Saturday, 31 March 2018

New Beginnings


Morning Peeps, this weeks Allsorts theme is hosted by Tracy and is 'New Beginnings'. Our sponsor is Sally-Anne from Digistamp Boutique and we have an extra prize of a Bride stamp to go with the theme.

My new beginning is 'Spring', I always think of it as a new beginning with the re-birth of all the wonderful things Nature has to offer and it never fails to amaze me how everything bursts into life as if by magic, Nature is truly wonderful and surrounds all who take the time to look and appreciate.

Both of my cards use Chocolate Baroque stamps, stamped with Versafine black and coloured in with Spectrum pencils and sparkle pens. Backgrounds on both have been created with Pan Pastels.


And here are a few shares of recent Chocolate Baroque sample made for shows which aired on Hochanda last month. They feature Village LifeTown Houses and English Cottages stamp sets. You will find details of how I made them all over at the Design Team blog here.





Many thanks as always for your visits.

28 comments:

Maxine D said...

Oh Brenda what a gorgeous set of cards - I do admire your ability to create scenes in your cards - they are beautiful. love how you have sponged aroun d a circle to create your 'sun' against the green hills. What beautiful stamps you have had to work with too.
Blessings
Maxine

Mervi said...

Fabulous set of cards, each one so pretty.
Happy Easter, I think we had enough problems of those witches at the blog;-))m

Craftyfield said...

As usual a great collection of cards, Brenda! I hope you are enjoying a lovely Easter weekend, xx.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Brenda. Love the designs, all so different and all gorgeous.
Hope you are having a good weekend
Lorraine x

Viv's Visuals said...

Beautiful makes B. Liking the CB property ones very much - added to the wish list as no spendies for me now until Doncaster {sigh}. Hoping for 3 later! xx

Dora said...

Beautiful cards with the flowers and the houses.

Wendy L said...

Super cards Brenda, xxx

Fikreta said...

Oh Brenda those are so beautiful cards!
hugs

Gerrina said...

Love your flowercards; the backgrounds really let the flowers pop! And the last one in the housesserie is my favorite! Happy Easter!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and great cards Brenda

gr karin

KandA said...

Wonderful selection of cards as always Brenda, but I especially love the beautiful spring cards. Have a great weekend xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! Such amazing colouring with pencils and sparkle pens on your two first cards!! Wonderful floral designs and fabulous delicate backgrounds! Spring is my favourite season and LOVE these cards, especially the second one! Your Nature cards always give good vibes to my soul... :) Thanks for sharing them!
The houses themed cards for CB look so beautiful, and the purple tones of the last one, with that stunning white embossing, catches my eyes... It looks just stunning, so magical and sweet!!
Hope that you have a lovely and peaceful day! Big hugs and love
Happy Easter!

Helene E said...

Gorgeous creations!

Pat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I love the first ones with all the variety of flowers and colours. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Brenda, I absolutely adore the floral cards and your design. They are so beautifully coloured too.
Your CB samples are fabulous, great images and colours, Kate x

Sarah said...

A fabulous selection of lovelies Brenda, the floral panels are just what my garden should be looking like, except for primroses, the snow scorched most of the bulbs and the bunnies ate the rest!! xx

Ellibelle said...

What a beautiful assortment of cards Brenda, loving all the spring flowers. My daffodils are trying to bloom already, crocus are in full bloom now, sadly I must have killed my tulips when I divided them a couple of falls ago. They haven't bloomed since! I don't have a big flower garden, so it's not nice when things don't bloom!
The houses cards are really pretty too, such beautiful backgrounds for them all!
Happy Easter!

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous Spring creations, gorgeous images with all the Spring flowers, brilliant colouring.
Four super cards with the CB images , some lovely images and gorgeous backgrounds but just loe the last one, the white on the stunning background looks really fabulous.

Oh by the way while the Spring flowers here are struggling to appear, they are not up to the normal standard for this time of year and it has been really bitter cold here today.

Kath x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous cards Brenda love all the beautiful stamps-we have just bought some primrosesfor a large container we have-hope you are okay
Carol x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards B, love each one.xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Valerija said...

Wow wonderful cards, amazing images.
Valerija xx

ALI said...

Beautiful selection of cards Brenda x

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda! Love the flower cards. So pretty.

susiestacey said...

Beautiful collection of cards, just love the primroses - makes me feel like spring is not far away x

Tracy said...

Wonderful spring flowery creations, just what we need with all the wet weather at the moment. Love your home cards too, fabulous.
happy crafting
Tracy x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great work, B. Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration.
Praye for your health too
Crafty hugs
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what amazing cards! I love the spring flower stamps you used - beautiful 😀. Wishing you a Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Brenda
A terrific set of cards and beautifully coloured.
Hope your health issues are getting resolved.
Best wishes.
Ang x