Saturday, 14 January 2017

Wings on things



Good morning Peeps, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Tracy Mouse would like us to see 'Wings on things'. Our sponsor is Tattered Lace.

My apologies for both a short post and being totally missing from both my craft room and blogland visits this past week but I'm not too well at the moment and may be missing for a bit. Luckily I usually work a few weeks in advance with DT projects so have cards prepared and scheduled to keep things ticking over.

For the one above I created a background with Pan Pastels, all of the stamps are Lavinia, stamped with archival black and especially for Tracy I added a little mouse climbing the grasses in the foreground along with some glitter here and there.


And a second card using Tattered Lace Blissful Branches which leaves the shape within the card allowing you to add colour beneath which is what I did here with Distress Crayons.

My teamies have come up with some super inspiration so I do hope you will pop over to the challenge blog to check out their creations.

52 comments:

gwen70 said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, adore the fairy, sorry you aren't feeling so well

Babs Watson said...

Love the mystical charm to your card Brenda , love the colours and how they fade into one another, beautiful stamping as always, and a cute little mouse. Your second card is so pretty love the little birds and that pretty lace. Hope you start to feel better soon your missed so much in blog land..

Hugs Babs x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards B, thinking of you.xx{aNNie}

Karin van eijk said...

wow Brenda these are very beautiful cards and great use of colours.
Gr Karin

Stamps and Paper said...

Two gorgeous creations Brenda love the magical look of your first card and love how you've used the negative die on your sweet bird card

Anne

Merry said...

Beautiful work Brenda, love the colours of the first card and wonderful fairy. The second card is real pretty. Thinking of you and hope you feel much better sooner rather than later.

ALI said...

Brenda these are stunning, how I wished I lived closer, I would invite myself to play and learn....lol

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two gorgeous cards here Brenda, I especially love the Lavinia one. Sorry to hear that you are under the weather, I hope that you will soon be back to your normal self.

Sue xx

scrAPpamondo said...

So sorry to hear that you feel not too well, Brenda!! I wish you to feel well quick!!
Both your cards are delightful, and I LOVE, love, love expecially the first one with the fairy!! Pinned https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524486457272/
This Lavinia stamp is already in my wishlist, and your card is really magical with these striking colours and the amazing scene!!
Hugs, have a nice weekend!

Donna Ellis said...

Happiness is mixing the magical-ness of fantasy with the magical-ness of nature - so beautiful are both of your cards, that I cannot decide which I best like. Brenda, they are lovely. The birds are quite busy here. The robins have arrived from their winter grounds and are enjoying the assortment of seeds and insects, not to mention the bird feeders! Apparently, I have lapsed into a "double" exacerbation. has that ever happened to you? Where you are "waiting out" the lapse of one event, and it just keeps on lingering without any improvement at all, and then suddenly ANOTHER relapse? That only happened one other time to me, about 20 years ago, but now, it has happened again. So I'm trying to go with the flow, and just take things as I can, with the gratitude that I'm still able to walk this time. Hoping you are finding some relief, my sweet, English friend!

I enjoyed a lovely time this morning browsing your fur family, checking out your craft room, and reading your bio. Such a special lady you are!

Hoping you enjoy a great week-end! hugs, de!

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous B! (Have a bad feeling about tomorrow........!)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Oh Brenda I do hope you feel better soon, sending hugs and get well wishes.
Two lovely cards as always, no matter how unwell you feel your creativity and talent always shines through.
Take care,
Lorraine

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Brenda sorry to hear that you are not so well just now,I do hope that you will feel much better soon.
I love your cards the fairy one is gorgeous with that wonderful sky, fabulous colours, and the little birds are so pretty, you take care of yourself, Kate x

KandA said...

Both wonderful cards Brenda but I especially love the magic of the first.
Sorry to hear you're not well and I'm sending lots of best wishes for a very speedy recovery. Take care xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful designs, love them both. I hope you are doing well. Take care, Shirleyxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, I didn't read the details of your blog until I published my comment. As I hit the send button, I thought that I hadn't 'seen' you much. (I sometimes rush with blogging due to time constraints) I'm so sorry that I didn't read your post properly and more sorry that you are struggling. Wishing you strength and healing. Take good care, Hugs xx

Robin said...

