Monday, 3 February 2014

Passing ships




Morning Peeps, the first Monday of the month so time for our February challenge at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challengese where this month 'It's a Man Thing'.

I made this card before hospital 'just in case' and my Mojo was MIA at the time and it's not particularly Vintage but we always say on the challenge blog that entries need not be Vintage, so I hope this may encourage some of you who perhaps aren't into that style that you can still join in.

I used an oval mask and stamped through it with the FlonzCraft Etched Ship and created some sky with Pan Pastels. The sentiment is also from FlonzCraft..........their sentiment sheets have quite a few different ones on them so great value at just £3.60 per sheet. The individual stamps are equally good value and most £1.80 each......how many places can you buy good quality stamps for that price ?

So do pop over and take a look........their postage is also very reasonable despite them shipping from New Zealand.


I also have my weekly Prickly Pear share and this one is using both sizes of the gorgeous new Lily stamp, I love this one and you will be seeing a few more pop up with this stamp. I coloured this one with watercolour pencils.

Hope you all have a good week.

51 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful again.
Gr Elly

Berina RGA said...

2 wonderful cards!! 1st one is typical your style... beautiful stamping with masking and esp the pan pastel sky... the second card is also very nice... love the image..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Sarah said...

Two more smashers Brenda, the "man" card reminds me of my Paternal Grandmother, she had a ship in a bottle on her sideboard that looked just like this!! Love the fabulous colour you have chosen for the Lily stamp too. Have a good week xx

Sammy said...

Ohhh, that is lovely. I'm really fond of nautical themes, and I love the dark & yellow together! The Lili card is also lovely!
I've been meaning to try Flonzcraft for a while...Must get round to that! x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow love that sailing ship and it looks great in the oval

Wendy L said...

Lovely cards Brenda, love the image on the first one and the second so gentle and pretty. xxx

Beryl said...

Wow - that saling ship is a cracker of a stamp and you've created a lovely scene for it. I've taken a note of the Flonzcraft site and will check out their sentiments later.
Beryl xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the images and beautiful colouring.
Sue xx

Dora said...

your both cards looking beautiful!! the first one i like that....so beautiful scene. great clouds and moon/sun

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Brenda, love both cards but the Flonz craft one really captured my eye. It may not be vintage particularly, but it is stunning (I think anyway). I love the sky in the background of that beautiful ship, the subtle clouds with the sun just lightly peeping through.

The lilly is gorgeous too though, and great to have the same stamps in two sizes... Is that gorgeous green background a paper or did you create it yourself? Love the bits of text showing through on that!

Paper Profusion said...

Both are beautiful Brenda. Love your sky in the first - you are so talented. Nicola x

Tracy said...

I really love your masculine card, a perfect design. Very pretty Lillies too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Marianne said...

Beautiful mancard; lovely sky.
Love the lilystamp :-)
xxx Marianne

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

WOW Brenda! these are beautiful! love both the cards! especially the second one. Its so pleasing to the eyes! I love this colour personally.:) beautifully coloured ! it's gorgeousssss!!!!!

Pat said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, I love the ship image and the beautiful lilies on the second.

Pat xx

Paula (PEP) said...

The lily is rather super isn't it? Your border strip echoing the main image looks brilliant & I love the little gems which really just bring a super sparkle to the whole. The first is a beauty too - vintage enough in my book with the image itself. Super sense of movement especially with the birds flying out of the masked area!
Paula (PEP)

Joan said...

Lovely cards Brenda, really like the ship one as I love all things nautical, the lily could be a very useful stamp to have, could see it used for all kinds of occasions with different colour choices.Hope your treatments are going well

Joan

Lau W said...

Superb cards ! Love the sea so love the first héhé !! And love the second beau it's fresh, so lovely green !
xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

These are fabulous. I just love the scene you created on the first one and the flowers are lovely.

