Sunday, 1 January 2017

Coffee and Cream Roses


Happy New Year !!

It's time for our first challenges of 2017 at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes 'Coffee and Cream' and 'Anything Goes'. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both.

My Coffee and Cream share is another recent Chocolate Baroque make, this time using CB Harlequin Rose stamp and Rose Stem Script in the background. I stamped both the focal element and the base layer with versafine and heat embossed with detail clear. I then inked with DI's and buffed up with a soft cloth. Some ribbon and pearls and finito.............looking at it in the photo the scrip looks a bit lop sided but you will have to believe me it looked fine in the flesh.

And a heads up that Chocolate Baroque will be having their very first Hochanda shows this Wednesday 4th January at 11pm and 5pm. I am going to pop over to see Parsnip and Miss Di at the Playground with this one, start the year as I intend to go on and fingers crossed no detentions.


My Penny Black share uses PB Passionate and Special Wishes for the sentiment. I started by sponging DI through a stencil to create a subtle background and then inked the flower with distress pens, spritzed with water and stamped, added the sentiment and matted and layered onto dark blue cardstock.

I do hope you will join our challenges this month.

70 comments:

Helen said...

Happy New Year, Brenda. Gorgeous cards, especially the second one. Great 3 points yesterday.

Patry Ro said...

Beautiful cards. Have a Happy New Year Dear Brenda!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda ..happy new year to you and yours

Anne

Craftyfield said...

Your Coffee and Cream card is so subtle and elegant! Love the Penny Black too, the watercolour style flowers are just beautiful!
Happy New Year Brenda, I hope it will be a good one for you and your family!

Wendy L said...

Beautiful Brenda, loving the first one, xxx

Mervi said...

Two fabulous cards, lovely stamps and bow on the first and so delicate card the second one.
Happy creative and healthy New Year;-))m

Shirley Chillman said...

Beautiful Brenda and I see that Chocolate Baroque are at Hochanda this week. Wahoo have already put it on my record planner can't wait.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Happy New Year Brenda I hope it is a good one.
These are two beautiful cards, I especially like the rose stamp you have used on the first card.
Take care
Lesley

scrappymo! said...

Two gorgeous cards, as always, Brenda. The first is so beautiful with the subtle shades of the coffee and cream.
The second is so pretty. A very pretty image and coloured so beautifully!

Merry said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, the second card is so pretty.

Babs Watson said...

happy New Year Brenda, Two stunning cards to start of the new year, lovely backgrounds beautiful stamps they really are, and the colours are so lovely..

Hugs Babs x

Marianne said...

Happy New Year Brenda. Hope it's a good one. You definitely got off to a great start creatively with your soft coffee and cream colours and your pretty flower.
Marianne x

coldwaters2 said...

Happy New Year Brenda and what beautiful creations you have here, I totally love them both they are stunning this is pure perfection, the stamps, sentiments and colours are stupendous.
hugs
lorraine x

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely cards, hope you had a lovely Christmas Day and peace to you and yours in 2017. xx{aNNie}

pinky said...

Loving both your beautiful cards Brenda. Wishing you and Eddy a very Happy New Year. Hugs
Pinky

Viv's Visuals said...

Two fab creations B. Happy New Year to you and yours... and I am petitioning for a knighthood for Mr K! x

Barb said...

Two very beautiful cards Brenda. I particularly like the colour combination of the vintage rose card. Sending loving wishes for the year ahead.

Bruce was just passing as I brought your blog up. He said he thinks your header looks great. Barbxx

Joan said...

Two lovely cards Brenda, I love the Rose one, so dreamy and romantic and the PB flower is lovely. Happy New Year

Joan x

ALI said...

Lots of gorgeous inking here Brenda.
Happy New Year!

KandA said...

Happy New Year Brenda, hope 2017 is a healthy and happy one for you.
Two gorgeous cards, both beautiful stamps and I really love the coffee and cream colour combo xx

Karin van eijk said...

such gorgeous cards Brenda.
Gr Karin

crafty-stamper said...

Happy New Year Brenda-two stunning cards love the clear embossing the inking over technique -wondered how you got the effect and fabulous watercolour effect on the 2nd -both gorgeous stamps
Carol x

marlisa said...

Hallo Brenda,
zwei wunderschöne Karten! Happy New Year.
Grüße marlisa

Ellibelle said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, love the blue you used on the Penny Black creation, and what a fun challenge theme for stamping sensations. Maybe I can manage to play along there this time!
Happy New Year!

Fiki said...

Brenda your cards are gorgeous!
love them!
Happy New Year!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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rachel said...

Beautiful makes brenda. Wishing you a very happy new year and health and happiness lovely lady! Big hugs rachel x

Judy Corner said...

Lovely cards! I love the Coffee and Cream colourways. Happy New Year to you too Brenda. And yes happy crafting as well. Judy x

Andreja L. said...

Brenda, I wish you a Happy New Year and a lot beautiful creations :-))
This two card are so amazing and I like colour choice.
Hugs, Andreja

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, your coffee and cream CB card is soooo yummy! It really remember me some milk chocolate. Fabulous rose and bow!
The PB card shows so well the flowers, so pretty in blue!!

Robin said...

Both are so beautiful! I love the colors! Have a Happy New Year!! Hugs, Robin

Sarah said...

Gosh Brenda, these are lovely. The coffee and cream really appeals to me and the texture you achieved on the secknd is wonderful. Wishing you Happy New Year xx

Kathleen said...

Two really beautiful card the coffee and cream card is totally gorgeous and the second card uses a fabulous stamp and love the way the rays appear to come from the image.

Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Happy New Year Brenda, I love both of your cards. I'm loving the coffee and cream colours and also the beautiful Penny Black card.

Sue xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Lovely cards.

Lucy Woods said...

Absolutely stunning! I love every single thing about your coffee & cream card!! Amazing stamping work!
Lucy x

Shylaa Shree said...

Happy new year dear brenda. fabulous cards, the subtle background is awesome

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Amazing work as always. How do you do it? I'm always amazed at your work.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Happy new year. Such beautiful cards today. Hope 2017 is a good one and brings better health for you x

Di said...

Love both these cards Brenda - soft and subtle. Wishing you a healthy and happy 2017 - plus that trip to the Caribbean :)

Hugs

Di xx

SARN said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. I love that coffee & cream one especially.

Thanks for the heads up about Hochanda shows.

Hope you have a happy and healthy 2017 mate . .. and from the looks of Di's comment above, you have a wonderful holiday to look forward to. Will I fit in your suitcase?

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Marlies said...

Happy New Year Brenda. Both your cards are gorgeous, as allways!! Marlies x

susiestacey said...

Two beauties Brenda love the Penny Black flower stamp you have used x Susan x

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, especially love the Penny Black floral stamp. Wishing you a very Happy New Year, may 2017 be very kind to you. Nicola x

MaryH said...

Both are just elegant & beautiful. Especially love the 'spotlight' of this gorgeous rose, and of course the coffee & cream colors are just really regal appearing. The soft sunshine of the stenciling in #2 with the gorgeous blue floral - just so calming to see, as well as beautiful. Hope that 2017 is a happy & healthy 2017, with fewer issues for you. Big hugs & thanks for all your visits and sweet comments. TFS

Sally H said...

Wow, wow, wow, Brenda! Two stunning creations! I love them both!

Linby said...

I love the first one, so subtle and a fab effect. Loving the second one with the inkiness too. Can't wait to see Lesley on Hochanda. L x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Stunning stamped cards, I so love your designs and style Brenda. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and wishing you better health in the coming year.
Lorraine

Aunty Sue said...

2 beautiful cards love the colours and the detail on the flowers. happy new year

Dora said...

Two beautiful cards, Brenda! Awesome stamps.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely beautiful cards Brenda, love the imagery. Tracy x

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda and I have the rose stem script stamp myself but have never used it in the background which works really well and the harlequin rose for the focal image cut with an oval die looks wonderful too, and love the coffee and cream combination. The PB flower stamped using a DI pen looks so pretty and the coverage is perfect, and the soft yellow stencilling in the background enhances it perfectly. I hope you had a good Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year. x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Brenda! A little late, but I still wanted to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Whisper said...

Aaaah what a pair of stunners hun to start 2017 and a Happy New Year to you and your lovely family, Luv Sam x

Team Clark said...

These are so pretty Brenda, happy New Year!

Judith said...

Happy New Year Brenda! your cards are gorgeous so subtle and pretty hugs Judith x

linda said...

two stunning creations brenda! just goes to show how much dimension can be achieved without a lot of layers!

Jan Ltc said...

Stunning cards Brenda xx Jan

Mrs.B said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, beautiful colours on both.
Belated Happy New Year and All My Best Wishes for 2017.
Avril xx

Shirley said...

Both stunning floral cards Brenda. Floral cards are my favourites and a good friend bought me the Passionate stamp in part of a Christmas present. I am hoping I can use it for a CAS card using your card as inspiration.

Shirley

Carol said...

I just checked out your site Brenda. You have some beautiful cards. Hopefully I'll find you better in the future. Love Carol x ps I'm following you now.

Lynne K said...

Two great examples of perfect stamping, Brenda! Love them both.

Happy New Year,

Lynne x

Donna Ellis said...

How gorgeous these are, Miss B! While both floral fantasies really are amazing, I am smitten with your coffee and cream creation. Such softness, peacefulness, gentleness exuded in this combination of layers, and the repeat image/technique. Really gorgeous! Hoping all is going well for you, Brenda. I had an exacerbation on Dec 23, and have not come out of it yet. I'm in what I call "force mode", where I force myself to do a lot of different things. I can't keep my mind on any one thing very much, so I just keep plugging along all day, doing things in tiny increments, and getting much accomplished, even though I feel like I can barely move. Not whining, just sayin' that's where I am - hoping it is not permanent, but then, we never know, right?

loving you,
de

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two more gorgeous cards Brenda. I taped the two Chocolate Baroque shows and managed to watch them both today and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed them. Lesley is the sort of crafter who I could watch all day, and it was lovely to see your first beautiful card being shown at the end of the show. The stamps were lovely and you've definitely worked your magic with the Rose one. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Gerrina said...

Both cards are really stunning! Love the fading colour on the first, but those blue delicate coloured flowers on the second are my favorite today... Hugs, Gerrina

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, the flower image on the second is gorgeous, love it.

Pat xx

Tracy said...

Two very pretty cards, I love the flowers on the second card, really beautiful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous designs, I love the CB Harlequin Roses and don't have that set it's on the wish list. Happy New Year ! Shirleyxx

Greta said...

2 beauties, Brenda! I adore the elegant rose card!

Debbie said...

Oh my, you have blown me away again sweetie. 2 beautiful cards in their own right. The coffee and creams are stunning as is the card below it.wow. Hugs xx

Marjeta said...

The moment I saw your card with rose I was thrilled. Soft colors, embossing and composition are perfect! Just can´t look it enough.
And now about my happy day. Have to tell you that have I got wonderful dies you send me. Already used it on my new card.Thank you very much.

Marjeta