Thursday, 15 December 2016

Early Spring



Morning Peeps, a quick post with a couple of Chocolate Baroque shares following our twice monthly posts over at the DT blog where we aim to show ways to make fifteen minutes cards using the fabulous CB stamps.

One of my most recent CB stamp sets is the beautiful Springtime Edges and as I love that time of year decided to ink some of the stamps up and share an early hint of Spring with you.

For the card at the top I used the reverse side of a piece of Centura Pearl, added a mask for the sun and Pan Pastels to create a soft background. Next I stamped one of the Snowdrop images using black archival ink, added glitter to the flowers and a sentiment from CB Words of Inspiration.


For my second card I used the silhouette Snowdrop image from the same stamp set and stamped onto a background coloured with distress inks. The sentiment is from CB Glorious Spring stamp set. 

Both of these cards were really quick and easy to make and well inside fifteen minutes proving you don't need to spend ages on a card and can come up with something really pretty when you are in a rush.

Thanks for popping in today.

41 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous as always B, love that stamp used.xx{aNNie}

Anke said...

Wonderful cards, so lovely.

Hugs
Anke

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Beautiful cards my dear, the first is amazing and love the sentiment, we all should go by it :)
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda and two very different looks.

Sue xx

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards Brenda love the silhouette stamp but the first id definitely my favourite very Spring looking
Carol x

Gaby Dierx said...

Beautiful cards and colouring!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Babs Watson said...

Morning Brenda , My favourite flowers ever are Snowdrops, beautiful stamps & cards , love the sentiment and background.

Hugs Babs x

Hugs Babs x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two beautiful CAS cards Brenda, this stamp is gorgeous. My New Year resolution is to get quicker at making and deciding on a card design, my procrastination is my downfall.
Lorraine

Carole said...

How I love Spring and the little snowdrops that brave the snow! Your cards are both lovely and a nice reminder of what we have to come!

Karin van eijk said...

o I love the card on top it's gorgeous and the second one is beautiful Brenda
Gr Karin

Shirley Chillman said...

Both are gorgeous Brendaespecially the silhouette card.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely cards. Hope you are doing well. Skipper is back home and doing well. So glad to have her home again.

scrAPpamondo said...

Love so much seeing spring cards, it's my favourite season, with autumn. I'm always amazed by your pan pastel backgrounds, too, and this isn't an exception! Fabulous little snowdrops!! The silouette on the inking in the second one pops out very well! Two lovely cards, fast to make but very impressive.
Hope that you are feeling well!
Hugs

ALI said...

Lovely inky cards.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda, beautifully designed with those lovely stamps and colours, love them Kate x

Sarah said...

These are lovely Brenda. It's actually feeling like spring here in Dorset, it's just not right!! xx

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love the snowdrop stamp - so pretty
Lorraie xg

rachel said...

these are two stunners Brenda - really lovely! Hugs rachel x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous image and two wonderful cards.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Two stunning cards here Brenda. Roll on spring. I'm fed up with these dark evenings. Hugs Mrs A.

Darnell said...

How refreshing to see springtime cards as lovely as these in the midst of all the Christmas card makes! Wishing you happy holidays!! Hugs, Darnell

Donna Ellis said...

I always enjoy seeing the same stamp used in different ways, and this one is fantastic! Really gorgeous cards, Brenda! Hugs, de

Fiki said...

gorgeous card!
hugs

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Oh such lovely cards! The second one is amazing! Stands out so well!

Judy Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. Judy x

KandA said...

Both gorgeous cards Brenda and I love your new CB stmps. I do wish spring was already here xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well done on quick and easy, B. Needful at times, no doubt you're all anxious for springtime again.
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

You know B. Blogger is definitely a law unto himself. I've just followed you... again!!! As it was showing that I wasn't a follower. Bizarre indeed 😑 when have been for years. As I recall the same thing happened to you on my blog a while back...😉
Shaz.x

Berina RGA said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda!! Wow you made them within 15 mins? That's awesome!

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
beide Karten gefallen mir sehr gut,du zeigst uns wie man mit unterschiedlicher Farbe bei gleichem Motiv ganz unterschiedlicher Werke gestalten kann.Hab ein schönen 4. Advent,
glg ulrike

Craftyfield said...

Both versions are lovely Brenda! But I have a favourite... I'm a sucker for a scene and your first one is perfect! xx

Chantal said...

Great cards, love the colours.
Hugs, Chantal S

Mrs.B said...

Lovely cards Brenda, love the snowdrop image - look stunning as a silhouette.
Avril xx

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow Brenda, two beautiful cards. SUPER!
Have a nice weekend. Hugs Carola

Robin said...

Sorry I missed this. I'm doing catch up today. These are soooo very pretty! I love the silhouette! Then flowers are lovely and you know I love the scenes you create! I am ready for spring but not summer so I guess I have to brave the winter. We just had our first big snow but it will be gone soon. If it weren't for the subzero temps I would be fine. I hope you are doing well with the weather change as I know it can be a tough time of year when you suffer with pain. My prayers are with you always. Hugs, Robin

Greta said...

What beautiful stamps & I love how you've used them, Brenda!

Karen P said...

After seeing these two and the one below I'm not sure what I'm craving most right now Brenda - the light bright days of spring or the lovely hot days of late summer, they're stunning xx

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both lovely.

Gerrina said...

Whem those start to bloom, I am feeling a bit better; for me they say that spring is comming... Both look great! Hugs, Gerrina

KT Fit Kitty said...

It's easy when you are as creative and talented as you are, Brenda, but I don't think I could come up with anything as fabulous in the 15-min time frame! Beautiful cards, my friend!

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous! Snowdrops are my favourite bulb. I love how you can count on them to poke their heads through for some delicious blooms at the edge of winter!