Saturday, 28 April 2018

All about Pets


Morning Peeps, it's my turn to be your host at Allsorts this week and I would like you to join me in celebrating National Pet Awareness Month and RSPCA week, a charity very close to my heart. It's also National Veterinary day this coming week as well. So my theme is 'All about Pets'.......any animal you would find in peoples homes.

Animal have always played a huge part of my life.........you will find some of ours on the 'family friends' page at the top of my blog, we have dogs, cats, horses, chickens and ducks........and I have to admit some days when it's tough going I prefer spending time with them rather than people. Their love is unconditional and they always seem to sense when we need that extra bit of love, that might sound crazy to those who don't have pets, but I am sure those of you who do will be able to identify with exactly what I am saying.

For some years I have donated cards to our local RSPCA charity shop as well as my other charity of choice the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket and naturally I have found some Animal related prizes which you can find over at the challenge blog.

Obviously I had to incorporate both horses and dogs in my DT pieces this week and the top card is one I made for the lovely Bev at Bee Crafty using some of their recent stamps, the tree, horses and birds. I started with a Distress Ink background and then added the images after which I used a piece of torn paper to ground the horses and tree. I used Distress Markers and a spritz of water on the tree and pulled out the colour with a damp brush and stamped the horses and birds with Versafine Toffee. And of course I had to sponge in a few sunrays.


There is a right mixture of stamps on this one, Stampscapes, Art Impressions, Sutter and I think the girl and dog are Clarity. I stamped all the images first and then built up the colour with Pan Pastels and Distress Inks, plus a sun mask, bleached out some colour from the cows - well they are Fresian's  so they had to be black and white and dragged out some colour on the cottage.


And a card for the current Rudolph Days challenge over at Mo's, not entered for a couple of months due to all the kidney faff and my enforced absent from blogland so didn't want to miss it again. I had this one already made and as it has the black Lab on it I figure it fits in with my Pets post rather well. Penny Black stamps repeat stamped to extend the scene, also a PB sentiment, Pan Pastels, some glitter and of course a masked sun.

My team mates have lots of pet inspiration to share and I really hope you will pop over to the challenge blog and take a look and of course join in this weeks challenge.

41 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards B, so love them all and could not just choose one. Your artistic backgrounds are always amazing.xHave a lovely weekend.


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Glennis said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, you are so good at making scenes!

ellyscard creatief said...

You love animals, no doubt about that. Beautiful cards and gorgeous backgrounds.

Craftyfield said...

Great scenes Brenda, and you know I love scenic stamping! My favourite has to be the one with the cows, it looks so peaceful and idyllic I want to leave in that house! Have a great weekend, xx

Pollard Carole said...

Amazing designs they are just also wonderful Love and hugs Carole x

Sarah said...

These are wonderful Brenda, perfect inspiration for your excellent theme this week xx

scrAPpamondo said...

I understand very well your words and surely agree with you, Brenda. Animals are a big part of my life too :)
You know I just adore your scenic cards and these are wonderful! Great techniques and colors used! All them make me smile and give to me a peaceful feel!!!
Hope that you are well. Time for your trip is coming, isn't it? :))
Big hugs!

Crafting Queen said...

Brenda I love these cards, the scenes you created are wonderful! Great theme must find time to enter. Have a great day. hugs Anesha

Cath Wilson said...

Lots of inspiration here, Brenda - lovely animals. Aren't you blessed to have so many friends, lol? I can only dream about horses but I'm in the process of getting a dog, which is really exciting. It's a long time since I lost my four legged friend and I couldn't replace him until now, but the time is right...I think!

Great stamping and a lovely variety. Love those cows!

Glad to see you're stamping again - hope you're feeling much better and improving every day.

Cath x

Fikreta said...

Those cards are gorgeous!
love them!
hugs

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A wonderful collection of cards Brenda, normally there is one card that stands out for than the others with a collection. However I love all of these, I just can't choose.

Sue xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Your cards are so excellently created and the scenes are so beautifully inked and stamped.
I love them all.
I am in awe of your scenes and landscapes they are all brilliant.
I would not know where to start.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love and gentle hugs. Jenny L. DT

Wendy L said...

All gorgeous cards Brenda, xxxxx

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful scenic cards Brenda and they all look so serene.
Avril xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous scenic cards Brenda. Love them
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Three super cards Brenda, all with perfect backgrounds and images, not to mention the brilliant designs.
Have a good week.

Kath x

Leanne Harris said...