May said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda.. The ship is amazing... Love the design & the second the lily's are divine Love the Green...Beautiful work Hugs May x x x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Both cards are beautiful! I find male-themed cards so difficult - yours is perfect! Love the floral card too - I had fun on the Prickly Pear blog hop last week - and that reminds me - must go over there to see if they've chosen their winners yet. Hope your treatments are going well for you, Brenda. Thank you for all the info on UTEE - I'm going to get some and give it a whirl!

Lorraine said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda. The ship look fabulous.
Lorraine x

Judy Corner said...

Two lovely cards, as always. What smashing designs. Judy x

Fandhmum said...

Your ship is just fabulous, I have that stamp, I need to use it! Your Lilies are very elegant too
Rosie x

2amscrapper said...

beautiful cards! Thanks for the blog visit!

ALI said...

Beautiful cards, especially like the clouds and sun on the first one.

Whisper said...

Both fabby cards - i'm loving the great ship card and Cala Lillies are my favourite too, Luv Sam x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards today Brenda, love the little ship scene - we have booked a water holiday for feb next year - can't wait. Love those pretty Lilies x Susan x

mags said...

Gorgeous cards again Brenda.
Mags
x

Janny said...

Beautiful cards the first is my favorite. Janny

Kathleen said...

The first card has a stunning image and a fabulous background and a perfect male card, maybe coals to Newcastle for my SIL though.
Quite dazzled by the second card, but fabulous non the less, just wasn't expecting such a bright one, fabulous shade of green though suits the image.

Kath x

coldwaters2 said...

Two superb cards Brenda love them both. Glad to hear that the girls are having lots of fun time, I have been thinking of getting a little playmate for Jess.
hugs
lorraine x

rachel said...

great man card Brenda but I love that lily - beautiful xx

soccermom23 said...

I always love seeing the backgrounds that you make. I don't have time to stop in very often, but you never disappoint. That sky is gorgeous. I am soooo jealous of your talent.

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both fabulous Brenda, I love that ship.
Kevin xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

hullo B. love these cards.. and ones below... must admit enjoyed doing oval mask a two scenes the other day.. as have some of yours in my panpastel board on pinterest.. not blogged yet..
I might check these stamps out in NZ. Praying for you.. lv Shaz in Oz.x

Jackie said...

I love both cards, but the ship one is my favourite :o)
Jackie xx

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning creations Brenda. Your designs are always so fresh and unique.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Gerrina said...

Love the shape on the first card that you´ve used for the main focus point! Sorry: green is not my color, although I like the design! Have a good day, Gerrina

Eemeli said...

Beautiful cards - both of them. Love the oval shaped distressing on the first card, it suits sooooooo well with the image.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two different, but two wonderful cards. Love the martime feeling of the first and the fresh green of the second one.

Nicecrane Designs said...

What a gorgeus ship.......Brenda,,,,woww,woww,wowwww,,,

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely cards Brenda!

I like both of them, the image of the ship on the first card is fab and I really like the colour theme you've used for the second card.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

2 great cards , the ship card is masculine but I do love that scene , can feel the wind blowing . janex

butterfly said...

Fantastic - love that ship, and the green is so light and bright and full of spring time joy!
Alison x

Ellie said...

Both cards are gorgeous Brenda, I really love how you made the sky on the first card.

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...such beautiful cards...and both so different which is great! I love how the moon is popping out from behind the clouds on the first one. You have brought so much movement into this one looks amazing. And the colours on the second one - gorgeous!
Dot x

Mrs.B said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, Love the idea of stamping in the frame, and then stamping the birds flying out.
Gorgeous colours on the second card.
Avril xx

Gail said...

These are very nice!
Love the ship in the oval!

scrappymo! said...

The floral card is pretty but I am drooling over the fabulous ship! Love the skyline you created...and the image is so wonderful.

Annmaree of Oz said...

I adore that ship card, great colours, and amazing inking that you are so famous for! The clouds and sunshine peeking through is all so realistic and beautiful!

OH I thought I had heard of Flonz before, now I know! They are in NZ! Duh! I am sooo slow!!! I have checked them out before, their stuff is great!

Love the lillies as well