Monday, 14 July 2014

A day at the beach



Happy Monday morning to you all, time to share my Prickly Pear and Nicecrane DT creations.

As most know I am not one for cute images and cards, comes of not being a natural when it comes to colouring in I think, but this sweet little girl does rather appeal and teamed up nicely with some shells I bought back from Majorca, Graphic 45 DP, sky and sun using Pan Pastels and bunting cut on the Cricut.




Another criss cross card........I feel there is probably a proper name for this style but not sure what it actually is, so criss cross for now.

The image is from the Brisley Playing Children design sheet, this little girls reminds me of a photo of me as a child complete with plaited hair.

As with so many Nicecrane designs this one matches perfectly with Graphic 45 DP, this one is from the Botanical Tea collection.

Have a good Monday everyone.

46 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Hello Brenda, oh I love these nicecrane images and your cards are adorable. I wasn't going to enter your candy due to living in australia but have decided to do so....xxxx
♥aNNieThe Journey is the Start

Stamps and Paper said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda love your little shells on your seaside card and such a gorgeous image on your vintage card

Anne

hellerlittle said...

oh how I love what you allways did withe the cute nicecrane design Images... this is another amazing Card
CU hellerlittle

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah wonderful images from Ignacio, B. Do love them I too was fair haired and pig plaits when young :)
Thanks for your lovely comment and yes adore Panpastels too. Shaz in Oz.x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Both gorgeous, love the bunting and the pretty image on the bottom one. Those seaside images below are absolutely gorgeous x

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both gorgeous Brenda, I like the images the embellishments and the colours.
Kevin xx

Glennis said...

Both are lovely cards Brenda TFS

ALI said...

Two absolutely gorgeous card. both so different.

Sharon said...

Such an adorable image Brenda and love the gorgeous banners.
I love making criss cross cards and yours beautiful with yet again a beautiful image.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Whisper said...

Both absolutely delightful and i can see a theme emerging here - are the beach scenes getting you in the mood for your happy holidays, ooo i don't blame you, Luv Sam x

Bad Kitty said...

adorable cards

Shylaa Shree said...

nice pastel colour cards, the second is more beautiful brenda
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Wendy L said...

Both gorgeous cards Brenda but the Criss Cross does it for me, so pretty and a beautiful image, xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful cards both of them! The bunting on the top one gives it such a lovely summery mood and I adore the sweet girls on the Nicecrane image sheet!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, it is a sweet image and indeed it's different for you. Both cards are beautiful, but I especially like the envelope and tag. Shirleyxx

Hettie said...

Hi Brenda. Your first card is cute but your second card appeals to me greatly. It is gorgeous. Love all the elements you used.
Thanks for visiting me earlier today.
Hugs
Hettie
xx

rachel said...

lovely summery makes this morning Brenda - gorgeous xx Hugs rachel x

walchowDesign said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the double banners and the different kind of shells on the first card. As for the second, love the interesting folding and with lovely pink and green combo! Hope you are enjoying the lovely weather, Brenda!

Maureen R said...

As always Brenda, both your cards are stunning! I think your coloring is lovely, you're too hard on yourself. The little shells you added are perfect!

Berina RGA said...

love the cards!!! my fav is the second one... love how u have embellished it..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Rene' said...

All your cards are beautiful Brenda!!

Jacee said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love the design on the second, and the image on the first is so sweet and beautifully coloured, love them both.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. The image on the top one is adorable and I love all the pretty shells.
Lorraine x

Desire Fourie said...

There is always pure delight waiting for us here. These are no exception and I love the old world feel to them both.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Michelle J M said...

These cards are delightful as always Brenda. Love the shape of the middle one and that little girl is so so sweet. Sorry haven't been around but have had my lovely daughter visiting from South Africa. She was only here for two weeks but it was wonderful to spend time with her. Michelle x

scrAPpamondo said...

It's a very nice and romantic criss cross card
:-)

Kathleen said...

Love the freckles, two gorgeous cards and great colours and love the criss cross card.

Kath x

Angie said...

Brenda your cards are beautiful!!! Your little bathing beauty is so cute with the added banners! Being a pink lover, I absolutely LOVE your criss cross card!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Three beautiful cards, I love the summer feeling of the first one.

Paper Profusion said...

Both are adorable Brenda. Love the subtle beach scene behind the first little girl. Hoping all is as well as can be with you and that our awol mojo returns soon (not that one would notice yours missing!). Nicola x

kanda said...

I thought I had the wrong blog when I saw your first card - so different from your usual, but just as delightful. She really is a little cutie and I love the shells and bunting. The second is so beautiful with the wonderful image, colour combo and details xx

Simone C Miranda Esposito said...

I´m living in Brazil Can I join?

scrappymo! said...

Love the pretty salmon/peach shades on your first card. The papers are so pretty and create a lovely design.

The crisscross card is so pretty. Love the border cuts on the criss crossed bits...So beautiful!

Jackie said...

Two delightful cards, I love the bunting on the first one :o)
Jackie xx

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Such a cute image on the first and love the criss cross design of the second.
Mags
x

Gerrina said...

Great images! Love the bows, banners and shels on the first and the sweet-vintage feeling of the secind! Hugs, Gerrina

Pat said...

Two great cards Brenda, cute image on the first and lovely design with super embellishments on the second.

Pat xx

Kat said...

Two really sweet cards Brenda. I know you don't usually do cute but these images are irresistible and you've done cute perfectly with them!

Take care,

Kat xx

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your cards. The image on the first one is adorable.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, stunning cards love both those images they are so cute. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Kitten Kraftz said...

Love your criss cross card Brenda and adding real shells to your beach card is a great idea :)
Pearl x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, Gorgeous cards, love the criss-cross, gorgeous papers with the lovely image.
Just had a catch up - Love the idea of the 'dance card'
Hope you are ok,
Avril xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, they are both beautiful. I am in awe of your criss cross card though, I tried to make one once and it took me forever lol
hope you're enjoying the sunshine
Claire xx

Debbie said...

Absolutely gorgeous makes dearie.these cards are so stunning.Love these images too.Great styles of cards.must try a criss cross card soon.Thank you for your get well wishes dear friend.really appreciated it.You take lots of care.Hugs Debbie x

Annmaree of Oz said...

I love the bunting on the first card! awesome image and beach colours!

Love the criss cross style, lovely vintagey image!

Hope you're keeping well, take care xoxo

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Lovely cards! love the cute banners and the shells as embellies! Lovely beach colours!