Tuesday, 13 July 2010

More Molly Blooms

Hello everyone, hope you are all OK and like me getting ready for the long school holidays. We are counting the days here and so looking forward to our holiday, it's going to be a bit of a mad rush as the children break up from school next Wednesday which leaves just Thursday to do all the final preparations and packing as we go on Friday.

My bone graft seems to be working and the pain is sooooo much better.......I even managed to eat some fish yesterday, what a change from soup that made I can tell you. I have been really good and kept away from my computer as the lack of postings confirm, but I shall have something a bit special coming up for you next week.......candy is involved but there's a bit more to it than that, but you will have to wait to find out exactly what's in store, otherwise it won't be a surprise !

I have cards for a few challenges, the first one is the card at the top of this post which is for this weeks Papertake Weekly who's theme is In the Garden. The stamps are Hero Arts K5313 silhouette ivy and Penny Black 4040K sparklers stamped with Hero Arts chalk ink grass and punch. The mats were cut on Cricut storybook, the DP is Doodlebug and the corners a Sizzix die.

My next card is for Everybody Art Challenge who have the theme Holidays. I have used Molly Blooms at the seaside, coloured with Copics. The circles are cut with Nesties and the DP is nameless from my stash. The swirls my favourites Sizzix die and punched flowers added.

The new Molly Blooms stamps are just adorable, they are beautifully etched deep rubber, stamp fantastically and are available exclusively from Sir Stampalot.

My last card is for the following challenges:

My Time to Craft is Butterfly Bliss
Tuesday Taggers - Anniversary

It's a pretty simple make, a card with matching envie. The main panel is run through the Cuttlebug, corners cut from a Sizzix die, roses made from burgundy paper and edges glittered with iridescent embossing powder and the sentiment Penny Black 3851E. And punched glittered butterflies.


Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, well Im pleased to hear you are begining to feel better and more able to eat solids, I do so hope it will carry on that way for you.
Fabulous cards love that dandelion head its gorgeous and your little lass is beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyx

Sarah said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I do so love your style x

So glad to hear you are feeling a bit better xxx

Tracy Evans said...

Beatiful cards and I love love the flower on the first card. Hope you have a lovely holiday. Tracy Evans x

Babs said...

your cards are so fabulous Brenda, but the last one is absolutely gorgeous, those corners, flowers and sentiment are so beautiful. i must have that sizzix corner die.

Its great to here you are feeling a lot better too
Babs x

Ms. Jen said...

Pretty selection of cards!

Zoechaos said...

Sense of Daja voux here seem to remember lots of painful treatment just before your holiday a year ago! How wonderful to be able to eat solid food again by the end of the week it will be all back to normal, just in time fingers crossed. Have a great holiday

Fabulous cards love the seed head on the top card really pretty and your anniversary card very stylish and a bit different for you if i may say so, love it of course. Thank you for sharing with TT once again always look out for your makes. xx Zoe

Claire Phillips said...

So glad the pain is easing a bit Brenda. Fabulous project as always - you amaze me - what you achieve when not feeling great! Take care Claire x

Sadilla said...

Hi dear
so nice to ear you feel a bit better! :)
wonderful cards all, I love so much the "tarassaco" stamp!! :)
a big hug

PatR said...

Lovely cards as always Brenda. So pleased to hear you are feeling better and that the graft seems to have done the job.

Sally H said...

All three cards are beautiful Brenda! I am pleased to hear you are able to eat more normally and the pain is much reduced. Hope you manage some relaxation in the next few weeks x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

3 very different cards all wonderful , the last one is so classy , very beautiful. janex

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda, it's catch up time for me this week, poor hubbys was packed off to work on sunday...Bless him, he worked so hard in the house on his week's holiday....I bet he's glad he's back at work now for a break...lol

I took full advantage of him...In the house cleaning and DIY sence...lol
Well can you blame me...He banned me from blogging for a week...He set me the challenge of living without blogging while he was home...I was good and only did it while he wasn't looking...lol

I did get a glimpse of some of your earlier post's but had to pretend to be doing something else when he was in the room..lol

Talk about hide the evidence...He's got my number mate, nothing's safe in this house, I was busted so many times...lol Never managed to get further than log on....

