Saturday, 5 May 2012

My new 'wheels'

It's Saturday morning which can mean only one thing, a new challenge at Allsorts and this week the lovely Jo would like to see 'Black and White' projects, so I am one happy bunny as I love working with that colour combo.

But first I want to share a picture of my new mobility scooter, is it neat or what ? Certainly not the cheapest on the market, but it's so natty as it folds into itself and fits my little boot a treat...............and there's still room from a bag or two shopping, so what more could a girl ask for.

Daisy seems to think it's a new play thing and had great fun chasing it up and down the path on it's test runs yesterday and took up her place as unofficial guardian of the scooter....or could be she's just a poser. But with her sitting next to it you can get a pretty good idea just how compact it is....................and take note no basket, those silly plastic things on most of the mobility scooters just freak me.

Now my DT card and unusually for me there's no stamping, instead quite a lot of die cuts. I started by sticking a piece of DP onto some white cardstock to give it more rigidity before cutting the aperture. I stuck pieces of very narrow black card onto the reverse to create a lattice effect and mounted onto a piece of white linen cardstock and the a black base card. I added leaves and swirls, a rose made from organza ribbon and stick pin, quite a simple card but quite effective I think.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.


iReneM said...

That's a real neat chariot, Brenda, and it is good to see that Daisy approves :)
Your card is beautiful - love all the details and the ribbon flower and swirly leaves are lovely.

Louise said...

Fabulous card Brenda and lovely new wheels,now make sure you do not run over anyone's toes.
Hugs Louise xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a lovely card love the shape with the strips on the back

jacqui x

Marianne said...

I can see why you are so taken with your new wheels, it's a really nifty design.
I see you've also embraced the lattice technique, love the card, black and white do look so elegant when done properly and you certainly know how to do it.

Beryl said...

Yeah. It's arrived and it so tiny. Worth waiting to get just the right one.
Your card is beautiful - the black lattice is stunning and the organza flower is so gorgeous.
Have a great weekend - hope it stays dry for you.
Beryl xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Just love your new set of wheels Brenda and what an adorable dog...I want to cuddle him....
hopefully your scooter will make like much easier for you.
YOur card is perfect and I want to have a go and the trellis technique....
Have a great week end


Sally H said...

Your scooter looks brilliant Brenda! I love it. Great entertainment for Daisy too! Your card is beautiful. That flower is exquisite. LOVE it!

Gerrina said...

That set of wheels look realy fast! Great that you will be a lot more "mobile"now! Lovely card! Looks like you enjoyed yourself by making is! Have a nice weekend! Greetings, Gerrina

Paula (PEP) said...

Thrilled about your scooter & isn't it neat. Daisy looks like she'll guard it extremely well......animals really have such characters!
Love your card - the spots on the paper pick up the spots on the butterfly's wings beautifully & I love that decorated pin with the rose. The placing of your patterned paper is brilliant with those swirls in the corners.
Paula (PEP)

Anonymous said...

awesome new scooter Brenda! and adore Miss Daisy shes such a doll!!!

Beautiful black and white card, love the latticework!

Enjoy the weekend xoxo

Natka said...

Beautiful card!

mckinkle said...

Morning Brenda!

Lurve the new wheels, I can imagine many a happy shopping trip on those and as you say, nice and compact! Ooh those plastic baskets are perfect for scooping all of your buys into before fighting your way to the tills!

Sadly, I know there will still be plenty of ignoramusii out there that will do the lemming dive infront of you expecting you not to hit them and then of course theres always their big shopping bags that will get swung in your chops as they bustle past you because clearly you are not there but I do live in hope that all of those awful people will give you the space and respect that you give them.

Im with you B, bring on the black and white challenges, they are the BEST!

Hello to the adorable Daisy and I can almost feel those gorgeous warm squidgy ears from here! Give her a bear hug from me! And that little terror too while you're at it! It bet she is having a whale of a time and I wonder what she thinks of your new wheels!?!

Have a lovely weekend B
Keryn xx

Crafting Queen said...

Glad you found a scooter that works for you. Your little guard is adorable. :) Great card also.

Sarah said...

Your new scooter is fab Brenda. Just love your card, stunnning details and beautiful colours x

Helen said...

The card is stunning, and your scooter looks great - very trim!! Hope it really helps you get about more. Hope we put on a good display this afternoon (actually I don't care as long as we win!!) ......

Chrissy said...

Love the black and white Brenda...gorgeous card.
Love the rose and the lattice...and a very smart nifty scooter..


Whisper said...

Looks like Daisy would secretly like to have a go on your new scooter !!, i know Whisper would :)

WOW am loving the monochrome and your flower and lattice work is amazing - such patience, Luv Sam x

Nicola said...

