Saturday, 17 February 2018

Flowers all around



Morning Peeps, this weeks Allsorts theme is all about 'Handmade Flowers', the theme as chosen by Helene. And we have a new sponsor Stickeryou who are offering one lucky winner a whopping $65 voucher to use in their store. And it's going to be rather a long post as I also have a share for the current Butterfly challenge and my mid month inspirational piece for Penny Black and More challenge as well as (yes I am rather late) my shares from yesterday's 15 minute/CAS cards post over at Chocolate Baroque.

Not been about much this week, still suffering the after effects of the oral surgery a month ago. Occipital Neuralgia kicked in earlier in the week, apparently a spin off from the nerve damage so along with Trigeminal Neuralgia which I get as a side effect of my MS I've not had much sleep and rather like a zombie at the moment (hence I forgot my CB post). 

The first card was a Tattered Lace DT creation and the second for Chocolate Baroque, although the flowers on both are made using the Tattered Lace Fleurs flower forming kit. For the first I did some random stamping with Tattered Lace Rare Earth stamps, flicked some watery DI's here and there then fixed the flowers into place and added a sentiment which is also Rare Earth.


Now for my entry for the Current Butterfly Challenge which has a  Butterfly Wheel option as well as the requisite Butterfly and I approached this one as a personal challenge to see how many of the wheel options I could achieve, there are six: Pink, Paper Piecing, Pattered Papers, Peach, Purple and Pearls and do you know what, I think I have nailed them all, well maybe I cheated a little by using Liquid Pearls rather than pre-purchased ones.

I used Pixie powders in purple, pink and peach to create a background, then stamped the Inkylicious Ballerina and sentiment in black Versafine, then the two Penny Black Butterflies onto coloured paper and cut out. Matted that piece onto pink DP, fixed to the base card and then added the Butterflies, wire antenna and Liquid Pearls down the thorax.


And a second Allsorts card which has an Distress Oxide background, random stamping and stenciling using Chocolate Baroque stamps and stencils, a CB sentiment and then flowers made with the same TL system and finally a Butterfly.


And here is my Penny Black and More share using the lovely PB heart script stamp called Love is in the Message inked with Distress Markers and a spritz of water, along with the PB sentiment from the Happy Wishes set inked in the same way to carry the colours.

And a few of my 15 minute Chocolate Baroque shares.............








Hope you all have a good weekend.

43 comments:

Leanne Harris said...

Morning Brenda! oh my goodness, once again, so many beautiful makes - I am drawn to that first one, the Inkylicious ballerina, the vibrant colours are wonderful with that black image but they are all wonderful! Your Penny Black make is BEAUTIFUL- pretty colours and delicate design. Hope you are feeling a bit better - I send you lots of love and a warm hug too xxxxxx

Wendy L said...

Wow, it is a busy post Brenda, all so gorgeous too, xxx

aussie aNNie said...

You have been busy B, loving all of your cards, great post.x[aNNie' blog]
 ❤️

Crafting Queen said...

Love your latest cards. sorry to hear you are in pain. Hope it gets better and you get some sleep soon. Hugs Anesha

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Sorry to hear you're under the weather again Brenda and I hope you get some sleep soon. A fantastic collection of cards here, they are all wonderful.

Sue xx

Gerrina said...

Tjee Brenda; this is a full-packed post! So many cards that inspire me; I looked closer at the flowercards to get inspired for the challenge, but enjoyed all of them! Hope you have a fun and good weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

Linby said...

wow - lots to see here. I do love the colours on the PB one and those stamps. such vibrant colours on the ballerina one - amazing.

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous collection of cards Brenda, so pleased I don't have to pick a winner! Sorry to hear you've still suffering after you surgery, hope things improve and you can get a good night's sleep.
Hugs, Avril xx

Pat said...

Beautiful cards with lovely hand made flowers Brenda and I love the ballerina image.

Pat xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A delightful selection of floral goodies here today Brenda.
Lorraine

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow so many beautiful flowers and that ballerina is gorgeous too.

Ellibelle said...

Really beautiful cards Brenda, love all the inkyness and gorgeous stamps. Love that ballerina!

Carole said...

I just don't know how you do it...create so many absolutely gorgeous cards...they are all stunning and I love, love that purple and teal. mmmm wonderful,! What I would give for a smidgen of your creativity talent!xx

Mrs A. said...

