Saturday, 15 February 2020

An early Magnolia


Morning Peeps, I've completed my two week screen rest after my second eye op, at the moment all seems to be going well, my distance vision is much improved and I can see to drive again !! Close vision is poor but should be helped with glasses once my eyes settle. The consultant seemed fairly confident that what he's done should relive some of the strain on my optic nerves and give me a couple of years reasonable vision, but warned the right eye is deteriorating quite quickly and is the one I'm likely to lose sight in first, but overall not all bad news and hopefully not in the short term.

Now onto our new challenge at Allsorts where our host is Ellie who would like us to use "Dies and/or Punches' on our creations. We have a new sponsor this week WOWVOV, do pop over to their web site and have a browse there are so many different products to compliment our crafting.

My card is a Chocolate Baroque Hochanda TV creation using Brushos on the base layer, then a Penny Black die - it's quite small but is very easy to line up and extend as I have done here. The Magnolia was stamped with Versafine black, coloured and cut out and placed over the lattice. The little Butterfly is also CB well it's actually quite a large one initially but was stamped onto shrink plastic and magically transformed.

Happy weekend all.
 
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34 comments:

Anke said...

WOW Brenda what a wonderful card, fanatastic design and beautiful magnolia, I love this flowers.

A few days ago I also stamped a card with the magnolia stamp from Penny Black.

I wish you all the best and a good recovery for your eyes.

Hugs
Anke

Babs said...

What a beautiful card and stamp Brenda , love the design, pleased to here your eye operation went well, and a speedy recovery to you.back home now different out look this morning.
Babs x

Lorraine said...

This is just beautiful Brenda, I love the pretty flowers and soft colours.
I am so glad to hear the operation went well. Keep following the Doctor's orders and look after yourself.
Hugs
Lorraine xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous card Brenda. Glad to hear that your eyes are much better.

Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning Card Brenda love the colours

Anne

Craftyfield said...

Some encouraging news at last, glad to hear this Brenda!
You background is so simple and yet provides the right amount of colour and movement for the die-cut and Magnolia image. Beautiful… x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Brenda.Lovely design.
I wish you a good recovery for your eyes.

Crafting Queen said...

Really wonderful news Brenda!!! Love your card. Have a great week. Hugs Anesha

Wendy L said...

So beautiful Brenda and I love the background effect.
Glad you are getting back to blogging, xxx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Brenda, it is a long time since l have used shrink plastic, must have some but locating it is a different stort.
Pleased to hear your vision is now improving x Susan x

Carole said...

Beautiful card Brenda..what a lovely Magnolia and a cute shrunk butterfly. So glad to hear the ops have improved you sight.xx

Ellibelle said...

That's good news Brenda, glad all went well and that your distance vision has improved so you can drive again!
Your card is beautiful, loving the brusho's results you got on the background.Such a beautiful lattice die too and the flower is gorgeous!

Mia said...

What a beautiful card, Brenda. The butterfly with shring plastic is lovely! Kisses!!!

Mia said...

Forgot to mention: Stamp on shrink plastic? Wow, what a super idea!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration, Brenda. Hugs, my friend.

Pat said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love your Magnolia image and lovely colours. So glad all is well after your operation and that your sight is improving. Enjoy the weekend.

Pat xx

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card Brenda, the magnolia looks stunning against the white die cut. Love the little butterfly, haven't used shrink for ages - thanks for the prompt.
Glad to read your eyes are now settling down after the op.
Avril xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Brenda, good new about your eyes and that eye rest has helped too, don't be overdoing things though.
Absolutely stunning card, beautiful floral image and gorgeous colours, lovely background too, Kate x x

Mrs A. said...

Good news about your eyes. This card is lovely as always. I love the shrink plastic butterfly. Haven’t made any for a long time. StormDennis is raging away outside. Just lost a small tree in the back garden . Snapped off completely about a foot up from the ground. Have been outside and tethered it back to the trunk to stop it from blowing around the garden and causing more damage. Hope you are staying safe. I think this storm is worse than last weekend. Hugs Mrs A.

Donna Ellis said...

So happy to hear about the success of your eye surgeries, Brenda. That is GREAT news! I find I need larger print these days, and folks who use the smaller fonts on their blogs make it painful to try to read. Sadly, I skip over most of the blog post because of that. Your beautiful "tulip magnolias" are lovely! Our tree just finished blooming! big hugs, de

Kathleen said...

A really beautiful image and a super die that you have placed it on and just love the gorgeous shade of pink that you have used for the background.

Kath x

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Schitterende kaart
Groetjes Gerrie

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Brenda
Gr Karin

scrAPpamondo said...

Ciao Brenda, sono così felice che tutto sia andato bene e che ora puoi anche guidare!!!!! Evviva!! :D Speriamo che duri anche più a lungo di quello che dice il dottore! Intanto la tua vista adesso è sicuramente migliore!
Adoro la tua dolcissima card, la magnolia rosa è splendida ed è uno dei mie fiori preferiti. Gli albberi sono magici quando mettono i fiori prima delle foglie!
La giglia bianca sopra la base colorata con i Brushos è stupenda, gran bel design!!! E quella piccola farfalla lucida è davvero un bellissimo particolare!!! Ho un pacchetto di shrink plastic, devo usarlo prima o poi!!! Grazie per l'ispirazione!
Un grande abbraccio!
Non strafare con il pc adesso, usalo piano piano... :)

Sarah said...

So pleased to read that your procedures have been a success Brenda and it is good to see you back after your two weeks rest!! I love this pretty card, the trellis style die cut is perfect for the magnolia bloom xx

Marlies said...

A beautiful card Brenda. A lovely background and the magnolia looks great against the trellis. SO glad your operation went well! Marlies x

KandA said...

Wow, what a beautiful card Brenda. Love the gorgeous colours and the flower looks wonderful against the lattice die background xx

Linby said...

What a beautiful design, your flower looks right at home on that die cut.

ALI said...

Gorgeous card Brenda and what fantastic news on your eyes x

Fikreta said...

Brenda this is gorgoeus card!

Greta said...

So glad for the good report, Brenda! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

Tracy said...

I love Magnolia, yours is so pretty, gorgeous creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Gerrina said...

Glad to read that the op has done it's thing! Hope it will last a bit longer though...
Your card is beautiful with that Brusho BG! It is elegant and let's me long for spring... Hugs, Gerrina

crafty-stamper said...

Glad to hear your eye op went well and hope it last long term too.Gorgeous card love the brusho background,beautiful Magnolia stamp and shrink plastic butterfly
Carol x

HilaryJane said...

Stunning card, love that background splatteriness xx