Saturday, 4 March 2017

Springtime



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week I have chosen a Spring theme and have designed an inspirational photo. Our sponsor this week is Digistamp Boutique and there is a second prize of a Spring inspired stamp set.


My card at the top is one I made for the recent TV shows on Hochanda featuring a lovely collection of Spring stamps from Chocolate Baroque. Their stamps are superb quality and a joy to work with and I can't tell you how much I love being on their team. I used the negative from Tim's cabinet card to create the frame stamping the Daffodil and Tulip both of which I used distress markers to ink the stamp then dragged out some colour. I added some soft stenciling, inked the edges, added a bow and stamped one of the worker stamps in the top corners.


As I love the Penny Black Wordsworth quote I had to make a second card with Daffodils which are also PB. A really simple card inking the flower stamp with DI's and spritzing with water before repeat stamping, adding the sentiment and some twine.

My team mates have some lovely takes on the inspirational photo so please do pop over the challenge blog and see their creations.

Happy weekend all.

43 comments:

Valerija said...

Stunning cards. Love the floral images and beautiful pastel colours.
Have a great day.
Valerija xx

Wendy L said...

Both so beautiful Brenda, xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful makes here B, gorgeous colours and stamps and I agree the CB stamps are fabulous quality. [in fact I am ordering more]
xx[aNNie]

gwen70 said...

Beautiful cards Brenda

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love the soft colors.
Have a great weekend.

KarinsArtScrap said...

Brenda it's a gorgeous card
Gr Karin

Crafting Queen said...

Two very pretty creations. Love the spring colours. Enjoy the sunshine today. :)

Dora said...

This is very beautiful! Beautiful flowers stamps

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Oh wow Brenda, I love the top card with the Chocolate Baroque stamps and have to agree with you their stamps are such good quality. I also love the bottom card with it's water colour effect too. Hope this finds you well.

Sue xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the pretty flowers and soft colours
Lorraine x

scrAPpamondo said...

I too love Chocolate Baroque stamps, they are gorgous and have a really good quality. I just adore your first card, such a fabulous design with the negative of Tim's diecut, the two frames are just perfect for these amazing stamps and your colouring on the flowers is just superb! Love the honeycomb stenciled on the back and the purple lace!
Pinned https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524487247236/
Your second card is so sweet, and love the sentiment and the opposite rounded corners! I have yet to learn making quick cards...!

ALI said...

Loving all the stamps and colours Brenda, beautiful designs.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love Spring flowers, these are really pretty cards

Helene E said...

Such wonderful project both of them. I always stop a while and admire your blog header cause the view is amazing!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful spring cards, and I agree CB stamps are wonderful. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

Mervi said...

Fabulous springtime creations, lovely stamps all.
Happy weekend, it's lovely winter day here, with little sunshine;-))m

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous! Adore the daffodil card especially B - and the poem is a fave and one I studied at school and do you know I can remember it in it's entirety!
Hoping for 3 but very despondent after the display last Monday. xx

Robin said...

Such beautiful Spring cards! I love the flowers! Hope you're doing ok. Hugs, Robin

Donna Ellis said...

ooooh, lovely! Loving the shape of your frame, Brenda, giving the pretty flowers a wonderfully "garden-y" backdrop - almost botanical in nature. Your colors are soft, alluring, and sweet - I can almost smell your beauties all the way over here, where those types of flowers do not grow. Beautiful! hugs, de

Lucy Woods said...

These are so pretty! I love springtime and the beautiful flowers!
Lucy x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely Spring cards Brenda...the daffodils are in full bloom in our Garden looks like Spring has sprung!

Anne

crafty-stamper said...

WOW absolutely stunning Brenda all the images are absolutely gorgeous and you have showcased them perfectly
Carol x

Ellibelle said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, loving that Penny Black quote!

cherylscreativeatcscards.blog said...

So beautiful hun love the flowers hugs cheryl xxx

Carole said...

Beautiful Spring cards...fabulous stamps and great coloring and design.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Beautiful cards Brenda and I find myself being drawn to the ones with the Daffodils on, to me, they are Spring. I'm hoping to join you in your Challenge over at Allsorts in the next day or two, so thank you for your Spring inspiration. Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend, much love, Sandra x

Marlies said...

Perfect Spring creations Brenda. Beautiful made and very stylish! Marlies x

Sarah said...

Beautiful spring projects Brenda xx

cuilliesocks said...

Two stunning cards Brenda, beautifully coloured and designed, Kate x

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful Spring cards Brenda!! Love the stamping with DI!! The first card is stunning!

Greta said...

Your first card is absolutely amazing, Brenda & I so adore the second one which is perfectly designed!

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous creations, love the subtle shades and the use of the negative die.
The second is a superb CAS card, great images and the sentiment brings back awful memories.
GCE English Lit. ... Book - Great Expectations - loved it knew it off by heart.
Poetry - Wordsworth - ok with I wandered lovely as a cloud and The Lady of Shallot but no chance with the other two that I can't even remember
Shakespear - The Tempest - absolutely no chance. I didn't pass.

Kath x

Fiki said...

gorgeous cards!

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful spring cards Brenda, love the design of the top one.
Avril xx

Gaby Dierx said...

Beautiful flowers!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Juls said...

Gorgeous cards! Xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

So beautiful! I look forward to spring! It is still so cold here!

Gerrina said...

So much spring on your blog and so less spring outside...
The CB-card is a beauty! But my favorite is the last one; love that grungy look! Hugs, Gerrina

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda
Superb spring creations with such beautiful details.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

The Crafty Critter said...

Wow, Brenda! This card is more a work of art than a card! I love how you put this project together. Thank you so much for the inspiration!
-Miranda
TheCraftyCritter.com

KandA said...

Oh what a gorgeous breath of spring. I love the stamps and whenever I see the first daffodils flowering that poem always comes to mind xx

scrappymo! said...

What memories you brought back to me! When I was 14, I visited England, most of my time spent in Cleator, Cumbria and the LAke District. I remember my uncle taking me up for a picnic somewhere in the Lake district and there were thousands of naturalized daffodils. I had never seen anything like it and we pulled the car over and took a walk, had tea from a flask and he recited that poem!
Thanks for the fabulous memories. He was a grand old fellow!

scrappymo! said...

me again...your cards are wonderful too!

 
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