Saturday, 27 January 2018

Old favourites at Allsorts



Morning Peeps, it's Saturday and time for our new challenge at Allsorts. As usual my post was scheduled so adding a note which seems to be a recurring theme and me apologising for my lack of blogland activity. I've not been at all well since what should have been minor surgery ten day's ago, now on my second type of antibiotics to try and bring the infection under control and a reduction in pain. I know my compromised immune system means I take twice as long to heal but I had hoped for some improvement by now and a good nights sleep would be sooooooo nice. C'est la vie!

So back to Allsorts and this week Tracy has come up with the theme of Old Favourites and would like us to use a favourite stamp or die. Our prize this week is ribbons from this weeks sponsor Fantastic Ribbons.

Well those who know me will have second guessed what stamps I would be using so it's no surprise to see Stampendous P107 pop up along with Penny Black Dance, Singe, Love. I created a background with distress inks then used a stencil to add some circles with the yellow ink. Next I stamped Agapanthus Cluster several times with versafine black and also the sentiment and mounted onto a black base card.


And here is the same inspirational quote, this time onto a softer inky background, the corner cut out with a Timmy die and the lovely Penny Black Rose inked direct to stamp with distress markers and spritzed with water before stamping. Finally I added some background interest with a diamond pattern stencil to carry the theme of the die.

Happy weekend all.

50 comments:

Maxine D said...

these are beautiful Brenda - praying for a faster response to treatment for you
Blessings
Maxine

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are very beautiful Brenda.

gr karin

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A beautiful stamp with one of my favourite sentiments. I also really like the spring colours that you’ve used. The pink stands out so beautifully against the green. I’m sorry to hear that you’re still not well, so please know that I’ll be thinking of you and sending you some positive vibes. Take it easy Brenda and get well soon. Crafty hugs, Sandra x x

Jane Willis said...

Sorry to hear you are still poorly - hope the new antibiotics help. Your cards are both gorgeous
Jane

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi dear Brenda, hope that you could feel better soon with the new antibiotics!! Prayers for your health!
Love so much the Agapanthus Cluster on that stenciled background, very impressive and gorgeous! And the second card is just delightful with the diamond and the roses, fabulous choice of colors! The sentiment is one of my favorite, I have to buy it, one day :)
BIG hugs, hope to see you early in blogland!
Take care!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Brenda. Now this is going to be a challenge for me as I have so many favourite stamps, it will be hard to choose just one. Sending good wishes and I hope you are soon feeling better.

Sue xx

Wendy L said...

Good to have you up and about again Brenda, gorgeous cards, xxx

An Occasional Genius said...

A beautiful sentiment Brenda, on 2 beautiful cards. I particularly love the softer one, unusually for me! Sorry to hear you're not recovering as fast as you hoped. Sending best wishes for you to improve soon xx

Babs Watson said...

Gorgeous as always, here’s hoping your second lot of antibiotics work and your soon feeling much better.
Hugs Babs x

Craftyfield said...

Both beautiful cards, the Penny Black flowers are a sure thing! So sorry to hear you're still suffering, I don't know how you keep positive Brenda. xx

Mervi said...

I knew this was your fave sentiment, it's always so lovely.
Beautiful and gorgeous cards.
Take care;-))m

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, B. Hoping you are soon kicking that infection out the door, and feeling better. Your artwork is always so encouraging and beautiful - it makes me happy that you have such inner strength and beauty that incredibly shows through your artwork! I love that saying, too, because it works for so many occasions and is always lifting the reader to new heights! Wishing you a great day! hugs, de

hellerlittle said...

Both cards are such lovely in their softness....
good luck for you - hope you´ll feel better in less days
LG hellerlittle

Ellibelle said...

Two amazing creations Brenda, beautiful color and stamp choices. I've had my eyes on the Tim Holtz corner die as well...might have to get it rather sooner than later now that I've actually seen a card made with it!
Sorry to hear you're still not well, I do hope the meds will do their job quickly and that you're feeling much better very soon!

Pat said...

Beautiful cards as always Brenda, I never tire of seeing you use this gorgeous quote. I do hope you are soon feeling better. Take care.

Pat xx

Linby said...

Beautiful cards - love the colour combo on the first one. I really need to use my Timmy dies similar to that......
Hope you feel better soon.
L x

ALI said...

Fab Cards Brenda, love both of them.
So sorry to hear your recovery is slow, hope to hear better news soon x

KandA said...

Definitely no prizes for guessing your favourites Brenda, and what absolutely stunning cards you've made with them xx

Pollard Carole said...

