Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Fun with distress crayons



Morning to you all, I have my next Guest Designer creation for Chocolate Baroque. As with the last one I have written up all the details for the DT blog here so hope you will again forgive me for not going into detail on my own blog as well as typing takes forever, the mind is willing but the body not as accommodating which is sooooooo infuriating to say the least.

In fact my whole left side is still pretty wonky following the last relapse and I am beginning to think this is as good as it's going to get. Over the years there has always an element of things not going quite back to how they were before a relapse, but this time the deterioration is far more significant and the pain reluctant to ease. But there are those far worse off and I am grateful that I can still craft and do many of the things I want, I just have to accept it takes longer.


I also have my Penny Black mid month share.............a day late I'm afraid !! Fabriano 600gsm card, lots of inks, background stamping and embossing and my all time favourite Penny Black sentiment which I cut into four and made little tags just for a change. And I used a few acorns when I took the phone, this year one of our Oaks has been particularly abundant and they are like a carpet beneath the branches.......isn't Nature wonderful ?

I am heading off to see Miss Di at the Playground with this one and the tags used up several oddment of Fabriano.

Many thanks for you visits which are always most appreciated.

48 comments:

Jane said...

2 stunning cards Brenda..nature is so inspiring isn't she. I'm so sorry that your replapse has left you with a lot of pain but I am always glad to hear that you can craft.I love seeing your beautiful work, you are so talented. Crafty hugs xxx

Eva Olmo said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. I hope you recover soon because I love to see your creations.

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, never heard of Distress Crayons, although I am not a great colourer. xxxxx

Sammy said...

I so admire they way you look at your situation Brenda. So many people would simply give up and sulk (and thereby only making things worse, I believe), but you always find a way to continue on doing the things you love.
And doing them well! Both of these cards are so very, very pretty, and I LOVE the sentiment tags! x

aussie aNNie said...

Amazing B, love them both and am off to see your little tut on the first card. Hugs.xx {aNNie}

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

hello dear friend
your cards are as always stunning!
have a nice day
hugs

Marianne said...

Your butterfly card is so pretty, Brenda. Love the soft effect you have achieved with the distress crayons. Sorry to hear things have not improved healthwise. Knowing that it comes with the territory doesn't make it easier, but I'm happy you are still able to do (many) of the things you love doing.
Marianne x

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful cards, sorry that you are still in pain. Sending hugs.

Barb said...

Morning Brenda, first can I say I'm very sorry to hear that you are still finding things difficult since your last relapse. I do hope that things do improve for you.

Both cards are very beautiful. I love the background on the first and the butterflies are gorgeous. Loving the beautiful inkyness on the second and the embellishments are wonderful. I really like your idea of cutting up the sentiment to use as tags. Hugs, Barbxx

~@ngie~ said...

both cards are absolutely gorgeous :) I do hope you're not in too much pain though :( xXx
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Astrid Maclean said...

Totally stunning cards, both of them! The design of the second one is so clever!!

Pollard Carole said...

Stunning designs this morning they are both just gorgeous Your cards always inspire me you are so talented. take care and enjoy the week Love and hugs Carole x

Karin van eijk said...

fabulous backgrounds Brenda and very beautiful cards

gr karin

cheryl said...

oh brenda sweetie what stunning cards,you always create such classics,my favourite as you may guess is the butterfly one,I totally love it fantastic,work take care sweetie love massive hugs Cherylxxxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful work as always Brenda! hugs :)

Carole said...

Two absolutely STUNNING cards Brenda......love the butterflies and the gorgeous colours on your second card. Nothing can ever take away your wonderful talent and the inspiration you pass on......no matter how long it takes to make you always seem to produce a masterpiece!!

Shirley Chillman said...

You are a real trouper Brenda and as you say as long as you can craft that is all that matters.

Two fabulous makes, your creativity knows no bounds and the colours are amazing. Off to see all the info on the first make.

Take care sweets.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh not good to read this so hope you do improve. You make such beautiful cards especially love the Autumn shades of that bottom card. Never though to cut the sentiment that way, looks fab and an idea I shall be trying x

Gerrina said...

Love both cards! The elegance and peacefull one for CB and the PB where I really like the colours and background, but the thing that really attracks me is the way you used for the sentiment on the second card! So original and fun!
Sorry to read that youre left side isn't back to where it was before the relapse, but oh so glad that you can still craft! Wouldn't know where you had to put all your ideas then; your head would overflow so quickly :) And I enjoy seeing all your makes! So inspiring! Hugs, Gerrina

Stamping Bubbles said...

Gorgeous cards today Brenda. You always manage to produce such beautiful cards despite your difficulties. I do hope the pain eases soon.
Take care
Lesley

Viv's Visuals said...

As fab as always B! Hope things improve a little very soon. Was torture Monday - lots of anxiety and not very productive on the field!! x

scrAPpamondo said...

