Saturday, 13 February 2016

Going round in circles



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where this week Kath is hosting her first challenge with us and would like to see 'Circles'. Our sponsor is Crafty Ribbons and we also have some tickets to the NEC March Hobbycarft show to give away.

I love circle easel cards as well as Penny Black stamp which still remain my firm favourites and this beautiful Lily which is wood mounted and called First Dance is one I use often. After cutting the layers using Tattered Lace dies I stamped the Lily onto Fabriane watercolour card using Distress Markers and lightly inked the edges with the same colour which is Picked Raspberry. Using the same colours I stamped around the bottom section with Penny Black Twirls border set. After assembling I added a double bow, a Tattered Lace sentiment and a few pearls.


I also have a card for the current Butterfly Challenge where the theme is 'S for Stamping and /or Sapphire' and of course a butterfly or two.

I made an acetate stencil using different sized circle dies and sponged mustard seed and chipped sapphire distress inks through the mask and then using the same inks stamped a selection of Stamp Addict stamps, these sets came out some time ago and the tiny ones were ideal for purpose here. I finished the card off with some grosgrain ribbon and a few sequins.

Happy weekend all.

54 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Two amazing and lovely creations, such gorgeous colours too on both of them but I am so drawn to the easel card......xxx
 {aNNie}

Mervi said...

Gorgeous easel card and the second card is pretty also!
Snowy greetings, we got some more;-))m

jackiescrafts said...

Two lovely cards but the top one is my favourite it's beautiful
Jackie x

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I'm inspired to try the circle easel cards, will make a change from my favourite squares! xx

Glennis said...

Lovely cards Brenda, especially the first one. I haven't done an easel card in a while - must put that on my to-do list!

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. xxxx

Crafting Queen said...

Two great cards.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Brenda
I love circle easel cards and yours is stunning. Love the bow on the second card too.
Have a good weekend.
Lesley

Desire Fourie said...

A lovely due of cards, Brenda. Love the circle easel design. My apologies for being MIA of late xxx
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Viv's Visuals said...

2 great cards B. Do you think the hooch will help my cough???????LOL x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. So opposite, one bold and beautiful, the other soft and subtle. LOVE IT! hugs :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Love both your 'circle' cards Brenda

Anne

ALI said...

Gorgeous cards, love the round one.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two splendid cards Brenda, love the colour combo om the circle one.
Lorraine

Bad Kitty said...

very pretty cards!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

2 fabulous cards. Very pretty vintage feel to the first,
and such a clever idea to make your own stencil on the other.
xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

La tua scallop circle step card è meravigliosa, Brenda! Mi piace molto l'abbinamento di nero e rosa e amo veramente questa carta beige!
Bella la card con lo stencil con cerchi di misura diversa, grazie per l'ispirazione
Buon weekend anche a te!

hellerlittle said...

so lovely cards....
the round one is such amazing !!!
LG hellerlittle

gwen70 said...

Beautiful cards Brenda

Shirley Chillman said...

Great easel make Brenda and the Lily dancing away in the middle of the card is definitely cute. Second make is also cute and I love the double bow claiming centre stage.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Mrs.B said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love the flower image on the circle card and a great colour combo for it.
The bow on your butterfly card looks stunning.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Mrs A. said...

What a swell idea to use various cirle punches to cut out your own stencil. (This could catch on your know!!) Love that you have used 'chipped sapphire' distress inks and those little stamps really do dome into their own on this card. You will b entered twice into the draw as you have used both elements on your card. Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

Forgot to mention before pressing the upload that I like your snazzily tied bow. hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

Two lovely cards Brenda, I love the circle easel such a gorgeous image and beautiful colours. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful circles cards, Brenda! I especially like the easel card! Gorgeous! The second card is so adorable! Love all those cute little stamped images! Great way to use small stamps - must remember this! Enjoy your weekend, my friend!

Joan said...

Two lovely cards Brenda, I love that PB stamp, never seen a PB stamp I don't like LOL, love the colour scheme on the second card too

Joan x

*Urška* said...

Beautiful cards.
Hugs,Urška

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, both so pretty
Lorraine x

Andreja L. said...

WoW Brenda, what a beautiful cards you made :-)) The first one circles is adorable!
Hugs, Andreja

coldwaters2 said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda I love that black and pink one but also the second one with the circles on they are fabulous
hugs
lorraine x

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!! Both are lovely!! Love your homemade stencil!! Beautiful work!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

SusanLotus said...

The circle-card is gorgeous!

Have a nice weekend!
Sussie

Sarah said...

Love your circular easel card Brenda and the spots on the second are brilliant xx

Kathleen said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda and I especially love the first one as it sat on my dining room table for a week, great butterfly challenge card too, lovely colours.

Kath x

Dora said...

Two beautiful cards. first one are the colours so good combine. Beautiful stamp flower too.
The second is very pretty done with you stencil. What a great idea to stamp in the circels.
Perfect bleu bow!
Have a great and fine weekend, Brenda. Hope you are all well

Gail said...

Lovely cards!
Hope you're well!

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda. Your "rounds" easel card is so lovely, and so is your square card full of circles! Wonderful designs! You always combine lovely colors and papers. Brenda, I hope you are doing better, though I fear you're going through a difficult time. Thoughts and prayers always, XO

Tina Z. said...

both card are adorable - I simply love the circle cards and great idea how to use small stamp on the second card.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous circle card and love the stamp and colours

Alison C said...

I'm not surprised that lily is one of your favourites, it's really pretty. I like all the small circles on your other card, a really good idea.
It is good to see you over at the butterfly challenge.

Lau W said...

Amazing cards, wow the circle card is a beauty !
Hope youre well my Brenda !
(héhé i work on a project with my tattered lace dies, cool !)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both are beautiful, especially the top one, the water colour lily is wonderful. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

Greta said...

You are so creative Brenda! This is the most wonderful easel card I've ever seen--love the layers & ribbons & image & everything!

Helen said...

well that was quite a good result - for a change - I thought they were never going to stop scoring!!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Oh Brenda, these are so pretty!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Ellibelle said...

Two amazing creations Brenda, especially loving the circle easel card. I have never made a circle one before! I'm right there with you about Penny Black stamps, they are definitely my favorites too, just wish I had discovered the company sooner, like when I first discovered this hobby!

Judy Corner said...

Another two real beauties Brenda. I must admit I love circular easel cards too. Judy x

KandA said...

Two fabulous creations Brenda. I do love that PB stamp and it looks fabulous in the circle easel xx

Merry said...

Clever you Brenda to make your own circle stencil. Two lovely circle cards.

Gerrina said...

An easelcard and round; that is a real special shape! Both lovely spring-feel cards! Hope you have a fun week planned! Hugs, Gerrina

Team Clark said...

I really love the pink and black circle card! I could kick myself for not getting these dies! Lovely creations!

Janice said...

How did I miss this beauty at the weekend, beautiful colour combo and design, love it Brenda. Jx

Lauren said...

Gorgeous cards! xx

frlphoebes kreativ-blog said...

Beautiful cards Brenda,
my fav is the second one,love the colors you used and the interessting way of creation,
hugs Sylvie

 
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