Both are such beautiful scenes! I love the pastels you used and these stamps are all so gorgeous! I'm so sorry you are not doing well again. My prayers are always with you. Hugs, Robin

Stamping Bubbles said...

Two beautiful cards today Brenda, the fairy one is my favourite. I am sorry to hear that you are under the weather, I do hope you feel better soon.
Take care
Lesley

Helen said...

hope you feel better soon. that first card is just magical!

Fiki said...

your cards are gorgeous! love them!
have a nice day
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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Margreet said...

Love your Lavinia creation...great work...love the addition of the mouse.
xxx Margreet

Kath said...

Beautiful cards, especially the fairy card - love the Lavinia stamps.
Kath x

Glennis said...

Oh dear Brenda, I hope you will take it easy and recover soon. Sending hugs fron 'downunder'

Jane said...

Hi Brenda, 2 gorgeous cards but as you well know I do love Lavinia fairies a lot! The little white accents really add some magic. I'm so sorry to read that you are unwell again. Sending you get well wishes and you will be in my thoughts lovely lady. Take care, hugs xx

Crafting Queen said...

Great projects. I am really sorry you are not doing very well. Hope things better soon. Hugs Anesha

Greta said...

I love how you use Pan Pastels, Brenda! One of my goals this year is to actually use mine!

Pollard Carole said...

Two beautiful cards with such fabulous designs love the colours on the first one and that pretty lace on the second Sorry you are not tip top hope you feel a little better real soon Sending you Love and hugs Carole x

Tracy said...

Two fabulous creations, Aww I love the little mouse you put on in my honour, so cute.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sara Barker said...

Both cards are beautiful! I love both of the backgrounds and am amazed at the coloring you achieved with the Distress Crayons! Sending healing hugs to you!

Kathleen said...

Your backgrounds are always second to none and this is no exception, really gorgeous card and a really lovely die on your second card.
So sorry to hear that you have not been well, hope you are better very soon.

Kath xx

Lorraine said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love the top one - I believe!
Lorraine x

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards love the silhouette images and the distress crayons under the die-cut on the second--hope you feel better soon Brenda x

Maxine D said...

Gorgeous work Brenda - both cards are fabulous!
Blessings
Maxine

Craftyfield said...

2 brilliant cards Brenda! I love the Tattered Lace die and how you used it in a CAS style.
I am so sorry to hear you're not well, I hope you get better quickly. xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Brenda I am so sorry to hear that you are unwell I am sending you lots of cyber hugs. Brenda I do believe in Magic and that is exactly what your beautiful fairy card is, the stamps you have used are awesome I love both cards.
hugs
lorraine x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

2 beautiful cards Brenda . jane x

Eva Olmo said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!

Judith said...

So sorry you're not feeling well Brenda - I hope things get better for you soon, it seems however you are feeling you always produce some amazing work and these two cards are no exception, I really don't know how you do it! sending healing hugs Judith xx

Barb said...

Two really beautiful cards Brenda. The fairy card looks magical and I really like the pretty lace on the second. Barbxx

Gerrina said...

Both cards look so good, but the fairiescard is my favorite this time; great PP-background and beautful scene! Get better quick! Hope it is "just" a cold... Stay warm, hugs, Gerrina

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, I love the colours on the first one and the gorgeous scene. Hope you are soon feeling better.

Pat xx

Helene E said...

Wonderful projects. Hope you take care, get a good rest and feel better soon.

Mervi said...

Stunning card, so beautiful;-))m

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Amazing as allways, love the frst one, you are amazing with backgrounds!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Karen P said...

I saw these over at Allsorts Brenda and had to come take a closer look - they are both stunning! Love the Lavinia stamps, the colours, and the way you use the Pans is amazing, and that die cut is stunning too! Beautiful work to inspire us all, I hope you are doing well huni xx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!! I love beautiful scene you have created! The birds on the second card are lovely!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love the blending of colours on the first and those sweet birds on the second. Lovely. Tracy x

Linby said...

I just adore those colours on the first card - magical.

Craftnut said...

Great make for this weeks theme Annie Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, hope you are feeling a bit better. Take it easy and rest up x Susan x

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Hi Brenda, both cards are beautiful. I especially love the first card... so great colours and stamps.
Hugs Carola