Tuesday, 14 September 2010

All about Autumn and puppy picture

Hello Peeps, just a quick post to let you know I'm still about and a picture of Buffy and Daisy who is now twelve weeks old and the most hyperactive puppy I have even come across, but absolutely adorable of course. One day I might even get all six of them in one place at one time for a canine family portrait.

Due to this enforced crafting lay off, a share of a card I did a month or two back for Stampalot samples, but not yet blogged so I thought I would use it for a few challenges.

The card above is using good old favourite.......are you ready for it......Stampendous P107 Agapanthus cluster along with Hero Arts S5316 silhouette grass, F5042 leaf flourish and G3316 harlequin. All stamped with versafine sepia onto a background created with Tim Holtz mustard seed and wild honey. I distressed the edges and embossed with detail gold. The sentiment is Hero CG189 which I cut into pieces after stamping. I made the rose from grunge paper stamping with the same swirl stamp and colouring with the TH inks. This is for the following challenges:

The Stampman - Distressed
Creative Card Crew - Autumn/Fall Colours
Spoonful of Sugar - Fall into Autumn Colours

My second card is a really quick and simple one following the Midnight Madness sketch this week. The DP is Crate Paper which I also used to make a rather full flower using my Tattered Floral Die. A border using Martha Stewart floral vine and Sizzix swirls. The sentiment is Penny Black 4075F which I think is a lovely verse with so many applications and to finish a generous helping of gems or should I say diamonds ? This card is for the following challenges:

By the Cute and Girly - Indian Summer
Tuesday Taggers - Diamonds are Forever (memo to Tagger girls, have to say this is an awesome theme, very imaginative indeed)


Margreet said...

2 wonderful and elegant cards, Brenda!
xxx Margreet

Marianne said...

They both look great! You used some beautiful flower stamps and lovely colors!

PatR said...

Such a cute puppy! Love your cards Brenda and your little bit of bling. Thanks for joining the TT challenge again this week.

irinka said...

beautiful cards. Both. Love them

Sadilla said...

Hi dear
Pretty card as usual... and so sweet puppy!!!! It's so cute and lovely!!!

Zoechaos said...

Watching Watching and fetch LOL what a bright looking little poppit.

Beautiful cards love the yellow/golden tones of the top one. xx Zoe

chris said...

Hi Brenda, such beautiful cards, dont think I have seen those at ss alot.
your doggies look gorgeous, cant imagine capturing all 6 though, never work with animals and Children dont they say, we will watch this space!!
hope you are feeling ok, love chris xx

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda. I love the colours and the sentiment on the first one. xx

Kat said...

2 stunning cards Brenda. I love them both. And these doggies. I just love Labradors. My choccie Lab is 10 now and I think she misses the old Cocker since she died in May. I'd love another one! We've had a yellow one too so the only one left to have is black!

Hope you're taking care of yourself Brenda and getting plenty of rest.

Kat xx

Merry said...

Such beautiful dogs...they look so relaxed.

Love your cards Brenda....all the layers of stamping in the first is wonderful and terrific punches in the second.

Sally H said...

Two stunning cards, and that first one has just the right combination of our favourite stamps on it! The second is a fabulous take on our theme at TT this week. Thanks so much for joining us!

coldwaters2 said...

Goodness Brenda don't the puppies grow so quickly they look cute together. As for your cards they are both awesome and very beautiful love the flower
Lorraine x

Holly Moore said...

Brenda you have created such a sweet card! I love the pink and brown. And that paper flower is amazing! Thanks for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week.

Holly R. Moore

Carol Hurlock said...

Brenda you have created to awesome cards. I really love your composition for the MMSC. The colors and embellishments are gorgeous. Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Midnight Madness Design Team

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a cute little fall card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
I have blog candy ending tomorrow evening if you are interested!

Denise @ kc242 said...

I simply love the colors that you used on your Midnight Madness Card. The embellishments that you chose are perfect too! Thanks so much for joining us at Midnight Madness!

Anonymous said...

Two gorgeous inspirations Brenda!!!

Shelly said...

Stunning cards, Brenda!!! both of them are just gorgeous.

Daisy looks so calm and quiet in the picture. Looks can be deceiving, huh?

Connie M. said...

Brenda! Both card are so beautiful! Love what you have done with the MMSC this week! Such a cute puppy picture too! Thanks so much for playing this week in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Hugs!!


jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

simply stunning floral cards, really lovely. The dogs are adoreable, such trusting eyes, Daisy has really grown. janex

PinksyDoodles said...

Good luck trying to get all six dogs in a photo! It reminds me of when a photographer from the local paper came round to photograph our goat and her four kids, it was hilarious getting them all together for an acceptable photograph!
Your cards, as always, are gorgeous. I love the tattered florals flowers.
Hugs, Clare x

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Brenda - firstly that puppy is adorable - I am sure 6 of them keeps you busy! Your card is fabulous! I love the flower and the bling - this is great use of the sketch! Love it! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we love having you play along and would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Lynda said...

Awww Brenda love the photo of the doggies and love how the pup's looking so obedient isn't she a sweetie! Both cards are fab but I do love the stamping on the first one. Your handmade flowers are as beautiful as ever. Hope things are improving for you health wise. Take care.

Love Lynda xxx

iReneM said...

Ahhhhh, lovely photo :-) and two gorgeous cards

Claire Phillips said...

How big is that puppy...what are you feeding Daisy on!!!!!Great cards - I really love the ink effect on the first and that gorgeous flower. I am having fun at the moment making flowers and getting inky! Cheers Claire x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards and what gorgeous pups x

Davi said...

Sweet doggie pic :) Wonderful cards....colors and great embellies are so pretty and I LOVE those flowers!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Both of your cards are wonderful.

Annika said...

The colours and stamping on first one are just utterly delicious! And I love the pink-brown combo with the lush flower on second one!

Linapyssel said...

Hi Brenda!!!

I hope you are doing better, I`m thinking about you wondering if you are up and about or feeling under the weather.

Your cards looks amazing, the love the words on the first one!

Stay healthy my friend
Warm hugs Lina

Silvie Z said...

Hi Brenda, what a pretty card, it looks amazing! Love the paper and how you placed all the words! And the big flower is gorgeous!

Teri said...

Loving the Diamonds in your card hun!
Thanks for playing at TT this week.
Teri x

Valerie said...

Pretty card. I love the colors you used.

Macpurp said...

pretty cards, I had to come a have a wee look at Daisy! what beautiful babies you have ! love teen xx

Juls said...

wow!!! both of these are just so incredibly stunning that I am lost for words! Hugs juls

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