I did get a quick looksy of the post you made about your new house mate...Ahhh bless, I bet you can't wait till you make her a perminent fixture...I really would love another dog but everyone in our house have different idea's on that score...Our lady of the house is a miniture jack russell called Kip, hence my blog name, Pete want's to breed her but I don't like the idea...She's too tiny, and it would be too dangerous for her welfare so I keep changing the subject...I think she would make a great mum but I love her to bit's and won't take the risk....she's so funny, and a lady's dog...I can't go anywhere without her at my feet...As you know my house is full of men so it's great to have another gal on my side...If the boy's start teasing me she's evil...she get's so protective...bless...

I can't wait to hear more about your Daisy...I bet your champing at the bit waiting....

You don't hear from me for a week and then you get an essay...Sorry I digressed, totally loved your creations, I don't have a favourite because they are all beautiful but I will say I am swaying to the first because I have that stamp and just adore it, what you have done with it is class, it's timeless,I used it to make a cacti pot plant on a few cards...versitile or what....

Hope your on the mend now...I did cringe at the thought of a graft..was it painfull, I am a wus, give me a snake to hold or a scary movie over that any day...


Sally H said...

Whoops! Forgot to say thanks for joining us at TT this week!

cheryl said...

oh brenda firstly want to say so glad you are beginning to feel better,hun,and as for your cards,they are just stunning,the images,the colurs the detail perfection,love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Merry said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda...really like the flower on the first card. So great to hear that you are on the improve and that fish must have tasted so nice after soup.

Anonymous said...

These are 3 totally awesome cards!!!!

the stamping on the first is gorgeous!

The summery feel to the second rocks!

and that 3rd is divine and elegant, I love embosssing!!!

I actually have those corner dies too, cool right!

Zoechaos said...

Hi Brenda me again! Just seen your lovely comments thank you. Thought i'd pop back and explain, its cute I don't do not my cuppa at all although i do have a couple of 'cute' penny black stamps LOL Have a big collection of flower stamps have not used them so much in the last couple of years but am very much a flowers and flitters gal LOL Enjoy your break see you when you get back. xx Zoe

debby4000 said...

Oh what fabulous collections of cards Brenda.

Louise said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda as always and glad your feeling a bit better and up to more than just soup, you will be so ready for your relaxing break.
Hugs Louise xx

Lynda said...

Love them all Brenda - especially the little seaside girl - she's gorgeous. Glad to hear you're feeling better and that the graft seems to be working. Enjoy your holiday - it's well deserved after what you've been through!

Take care,

Love Lynda xxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous creations Brenda :-) all of them are gorgeous ,, I was wondering how I had missed these ,,, then checked and I was not a stalker !! sorry hunny ,, I thought I was !! :-) I am now xx :-),,,, must be losing me marbles !!

thanks for joining us on the PTW :-)
Lols x x x

Mandy said...

Hi Brenda,
Wow... what a fantastic collection of cards...I love them all...So pleased your feeling better...
Mandy xx

lisa said...

Glad to hear you're progressing well, Brenda and what a lovely set of cards. I especialy like the first one, well there are those gorgeous flowers involved so you'd got me straight away!!!
Our schools don't break up until next Friday here so another week of freedom!! Only kidding!!
Hugs Lisax

Linapyssel said...

Hi Brenda!!!
It feals so good in my heart to hear you are feeling better!!!
I`m back from a long holiday catchin up on my blogger friends!
Lovelly cute cards as allways and you put a smile on my face everytime!!
Stay well my friend!
many hugs Lina

Sarah A said...

Wow Brenda three oh so different but equally gorgeous cards.

I am so happy to read your pain is more manageable now and that you were able to treat yourself to some fish - I bet it was the best fish you ever tasted LOL!

Still make sure you take good care of yourself and rest up, don't forget to listen to your body ;-)

Sarah x

Francesca said...

All three cards are wonderful , so glad to hear you mouth is feeling better

Silli said...

OM Brenda, so many beautiful cards, love the sweet girl... Fabulous work my dear!

Kay Carley said...

My goodness you have been busy with all your cardmaking!! They are all such great cards too. Just LOVE that red swirl under Molly - the layout on this card is great. Love it!

Kay xx

Juls said...

Just so beautiful and elegant! Hugs Juls