Saturday, 26 August 2017

More than just a bow plus more Chocolate Baroque



Morning Peeps, it's Saturday so that means it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Wendy would like us to get inventive with our ribbons following the theme of 'More than just a bow' Our sponsor is Fantastic Ribbons and the prize is four seasons of ribbons which amounts to an awful lot of them.

I also have some more Chocolate Baroque shares, it's not intentional posting a day late (as I did with my PB cards last week), I did remember to schedule the post over at the CB DT blog but not on my own blog................I really do need to get my act together don't I !


So the card above is a samples made for a recent Tattered Lace Rare Earth stamps show on Create and Craft TV, this one using the Sweet Pea stamped onto a Oxide ink background, over stamped with just the outline stamp and then the both parts of the stamp focally. I cut one side of the piece using my Zutter and added ribbons then stamped the sentiment which is also Rare Earth.


This one uses a Stamp Addicts sentiment, it's a large one and makes a card on it's own and I just used various ribbons to loop beneath the sentiment panel. And I would like to enter this into the current Rudolph Days challenge, I have not entered for a couple of months. I started with all good intentions but then health issues kicked in and I didn't get any further than doing the essentials craft wise.

Now my CB shares using the lovely new stamps Lesley launched on Hochanda a few weeks ago.

I won't go into detail and you will find everything over at the DT blog, link above. The background is what I mopped up from my craft sheet after making another card and the stamps are Take It Or Leaf ItChequered Flowers and Words to Dazzle and Sparkle.


My canvas is a mixture of senciling using Useful Leaves and Seasonal Elements and elements cut from one of the pages from the Colouring Collection and sentiment onto scraps of card using Amazing Mackintosh Words. Lots of bits and pieces so an hopping over to see Miss Di and Parsnip at the Snippets Playground, been missing from there for a few weeks as well.

My thanks for popping in today and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

50 comments:

Leanne Harris said...

A lovely collection of creations here Brenda, from the hot fiery colours of that first one to the immediate contrast of the coolness on the second one. The Christmas one is lovely and so different from the inkiness of the first two and the last one again lovely and cool with the pinks. My favourite is the second one, you know me, anything with inky "washiness" just has to be a winner for me and I am so in love with the oxides especially the new colours! Have a lovely weekend Brenda and I hope that you are feeling ok at the moment, I send you my love xxxxx

Glennis said...

Well Brenda, you have been very busy again. I love the sweet pea card, my favourite colours too!

Lorraine said...

These are gorgeous Brenda and I love the inventive ways you've used the ribbons. Your canvas looks fabulous too - so pretty.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome selection of creations Brenda each one has a beauty of its own, I do love the sunshine colours of the first one, the different ways of using ribbon cards look amazing, superb work.
hugs
lorraine x

Craftyfield said...

I love how you craft in different styles, eclectic like me! I really love the shabby/grungy/distressed pink canvas, deliciously mixed media! Enjoy the long weekend, crossed fingers for a sunny one too... xx

Pat said...

Lovely cards and some beautiful ribbons, I love the images and all the shades of pink on your gorgeous canvas. Have a good Bank Holiday weekend.

Pat xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fabulous collection of cards here Brenda, my favourite has to be the beautiful canvas at the bottom though. Have a great weekend.

Sue xx

Wendy L said...

Love your makes today Brenda, great way of using the ribbon, xxx

AlisonC said...

What fabulous cards, I love them all in a different way. Especially the soft inkiness of the sweet peas.

Craftychris said...

A fabulous array of gorgeous makes - love how you have used the ribbon on the two for more than just a bow, the colours on the first card are beautiful and I adore the canvas too! xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful display from sunshine to pinkshine, love the stamps, colours and delightful designed cards.xx [aNNie]

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful floral cards, Brenda! Love the different colors and backgrounds! Your ribbon card is pure sweetness! Thinking of you fondly, de

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow lots of gorgeous designs today, I especially like the 2nd and 4th designs, but they are all amazing. I hope you are doing well, keeping busy it seems :) Take good care and Happy Weekend, xx

Regine Karpel said...

Love.

ALI said...

Beautiful work Brenda, love all the inkiness!

Ellibelle said...

These are all amazing creations Brenda, love the inkiness and what a great way to use ribbons. The canvas is simply stunning!
Enjoy your weekend!

Sarah said...

Love how you have used the ribbons on your cards Brenda and that canvas is so pretty xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning designs Brenda, fabulous colours and brilliant stamping, Kate x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a fabulous array of card and love the way you used the ribbons

KandA said...

