Sunday, 1 March 2020

Spring blooms in abundance


It's time for our new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Spring Florals' and would you believe 'Spring Flowers'.......before you wonder why on earth we came up with the same theme at both challenges, it was actually our Stamping Sensations sponsor who chose that one, but it's a beautiful theme and one we all enjoyed creating for. 

Again it's a short post, I'm counting the days as I can have my eyes tested this coming week, Friday to be exact, it's seemed like forever waiting for the go ahead from my consultant to get them sorted.

So above a pretty Spring feel with all the yellows for my Stamping Sensation card using the beautiful Penny Black At Grace along with Clarity sentiment and a stencilled background which is from our sponsor Thirsty Brush.


The new Secret Garden collection was released by Penny Black last week and John posted me a selection super quick across the pond so I was able to make a card for today's challenge. I think this one looks very much like Peonies, it's called Petal Poetry PB 40-738, I have also used the new Blooming Sentiments 30-703. 


Another Country and another marathon for one of my super hero athletes, there were one or two well known Kenyan's in this one and they can always be relied upon to set the pace and grab the podium positions, but Alex got another PB knocking a whopping seven + minutes off his previous time to 2hr 32.43. He's off to Lisbon now for the next event, then will be back at the end of March for some UK race meetings and the family wedding so counting the days till he's home.


And no Spring would be complete if I didn't use my lovely Wordsworth PB poem at least once and here I've used it along with PB Daffodils.

Please do pop over to the challenge blogs and see the inspiration from my lovely teamies.
 
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39 comments:

Mervi said...

Beautiful springtime flowers and cards;-))m

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful cards Brenda they all remind me of Spring we just need less rain and more sunshine

Anne

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Je kaarten zijn weer prachtig met een mooie tekst
Groetjes Gerrie

Crafting Queen said...

Best of luck for Friday. Love these card, the first one is just screaming Spring to me.

Carole said...

Beautiful cards Brenda..my favourite one is the daffodils.. they are a blooming here despite a the water!

cuilliesocks said...

Such beautiful floral cards Brenda and with lovely quotes and sentiments.
Super photo of your fabulous Athlete, Kate x

KarinsArtScrap said...

such beautiful and sunny cards Brenda and fab photo
Gr Karin

Inkyfingers said...

What fabulous flower cards, Brenda and I love the sentiments you have used. Congratulation to Alex too!
Hope you are having a good weekend!
Hugs
Carol x

Ellibelle said...

Such beautiful creations Brenda. Loving them all! I need to get a hold of the pretty stamp At Grace, think I'm due for some new florals :-)
Congrats to your son on his amazing accomplishments!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Ciao Brenda, sono contenta di sapere che finalmente venerdì avrai la visita oculistica e spero che ti diano subito i tuoi occhiali!! :)
Congratulazioni ai super atleti...!! I tuoi figli sono straordinari!!
Mi sono innamorata della tua prima card... tutto quel giallo, i fiori stupendi e le farfalle danzanti intorno ad essi... Per non parlare della splendida citazione e del delicato stencil... Sembra davvero primavera!!
Molto bella e femminile anche la seconda card, quelle peonie rosa sono splendide.
L'ultima card è davvero elegante con i narcisi e il bellissimo bordo traforato! Come sempre ci sono bellissime ispirazioni qui da te, e la primavera sembra davvero arrivata.
Un grande abbraccio

Mrs.B said...

Lovely cards Brenda and I do love the sunshine yellows for the backgrounds, so very spring like.
Congratulations to Alex, a great achievement.
Avril xx

susiestacey said...

Three beautiful florals Brenda absolutley love the bold lemon one. Well done to Alex too x Susan x

Kathleen said...

Another fabulous collections, super stamps, fabulous colours and brilliant designs.
Fabulous photo and a great achievement with his timing, love the pink trainers. Hard competition too.
That is the only poem that I have ever remembered, well apart from Old Meg she was a gypsy.

Kath x

Sally H said...

Three Stunning creations, Brenda! I love them all. There is something so cheerful about yellow and daffodils, and your lovely pink rose is beautiful too! Lovely to hear more of Alex's achievements, and I can guess how much you are looking forward to seeing him again. Big hugs xxx

Marlies said...

Beautiful elegant cards Brenda. All in lovely colours and so very well designed. A fantastic photo, you will indeed be very proud.
Hope your eye test will go well. Marlies x

Dora said...

What e beautiful cards, Brenda. Fantastic.

Leanne Harris said...

Beautiful Spring flower designs, let hope the Spring like weather comes soon too Brenda!!!! xxxx

Viv said...

Lovely cards as always B. And a great pic of the man in action...
Shame there wasn't a lot of action to be seen on Saturday night. Hoping they 'spring' back soon. x

Tracy said...

You've definitely brought spring to us and just what we need, I couldn't pick a favourite as all three are so beautiful.
Well done to Alex, it will be so good for you to have him home soon.
Happy crafting
Tray x

ALI said...

Brenda these are gorgeous, well done to your son x

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful floral cards, the PB stamps never disappoint... Have a good week, Brenda.xx

Lorraine said...

These cards are gorgeous Brenda, I love the pretty flowers and soft colour schemes.
Thanks for having me as GDT at Stamping Sensations this month too.
Lorraine x

Linby said...

Love the intense colour on the first card, such a gorgeous design and layout too. The second one is so pretty and the third one looks good with the die cuts and the poem.
Well done to your son.

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful beautiful cards Brenda!! Love them all
Congratulations to your super hero athlete!
Blessings
Maxine

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning florals, gorgeous colours.x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous backgrounds and you have some beautiful stamps and sentiments good luck with the eye test.
Carol x

Sarah said...

I love seeing your proud mumma photographs Brenda, what another fabulous achievement!! I also love seeing your gorgeous cards and they really are a fab collection here, love thosepink blooms and yes they are rather like peonies. Good Luck for Friday xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda and just perfect for spring x

Fikreta said...

Very nice cards!

Pat said...

Beautiful selection of cards Brenda, gorgeous spring flower images. Congratulations to Alex. Hope all goes well at the opticians.

Pat xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A stunning set of cards again Brenda, hope the eye test goes well tomorrow.
Lorraine

Wendy L said...

Hi, why this post has only just popped on my dashboard goodness knows.
Gorgeous cards.
Good Luck tomorrow, xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely Spring cards great sentiments

pinky said...

Your cards are just beautiful and the quotes you have stamped are amazing Brenda. Make you stop and think! Well done to your super star!!!

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda - definitely announcing Spring! Lucky you to be treated to early PB stamps, too ;-) Love the Petal Poetry one...it could be peonies - which I love - but also carnations, which I also love. I think it's the size that made me think of them, though. I'm not a fan of yellow but you've used it beautifully here, especially in the first card. I do love your daffs, too, though. It's a great tine of year for early blooms. ~Fab blooming words, too - I'm always on the lookout for new meaningful words.
You must be so proud of John. Have to say he does look exhausted on the photo... bless him. I really admire anyone who can push their bodies to extremes AND be competitive. You'll soon have all your family around you for the wedding. I bet you're really excited, if not too stressed about the prep!
Hope all goes really well.
Cath x

Mrs A. said...

All such beauties and love the ones with butterflies added of course. Hugs Mrs A.

Gerrina said...

All the cards look so delicate and beautiful! o favorite; I just enjoyed them :) Hugs, Gerrina

Greta said...

Oh wow--what beauties!

linda said...

Beautiful floral cards, Brenda! I rarely use yellow but after seeing these bright beauties, along with Lynn’s daffodils, I might have to warm up to it. :)