Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Rhett and Scarlett

Hello, how is everyone today ?

Thank you to the kind peeps who have left messages and mailed over the last few weeks to ask how I am doing. I know I'm still more than a tad slow on the blogging and posting, but seems to be taking forever to get my energy levels restored and not helped by the infection playing havoc with my blood sugars which are on a roller coaster and my diabetes right out of control.

So peeps what I am saying is that I have thought long and hard about it and somethings got to give until I feel back to some semblance of normality healthwise. This means I need to prioritise for a week or two and I am going to concentrate on the essentials of looking after my DT commitments and only do what and when I can on my own blog. I'm not saying I won't be posting or blogging at all but it might be intermittent.

The support I receive from everyone in blogland is appreciated so much and I am going to post a little candy later just to show I do still love you all, even if I am non too active at the moment.

Meanwhile I do have some work to share which I have had prepared and which fits a few challenges.

I feel quite nostalgic with this first share, must be my low mood I think. It's a card I made a few weeks back based on a very similar one I did last year, I have make a few variations but used the same colours as they work so well and of course emulate those of the room where 'the kiss' took place. I am taking of course about Rhett and Scarlett from my all time favourite book and movie Gone With the Wind.

The image is one purchased in the States and has been simply stamped in black stayzon onto white cardstock and a touch of green watercolour added to the curtains. I used My Minds Eye DP, made some roses from the same DP and added a Sizzix swirl and some lace. The sentiment is an unmounted one and I really have no idea where it came from, but it's definitely associated with the movie and exactly what Rhett said to Scarlett. This card is for the following challenges:

Cupcake - Books and Stories
Everybody Art - Handmade Flowers

The second is a tag created using the distress technique I had on a card last week using acrylic paints. I stamped with Hero Arts S5449 Fabulous Flourish using versamark and embossed with JudiKins malachite embossing powder. I stamped round the edges with Hero H50432 leaf flourish and embossed with detail gold and distressed the edges and again embossed with gold. I added lace to one edge and some ribbon and Swarovski crystals. The flower was made using a Cuttlebug cut and emboss set and the flower my TH tattered floral die, both using My Minds Eye DP. This is for the following challenges:

Lets Ink it Up - Tag with a Vintage feel
Stamptacular Sunday - Distress it


Lisa Jane said...

Hi Brenda - wise decision - you need to get better and concentrate on that!
LOve both cards - but the gone with the wind one is my favourite as i am a sucker for old films.
I love the DP's and that flourish
Lisa ;)
ps BIG HUG xx

Lynda said...

Hi Brenda you have been busy since I've been away and loads of gorgeous cards! I'm really sorry that you're still not feeling well. You really ought to be thinking about 'you' you know - even DT stuff can take a back seat too. With your health problems it can take so much longer to shake off infections and stuff so resting up needs to be a priority. Please take care and think about number one for a change lol. I know I sound like Mother Hen but I really am worried about you.


Lynda xxx

Lynda said...

PS I forgot to say thanks for entering your beautiful tag into our 'Sapphire' Dare this week too!

Love Lynda xxx

Creativek(shraddha) said...

I absolutely love your tag!The card is gorgeous and soo romantic!

chris said...

Hi B, what stunning artworks you have here, love the top one I have never seen gone with the wind, its on my to do list!
love the tag its just soooooooooooo gorgeous, hope you are on the mend, thanks for thinking of me yesterday. love and hugs chris xx

Unknown said...

Both are wonderful but I love the tag hun blue and gold are lovely together aren't they?

I am sorry things are not going to well for you at present if you want to chat you have my e-mail will see you when your around and I hope your feeling better soon

Love Dawn xx

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda, I'm sorry to hear you are not well. I've been away for some time as I was on holiday but I now am trying slowly to visit my fave blogs and yours is one I always love to come by as your cards are always an inspiration to me. Take care and get well soon xxxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, sorry to hear that you are still feeling so rough, I do so agree with you its more important that you get yourself well again than worrying about your followers.
Both of your cards are gorgeous I love them both and your flower on the second is stunning. Take care with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Brenda

I have been away so I am sorry to hear you haven't been well - look after yourself hun.
Gorgeous card and tag. Thank you for playing at let's Ink It Up.

Hugs Ali c

lisa said...

Oh Brenda. I'm so sorry to hear you're still feeling so under the weather. You are right to concentrate on yourself and get well again. We will still be here when you feel like coming back but just take it easy and be pampered for a change, although knowing you, you'll still be busy with something!!
Both your cards are gorgeous. I see you've succumbed to the tattered florals, you lucky thing. They're still like gold dust. They look gorgeous on your card. I love the blues.
Take care of yourself and get well soon.
Hugs Lisax

Helen said...

Such beautiful work. Hope you get your health back to tiptop as soon as you can, that has to be your priority. We will delight in seeing anything you can do when you can do it!
Take care.

mckinkle said...

I love your card Brenda its just such a fab image and sentiment. Beautiful blues on your tag with lovely gold edged stamping.

Hope you get plenty of time to recuperate properly Brenda.

Keryn x

sandra said...

Hope you will be better soon!

Your creations are perfect!
I just looove that card!
Unforgettable kiss...aaaaaa...lol.

Kathy said...

Beautiful card Brenda, Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers

Catherine said...

Your card is gorgeous Brenda ! "Gone with the Wind" is one of my favorite books of all times... Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week and good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda
I have left something for you on my blog. Now I am back from my hols I can catch up with what you have done
Love sarah X

Nicola said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend but yes you do need sometime for yourself. Your creations are great i love them both. Take care. Hugs Nicola xx

Lynne K said...

