Sunday, 4 April 2021

Spring Fairies and Flowers and a garden visitor


It's the first Sunday of the month so time for our new challenges at We Love Chocolate Baroque and Stamping Sensations. Our themes for this month are 'Springtime and 'Fantasy and Magical'. Prizes come from Chocolate Baroque and and Be Creative and at both prizes are to the value of £25.

Using my recently acquired triptych die which I am rather linking, I inked the three sections with Oxide sprays, dabbing off the excess to soften the finish. I then stamped a whole collection of CB spring stamps, all are listed above my work on the WLCB challenge bog. Finally some stencilled circles and the sentiments added.


My Stamping Sensations piece was a Birthday card for a friend whose Birthday was at the end of March. She loves all things inky and Lavinia as much as I do so I built up the scene with a good number of Lavinia stamps and Oxides for the background.

Also wanted to share a photo of a visitor we had the other day, we get visits from Roe, Red and Muntjac Deers from time to time, most frequently when there is fruit in the orchard when they gorge on windfalls. But since a neighbouring farm cut down a row of very high conifers and hedgerow over the Winter it displaced a lot of wildlife and we are seeing them jump the fences into the paddocks and gardens more often. 


I'm not sure what this little fellow who is a Muntjac found to munch on but he stayed for quite a while mooching around in the shrubberies.

Hoping you all have a lovely Easter Sunday.
 
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42 comments:

Leanne Harris said...

Two lovely cards Brenda, I love a triptych card and of course, love anything Lavinia too! xxx

Helen said...

Love the cards Brenda! Happy Easter and enjoy your 4 legged visitors!! A great 3 points yesterday (at last, hurrah!)

gwen70 said...

Two stunning cards Brenda, love that die, must look out for it. xx

Crafting Queen said...

Happy Easter Brenda. I love your cards they are beautiful. Have a great day. Anesha

aussie aNNie said...

Oh gosh how beautiful is this love everything about your cards and post.
Happy Easter xxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

2 very beautiful cards Brenda happy easter
Gr Karin

Craftyfield said...

The triptych and the Lavinia card couldn't be any more different but both are gorgeous!
Happy Easter Brenda! Hope you get together with some of your family at least, even socially distanced. x

Mervi said...

Striking fabulous cards both of them. Lovely spring tritych and stunning Lavinia, oh so magical;-))m

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda and my favourite theme this month too. We live on an estate but 200 yards down the road there is open countryside and we very often see these small deer wandering around the lanes and even on the estate at night.

Happy Easter Sue xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh Brenda, che fortuna avere un piccolo cervo che ti fa visita! :) Adorabile!
Le tue triptych cards sono sempre stupende e questa davvero esprime Primavera e pace!!! Devo trovare una fustella simile, mi piace proprio tanto il design! Favolose timbrate, lo stencil nel background è incantevole e i colori sono così dolci!! Anche il sentiment è davvero appropriato!
La card per SS è stupenda, sai che adoro le tue scene di fate e questa con la luna che irradia la scena è fantastica!! Che splendidi colori cangianti, un background davvero speciale!!
Ti auguro una serena Pasqua, spero che tu possa trascorrerla con i tuoi cari. Qui noi siamo in lockdown ma per fortuna posso stare con mia mamma che è appena tornata dall'ospedale (si è rotta una spalla, l'hanno operata e adesso pare tutto a posto, con un po' di pazienza...)
Un abbraccio

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning triptych card Brenda - love the colours and the stamping, it's just gorgeous! Your fairy card is also stunning
Thanks for sharing the deer photo - that is wonderful
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Sandra H said...

Beautiful post Brenda x

Stamps and Paper said...

Happy Easter to you Brenda...your card are stunning as always...and how lovely your garden visitor is...so nice to have wildlife in your garden..


Anne

Lynne said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, but I must say your Lavinia card is amazing! What a wonderful sight to see your little visitor too. Have a good day x

crafty-stamper said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda love the triptych of Spring stamps and amazing effect on your Lavinia card -must be amazing having wildlife visitors like these-Enjoy the Easter break
Carol x

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful Spring images on your triptych card Brenda and the Lavinia one is stunning, such a magical background.
How lovely to have wildlife popping over to your garden, must be such a pleasure to watch.
Wishing you a Happy Easter, Avril xx

Fikreta said...

Very beautiful!
Happy Easter! 🐰

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, I love the magical scene on the second one. How lovely to have garden visitors like that. He looks fabulous.

