Sunday, 30 August 2009

Penny Black Christmas

Good morning one and all and a quick share of another of the yummy new Penny Black Christmas stamps making an appearance on the shelves at Sir Stampalots Christmas launch........for those of your that thought you missed out, fear not because it's running today as well 10 till 4.

This one is Penny Black 3992K.....first day of Christmas. I stamped the image with versafine black and embossed with detail clear, then pained with Twinkling H20s. It is actually quite sparkly, but afraid my picture is ot too good and it does not really show the sheen. The sentiment is PB 3995F.......yes, I am in love with this one at the moment, I just love the swirly font. Instead of ink I painted H2os direct onto the stamp then embossed with detail clear. You need to be a bit quick as the H20s dry quite fast, but I like the delicate finish.

DP is My Minds Eye, the border punch Martha Stewart embossed scallop and the lace came from a market stall in Livorno, Italy when we were on holiday - the Italians love their markets, and they also love ribbon and lace and little bags of buttons. I try to go to that stall whenever we visit there, it's like an Aladdin's cave and a totally different approach to selling haberdashery than the UK.

I would also like to say a big thank you to Kari for passing on this fabulous pink rose award. Kari makes some very pretty cards, so do go visit her blog.


  1. Hi Brenda, after a visit from you, being the nosy person Iam, I had to come over a look see.. Wow... fantastic work on here, n now Ive even more stamps to add to my must have list... Im off to sirstampalot now to see what else is available, my poor craft fund will be empty in no time (lol)


  2. Thanks for visiting my blog Brenda and leaving such a lovely comment - it is appreciated! There is so much lovely stuff on your blog, I shall be back for another look soon.
    (very pretty blog design too!)

  3. So beautiful,a gorgeous image and I love the colour combo!!! Thankyou so much for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment!!
    Hugs xx

  4. This is beautiful,Brenda!The image is wonderful!Great colours!
    Thank you for your kind words,Brenda!
    Wish you a wonderful sunday:)


  5. Loving all these new stamps you keep showing us, off to Ally Pally in a very few weeks so saving my pennies but......

    Another super card Brenda love the layout and all the colour you give us so much to think about and maybe borrow :)

  6. Another gorgeous card Brenda. This is a lovely PB image with beautiful colouring, and there is that fab sentiment again.
    Enjoy your day.
    Clare x

  7. Very pretty card Brenda, I still can't think of Christmas cards yet though, lol xx

  8. Another gorgeous one! I'm making a little list in the hope I can pick up a few stamps and punches when we go to Harrogate. It is so refreshing to see different colour schemes for Christmas cards.I love it!

  9. I love this stamp but have struggled a bit with it. You've given me some great inspiration with this card though Brenda. Thank you it's gorgeous and I love the colours you've picked too.

    Love Lynda xxx

  10. Brenda - this is beautiful. I love these colors and what a great choice for a Christmas card.

  11. Branda, your card is beautiful. Love the image... Hugs and happy sunday. Silke

  12. This image is so gorgeous and I love the colours, your cards are a joy. Please help support me in my new challenge, at lily boo's, fab free download on offer,all the info's on my blog, spread the word, I will be greatfull. janex

  13. You've got some stunning festive cards here Brenda. I love the santa flying across the glimmer misted sky and this one is really different. I would never have thought of stamping with h20s, must try that.
    Hope you are enjoying the bank holiday weekend.


  14. Wow!! I love, love, LOVE that colour combo! Very unusual, and absolutely fab!

    Chris xx

  15. Brenda, this card has such a fun feeling to it! Love your partridges in a pear tree! Great Christmas card!

  16. I love that sentiment too lovely card Bren as always

    Love Dawn xx

  17. You must have the best selection of brill stamps of anyone I know Brenda, and you showcase them all equally well.


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