Saturday 27 April 2024

Poppy parade

Morning everyone, a new challenge at Allsorts where Denas's theme is to incorporate stencil's into our work. Prizes come from Oakwood and Highlight Crafts.

Above a Highlight Crafts TV sample using the new MCS Floral Extravaganza and A5 stencil collection, the base tag is AALL and Create, an oxide spray background and stencilling with distress crackle paste. 

The image on this is one of several on AALL and Create Crystal Wood (864), Stamped and unusually for me coloured in, some stencilling using Twisting and Turning (157) and words from Power of the Word (754).

I also have a share for the new Rudolph Days challenge, a mixture of Lavinia, AALL and Create and my own seasonal sentiment stamps.

Finally, a date for the rescheduled hospital treatment, it's this coming week the day after our Buckingham Palace trip for eldest Son's investiture, not ideal timing but so pleased it's eventually happening as my body seems to have reached rock bottom.

Which means I'll be MIA much of the week so see you all soon.


meg said...

As always beautiful inspirational makes Brenda,hope you have good weather and wonderful day at your son's investiture and all goes well in hospital

Aquarius said...

A beautiful trio of cards as always. Good news about your appointment, all the best for that. Enjoy your exciting day out too.

KarinsArtScrap said...

you have made 3 gorgeous work Brenda, love karin

Pauline C said...

Three beautiful makes Brenda, fabulous stencilling on all and gorgeous composition on your floral cards. I must admit my favourite is the A&C robin … I love that little bird and he looks so adorable with the lovely wreath stamping in multi Christmas colours.

Good luck with your procedure next week and hope you have a wonderful day for your son’s investiture
Pauline xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Brenda - love your style of card making!!
How exciting to be able to attends your son's investiture - hoping the weather is perfect for you
So glad to hear your treatment has been rescheduled - prayers that all goes smoothly and the proceedure is successful

Lisa said...

Your tag and cards showcase a beautiful blend of techniques and products, from the intricate stenciling with distress crackle paste to the carefully colored image from AALL and Create Crystal Wood. It's wonderful to see your creativity shine through, even amidst the busyness of rescheduled hospital treatments and family events. Wishing you strength and positivity as you navigate through this challenging time.

Ellibelle said...

Three wonderful creations here Brenda, the stencils make such great backgrounds and love the way you combined Aall and Create's Robin with the Lavinia stamps for the Rudolph Day card.
So glad to hear you are finally having your appointment and hope you have a wonderful day at your son's investiture.

Craftyfield said...

The robin card is so beautiful, I love the delicate wreath all stamped in colour.
Hope everything goes smoothly this week and enjoy Buckingham palace. Imagine you may meet the King in person!!! x

Sarn said...

Love the tag and the card for Allsorts, as well as the sweet Robin card for Rudolph Day.

Have fun at the Palace!
Wishing you third time lucky for the following day and a speedy recovery thereafter. xxx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Ciao Brenda, Wow!!! Che incredibile dimensione ha il vaso di papaveri nella tag!! Credo che tu l'abbia un po' modellato, mi sbaglio? Un effetto strepitoso con il pattern delicato che riprende quello vibrante dello sfondo! I papaveri sono magnifici e che colori brillanti, fantastica!! La adoro!
Mi piace molto la linea sinuosa dello stencil nella seconda card, dà molto movimento a quel timbro interessante! E la card di Natale è così dolce con il delizioso uccellino e la splendida ghirlanda! Il tuo bellissimo sentiment che si appoggia sul sole con i bordi sfumati è davvero d'effetto, un'altra cosa che devo ricordarmi! Sei sempre ispiratrice!!
Sono contenta per te, la prossima settimana sarà piena di ottime novità!
Un grande abbraccio!!!

Carol L said...

I just love the tag and how you carried the stenciling to the vase with a neutral color. It looks fantastic! The stenciled floral extravaganza looks beautiful too. I hope your son's special event goes well and I'm praying for good results from your procedure afterward. Just keep thinking good thoughts and I'll be sending up prayers and sending hugs your way in the meantime. Take good care!

Helen said...

what gorgeous cards! Wishing you all the best finally for the hospital treatment, and hope you have a fabulous time at the investiture.
Looks like we've lost the ideal end to the season!

Chris said...

Great use of your stencils and stamps to create these beautiful cards and tag- such different effects achieved with the techniques you employed with the stencils.
Hope you have a wonderful day at your son's investiture- try not to burst with pride! Fingers crossed all goes well with the procedure.

