Sunday, 5 May 2019

In an English Country Garden


It's time for our  new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'In an English Country Garden' and 'All things Feminine'. I am also posting over at the Chocolate Baroque blog today and you can see my shares further down making this a bit of a lengthy post so a cuppa or glass of something might be in order.



My top card used one of my favourite Penny Black images called Venetian Summer although on this occasion my elegant lady is on a trip to Paris. After stencilling the Parisian background I created a frame using some really old dies and repeat stamped PB Summer Dream around the top inking the stamp with Distress Markers. I stamped and coloured the lady, cut her out and placed her in the foreground.

The card above used Chocolate Baroque stamps from the Honey Bee set which is one of our prizes at Stamping Sensations this month, I did a bit of masking to add the Digitalis which I stamped with Versafine Clair, stamped the words Summer also a CB stamp and cut out a couple of stamped and coloured Bumble Bees.


This lovely bloom is another new release from PB, I adore all the Brushstroke stamps as they are so easy to use especially with a stamp platform as you can build up the colour, I have listed all products over at the PB&M challenge blog.

I know it's rather indulgent of me buying rather more than I dare to admit last month and have just taken delivery of another order from the most recent release, but in my defence when I was so ill in the Autumn and Winter I lost all interest in craft and didn't buy any new stamps or crafty goodies, so am making up for it now.........what a lame excuse!!


The above piece is the New Home card I made for our eldest Granddaughter and boyfriend (the wedding is planned for May next year so exciting planning going on) who recently bought their first house. All stamps are Chocolate Baroque and some from the other stamp set which forms part of this month's SS prize. As an avid Liverpool supporter I was mortified when she told me the name of the road she was moving to was Everton Road and if you look closely I couldn't resist putting beneath the name plate 'aka Anfield Road', she took it all in good humour. 

And now for my Chocolate Baroque creations from our show on Hochanda TV last month, details of all stamps and techniques used can be fond on the blog here.


Thanks for popping in to take a look, I always appreciate your visits and words of encouragement.
 
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41 comments:

Craftyfield said...

Wow Brenda, what a collection! Highlighting my favourites, the sunset scene and the Village street are superb! The one that is perfect in everyway is the Penny Black lady in Paris, it has the most delicate stencilling and "watercoloured" stamping and such a subtle and soft colour combination. xx

Crafting Queen said...

You have been a busy bee. Love all your creations,they are wonderful. Have a great day. Hugs Anesha

gwen70 said...

Stunning cards Brenda, really wouldn't want to pick a favorite, they are all so gorgeous.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Brenda gorgeous and stunning stamping work you did.

Gr Karin

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Wouw wat zijn je kaarten weer prachten
Groetjes Gerrie

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning collection Brenda, but the centre piece has to be the wonderful street that you've created for your Granddaughter, using all of those super CB houses.

Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Brenda what fabulous collection of artwork...you've certainly been busy...don't blame you for treating yourself new crafty things always cheers us up

Anne

Marlies said...

A beautiful collection of cards Brenda. I cannot choose which one I like best they are all lovely. Your card with the street for your granddaughter is a very good idea. Great make! Marlies x

Viv said...

Wonderful collection of stunning work B.
I really have to have that beautiful PB brush stamp - (if only I could work out how not to have the tax man double the prices!

My heart rate just got back to {near} normal this morning. xx

ALI said...

Fabulous collection Brenda and what a scene you've created! X

Joan said...

Oh wow Brenda, an amazing collection of cards, had a little smorgasbord at the card for your grand daughter!


Joan

Ellibelle said...

Such amazing creations, Brenda! You have used the stamps so beautifully with the wonderful colors and stunning designs showing them off so well!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Ciao Brenda, hai fatto benissimo a comprare alcuni nuovi timbri! :D LOL
Te li meriti, per la tua pazienza e per tutto quello che hai sofferto!
Le tue creazioni sono tutte dolcissime, con splendidi colori e scene meravigliose! Hai usato tante tecniche e forme diverse, io ho sempre qualcosa da imparare qui e tante ispirazioni!!
La prima card è così delicata con la donna elegante nella cornice ad arco, e che bell'effetto la timbrata dei fiori con acqua sul frame!!
La seconda è davvero estiva, speriamo che il sole appaia anche qui... Oggi vento forte e pioggia... e fa di nuovo freddo. :(
La terza card è favolosa e così solare! Il fiore sembra dipinto e che bel background!!! Wow!
The concertina card è adorabile!!! :D Una scena favolosa e molto dolce!! Il cartello con il nome della via e il suo vecchio nome mi ha fatto sorridere. :D Un bel pensiero per tua nipote!! Le tue cards per CB sono stupende, le ho appena ammirate sul blog di Chocolate Baroque. La prima è la mia preferita, mi fa davvero sognare, con quel bellissimo sentiment e il paesaggio alberato riflesso nell'acqua!!! I colori caldi danno un senso di pace e di gioia!!
Abbracci!! Buona settimana!

linda said...

