Monday, 7 September 2009

Penny Black Challenge

I am Scheduling ahead here, just in case you think I am posting at 6am having just made this card.......I might be an early bird, but until those Espressos kick in not to much creative activity takes place beyond some blog hopping.......sort of wakes me up slowly.

The theme at Penny Black this week is "Hearts Desire - you can interpret this weeks challenge as you please...heart ~ papers, embellishments, text..or just a card for the one you love...its entirely up to you. Unlike my Allsorts teamie Jules where the whole heart thing comes naturally (apart from the odd slip up ah Jules !) I had to think hard about this one, then inspiration arrived in the form of one of my very favourites, Penny Black 2695J, Dance, Sing, Love.......I am hoping that last work is adequate to fit the theme this week.

I cut the card from cricut Wild Card and stamped the sentiment with versafine sepia and embossed with detail clear. The swirls are from Inkadinkado 97513 stamped in exactly the same way, then I shaded the edges of the inner circle with Hero shadow ink soft pool, added flowers, leaves cut with L-Em punch, punched out butterflies, ribbon and pearls to embellish.

31 comments:

  1. Hi Brenda

    I love your PB challenge card. Gorgeous colour combo and your little flower arrangement (sure it must have a propery crafty name but I don't know it) is so lovely.

    I have a strange feeling that the card that slipped through without a heart is going to be more remembered than anything else I ever make LOL!!!

    Great sentiment on your card too.

    Love it all matie!!!

    Love Jules xx

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  2. Hello Brenda

    I do so love your card, your colour combo is fantastic as is the shape of the card. Brenda, the PB sentiment is fantastic I love it.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  3. oh I need that stamp - it's my daughter's favourite quote (and mine actually) - love the colours you have used and the shape - all scrummy.

    Ann xxxx

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  4. Thanks for the message Brenda - I too schedule posts and then when I do get up I have a coffee and check out what's happening.

    I would love the 'source' you mentioned if you could. It is a great stamp.

    Ann xxx

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  5. this is stunning Brenda...love the colour combo and all your beautiful detail......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxxxxx

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  6. Wonderful card,Brenda!Lovely details and the colours are gorgeous!
    Have a great Monday:)

    Hugs,Kari:)

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  7. Wow this is fab. I'm definetly going to order this stamp now. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Oh Brenda you have excelled yourself here - this is gorgeous - love that sentiment, the colours, the flowers the stamping - it's lush.

    Lynda xxx

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  9. Oh this is stunning, wonderful sentiment and love the shape and flowers.
    luv
    Debby

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  10. Just gorgeous, Brenda! So elegant and stylish!

    One of the things I admire about you is your versatility. You have so many different styles in your palette of design skills.

    Hugs,
    Chris xx

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  11. oh hun this is beautiful really love it you have so many styles all of which are beautiful love cheryl xxxxxxx

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  12. Brenda this is beautiful, love the shape of the card and the colour combination, those swirls are gorgeous and the sentiment is perfect.
    Pinky

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  13. Love this card. The shape is fantastic. She xx

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  14. This is stunning! I love the colours and the sentiment and flourishes are just beautiful! Thanks for joining in with the PB challenge!

    Beth xx

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  15. gorgeous card! Just love the shape of it!! also love the colour combo love the stamped swirls and the blossoms in the corner! just so beautiful!!

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  16. Hi Brenda - me again! just letting you know the Retro Flower Punches are made by EK Success. Hope this helps.

    Lynda xxx

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  17. Beautiful card and with a delish twist with the scollop edge.

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  18. hi brenda,
    wow what a stunning card , your art work is amazing , thank you for your kind words on my blog :) huggs jo x

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  19. Thanks for your compliment and calling my cards inspirational but have to say that your cards inspirate me too.
    Saw a lot of things that make me curious how you made it.
    Will surely be back here.
    Lisette

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  20. Love the colours and the use of the verse - just stunning Brenda. Thanks for the candy plug. Hugs CherryXXX

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  21. Hey Brenda...........its Brenda LOL...... Love your blog and your cards. Who can resist any PB images.....Love it!!!!

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous! Love it!

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  23. Hi Brenda - this is wonderful. So stylish - love the interplay of the fab sentiment and the stamped image round the edge. Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week
    Pauline x

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  24. Just beautiful, such inspiration..

    issy

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  25. Just the sentiment on this card.

    Hugs Lol xxx

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  26. Brenda, I am so glad you found my blog. Thank you for the kind compliments. I just took a look around your blog, and have to say that you are a very talented lady. I will be visiting here again.

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  27. Wow - what a lovely idea - and in my fav. colours too!
    Its gorgeous.

    Thank you stopping by my blogland and leaving some kind words.
    I had a nosey at your blog - you have some gorgeous stuff here!
    Will be back - that sounds like a threat!!! LOL
    Hugs SuzyX

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  28. Hi Brenda. You have been busy over the weekend. I've been having to catch up with all your beautiful cards. This is lovely. The shape is great and I love the Be Yourself card, the sentiment certainly made me smile.
    Hope you are having a good day.

    Lisax

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  29. Great quote! And you did a great job!
    Hugs, Alex

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  30. Just beautiful and I love the colors. Thanks for the inspiration -- I have a Cricut that I haven't fired up yet.

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