Vorrei darti davvero un grande abbraccio Brenda!! Tu sei così forte e dolce! Mi dispiace molto che il dolore non sta passando e che il tuo braccio è un pochino peggiorato. Ma puoi creare e questo -come dici tu- è rincuorante! Puoi fare lo stesso le cose che ami!
E nonostante le difficoltà e tutti i problemi dovuti alla malattia, sei SUPER TALENTUOSA!!! Ogni tuo progetto è un pezzo d'arte meraviglioso, anche questi ultimi due!! Ho letto i dettagli sui relativi blog, e ti ringrazio per le spiegazionisu come ottieni i tuoi effetti speciali!!
BIG HUGS

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

both stunning , but the beautiful Autumnal one does it for me , I love the colours and changes of this season . Hope your doing ok , jane x

Mrs.B said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda, love how you've cut apart the sentiment, it looks like sun rays on the Autumnal card.
Off to read about the instructions for the second card.
Avril xx

Robin said...

These are so beautiful...as they always are! I am so sorry to hear that you are not fully coming back. I have a friend here in the US with MS too and it saddens me to see what she is going through so I imagine it is much the same for you. I pray it gets better for you both. I am amazed that even with all your struggles you are able to create so many stunning cards and projects. I have never used distress crayons but I truly love what you have done with them! Lots of hugs, Robin

Fliss said...

Absolutely beautiful cards Brenda and I'm very sorry to hear things are not great healthwise. I hope that there is some improvement for you soon.
Fliss xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Brenda, I love the gorgeous colours on the second.

Sue xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Saddened to hear you are not quite well and admire you so much for your brave attitude.Love your cards...the butterfly one is amazing to look at .You are such an inspiration Brenda
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Team Clark said...

Love both of these beautiful designs Brenda! So so pretty! Hugs, Autumn

Craftyfield said...

Two very pretty cards Brenda! I'm sorry to hear you're haven't recuperated, I still hope it will get better, xx.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two superb cards Brenda. I love the butterflies in the first one and the rich, warm Autumnal colours on the second. I really like the way that you've cut out and fanned the sentiment, it looks fabulous and the flowers just finish it off perfectly. Sorry to hear that you're still having a struggle with your health so sending you a hug and lots of positive vibes. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I hope you find things improve for you soon.
Lorraine

Kathleen said...

Well, goodness knows what you would create if you were fit and well, two stunning cards especially the second one, certainly one to drool over. Magnificent.

Kath x

Debbie said...

I'm sorry to hear your health is still causing you so much trouble dearie. You are so strong and positive.. inspiring too. Thinking of you Hun. Your two cards are so beautiful. You are so talented. I love to see what you've made. Take care. Hugs xxx

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Debbie say it all!! Thank you for your inspiration and your positive thinking, you give me hope and will for not letting it all go, Thank you for seeing your amazing art I realy love comming to your blog!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Dora said...

Two beautiful cards have you made. Nice to read that you can still do crafting. With your problems of your health.

Linby said...

Sorry to read you are still not too good - lets hope it improves. I can see it hasn't stopped you having some inky fun and producing yet more fantastic art work. Lynn x

Greta said...

Wow, wow, wow! I loved the first card--pink & gray is a favorite & the background is perfect for those gorgeous butterflies! But then I got to the second card & my jaw hit the floor! Brilliant sentiment treatment--I really do have to get that stamp which I've always admired but never purchased! The background is totally amazing, Brenda! I'm so glad you're able to keep crafting & if I ever find that blog writing genie I'll share her with you--haha!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!! Love them both!! Sorry to hear about your troubles! hope you stay strong and positive!! Take care!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

crafty-stamper said...

stunning cards beautiful butterflies and fabulous background-another fabulous background and love how you cut the sentiment into four-very effective-sorry to hear you are still suffering and hope your pain eases soon-thank you for all the lovely coments you make on my blog too
Carol x

Di said...

Wowser Brenda! First of all I do so wish for better days for you - I know you have a great attitude though and that's always such a help. 'When the going gets tough, the tough get going' as they say.

Love your cards, that was what the wowser was for! The first one is so beautiful and the snippets one leapt out at me - I know you love that PB sentiment, I do too, and I would never have thought to chop it up as you have. Clever idea! Wonderful colours and flowers as well - in short, flippin' gorgeous!

Hugs

Di xx

Sylviahobbycards said...

2 Gorgeous cards, Brenda.Beautiful butterflies and beautiful Autumn colours.

Gr,Sylvia.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful designs Brenda, it's amazing what you can do. I also hope for improved health for you and admire you positive attitude. Take good care, Shirleyxx

Ellibelle said...

These are both beautiful Brenda, love the watercolor background you achieved with the distress markers on the first card, and what a great way to use that pretty PB sentiment!

Ellibelle said...

Sorry I meant to say distress crayons, realized I wrote markers just as I clicked "publish".

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wowwwww, very beautiful Brenda! I love both cards.
Hugs Carola

linda said...

these are gorgeous and so creative brenda! lovely pics too of the graduation and your pink card for your granddaughter is just so soft and lovely; i bet she loved it.

ALI said...

Beautiful cards!