Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Fabulous blooms


OK so it's confirmed I am fickle when it come to floral stamps !

I have been lusting over the Altenew sets for ages and kept telling myself I already had more floral stamps than I know what to do with, until yesterday that is when I received a mail from My Mums Craft Shop saying some were back in stock. It took me a nano second to order and today the first set arrived, that was the Beautiful Day sent and this morning when another mail arrived I weakened and ordered the Peony Bouquet........well they were the two sets I had my eye on for weeks.

So I had a lovely session playing and they are such fun to work with, the concept of the four layers is so clever and makes the most glorious multi shaded blooms. I used a mixture of Distress Inks and Adirondack dye inks and am really pleased with the tonal results.

I am using the one above for another entry into the current Butterfly Challenge where the theme is Butterflies of course and A for Aperture or Apricot. And also Di's Snippets Playground.........the orange mat has lots of holes in it from die cutting sentiments so I figured it qualifies as a snippet.

I stamped the central bloom then masked it to stamp the next two, masked all three and stamped the leaves and tiny flowers which all come in the set. The sentiment is Visible Image and the little Butterflies made with a punch.


Here's another one using shades of blue and purple and I quite like the contrast and depth the deeper colours give. I have so many colour combinations I want to try and can see these keeping me occupied for weeks and you will probably be totally fed up with seeing them soon.

Enjoy the rest of your day everyone.

71 comments:

  1. These are both so beautiful! The flowers are lovely and the sentiment stamp with all the flourishes is fabulous! Love those butterflies too!! Hugs, Robin

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  2. Oh these are simply gorgeous, and I definitely understand why you had to have them! Beautiful designs too. x

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  3. What can I say Brenda except absolutely fabulous. Love the colours and both cards are so eye catching. Been thinking of these myself but Stamping Up have been doing these sort of stamps for ages and I have a few sets already. The latest ones they have done are the birds and flowers which you can see HERE. Really cool to use.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  4. These look amazing Brenda, so beautiful, xxx

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  5. They are so beautiful. I have one set, and still trying to find a way to layer them correctly, as I find them quite difficult to line up. Yors have turned out perfectly!

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  6. Super cards, Brenda. They really are gorgeous floral stamps and so beautifully coloured. xx

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  7. Fabulous blooms...:-)!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

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  8. Breanda gorgeous and beautiful card.

    gr karin

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  9. Gorgeous flower cards Brenda.
    Gr, Elly

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  10. Brenda, life is short and you can never have enough stamps ;). These are gorgeous and just you. I love how you've coloured them and I'm looking forward to seeing your future colour combinations. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

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  11. Wonderful cards. Love them both!
    Valerija xx

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  12. stunning floral stamps Brenda - no wonder you couldn't resist them - my mum has been raving about them! Big hugs lovely lady! Rachel x

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  13. These stamps are so enticing, so I completely understand. Such beautiful cards and fun playtime. Hugs, Autumn

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  14. These are stunning Brenda. I got a free pack of Altenew stamps with a magazine last month and they are a brilliant concept. I have been playing with them a lot but my results still need a little work.
    Take care
    Lesley

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  15. Wow!! Davvero dei bei fiori!! Non ho mai usato uno di questi timbri di ultima generazione! Entrambe le card sono favolose e amo specialmente la prima con le tonalità dell'albicocca!

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  16. Of course you had to go shopping Brenda, emails are the curse of my life lol! So loving these flowers, they are just beautiful, gorgeous cards and so love the sentiment! Carol xx

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  17. OOOOh, Brenda! They are gorgeous! I love them! Beautiful in apricot...So good to hear that die inks work with them too. I hope mine arrive tomorrow! mmmmm the possibilities :D

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  18. OMGosh Brenda, how gorgeous are these, I love the blooms and their fabulous colours, lovely designs too, Kate x

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  19. I certainly won't be fed up of the at all, can't beat a gorgeous flower stamp. Love both your colour combinations and just may pop over to My Mum's craft shop

    Kath x

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  20. Oh dear Brenda I was managing so well too but I have just had a severe relapses so will be ordering this stamp forthwith. Do you think we need to go into rehab together? This goes without saying is a fabulous card with such pretty shades of apricot on it. I always try and use as much of the underneath card which is not going to show too. Thank you for fluttering by my challenge again . Hugs Mrs A.

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  21. I can understand why you wanted those lovely flowers Brenda. What beautiful colour combinations and great stamping and masking too. Barbxx

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  22. Not sure if you can ever have enough floral stamps Brenda, so you probably needed them!
    Two gorgeous colour combinations and both look stunning.
    Avril xx

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  23. OMG they are stunning, very very effective.

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  24. fantastyczne, przecune, wow

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  25. Gorgeous floral stamp and love the beautiful tonal colouring on both cards but the first is my favourite
    carolx

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  26. No one ever has too many flower stamps Brenda! I have both those Altenew sets and love them, you have really produced beautiful cards with them, I did struggle with them to start with and I definately need more ink colours too despite the drawers full of ink pads I already have , there is always an excuse for more craft shopping.

    Joan

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  27. WOWZER Brenda these are so beautiful, wow, stunning creations I love the colours you have used, I have only used mine once or maybe twice but they are lovely stamps to work with and you have done a brilliant job with them
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  28. Two lovely cards Brenda love both your colour ways

    Anne

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  29. Your cards surely are stunning Brenda, I received mine this morning, I have not Even looked at them yet, I messed my blog up this morning and i have spent all day trying to put things right but no luck.lol
    Hugs Babs x

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  30. These cards are so beautiful, love the colour combinations especially the blue. Take care, Ann-Marie xx

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  31. We need to treat ourselves with some goodies every now and then. It's great you managed to get you hands on the stamps you've been wanting for a while.

