Saturday, 23 October 2021

A Vintage twist and an awesome cobweb!


Morning Peeps, time for this weeks Allsorts challenge where Mervi would like to see 'Anything Goes with a Vintage option'. Ruth Hamilton Design is offering three images from her store and there is also a lovely Indigo Blu stamp up for grabs.

Two cards above using the same Poinsettia stamp, an inky background using Tea Dye Oxide spray, stamped the image onto card coloured with Oxides and Mica Spray, cut out and paper pieced, some lace to one and a seam binding bow to the other.  This was a card for The Craft Store TV.


Not totally sure this one fits the Vintage theme so I will dedicate this one to the Anything Goes option. Oxides for the background, some stamping using the same colour inks and worker stamps, a sentiment from my own stamp set and Irises from our sponsor Ruth. I printed the Iris's onto a sheet of card which I coloured with the same colour Oxides, cut them out and placed into a couple of die cut circles. As many know I don't enter challenges, dodgy eyes and linking issues, but it was suggested the above card would fit the 5th Birthday challenge of The Flower Challenge which asks for flowers and shapes, so Irises and circles seem to be apropriate.


Had to share these fabulous cobwebs which were laced along the posts around the decking leading from one of the French Windows at the back of the house. It was a misty morning which lent itself to showcasing the spiders intricate workings.
 
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40 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda..I particularly like the iris card the background is fabulous,..lovely traditional poinsettia card…there are some beautiful cobwebs around at the moment we’ve seen lots walking around the village the one you’ve captured is stunning..this would make a lovely card Brenda.
Have a good weekend

Anne

Glennis F said...

Looks like you are decorated for Halloween Brenda!!
Love your pretty cards today

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Brenda - loving them all, especially the iris one.
Your cobwebs are dramatic!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

crafty-stamper said...

Both fabulous cards and background to the beautiful Iris-have some beautiful pure white ones in the garden which are ancient-love the vintage ones too,Spiders webs always look impressive with mist/frost on them -not so when you cant's see them at face height and you walk threw them lol
Carol x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous Brenda, as you know I adore poinsettias. Love the cobweb, remember the one I shared a while ago around the lamp in the park?
I have now added Ruth's digi card to my blog, I forgot last night. Xxx

Carole said...

Fabulous cards brenda. I like the traditional poinsettias against the script background but equally I love the vibrant colouring of your iris. Cobwebs?...spiders!!...shudder...lol

Chris said...

Beautiful inspiration cards Brenda, the poinsettia ones definitely fit the vintage theme and the colours of the second are beautiful.
Those cobwebs are fantastic- I love when they're beaded with moisture like that- they look as if they have tiny jewels hanging from them, totally magical. It's a wonderful photo!
xx

Crafting Queen said...

Three wonderful card, I love the colours in the third one. Great photo of the cobwebs. Be strong and safe. Hugs Anesha x

Pauline C said...

Stunning cards Brenda .. the poinsettia cards are so gorgeously traditional, and I love the fab purple shades and use of die cuts on your irises card. Amazing cobweb, though I’m a total atachnophobe .. spiders make me shudder😳
Have a good weekend
Pauline x

Pat said...

Two beautiful Poinsettia cards Brenda, love the Iris card the image is gorgeous coloured so beautifully with a fabulous colour. Great photo of the cobwebs.

Pat xx

Sarah said...

Those poinsettia cards are gorgeous Brenda and look vintage enough to me!! Your cobwebs are stunning, we have had a few lacy gates on misty mornings but not so beautiful as these!! The lane was a raging river on Wednesday night so much so that the potholes made by the maize trailers were filled in with chipping and grave that had washed out of the gateways, I do so hope we aren't in for a wet winter!! xx

Ellibelle said...

Goodness Brenda, I expected a Halloween themed card reading the cobweb reference (although I think I remember you don't really do Halloween cards). These cobwebs are gorgeous, as much as I dislike spiders they are such fascinating creatures and these webs are some true works of art!

Both cards are so beautifully done, the addition of lace is so perfect for your vintage themed poinsettias!

Gerrina said...

The flowercards are beauties! I so enjoy coming here and see such great work!
But...what nature makes and you captured so well in the photo is super! Enjoy the weekend!

