Thursday, 18 August 2022

In the garden


Morning everyone, it's mid month inspiration time at We Love Stamping and Stamping Sensations where our themes are 'In my Garden' and Make it Magical. The challenges run until noon on 31st August so still plenty of time to join in for the chance of winning on of the super prizes, an AALL and Create stamp and a stencil and a bundle of stamps from  Fairy Hugs.

Know I promised some wedding photos, but not quite got round to sorting them, hopefully on Saturday. It all went well but in extreme heat, the cake wasn't keen on the weather but just about survived, but hubby was taken unwell there, OK now pleased to say but not really had time to sort photos.

The fruit on some of the trees up in the orchard is about ripe so I thought the card at the top was appropriate. I have used AALL and Create Basic Fruit along with a few background stamps from various A&C sets including Wildflower, I heat embossed the random script with detail gold EP onto a very background with a very light covering of oxides. Plus some washi tape on the top edge and gold foiling here and there, in my photo it's more visible on the matching envie than the card itself.


This one uses a new Vintage Inc stamp set onto an Oxide spray background which also has some texture paste numbers, along with new die sets called Dried Flowers and Sprigs. All are bring released tomorrow on Create and Craft TV as part of the new 'Botanical Bliss' collection which will be available at Highlight Crafts as web exclusives. The pot is an older Two Red Robins die called Chipped and I used one of the Frosted Reflections which gives a more vintage feel to compliment the stamps.

There's a 10% Highlight Crafts discount code on my sidebar for anyone who is tempted to treat themselves. 


For SS it had to be Lavinia stamps and a collection of tags from my latest batch which I make to add in with challenge prizes at my various challenges. Oxide spray backgrounds, masking and a collection old and new stamps which all mix and match.


Another reminder that tickets for Crafting Live at Peterborough are now on sale, the show promises to be a good one with many of our favourite craft companies exhibiting and after not being able to go to one for well over two years I am sooooo looking forward to it.

Have a lovely Thursday everyone and my thanks as always for your kind visits.
 
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27 comments:

meg said...

Your pear card brought back memories of hours spent preserving fruit,I miss the produce and my garden but not the work involved,thanks for the sneak peek at the new release from Highlight Crafts love the flowers and your fabulous tags

Linby said...

Love the fresh colours on your first card, such a pretty collage of stamps. Your second card has beautiful bright colours and the gold embossing is a great finishing touch. Love the tags - magical indeed.

kiwimeskreations said...

What beautiful cards and tags Brenda - so glad you made the wedding, but sorry to hear it was marred a wee bot with DH taking ill. Glad to hear he is now ok.
Blessings
Maxine

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful cards and tags Brenda.... the colours on your garden plant card are so fresh..adore your plant pot card and the tags are stunning...
so pleased it has cooled down...I can get in my craft room now without melting..

Anne

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful cards and tags Brenda love the pear stamp,and the vintage effect on the potted plants
Carol x

Sandra H said...

Wow your cards & tags are beautiful x

Carole said...

Wonderful creations brenda, all so lovely in their own right but always drawn to Lavinia stamps.....those tags are adorable. xx

Pauline C said...

Another set of beautiful cards and tags Brenda, so much to look at with the inky backgrounds, background stamping and stencilling and various techniques.
Pauline xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Fabulous cards and tags Brenda, such beautiful colours on them all. I love the gold accents on the first card too.
Lorraine

Chris said...

Beautiful inspiration projects Brenda, fabulous cards and I love the tags- I'm still using one you sent me as a bookmark.
xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Ciao Brenda, sembra che il matrimonio sia andato bene nonostante tutto, ma di sicuro è stato faticoso e pieno di imprevisti!! Spero che Eddy stia bene.
La card con le pere è così fresca con verdi e i marroni e il foil oro! Qui ormai le pere sono finite, quest'anno con il caldo sono maturate in anticipo.
Adoro la seconda card così colorata e quel meraviglioso vaso di terracotta!! E le tue magiche tags sono fantastiche, io stessa ne ho alcune che uso come segnalibri!
Spero che tu ti possa riposare dalle fatiche. Abbi cura di te!!
Abbracci
Alice XX

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

great coloring, wonderful job!
Helena X

Carole Pollard said...

Another amazing set of projects they are all stunning such fabulous colour choices I hope you are well as I have not been around for a while just home stuff getting in the way of my craft time hugs Carole x

Lynne said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. I particularly like the colours of your second one and your tags are always so pretty x

KarinsArtScrap said...

2 beautiful cards and fantastic and gorgeous tags Brenda

gr karin

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely beautiful selection of creations Brenda amazing images and colours superb work
hugs
lorraine x

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Glad to hear hubby is doing well. Have a great weekend. Hugs Anesha

cuilliesocks said...

A beautiful selection of cards Brenda, all beautifully designed and coloured.
Sorry to hear that your Husband became unwell at the wedding, but is fine now, Kate x

HilaryJane said...

I love all these Brenda especially the pears and the tags. Always love your tags. I am glad the wedding went well but so sorry to hear about your hubby.. hope all is well now xx

Donna Ellis said...

Oh my, Brenda! These are incredible! You always achieve such amazing colors and scenes. So beautiful! I will look forward to seeing the wedding photos! Wishing you lots of good days, and continued joy. xx

Gail said...

The cards are marvelous!
Pears aren't quite ready here!
Love the backgrounds you do, and the tags are so cute!
Sorry to hear that hubby was unwell for the wedding, and I hope you kept hydrated!

Mervi said...

Fabulous cards and those magical tags are wonderful.

Gerrina said...

I love your projects! The first stamp is beautiful and perfect with the foil, washi and colours! Favorite are the fairies! Not just for the beautiful sponged backgrounds... As always a feast to see your post! Hugs, Gerrina

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous cards and love the combination of stamps and colours on the tags. Glad the Wedding went well and pleased hubby is OK now.
Avril xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such awesome creations Brenda, the pear card is so realisic that I now fancy a pear. Glad you got through the very hot weather at the wedding. So sorry to hear about hubby, I hope he feels better now.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Sarah said...

Pleased to hear the wedding went well in spite of the soaring temperature but sorry to hear that Mr Brenda was poorly, hope he's on the mend now. What lovely garden inspired cards these are, the aged flowerpot really appeals xx

Greta said...

Beautiful cards! Sorry hubby got sick, but glad it didn't last long!