues and no mojp to create but hopefully feeling much better and back at it. Sending positive thoughts for your results. Carol xx

Mrs A. said...

Again that first card is my favourite. Love your pastel colouring. Hugs Mrs A.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful cards, dear Brenda. I´m glad because you liked my post and i hope the angel protect you!
Hugs
Daniela

Sara Barker said...

Hi, it's me again! I told you I stamped my snowflake with Versamark ink and Colorbox chalk ink. That is absolutely FALSE! It IS stamped, but I used just the Colorbox ink. I tried different things to get the chalked look, that I got my inks all confused. I only know this, because I am trying it again on another project right now. Sorry for any confusion! I'll blame it on the high pressure system or whatever weather pattern we have right now! Tee Hee! Hugs!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Gorgeous cards again Brenda. I think you can safely say that Howard at C & C loved your samples, he was thrilled when showing them earlier in the week and I was thrilled for you as you work so hard and deserve the recognition:) I love the stepper card and the multi fold one is fabulous. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Sandra X

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous cards, as always Brenda. Loving the Penny Black card, it so sweet and beautifully coloured.
Avril xx

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

So many wonderful cards. I don't know which I like the best...

butterfly said...

You showcase the dies so brilliantly - that Day of the Dead one is just magnificent! Another array of amazing cards.
Alison x

Karen Petitt said...

I am sorry if I have already commented, my brain is a bit scrambled from some new meds lol! I don't often crave dies but I have got to get that Day of the Dead one - I can have some real fun with that. I adore the bunting too on the first one, and those cats are calling to me. You are so talented Brenda you flip between styles so easily and every one is always more than good too Karen x