Sunday, 1 March 2015

Blossoms and bows



Time for our monthly challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are One for the Guys and Blossoms and Bows.

My card at the top is my Penny Black piece using a few of my older PB stamps, all wood mounted which I far prefer.......call me old fashioned. I started by created a sky with a circle mask and Pan Pastels, I then stamped the PB Cherry Blossom and Daffodils quote using black archival, then the daffodils which I inked with distress markers adn spritzed with water before stamping several times. The little blossoms were made using a small craft punch, inked and a little pearl added to the centers and finally an organize bow.


My Stamping Sensations card is a really quick and easy one, a background created with an acrylic block and distress inks and Penny Black 40-111 Breezy stamped with black archival and then again with a second stamping to give a faded look. Some twine, matting and layering and a ten minute make ideal for the times when you need a quick card for the guys.


And just the one more using some of the new releases from Penny Black's Bring on the Happy Spring range. The background was created with Brushos, glimmer mist gold and cling film although it really doesn't show up too well in my photo. The daffodils are PB 40-378 inked with distress markers and spritzed with water before stamping and the sentiment is PB 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles.


With all the internet and computer problems I never managed to do my Penny Black mid month post so thought I had better add my card here. The background is Dylusions and Glimmer Mist along with Penny Black stamps 4040K and 30-229 and 51-008 Bashful die.

I hope we will see you at our challenges this month, as always we have some great prizes to be won.

48 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hope your pc is all sorted now. A fabulous range of cards, especially love the top one x

Craftyfield said...

My you've been busy... Each card has its merits, but my favourite is the CAS card, the overall effect is stunning!

Sarah said...

Fabulous card Brenda, particularly the daffs. Mine now have yellow tips ready to burst...yay!! That can only be a good sign!! xx

aussie aNNie said...

BEAUTIFUL display of cards, love them in particular the colours are striking on all of them.xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Kath said...

Fabulous cards and I love the stamps you've used (I also prefer using my old wood mounted stamps!).
Kath x

coldwaters2 said...

WOW what an amazing selection of beautiful creations Brenda each one created to perfection, love them all.
hugs
lorraine x

Berina RGA said...

beautiful cards Brenda... lovely flowers and leaves... awesome colors..

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What gorgeous stamping and beautiful designs on all these cards Brenda. Thanks for your comment and I do hope they sort out your internet soon it must be so frustrating.
Lorraine

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, fabulous collection of beautiful stamps, and colours;-))m

Whisper said...

Oooo absolutely gorgeous hun, i so love that daffodil PB stamp and what a stunning layout for your bottom card - oooo and such a perfect male card too, Luv Sam x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Lovely cards today Brenda, very spring-like. Hopefully, as it is the 1st March, spring is definitely here although the temperature here has plummeted this morning.
A quick question - the daffodil stamp you have used on the third card, is this a new release or an older stamp?
Hope all your computer issues get resolved soon.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend
Lesley

Sally H said...

wonderful cards, Brenda! What fabulous colours! I love them all, but especially the last one - absolutely gorgeous!

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning cards, I just love the last one! Hope your computer problems will be behind you soon.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, all so pretty.
Lorraine x

Kari said...

Wonderful cards,Brenda!! Love the colours and the spring feeling!
Have a great Sunday!
Hugs,Kari :)

Sarah said...

Here is the info for my curvy dies Brenda, I find this company to be really reliable and the prices are very competative xxhttp://www.iconuk.co.uk/Spellbinders-Borderabilities-A---2-Curved-Borders-One

KandA said...

These are all fabulous cards Brenda. Love the designs, super colours and wonderful stamping.
Hope you get up and running again soon xx

cheryl Baker said...

oh wow hun each one is stunning the backgrounds work beautifully especially love the second one hugs Cherylxxxxxx

walchowDesign said...

The computer problem is allowing you to create so many beautiful projects and thank you for sharing them with us, Brenda! Love the first card which really brings out the spring colours. As for the masculine card, the bg acrylic distressing gives so much dimension on the card.

