Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Springtime



We have a new challenge starting over at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges, this month I have chosen the theme which is not surprising to those who know me, it's 'All things Spring'. As always there is a very generous $20 voucher to be won from FlonzCraft.

I have also been busy preparing more Tattered Lace samples, these are for the One Day Wonder starting at 8am on Thursday 7th April on Create and Craft TV.

I have made a set of cards using a selection of Flonz images and all are matted and layered onto bases made from the Tattered Lace hexagon die set. The centre and right hand cards have both been coloured in with Spectrum pencils and the backgrounds on all have been done with Pan Pastels. I added ribbons and flowers to all three to carry the Spring time feel.

Using TL new Blossom embossing folder, scalloped and plain essential circles, Floral Layers Daisies (this one also makes a great Sunflower), Ivy, Pearl Dot rectangles and sentiment strip dies.

There are both new embossing folders and dies and some sentiment dies with the most beautiful script fonts and most of my samples have followed a Springtime theme.

For this one I embossed both the yellow DP and vellum and then cut into the vellum to create an overlay. The With All Our Love sentiment is a continuous strip will go the width of a C5 card, but I have cut into it to fit my tag.

I embossed a piece of TL Shades cardstock and sanded it for the background, overlaid a green strip and ribbons and Roses from the same Floral Layers set as the Daisies above. I used Glossy Accents to add some dew drops onto the Rose petals and cut the new Blessed sentient from the same green Shades cardstock. The Shades 250gsm card has been specially developed for use with dies and not only does it sand down well as it has a white core it cuts even the most intricate dies with ease.

The Hope sentiment is another new one in that lovely font which I placed over a heart cut from TL Essential Hearts and Pearl Border Hearts, I embossed the background and used both the positive and offcut from a Pearl Dot border either side of the panel. To finish some little punched flowers, pearls and organza bow.

Many thanks for your visit today.

58 comments:

Nicole said...

Изумительные открытки - нежные, лёгкие, весенние!... очень красиво!

Kelly Lloyd said...

These are all wonderful cards Brenda. Love them all.
You are so talented. X

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Brenda
Love the shape of the hexagonal cards and the way they depict all aspects of spring in the UK. The last card looks exactly like the view from my craft room window today. I think I will be staying dry inside and crafting today
Enjoy your day
Lesley

Gaby Dierx said...

Wow, you've been very busy: lovely and beautiful cards!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Shylaa Shree said...

What an arrany of florals brenda, awesome

Babs said...

WOW Brenda I just love the hexagon cards and the lovely spring colours, your tattered lace samples and there backgrounds and flowers really are beautiful..
Hugs Babs x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the flowers as you know me. The scalloped round one is gorgeous and those flowers are soooo pretty, xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely cards. Have a great day.

ellyscard creatief said...

GORGEOUS!!!Love all the creations. Beautiful flowers.
Gr, Elly

aussie aNNie said...

These are just stunning cards. Beautiful creations, colours and wonderful designs, just love the gorgeous displays.xx
 {aNNie}

Glennis said...

My goodness Brenda! you have been busy! What a lovely variety of cards. I love the layered flowers, so pretty

aussie aNNie said...

Just read your note re blogger...I did notice some are now up to pick 4 or 5 then tells me I am incorrect that I have to do it again....it sure drives me crazy...xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, amazing work Brenda. So many beautiful images and spring colours! hugs :)

coldwaters2 said...

Brenda you are just one amazing crafter, I look at each of these creations and find nothing but beauty, they are all truly wonderful it makes me want to spend some money but alas I have done enough of that already this month......or have I?.....lol. Thank you so much for sharing these awesome makes
hugs
lorraine x

rachel said...

Wow brenda...so much deliciouness to feast my eyes on this morning. I love the hexaonal cards and the colours on that first easel are so pretty. Gorgeous makes one and all xx

Donna Ellis said...

Good morning, Brenda! Your wonderful garden of floral TL cards is beautiful! Pretty embossing on specialty cardstock and beautifully shaped flowers all invite me in. I have a question regarding the cardstock used on those lovely daisy petals. Did you do something special to achieve the perfectly placed lines on each petal? Really gorgeous. It had to be fun playing with your toys to get this many sample ideas for the rest of us! Thanks for sharing your masterpieces! XO

Robin said...

So very beautiful! An inspiring series of floral...Gorgeous! Hugs, Robin

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW such a gorgeous collection Brenda but I am so in love with the gorgeous embossing folder you used on the pretty pink floral card...its amazing
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Deb Bradley said...

Fabulous selection of card Debbs xx

Lucy Woods said...

Oh what absolutely beautiful floral designs! So stunning!
Lucy x

SARN said...

Good heavens. No wonder you're cards get on the telly . . . you're so blinking talented. Not sure I'm going to speak to you any more! Lovely selection Brenda.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Linby said...

So much wonderful inspiration in your cards. I love the hexagonal ones, they look very vintage with those images.
Lynn x

Team Clark said...

