Saturday, 22 November 2014

No DP's allowed



A very good morning to you all, today at Allsorts it's my turn to host the theme and I would like to see creations that feature no design papers. Our sponsors are my friend Ruth from A Passion for Stamps and another friend Ignacio from Nicecrane designs.

So as I am on the DT for both it means two cards from me. My Nicecrane piece above uses one of the lovely Birds and Blossoms images.............can you tell I am already thinking ahead to Spring............a background of Dylusions, then script and grids randomly stamped, a Timmy clock onto which I scattered some Frantage, dies cut leaves, some twine, hessian and corner embellies.


My Passions for Stamps card uses the pretty Christmas Rose to which I added just a little colour using my Chameleon pens, inked the edge of the card along with some white Frantage, a Penny Black sentiment and some simple matting and layers. Much as I like Design Papers and have some beautiful ones, I think sometimes they detract from the focal image and to me this card demonstrates exactly what I mean.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

55 comments:

Wendy L said...

Two lovely cards Brenda, both so different but gorgeous, xxx

Helen said...

Great cards, Brenda, love the clean simplicity of the second one.

Sally H said...

Two stunning cards brenda. I love them both.

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Brenda, hope this finds you well...wow two stunning creations. love the first one it's beautiful colours and your second one is a delight.xxx


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Crafting Queen said...

Two great cards, love the background on the first one.

ellyscard creatief said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda.. Love the birdstamp and your colouring.
Gr Elly

Jackie said...

Two stunning cards Brenda :o)
Jackie xx

Sarah said...

Another fab duo Brenda. Love the gorgeous birds, die cuts and corners on the first and your delicate colouring is perfect on the second and you are quite right about papers sometimes taking the focus away from the stamp!! xx

Bad Kitty said...

beautiful cards

Andreja L. said...

ooo Brenda, what a fantastic background paper you made on the first card! It is such a beautiful :-))
I like both cards!
Hugs, Andreja

Jane said...

Good morning Brenda, 2 gorgeous cards. I love the way you have used the weathered clock die . Hope you are feeling a little better, hugs xx

Joan said...

More beautiful cards Brenda, I love how you gave used the clock as a frame( an idea to steal LOL !) and a beautiful flower on your second card

Joan

Sue said...

These are stunning Brenda. I love the images and gorgeous designs.
Sue xx

Helene E said...

It's true that patterned paper sometimes distracts the eye from the motif, you've done a brilliant job with focusing on the image with these projects! And I really like the folding on the white card

Gail said...

Wonderful cards!
Hope you're well!

Karen McAlpine said...

Hi Brenda, great projects. Love those metal corner pieces on the first card.

dstandard said...

Both you cards are just beautiful! Love t hem!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda I love your beautiful designs, especially the top one :) I've joined in this challenge, no DP is right up my alley :) I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

Michelle J M said...

These are so lovely Brenda. The first one has so much interest and the second is a perfect CAS card. Sorry that I haven't been around for a while but its that time of the year again when I leave for Cape Town and I have tons of things to do, finishing scrap books, jewellery and quilts etc. and of course I leave everything to the last minute! Michelle x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Brenda, I'm really in love with your first project! Fabulous!!!

Fliss said...

These are really gorgeous Brenda and so different in style. Love them both.
Fliss xx

trijntje said...

Prachtig Brenda. Groeten trijntje

Juls said...

These are fab!! so creative :-) xx

Jacee said...

So beautiful Brenda, I love the little birds
hugs Jacee
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Marianne's Craftroom said...

Both lovely bit the top one is my fave, great use of the clock die which I adore

Sarah said...

Both are gorgeous B :-) I love paper but thoroughly enjoyed doing something different and not using it for this challenge. In fact I love the card I made so much I'm not sure I can give it away ;-)

coldwaters2 said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda the design of each one are superb.
hugs
lorraine x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, very stylish.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Glennis said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda

Judy Corner said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. Happy Weekend. Judy x

Berina RGA said...

2 beautiful cards!! love the green color one... beautiful color... nice shading..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

susiestacey said...

Two gorgeous cards today Brenda, love the Christmas Rose it is a very elegant design. The gorgeous bird image from Nicecrane sits beautifully in the clock and love all the inky work x Susan x

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards and both with lovely images and I do love the simplicity of the second card, the image really does shine through.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Both lovely cards but I especially like the first one with the birds and clock face. The card has a dreamy look to it. hugs Mrs A.

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning cards both of them Brenda, you are such a master!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Both so nice - I really love the top one - I have this die and have not used it yet - yours looks amazing!

Rhonda Miller said...

These are beautiful. I really like the second one.

Craftyfield said...

Love your bird & blossom card, great colours and textures and the image is beautiful.

Marlies said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. You've creasted a lovely background for the birds on the top one and the second one is very elegant. hugs, Marlies

Gertrude said...

Die Karten sind wunderschön georden
glg Gertrude

Edith said...

Great cards! Love the self-made background so much! Absolutely beautiful! Hugs Edith

Donna Ellis said...

Your sentiment is beautiful, to match your card, Brenda. Such loveliness and a peaceful, timeless feel to your masterpiece. Brenda, I believe I also own that leave die - from SB one of their originals, right? I have not used it for a long time, and now I want to. Thank you (as always) for the inspiration! hugs, de

kanda said...

Hi Brenda, Gorgous cards as always. Really love the wonderful design and colours of the first and the elegance of the second.
Hope you had a good and painfree weekend xx

ALI said...

2 lovely cards,gorgeous background,

cheryl said...

Oh wow hun 2 stunning cards fantastic backgrounds you have created bess you for your kind words hun hugs cheryl xxx

Ellie said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, really loving the spring themed image. And beautiful Clean and Simple design on the second card. I like your idea of thinking of spring, sadly winter hasn't even officially started, and it's been way too cold over here already. Just hoping for an early spring next year!

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Particularly taken with the first one.
Mags
x

Tracy said...

I love the grungy look of the first card and the way you've put it all together. Fab colouring on the christmas roses with the chameleon pens.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Stamps and Paper said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda...I love the new heading picture..thats a card in itself...

Anne

Gerrina said...

Like the fabric on your first card; it gives a finishing touch and dept on the card! But as you could geuss the second is my fav...so crisp and fresh in colour and that little bit frantange is perfect! Hope ther will get some sunshine your way this week...Hugs, Gerrina

Grá O'Neill said...

Gorgeous cards, the images really shine :)

scrappymo! said...

Two more gorgeous cards, Brenda.

The first has such a lovely vintage feel. Nice Crane designs seem to excell at beauitful images!

The second is beautiful. I agree that it does not need any DP at all. The image just shines through!

Jo Channon said...

Love both of these fabulous creations. You are right in saying that DP do take the focus off the main image sometimes and it is fun not to include them. A lovely theme for Allsorts week xx

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both beautiful.

riliska said...

Brendа, the beautiful cards as always.

 
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