Saturday, 4 November 2017

A dream is a wish your heart makes



Morning Peeps, it's Saturday so that means it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Wendy would like us to use 'Blue and Brown' on our creations. Our sponsor is DigiStamp Boutique.

My thanks for all you warm wishes over the last week, I am feeling much better than I did and had a very positive meeting with my new consultant. I do need surgery on the mal formed kidney but she does not believe it is quite as acute as the previous guy said and is hopeful the procedure need not be as invasive as he suggested. I am so pleased I stuck my neck out for the second opinion and didn't agree to the immediate surgery he wanted to do so currently waiting for the date to come through.

It's a colour palette I really love working with so two cards from me. The one at the top uses one of the images from.....there are four in the set.......Sketchy Flowers from this weeks sponsor Digistamp Boutique. I printed onto some brown DP using the image twice and re-sizing one slightly smaller, then stamped in-between (little sister of Stampendous Agapanthus Cluster P107) and added colour with sparkle pens. The sentiment is Penny Black stamped in versafine blue. Some stenciling in the background, ribbon and pearls to finish.

The current Butterfly Challenge is quite a taxing theme of something to represent the Zodiac and/or the colour Buttermilk along with the inclusion of a Butterfly. But not being one to be thwarted I've had my thinking cap on and came up with this, the lady represents Virgo, some buttermilk'ish colours and of course a Butterfly in her hair.


The background is Distress Oxides, then after stamping with versafine black I bleached out some of the background and used pencils to add new colour to the image which is the lovely Summer Fayre from Chocolate Baroque.


This one was a sample for a TL Create and Craft TV show a while back, a background created with distress inks and some honeycomb stenciling, a TL sentiment onto an oval die and the bottom border another die, coloured with same inks and the edges embossed with detail copper embossing powder. Finally a rather indulgent OTT spray of flowers. It was actually quite a quick make as unusually for me there is no stamping.

I do hope you will join in the fun this week and also pop over to the awesome inspiration from my teamies.

32 comments:

Leanne Harris said...

Lovely cards today Brenda, I do particularly like the blue and brown - not two colours that you would automatically put together but they give such a shabby chic effect to anything. Lots of love xxxx

Mervi said...

Fabulous cards, my fave is the last one with plenty of flowers;-))m

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh Brenda, I'm so happy for you!! It's a great notice that your neck isn't too much ill and that the surgery will be not too much invasive! Hooray! :)
Your blue and brown cards is wonderful and LOVE that Virgo card for Butterfly Challenge! The last one a delight, you made a fab work also without stamping!!
Have a lovely weekend, my friend!

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely cards and I too love the colour combinations ...Your tag image is beautiful Brenda and pleased to hear you are feeling better

Anne

Helene E said...

Gorgeous projects! Bottom one isn't your usual style but I love it!

Joan said...

Three fab cards Brenda, I do love blue and brown combo, very clever take on the butterfly challenge and it's a lovely card. My favourite is the top one, got to love an agapanthus stamp !

Joan

Donna Ellis said...

Oh my, Brenda! Beautiful cards, but it is your 3rd creation that has captured my heart! Those colors together, and the planned coloring in the lace, the honeycombed background - all melt my heart! Such loveliness you have created. Wishing you a great week-end! hugs, de

Crafting Queen said...

two great cards. Wonderful news about your kidney. Glad you had a second opinion. Have a great week. x

Linby said...

Love these colours together and you've made three fab cards as always. I really do like the last one - very striking.

Fikreta said...

Your cards are gorgeous.
Im vety glad you are better and you asked srcond opinion .
Lots of hugs

ALI said...

Brenda these are gorgeous, don't know how you do it.................

Judy Corner said...

Well this is a positive read. That can only be good. And oh Wow your cards are lovely Brenda! Judy x

Sarah said...

I am so pleased that your new Consultant has given some positive alternatives Brenda...fingers crossed for you. I love this colour combo and you have made a fabulous job of your cards. We had torrential rain all night and up until midday, since then the temperature has been dropping and we are expecting a frost tonight....brrrrrr!! xx

Lorraine said...

Stunning cards Brenda, love what you made with the DSB stamp, so pretty
So glad to her that your appointment was a bit more positive
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Great use of the DSB image, fabulous card. Two other really lovely creation with a great image on the second and a fabulous flower display on the third card.

Kath x

KandA said...

Three gorgeous cards Brenda especially love the blue and brown colour combo.
So glad to hear you went for a second opinion and got a more positive result. Fingers crossed you won't have to wait too long to get things sorted. Take care xx

Ellibelle said...

Such pretty cards Brenda, I agree blue and brown make such a nice color combination!
Happy to hear you had some better news health wise!

Di said...

Delighted to hear better news on the health front B!! Just shows that a second opinion is never to be ruled out! Wonderful work as alwyas and I totally adore your 'Virgo' - as a September child she sings to me!

Love

Di xx

Berina RGA said...

I'm glad you are feeling better and hope that your surgery goes well. Beautiful cards today!

Greta said...

Oh what good news, Brenda--so happy! Love your cards, especially the first one as I love those floral images!

aussie aNNie said...

Great good news health wise. Beautiful stunning cards, B, you did it again.xx [aNNie]

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, thank you.
Let's hope you get a date soon, xxx

ALI said...

Just love these they are stunning. Hope you don't have to wait long x

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are very beautiful cards Brenda
Gr Karin

Tracy said...

Beautiful creations Brenda, Your chocolate boroque card is fabulous, I love how you ticked all the boxes with your design for the butterfly challenge.
So glad you got the less invasive outcome, hope it's eased your worries a little. just goes to show not all doctors know everything.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

All of the cards are lovely but the first one is stunning!

Mrs A. said...

Oh Brenda she is perfect for my challenge. Thank you so much for persevering and fluttering into the butterfly garden. I love your background of oxide inks. ( I finally sucmbed at the NEC yesterday and bought some on offer. ) I love your lady stamp too. Hugs Mrs A.

Gerrina said...

Again you spoil us with three beautiful makes! Love the brown and blue tones together; that is my favorite... And the ladie looks so good in those colurs. And the flowers look so good on the last one! Glad to hear that the 2nd opinion brought some other light! Take care, Gerrina

Team Clark said...

Oh my how incredibly beautiful! I love your background and the fab lacy strip across the bottom card - be still my heart!!! <3 Hugs, Autumn

Craftychris said...

Three absolutely gorgeous cards! I love the brown and blue colour combo although have never tried it myself! Cool zodiac tag - very beautiful with a fab background! Gorgeous flowers and background on the third! I am glad the surgery isn't going to be as invasive as first thought - that second opinion was so worth it! Take care! xxx

Lindsey said...

Inspired card for your butterfly challenge! Love all the different elements and fab distress background x

Barb said...

So pleased to hear that your surgery will be less invasive than you first thought. These are all very lovely cards. The blue and brown is a lovely combination and I love the colours of your last card. Barbxx