Gail said...

Beautiful creations!
All so pretty!
Have a great time at the palace!
Congratulations to your son!
Hope the surgery goes off without a hitch, and you get some relief!
I'll be thinking about you!

Linby said...

Three beautiful creations all have such a different and unique aspect. I do love the little robin and your personal sentiment.
Enjoy The Palace and all the best for the treatment.

HilaryJane said...

Great cards today. Love the green and red theme. I hope the week goes well for you. Enjoy the occasion at The Palace, so very special and I hope your hospital procedure goes smoothly this time xx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful creations Brenda I totally love them all I could not even choose a favourite they are superb the Poppies, the lovely floral second card and that third looks amazing well done. I hope all goes well with the operation Brenda and have a great day at Buckingham Palace you must be bursting with pride
lolo x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful cards x3 and beautiful news been praying 🙏 and pray dear B that it goes well, and fits in ok with everything else. I've have a rugged few weeks with health also so really feel for you, I think pray we are both on the up.
Giant prayer hugs.
Shaz in Oz.x ❤️ 🙏

Sandra H said...

Beautiful tag and cards Brenda your colourings brings them to like life like your so talented xx

Pat said...

Beautiful stencilling on all your cards and tag Brenda, love the gorgeous poppies and the great Christmas card. Have a wonderful day at the Palace and everything is crossed for your treatment.

Pat xx

Wendy L said...

All so pretty Brenda, loving the poppies. Xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Three really awesome creations Brenda, such beautiful work throughout. I hope the weather stays fine for you in London when you stand as a proud mum for your son at Buckingham Palace.

Inkyfingers said...

What gorgeous creations, Brenda and my favourite this time is that beautiful wreath with the sweet robin and your lovely sentiment. What a week you have coming up! I hope you have a brilliant day being a proud Mum at the Palace and I hope the treatment all goes to plan this time!
Take care.
Carol x

Lynne said...

Three fabulous creations Brenda. I think the poppy tag is my favourite. How excitiing going to the Palace, you must be very proud. I hope all goes well with your hospital treatment and you feel a lot better after x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning cards Brenda, all so different and very beautiful. Good to hear the appointment is after the Palace visit. Enjoy your day at the Palace and good luck with the treatment. x

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cards with fabulous stencils.
Good luck for the op, you proud mama;-))m

Di said...

Fabulous cards as always B! I adore your Rudolph Days one - so elegant. Exactly as you will look at the Investiture - elegant. Photos are needed. I owe you an email but meanwhile I hope that this coming week goes really well - both at the Palace, the rather posh bash afterwards - and finally your procedure! Positive thoughts are with you all the way.

Thanks for coming to play with us in April's Rudolph Days Challenge.

Di xx

EmmaT said...

Gorgeous creations, do love the first one with that vibrant green stencilling, looks great used on the vase in a more muted tone too. Enjoy your special trip to the palace - im sure it will be a day to remember and good luck at the hospital. I always think as crafters its a shame we can't make new body parts and fix ourselves up:-) Emmax

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful cards as always Brenda, a lovely combination of stamping, stenciling and inkiness.

Helen said...

Beautiful Christmas inspiration, Brenda - very elegant.

Thanks for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge.

Helen x

Greta said...

Such beautiful cards, Brenda! I'm especially drawn to the Christmas card! Enjoy the exciting time at the palace and hope you get a lot of relief from the procedure. Hugs, Greta

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, B. Your use of stencils always wows me, but I especially like today's samples. The repeating pattern on the vase and background in different colors is a wonderful design idea - I never would have thought to do that! But my fave is your "dance in the rain" masterpiece. those opposite colors and wavy lines bring out the idea of the scent of flowers wafting in the garden. Really lovely! I always forget to use my Lavinia stamps, and they really are conducive to pretty backgrounds like your sweet bird! Thinking of you fondly, and always wishing for miraculous breaks to happen for your health. love, de

mamapez5 said...

I love this card, the colours, the design, all of it.
Yoiur palace visit sounds very exciting. I too am waiting for a hospital date so I understand what have gone through. I hope it all works out for you. Kate P. x

mamapez5 said...

I love this card, the colours, the design, all of it.
Yoiur palace visit sounds very exciting. I too am waiting for a hospital date so I understand what have gone through. I hope it all works out for you. Kate P. x