Saturday, 27 July 2013

Kraft It



Morning all, this is the first of my holiday schedule posts and hopefully Mr Blogger is doing his job and this will appear on time as by now we should be close to Barcelona where we are spending a couple of days before we join the ship for twelve days sailing the Greek Islands, Turkey, France and Italy.

It's our lovely temie Sarah's turn to host the theme at Allsorts this week and she would like us to 'Kraft It' and use Kraft card stock somewhere on our artwork. Our sponsors this week are Digi Darla and The Craft Barn.

I really wasn't sure about the first card I made so ended up doing a second but thought I might as well share them both. So for the one above, my second make I created a background with Dylusions melted chocolate and sweetened orange.........don't they have yummy names, I could almost taste the combo. I distressed the edges with a Sheena stamp, such a clever little corner stamps this one and ever stamped with a Visible Image harlequin and script stamp, added some swirls cut with a Memory Box die and lilies made from Kraft cardstock using Tonic Peruvian Lily Punch and Stamp set. The sentiment is Penny Black and sadly long since discontinued.


For this second card I used Kraft as the focal section using one of the pretty Marianne Anja dies coordinated with Kaiser Craft DP's and a Penny Black sentiment. I added some roses also made using a die and the prettly little swirls that come with the Anja dies.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

69 comments:

Craftnut said...

Two stunners again b, hope you are enjoying your hols Tracy xx

Jane said...

Have a wonderful holiday and rest Brenda. I love using Kraft and both your creations today are beautiful...I can't choose between them. The weather seems to have decided to change just in time for our family BBQ so we may have a firework show with thunder and lightening later ;0) Take care x

Beryl said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. The top one is my fave - love the colours, the stamping and those fab lilies.
Hope the holiday is going well.
Beryl xx

Cathy said...

Love both of these cards Brenda, but the colours in the top one make it my fave. Gorgeous flowers too :) Cathy x

Sarah said...

Stunning cards B. Hope you are relaxing and enjoying yourself xxx

Catherine said...

Hey Brenda,

Both these cards look so lovely..

Love the background u have created in the first card with a perfect sentiment...

Hugs
Catherine

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, I love the colours on the first and the gorgeous flowers and flourishes. Hope you have a fab holiday.

Pat xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Two gorgeous card Brenda...just love your flowers on both cards...love the colours on your first and those gorgeous flourishes

Anne

Wendy L said...

Both Gorgeous Brenda. See ya soon, xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards.
Love the flowers .
Gr Elly

Marianne said...

LOvely cards and flowers. I've been practising my peruvian lily, but mine aren't as beautiful as yours!! I love them!
Have a great holiday!
xxx Marianne

Marianne said...

Even though both cards are lovely, Brenda, the first one is definitely my favourite. I love the warm colours and those flowers look stunning.
I hope you have recovered enough to fully enjoy your trip. I will wave from my kitchen terrace if I happen to see you sail past on your way to Santorini lol.

rachel said...

Both cards are beautiful but i love the drama of the first one especially. Have a wonderful holiday - sounds petfect x

Sarah said...

They are both wonderful as usual!! x

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, adore the first one, the colours are stunning.
The second card uses a die I have but not used yet so will certainly have to rectify that and a great colour combination
Hope you have a fabulous holiday, sorry for lack of comments this past week or so.

Kath x

Kelly Lloyd said...

I love Kraft on cards. Yours are really beautiful Brenda.
Hugs Kelly

Tanya said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love them both :) enjoy your well-deserved holiday!

Tags xx

Dora said...

beautiful two cards. beautiful flowers have you made.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two beautiful cards. Hope you are having a lovely restful time

Karen Petitt said...

Love, love, love the first - all that yummy inkiness. Will have to look at Sheena's products to find the stamp you're talking about. Have a fab time - am soo jealous! Karen x

Robin said...

These are both so beautiful and elegant! I love the flourish on your first card. Hugs, Robin

Kat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. I love the flowers on the second one and the lovely colours but the first one is definitely my favourite. The flowers are gorgeous and that's a great sentiment.

Hope you're enjoying your holiday. Sounds wonderful. You deserve a great holiday after all you've been through recently.

Kat xx

Crafty Lark said...

Love both your cards Brenda, hope you are having a wonderful holiday. xx Flora

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning cards Brenda. Your flowers look amazing and I love the colours and fabulous designs
Sue xx

Paula (PEP) said...

It's the glowing vibrancy of the first that catches my attention & I love the way you used that distressing stamp on both the base mat & the one for the sentiment. In the second it's your layout that I particularly like & your use of those pearls for the corners.
Paula (PEP)
Hope you're having a good journey & will thoroughly yourself.

