Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Summer Flowers and candy winners

Good evening everyone out there in blogland.

Home at last, seems like we have been away forever and straight back to work today and so no chance yet to catch up on blogging, but have this evening earmarked for a bit of a hop. The wedding was fantastic, the whole week wonderful and so much to tell you but as I don't have any pictures yet because I just did not have the opportunity to take any myself, I am going to save it all for a post on it's own which I will hopefully get done later this week.

So all I have to share is one card.........but taken in the garden close to one of the kolkwitzia bushes (picture above) which matches the colours perfectly..........and my card incredibly fits a number of challenges as there are several of my 'regulars' which have very similar themes and time being in short supply until I get myself back into home mode, I am doubling up a bit, I don't think I have ever managed more than 3/4 before. So the challenges, Penny Black have the theme of "In the Garden" which goes very well with Cupcake challenge of "Summer Delights" and Everybody Art Challenges which is also "Summer", then Creative Card Crew want to see "Pink and Green" typical summer colours, ABC's theme is "V for Vintage" and I have followed a sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches and finally Tuesday Taggers would like to see "Texture".

My main image is Penny Black 4036K Poppy Poem stamped onto a background of Brilliance inks and Glimmer Mists to create a hazy colour. The flower head have been decoupaged after colouring with Marvy pens and spritzed with Glimmer Mist pearl. The DP is My Minds Eye and Basic Grey, all nicely distressed. The swirls and die cuts from Magenta, inked with brilliance and embossed with detail clear. Ribbon and liquid pearls added to finish.

Goodness, almost forgot to announce the winners of my little candy prizes who are:

Well done to both of you, please mail me with your addy and I will get them off in the post to you.


Linapyssel said...

Big congrats to the candy winners!!!

Your easel card is gorgeous Brenda, love the swirls and the flowers, the torn edges and the stitching gives it a cool twist!! Nice!!

Hope you had a good nights sleep.... and feel well rested after your fantastic trip!! I just couldn´t turn in last night...tooo happy!!

Have a great evening
Hugs Lina

Louise said...

Fabulous card :)

Judith Veldhuizen said...

Congratulations to both!!
Beautiful card you have made! and.. i love your garden flowers!!!

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Brenda .. welcome home. can't wait to hear all about it and see the photo's.
Fabulous card - that's one of my favourite stamps- love how you decoupaged it
Lisa ;)

Jules said...

Great to have you back again matie - missed you!

Your card is gorgeous. Love the ribbon cross stitches .. .. a brilliant touch.

Love Jules xx

pinky said...

Gorgeous creation Brenda, nice to have you back again. Can't wait to see the photos.

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda,
Its great to have you back and hear the wedding went so well, I look forward to the pics
Gorgeous card and beautiful garden, pete did some weeding for me the other week and all thats left of my gorgeous poppy is a leaf, don't ask.... the weeds are flowering lovely

Unknown said...

A beautiful card x Thanks for playing along with TT this week x Janet

Lesley Edmonds said...

Beautiful card, Brenda, as always! Glad you're back safe and sound and that all went well at the wedding. Looking forward to hearing all about it!
Lesley x

Unknown said...

Loving the easel card and the sun has been wonderful today han't it! I have missed you sorry I haven't been round much to see what you have been up to send me an e-mail if you fancy a chat hun I am always here even if I have not been on the blog as much. So off to rectify this, there must be loads I need to catch up on

Love Dawn xx

Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, Gorgeous easel card! So glad the wedding went well. Look forward to seeing the piccies :o)

Lisa x

chris said...

Hi Brenda
am I pleased to see you, I have missed you loads, cant wait for saturday, need to chat about food.
Pleased the wedding went well.
perfect perfect card I love it, is it one that I will see in thr flesh so to speak.
hugs chris xx

Dianna said...

Very elegant card! Thanks for joining us at ICS this week!

mckinkle said...

Look forward to seeing some of your wedding shots!

Super card; its very elegant Brenda!

Keryn x

Lynne K said...

Beautiful card, Brenda, I love what you've done with the poppy stamp. Glad the wedding went well, hope you'll be bringing some pics on Saturday! xx

Louise said...

Gorgeous card brenda and what a lovely garden too, look forward to seeing the wedding photos.
louise xx

cheryl said...

oh brenda hun this is really beautiful oh love love your work hugs cherylx

Jacee said...

Oh wow Brenda, what a gorgeous card, I adore this one, fabulous!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous card Brenda, I love poppies, wonderful dimension. Thanks for sharing pics of you wonderful garden. Glad you all had a great time at the wedding, shame you where straight back at work. Don't over do it.

Sadilla said...

Ciao Brenda
what a nice card, so "simple" and lovely at the same time, all those flowers make so much summer!! :))

Helen said...

Good to have you back, the card is lovely, I adore that stamp. Glad the wedding went well, looking forward to the pics!

Mummylade said...

Glad you had a lovely time, welcome back!

debby4000 said...

Oh so please everything went well and look forward to the pic.
Your card is gorgeous.

Beryl said...

Hi Brenda - you must have posted this just after I logged off last night. I love the piccie of your garden - I had a lovely kolkwitzia is Wilburton and adored it. Perhaps I'll have another someday but the ground for it isn't right here.Your card is fabulous - I love all that romantic pinkness. Hope Julie and The Sparkley Fairy enjoy their candy.
Beryl xx

Lynda said...

Beautiful card Brenda and your flower border is just stunning. Looking forward to seeing some wedding pics.

Love Lynda xxx

Claire Phillips said...

Wonderful card Brenda. Glad the Wedding went so smoothly - really looking forward to the photos. Cheers Claire x

Zoechaos said...

Congratulations to the candy winners lucky girls.

Gorgeous card completed by all your lovely little touches as always. Thank you for joining us at TT this week, did you see we have a Tanda prize might be worth a little link :) xx Zoe

mae said...

Hi Brenda!!!!Gorgeous card!!!!

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft with such a lovely card ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

issy said...

Hi Brenda

Nice to see you back, Im glad you enjoyed the wedding and the break away, cant wait to see the pictures.

This is another gorgeous card.


Juls said...

wow!!! your card is just gorgeous!! Love the lace up detail on the side! Hugs Juls

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, and a big welcome back!

Glad to hear that the wedding went well.


Rosa Forino said...

che meravigliosa card... congratulazioni alla vincitrice e un saluto a te... ciao rosa

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, wow love your card, the flower is fabulous the colouring is brilliant. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxx

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful card that poppy image.....thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Liz Corrigan said...

Welcome back Brenda, and so glad that every thing went so well. Looking forward to seeing some pics.
Beautiful card, and such great embellishments. Rosie x

Jackie said...

Lovely to see you back Brenda and I'm looking forward to seeing the wedding photos.

Love the easel card, it's one of my favourite colour combinations. Thanks for joining us at ICS this week :)

Sarah said...

What a beautiful card, so striking!

Big congratulations to the winners x

PatR said...

Love your fabulous creation Brenda and thanks for joining us again at TT this week.

Annika said...

Oh wow, you are such a whiz at stamping! Stunning work!

Shelly said...

Hi! Gorgeous Summery creation! Lovely colours! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake this week! Shelly ;)

Alex said...

Like your flower card!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

Merry said...

What a beautiful garden with all those flowers. We tend to have lots of colourful leaves here. Your card is stunning as the ribbon work.