    I love how your cards turned out. They are relly pretty and elegant. Even though you used the same image on both cards, they are so different. I can't say which one I prefer. I think they are both gorgeous.

    Hugs! xx

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  32. WOW, the cards are amazing. Love the stamp.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  33. Beautiful cards!! Love the colors you have chosen. I too have a weakness for floral stamps.

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  34. Wow--I can see why you got the stamps, Brenda! I'd love to have some Altenew flower stamps, but so far haven't given in!

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  35. Your cards are stunning - beautiful flowers and wonderful stamping.
    Kath x

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  36. Me too Brenda... they've been on my radar for yonks! I did grab the set that came with SC&P this month though! Wonderful cards, both of them. xx

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  37. who am I to tell you that there are stamps that you don't need? My stampstash is (luckely slowly) still growing :)
    And I do understand these; they are so easy to woirk with and give a beautiful result...
    Love the masking and the colours; great stamping! Hugs, Gerrina

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  38. Beautiful. Lovely Stamp B, I have ONE of their stamps and that came with a mag, but these are stunning and gorgeous colours xxx{aNNie}

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  39. Wowww beautiful flowers' cards! I love it both!

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  40. They are beautiful stamps though and I'm sure one can never have too many floral stamps :)
    What you have created with them certainly shows that they were worth it and both your cards are gorgeous.
    Lorraine

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  41. Absolutely stunning Brenda! What wonderful colours and those stamps truly are fabulous - you used them brilliantly.

    Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  42. These are two very beautiful cards, love the colours, the stamped flowers and the sentiment. Donna

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  43. Beautiful cards, the images are very lovely ! Superb colors !
    xxx

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  44. Sorry I haven't been around commenting lately, I've just returned from a holiday. These are two beautiful cards Brenda. Made with lovely stamps. Both very elegant! A gorgeous canvas in the post below this one too!! hugs, Marlies

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  45. You had to have this stamp it's fabulous and what a beautiful card stunning design and colouring hugs Carole x

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  46. Two really beautiful cards Brenda. I particularly like the blue and purple flowers.

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  47. Oooo simply WOW and so much detail too, Luv Sam x

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  48. WOW these are 2 beautiful floral cards. Suuuuper!
    Hugs Carola

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  49. Hallo liebe Brenda,
    ich bin ja total begeistert wie doch ein und der selbe Stempelabdruck nur durch unterschiedliche Farbe ganz anders wirkt,einfach wunderschön,
    glg ulrike

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  50. Wow, Brenda, no wonder you're so fickle! The new sets are beyond beautiful, and I would want them in a heartbeat no matter how many flowers sets I already have ( and I have a lot ). Yummy citrusy colors, and the blue colors are beautiful. Gorgeous cards. I am especially in love with the sentiment on your first card. Hugs, de

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  51. wonderful cards!
    great colors
    have a nice day!
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom

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  52. These are so beautiful, Brenda. I agree about the depth of colour...it looks wonderful.

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  53. Schitterende kaarten prachtige teksten er op
    Groetjes Gerrie

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  54. What a beautiful stamp set Brenda, and you've made beautiful cards with your new goodies.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  55. incredible stamping and colours ... I love Altenew and I am already waiting for their stamps!

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  56. Stunning cards. Love the colours and stamps xx Jan

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  57. Wow, these are stunning Brenda. Fabulous designs and your masking and stamping in those gorgeous colours have produced 2 simply beauttiful cards and I can't wait to see what else you come up with xx

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  58. Stunning cards love your colouring skills im well jealous lol xx

    Tracey xx

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  59. They really are fabulous blooms! Love the marmalade coloured versions.
    Alison x

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  60. Fantastic stamp sets, splendid in your capable hands. Love that it worked for the A challenge (I'm struggling with apricot!) and it is so pretty. Equally gorgeous in the blue shades too, much more contrast. I do like the sunny feeling #1 evokes though. I'm finding the Altenew stamps give great results, and you can never have too many flowers in your stash! TFS & Have a great wkend.

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  61. Beide Karten wunderschön, einfach traumhaft...
    Ich rede mir auch immer ein, ich brauche sie nicht, und ich habe schon so viele Blumen-Stempel.
    Es ist nicht einfach, ab und zu der Sucht zu widerstehen :-)
    Hoffentlich schaffe ich es...

    Herzlichst Sophie

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  62. Gorgeously elegant card with stunning inking. Congrats to the winners too. Happy weekend! Nicola x

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  63. Beautiful cards. Love these stamps and the way you have used them.

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  64. They're absolutely gorgeous, Brenda! Knew it wouldn't be long before you succumbed to Altenew! Of course you had to. If you hadn't we wouldn't have been able to see these beautiful results.x

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  65. awesome flowers. These flowers are also on my wishlist too. And than with combining of the dies.
    You made beautiful cards with it. I love the orangecolour. And the blue have a great effect on the paper.
    I hope that you have had a good weekend.

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  66. These are gorgeous, wow!!! What an amazing stamp set, I love how you can get layers of shades or colours, makes the flowers look so real and dimensional! Beautiful Brenda! hugs :)

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  67. GORGEOUS cards, Brenda!! I'm madly in love with Altenew stamps, too - they are fab!
    Hope you're doing well,
    all the best, Liz M x

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