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Friday, 4 October 2019

A Bouquet of Smiles by Brenda

Good morning Brenda here with some samples from last months programmes on Hochanda which features lots of beautiful new stamps.

My first share above used the pretty Snakes Head Fritillary from the Happy Flowers Day set. My starting point was an inky background using Distress Oxides along with some stencilling and a die cut corner. The flowers were stamped using Distress Markers direct to stamp along with a spritx of water, cut out and arranged on the base, some twine,  sentiment and shrink plastic Butterfly from the same set.

Another Oxide background and stencilling but this time I used bleach through the stencil to remove the colour and leave the flourish pattern. Sentiment and Butterflies from the same set as the above card stamped with Versafine Clair.

This is the beautiful Celebration Bouquet, stamped in Versafine Clair onto a background created with a stencil and Distress Inks, the adding colour to just a few of the blooms.

The new Filigree Trading Hearts and Geometric Trading Hearts were really popular on the show and for this one I die cut three different sized hearts onto card which I first covered with some DP, stamped onto them with three of the hearts from the sets, the sentiment and coordinating DP down the leading edge.

Finally the beautiful Magnolia from the Happy Flowers Day set, stamped with Versafine onto black cardstock and heat embossed with detail clear EP, then coloured in with Twinking H2o's along with a sentiment from the same set.

Thanks so much for your visits today.


  1. Wonderful cards Brenda, especially love the fritillary stamp

  2. Five fantastic cards Brenda all so varied and beautifully coloured by you showcasing the new stamps beautifully. x

  3. Oh my Brenda, what a selection of gorgeous cards, every one of them is so beautifully designed and coloured, love them all, but the first one just has the edge for me, Kate x

  4. WOW!! Amazing array of inspirations! A lot of ideas here, brilliant makes!! LOVE all them, and especially the Snakes Head Fritillary and the Celebration Bouquet ones!! That with the gorgeous hearts has also and AMAZING sentiment, just perfect for a hoarder as me!!! :D LOL

  5. How lovely - all so gorgeous :)


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