Marlies said...

These are four fantastic cards Brenda! A great use of all the stamps. hugs, Marlies

Eret said...

All your cards are really beautiful, Brenda. Hope you get your internet and computer fixed soon.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such beautiful cards, Brenda! Gorgeous stamping! And I love how you make your backgrounds! I got some sprays for Christmas but have been too timid to try them. Soon, soon!

Shirley Chillman said...

Wow super busy Brenda. Four beautiful makes and all with some amazing stamping. Brilliant.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Thank you for the info Brenda. I have managed to order one from Crafts u love.
Lesley

pinky said...

Oh wow mrs B these are just stunning. Wonderful colours, flowers, ribbons and amazing stamping!!

Renee Butchart said...

What a gorgeous assortment of cards this is! Love the different backgrounds & techniques that you use....talented lady!
Hugs, Renee

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
deine Karten sind ein Traum,eine schöner als die Andere,
glg ulrike

Glennis said...

A fabulous variety of cards - glad your computer is all sorted now

ALI said...

I just love your inked cards, always beautifully done.

Robin said...

These are all so very gorgeous! I love the sentiment on the first card and you have given so much inspiration on all of these that I want to start crafting now and not take care of other obligations....lol. Hugs, Robin

MaryH said...

Each of these wonderful cards is just a beautiful treasure. I'm especially liking the fern design, as I have that stamp too, and like you, much prefer the results I get from a good quality wooden stamp (and PB are among my favorites too). However, I'm running out of storage space, so am now geared towards the acrylic (again I find PB has good quality in that as well.) Good luck with the internet problems & hope you get it resolved soon. Thanks for your recent visit, and TFS such beautiful cards. Loved every one of 'em! Hugs

Ellie said...

Your cards are stunning Brenda, loving all the spring flowers and gorgeous colors. You are so lucky that you already have your bring on the happy stamps! I have placed my retail order with them in January, and still haven't gotten them :-(

Jacee said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, lovely work as ever! hope you are on the winning side of your PC problems now
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Kathleen said...

You have spoilt us here with these fabulous 4 cards, all brilliant and wonderful stamps and colours, the last one is my favourite, adore the colours.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

All gorgous and colourful, love particulary the daffodyl with the little blossoms

Lynne K said...

Fabulous set of Spring cards, Brenda! I particular like the daffodil one with the Brusho background. I need that stamp!

Lynne x

Judith said...

You have been very floraly busy Brenda - so many lovely designs - perfect for our challenge at Buckwells Crafty Challenge this month!!

hugs judith x

Joan said...

Fabulous selection of cards Brenda, amazing backgrounds and beautiful stamping. love the spritzed daffodils,

Joan

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all beautiful Brenda, I really love those Daffodils
Kevin xx

linda said...

these are all gorgeous brenda! such lovely spring creations! now we just need the weather to cooperate.

Bridie Payne said...

Stunning cards, I love the 3D effects you've added with the punches flowers and string / ribbons

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Happy Monday!

Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Jackie said...

What a wonderful selection, I would not like to choose a favourite :o)
Jackie xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Another gorgeous collection of cards Brenda! It's hard to comment on all of them, so I will just give you a blanket WOW!! hugs :)

Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful collection of Nature cards, Brenda! Love the delicacy in your first card, and the boldness in your 2nd card. Such an amazing contrast of styles and techniques. Your next two cards are so perfect for the "peeking" of Spring - beautiful artwork, B. I hope your hands are doing well, and not quite as painful these days. hugs, de

Tracy said...

What a glorious collection of cards, all so pretty and fresh. Wonderful inking on them all.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your cards.

Gerrina said...

Wow, Brenda these are cards in styles a really like!! Those leaves are great, but I wouldn't know how to pick a favo... I'll mail you later today. Hugs, Gerrina

Shirley said...

Such beautiful cards as always Brenda. Spring is here and your card has reminded me that before long Daffodils will be out.

Shirley