Saturday, 25 March 2023

April showers

Good morning and before I move on I would like to thank you for your kind messages this week. All went well although my neck does look like someone's tried to strangle me! Before I went to theatre the consultant asked if I minded one of her juniors assisting, in the interest of education I agreed, in hindsight not sure that was a wise move! Im hoping to feel like a bit of crafting over the weekend, sitting in the garden would be nice but doesn't look as though the weather will oblige.

Now for this weeks challenge at Allsorts where Dena is expecting some Spring showers, her theme is 'A/G with the option of Rain'. Prizes this month come from OakwoodHighlight CraftsAALL and Create and Craft Stash.

I've gone a tad off piste with a Butterfly image but there's a hint of showers in the sentiment and raindrops beneath it. The Butterfly is one of three large stamps on an A4 AALL and Create set, Through the Meadows onto a masked and inked panel on Kraft. Stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with detail white EP, the Butterfly stamped a second time onto Vellum, cut out and coloured on the reverse with Distress pencils and fixed over some twine. The words from Power of the Word yet again, I'm sure you'r all getting fed up with me mentioning this set but it really is soooooo useful.

There are a few snippets here, the sentiment strips and a piece of vellum for the Butterfly, I should do that more often with Butterflies as have so many vellum offcuts, so I am off the the Snippets Playground with this one.

I just had to share this with you, I has some beautiful flowers on Mothering Sunday, a meal plus this very special bouquet of cupcakes from eldest Granddaughter, she made three of these for her own Mum, MIL and lucky me. Messy me managed to get icing on the wrapping when taking the photo though.

Hope you all have a good weekend.
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KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous card and gorgeous cupcake flowers looks delicious Brenda

gr karin

meg said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Brenda,a beautiful card with inspirational sentiments,Your cupcake bouquet is absolutely stunning.

Aquarius said...

A great card and the beautiful cupcakes were a super gift for Mother's Day. Pleased to hear your op went well - take it easy for a while and hope the weather doesn't keep on with the 'rain' theme 😉

Wendy L said...

Super card Brenda and wow, those cakes look yum, xx

Mervi said...

Stunning and lovely card.
Sweet surprise! Thanks for the mail, finally got it;-))m

Pauline C said...

Very pretty card and such a delicate look with the white stamping .. this stamp set is definitely one of my favourites. Glad the hospital went well, and what a fab cupcake bouquet surprise .. lucky you!
Pauline x

Lynne said...

A lovely butterfly card Brenda. I hope you have a speedy recovery and it's a pity you can't sit in the garden, not quite warm enough yet! And wow those cupcake flowers are beautiful! I've not seen them presented like that before, she is very clever. Have a good, restful weekend x

Lisa said...

Love the collage feel to your card. Super gorgeous colors. Happy Mother's day and your granddaughter brought you some beautiful cupcakes.

Conny said...

Wow.. Brenda.. your card is amazing! The background is so wonderful!


Linby said...

Great take on the theme and your white embossing looks wonderful. Wow - the cake bouquet is amazing.

Chris said...

What a beautiful card Brenda, there's something so lovely about kraft and white stamping, the stamps and sentiments are gorgeous and the inked panel enhances the design and draws the eye.
Glad your procedure went well- bet you're glad it's over, wishing you a speedy recovery...and some sunshine.
The cupcake bouquet is a work of art, you lucky Grandma!

Mrs A. said...

Love the card. My favourite image. Took me a few looks at the bouquet to realise it was cup cakes. Der! What a wonderful gift. Hugs Mrs A.

Carole said...

A super card..I like the cleanness of it with the contrast of the white on Kraft and the pretty butterfly. Wishing you a speedy recovery...take care xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Ciao cara Brenda, sono contenta che le manovre siano andate bene, anche se credo che sia stato parecchio cruento e il giovane assistente si sarà di certo spaventato! :)
Spero che il tempo nel weekend sia bello e che tu ti possa rilassare un po' nel tuo magico giardino! Dicono che arriverà di nuovo il freddo, ma per ora qui c'è un sole molto caldo.
Che meravigliosi cupcakes fioriti per la festa della Mamma!! Tua nipote ti ha fatto un bellissimo regalo!
Il design della tua card per Allsorts è davvero interessante in kraft e bianco con quel tocco di arancione che lo riscalda! Davvero rispecchia il tuo particolare momento con quelle gocce rosse che sembrano sangue e la farfalla che prende il volo nonostante i lacci... I tuoi tre sentiments completano perfettamente la scena. Sei una donna davvero forte e determinata, ti ammiro molto.
Ti auguro un weekend sereno per recuperare energie, un abbraccio grande!

Ellibelle said...

A beautiful card Brenda, it's perfect for the theme and love the color scheme! Beautiful bouquet of cupcakes too, at first glance I thought they were flowers! The periwinkle one surely looks like a Hydrangea :)

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and stamp-looks great embossed in white,love the sentiments and delicious looking cupcakes.Hope you feel better soon
Carol x

HilaryJane said...

Love that kraft card and the inked frame, so effective. I am glad your procedure went well and the bruises will soon heal. Hopefully it was a good learning experience and they won't be so rough next time! Lucky you having a granddaughter that makes cupcake bouquets. They look delicious xx

Helen said...

great card, also i just read back to the last post, glad you're doing ok. Re last past, I love the mouse card, that is spectacular. Love the cupcake flowers! Happy Saturday. Helen xx

Glennis F said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Brenda, your cupcake bouquet looks delicious!

