Saturday, 1 June 2019

The focus is RED

Morning Peeps, it's Saturday and time for a new challenge Allsorts and it's another photo heavy post as I also have my shares from my post today over at the Chocolate Baroque blog. Our new Allsorts theme is hosted by Kath and her theme is 'Black and White plus One', and our sponsor is Stamp Addicts who are offering this weeks lucky winner a £15 store voucher.

It's no accident that my top card is RED as today is a very special day in Madrid, Liverpool are facing Spurs in the Champions League final, it will be a tense evening in our house as our youngest son, hubby and myself are Reds whilst another son is a Spurs supporter. I have my cup final shirt ready, red jeans and even red nails (with a Poppy on one), photo further down and keeping everything crossed that Mr K and the boys can bring silverware back to Anfield.

Purely a coincidence, but Stamp Addicts are on Hochanda TV tomorrow with some brand new floral stamps designed by Teri Sherman so both of Allsorts cards are samples I made ready for the show. The one at the top used the beautiful new Poppy set which include a background stamp and two stand alone Poppies which is what I have used on this card. The design is very similar to one of the samples I shared last week as I rather like how it turned out.

The background is Brushos, a Tattered Lace frame, the two Poppies coloured in with Koh-I-Noor paint, some TL leaves and a Penny Black die cut sentiment.

And as promised my Chocolate Baroque shares, I have included names of all stamps and what I did on each over at the blog...........

And here are my nails in readiness for this evening, I'm not overly keen on the white but the girl who does my nails every fortnight said it was the only colour the Poppy would show up on nicely and she's probably right.

Have a good weekend everyone, the weather forecast here in the UK is looking good and I have everything crossed the boys in red are on form and things will go to plan in Madrid.

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cuilliesocks said...

WOW for everything Brenda,beautifully designed cards,the poppy card is stunning.
Loving all the CB cards of course, I love the images and wonderful colours.
Gorgeous nails too, enjoy your footy and good luck, Kate x x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous, beautiful, gorgeous and 5 time beautiful cards Brenda.
you have bin busy again.

gr karin

Mervi said...

Gorgeous poppy stamp and beautiful card!
Fabulous CB samples, wow your nails are pretty.
Happy weekend,enjoy the footie;-))m

Cath Wilson said...

Haha, Brenda - LOVE your nails - that poppy is stunning! You're definitely 'reddy' for the big day ;-) (Sorry, couldn't resist that!)
Your cards are beautiful, Brenda. I love the poppies - beautiful - and beautifully shaded, despite what you said... love the shrooms, too, lots of them. I used to go hunting them out to photograph them, so I really do appreciate all their weird and wonderful shapes and colours. So much scope for artistic licence. The companies you 'work' for are very lucky to have you and your talent :-)
Enjoy this special day! I know my daughter in law will be watching in Turkey, where they're on holiday, and even my son - an avid Everton supporter - will be watching and supporting because he enjoys watching them with her.
Cath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning collection of gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the poppies at the top of the page from the new Teri Sherman stamps ( I love her artwork) and also the wonderful CB samples too. Your nails look fantastic.

Sue xx

Wendy L said...

Oh my, where do I start.
Love the nails, so jealous of those, mine are rubbish.
Cards are stunning and the first is just you, love the trellis.
Tonight some have gone from here on coaches just for the atmosphere, couldn't be bothered myself but upto them,
Up the reds, I really hope they do it for my John's sake and Kloppes too. Xxxx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Such beautiful nails, Brenda!! The girl is in right, the poppy just pops out from the white! :D
Fabulous CB samples, I have seen them on CB blog this morning and LOVE especially your stunning monolith with that very interesting background and the Chinese Lanterns! Your first card looks gorgeous too, such gorgeous poppies on the beautiful trellis, those leaves are very delicate and the brushos background looks delightful!
Have a fabulous evening with your favourite event!! :D

Ellibelle said...

Such beautiful creations Brenda. Gorgeous stamps and fantastic designs on each one.
Your nails look amazing!!

Craftyfield said...

Ooh those nails... love them! But can you craft with them on? Another impressive series of card, Brenda, and all beautiful! Enjoy the match and no fighting! xx

Pat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love the poppies. Great nails too.

Pat xx

Sarah said...

Sensational cards and the nails are fab too!! Have a fun evening!! xx

Mrs A. said...

Love the red poppy card but my favourite has to be the butterfly card. So gorgeous. Loving those beautiful nails too though
I did think we were going to see the red jeans hugs Mrs A.

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda and two really lovely images from Stamp Addicts, especially the first one, love t4he design and the black leaves.
Your CB cards are fabulous too, some really lovely images and some stunning backgrounds.

Love the nails BUT instead of teh lovely flower it should have been a football!
Hubby has gone to the 'club' to watch the match and youngest Austin is mortified that he may not be able to watch it as he has also been ill on holiday but Lynda said she was going to try to get the match on their TV so maybe she has bought a package of some sort. If they do not win he will cry all night.

Kath x

Carole said...

Another feast for the eyes Brenda...loving the first one (my favourite) ad your nails are fantastic too! Hugs xx

Leanne Harris said...

Fabulous collection as always Brenda and wow, look at those nails!!!!! (have mine done every three weeks but no so long as yours!) xxxx

Astrid Maclean said...

It's been a long time since I last visited, but I enjoyed my visit today! An amazing collection of cards, each beautiful in it's own right, I could not pick a favourite... Your nails look amazing too, the white one with the poppy looks super cool I think :o)Happy Sunday!

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful cards Brenda. Have a great week. Hugs Anesha x

Fikreta said...

wonderful cards!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Very nice cards...especially using red color...I wasn't always a fan of red but I'm starting to like it more and more.

Linby said...

so many fabulous inky samples - love them - so much inspiration.

Love your nails too.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous selection of cards and stamps -the first one is absolutely gorgeous and love the nails
carol x

KandA said...

Another stunning collection Brenda. Love the focus on red with the black and white on the first card and your super nails xx

Gerrina said...

Way behind with commenting...but enjoyed all the beautiful cards here. No favorite but more favorites and so much great inspiration again! You are so unbelieveble productive! Hugs, Gerrina

Gerrina said...

Oh wow so many beautiful cards again! Glad I;ve time to comment again! Not one, but more favorites here! The stamps you used are beautiful...and I do love them too... Got inspired again; thanks! Hugs, Gerrina

Greta said...

Hope your team won, Brenda! So fun to get all dressed for the game & to even have the nails! Gorgeous cards, as always! I really love the first one with the beautiful poppies & wonderful background!