Wow, Brenda, these are such gorgeous cards!!! Love the shapes and pretty floral layers. <3

Pat said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, I love the circular easel card the flowers on it are absolutely gorgeous.

Pat xx

Janice said...

Top of the class Brenda, these are brilliant! Jx

Gertrude said...

Das sind total schöne Karten, ich bin ganz begeistert
glg Gertrude

scrAPpamondo said...

Una meravigliosa selezione di cards, Brenda!! Tutte favolose! Quelle vintage con le splendide immagini e la forma ottagonale sono davvero deliziose, ma mi piace tantissimo anche quella gialla con il vellum embossato!

Craftyfield said...

WOW Brenda, another splendid batch of cards. I love the charming Flonz scenes and the design of your yellow card with the fussy cut vellum has tons of appeal. Great work!xx

Astrid Maclean said...

What a superb collection! Love, love, love them all!!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all beautiful Brenda, I love all the spring colours
Kevin xx

Kathleen said...

What a total and utterly fabulous post, love the shape and layers of the first set, and I am afraid that I am really drooling over that embossing folder and those daisies, wonderful card. Love the rest too but feel that I may have gone on too long, great colours and great images.

Kath x

Lorraine said...

WOW Brenda, these are all gorgeous, love teh circular easel card with the beautiful pink flowers.
Lorraine x

Tracy said...

These are gorgeous Brenda, I think your circular card is amazing.
Happy Crafting
Tracy x

Berina RGA said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda!! Love the pink flowers you have created!! They are very beautiful!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Karen Petitt said...

All so very gorgeous, love those super cute vintage images on the first one - must have a word with the Mr about purchasing some new stamps lol! As always your Tattered Lace creations are beautiful huni, especially love that round card - that's a real jaw dropper in the beauty stakes Karen xx

Greta said...

Wowzer, Brenda--I'm in awe! Love every single one of these & I definitely "need" the blossom embossing folder! The embossed vellum overlay is fabulous & I adore the hexagon cards!

Marlies said...

You are so talented Brenda! All of these are wonderful, so gorgeous! I love the vintage stamps on the top three and the flower on the round one is fantastic! Beautiful embossing on the others, very elegant! hugs, Marlies

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a lovely selection of cards Brenda...all so different but equally gorgeous but the one that really caught my eye was your beautiful pink daisy card..

Anne

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful cards!
love them all!
have a nice day!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Joan said...

Amazing cards Brenda, I really love the hexagon ones at the top, those flonzcraft stamps are lovely

Joan x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oh B. wodnerful cards ... love the use of the vellum (must do that again soon)!! and have used panpastel to colour the back of vellum too it works a treat!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Paper Profusion said...

All are absolutely gorgeous and beautifully elegant Brenda. Nicola x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Thanks for the get well wishes Brenda, not feeling too bad today but I look like I've done a round with Mike Tyson judging by the left side of my face :)
There are so many fabulous cards here today, you always have so many in one post it's hard to choose a favourite they are all lovely. I'm drawn to the little girls on the hexagon cards, very sweet images.
Lorraine

Mrs A. said...

All beautiful cards and I see what you mean about the sanding down on the cardstock. I love the selection of colours that you included in my parcel to me. Hugs Mrs A.

Priyanka Mathur said...

Wow! Lovely cards! So beautiful :) Flowers are very pretty!

ALI said...

All gorgeous card, love the shapes and colours.

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Beautifull cards!! Love the easel one and youre flowers are great!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Love all the textures and mediums in these gorgeous cards! So so pretty. Hugs, Wends x

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Schitterende kaarten Brenda vooral de eerste drie zijn prachtig
Groetjes Gerrie

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow Brenda, so much beauty to see :) Gorgeous cards, I especially like the backgrounds on the hexagon designs and the TL with the pink flowers, fabulous! Shirleyxx

butterfly said...

Such an adorable trio to start off with - those vintage images are charming. Then the flowers on the circular card just knocked my socks off - fabulous. A wonderful springtime post altogether.
Alison x

aussie aNNie said...

Enjoy your break away.xxx

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous selection of cards, Brenda! Fell in love with the vellum on the yellow bg card!

Gerrina said...

So late in doing a round on blogland... Have enjoyed looking at all (tjee that are a lot) beautiful flowercards! Bit the first three are my favorite; great how you work on such unusual shape and make such great cards! Hope it is for a good reason that you are away...Enjoy the weekend!

KandA said...

Hi Brenda, I'm just getting around to catching up and so glad I have. These TL samples are stunnimg. I love the beautiful flowers, embossing and wonderful designs. Love the hexagon cards too and the shape is perfect with the Flonz stamps xx

Merry said...

Oh I love them all especially all the little details like the embossing and the dew drops on the petals. Hope all is going well for you.

Ellibelle said...

Such an amazing assortment of cards! Each one beautiful, and what a great idea to use glossy accents for the dew drops! So effective!

Rhonda Miller said...

What wonderful cards.

 
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