Saturday, 13 July 2019

A variety of flowers and Confetti in the making


Morning Peeps, apologies for the lack of visits this week, my back gave out on me last weekend with constant sciatica along with a dodgy shoulder, I've been pretty good lately so guess it was about time for an MS relapse. So sitting at my desk and computer has been a no go for more than a few minutes at a time, not ideal when I have Hochanda samples to get out of the door this week.

Saturday and time for a new challenge at Allsorts where our host is Tracy who has chosen the theme of 'CAS' and for the winner we have a pretty floral die and frame set from Sizzix.

I also have a sneak peek of some of what's coming up on tomorrows Stamp Addicts show on Hochanda at 12 noon, it's a Christmas show with several different Poinsettia stamps, plus more. Also my shares from my post today over at the Chocolate Baroque blog, this months Hochanda show was all about Roses so I was in my element.

For my Allsorts DT card I have gone for this lovely Penny Black stamp again, I really do love this one as you might have guessed from it's repeat appearances in various colours. As usual I used Distress Markers direct to stamp with a spritz of water and built up the colour by stamping a few times using my Tonic stamp platform. The sentiment is also Penny Black and to soften the colour I used grey ink and added a little of the magenta coloured Distress Marker and again a spritz of water which gave a nice soft finish with a hint of colour.

I made this one using two of the lovely new Poinsettia stamps in different sizes stamped onto vellum and heat embossed with details clear EP.
Here's my Chocolate Baroque shares from the Hochanda shows which were all about Roses, they are perfect images for making Summer cards........and confetti, I have been dehydrating rose petals on a daily basis to fill little boxes to hand out to guest as they arrive at Church for our eldest Granddaughters wedding. 

Full details of how I made them and all the stamps used can be found here................

  


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33 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Brenda these are stunning cards love them
Gr Karin

Janette said...

Had to pop over and say how fabulous these designs are, such beautiful cards.x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful array of cards Brenda, I love the Christmas card with the vellum poinsettias and the purple and teal card in particular.

Sue xx

Carole said...

Brenda...once again a fabulous feast for the eyes..wonderful cards.No favourite..they are all so brilliant and different. Sorry you are having a flare up...hope all soon settles for you..no fun being in pain.Feel better soon Hugs xx

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful work Brenda, The thistles card is my favourite, great design, great stamping! Sorry to hear about your relapse, hope it will be short. xx

Wendy L said...

So much beautiful work Brenda, all so gorgeous, xxx

ALI said...

Just stunning Brenda, love them all. Hope you feel better soon x

cuilliesocks said...

Your cards are always so beautiful and inspirational Brenda, fabulous designs and I especially love the first one, love that colour you've used.
sorry to hear that you've been poorly, sciatic is so painful, I hope it eases soon, take care, Kate x

Kathleen said...

Love your CAS card, great image and colours.
Some more superb creations with great image and designs.
Hope you have a better week.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

So so sorry for your pain, Brenda, hope that it's only a bad moment and not a MS relapse. Take care of you!
I'm speechless for the array of wonderful cards that you was able to do despite the pain... and I'm really in love with your Penny Black CAS, WOW!!!! Such amazing stamp and your technique with DI markers and water looks wonderfully with those colours!!! Also the sentiment has a fab pale tone, this card it's a delightful work!
I already enjoyed your CB samples on the CB blog, they are all wonderful! You made a great compilation of roses cards and your ink technique with the spritz of water is really intriguing for me, thanks for sharing an useful tip :)
The new poinsettias stamps look gorgeous on vellum and all the gold makes your card very festive and elegant! Love the frame with the branches and the background, too!
Big hugs, hope that you have a peaceful Sunday!

Liz said...

Stunning selection of card, Brenda. Sorry to hear you've not had a good week, hope you'll be feeling much better this week. xx

kiwimeskreations said...

what exquisite cards Brenda - I am constantly amazed by how much you achieve against the odds. Praying that this current 'flare' will settle quickly.
Blessings
Maxine

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Dear B. Sorry indeed to hear of back sciatica and shoulder all going whoop-ee!! together, something you could do without, it’s funny isn’t it when things travel along smoothly for a while, you almost hold your breath!?