Just fabulous can see why these are your favourites The designs are fabulous as always. I hope you are feeling better very soon sending you love and hugs Carole x

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow Brenda, both cards are fantastic!
Get well soon.
Hugs Carola

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love the sentiment on the top one.
I hope you feel better soon.
Sending gentle hugs
Lorraine x

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful cards. Do hope you feel better real soon. Hugs Anesha

Leanne Harris said...

Wonderful inspiration as always Brenda. I send you my love and hope that you will be feeling much better very very soon xxxxxx

Astrid Maclean said...

All I can say i, both are absolutely stunning! Love the quote on the first, and oh that flower on the second one, - just beautiful!

Kathleen said...

Two really beautiful cards Brenda, gorgeous images and as always super backgrounds, great choice of colours too.

Kath x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Brenda, so sorry to hear that you are still poorly, I hope that your antibiotics will sort you out, pain is just awful and pulls you down.
However here you are with two beautifully desined and coloured cards, love them,take care, Kate x

Joan said...

I would have taken bets on which stamps you would use Brenda and I would now be quids in ! Lovely card with two fabulous stamps.

I do hope that the antibiotics will kick in soon and help with the pain, you really have been through the mill with this procedure .

Hugs
Joan

Marlies said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda in your lovely elegant style! I like the stamps you used too. The rose is one for my wishlist. I hope you soon start feeling better again, hugs, Marlies

Gerrina said...

So sorry to hear that this time the op hasn't been a memory that soon! Sending some positive energy to help you get back on your feeth and feeling a bit normal again!
Love both cards! I to still love my agapanthusstamp and your poppy cards are always good to see on a gray weather day like today! Hugs, Gerrina

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, Brenda. I love your cards.

The agapanthus is also one of my favorite stamp and your card is so beautiful. And the other one with the beautiful rose is so lovely. And I like the sentiment very much and your fantastic backgrounds.

All the best for you, I hope that you will be feeling much better very soon.

Hugs
Anke

Valerija said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Prachtige kaarten schitterende tekst.
Groetjes gerrie

Jeni Mc said...

Another beautiful card Brenda Love the butterflies and your composition . Hope you will feel better soon Take care Jenny

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Oh Brenda I'm so sorry to hear that you are still poorly, sending healing wishes your way.
A fabulous pair of cards as always, such great stamps and inked backgrounds.
Lorraine

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So sorry to learn you are poorly. Your cards are beautiful. Get better soon x

butterfly said...

Some of my favourite words - and I love them on both card variations, but it's the meadow flowers that win for me! I do hope you will get a good night's sleep and that your body will find its way to feeling better very soon.
Gentle hugs!
Alison x

susiestacey said...

Two stunners today Brenda with your lovely stamps. Love love the die, l had to look closely as it does not look like a die. x Susan x

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful cards! I love the backgrounds that you created with the inks and stencils, and the quote and flower stamps are amazing 😁. Hope you are feeling much better soon! J 😊

Fikreta said...

so very beautiful cards Brenda!
lots of hugs

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda -I knew the first one was yours as soon as I saw it on Allsorts lol-both beautiful cards --hope your feeling better soon Brenda
Carol x

Judy Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. I’ve been without Internet so am way behind with my commenting. Judy x

Berina RGA said...

2 beautiful cards, Brenda! I love them both. So pretty.

Diane said...

Oh dear Brenda, hope you are feeling a bit better today......

Your two cards are wonderful, but adore the pink one !!

hugs Diane xx

Greta said...

2 beauties, Brenda! I knew you'd use that PB quote stamp & I love it, too! So hoping things turn around for you soon!

Dr Sonia S V said...

OOOh that rose is simply fabulous Brenda...the colors on it are gorgeous and love the diamonds on the corner
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Tracy said...

These are gorgeous, and I can see why that sentiment is one of your favourites, it's fab. Love the colour combo on your first card.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Pat said...

Two really fabulous images Brenda and love what you have done with them. The agapanthus in black stand out beautifully against the yellow background and love the spots, and then the pretty PB rose looks great with the TH die cut corner and stencilling and love the pink card behind the die cut which goes perfectly with the wonderfully coloured rose. x

Merry said...

Stunning cards, love that rose. Sending healing thoughts and big hugs, hope you are on the mend now.

scrappymo! said...

Love them both, but the bottom one calls out to me. I like the rose and the soft yellow together here.

I am sorry to hear of your health issues. Getting an infection must have set you back. I hope the medications will help you recover.

SusanLotus said...

Two very beutiful cards!
Best wishes,
Sussie.