Saturday, 18 March 2017

Baroque hearts and roses and ooooops - running late



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Susan would like to see 'Anything but a card'. This week we have a super set of stamps to be won from John Next Door. 

In this post I also have my mid month shares for Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations..................and, knuckles suitably rapped and apologies to my teamies, some of my fifteen minute Chocolate Baroque shares which I should have blogged yesterday, they are on the DT blog here. So all in all it's a rather picture heavy post. Talking about CB, Lesley will be back on Hochanda on 24th and 24 March with a new One Day Special and believe me when I say it is indeed special with some amazing stamps.

I thoroughly enjoyed making this creation which was for one of the Chocolate Baroque programmes on Hochande back in January which was all about beautiful Rose stamps and I used several here. The frame is one I picked up on the reduced counter at Tesco for £5.00 which I treated to coatings of gesso, gilding wax, gilding polishes and actylic paints, no real plan to what I did, really I was just trying to highlight the lovely detail around the frame.

I stamped all of the images onto Fabriano cardstock and coloured with the same Spectrum pencils to carry the lilacs and greens and then liberally flicked cordinating DI's onto the backgrounds before mounting all into the frame. On the show Lesley suggested it would make a nice wedding gift and I guess it would and might try another in different colourways.


At Stamping Sensations the Design Team are currently taking it in turns to share 'my go to stamp', well there was never going to be any surprises what mine would be and I think most who know me could have predicted this one, it is of course Stampendous P107 Agapanthus Cluster. It was one of the very first stamps I bough many years ago and I even have a second one as back up - just in case it was ever discontinued. The photo below shows just how much the first has been used, but in my defence I did need a second one as I have been known to use it in class.

I probably cheated a bit here as I needed a sentiment to balance the stamping so my all time favourite Penny Black 2695J Dance Sing Love also got an airing. The background is Pan Pastels and these two are one of my favourite colour palettes.


Now onto my Penny Black make and I have used the new tree stamp Stately 40-520 which I inked with distress markers and spritzed with water before stamping onto Fabriano card. I then stamped the Deer and Bunnies and used ink dusters to add the background, finally stamping the birds, grasses and leaves, all of which are from different PB sets.


And now last but by no means least, those Chocolate Baroque shares, I won't go into detail as it's all on the DT blog along with links to the stamps I used.





If you are all still with me and not fallen asleep, then I wish you all a lovely weekend.

55 comments:

  1. Ooops Brenda, I'm back again. I'm so sorry that I got fixated on just one of your cards and there are so many and your beautiful framed piece too, I'm switching between your blogs here. Absolutely stunning cards, each and every one of them, you are such a talented lady! Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  2. Lovely frames placed together B, and gorgeous display of fabulous cards, great stamps too.x ♥[aNNie]

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  3. What a wonderful selection of spring cards. Your frames are gorgeous Brenda and so pretty, beautiful stamps too

    Hugs Babs x

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  4. A lots of beautiful card, I really like them!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

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  5. Ah B. A lovely collection indeed, wonderful variation, and very hard to pick a favourite, amazing amount of work went into these.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  6. Wow, Brenda, the first creation is stunning. What have you that great made. The cards looks like always, so beautiful. Beautiful stamps and colour. Have a great weekend. Enjoy.

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  7. Such beautiful frame!! And you really made it amazing with your treating and the fabulous roses and the backgrunds!!!
    Your card with the Agapanthus Cluster and the fab quote is a delight! Love the colours and the silouettes pop out very well!! And LOVE the wonderful scene of your inspiration for Penny Black!! Your scenery is a dream, I always admire the natural scene you create and would like being able to do something as this...
    All your cards for CB look amazing, you are always so creative!! Thanks for sharing your BIG talent with us, Brenda!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Good morning Brenda
    Wow you have been busy. As always a fantastic collection of cards and your wall hanging is gorgeous too. I love all of the stamps you have used but my favourite has to be the Penny Black sentiment Dance, sing, laugh. Some of the Chocolate Baroque sentiments are lovely too. I will have to keep my eyes open for Lesley's shows.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Crafty hugs
    Lesley

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  9. all projects are stuning!
    have a nice day!
    hugs

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  10. I love them all, I was especially admiring your deer and bunny one at
    Penny Black this morning so lovely and springy!

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  11. Wow Brenda what a selection of beautiful cards particularly love the ones in the frame...

    Anne

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  12. Goodness me! So much awesomeness in this post - all I can say is WOW! xxx

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  13. Hi Brenda, I do so look forward to your inspiration filled posts and this one is a corker!! I absolutely love the makeover on the frame, you have increased its value twentyfold and I love the theme and colour throughout. What a sensible girl to have a back up of your favourite stamp, it certainly has been well used. I have some CB sentiments but little else in my collection so I am off to have a browse!! Hope you are enjoying some better days xx

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  14. WOW - all these wonderful cards are such a feast for the eyes. Chuckling at the state of your original PB agapanthus stamp! Don't blame you for buying another to ensure you ALWAYS have one available.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  15. wow you have bin busy Brenda a fantastic and great project and gorgeous cards.
    Gr Karin

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  16. Absolutely stunning creations, the frame is really stunning work. I don't need to mention how I love the inky ones...lol

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  17. You certainly have been busy, Brenda, resulting in lovely makes. I think the CB bunny is my favourite of the bunch. I just love the soft and pretty Spring design.
    Have a good weekend!
    Marianne x

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  18. So many beautiful creations! I am in love with your top art!! Those frames are so gorgeous and your flowers are just stunning!! I love all the scenes you created and your go too stamps are of course no surprise but you always do an amazing project with them! Hope all is going well. Hugs, Robin

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  19. Wonderful creations. Have a great weekend.

