Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Toasties and bubbles up in the treehouse



Morning Peeps, a quick post with a couple of cards for the current Butterfly Challenge where the theme is a Butterfly and the option of margins or the colour mint and the Snippets Playground where Easter celebrations are in full swing. 

I heard that Parsnip is toasting hot cross buns in the tree house and I have my usual supply fresh from M&S to smuggle in, bring our own glasses though as I reckon it's going to be popular and I can't abide those plastic glasses they dish lukewarm water out in at lunchtime.

So my top card is my Butterfly share, I created the background with acrylic paint and a harlequin stencil and used the same colours to pain some card which I stamped and cut out with a Heartfelt set, added a black border across the middle using a TL border die, some ribbon and a TL Butterfly also painted with the same paints.


I am still on a mission to use up my snippets of Fabriano, I am getting really low on it and need to order some more but have told myself I first need to use up all the odds and ends. I used Brushos to create the background and a Sweet Poppy stencil and black paste for the thistles. The sentiment is also from Sweet Poppy.

Have a good Wednesday all, it's pretty dull and chilly here and the forecast for Easter is not promising, but I have a load of TL samples to finish for next week so along with catering for visitors am likely to be busy.

53 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards Brenda.

Mrs A. said...

Wow Brenda your first in the Butterfly net this time and what a beauty I have caught. Colours are devine and love those flowers. Butterfly is one I do not recognise but he looks gorgeous against the harlequin design background.
We have had butterflies in the garden already drying their wings out on the spring flowers. Thankyou for fluttering by and your card will be entered into the challenge twice. hugs Mrs A.

SARN said...

Hi Brenda

Mmm, Parsnip just passed me a toast hot cross bun . . . yummy!

Loving both these wonderful creations. I really must get my Brushos out this weekend and play with them. Good idea to get some black paste and squeeze it through that lovely stencil.

Right . . . I've got my glass with me . . . where's those bubbles?

Hugs, Sarn xxx

KandA said...

Wow, you're quick off the mark with your butterfly card. It really is gorgous with that harlequin background and fabulous dies. Love the other as well with another fabulous brusho background and super stencil.
Pretty dull up here too - sun forecast for Friday and then rain for the rest of the easter weekend. Got my glass at the ready and I'll meet you up the Treehouse later xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh I love the mint colors on your first card Brenda. Its scorching hot here in my part of the world and just seeing the cool mint is refreshing!!

SusanLotus said...

Very lovely cards Brenda! :)
I have been busy experimenting with some of the stamps you sent me once...
I am not a stamper yet but I want to be! ;D It was fun. And I´ver seen how
well you can use them in so many ways but I always find it so difficult before.
Maybe I am learning now.

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs
Sussie

Linby said...

Love that zingy colour way on your first card and of course great brusho background on your second card. I thought I smelt burning when I was in the playground!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Back on your blog donning my GUest DT hat.It feels strange and funny to do that Brenda but duty calls and so telling you once again how much I adore both your creations and Thank you for playing at Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge !!

Gaby Dierx said...

Beautiful flowers!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Di said...

I love both cards so much Brenda! Your butterfly card is just fabulous (fits the brief beautifully) - and of course I adore your snippets card - loads of impact!

Ahem, I smell burning and can hear lots of giggles from the tree house - someone's a bad influence :)

Hugs

Di xx

Kath said...

Lovely cards - my favourite is the top one. Such lovely colours and all those snippets too - Miss Di will be pleased with you!
Kath x

Robin said...

Another beautiful two cards! I'm loving both but the green and butterfly just bring me to the first...love my butterflies and green is my fave color! Thanks for all your wonderful comments on my blog too. It means a lot to me. Hugs, Robin

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
einfach zauberhaft deine Werke und ich bin jedesmal begeistert,du gestaltest deine Karte mit soviel Liebe zum Detail einfach Klasse,
ein schönes Osterfest,
glg ulrike

Wendy L said...

Two lovely cards Brenda, love the vibrant colours of the 1st one. xxx

Paper Profusion said...

Enjoy your picnic in the tree-house Brenda! Gorgeous bright and cheerful cards. Nicola x

mags said...

Two lovely cards Brenda. Think the first one has to be my favourite.
Mags
x

Chantal said...

Beautiful cards, love the first one. Great flowers and butterfly.
Hugs, Chantal S

Glennis said...

I love the mint colour of the first card, just gorgeous! Love both of the cards really. I can't wait to get home and into my craft room again!

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Brenda love the black and green of your first card and the stunning background of your second card

Anne

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, the top card is so striking. I love the colour scheme and pretty flowers
Lorraine x

Crafting Queen said...

Two really lovely cards.

Sarah said...

