Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Busy packing and a bit of craft

How is everyone, enjoying this weather I hope.......we never did get any volume of the rain we were promised here in the Fens so the paddocks are still parched and the garden looks pretty sorry for itself.

The last few days have flown by, a bit of crafting, a lot of work in the office and a tiny bit of packing sums it up really. But this time next week I should be lazing in the sun, glass in hand. As I told you last week I have a surprise or two lined up for you when I am away so don't forget to keep your eyes peeled on Friday to see what's in store.

I have a card for a challenge or two, it was the perfect opportunity to colour up one of the lovely images my buddy Sarah sent me using one of the beautiful Sweet Pea images. I coloured with Copics, used Kaiser DP and created the easel card on the Cricut DS. The border is punched with Martha Stewart eyelet lace, some lace, gems and roses and the obligatory liberal helping of glitter to the fairy and flower and there you have it. A really quick and easy card thanks to Sarah.

Cupcake Challenge - Cats and Dogs
Crafty Cardmakers - Easel card
Craft Den - Sparkle and Shine


Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, Ive started putting my stuff away in our bedroom and the loft, its going to come crashing down one of these days.
Fabulous card I do love that image its gorgeous. Have a wonderful holiday. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxx

Lisa Jane said...

A beautiful card Brenda - love the greens and blues.
Hope you have a lovely holiday
Lisa ;)

Fliss said...

Just gorgeous Brenda. The image is really cute and just love that cat to bits.
All your cards in the last few days are stunners - just trying to catch up after a mega craft session doing stuff for a class I taught yesterday.
Hope you have a fabulous holiday as you deserve a great time after your recent trials.
PS: Those little puppies are soooo cute!

lisa said...

You can have some of our rain, Brenda. It poured down here all night from about 5pm and it sounds like we're going to get more tonight. It's so warm though. The garden is thankful for it's big drink although I'm now fighting a battle with those pesky slugs!!
I love your card. What a gorgeous image. I shall have to check those out, and my favourite shape of Easel!!!
Not long 'till your hols now, you lucky thing. We have a few more weeks of waiting!!
I hope you have an absolutely brilliant time. It will be just what the doctor ordered.
Hugs Lisax

Lynda said...

I keep looking at these stamps but resisting the temptation lol - you have to draw the line sometimes though don't you. Lovely image I'd love a cat that big to snuggle up to. Great shape and lovely colours and papers. Have a wonderful relaxing holiday. I'm off to the coast for a few days on Thursday and I'm so looking forward to seeing the sea!

Love Lynda xxx

Catherine said...

What a gorgeous card Brenda ! This image is so beautiful and I love the colours you have chosen... It's a stunning creation... Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week and good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

pinky said...

Lovely colour combination and that stamp is so unusual. Love the card. Hope you are going to have a great time Brenda, wish I had something planned, still working on it and my passport is stuck between Dublin and here!

Sarah A said...

Hi Brenda

Wow you have made a stunning card with this image which you have coloured in beautifully!

It has been chucking it down here in Lancashire all day - me and the kids were soaked to our underwear on the walk home from school!

Hope you have a wonderful holiday, you really deserve some rest and relaxation.

By the way, I have been playing with my new brayer from Sir Stampalot - not quite mastered the technique enough to show anything on my blog yet haha - although I could say the kids have done it as thats the effect I am creating at the mo.
Sarah x

Sarah said...

Wow what a beautiful card, it's stunning x

Hope you have a fantastic holiday x

Anonymous said...

OMG Brenda, for quick and easy this is outstanding...I just love it!!!!

All the element's work perfectly, a really stunning job....

I am pretty scared of these images, only because they are so different and wonder if I can do them justice....I did pluck up the courage this week to have a go with one, not sure how it will turn out though, I have only managed to stamp it out and ink around with TH inks so far...

Hope you have a wonderful holiday, catch up soon

Nicola said...

Hi Brenda yes it is nice the weather has changed back to sunshine but I hate those little black thunder flies. Your card is great. The image is so adorable and colouring works really well with it. Nicky xx

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, love the colouring and great shaped card. Have fun.

PatR said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and the colours. Fabulous.

angelwhispers said...

Gorgeous, just love these images they look so complicated but are so beautiful when coloured!!

Thanks for joining us over at Anything Goes Chanelle xx

Sadilla said...

Hi Brenda
I like so much your shaped easel card, and the stamp is socute... Great clour combo as well...

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!! Just too gorgeous and stunning for words! Hugs Juls

Zoechaos said...

Remember fun? its what we do this for well mostly shame you might not get to do the challange but family holiday comes first. Ironing is that when you rub out the wrinkles? Have you tried beauty cream or something ;)

Claire Phillips said...

Have a wonderful holiday you certainly more than deserve it Brenda! That is a really gorgeous card, so beautifully coloured! Cheers Claire xP.S. you are welcome to some of our Scottish rain - it's been herendous and we are still trying to change our roof!!!!!!xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Brenda this is absolutely stunning that shape, the colours and image is wonderful.
Lorraine x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Brenda
love your card what a wonderful design.
You can have our rain, there is a hosepipe ban in the North West and yet it's rained for about 30 hours here and heavy too, roads are flooded. Have a great hol you deserve it. janex

Tracy said...

This is divine and I love the style of this, different and very beautiful. Sending you an e-mail.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Merry said...

Beautiful card Brenda...love the shape and the colours you have used. Weather is brighting up over this way ..... so the mornings are beautiful and clear and crisp.

Sally H said...

Stunning card Brenda in my favourite colour combination. Those papers are gorgeous. Hope there are some left when I next visit!

Lou said...

Hi!B i just love this card,thank you for the show and tell and it was so nice to see you today.
Take care,have a great holiday.
hugs Lou.xx

Anonymous said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Brenda! Love that image and you coloured is super! Totally jealous of you and your copics, I am working on that in the coming weeks!

Always love dropping by your blog and seeing your pretties!!! Have a great day!

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning creation Brenda. Love the fancy square shape and the easel design. Beautiful image as well. You son has probably been in SA for the Worldcup soccer ... trust he had a fab time.

Louise said...

This card is gorgeous Brenda and even better in real life, have a great holiday you both deserve it
Big hugs to you both
Louise xx

Kay Carley said...

What a beautiful card Brenda. xx

Lesley Edmonds said...

Stunning card Brenda! Really lovely.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful easel card. I love the shape, the colour and especially the image. Thanks for joining our first Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers - and enjoy your holiday. xx

CraftyC said...

What a gorgeous Easel card Brenda, love the colour combo and that image is coloured to perfection. Enjoy your week away!

chris said...

Hi Brenda, this is scrummy, I adore the shape, its brilliant, and the colours are right up my street, Have a great holiday, if i dont get chance to speak to you , will be thinking of you, love chris xx

Lin said...

Brenda, it has been raining since I got up at 5am, want me to send some your way?

This card is adorable. I love the sweet peas and it so beautifully coloured and goes perfectly with that lovely shaped background.

Thanks for joining us in our first Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Brenda, what a gorgeous card. Love the image and your papers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Made by Mandy said...

I love the image you have used, I know I couldn't colour in something so detailed as well as that so well done you.

This is a lovely easel card, so much detail, you reall have done a lovely job with it.

Thanks for joining us in with the Easel Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers :)

Phred said...

A really Lovely easel card and I love the colours. Glad you joined us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lv toria