These are all beautiful, brenda! I love browsing from one to the next to see the variety of colours and designs. I think you have a perfectly good reason to treat yourself to new goodies. :)

cuilliesocks said...

Well Brenda, you've outdone your creations today, what a wonderful selection of cards, all beautifully designed and coloured. Fabulous inspiration, Kate x

pinky said...

I definitely get a sore finger coming to your blog Brenda for all that scrolling up and down to get a better look. What an amazing post today!!

Carole said...

Wow Brenda...as always your creations bowl me over. I love all of these and I really don't know how you get the time. It takes me ages just to come up with an idea! You really are one very talented lady...and yes you deserve to treat yourself...who doesn't! xx

Mervi said...

Omg how gorgeous they all are, but my fave is the first Venetian in Paris, stunning;-))m

crafty-stamper said...

WOW you have been busy all fabulous samples and stamps I love them all but love the delicate feminine first one one just that little bit more!
Carol x

Kathleen said...

Good grief Brenda, what a fabulous array of wonderful creations.
If I went into detail about them all I would be here all night, so I will just say that they are all wonderful.

Kath x

Fikreta said...

these are so very pretty!

Leanne Harris said...

Oh my Brenda, so many beautiful makes. Who can blame you for going on a spending spree after being so poorly for so long!!!! Well, I've got a favourite and that the new home card for your Granddaughter - I think that's an absolute stunner - they must have loved it!!!! You enjoy your bank holiday crafting and keep warm, it's a bit different to the Easter weekend isn't it!!!!! Lots of love xxxx

kiwimeskreations said...

Amazing cards Brenda - your talent always amazes me and leaves me in awe of your work.
Blessings
Maxine

Gerrina said...

Love the P. Black card and lady; you make beautiful cards with that image!
The housecard is my favorite though; super how you combined all stamps and made a beautiful scene for your granddaughter!
What a treat and poeh what a lot samples! Hugs, Gerrina

KandA said...

As always and absolutely amazing collection of cards Brenda. The stamping and designs are all fabulous and I especially love the new home card you made for your granddaughter xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, B! Your Hochanda creations look amazing with your lovely backgrounds and "repeat stamping" to create such depth. I am also in love with your tourist in Paris - the pink tones are so soft and feminine - very romantic. My favorite is your incredible PB Brushstroke bloom with the amazing embossed mat, and the lovely lattice in the background! Exquisite! hugs, de

Mrs.B said...

A stunning collection of cards Brenda, and I love your new PB stamp, such a gorgeous bloom. Your PB lady looks fabulous with the Parisian background surrounded by the floral frame and I'm sure your Granddaughter loved that amazing New Home card. Lovely CB shares too.
Avril xx

Sarah said...

Such a brilliant collection of cards Brenda. Your New Home card is fantastic and your nod to Anfield made me smile!! xx

Linby said...

wow you have been busy. I nearly used the lady from your first card - great minds think alike lol! It looks beautiful and so elegant.
I love that scene your did for your Granddaughter and the joke. The sunset one is just amazing -love it.
Anyone who had 32 injections is allowed to overspend!
L x

Pat said...

All such beautiful cards Brenda, I love the New Home one for your granddaughter fabulous scene and my favourite is the super bee and the hive.

Pat xx

Greta said...

The first card is so gorgeous & my favorite! You're an amazing designer!

Caty said...

OOOh Brenda.. Your cards are so so Gorgeous !! Love love them, all are my fave! Wonderful and elegant papers, beautiful colours, embellishments and so lovely designs. Congratulations !
I wish you a very nice day,
Big hugs, Caty

nnalorac said...

Stunning selection of cards. Lovely stroll through your post, I know I don’t make cards like you but I do admire what you create. Carol xx

Carol said...

WOW awe inspiring collection of cards - Beautiful Have a lovely evening xx

coldwaters2 said...

WOW I am blown away by the creativity and inspiration of each card Brenda stupendous work
hugs
lorraine x

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi Brenda, thank you for the lovely comments you have made on my blog. I am slack-j[AWED] by your incredible stamping talent just the cards on this one post alone. Wow! Will have to check out this Hochanda TV sometime. xoxo

Mrs A. said...

I love the new home card that you have made above. I keep meaning to buy those stamp sets. Now iv’e seen your card I really do need to get them . Other cards are all super too. Hugs Mrs A.

SusanLotus said...

Very pretty cards!
<3

Sally H said...

wow, brenda! What an absolute feast for the eyes! I love them all, but the tree one's are my favourites (not at all predictable am I? I may have to go shopping (once I've checked what I already own, lol)

Lynne K said...

Oh my goodness, Brenda, what an amazing set of cards! I'm with Sally on the tree ones, but they are all fabulous. I'm constantly in awe of your ability to keep coming up with stunning designs month after month! xx

HilaryJane said...

All these cards are wonderful, you are definitely on a roll. Can't decide which one I like most xx