Monday, 27 June 2016

Inspired by a yellow Rose and a message from Anfield



Hello Peeps, many thanks for you Birthday wishes, lovely cards and gifts for today.

Unlike most of my recent posts this one is not scheduled and being written from scratch so it will be short as that's about all my fingers can cope with. I've not been able to hold stamps properly for a week or two so it's been rather frustrating, but after opening my Birthday gifts I really wanted to play and decided if I kept it simple and take just one stamp and Brusho's not too much could go wrong.


So my card above is inspired by the lovely Rose received from Tracy and uses the Inkylicious Butterfly received by Sally, thank you both for getting me moving with a stamp again. I am also going to pop to the Snippets Playground with this, I hear there are baby ducks in the pond and might take a few bottles of bubbly up the the tree house, but please nobody let on to Miss Di.

I'm meant to be doing a couple of TV shows for overseas again next week, but as things presently stand doesn't look promising, unless I just stand and talk as I could do that for England.


And one more very special share, a fellow Liverpool fan obtained this for me when he went on a recent tour of Anfield, a personal Birthday message from our very own Tommo.

Happy Monday all and thanks for your visits and kind words, they always mean so much and never more so than when I am under the weather.

65 comments:

  1. Gorgeous yellow rose, Brenda. I can see how inspired that would make ANYONE feel. Roses do not grow well here, so I always admire them in photos. Happy belated birthday to you, sweet friend! I'm sorry to hear that your fingers and hands are still being uncooperative, but I'd never have known by looking at your masterpiece. Looks like what I consider an English Garden with the "stained" glass window in the background, and the very happy butterfly enjoying her space. Beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing, Brenda! hugs, de

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  2. Oh Brenda, I'm so sorry I totally forgot it was your birthday today. I hope you have a really super day and get spoilt rotten and I reckon there may be some cake up in the tree house (if Parsnip hasn't fed it all to the ducks!

    So glad to see you've managed to do some stamping. It's a really beautiful card and wonderful colours.

    Sending lots of love and birthday wishes to you xx

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  3. Hi Brenda, I'm on a blog break but just had to pop in to say what a beautiful card this is. Belated Birthday wishes. I'm very sorry to read about your hand problems at the moment. Hugs, Barbxx

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  4. Wow, what a beautiful card Brenda.

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  5. Happy Birthday, Lovely friend! A stunningly gorgeous card, Brenda and I love the colours. So pleased you were inspired to use the butterfly. Hope you get some respite soon. Big hugs and pour a glass of bubbles for me xxx

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  6. You need one of those Misti gadgets for stamping even when your hands don't play ball. Expensive, but since it's your birthday...
    Many happy returns Brenda, hope you are enjoying your day! xx

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  7. A fabulous card - love the colours.
    Kath x

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  8. Well, it sounds as though a Belated Happy Birthday wish is in order! So sorry I missed that!! What a gorgeous yellow rose & TFS that. Such a delicate color, and your inspired card reflects that golden rose so beautifully. Love the purple & yellow combo, and the 'stenciled window' looks lovely in the background too. That's a wonderful floral bouquet with the trailing ivy tendrils & awesome details with the gold underneath this magnificent butterfly. What a wonder of composition. Hope the symptoms ease for you so that you can make the shows...Big hugs coming your way. TFS & Hope the coming week will be a bit better for you. Take care.

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  9. Beautiful card, Brenda, and Happy Birthday!
    Hope this coming year will be filled with few bad days and lots of good days filled with joy and craftiness, or simply being able to do what you enjoy most!
    Marianne x

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  10. Hello Brenda and a very happy birthday to you.
    You have produced a very pretty card even in your poor state of health. I love the colours you have used and the rose is beautiful inspiration.
    I do hope you pain eases soon and you are able to play with your new Sparkle pens.
    Take care
    Lesley

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  11. Hi, Brenda, and belated birthday wishes! You got some lovely gifts! The rose is so pretty, and the autograph looks wonderful although I have no idea who this person is or what he does hehe. Your card is gorgeous! So sorry you are having trouble holding stamps - it does not show in your beautiful card. Sending healing wishes...

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  12. gorgeous card Brenad great colour combo

    gr karin

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  13. Beautiful card Brenda. I didn,t know you are a Liverpool fan, you will get on well with my John, a really big Scouse fan.
    xxxx

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  14. Happy Birthday Brenda, lovely card;-))m

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  15. Hi Brenda,
    Happy Belated Birthday to you.
    oh I dolove this gorgeous card.
    The design is fantastic, and I do love that beautiful butterfly, and the colours look so very pretty.
    Wonderful flowers down the side are super also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  16. Hello Brenda, and wishing you a Happy Belated Birthday, I hope you will feel better soon and have some respite.
    You card is stunning, loving your beautiful colours and design, gorgeous butterfly, wonderful stamping in the background too, you take care of yourself, Kate x

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  17. Hello Brenda, and wishing you a Happy Belated Birthday, I hope you will feel better soon and have some respite.
    You card is stunning, loving your beautiful colours and design, gorgeous butterfly, wonderful stamping in the background too, you take care of yourself, Kate x

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  18. Love this butterfly!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

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  19. A happy belated birthday Brenda. Your rose card is beautiful, as is your real rose, lucky you!

