Sunday, 7 April 2019

Showers and Flowers


It's time for our  new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'April showers bring May flowers' and 'Springtime'. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both.

So lots of flowers for my Stamping Sensations creation suggesting there have been a good few showers already to bring on those lovely blooms which are mostly all Chocolate Baroque with the exception of the Poppies which are Inkylicious. I stamped the all with my current favourite inks Versafine Clair, added the dancing girl and raindrops both of which are Inkylicious and the sentiment which is computer generated. I added glossy accents to the raindrops.


I make no excuses for bringing out William Wordsworth yet again but the lovely Penny Black verse just has to be used this time of year along with the lovely 40-378 Daffodil Dance which I repeat stamped using Distress Markers to fit within the aperture and also stamped PB Aspire and used  Pan Pastels for the shading in he background.


And another for Stamping Sensations which is one of my recent Hochanda TV samples for Pete Simpson, distress inks for the background and the flowers were stamped onto the same piece of inky card and cut out and decoupaged onto the base card which also has a corner element using a stencil and texture paste. You can buy all of Pete's stamps, stencils and card etc., on his web site here.

My team mates have some lovely inspiration to share so please do pop over to the challenge blogs and see what they have created, I also hope you will join our challenges this month.
 
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40 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful cards Brenda
Gr Karin

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two very beautiful cards

Mervi said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda;-))m

Helen said...

Both beautiful!

Wendy L said...

Stunning cards Brenda, so pretty and perfectly Springtime, xxx

Craftyfield said...

Both gorgeous Brenda! xx

Lynne K said...

Beautiful spring cards, Brenda. Had to smile at your description of the first one, as we've definitely had plenty of showers already, and that was in March, so goodness knows what we're going to get in April! x

Astrid Maclean said...

Two wonderful Spring cards showing the different faces Spring can present :o) The water/rain droms on the first one look so real, amazing!
Happy Sunday and have a good week!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda, beautifully designed and such wonderful colours, Kate x x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two lovely card that brighten up my day Brenda. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for the view out of my craft room window, which is very grey at the moment. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Viv said...

Wonderful as always (nearly as good as Mo's chest) x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, I'm sure that Ryns water droplets and raindrops stamps are going to be making quite an appearance this month.

Sue xx

Ellibelle said...

You have created such beauties again, Brenda. Love each one of these cards and how wonderful is that Daffodil sentiment!

Mrs.B said...

Lovely cards Brenda, the raindrops on the first look amazing and so real(unlike my previous efforts). Gorgeous daffodil card and of course you had to use that verse which is perfect. Love the last with it's gorgeous colour tones and what patience you must have fussy cutting all those flowers, but worth the effort.
Avril xx

Marlies said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. Lots of lovely flowers and the raindrops look great. Marlies

KandA said...

All beautiful cards Brenda, Gorgeous colours and lots of wonderful flowers xx

Leanne Harris said...

fabulous creations Brenda all perfect for Spring xxxx

ALI said...

Gorgeous creations Brenda, lovely colour combos x

pinky said...

Very pretty cards Brenda. Loving the colours and the little raindrops in the first one!

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow, what nice cards again. I also like the cards below very much. A great selection again.
Hugs Carola

coldwaters2 said...

Wow, wow and wow, beautiful creations Brenda the images and designs are wonderful well done
hugs
lorraine x

Sarah said...

You have showcased springtime perfectly on these three lovelies Brenda. Gorgeous spring colours. The daffs are my favourite, I rescued the last of ours from the garden so they wouldn't get battered by the foul weather we had last Thursday!! xx

Sally H said...

Three stunning creations, Brenda! I love them all. We have had a bit of sunshine yesterday and today, and my spring bulbs are putting on a bit of a show - not many daffodils have come up this year. Not sure if the squirrels have had them or it just isn't a good year. I am hanging my nose over Pete's stamps. They are lovely!

Carole said...

Lovely cards as always Brenda...do love the spring daffodils and all the colours you have used in the other cards.....super!

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous trio of cards all with really lovely images and super designs, like the raindrops too.

Kath x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Also here is raining and I'm happy, because Nature needs water in this time of the year, as the title of Stamping Sensation Challenge says :D
Love all your three cards, especially the first one, so creative and magical, and the last one with its vibrant colours, the stencilled mandala and the amazing decoupaged flowers! Hope to have time to play in :)
Big hugs!

Mia said...

Lovely spring cards, Brenda!

linda said...

Oh my goodness, these are all so right and pretty, it feels like a breath of fresh spring air!

Linby said...

What a lovely bright cheerful and beautiful selection of makes. I love the first card as your composition is just brilliant.

Donna Ellis said...

How fun to do the Hochanda samples, Brenda - congratulations! And beautiful card shares with lovely colors! hugs, de

Pat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I love the fabulous colours on the last one with the gorgeous flower image.

Pat xx

crafty-stamper said...

Three gorgeous cards Brenda love all the stamps and the watercolour effect
Carol x

Greta said...

Oh wow--what gorgeous cards, Brenda! The first 2 are cool, but the third one is a stunner!

Gerrina said...

I like the little lady with umbrella stamp; such a cheerfull one! And combined with all the beautiful flowers this post is a feast to look at. Favorite just because of the silhouette stamp is the first... Hugs, Gerrina

Caty said...

WWooww Brenda !! Your cards are GORGEOUS !! Love the three, love their designs and the colours you have used, Great !!
I wish you a very nice day,
Take care, and big hugs,
Caty

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful Spring colours and gorgeous floral designs Brenda, lovely work as always.
Lorraine

Fikreta said...

these cards are gorgeous!

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beautiful trio of floral cards Brenda...so pretty!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Marianne said...

Nothing wrong with Wordsworth, espcially with those sweet daffodil images.
Sorry I haven't visiting much lately, but I'm happy to see you've been busy creating some wonderful cards.
Marianne x

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
What super cards and your wonderful designs are so fab and very SPRING like .
The colour choices just look very stunning and beautiful as does your designs.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT
PS Thank you so much for your lovely and very beautiful sympathy card.