Gail said...

Good to hear everything went kind of OK!
Lovely bouquet, and stunning card!
I see you're getting crafty, maybe the weather will let you have a sit in the garden this weekend too!

kiwimeskreations said...

Love your card Brenda, even if the 'rain' element was a bit of a stretch ;). I do love your cupcake flowers - how talented is your grand daughter!!
So glad to hear your are recovering well, albeit you are looking as though you may have been strangled :(

Sarah said...

Pleased to hear that you are feeling like crafting Brenda after the junior "practiced" on you. What a lovely butterfly, the addition of the twine really looks lovely. I think a bouquet of cupcakes is a marvellous Mothers Day treat, she's a very clever girl, they look delicious. I was thrilled to bits with my Motherd Day gift from Martin, a Stock Guard screen for the hay barn!! xx

Sandra H said...

Wow your card is always lovely and the cup cakes bouquet is gorgeous l would have to eat them but it spoils the display oh well hope you enjoyed them xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

So glad to hear that everything went well last week and wishing you a speedy recovery, perhaps a little crafting will aid this along :o)
A wonderful card as always, naughty me, I bought this stamp from way back when you showcased some beautiful cards using it and haven't actually got it out of the packaging as yet!

Pat said...

So glad everything went well for you at the hospital. Beautiful card, I love the gorgeous butterfly.

Pat xx

cuilliesocks said...

Pleased that things went well for you at the hospital Brenda, and it's behind you.
Your cards are so beautiful, lovely designs and colours.
Your cupcake bouquet is amazing, what a lovely gift to receive, Kate x

KraftyKoolKat said...

I adore your card Brenda, really lovely. Gorgeous looking flower cupcakes, your granddaughter is obviously as talented as her nan. Glad the procedure went well, sorry to hear that the junior doctor hurt your neck, I hope everywhere heals soon and you will be free of pain.

Mrs.B said...

Love the butterfly card and the vellum butterfly looks beautiful.
WOW - the cupcake bouquet is fabulous, what a lovely surprise for you.
Glad to hear everything went OK with the op, hope your weather picks up and you can enjoy sitting in the garden.
Avril xx

pinky said...

Glad that is behind you Brenda and hopefully that Junior Doc wasn't really trying to strangle you lol. Your card is absolutely stunning and such lovely sentiments. Wow I am jealous of your cupcakes. They look delicious and stunning. Well done to your Granddaughter!

Sarn said...

That’s a beautiful butterfly card and great use of vellum.
Wow - that’s my kind of bouquet- an edible delight. Your granddaughter is very talented. Wishing you a speedy recovery xxx

Sarn said...

Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground. Got a big mug of hot choc with extra marshmallows waiting for you! X

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous butterfly card Brenda..your bouquet of cup cake fabulous and I am sure they tasted just and nice as they looked..


Di said...

SO glad the hospital procedure went well - despite the bruising, you sound chirpy. I love your snippets card B - you really come up trumps, week after week, Nice colours too.That word set is calling to me I admit!

I do love your cupcake bouquet - how caring as well as original. What a clever young lady she is - ought to go into business making those!

Di xx

Di said...

SO glad the hospital procedure went well - despite the bruising, you sound chirpy. I love your snippets card B - you really come up trumps, week after week, Nice colours too.That word set is calling to me I admit!

I do love your cupcake bouquet - how caring as well as original. What a clever young lady she is - ought to go into business making those!

Di xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, and your bunch of cupcakes look amazing - so yummy
Lorraine x

Gerrina said...

I love that butterfly on that background! Great idea!
The cupcakes look so special; can understand you are feeling special to get these! Hugs, Gerrina

Liz said...

Glad your op went well Brenda, wishing you a speedy recovery.

Gorgeous card, a beautiful background for your lovely butterfly. What a beautiful Mother's Day treat from your granddaughter. xx

Greta said...

Glad the surgery went well & hope you're feeling much better by now. Absolutely love this card--beautiful! The bouquet of cupcakes is amazing & so gorgeous! Plus, bet they were yummy!

Babs said...

Your card is absolutely Beautiful Brenda , what a lovely gift your granddaughter is very clever and I must say I bet they tasted as yummy as they look. Hope you’re feeling better soon Brenda and are up to doing a bit of crafting this weekend , and yes it would help with your healing if the sun was shining . Take care of your self .
Hugs babs x

Donna Ellis said...

I can see your granddaughter inherited your amazing, artsy talent, B! Yummy! I'm sorry about the bruising and sore, aching feeling about the neck. I wish doctors would ask for permission BEFORE the student is present, because some of us have lots of medical problems, and one little "issue" can really make a difference for us, whether it be temporarily or permanently. You are always so kind, but we are probably not at our best "self-defense" selves just before going into the theatre! I hope you are soon feeling SO MUCH BETTER. I am having neck (cervical) injections tomorrow to take care of the returning pain and tremors. Hopefully it will work as well as it did in December. The bonus for me was that a lot of other problems were temporarily resolved as well!

Loving the vintage "museum" quality of your card, Brenda. You and I can dance in the rain, heart-to-heart. You know we definitely would do that if we were able! LOL

Conny said...

Wow, Brenda, this is wonderful! Really amazing!