Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Himalayan Poppies


Morning Peeps, a really quick post with my mid month shares for Penny Black and More challenge, still rather slow going on the recovery and energy levels zilch, so please forgive for the lack of detail.

The above card uses 'Spontaneous Joy' which I can say with total assurance is my new favourite PB stamp, I absolutely love it and the fact it is Poppies is a sheer coincidence!


This one used a real oldie called 'Twirls', love the classic black and white with yellow.

I also have rather belatedly a few of my CAS cards which featured on the Chocolate Baroque blog a couple of days ago.

Have a good Wednesday all, if you are in the UK then maybe we will see the promised sunshine, oh what a change that will make from all this rain and cloud. It's so wet here still that the horses have not been able to go out for over a week as the paddocks are saturated.

31 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautifullllllll cards Brenda

gr karin

ellyscard creatief said...

Hello Brenda.
Here in the Netherlands we have beautiful weather.
Your card is stunning, I love the soft background and this beautiful flowers.
Have a lovely day and keep calm.
Gr, Elly

Pollard Carole said...

More wonderful designs so creative but like you I love that Poppy stamp and that pretty blue is fabulous. Still cloudy here today we can only hope for better things Love and hugs Carole x

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous cards Brenda and hope you have sunshine today as we do down here at last. A glorious Spring day today and the warmest so far.
Fliss xx

Leanne Harris said...

Beautiful makes Brenda and your PB one is so lovely and classy xxxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous collection of cards here Brenda. Beautiful sunshine here today, I hope it is with you too, it's sure to aid your recovery.

Sue xx

Viv's Visuals said...

More beauties Brenda! x

Ellibelle said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda! Those Penny Black florals are amazing and so fun to create with!
Also loving your Chocolate Baroque makes, they have some beautiful stamps as well and and you created such wonderful cards with them!

Happy to hear you're expecting sunshine. We're having another winter weather forecast here today, not sure what's up with spring this year, but at this point I am ready to move somewhere without winter months...

Cath Wilson said...

Very cruel of you to use a PB floral stamp I don't (yet) have, Brenda, lol. It's beautiful - as are all of your cards. I love what you did with the swirls - very striking design!

Beautiful.

Cath x

Anonymous said...

Wow, amazing cards Brenda!
x Daniela

Gerrina said...

A real treat so many beautiful cards! Love the set of CAS-cards for CB and that blue+black+white Penny black is my favorite this time...
Hope you can enjoy some sunshine and maybe it is warmer there; always good for the body.... Hugs, Gerrina

Crafting Queen said...

Love these cards, especially the first one. Sad to say but it's was too hot at work, much better with the breeze in the garden. Enjoy the sunshine. Anesha x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Brenda. All so different and all so pretty.

Look after yourself
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Well you have certainly spoiled us here Brenda such a bunch of super cards, gorgeous images and colours.
Especially love the CB ones.

Kath x

linda said...

these are all so beautiful brenda! i love the softness of the chocolate baroque cards and the lovely blending of colourful backgrounds.

scrAPpamondo said...

Those poppies in the first card look AMAZING, Brenda!! The image seems an old painting, such fabulous stamp and design! The black and yellow card is gorgeous, the twirls are so movement and the bow is just precious! Love also all the quick cards for CB, I admired them on their blog and my absolutely favourite is that one with the grid block, such clever technique and lovely background for those butterflies!!
So sorry you aren't yet feeling well...:( I wish you a speedy recovery!!
Qui adesso c'è il sole e improvvisamente fa molto caldo, anzi, troppo caldo per essere soltanto Aprile e poi c'è tanta umidità!
Chissà se durerà... Pazza primavera!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creations Brenda, I love your Poppies, no wonder it's your new favourite. Wonderful inkyness on every one.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Helen said...

Really love that first card! take care and look after yourself!

Anke said...

Wonderful cards, Brenda. And I love the first one, beautiful poppies.

This stamp is already on my wish list, I can understand that this is your new favourite PB stamp ...

Hugs
Anke

cuilliesocks said...

Hello there Brenda, what gorgeous cards, love your designs and colours, but the blue poppies really is my favourite, Kate x x

Craftyfield said...

I understand why you love this Penny Black stamp so much! I have my eye on all their watercolour floral stamps... A gorgeous collection of cards Brenda, I love them all but perhaps my favourite is the last one which has more of a spontaneous look to it.
It's a good time to lay on a sun lounger in the garden to rest whilst topping up your vitamin D...

Fikreta said...

so pretty cards!
hugs

susiestacey said...

Stunning cards Brenda and l can see why this is your new favourite PB it is gorgeous. Hope the sunshine is drying out your paddocks and the horses can get back outside. Still glorious up here, keeping my tan going x Susan

crafty-stamper said...

Yes it has been HOT today!!!Hope your horses have been able to get out.All beautiful cards BUT really love the first one fabulous stamp and great watercolour effect-hope your feeling better today with the sunshine
carol x

Valerija said...

Again great cards Brenda!
Valerija xx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning variety of creative cards B, very inspiring/xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Maxine D said...

Amazing cards Brenda - I love them all, but that poppy one is absolutely stunning!!1
I don't mind if you are slow - just make sure you get back into the best of health you can, and take your time.
Blessings
Maxine

Sarah said...

Each and every one of these is gorgeous but the poppies just win by a nose!! You are not alone Brenda, we still have the squelch factor underfoot and Surprise has the knack of finding the squelchiest patch to roll in, hence one very muddy pony indeed!! She knows I love grooming (mouth full of horse hair) and is only trying to be helpful....yeah right!! I hope the good weather speeds your recovery a little xx

Greta said...

So many gorgeous cards, but oh wow--I adore the first one! That's such a neat stamp & love the design & all blue!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Brenda! Such lovely card shares. PB stamps always produce show stopping scenes.. your CB cards are beautifully designed! Sending lots of healthy, sunshiny thoughts your way. Huggers, de

scrappymo! said...

So many lovely cards. The blue Himalayan Poppy is my fave, but I enjoyed all of them, of course!