These are fabulous Brenda, love the beautiful fresh greens you have used. Aren't the M&S hot cross buns the best??!! I must replenish my stock before Friday...might even try the ginger ones this time!! Hope Health and Safety don't raid the treehouse!! xx

Craftyfield said...

Both cards are beautiful and, as usual, so well colour coordinated! Looking forward to lots of crafting at the weekend! xx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Great cards Brenda. The weather dull and damp here as well today and your lovely zingy cards have cheered up my day.
Crafty hugs
Lesley

ALI said...

Gorgeous cards, lovely colours chosen.

scrAPpamondo said...

Belle entrambe le card, Brenda, io sono innamorata della seconda, è davvero emozionante con quello sfondo sfumato e la splendida silouette nera!! I Brusho's mi attirano sempre di più, ogni volta che vedo i tuoi background!!

Anne said...

Can't beat M&S hot cross buns, they're not just any hot cross buns!!
I like how you've done the backgrounds on these lovely cards, I keep thinking I'll try some but always seem to head back to the patterned paper!

Anne x

Berina RGA said...

Such lovely cards Brenda!! Beautiful butterfly!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

rachel said...

both gorgeous cards Brenda - especially love the brushos one - must use my sweet poppy stencils - an impulse buy sitting in a drawer! Very naughty! Hugs Rachel x

Fliss said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda and especially love the second one, the silhouette flowers are beautiful.
Fliss xx

Kathleen said...

Totally love the colours on these two cards Brenda, especially with all the black, two gorgeous designs.
So disappointed, when you said toasties, I thought Parsnip was making cheese and onion toasted sandwiches, to be honest I have no idea what M&S hot cross buns or anyone else's hot cross buns are like as I do not like current, raisins, sultana's, never have Christmas cake, mince pies, have been known to have the odd current teacake, if you are hard pressed to find the currents, and then I pick out the ones that I do find.
Enjoy the rest of your week.

Kath x

Babs said...

Love both these cards, and the Zesty colours you have used, fab stencilwork too..
Enjoy the rest of your week

Hugs Babs x

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, both with beautiful colours and details. Have a lovely Easter.
Avril xx

Barb said...

Two fantastic cards Brenda. The first is my favourite colour and those flowers look gorgeous. The second is a beauty too. The black paste looks great on your Brusho background. I'll be over with hot cross buns tomorrow evening. Barbxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, both are so lovely in different ways. You are very talented.
Lorraine

Craftdee said...

Ooh, I'm loving that TL border... yet another addition to my Wish List!! Both cards are lovely, your cards always inspire me to have a go at "artier" techniques... all I need now is the 30 hour day :-) Donna x

Aquarius said...

Love both of your cards and the butterfly one certainly covers the challenge nicely. Great background on the Snippets one - enjoy the celebrations!!

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Schitterende Kaart Brenda Mooie bloemen heb je gebruikt
Groetjes Gerrie

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!! I resized my zoom for your blog and presto, I can see your entire cards again!! Silly internet settings!! Thanks for the tip. hugs :)

Gail said...

Those are wonderful!
Love the colors in the top one!

creationsnz said...

Super card; love those colours, so fresh and crisp with the black. CarolG

Whisper said...

Simply stunning hun, Luv Sam x

Gerrina said...

They both look so fesh with the green...I have a slight favorite in the second, just because the Bistre looks so good on that card... Hugs, Gerrina

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Wow, they are so amazing!! I love those flauwer on the first card, they are amazing!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Greta said...

The stenciled background really looks neat & oh wow--the Brushos are beautiful! Lovely cards, Brenda!

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful cards!
flowers aare so pretty!
have a nice day
hugs
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<
Fiki

Donna Ellis said...

Beautifully bold in color, Brenda, and gorgeous techniques! I love both cards. I'm always amazed at the diversity of your card shares- both in stamping and mediums! Beautiful! A very happy Easter to you! Hugs, de

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful as always, the colours and design are all gorgeous.xx
 {aNNie}

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the fresh citrus colours in the first one and the Brusho background works beautifully with the Sweet Poppy stencil, I love it :) X

coldwaters2 said...

These are full of so much gorgeousness Brenda the lovely Spring colours on the first one and the wonderful colours and image on the second, you are one awesome crafter.
hugs
lorraine x

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Such wonderful cards Brenda! Love the watercolour effect on the second card so much.. So beautiful!

Rhonda Miller said...

I love these.

MaryH said...

Had seen these 2 wonderful creations earlier, but not time to leave a comment. Caught up a mite, so back I come to say how beautiful each one is. Love the floral bouquet trimming that chic black lacy border, and like the way the colors have melded together, and look great over the harlequin background. Yummy. Of course I hafta love that gorgeous brusho background with the silhouette dark stenciling. Very dramatic (and at first thought it was a Lavinia stamp until I read the post). What an eye for arrangement of the different elements you have! TFS & have a great week - Hugs

 
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