Stunning creation Brenda and very elegant, the black and white really give it the wow factor!
Have a great weekend
Hugs Nicola xxx

Mervi said...

Congrats for your new wheels, be careful.
The card is stunning and beautiful.
And now it's raining here too;-))m

Tanya said...

Your card is fab Brenda, I love the trellis diecut, and the butterfly is gorgeous :) Congratulations on your new vehicle, I can imagine it'll make your life a lot easier now :) your dog is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Enjoy your weekend,
Tags xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

HI Brenda ! Beautiful black & white card. The 'trellis' behind the gorgeous flower & branches is perfect ! Your new wheels look awesome and Daisy has the sweetest look on her face ! Have a great weekend, Shirley

susiestacey said...

Hi Brenda, great wheels for zipping around on, hope these are better for you. Love todays card just looks so elegant. Now don't be doing wheelies around the garden, have a good weekend x Susan x

Linby said...

Great little scooter - as long as you put equal amounts of shopping craft goodies on each side you will be fine LOL!
Love the card, so much inspiration and so little time to craft!
Lynn x

nnalorac said...

Looks a mean machine Brenda, looks like Daisy approves too, she's gorgeous by the way. Your card, oh I do love this, gorgeous pin ( I do love mine, thank you) and ribbon rose. Carolxx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is such a creative take on the B&W theme. Wishing you loads of happy miles on your new wheels.

Scrappymax said...

Beautiful card Brenda and the black and white really makes all the lattice work stand out. Love you new wheels and so sweet to see Daisy keeping a watchful eye over it.
Max x

PatR said...

Great new wheels Brenda, you go girl!!. Enjoy the freedom it will give you.
Your card is beautiful and so very elegant, I love it.

Lisa Jane said...

oh lol.. i just love your racing car! .. have you got L plates??
LOve your card - so striking .. and the flower is just gorgeous
Lisa x

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

Your scooter just needs a few "go faster" stripes and the odd butterfly embellishment!!

So pleased you managed to get one that will fit into your car .. .. a touch of freedom will return for you now!!!

Great card too by the way!

Sorry about the football :-(

Love Jules xx

Crafty Loops said...

Woowhooo new transport. Hope it helps you Brenda. Your card is so beautiful. Lee x

Kat said...

Thought I'd commented but then it disappeared! Great you got a scooter that goes in your car. Great for your independence. Daisy looks like she'd like a shot!

Love black and white cards and this is a beauty. That flower is stunning and the pin is gorgeous.

Take care,

Kat xx

btw the laptop is at a local computer shop. Chap thinks it might just be the keyboard. Cheaper than a new laptop! Pessimist here had even checked out prices of a new one!

Auntie Em said...

What an awesome set of wheels! No wonder you need someone to guard it for you! Daisy is such a beautiful pet. Let's hope she won't want to take it for a spin!

Your card is awesome as well. I love the layers and that flower with the stick pin in it is so elegant.
Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a great weekend! :)

Lynne K said...

The new wheels look great, Brenda, just need a bit of customisation! Hope they make life easier for you. Stunning card too. B & W is so effective. Gorgeous flower! x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Hi Brenda, your card is absolutely stunning as always, I love the gorgeous die cuts and the flower and the pin are really beautiful. So glad you managed to get a scooter that you can fit in the boot, I hope it makes getting out and about a bit easier for you, Daisy looks lovely too. The bit about the plastic baskets freaking you really made me laugh and I have to say I am in agreement with you on that
Lindsay xx

Anonymous said...

hi brenda! love your new wheels! it's nice to know that they make them so compact nowadays and i hope you enjoy some more independence with it. this card is beautiful and the flower is gorgeous!

Tracy said...

There's gonna be no stopping you now brenda, you'll be the fastest craft shopper around LOL! Daisy looks so cute.
I love your card, black and white is so effective. I love how you do your organza roses, you'll have to show me them, they are so pretty.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

May said...

Hi Brenda, How fantastic it folds to go in the boot... there will be no-stopping you now!! Enjoy.. Fabulous card those flowers are Gorgeous... Wee Daisy is sooo sweet... Love her.. Hugs May x x x

Lau W said...

Daisy is a so sweet guardian :-)) Your new transport is great !
Love your card, elegant again, aw ! Love b&w !

Zoechaos said...

Brenda this is Stunning that flower is a sensation XOXO Zoe

Debs said...

Stunning card Brenda - the lattice work is gorgeous as is the flower.
Your chariot looks perfect and the regained freedom it will give you will be so worth it.
Enjoy the rest of the extended weekend.
Take care.
Debs xx

Maria said...

Hi Brenda
Fabulous card. Balck & white is so elegant, love the trellis and flower.
maria x

Anonymous said...

Love b&w too, but too busy this week to have a play unfortunately. Those are definitely natty wheels for sure, great design and I love the colour.


Teresa said...

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