Sunday, 1 December 2019

Friends are Angels


It's time for our  new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Anything Goes' and 'Flowers all Over'. Super prizes on offer at both

I'm going to me missing for a week or two now as it's my first cataract op in a few days and although the procedure is straightforward, they say I need to take extra care and have a couple of weeks screen free because of the pre-existing nerve damage which is irreversible and untreatable and the culprit of my increasing blindness. So will see you all very soon.

For my top card I used Penny Black Summer Dream inked with Distress Markers and stamped using several inkings to build up the colours. I added a wash of blue DI around the image and a new PB sentiment which I was thrilled to find brand new on e.bay, it's a pretty old one from the late 90's.


With an Anything Goes theme there had to be a Fairy which of course come in most instances as Lavinia ones and here I have used Aerial (lge), Mia (sm) and Mr Badger 2, this is also my entry into the December Butterfly Challenge. As usual the December theme is Fairies, Elves, Imps etc., I've not enter for a while as due to my eye issues I've restricted myself to DT work, but I do have quite a few Fairy cards in my file so today seems the perfect opportunity to share one of them. A Gelli Plate background, stamping with Versafine black and of course some glitter to the Fairy wings.

My second stamping Sensations share uses Penny Black stamps, this time the delicate Playful which for the purpose of my card are Buttercups. There is a matching die but it's a bit of an oddity as it doesn't cut the flowers out as one, instead each petal comes out in several pieces, so after a few frustrating attempts I got savvy and used sticky backed paper...............now doesn't that sounds just a tad Blue Peter............ and then they came out as whole flowers. The foliage is also Penny Black as is the die cut sentiment and a background of Pan Pastels.

Have a lovely Sunday everyone.
 
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34 comments:

Glennis F said...

Lovely cards Brenda. Sending my best wishes for your coming cataract op, I hope it goes well for you

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Schitterende kaarten heb je weer gemaakt Brenda
Groetjes Gerrie

Leanne Harris said...

Love this post Brenda, your PB make is beautiful and I know how much you enjoy the marker straight to stamp technique. Your Lavinia make will always attract me as I am a hot follower of Lavinia Stamps!!! I hope all goes well with your operation, best to rest your eyes and do as you are told! xxxxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards as ever, Brenda, take care and rest up after the cataract op, see you soon. Hopefully the boys will score plenty of goals/points to spur you on the way to recovery!!

Mervi said...

Gorgeous and beautiful cards.
Hope your op is going well, take care and relax;-))m

Craftyfield said...

Your die-cut buttercups give a good sense of depth in the meadow (glad you thought about the sticky back!). Great PB and Lavinia cards too, as you know how to do them just so...
Hope everything will go well next week Brenda, have a rest away from the tech gadgets and see you refreshed soon! x

Crafting Queen said...

Good luck with the operation and hope you heal quickly. Sending lots of healing prayers. Love your cards they are beautiful. Hugs Anesha

Lynne said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda and the colour of your fairy card really stands out against the black, so pretty! Hope all goes well with your op and make sure you do as told and not overdo things x

scrAPpamondo said...

Ciao Brenda, dita incrociate e preghiere per la tua operazione di cataratta. Sono sicura che andrà tutto bene e ti aiuterà a mantenere la vista abbastanza buona nonostante il nervo danneggiato!
I medici ti hanno consigliato giustamente: gli schermi digitali stancano tantissimo la vista e così subito dopo l'operazione dovrai essere molto cauta! Ascolta buona musica, in questo periodo lontano dal computer, la musica aiuta a tenere gli occhi a riposo... :)
Le tue card di ispirazione per i tre challenges sono meravigliose e che fortuna trovare quel bellissimo sentiment su ebay!! I fiori arancioni con la tua tecnica di stampa con l'acqua sono davvero splendidi con quello sfondo delicato!
Mi riprometto sempre di provare nuovamente questa tecnica, perché il mio primo tentativo non era venuto bene.
La card con i timbri di Lavinia è stupenda, e il punto focale con il background fatto con gelli plate attira davvero l'attenzione!
I fiori gialli con le foglie blu nell'ultima card hanno un bellissimo effetto di movimento, sembra di sentire il vento leggero che li muove!! Hai avuto una bella idea a incollarli su carta adesiva prima di tagliarli, per non perdere i pezzi. Questa card è molto delicata e dolce, e lo sfondo leggero che hai fatto con i Pan Pastels mi piace veramente tantissimo!!!
Abbi una buona domenica, rilassante e tranquilla. Ti penseremo molto durante la tua assenza!
A presto!!!
XXX


Donna Ellis said...

