Monday, 18 June 2018

Garden flowers


Good morning Peeps, a quick post with my mind month inspirational shares for Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges where our themes are 'In my Garden' and 'Anything Goes'.

I am guessing lots of you are sick and fed up with Blogger's antics in not sending new post and comment notifications. Although I have never bothered with the option on my own blog, it's invaluable on the DT blogs and whilst I know you can leave a comment and ask to get updates from then on, that's of little help if you don't know there is a new post in the first place and subsequent comments before your own. It beggars belief that an organisation the size of Google seem unable to sort out their problem and almost four weeks after GDPR is still looking for a "fix". I have seriously considered looking elsewhere for a platform to use for DT blog purposes as it's like working in the dark. OK, moan over, but it is sooooooo very frustrating.

My Penny Black shares all stem from a 'play day' I had before we went on holiday when my new stamps had just arrived from PB's latest releases. All have been created with the same distress ink to stamp technique and a spritz of water before stamping. On the top one I masked the edges after stamping  the bloom and sponged some DI tea die and lightly stamped PB Harlequin background.

This one is my Stamping Sensations share using Altenew stamps and the lovely sentiment from this months sponsor Visible Image.


Penny Black Roses and sentiment stamped and heat embossed with detail black and coloured in with sparkle pens.


Here I used an acrylic block, DI's and water to 'stamp' the background and the stamped the Lilacs and sentiment.
 
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42 comments:

Mervi said...

Fabulous set of blooming cards, one more stamp I "have to" get, the last one;-))m

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and beautiful flower cards Brenda
Gr Karin

Kath said...

Fabulous cards Brenda - beautiful images and sentiments.
Kath x

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning cards! Have a great day.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What gorgeous floral cards. I wasn’t aware this was an issue. Both my DTs use Facebook for notifications as it is so much quicker to post and comment and as I dip in and out of there during the day I quickly see any posts.

Karen said...

Beautiful cards Brenda and I have to purchase some more of the newer Penny Black stamps because they're gorgeous and I am weak with those stamps lol! xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fabulous collection of floral cards Brenda. I love the penny black one at the top.

Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful selection of floral cards Brenda, the images and colours are gorgeous, Kate x

Gerrina said...

Beautiful cards again; feels like a garden... The dreamy look of the dirst makes that my favorite... Hugs, Gerrina

Pollard Carole said...

Fabulous flower cards I always love seeing them as they always look so special and suitable for so many occasions and your colouring is always amazing. I have also missed not being notified of comments by email seems such a simple thing you would think they could have kept it. Enjoy yourr= week Love and hugs Carole x

Donna Ellis said...

Brenda, your floral cards are beautiful! Great use of shading with ink. As always your scenes and sentiments are inspiring. Hugs, de

Leanne Harris said...

Beautiful floral creations on here Brenda, all so colourful and "inky" - love them all!!! xxxx

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful floral cards Brenda and you've used such lovely sentiments too.
Avril xx

Karen D. said...

gorgeous cards Brenda....love the floral frenzy.lol
xx Karen

gwen70 said...

Beautiful floral cards Brenda xx

Cath Wilson said...

Your playday was very fruitful, Brenda - you did a great job with those gorgeous flowers. I particularly like the first one...that subtle background is amazing! Fab creations.

Cath x

ALI said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, Blogger is a pain at the moment, don't know why this GDPR has them so many problems. x

Cath Wilson said...

Forgot to say...wholehearted AMEN to being more than fed up with Blogger! Hey ho... not as bad as Yahoo Groups, if that's any consolation, which I'm sure it isn't, lol.

Cath x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Not impressed with Blogger either Brenda! Your cards are gorgeous and I especially like the water effect on the first one and the roses on the second one are stunning, love the colours too. Crafty hugs, Sandra xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Brenda! Just popping in to say hello and admire your floral beauties! I am loving florals lately myself! Beautiful work, my friend! I agree about Blogger but I only have the one blog to worry about. Must be very frustrating to have several to deal with. Take care and I hope you're having a good day today!

Craftyfield said...

Totally with you on the Blogger issue, pity they don't seem to care much about it...
Wonderful floral cards, Brenda, I love the Watercolour brush images in particular and the technique you use with them. xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Such lovely images and sentiments Brenda gorgeous cards

Anne

Babs Watson said...

Stunning florals Brenda with such lovely colours..
Hugs Babs x

Helen said...

I'm still getting notified of new posts from the blogs I follow, in my reading list. As usual, you have created some fabulous cards!

Wendy L said...

A lovely selection of cards Brenda. I shall have to start stamping again instead of Groovi.

I,m sick of Blogger ding these changes. xxx

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow Brenda, what beautiful flower cards. I like them all very much.
Hugs Carola

Kathleen said...

A wonderful set of cards, all flowers, as you may have noticed flowers are my favourite stamps. They are all brilliant but just the yellow and orange flowers with the gold sentiment are my faves.

Kath x

Liz said...

Amazing cards, as always, Brenda. Such beautiful designs. xx

scrAPpamondo said...

I always like floral theme and your techniques with water! These four cards are all fabulous and love so much the sentiments, especially those of Visible Image! I have to try the last technique with the stamp block, that one you used for the background. It's simple but very effective.
Hope you are well
Hugs!

aussie aNNie said...

Exquisite cards B, love them and your ideas and colours never fail to inspire me.xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Brenda so many gorgeous stamped cards...you are so versatile. And yes blogger does like to shake things up a bit and take ages to sort out problems!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Astrid Maclean said...

Sorry for lack of visits Brenda, - life is taking me in different directions right now...

Your cards are wonderful like always, the top one is my absolute favourite today!

nnalorac said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, loving the flowers and colours used. Carol xx

Barb said...

A lovely selection of cards Brenda as always. Some beautiful floral stamps. Barbxx

Fliss said...

Such a beautiful array of the most gorgeous floral cards Brenda and love them all.
Fliss xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A stunning set of cards Brenda, totally agree about the Blogger/Commenting saga, it's really getting on my nerves now.
Hope you're feeling better.
Lorraine

Diane said...

Lovin these water colouring effects Brenda, such lovely cards !!

crafty-stamper said...

All gorgeous cards Brenda but really love the first two-you have some beautiful stamps
Carol x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Brenda
Absolutely stunning cards. Just beautiful.
There is a way to get the email notifications on Blogger back........
1.Go to your dashboard.
2.Click on Settings.
3.Click on Email.
4.Delete your email address and click on "Save Settings" in upper right.
5.Re-enter your email address and click "Save Settings" again.

You will then receive an email in your inbox from Blogger confirming that you want to subscribe. Click on the underlined word "Subscribe."

This should return notifications to the status quo.
Hope this helps.

Best wishes.
Ang x

Tracy said...

Stunning florals, such pretty creations as always, such a pleasure to see.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Fikreta said...

those are gorgeous cards
hugs

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--what beautiful floral cards, Brenda--can't even pick a favorite! Hope you're doing well!