Saturday, 22 April 2017

I spy with my little eye............



Morning Peeps, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week it my turn to host the theme and I have come up with 'I spy with my little eye something beginning with B'..........how many of us played this in the car when we were children or with our own children to keep them occupied ? 

Lots of choices here, Butterflies, Bees, Bears, Buttons, Blossom, Brushos........the choice is endless and I am sure you will come up with lots of ideas. There are two super prizes this week and of course they both begin  with 'B'.

And my first card above is 'B' for Beautiful which I think is fitting for the lovely lady in her ball gown. She is from the Tattered Lace Rare Earth 'Strike a Pose' stamp collection and another of the samples I made for a recent Create and Craft TV show. I tended to keep all my samples simple as the image say's it all, so she was coloured with Spectrum pencils, matted and layered onto coordinating cardstock and then some ribbon and flowers added.


And here we have 'B' for Brusho's, Butterflies and Birds. The background is Brushos, then some stencilling using black DI's, two Butterflies which are TL dies and coloured with the same Brusho's and a sentiment which is also TL from the rare Earth Scribbles collection which were released on C&C TV back in February.

Please do pop over to the challenge blog to see what my teamies have come up with and lot's of different 'B's to inspire you.

41 comments:

Mervi said...

Both so lovely cards, first so pretty and girly and the second one very artsy, my favourite!
Happy weekend;-))m

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Your first card is so elegant Brenda and I love the delicate pastel pink of her dress which co-ordinates perfectly with the flowers and purple border. Your second card is full of inky loveliness. I really like how you've created that dreamy background which is the perfect backdrop for your lovely butterflies, superb sentiment too. Wishing you a happy weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra x x

Babs Watson said...

Morning Brenda, what a elegant card, your image is just beautiful , lovely colour and your flowers are so pretty, I just love your second card, and what you have created with your beautiful stencil which is just beautiful..
Hope you have a lovely weekend
Hugs Babs x

Glennis said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, and a great challenge too.

Pollard Carole said...

Oh these are just so pretty that beautiful Tattered Lace stamp is gorgoeus. I just love it your design is very special. The second one is fab as well I love all the great textures and the very lovely sentiment. Stunning designs. Have a lovely weekend Love and hugs Carole x

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous Brenda, xxx

Marianne said...

Lovely makes, Brenda. The soft colouring on the first card is so fitting for the pretty gown, and I love how you created the background for your beautiful butterflies, with the faded out houses.
Have a good weekend! The temperature over here dropped to 14 today, just perfect for staying inside and finishing a large translation job this weekend.
Marianne x

Natalia Smith said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the background on butterfly card and beautiful sentiments x

Valerija said...

Lovely and sweet cards. Love them both.
Valerija xx

Craftyfield said...

I can only say... Bravo Brenda! (couldn't resist) Both are lovely cards, xx.

Robin said...

Beautifully breathtaking! The lovely lady is such a wonderful stamp and you know I just love butterflies and Brushos! I have a lot of fun playing with that stuff. Fabulous creations Brenda! Hugs, Robin

cuilliesocks said...

Wow! I love the cards Brenda, your first one is so elegant and with that beautiful image, it's beautifully designed.
Number two is gorgeous, wonderful colours and design, superb stamping, Kate x

Sarah said...

These are beautiful Brenda. The first really is elegant and the sweet floral arrangement is perfect. Fantastic colours on the second day and a great message too xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

the first card is elegant and gorgeous Brenda the second very beautiful with a great background

Gr Karin

scrAPpamondo said...

A very elegant card, so sweet and feminine, Brenda! Love the beautiful girl on it and the delicate feel! But my favourite is the second card, such amazing scene you have created with brushos and a few elements!! Fabulous colours and love the two cuts on the paper!
Have a lovely weekend!

Craftychris said...

Both of these are awesome! xxx

Ellibelle said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, and what a fun theme you chose!

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, great images and colours, have you noticed I am a bit of a colour freak, pity I can't make it work on my own cards.
I love the way you have done the Butterflies, on the second card and think this is one of the best challenges ever.

Kath x

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love the elegant lady and such a beautiful shade for her dress. Aalways love to see butterflies and this is no exception, gorgeous card.
Avril xx

Merry said...

Oh Beautiful cards Brenda. The lady image is terrific and I love the colours you used with her. Of course the brusho looks terrific.

Greta said...

2 beauties, Brenda! I especially love the first card--gorgeous image, coloring, embellishments!

crafty-stamper said...

Two gorgeous cards love the beautiful image on the 1st and fabulous Brusho and stecilling on the 2nd
Carol x

Viv's Visuals said...

Nailed it again my friend. Two wonderful creations! (hoping for 3 nailed on today too!)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful card Brenda, the first is so pretty and I love the colours in the second and the stenciled background.

Sue xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda ! Sorry I haven't been around, life is undergoing upheaval at the present, but all will be OK. Life will calm down again this Fall :) I hope you are doing well, Take care, Shirleyxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love your beautiful belle, dear B. (and of course you had to chose the letter B, for Brenda begins with B 😉 ... a grand challenge idea, so versatile, which is what a good challenge should be!!) also love your brushos butterflies too, brilliant creations ..
.... and thank you for your encouragement too, dear B, you are such a blessing to me.

Hope Eliot loved the waves... they're still rolling and tell him to come and check them out... downunder .. they had the groms competition at our home beach last week. Grommet or groms are new learner surfers of under 12 I think. They've skill and capabilities which are eye popping. No fear and such balance and skill!
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Fiki said...

both cards are so pretty!
have a nice day
hugs

Pat said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love the shadowy background of the second and the beautiful colours.

Pat xx

Urban Mermaid said...

Beautiful cards! Which stencil did you use for that Paris skyline? It's super effective.

ALI said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, the lady is so elegant and love the colours of the brushos on the second.

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda! Lovely soft colors, and happy sentiments. Hugs, de

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning cards both of them Brenda, - that lasy on the first one is breath taking and so beautifully coloured. Adore te colours on the second card too!
Have a great week!!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Oh those are such beautiful cards! The first one sure caught my eye!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful! I am in awe of the coloring of your beautiful lady! Perfect skin tones!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful post B, I am loving the gorgeous lady...xx
Thanks for taking time to comment while I was away on my scheduled posts. Greatly appreciated.
[aNNie]

Linby said...

Beautiful lady - very elegant. Love your montage - so colourful.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful mix of projects here since I visited last Brenda, always a treat to come over and look at what you've been busy creating.
Lorraine

susiestacey said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love the elegant lady she certainly is beautiful and love the soft colour you have used too. x Susan x

KandA said...

Both beautiful cards, the first is so pretty and the colours on the second are gorgeous and I love the sentiment xx

Mrs A. said...

Loving both of these cards. The first as I love that elegant image(more spent pennies
I fear) and the second as it has butterflies. Hugs Mrs A.

Jannet said...

They are both beautiful ! The lady, flowers and ribbon are just lovely I love your colouring and her dress is in my favourite colour : )

 
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