Hi Brenda. Sorry you're still not feeling well. Glad to hear you are going to ease up a bit and look after yourself. Take all the time you need, we'll still be here.

Love both cards, but especially the first one. So romantic! xxx

Jo said...

Beautiful tag, love the rose. Thanks for joining in with us at MTTC :o)

Netty said...

Gorgeous tag, such great textures and colours. Thank you for playing at Lets Ink It Up. Annette x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous crafting. Love both of them heaps.

Hope you feel better soon (((hugs))) xx

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wow wonderful flowers !!beautiful cards!! thanks for joining in our challenge.

PatR said...

Love your card and tag Brenda. Totally understand where you are coming from healthwise and taking it easy. Look after yourself and get yourself right.

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful card and stunning tag, the blues, white and gold on the tag one of your slightly unusual combinations but works so well. Gone with the wind that title kept blowing through my mind but I could never have done it justice as you have thank you do much for sharing with us at TT. Good decision you have so many commitments these days its a wonder how you do it all. Take care and have fun xx Zoe

Kendra said...

I had never thought blues to be vintage, but this is gorgeous!!!! Great tag! Thanks for sharing at Let's Ink It Up!

Unknown said...

Stunning tag, love the blues and your flower and butterfly are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up. Hope you are feeling better real soon. Cheers.

Linapyssel said...

As allways you are a wise woman Brenda! I take my hat of to you for thinking first and foremost of your health. The most important thing is that you get well!!
My thoughts are with you and I have to say ..not a tiny bit shows on your super work that you are feeling under the weather.
The Scarlet and Rett...my ohmy...it´s superb!!!!!

Please get better soon
Many warm hugs Lina

I have had my scrapevent now and it was a great success I´m both tires and happy...mostly happy so that is why I haven´t been in to check on you these past few days!

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

Blogland will wait!!

You just need to get yourself back into good health.

Don't push yourself .. .. just take your time and get well and truly better.

Take care matie.

Love and hugs
Jules xx

Kat said...

These are both gorgeous Brenda. I love the image and the flowers on the card. (One of my fav books and films too!) And the colours you've used on the tag are just gorgeous.

I'm sure everyone will understand that your health must come first. You try to concentrate on yourself and just do what you have to for a wee while.

Take care,

Kat x

Tracy said...

Two absolutely gorgeous creations, but my favourite has to be Gone With The Wind, as you know it's my favourite film too.
I love the elements of the second card too, That technique is brilliant.
Happy craft6ing
Tracy x

Teresa Carini said...

Hello! that your cards beautiful, very delicate, I do not know what to choose, because they are all beautiful!

Anonymous said...

OH WOW! Amazing gone with the wind card, so cool!!!

and love that tag!!!

Take Care of yourself!!!

cheryl said...

oh wow brenda hun,do hope you begin to feel better soon hun,really do try and rest as much as you can your card hun is just stunning,the image the detail just brilliant take care hun lvoe hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

Larisa said...

Oh, I love this card!!! It looks so special!))

Sadilla said...

Hi Dear,
what a lovely vintage cards you made! I like so much the black and white combo.... It's so smart but sweet...

Alex said...

card and tag are so beautiful! Like the colors of the tag and the image from the card!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

Lesley said...

These are both lovely! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

They are both stunning Brenda!

So wise of you to take care of yourself at the moment, blogland won't disappear :)

Take good care now hun,

pinky said...

Stunning. Just didn't realise the couple where a stamp a all, excellent. The tag is just beautiful. Take of yourself Brenda, you won't be forgotten but certainly missed. Get better soon.

Sarah said...

Stunning work Brenda, so sorry you are still feeling below par, please take lots of care of yourself xxx

Sally H said...

Beautiful creations, Brenda! The first is so beautiful, and I love the distressing on the second. Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for joining in our book theme at TT this week!

Merry said...

Brenda.....I wish you a quick recovery and do take lots of time to care for yourself. Love these creations.....especially the blue and gold on the tag.

Claire said...

I hope you are feeling better soon Brenda, your creativity is still on top form though - gorgeous card and that tag is stunning!! Wow the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up, good luck and hope to see you next time too :-)
Claire xx

Cardmaking Galore said...

Fab vintage card!

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous makes Brenda. I love the tag. I'm soory you've not been well. Take care of yourself and concentrate on getting better.

Take care,

Nikki x

Annette said...

Beautiful creations, all! I love the gorgeous tag you've created for SSC this week - the images & colours are fabiulous! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Agnieszka M said...

Brenda, Your Tag is stunning. I love your idea.
Great Job!!!

Thank you for playing with us on the LET'S INK IT UP challenge. Good Luck!



Two very different, and very stunning projects Brenda - I love them both. I am so sorry that you are not well at the moment - you are doing the right thing by taking a break for a while, and I hope you will come back soon, with your batteries fully re-charged.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Michelle said...

A wonderful card Brenda and perfect for this weeks TT challenge. Thanks for joining us
x Michelle

MadeByKarla said...

you're so talented! Love your cards, you have definitely inspired me!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Brenda, what a gorgeous card. I love the nostalgic image and your sentiment is perfect. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x
ps your tag is stunning too x

Carolyn said...

What a great tag. I love this distressing technique. It has great colors. It's perfect for our distressed challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us at SSC.
Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Brenda, I hope you're starting to feel better. Your tag is beautiful.
Thanks for playing along at Let's Ink It Up.
Sam xx

Juls said...

I do Love that Rhett and Scarlet image!!! you have definatly cpatured the magic of the film, stunning cards! Thinking of you, hope you will be feeling better soon! Hugs Juls

Mel said...

Hi Brenda, lovely cards - very romantic. Mel x