An amazing collection of cards as always Brenda. I love the sweet pea as it's one of my favourite flowers with it's beautiful fragrance and colours. Love the way you used the ribbons on your cards, Take care and have a great bank holiday weekend xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Brenda, such amazing cards!! I have already admired both the creations for CB and they are stunning! And love so much also these inspirations for Allsorts new challenge... The second one is just delicious and makes me fall in love!!! Pinned!
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524493094199/
Hope that all is ok in your travel on holidays, and that Italy's beautiful countries smile to you :) Big hugs!

Fiki said...

gorgeous cards!
love them!

scrappymo! said...

Your Rudolph Days Challenge card is so lovely. What a brilliant idea to place the ribbon under the sentiment panel. It gives it such a lovely accent.
I totally understand how health can keep you away from challenges. In fact that is why you have not seen me about commenting like I used to a couple of years ago. I can not seem to get out of the flare up and struggle to keep up at the moment. There are very few posts on my blog lately. I have made cards but by then my hands are too sore to type the blog post and get round commenting!
I do pop in and out looking though...Always enjoy your cards, Brenda.

Barb said...

A stunning collection of cards Brenda. Wonderful backgrounds as always and I love the way you've used your ribbons. Barbxx

Kathleen said...

Fantastic use of the ribbons Brenda and two gorgeous creations.
First cards is a great design and beautiful images and colours.
A great canvass with a stunning background and images.

Kath x

Joan said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, each and everyone but my favourite is the gorgeous canvas !

Joan x

crafty-stamper said...

I love the quirky Chocolate Baroque flowers stamp and great mop-up background-love the sweet peas but the fabulous canvas is definitely my favourite
Carol x

Gerrina said...

So many beauties! Love howyou played with the sibbon on thoase cards! But my fave is the 2nd card! Have a good weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

Greta said...

Beautiful collection of cards, Brenda! Love your creative use of the ribbons!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! I love what you have done with the ribbon on the Christmas card. So pretty. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog post.

Pollard Carole said...

Amazing Brenda an absolutely wonderful selection I adore that sweet pea design and what a brilliant ribbon idea on the Noel card so talented Hope you are doing Ok Love and hugs Carole x

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Your cards are all excellent and wonderfully created.
Your inking and stamping ace, and I love the idea of the ribbons on the Allsorts, and Rudolf card.
Wish I had a view like that one.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sally H said...

A stunning collection of cards, Brenda! I love them all, and your canvas! Happy Rudolf day! It is a beautiful stamp and I love what you did with the ribbons!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

your cards are stunning Brenda , I love the hot bright colours of the first , like a late summer flower border . I do hope your feeling ok . jane x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh I love both the ways in which you used ribbon...I love it. I dont have the patience to tie bows but the creative ideas you have shared are so inspiring!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Aquarius said...

You have been busy with these great projects - love the butterfly canvas, great use of snippets

Di said...

Wonderful creations B! LOVE your snippets card of course - just my colour too :) And the cards with the ribbons - wowser - great ideas there! Clever sausage :)

Thank you for coming to play in the Snippets Playground!

Hugs

Di xx

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning creations!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Back to visit you donning my DT hat this time Brenda...love the gorgeous gorgeous Noel!! Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Robin said...

So many beautiful cards! I love the backgrounds you created! The stamps are all so pretty too! Christmas cards are my favorites! Hope all is going well. Hugs, Robin

Stamping Bubbles said...

A beautiful collection of cards Brenda, lots of inky loveliness. Sometimes life is so busy that mistakes are made but who cares; life is too short to worry overly much.
Take care
Lesley

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Beautiful colors on all your cards.

Tracy said...

What a great way to use ribbons, I love the Christmas card, and a really effective way to embellish with ribbon.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

pinky said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! I am loving how you used the ribbons especially on that chocolate baroque one. I might have to try that.

susiestacey said...

Beautiful makes Brenda, all different but all equally gorgeous. x Susan x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

laughed at your comment Brenda , lovely and sunny here , but with hot flushes and ibs I'm warm to the point of boiling . Hubby is pleased about the heating bills going down lol .
take care . jane x

linda said...

Gorgeous cards brenda! Your christmas cards is so creative and festive! You have four more months to Christmas. :) Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Rudolph days challenge!
Linda
Rudolph Days Challenge DT

butterfly said...

Fantastic cards, Brenda - that first one is just gorgeous.
Alison x

rachel said...

Amazing cards Brenda - I adore the CB one especially but the sweetpea one is a real beauty too! I love the distress oxide background! Big hugs lovely lady! Hugs rachel x

Linby said...

An amazing selection of such diverse techniques - all absolutely lovely. I do love the oxide background - so effective.