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  20. I hope you had a wonderful birthday Brenda what lovely pressies! Your rose is perfect inspiration for your card. I hope you get some strength back soon, take it easy. Huge crafty hugs xx

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  21. A beautiful card Brenda, gorgeous colour scheme and pretty butterfly.
    Happy Birthday, I hope you are having a fabulous day.
    Lorraine x

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  22. Happy Birthday!
    very pretty card and beautiful rose!
    have a wonderful day!
    hugs

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  23. Oh Brenda, its your birthday? Congratulations!!!
    The card is beautiful. Great colours and design.
    Hugs Carola

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  24. A Happy Belated birthday Brenda! so sorry I missed this yesterday.
    Love the gorgeous card you have been able to create, the colour combo works beautifully showing that wonderful butterfly off perfectly. Wishing you a symptom free time ahead.
    Lorraine

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  25. Is that the yellow rose of Texas? Gorgeous card and so glad that you were inspired to use it straight away.
    Nice card from Anfield, my first thoughts were, looks nothing like Tommy Smith! silly me, another Tommo.
    Glad that you have had a lovely day and it is a fabulous card.

    Kath x

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  26. Oh Brenda - wishing you a really happy birthday - I am so very sorry I didnt know and haven't sent you a card - I have been meaning to put a card in the post to thank you for the tattered lace candy but things have just kept getting in the way. Your card is beautiful and I hope you have had a really wonderful day and i hope you are feeling better. Big Hugs rachel x

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  27. Belated Birthday wishes dear Brenda! I wish that a pain free time is ahead for you my friend.

    LOVE your snippets card - so good that you managed to even make it right now and also incorporate the new stamp plus reflect that stunning rose.

    Sending you special love and a very soft, white and fluffy squishy Birthday hug from Parsnip - who is quietly asking if he can also have some cake :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  28. Oh No. Sorry I missed your birthday Brenda.
    Happy Belated Birthday Wishes for you..
    Your card is so so pretty, a wonderful colour combo and stunning design as always
    Hugs Kelly

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  29. Happy Belated Birthday, your card is gorgeous. Fantastic church window stencil and Ivy die :) I hope you feel better soon, hugs xx

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  30. An absolutely fabulous card Brenda, such gorgeous colours and the butterfly is beautiful. Looking at an earlier comment about using a Misti, I use a Stamp press when my rheumatoid is bad in my hands ( saves dropping the inked stamp on your prepared background!) and they are much, much cheaper than the Misti.

    Joan x

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  31. Buon compleanno Brenda! Non avevo letto che compivi gli anni, scusa se ti faccio gli auguri in ritardo!
    Sono contenta che tu abbia potuto timbrare e fare questa meravigliosa card, è molto dolce e piena di luce!! Adorabile e ha dei bellissimoi colori! Le rose che ti ha regalato Tracy sono stupende e il tuo amico ha avuto un bel pensiero per te con questi auguri sull'autografo!
    Abbracci!

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  32. Happy belated Birthday wishes to you Brenda. Wow such a gorgeous card, beautiful rose and lovely colour combo.
    Hugs
    Margaret M

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  33. Happy birthday Brenda! A truly gorgeous card! Even when you're suffering! Hope things eases little for you soon!
    Lucy x

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  34. What a great memento! I just cant stand knowing that you are still suffering so. I am so sorry and hope things perk up soon, dear. This is really one amazing card, who would ever know? Glad you were able to play and enjoy some other things while it is slow. Biggest hugs, Autumn

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  35. Such a beautiful card Brenda!! Love the yellow rose!! The pic of the yellow rose is lovely! Belated birthday wishes to you :)
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  36. I hope you had a great birthday. The colours of the card so striking and beautiful. I loved each element of the card.

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  37. Belated Birthday wishes, Brenda! This is one gorgeous card--love the background, yellow rose, butterfly, everything!