BEAUTIFUL blue foliage, Brenda, and a lovely sun rise bringing its warmth to an awaiting land. I'm sorry the flowers gave you trouble. Sometimes we have to play around with our tools to fully understand them LOL and I have plenty who get the best of me these days. Our Lavinia World challenge is still up if you would like to play in it. That sunny background in your fairy land is also lovely! Fabulous use of the BG floral friends stamps. Thank you for sharing! Wishing you a great week. hugs, de

Marlies said...

Three gorgeous cards Brenda. A lovely sentiment on the first. I love the fairy take scene on the second and the third has beautiful flowers. Great cards as allways.
I hope all goed well with your eyes. Take care. Marlies x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous cards and great designs Brenda
Gr Karin

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda, such wonderful designs and pretty colour pallets.
Wishing you all the best for your coming surgery, I hope all goes well and look forward to when you are back in Blogland, Kate x

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beautiful set of cards Brenda
Cheers
Dr Sonia

ALI said...

Beautiful Brenda!
Hope all goes well with the eyes x

Ellibelle said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda. Great choice of colors on your floral creations and beautiful fairy scene. And loving that pretty sentiment on your first creation.
Wishing you all the best for your upcoming procedure!

Carole said...

Beautiful cards as always Brenda.....hard to choose a favourite. Good luck with the op....look forward to seeing you back soon. Hugs xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Brenda, some gorgeous cards you have created. Just wanted to say hope goes well for the cataract operation. Make sure you do as you are told. Looking forwarding to seeing you back when your body is good and ready. take care, Kym xxx

Pat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I love the “Magical Wishes” card. Hope all goes well with the cataract operation, I will be thinking of you and looking forward to your return to blogging. Hugs.

Pat xx

Sarah said...

Lobely cards Brenda. I hope all goes well with your op, I will be thinking of you and look forward to your return. Take care xx

Kathleen said...

Three fabulous creations, super images and colours, especially love the third card with the lovely colour combination.

Kath x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely cards as always. Hope all goes well with your op x

Sally H said...

Three absolutely gorgeous creations, Brenda! I love them all very much! I will be thinking of you often over the next couple of weeks and I hope you have a speedy and successful recovery xxx

Lisa Lynn said...

Your cards are just gorgeous. That first card has such a wonderful sentiment. The Lavinia stamps are awesome and a great scene. And lots of amazing flowers and background for the last card. Best wishes for your surgery.

Cath Wilson said...

They're all beautiful, Brenda, but oh I love that first one. Your choice of colour is perfect and it's one of my favourite verses. Gorgeous. Just read your comment and I'll get back to you... today, all being well. Thinking of you.
Cath x

pinky said...

Absolutely beautiful cards Brenda. I am hoping you are taking a good rest from the operation and that all went well for you. Sending well earned hugs.

Linby said...

Just love all of them, the bright orange on the first one with a fab sentiment, the mystical aura of the second one but my favourite the last one, simply enchanting.
wishing you all the best for the op.
L x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such beautiful cards as always Brenda. Wishing you a straight forward stay in hospital and eye operation with a speedy recovery too.
Lorraine

Gerrina said...

They all look so fresh and beautiful as always! I adore the buttercup one, but the others are a feast for the eyes too!
Wish you all the best for the op! Hope you can keep yourself away from all the screens! (There are such a lot we use every day) and give yourself all the time you need to recoup! Sending positive energy your way! Hugs, Gerrina

Fikreta said...

these are so beautiful!
Best wishes for your surgery.
take care
hugs

KandA said...

Three beautiful cards Brenda. Hope your op goes well and you must take it easy after and give yourself time to recover. I'll be thinking of you xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I hope that all went well for you Brenda and I'll be keeping you in my thoughts. Your cards are beautiful and I love the Lavinia one. Their stamps are just so different to any others. Fabulous designs and layouts as always xx

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous selection of cards Brenda love all the beautiful stamps and the sentiment on the first-good luck with the catatact op and hope it makes a difference -John has had both his done and no longer needs his glasses!
Carol x

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