Lorraine x

pinky said...

Oh your little visitor is beautiful!! I love your beautiful cards too, you have inspired me to try that top shape which I haven't used for a long time. Hope you are enjoying your Easter xx

Wendy L said...

Beautiful cards Brenda.
Never heard of a munjack and he looks different, xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, a lovely background effect on the Lavinia card with the light rays.
Happy Easter
Lorraine

Gail said...

Lovely cards, and what a great visitor!

Kathleen said...

Two really super stunning creations Brenda, fabulous images and backgrounds, great mix of lovely colours.
My tomatoe plants are doing well and I planted my seeds of hope yesterday, cucumbers and cauliflower also a few flower seeds..

Kath x

Marlies said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Fantastic work with all the stamps, inks and lovely colours. It is nice to see you have such wonderful visitors in your garden. It must be very nice to live in the country. Have a nice Easter. Marlies

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous cards, the bottom one is a stunner. Lovely visitor

Babs said...

Love your beautiful cards and colours Brenda your Lavinia card is so amazing , fab Stamping love it. Oh your little visitor is so cute must have felt at home to stay about for a while. Hope you have had a nice easter.
Babs x

HilaryJane said...

You have outdone yourself this week. Only 2 cards but they are absolute stunners, well done xx

Carole Pollard said...

Wonderful cards Brenda that new die is so special and I love your other card as well the detail on this is fabulous especially those rays so clever The little deer is a cutie Hope you are keeping well Love and. Hugs Carole x

ALI said...

Gorgeous cards Lis and how lovely to nature like that on your doorstep!

Mrs A. said...

Love your first card very much which has given me an idea for the card
I need to make for Son /DIL’s anniversary card at end of the month. The pre coloured images have been out on my desk awaiting inspiration of how to include on a card. Hugs Mrs A.

Tracy said...

Love the freshness of your Triptych creation, and the magical scene using Lavina is enchanting and beautiful. But your photo of the Muntjac if fabulous, how lucky you are to see such things on your doorstep.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Linby said...

I love the triptych with the beautiful spring flowers, it's a real work of art. Your Lavinia card is just amazing, so much colour and detailing.

BTW I did use a Pink Ink stamp - for some reason forget to finish the post lol! amended it now.

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, your fairy one is absolutely awesome, the fabulous colours and the spectacular scene I just love it.

Pat xx

coldwaters2 said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda the first is such a lovely shape the second one is full of magic and mystery, excellent creations, I am in love with that little creature you are so lucky to have wildlife like this visiting you I would not be able to move I would just stay watching it, awesome photo
hugs
lorraine x

aussie aNNie said...

Hi B, Yes Bella is our new baby, still only 4 weeks old so we have to wait until she is 8 weeks, she is pure bred and we have a breeders agreement so in 2-3 years he will breed her once then we have her desexed. Rosa was a name I initially thought of but decided on Bella...xx[you know we lost Monte?]

Marlena M. said...

Lovely cards Brenda! I've never seen a Muntjac; he's beautiful!

Vicky Hayes said...

The triptych die is very effective Brenda - this would make a beautiful room divider if it were scaled up! I really love the variety of spring flowers you've stamped on this card too. There's definitely a lot of magic going on in your fantasy card and lots of great techniques being used too. These little Muntjacs are a victim of their own success I think and we're seeing more and more. Perhaps you're right and they're being displaced - there's been a lot of housebuilding going on in our area. Vicky x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Both so beautiful Brenda, love how your compositions come to life with colour. Something new to discover when the trio fold is opened, it works so seamless and then onto your second how the moonlight falls to light up the flora and fauna. Magical makes. Thank you for the inspiration.
Creative wishes Tracey x

Chris said...

Both cards a gorgeous Brenda, The triptych card just shouts spring, wonderful stamps and colours, the Lavinia one has to be the favourite though- I just love these stamps and your scene is so magical.
Beautiful photo of the deer amongst the daffodils.
Thanks for your lovely comment and yes, Marvin is a red fox Lab. Enjoy your new pup when he arrives- he'll keep you on your toes!
xx

Ellibelle said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. Loving all the pretty spring flowers you used on the tri fold card and as always a stunning Lavinia creation!
Great picture of the furry visitor as well!

Greta said...

Beautiful creations, Brenda--love the triptych design! How fun to see the deer--a kind I've never heard of!

Dora said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda. wonderful. The fanatsy scene is amazing. Beautiful colours and technique. Also the picture about that tiny deer is special.