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  38. Beautiful card Brenda. I am wondering what date your birthday was? Mine was the 19th June. Big hugs for you feeling better soon. Judy x

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  39. Such a stunning card Brenda and so glad you managed to create a little bit. You would never believe looking at it that it was a struggle, it is super, the soft background with those incredible roses and vines/ivy die cuts going around the doorway, look so, so pretty. That main yellow rose is incredible. A stunning card! Oh and a belated happy birthday, may better days be ahead for you very, very soon! xxxxx

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  40. Brilliantly made creation...such a fabulous design. I hope your day was lovely and spent with special family..love the gorgeous rose....xx {aNNie}

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  41. A beautiful card Brenda. A lovely stylish design, I like the butterfly and ivy trailing with the flowers on. hugs, Marlies

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  42. oh hun,happy birthday had no idea it was your birthday,and what a fabulous memento,sorry you are finding things tough again hun as for your card the detail is lushes and I love the butterfly and the yellow rose amazing hugs Cherylxxxxxxxxxx

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  43. A stunning card with one of my most favourite sayings xxx
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  44. Belated Happy Birthday wishes, Brenda. The card is beautiful!
    Hope you start to feel better really soon,
    take care,
    Liz M xxx

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  45. First thing Brenda Happy belated Birthday for yesterday. WOW what a Goal to get a personalised signed birthday card from Anfield, I bet you are so made up.. Your card is so beautiful such lovely colours and your butterfly is so elegant . Wishing for better days ahead for you Brenda..

    Hugs Babs x

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  46. Belated birthday wishes Brenda hope you had a good day and enjoyed the bubbly. Your card is beautiful love the background and the gorgeous butterfly, such lovely colours.

    Pat xx

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  47. Brenda, you know that I'm just going to love this card, and I do. Such gorgeous colours on the butterfly and I love how they are so perfectly co-ordinated with the roses and Ivy. Also, the arch stencil makes such a beautiful background. Take care and get well soon. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

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  48. Hi Brenda belated birthday wishes I hope that your day was filled with love and joy, Brenda your card is so very beautiful the butterfly, flowers and background look stunning
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  49. Happy Birthday for yesterday Brenda, hope you had a wonderful day. Love the card, such a beautiful background for the butterfly and a gorgeous colour combination.
    Hugs, Avril xx

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  50. Belated Happy Birthday Brenda hope you enjoyed your day the rosses are beautiful and hope you feel better soon-nearly forgot love the beautiful card and butterfly and fabulous sentiment
    Carol x

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  51. I'm so pleased you were inspired, and your card is gorgeous, love the butterfly.
    John has grown up with the nickname Tommo!
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  52. Beautiful card Brenda. Love the colours and the butterfly is stunning.

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  53. Oh gosh . . . didn't know about your birthday . . . SENDING BELATED BIRTHDAY WISHES YOUR WAY. What a fab pressie from your friend regarding your fave football team.

    LOVE the inky card too. Good on ya for making something even though it was hard to do. Have fun in the tree house.

    REALLY hope you recover from this relapse soon Honey.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  54. This is beautiful, love the blue ivy! Hope you got my card. My advice is sit back have some bubbles and relax - it will all still be there when you feel up to it.
    Lynn x

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  55. Oeps...I am totally bed in remembering birthdays... so belated Happy Birthday!
    Hope this year will be a better year as your last even if it starts not to well; it can only get better! So that's my big wish for you!
    Your card looks so light and dreamy; beautiful! I do love those old windows; that shape attracts me!
    Sending some positive energy your way aswell! Hugs, Gerrina

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  56. Hallo liebe Brenda,
    einfach wunderschöne Werke die du da gestaltet,hast ,jede einzelne ein Meisterwerk,einfach traumhaft schön,
    glg ulrike

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  57. Wow, was für eine wunderschöne Karte...ein Traum.

    Sophie x

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  58. Lovely post and your card is wonderful that butterfly is very special fabulous colours Love and hugs Carole x

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  59. Lovely post Brenda sosorry I missed wishing you a happy birthday, so belated wishes from me! - I seem to have missed most things lately : ( your card is lovely I don't think I've ever seen such a perfect looking paper rose it just sits there so beautifully. hope you are feeling a little better hugs Judith xx

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  60. Sorry to hear your fingers are playing up, and sorry to be so behind hand with birthday greetings. I'm pleased you managed to get a bit of crafting done though, as this card is a treat - such pretty colours and a great airbrushed look to the background. Sorry to have missed so much again lately. I've got a couple of weeks coming up soon where I hope to do some proper catching up.
    Alison x

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  61. Your card is beautiful Brenda and if your up to it would love to see it in my new challenge #57 as it fits the theme. Sorry to her your still having health issues. Hugs Mrs A.

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  62. Veautiful!
    I hope you feel better soon. Fingers crossed!

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  63. How did I miss this card!! It's absolutely GORGEOUS!! You know I love the butterflies and this is up on the top of the list. So very beautiful. Lots of hugs, Robin

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