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  20. wow, you have been busy! hope you're having a relaxing weekend now

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  21. You've been busy Brenda! Gorgeous scenes and fabulous floral cards!xx

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  22. yep, I love that stamp too (and the living plant, too!) gorgeous cards.

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  23. WOW Brenda the frame is simply amazing to look at
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  24. All amazing creations Brenda, loving each and every one of these. Wishing you a wonderful weekend as well!

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  25. WOW!! What an amazing selection of projects, I absoluely love the frames with the wonderful rose images from CB, the decoration of the frames and the colours of the images are gorgeous. Your other cards are wonderfully beautiful, you're such a talented lady, Kate x

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  26. Fall asleep, how could anyone fall asleep looking at these stunning creations, some fabulous backgrounds, images and colours.

    Kath x

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  27. Gorgeous cards Brenda, that is definitely one very loved PB stamp!
    Lorraine x

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  28. All your cards are just so fabulous amazing designs and backgrounds as always I especially love your heart frames just wonderful the colours and frames you used are beautiful love and hugs Carole x

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  29. Oh wow hun these are all amazing so beautiful each and everyone of them love cheryl xxx

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  30. Wow! I love all your samples, and especially your old favourite stamps!

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  31. Wow what a treat today, love them all

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  32. Hope your weekend is a good one. Ours was as we visited our son and girlfriend who live four hours away. Love all of your creations but really like the roses.

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  33. Think that this Agapanthus-stamp (in cling-version) was one of the first rubber stamps I bought...and must say that I don't use it often...there are so many beautiful new stamps all the time... But this year I have planned to use my older stamps more (and washi and ready made backgrounds and...you can see the picture...) so this is the one that has to come out of the cubboard sometime this year :)!
    I still love the delicate image; it is so easy to combine with so many techniques and on your card you combined it so beautiful with the PanPastel!
    And the CB-cards look all beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

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  34. Wow Brenda a plethora of loveliness in each and every make, especially the first pic. Love the stamps and the colours used to make the frame and I did see it first time round on Hochanda.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  35. WOWWWWW Brenda this selection of creations are all so beautifully designed, the stamps you use are wonderful so are the colours and designs, this is exceptional work from and exceptional lady
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  36. Fabulous creations,you've been busy. The frame is totally adorable;-))m

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  37. Wow..... dear friend your creations have blown me away again. Stunning, gorgeous makes. Hugs xx

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  38. Afraid I'm running late too Brenda. You've really beeb busy. A fantastic array of beautiful creations. Your rose pictures look amazing. Barbxx

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  39. Stunning selection of cards Brenda but that frame has blown me away. So delicate and pretty. You are amazing!!

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  40. Love your baroque hearts and roses Brenda such subtle colours ,Beautiful designs . Thank you for sharing them Jeni

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  41. WOW WOW WOW what great creations. Wonderful dear Brenda.
    Greetings Carola

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  42. You pack a years' worth of creative inspiration in one post, Brenda! I'm breathless from all you've done here and love each one! How could anyone possibly fall asleep?!!!!! Hugs, Darnell

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  43. Wonderful array of projects, Brenda! I especially love the framed pieces--gorgeous colors & perfectly stamped!

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  44. A beautiful collection of spring cards Brenda. I love the framed picture with the lovely Rose stamps. Flowers are on tend at the moment and you managed to use your cheap frame to make a work of art.

    Shirley

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  45. Well you certainly have been busy Brenda and what a fabulous frame and wonderful collection of cards. Love the winter/spring verse and that is definitely the best thing about winter xx

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  46. A fabulous collection here Brenda, I love the framed images at the top and all the cards that come after it too.

    Sue xx

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  47. Stunning frame Brenda, looks so beautiful with the rose stamps and such a beautiful collection of cards, you have been busy.
    Avril xx

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  48. Fabulous collection Brenda,love the fames and all the stamps-great tree stamp
    Carol x

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  49. Sigh - what a fabulously beautiful and eclectic assortment of projects, Brenda - each one so beautiful in its own right, using your wide array of techniques and styles. LOVING that multi-frame at the beginning. I've never seen anything like it and think it is GORGEOUS on its own, but far GORGEOUSER with your pretty themed roses in it. Such beauty! wishing you a lovely week, Brenda! hugs, de

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  50. A gorgeous selection of makes here. I love the PB nature card - not sure I know the sets the animals come from?, or could be just age LOL! That lovely daffodil is also one of my favs from this selection.

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  51. Hi Brenda,
    This is a really pretty frame, a gorgeous creation. ove the rose stamps. gorgeous collection of cards too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  52. WOW Brenda you have been so busy in the craft room with all these beautiful makes. The frame looks stunning and what a bargain. Love the scene card with the little bunnies and deer. x Susan x

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  53. Wunderschöne Werke...bezaubernde Schöpfungen und Ideen.
    Die Szenen traumhaft und farblich so stimmig. BRAVO !
    Liebe Grüße Sophie x

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  54. Beautiful cards Brenda!! Love the backgrounds you have created!! The colors are lovely!

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