Saturday, 7 July 2018

In my Garden and thank you to my teamies


Morning Peeps, this week I am you host at Allsorts and I've chose a real comfort zone theme of  'In my Garden' and there is a lovely Chocolate Baroque stamp to be won.

And before anyone say's a word, yes we have the same theme over at Stamping Sensataions, but beleive me I only realised when I wrote this post. We plan themes months in advance, this works well as many of the girls like to work ahead and I count myslef very fortunate that all the girls are so conciencious and I have never once needed to hunt down work at the last minute. I probably don't say this enough, but thank you all for making organising them a delight.

So of course I had to use a CB stamps and both cards are samples I made for recent Hochanda shows. The one at the top features my all time favourite CB sentiment from the Words if Inspiration stamp set along with Floral Harmony which is the same stamp as the prize on offer. 


My second creation is another aperture card........you will soon be fed up seeing these, I stamped Hanging Flowers and coloured in with sparkle pens, added a pale wash of DI's and added a little stencilling using Useful Leaves

I then measured out the size of aperture and stamped Baroque Corners on opposite sides, coloured and cut around one side and then used a die to cut the aperture placing it behind the two cut out sections so they remain part of the frame. Using Kaleidoscope of Butterflies I addd some soft stenciling abour the frame before assembling and adding some flowers.

Happy weekend all.
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29 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Two lovely cards Brenda. Very nice colors.

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, so pretty. I bet those pale washes are amazing in real life and the subtle butterfly frame will be a stunner. Love the leaves - definitely useful. I have that word set you used on the top one.

Beautiful cards, Brenda and we can never have too many reminders of your clever method of die cutting under the corners... I'd certainly never heard of that before and each time I read it it reinforces in my mind. Oh how I wish that meant I would remember but sadly, it doesn't these days... I miss my memory, lol.

Hope you're still enjoying the weather. It looks as if we're going to have sunny spells for most of this week, instead of clear blue skies, but it will still be hot.

Have a lovely week and enjoy your ducks!

Cath x

Mervi said...

Two gorgeous flowery cards, both really stunning;-))m

Wendy L said...

Delightful cards Brenda. So Happy to gave been on your team for so long. Xxx

Glennis said...

Lovely cards Brenda, I hope to join in with this one

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards using the lovely CB stamps Brenda. I love how you've created those corners.

Sue xx

Gerrina said...

Both so beautiful! A slight favorite in the fuchsia one; love those flowers and looks great with the flowers on top in the same colours...
Here they say we get one colder day and the rest still hot...slowly getting used to it :) Enjoy your weekend!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning cards B, love them both.x

scrAPpamondo said...

Delightful both the cards, Brenda! You always amaze me with your stamped and stenciled backgrounds! They make pop any stamp, and love these wonderful CB images!
Here it's hot but always come clouds and seems that we are waiting rain...
Hugs, have a fabulous weekend!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both cards are beautiful Brenda :) I hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

cuilliesocks said...

Two stunners Brenda, beautifully designed and coloured, I especially love the fuchsia card, Kate x

Joan said...

Two more fabulous cards Brenda, I really love the aperture ones, haven't done one yet but will get round to it one day !
You gave just reminded me on the wording stamp on the first one, I have that somewhere, must dig it out


Joanx

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card. Hope you and your furry babies are keeping cool!

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards and I especially love the first one, gorgeous stamp and great colour combo.

Kath x

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous as always B. Missed your posts - I really MUST get me mitts on that lovely poppy stamp in your other post! xx

Fikreta said...

Wonderful cards!
hugs

Donna Ellis said...

Such loveliness and beautiful color choices in your amazing backgrounds, Brenda. I hope you are feeling a bit more comfortable these days. Hugs, de

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda! And as it happens, gardens are also our theme at Country View Challenges and both of them would fit right in... I hope you're keeping cool, here we are sweltering and it's hard to move during the day and sleep at night!

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely stunning cards and what's wrong with having the same theme for both challenges... Like always your cards are full of inspiration, and that's what counts....
Have a lovely Sunday!

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Prachtige kaarten
De bovenste met een mooie tekst
Groetjes Gerrie

Maxine D said...

What beautiful cards Brenda - and like you I love the quite on the top card!
Blessings
Maxine

Mrs.B said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda and that's a lovely sentiment on the first one.
Love the subtle shades on the second one and the butterfly/floral frame is so pretty. It's a lovely theme and perfect for this time of the year.
Avril xx

Sarah said...

Lovely summer garden cards Brenda. I was given a hardy fuschia, sixteen years ago, by one of our very first liveries and it is still going strong. Sadly Jenny passed away suddenly while walking her beloved dogs a few years ago, so I think of her often at this time of year when it is in bloom. She was a larger than life character, although very tiny and as wide as she was tall. She was a typical Pony Club Instructor and scared the life out of me!! I used to dread hacking out with her and on more than one occasion was told to "sit on your buttocks and not your fork!!". "Wrists upright!!" rings in my ears every time I get on Surprise!! Hope you are enjoying this dry spell xx

ALI said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda.

Linby said...

Just beautiful, I do love the colours on the first one. The aperture card I thought at first was printed - it's gorgeous.

Ellibelle said...

Two wonderful floral cards Brenda, beautifully designed.
Thank YOU for all your hard work organizing and running the challenge blogs, which are a joy to be part of!

Lynn McAuley said...

Awesome work on these two floral beauties, Brenda!! Sheer elegance!!!

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Oh Brenda, what shall I say..... WONDERFUL!
Hugs Carola

Leanne Harris said...

Two lovely cards here Brenda, beautiful colour choices on the elegant florals, xxxxx