Sunday, 6 September 2009

Stamping for the Weekend

Sunday morning and it looks and feels distinctly like Autumn, so guess no Indian summer for us this year........despite Nasser bigging it up on behalf of the BBC weather men when he was talking about the ODI's over the next couple of weeks - sorry folks, I am talking cricket here. And to think we lost out by just four runs Friday, that old saying should try harder comes to mind.......but lets not forget we won the Ashes, so figure we need to let the Aussies have a little something to ease their wounds.

On to crafty things and my card for this weeks Stamping for the Weekend, with Mr Mojo on go slow the last few days I confess I found this one tough and this is in fact my third attempt, no idea what my problem was as it's a gorgeous colour combo - "Orange, Teal and Pink".

Eventually I settled on this one using a piece of My Minds Eye DP which carries all three colours as the base onto an orange card. The next layer is a piece of my favourite linen cardstock stamped all over with Hero Arts CL2365 French Writing using Tim Holtz scattered straw, which I also used to distress the edges after I had given them a good 'duffing up' (that's one our Fen sayings). The leaves are stamped in versafine sepia and embossed with detail clear are from Hero CL338, as is the sentiment in the corner.

The three flowers and acetate overlays were cut on Cricut Home Decor from Bazzil cardstock, shaded round the edges and then I stamped the three acetate flowers with Hero H3317 Delicate Weave using Stayzon timber brown. To finish I added buttons and raffia and some 'curly bits' with the offcuts from the main card.


Louise said...

fab card love the flowers I really must dust down my cricut i have not used it for a while
louise xxx

Sally H said...

Another stunner! I am finding it difficult to believe you are lacking mojo at the moment! When my mojo goes you can tell because I resort to cute and sketches!You still manage to create some real unpredictable beauties. I am in awe! Love that sentiment, too x

eiyiyi said...

Love the card and the sentiment is one of my favorites! Beautiful, just beautiful. Could you send me some of your autumn weather please, still 90 and steamy here. hugs, eileen

Zoechaos said...

Another beautiful card, love the saying.

Vanja said...

Oh, wow, this is a stunning card, Brenda! I love the paper you have used and the flowers. The raffia is a lovely detail.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)

Unknown said...

beatiful worth all the effort I love the flowers!

Love Dawn xx

Took G'Son bk today I hope I haven't lost my MoJo as often happens when he has been lol

Vicki said...

A really lovely card Brenda, beautiful choice of papers. Those flowers with the buttons are fab and I love the raffia too. Thank you for playing along with this weeks SFTW colour challenge, good luck xx vicki xx

Willy's creations said...

Thanks for you comments...lovely cards you made!


Mandy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comment it means a lot.What fabulous cards.

Mandy xx

Christine said...

Ohh Brenda like this a lot very autumnal.. & striking..

hugs Christine xx

Andie's Space said...

Wow Brenda, your work is stunning & your blog, so informative. Thank you so much for the kind comment you left on my blog. I really appreciate it, especially as it has led me here, where I am in awe of your fabulous creations.
Andie xx

Penni said...

Great card Brenda. I love the flowers with their button centres and rafia bows, beautiful!!

Thank you for joining us at SFTW, Good Luck!


Lynda said...

Gorgeous card Brenda - love the colours, flowers and everything else about it.

Love Lynda xxx

Juls said...

beautiful sentiment!! absolutly gorgeous card! love it!

Claire Phillips said...

This is so beautiful - love it to bits. Cheers Claire x

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

More shabby chic joy going on here! Love it!

Chris xx

Cherry said...

Love this Brenda. Gorgeous flowers really set it off. XXX

Di said...

Fabulous card just love the flowers and the way you have done it just gorgeous!

Thanks for joining SFTW this week.

Di xxx