Sarn said...

Brilliant traditional poinsettia cards. Loving the vibrant Iris card.

Fabulous autumnal picture of the spider's handiwork!

Hug, Sarn xxx

Mervi said...

Fabulous poinsettia cards with vintage feel and gorgeous iris card, love the design and colours, thanks Brenda;-))m

coldwaters2 said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda I love the shine on the Poinsettia and those Iris's look so real I feel that I could reach out and touch them, they also bring back so many memories of my mums garden when I was younger she had loads of the old bearded Iris the colours are so pretty, those cobwebs looks amazing I love looking at them on the shrubs at my mums they have a magical look to them, brilliant work
hugs
lolo x

Helen said...

Great cards as always! Fab cobwebs too, we had some amazing ones here a couple of weeks ago when we had a heavy fog.

Sandra H said...

Wow l don't know what l like the most the cob webbs or your cards both are stunning xx

HilaryJane said...

Those Irises are simply stunning, brilliant framing and background too. I am so pleased you have entered a challenge with it too. This card deserves to be spread around a bit. The Poinsettias are lovely too, nic and traditional xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Brenda, all of your cards are absolutely gorgeous, especially the poinsettias cards, all have super colours and designs.
Cobwebs are amazing, works of art. I wonder if that was a large spider who made that one .🤔💖

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, your vintage poinsettias are gorgeous!
Thank you for the birthday wishes.
Lorraine

Conny said...

Really wonderful! Love the colours!

Hugs Conny

Vee Cassidy said...

Lovely vintage poinsettias and dreamy iris creation. Those webs are huge,I like to see them frosty. Vee xx

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Brenda love all three cards but those spider webs not so much’ they are fine as long as not in the house although not frightened of them they do make me shudder. Love Alison x

Viv said...

Two beautiful cards here Brenda! I esp. love the Irises and how cleverly you have coloured them, great colour combo too btw. Loving the photo of the cobwebs too, perfect for Halloween. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge';) Viv DT xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous cards Brenda
Gr Karin

Tracy said...

Love your finishing touches to your Poinsettia's, gorgeous cards. Fabulous background for that lovely iris. Great webs, they look amazing.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards and lovely background, fabulous cobwebs They look so real. xx

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Carole Pollard said...

Eautiful cards the traditional poinsettia cards are stunning I love traditional colours The Iris card so pretty I love the colour choice and design Thanks for sharing the webs not seen them like that for a long time Hope you are well Love an£ hugs Carole x

Tracy Welham said...

Stunning cards, Brenda. The spiderwebs look so pretty, I always think of it as fairy's lace. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Fikreta said...

so pretty cards!
hugs

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Mrs.B said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love the colours on the Iris card.
Fantastic picture of the cobwebs, some spider has been very busy.
Avril xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Your cards are all beautiful Brenda but the iris card made my jaw drop - I must bookmark that colour combination and oh what stunning irises they are! Lovely to see the cobwebs showcased in the mornings at this time of year. Vicky x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Ciao Brenda, grazie per le tue sempre gentili parole.
Le tue card vintage con le Stelle di Natale (così chiamiamo in Italia le poinsettias) sono deliziose, e ci hai messo anche le piccole perline nel centro che aggiungono dimensione al paper piecing!
La card luminosa e vibrante con gli Iris e i cerchi è stupenda e così femminile! Bellissimo il sentiment! :)
Sono molto impressionata dall'enorme ragnatela nel tuo giardino!! Che spettacolo!! Wow! La natura è sempre una sorpresa, non è vero?
Un abbraccio

Greta said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda--especially love the poinsettias! Those cobwebs are truly amazing!

Lee said...

Hi,Your cards are always Stunning.Love Poinsettias anyway and your card is so Beautiful.I LOVE the Iris card,gorgeous colours and stamps.xx

SusanLotus said...

Fabulous cards! As always. <3

Sure, it's absolutely beautiful, a real craft, but I myself would think it would be nasty with all the spiders. But they actually have as much right to be here as we do.

Hug Sussie

Debbie said...

Two fabulous cards as always in 2 different styles . love them. Wow how beautiful are the webs... arty spiders. Hugs x