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda. I am especially fond of your use for the lilies. I hope your eyes are improving. hugs, de

Rękodzieło Jadzi said...

Brenda przepiękne prace tworzysz, jestem od wielkim wrażeniem, wszystko mi się szalenie podoba. Pozdrawiam Jadzia

butterfly said...

These are so elegant, Brenda. I love the rich sepias of the first one and the super subtle patterning of the background; and the delicate turquoise is so pretty on the second.
Alison x

Misiówa i Spółka:-) said...

Przepiękne karteczki, zarówno pierwsza jak i druga.Ma coś w sobie co przyciąga wzrok.Pozdrawiam!

Gail said...

Gorgeous cards!
I hope you're feeling better and having a glorious vacation!

Vicky said...

Both so gorgeous hun..hope you are having a lovely time too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda especially the first one
jacqui x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are both absolutely beautiful Brenda, love the colour and the layout of flourishes on the first one is stunning, hope you are haing a lovely holiday and feeling better, sorry for being a rubbish commenter lately
Lindsay xx

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda. I love the colours on the top one.
Nikki x

Rhonda Miller said...

Both of your cards are stunning.

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both beautiful Brenda, I love the flowers on the first and the colours on the second.
Kevin xx

Whisper said...

Both are absolutely stunning hun and yes mr schedule worked perfectly - enjoy your cruise and relax and have fun, Luv Sam x

May said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda,Love the Kraft & the colours you have used with them...Fabulous designs... I hope you are doing ok....Hugs May x x x

paperpapier said...

I love the lilies...the colour is superb!

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Enjoy your amazing trip, Brenda! Hope you are going well health-wise! Take Care!

Beautiful card, looove those flowers so much, so realistic!

ania said...

Piękne!!

Shirley said...

Two delightful cards Brenda.I love the rich colour combo on the first card and the flowers are beautiful.
On the second card I like the tiny leaf detail stamped on the die cut.Just so pretty.

Shirley

Sewe said...

lovely cards

/Sewe

Alison said...

Oh wow, stunning cards, love the autumnal colours

Hugs
Alison xx

Michelle J M said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. Those lilies are stunning on the first card and the roses on the second. The swirls and harlequin paper are fabulous. I have not used kraft before, a really lovely effect. Hope you are having a lovely relaxing time on your holiday. Michelle x

Judith said...

I just adore your floral cards Brenda - you are such an inspiration - just gorgeous hugs Judith x

Betka said...

I just adore your first cards Brenda! What gorgeous colours and details!
Hugs (:Betka:)

Gerrina said...

Wow, beautiful cards! The first is my fav, because of all the beautiful stamping I think... The flowers you made look almost real; so great how you make them! I hope you are having a good weekend and the body is getting up to its "normal" strenght. With this weather you should be able to just enjoy it, I think... Hugs, Gerrina

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both are gorgeous designs Brenda, hope you are having fun ! Shirleyx

Kaja M said...

very nice cards! i love the minty colors:)

slimwitch said...

Brenda, the cards are soooo lovely! My favorite is the first one :) and it compliments the quote you placed there.

Fandhmum said...

Your flowers are gorgeous, Brenda
Rosie x

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Hope you have a fab holiday.
mags
x

Lau W said...

Oh wow, so nice cards ! The first is splendid, love the sentiment ! And the die of the second is so romantic !
xxx

Phi said...

Both these cards are just beautiful Brenda. I love love the colours of the first one.

Rękodzieło Jadzi said...

Brenda Twoje karteczki są przecudne :) pozdrawiam z Polski i życzę dobrego tygodnia Jadzia :)

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Brenda , your cards are beautiful and elegant. I hope you have a wonderful holiday. janex

Tracey Brossart said...

LOVE the way you stamped this all out and the handmade flowers. The swirly dies looked like you painted them on. Such beautiful unique work! :)

Hugs
xx Tracey xx

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo,
beide Karten gefallen mir sehr gut,die erste mag ich bald noch lieber,sie ist so schön Ton in Ton gearbeitet,
liebe Grüße Ulrike

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda,
Marvellous creations, love the designs, although I had to look up the Dylusions, I'm slipping didn't know what they were, and the die cutting and punching is fabulous on both.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful cards,great details. I especially love the first one.

Evik said...

Lovely cards! Both!

Eemeli said...

Fabulous ones! Love them both but especially the first one - it is very much into my taste :) Love the cas look on both.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Lady Bug Stampers said...

wow love both cards they are so beautiful!!
Linda K.

ALI said...

Both lovely cards.

joolaa said...

I especially like the first card :)

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Both lovely cards Brenda. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

You have so many wonderful creations here on your blog - these are no exceptions. nicely done.

Urtica said...

Beautyfull brown flowers.

 
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