Oh wow Brenda - such beautiful cards and made all the more beautiful to me with my obvious love of animals! I just couldn't agree with you more - I prefer them very often to the human kind!!!!! If I get a chance I'll try and muster something up for this one as it's so close to my own heart. Really impressed here Brenda - well done you and these all made me smile which I think is a fabulous thing when it bounces out of your artwork. Lots of love xxxx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Stunning cards and stamping again Brenda. Love the scenes you create, these are all wonderful but think my fav is the top one xx

Sally H said...

Three Stunning cards, Brenda! Happy Rudolf day - a beautiful scene!

Mervi said...

Gorgeous scenes, beautiful stamping, they all are fabulous cards.
Hope you are fine. I've been two days outside, now it started raining, so a little time for carfts now;-))m

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Three beautiful, scenic cards Brenda and I adore the Christmas one. The pink sky looks amazing. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are beautiful and fab cards Brenda
Gr Karin

ALI said...

Wow Brenda fantastic scene cards just love them x

cuilliesocks said...

Well I've scrolled through your Family and Friends page Brenda and been so charmed with all these gorgeous animals, what wonderful photos of them. I love they way the dogs are posing in the first one, it just screams "look at us". I adore animals and have loads of Grandpets, and that includes, dogs, cats, a tortoise and reptiles, obviously the reptiles are uncuddable, but still fascinating.
Now your cards are fabulous, wonderful images and designs, as always your scenes are brilliant, hope you are having a lovely Sunday, Kate x

rachel said...

Really wonderful cards Brenda - I especially love the horse one - I used to ride in my youth but haven't done it for years! I still love horses though!!! Big hugs lovely lady! Rachel x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love them all!
Lorraine

Pat said...

Beautiful set of cards Brenda, all with wonderful animals on them.

Pat xx

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow Brenda, these are such nice cards. I like all three of them.
Hugs Carola

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness, Brenda!This is a delightful scene. I love the dog in the field sighting Santa and his sleigh!

Great scene and thanks for taking part in the April Rudolph Days Challenge.

scrappymo! said...

Back again with my official hot off this time!

Loving the scenes. Especially the first with the horses. We grew up with horses and I managed to have ponies for my kids when they were young. They were Pony Clubbers and linked 3Day Eventing! Such great memories rushed to me shen I saw your card.

My 11 year old grandaughter rides a horse that her uncle keeps for her. They are about 20 minutes away and she loves to go there every other day. Every day if she could. Her brother stays with us and plays cards and games as he is not horse mad, yet!

I am going to check out that link you mentioned as I really like these stamps. The cows are also wonderful. My Dad kept Black Angus cows and a reddish type that I forget the name of. He told people he raised horses and beef cattle but actually just raised the cows to get the income tax farm write off as he could never send any animal he owned off to be consumed. He had such a lovely heart!

Hope you are stronger now and have offered prayers for your health.

Greta said...

Wonderful theme, Brenda & you're so right about the unconditional love of our pets! Beautiful scenes--especially love the Christmas one!

Gerrina said...

So many cards and all with lovely animals/pets on them!
Love the sereen scene and the stroll, all the scenes you madeare beautiful! Not so in the mood for decembercards...so my favorite is the stroll-card! Hope you have some subshine today to brighten it up... seems the end of the week brings 22 degrees again...it goes up and down here... Hugs, Gerrina

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A stunning set of cards Brenda, all so gorgeous. The imagery and backgrounds look fabulous in these little scenes.
Just been to our local animal sanctuary with old bedding as they've just rescued 30 dogs from a puppy farm, poor things.
Lorraine

Marjeta said...

Love the scene you are created. They are gorgeous.

crafty-stamper said...

All fabulous cards and brilliant stamps and scenes-we have dogs,cats,chickens,rabbits,bearded dragon,gecko and 3 hamsters we are also getting another two ducklings at the weekend to replace the ones the fox took -duck house like a fortress!!!-but will be in the house for a while as only 4 days old
Carol x

Donna Ellis said...

Such glorious scenes and beautiful cards, Brenda! Your nature scenery is always incredible. Hugs, de

Ellibelle said...

Such wonderful scenic creations Brenda, love them both and what a fantastic challenge you have picked for us!
Hope you're having a good week!

Tracy said...

These are fantastic Brenda,love the scenes, totally gorgeous. And I totally agree about the love from our pets. In fact on Saturday we are going to pick up a new addition to our family. She's a 1 year old cat called Lydia, she's from the rescue centre and is for Jodie. Jodie is paying for her and is going to contribute to her keep. We normally get kittens, but decided to give a home to a rescue cat this time.

happy crafting
Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda your scenes are always amazing and these are no exception.
I don't know where l would be without my Toby, in my very darkest days he brought a ray of hope and sunshine into my life so l know exactly what you mean xx

Eva Olmo said...

Wowww beautiful cards Brenda, I love your creations!

Tina Z. said...

stunning scenes, I love them all!