A pearl is a pearl by any other name so I will give you that for thinking outside of the box. A Fabulous card with ALL the elements used. THe other cards are all super too. Thankyou for spinning the butterfly wheel and continuing to support my little garden full of butterflies. Hugs Mrs A.

Mervi said...

wow, what an eye candy here, all so gorgeous cards.
Happy weekend;-))m

Sarah said...

A complete gorgeousness overload Brenda!! My favourite is your butterfly challenge card, the colours are incredible xx

crafty-stamper said...

All brilliant cards Brenda and love the fabulous stamps-especially the ballerina one-hope your feeling better soon
Carol x

Kathleen said...

Fantastic creations, your handmade flowers are stunning and in gorgeous colours.

Kath x

Lorraine said...

Wow!...how many cards...you put me to shame. I have all on to make one at a time!
These are all gorgeous and I love your pretty handmade flowers
Lorraine x

ALI said...

Brenda these are stunning, I love them! x

scrAPpamondo said...

So sorry to hear that you aren't well, Brenda! I know Trigeminal Neuralgia, it's very bad, I have had it some years ago and I wanted bang my head on the wall... :(
Hope that it will go away quickly and you feel a bit well!
Your cards are all delightful as always, particularly love that one so vibrant with the ballerina and that with the Irish blessings! Your purple flowers look amazing and I would be able to make 15th minutes cards... LOL :D)
Big hugs and take care

Craftyfield said...

What an impressive set of beautiful cards, Brenda! I don't know how you manage it all, especially with your latest health issues. I hope you get better soon. xx

Barb said...

I'm sorry to hear you're unwell and in pain again Brenda. What a wonderful selection of cards. They are all very beautiful. Hugs, Barbxx

Fikreta said...

Im very sorry you are not feeling well :(
your cards are gorgeous!
love them!
have a nice day
hugs

pinky said...

It is so lovely to see all these flowery cards Brenda, one as beautiful as the other! Hope you get some relief soon.

Fliss said...

Some absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda, so glad you've shared them all.
Hope you're feeling much better now and all recovered from the side effects.
Fliss xx

Maxine D said...

Oh Brenda, I have had a friend who ended up having surgery due to Trigeminal Neuralgia , so can understand some of what you are living with.. you are amazing to be able to keep going as you do!!
Your cards are exquisite, and I do love your butterfly challenge one in particular
Blessings
Maxine

Dora said...

Brenda, this is a great post full of beautiful creations. Hope that your pain is going less.

Helene E said...

Love all the sentiments. Hope you're doing ok.

Berina RGA said...

Love these cards Brenda! Lots of stunners! Hope you are doing good.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, and once again, I’d struggle to choose a favourite. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Joan said...

More beautiful cards Brenda, all lovely but the ballerina one us stunning! Love it.


Joan x

Pollard Carole said...

Wonderful selection of cards they are all amazing spoiled again Love and hugs Carole x

Mia said...

Amazing cards, Brenda. I LOVE all of them. Kisses, my friend.

Debbie said...

Gosh you have been a busy crafter. Beautiful creations as always. Sorry you're not getting much sleep, hope things improve and settle down for you soon. Take care sweetie xx

scrappymo! said...

Oh Brenda...these all so GORGEOUS!

Loving the subtle use of stencils, the gorgeous blooms and as always, the wonderful, inspiring words.

I know you have a battle with your health and i don't know if you are like me in that inspiring words help me get through the harder days (pain wise).
I just think that little something that encourages you when you read a good sentiment or quote is very uplifting. I always look forward to your cards, because of this!

Tracy said...

Wow lots of fabulous creations, beautiful handmade flowers, I love the Ballerina and the background looks brilliant.
Sounds like your having a real terrible time of it Brenda, hope things improve quickly for you.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jeni Mc said...

Brenda Your many flower cards have inspired me to make all sorts of cards , I love particularly the Butterfly one . The background is so ethereal. I wish I had your success with Pixie powders etc .
Take care Jenix

KandA said...

What a stunning collection of cards Brenda, Love the colours and all the wonderful stamps and designs xx

Greta said...

The first card is a stunner, Brenda--but all are beautifully crafted! Hope you get some relief soon!

rachel said...

wow what an array of gorgeousness Brenda - amazing work. You constantly amaze me! Big hugs rachel x

AlisonC said...

This post is a delight. So much to see an inspire. Thank you.

linda said...

oh my goodness, brenda, such an array of beautiful creations and in such a variety of lovely colours!! i especially like the PB card and the purple/green CB one - so pretty!