Sunday 1 October 2023

Poppy Seedheads

Morning everyone, it's time for our new challenges at We Love Stamping and Stamping Sensations where our themes are a Mood Board (below) and Autumn Colours and as always the A/G option. Prizes come from AALL and Create, two lovely Autumnal themed DL stamps and the other a collection of Stamperia Alice products from Craft Stash. A subtle reminder that both challenges are strictly stamping challenges, as their names indicate.

Here's the Mood Board for WLS, I love creating these and where I can use some of my own photos, only a couple in this one though including my nails last October, I'm lucky to have long strong nails and the girl who does them every fortnight loves doing artwork.

My SS share above uses an AALL and Create DL border stamp Poppy Seedheads, these are lovely sized stamps to work with and from the same range as the two offered as prizes this month. The background was masked inked and stencilled with some leaves, the seedheads stamped, the seedheads stamped a second time onto inked offcuts and paper pieced. The letting was created using Garden She Wrote and the word October from the same set. Finally a piece of raffia dies across.

I'm making no excuses that Textured Florals from A&C are making another appearance as I love this set and I know from looking round blogland I'm not alone. The background is a mop up of my spray box when making another card, then snippets used for an extra circle stamped and cut out, the same with the focal flower paper pieced and coloured with Ecoline pens along with the word stamped into the plant label from the same set. I would like to pop to The Snippets Playground with this one.

Happy Sunday all, today is our Wedding Anniversary, more years that I care to count, his parents said it would never last as I was only 17 and about to go to collage! Nothing special planned, maybe just a takeout this evening.
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Aquarius said...

Two beautiful floral cards for the challenges. Happy Anniversary

Mervi said...

Stunning cards, love the first one!
Happy Anniversary! I'm green for your nails;-))m

Sandra H said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda and Happy Anniversary x

meg said...

Many Congratulations to you both on your Wedding Anniversary,enjoy your takeout this evening. Two fabulous cards in wonderful do h autumnal colours,love your nails

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda these are two wonderful Autumnal creations the image and the colours are superb
lolo x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Buon Anniversario di matrimonio, Brenda!! Congratulazioni a te e a Eddy per la vostra straordinaria coppia!
Meravigliose creazioni (e stupende unghie, immaginavo che fossero le tue!)
Le capsule dei semi di papavero sono bellissime su quello sfondo a stencil e che sorpresa vedere che il nome del papavero in inglese non è solo "poppy" ma anche "papaver"! :D
La seconda card viola e arancione è così delicata e adoro il tuo riciclo della carta macchiata!! Bellissima!!
Goditi la tua giornata speciale!

Carol L said...

I agree, this is a wonderful image and I just love the colors and spattered background. Happy anniversary to you and your other half, may you celebrate many more years together as well.

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards with, as always, some gorgeous images and colours. Happy Anniversary have a lovely day.

Pat xx

Lynne said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda and your nails are fab! Wish mine were like that. Happy Anniversary too x

cuilliesocks said...

Congratulations to you both Brenda, and wonderful that you proved your inlaws wrong. A nice quiet day and a takeaway sounds just lovely.
Absolutely stunning cards, beautiful designs and such lovely colours, Kate x

Pauline C said...

Two beautiful A&C cards Brenda, love the inky backgrounds and gorgeous colour schemes - particularly on the Poppy Seeshead card. Happy anniversary, hope you have a lovely day xx

Gerrina said...

Both are so beautiful! But I don't care if you use the textured flowers again; they look stunning again here! Enjoy the Sunday!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two really gorgeous creations once again Brenda. Big congrats on your Wedding Anniversary, enjoy your meal.

Stamps and Paper said...

Happy Anniversary Brenda….two stunning cards Brenda…. Hope you’ve had a lovely day


Di said...

Hello B - how lovely to see you in the Snippets Playground! As always, your cards are stunning, love your snippets entry of course.

I was at the back of the queue when they were handing out long strong nails to babies in waiting! Your Halloween ones are stunning!

Happy Anniversary.


Di xxx And a Woof from Dudley! x

Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary B!! Gorgeous cards and your mood board is fantastic, I just love your nails!! xx

Mrs.B said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love both of these stamps and your choice of colours.
Happy Anniversary, hope you're having a lovely day.
Avril xx

Linby said...

Great work with the seed heads, one of my fav stamps too. Love the CAs look to your second card and the colour combo.
Happy Anniversary to you both.

Chris said...

Two beautifully designed cards in such lovely autumnal shades, fabulous stamping as always, I really love both of the focal stamps you've chosen, the poppy seed heads and the coneflower.
Happy Anniversary, hope you have had a lovely day.

HilaryJane said...

Two wonderful cards. I love how you have used the purple and orange on the second one. It works so well xx

Glennis F said...

Happy Anniversary Brenda, it is ours this month as well - 62 years! where did that go!
Beaytiful cards, as always, and such lovely colours

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Happy Anniversary to you both.
Two wonderful cards, both colour combos look amazing.

Gail said...

Happy Anniversary!!
I KNOW you are not alone using that set!
I have seen it lots, and love it!
Your cards are fabulous, and I love your nails!
Hope you are well!

kiwimeskreations said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda - they are both fabulous!
Congratulations on your anniversary - well done on making it 'work'... and marriage needs to be worked on no matter your age and stage!

KarinsArtScrap said...

two gorgeous cards you have made Brenda

gr karin

Carole said...

Two fantastic cards in lovely autumnal colours...I like the addition of the purple with the usual browns, gold etc. Congratulations on your Anniversary...hope you celebrated well. x

Debbie said...

hi Brenda, 2 beautiful cards. I just love autumn colours and the touches of purple too. Perfect. Gorgeous mood board too and those nails .... wow. Happy anniversary for yesterday. Hope you had a nice takeaway meal together. Big hugs and thanks for always popping to see me on my blog. Take care xx

Sarn said...

Belated congratulations on your wedding anniversary.

Two beautiful floral cards with lovely stamping and colouring.
Thanks for entering a piece of homework to the Snippets Playground. See you up in the treehouse for cocktails later. xxx

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous makes and yes I do like the AALL & Create stamps too! I do wonder what your in laws said about your marriage after 20 years....x

Conny said...

Two beautiful cards, Brenda. Love both of them, especially the second one ! And Happy Anniversary!


crafty-stamper said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda,love the poppy heads but the second one is my favourite stamp set too.Belated Anniversay wishes-been one of those weeks!Ours will be 54yrs in December and my parents gave it 6months and a bottle of sherry as a wedding present!!!
Carol x

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning cards Brenda. Hope all is going well. Hope to do some crafting soon. Sending hugs. ANesha x

Lisa said...

Really lovely images and great colors. Both cards are so cheerful.

R's box of dreams said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous nail art and love the shape too!

As for the cards, they are so beautiful! I love this colors combo!

Happy belated anniversary! Wishing you loads of many more happy years ahead!


Vicky Hayes said...

I love your mood boards and love the little personal photos you pop into them. Your nails are beautifully done and I'm pretty sure that pup with the ball is something to do with you too! Love your poppy seed head card with those gorgeous colours and the cone flower with that pretty background too. Happy anniversary for last Sunday! Love the story behind that - sometimes it IS right to marry young and you are the proof! Vicky x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I've been awol and thought I had commented on these gorgeous cards, Brenda. Stunning backgrounds on each and beautiful flowers. As always, so many beautiful details. Hope you had a wonderful Anniversary.
Faith x