Lovely lovely variety of cards as well as magnificent creations! All ready to inspire us. The other day as I used my PP first time in ages was thinking of you and how skilful you are with them, I see there’s a card below.

Hard to pick a fav but think it might be the poinsettia Card, the background makes them really pop! Thanks for sharing dear B.. rest up watching Le Tour that’s what I’m doing 😆
hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Gerrie's kaarten said...

Brenda wat heb je weer schitterde kaarten gemaakt.Ik kijk er met veel plezier naar
Groetjes Gerrie xx

Crafting Queen said...

Hope your back feels better soon. Great cards as ever. Take care.x

Ellibelle said...

All beautiful creations Brenda with the wonderful floral stamps!
I'm sorry to hear about your health issues, hoping you feel better very soon! It's definitely not easy to sit on computer when in pain!

Viv said...

Fabulous post showing off your wonderful array of cards. Cannot pick a fave, they're all gorgeous! x

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Brenda - You are always an inspiration with your creations, but more, the way you push through your "difficulties" and aspire to serve others brings me constantly to a desire to do the same. Such a special person you are, and grateful am I that you are in my little life. thank you. Your cards are amazing! The gold in the vellum flowers is beyond elegant, and that CB rose is GORGEOUS! They are all lovely creations (as are you.) love, de

Marlies said...

Beautiful elegant cards as allways Brenda. Lovely rose cards and a very good idea to dry rose petals as confetti, so romantic.
Your Christmas card with the lovely ponsettias is beautiful in the gold and whites.
All great cards,
Take care, hope your back soon feels better.
Marlies x

crafty-stamper said...

All fabulous cards Brenda and love all the stamps-hope you feel better soon-was just thinking how well health wise you were doing lately too
Carol x

Linby said...

I love all the different ways you have used the same stamp - they are all so colourful too.
Rose petal confetti sounds wonderful and kind to the earth too.

pinky said...

What a stunning collection of cards Brenda. So beautiful and very inspirational. I hope you feel better again soon and get some relief!!

Mervi said...

Wow stunning cards!
I have had problems with my shoulder too from the spring, the writing is sometimes imbosible as you know;-))m

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning post and all are so pretty....keep well and on track soon...healing hugs your way.xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A stunning selection of cards Brenda and every one of them an absolute joy. I'm so sorry to hear that you've not been too well again and I hope that you're feeling better soon xx

Sarah said...

Amazing cards Brenda, I particularly love the gold embossed vellum blooms, they look incredible. So sorry to hear that you are suffering and hope that you will soon get some relief xx

Craftychris said...

Ooh such beautiful cards, each and every one is a stunner! So sorry you are not doing well at the mo. Take care of yourself. Big hugs xxxxxxxxxxxx

KandA said...

Hi Brenda, well I'm finally here catching up with all your makes from the last few weeks and as always they are absolutely stunning and a feast for the eyes. Sorry to here things aren't going well healthwise and hope you feel better again soon xx

Pat said...

Beautiful cards, as always, Brenda, the second one with the vellum Poinsettias is absolutely stunning. Hope you are feeling a little better and that your sciatica has eased a little. Have a good evening.

Pat xx

Gerrina said...

Not so good to read that the MS was playing up again...and so sweet of you to put some of the time that was left over to comment! I do like to read what you think about my makes.
Myself? I was to bussy cleaning and decluttering the house, so I'm so late commenting... But with a good result for our house :)
Love roses and to see them here in so many ways is a fest for the eyes! Love the velum one; it's so delicate and elegant looking. But the first is my favorite; great colouring! Hugs, Gerrina

Fikreta said...

Brenda these cards are so pretty!

Greta said...

Great design for the first card--so pretty! Lovely roses cards! But oh my goodness--I can't stop staring at the Christmas card, Brenda--so elegant & beautiful! Hope you're feeling better. My hubby is having some sciatica problems, but not nearly as bad as some people.

HilaryJane said...

All these cards are stunning. I don't know how you manage to keep up the pace of your cardmaking and with a bad back too. Hope it is better soon xx