Thursday, 8 July 2010

Butterflies and Birdies

Hello folks, still alive and kicking, just a bit slow and lacking in get up and go but my conscience is really pricking that I have done zilch on my blog for almost a week and apart from a bit of DT commenting no blogging whatsoever. But I do intend putting that right very soon, I promise.

I am all suitably grafted and everything crossed it's worked. Still high on the painkillers and antibiotics but when I come back down to ground I'm hoping the pain will be gone or at least eased and I will be able to eat properly again.......there's only so much soup a girl can take.

As you might guess, not must in the way of creativity going on here still, but I plan to have a go at some colouring later using the lovely Sweet Pea images my friend Sarah stamped and sent me and who knows, I might even get a card made.

There are some benefits to swanning about in a haze because even if I dare not blog for fear of all the typos I will make......I mean more than the normal 'adn' and the like these dysfunctional fingers of mine come up with......I can surf and I have come up with a few new challenges I can enter using some of already made Stampalot sample cards.

So here goes and the first one above fits this weeks Dutch Dare challenge who have the theme "Floral Inspiration" might guess I have a good few in my library that will fit this one. It also ties in with Flutterby Wednesdays open theme this week as there is the obligatory butterfly. And I hope Creative Card Crew's "To die for" as I have used Nesties for the mats.

The second card fits Tuesday Taggers "Make a Scene" and Charisma Cardz who's theme is "Watch the Bridie" on projects and I think it should fit ABC's new challenge which us "You and Me" and says "This can be either two images on a stamp or two stamps on a card" and there are several stamps in this one as well as the sweet pair of birdies. This one would equally fit Flutterby Wednesdays.

You are going to have to forgive me for not doing the recipes and make up details, getting this far doing the post has just about k-------- me, but if anyone wants to know any specific stamp details......most are Hero Arts, or anything else, please mail me.


cheryl said...

oh my dear buddy really feel for you and its just so lovely to see you posting,hun as know what its like to be in so much pain,as I TO am suffering badly at the moment but once again ,hun your creation, is just breathtaking,just so beautiful to look,at love it take care hun,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

sorry to hear your in pain hun, I hope it can ease for you to get some rest and joyment!

these are fabulous hun, its great to have a wonderful therapy like this? They are truely masterpeices!

Juls said...

Hi Brenda,

Hope you will continuw to improve! but take your time, your health is more important and we all understand!!

Love both of these creations! The first card is so the fab layout and all your gorgeous details...especially the dimension of the flowers..stunning work!

Sending big virtual hugs!!!


pinky said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, very creative and gorgeous stamps. Soup! Was wondering what you were surviving on girl. Hope it all comes up good. I got the most wonderful parcel this month from you know who...can't believe the amount of stuff in there. I have never had a parcel with that amount in it before!! Off to send a thank you email. Hugs

Unknown said...

These are two awesome cards Brenda, glad to see you again. Me too not so good this week as after all the decorating and cleaning we done here my back is saying that it didn't like it at all and so haven't done any cards or blogging this week too... Hope you will be better soon xxx

Littlebearcrafts said...

These are stunning cards Brenda. I love the one with the dogwood (another stamp to go on my list!!).
Don't give yourself a hard time about blogging - just take it easy and get yourself better.
Hugs, Clare x
p.s. I got a wonderful suprise parcel in the post too! It was like Christmas.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Thinking of you Brenda, I know it's hard and you must be itching to craft and blog , but just consentrate on getting better.
Both your cards are wonderful, love the beautiful flowers on the first and the sweet birds on the second.
sending hugs. janex

Zoechaos said...

Good to see you 'up & about' if a little wobbly. Gorgeous card how lovely to have it tucked away for the occassion. Wishing you a speedy recovery xx Zoe

craftymum said...

So glad you are back Brenda. I love your cards especially the first one. It is gorgeous
Love sarah x

Sally H said...

Absolutely beautiful Brenda! Hope your recovery is quick and as pain free as possible. I love both of your cards, and must have a play with my Dogwood. Your card for TT is so sweet. I love those birds. Thanks so much for creating a scene with us this week!

Claire said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!
I hope the pain soon eases and you feel better soon
Claire xx

chris said...

Ello my darlin, how ya doin, not its not bad spelling, honest!! I love your typos, they make me feel normal when I have done it!

first card is fabulous, really really,love all the ribbon and the liquid pearls, and the second one is also fabulous, those little birdies are to die for.
hope you are not feeling too bad hugs chris xx

PatR said...

Glad to see you back Brenda and pleased that everything seems to have gone OK with the bone graft.
Love your cards. The flowers are beautiful and the little birdies are so cute.
Hope you will soon be pain free.
Take care.

Danni said...

Both of these are just wonderful! thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Helen said...

Hey, Brenda these are beautiful! Hope you are pain free soon - don't envy you eating only soup - especially in this weather! Take care.

Nicola said...

2 really lovley cards. Glad to hear that you are on the mend and feeling a little better. Nicky

CraftyC said...

These are both gorgeous cards Brenda, both have a vintage feel to them!

Linapyssel said...

Amazing work as allways..even if you are flying high on painkillers!! I do hope you feel better soon Brenda but there is nothing for us to complain about you still rock in creativity my friend!!
I edmire your strenght!!
many hugs Lina

Merry said...

Wow....Brenda .... you still make amazing cards when you are not feeling 100% Love both the cards and I hope you are well on the mend.

Kelly Schelske said...

They are both fabulous Brenda! Love the flower one though!! Thanks for joining us at DDCC this week, good luck!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, especially love the beautiful floral easel card.
Hope you feeling more yourself soon.

Sharon Field / Inky A*Muse-ment said...

Beautiful, the first card is my favorite!! Very pretty!

Nettie said...

Hi Brenda. Sending you lots of love and hoping that you will start to feel better soon. I'm loving the flowers on your first card. Take care Nettie.x

Lesley Edmonds said...

You are having a rough time Brenda. Do take it easy and don't feel 'obliged' to blog.

Beautiful cards as always.

Lesley x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, Im sending you get well wishes and that the op has worked, hopefully you should be able to tell soon, and then no more soup.
Love your card those birds are so cute, and the colour scheme is fabulous. Take care and have a lovely weekend, with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Kay Carley said...

Love them both but the birds on the second card are just so sweet that this one wins!!

Kay x

Lynda said...

Hi Brenda - I'm totally in agreement with Lesley above - you don't 'have' to blog - your health must always come first. Take things easy and I soooo hope the op has been a success for you.

Thanks though for sharing the cards - they are both beautiful - I just adore that Dogwood Stamp and the little birdies are the cutest.

Take care.

Love Lynda xxx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous cards! Love that flowery easel card. Lovely colors! :o) Thanks for playing along with us at DDCC.

Faye said...

WOW! Your cards are beautiful. Both of them. Thanks for playing with us at Charisma. x

carlz said...

Beautfiul cards hun! love the birds you've used! pretty papers too! thanks for playing with us at charisma good luck! hugs carlyann xxx

Michelle said...

Both cards are so pretty! I'm glad you joined us at FBW this week!!

Lizzybobs said...

Lovely Cards love Liz