Friday 16 April 2010

A Blessing in pink and grey (and prize)

Good morning Friday Followers, I hope life is good for you. This is such a strange year, we have had some really difficult things to deal with and at the moment it is Maddie who is constantly in my mind and I keep sending her my positive thoughts, love and strength. She is supporting her friend whose partner has cancer and has had to go into a hospice this week. What a good friend Maddie is and she has partly been the inspiration for my card. She really is a 'Blessing', as a friend, a daughter, a sister, a granddaughter and an aunty and I pray she stays strong for herself in the way she is strong for others. My thoughts and prayers are with all of them at the moment and the families of her friends.

I am really pleased with this card and I have enjoyed working with the colours, they were inspired by a fab photo over at Sketcy Colors. 
This is covered in glitter as I wanted a sparkly card and I have been experimenting in new shapes for embellishments. The flourish is one of my new TH dies and the frame is off of the Home Accents Cricut cartridge. I used the sewing machine again and also made the flower as in my last card and put it over another shape cut on the cricut and covered in glitter. The backing papers and butterfly were printed from a Papercraft World CD and the rose image was cut from a 12x12 scrapbook paper.

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy whatever you are doing.

LOL Bxxx

WOOHOO the postman has just been and I have got a lovely new stamp from WHIFF OF JOY called 'Willow with basket'. It is part of the prize from Lexi's Creations for my win with my Easter boxes, I have also received a digi stamp from Lexi called 'A trio of ballerinas'. Thankyou Lexi and everyone at LC, your generosity is much appreciated. I shall have great fun playing with my new stamps.

Challenge List
Rosie D's Challenge 68 - Blessings
Totally Gorjus Challenge 25 - Texture
Corrosive Challenges #59 - Texture
Sketchy colors #19 - Pink, grey and white
One stitch at a time - Torn, distressed or shabby
Sophisti-cats #29 - So distressing
Crafty Angels #30 - My favourite thing  -  which has to be 'sparkles'
Cuttlebug spot - Bling
Practical Scrappers - Glitter and bling
Daisy Doodles - Pink + 1 (I didn't think the white would count????)
Creative Belli - Diecuts
Creative Cottage Challenge 6 - Things with wings
Flutterby Wednesday 105 - Butterfly, angel or fairy
Cute Card Thursday #108 - Touchy, feely


Hospice California said...

This blog very interesting and super pictures for support,i would like to have more information about it so can you please give me some more details.Thanks

Rhonda said...

WOW!! BEAUTIFUL!!!! It is obvious that you put your heart in this card. Your friend will be touched. Thank you so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles. Good luck!
The white is fine.

Sharon Noble said...

What a stunning card and so so true friends are very important.
have a great weekend
hugs Sharon x

stitchy said...

Brenda, what a beautiful card and your lil story is so heartfelt, I can tell this card has been created from your heart...Good for you winning one of Lexi's prizes, she is such a gem and a joy to work with..funny too lol..thank you for sharing all you do with OSAAT - see you again - good luck

stitchy xoxox

Cec said...

This is a very lovely card and such a special thing for your caring friend. Thanks for sharing it with us at Daisy Doodles.

Lexi said...

Oh hunni gorgeous card! and i'm so glad your stamp got there nice n quick :D Have fun with them..i'm looking forward to popping back to see what you create :D

Hugs Lexi xxx

Mervi said...

So beautiful thoughts and lovely card!
Thanks for sharing this with us at Rosie D's and good luck;-))m

lindyloo said...

what a beautiful card stunning huggies lindyloo x

Unknown said...

Stunning card and detail, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT hope to see you again soon Good Luck
Sarah xx

Joanne Gilch said...

Such a lovely card. so glad you could make it for the challenge at Daisy Doodles. All the elements together are so stunningly beautiful.

cheryl said...

oh this is one gorjus card,love the papers you used and such wonderful detail too thanks for joining us over at OSAAT hugs cheryl xxxxx

Jayma Malme said...

So pretty! Love that flower and all the detail. Thanks for playing along at Practical Scrappers :)

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love the wonderful details.

Sam said...

This really is beautiful - I'm sure it will help keep her going. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and I hope you'l pop by tomorrow and check out the winners and our new challenge.
Sam x

Gina Lindsay said...

Your card is just beautiful. I love the soft pinks and all the spearkle!

Joan Ottevanger said...

A lovely card thanks for playing with us at Corrosive Challenges

thread-bare said...

I am sure this card will inspire a lot of people just like your friend does. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at OSAAT x Clare (DT) x

Danni said...

How beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Joan said...

What a beautiful card, i love all the layers and the text flowers, love shabby chic but havn't had a go at it yet, lots of inspiration on your lovely blog

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week - great to see your lovely work - absolutely stunning. Cheers Claire (CT)

Juls said...

this is just beautiful! so soft and elegant! Hugs Juls

Tracy said...

beautiful card love all the detail and fabulous design. Thanks for joining in this weeks Creative Cottage Challenge, I hope you will join us again. Tracy x

Crafteezee said...

I just love your everything about your card. Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats. Hugs Tracy x

Shirl said...

I would be very pleased also if I had made a card like this it is beautiful. I am sure all those wonderful thoughts help Maddie tremendously.
Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Angels and good luck with the top 3.
Hugs Shirley x x x

Shirl said...

Hi Brenda me again...went on to look at the rest of your blog and wondered is that the Basingstoke Canal in the photos?
Shirley x x x

Joanne Leddy said...

How wonderful! I'm ready to rip up some old books just for the printed pages so that I too can create beautiful flowers such as these! Thanks so much for sharing your talents.

Mary said...

What a beautiful card!!! Thanks for joining us at Daisy Doodles.


Lena Katrine said...

Georgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at Sc :)
Hugs, Lena

Kimberly S said...

This is simply fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Flutter By Wednesday! :)

Annie said...

a beautiful card! thanks for joining in with us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x

Melisa Waldorf said...

LOVE that title swirly thingy! Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Belli this week! Hope you will join us again!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! What STUNNING work...your rose is gorgeous and I love the diecut butterfly!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!!