Monday, 12 October 2009

Penny Black and Cupcake challenges

Good morning peeps, hope everyone had a good weekend. It was a fairly quiet one here so lots of crafting and last night one of our sons and his girlfriend cooked dinner.......homemade pasta and a really yummy pesto sauce, homemade focacchia topped with garlic and sun blushed tomatoes then apple crumble. All of our sons enjoy cooking and can turn out a good meal which in this hectic world of equality it's probably just as well.

On to my card for this Weeks Penny Black challenge who have the theme of "Buttons and Bows" which fits very closely with today Cupcake theme of "Buttons and Stitching".

I have to confess to making a monumental ---- up of this one because I was certain my main image was a PB, of course it's not and I only remembered when I came to do this post, so hopefully I have redeemed myself by adding some sentiments using Penny Black Banner of Joy Set 30-036. The penguins are actually Hero Arts K5260 stamped with versafine black and embossed with detail clear then glittered. The DP is My Minds Eye and the trees cut from the same paper.

The snowflake was cut on Cricut Accent Essential then glittered, a button and ribbon added to the centre. The green panel was run through the Bug using the snowflake folder and edges of the layers have been distressed with Tim Holts Shabby Shutters then versamark run round the edges and iridescent embossing powder added.

22 comments:

  1. Hello Brenda, your card is beautiful. I love the colors...the trees are fab! Great card... Happy monday! Hugs Silke

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  2. Oh this is brilliant, wonderful details.
    luv
    Debby

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  3. Oooo dinner sounded gorgeous. The penguins are so COOOOOOL! Love the button and bow very effective in the middle of your snowflake.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  4. Hi Brenda, wow thats stunning, love penquins or I should say my daughter is nuts about them. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

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  5. Hi Brenda, love the card! sorry I haven't been commenting while on vacation, but I've been through the blogs and all of your work is just amazing. hugs, eileen

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  6. Oooo this is a scrummy card Brenda! Love it all juxta positioned.
    Lesley x

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  7. This is too cute Brenda! Love the papers and those penguins are adorable!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and your sweet comments : )

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  8. Wonderful card Brenda! I love all details, especially the embossed edges, they are fab :)

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  9. HI Brenda, what a gorgeous card. Love the cute little penquins and the colour scheme is perfect. Love the stitching and the snowflake/button combo looks stunning. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  10. super cute card brenda..love the cute image...gorgeous papers and great use of your buttons and bows...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxx

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  11. What a great card, love all the details, thanks for playing along at CCC this week.

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  12. Brilliant funky Christmas card.
    Beryl xx

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  13. Hi Brenda, loving your christmas card, great little images and trees. Like the sounds of that meal, he can come and cook for me anytime lol.
    Pinky

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  14. Hi Brenda
    Sweetie card! I like a lot the colours and the lovely details...
    hug
    Sadia

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  15. A beautiful card Brenda, love the colour combo and the colouring is fab on such a cutie image.
    Hey, sounds like you taught your boys well, my DH couldn't boil an egg (and his mum was a home economics teacher) when we got together.
    Barbara

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  16. This is just adorable Brenda lots of fabby details and the little penguins are too cute!

    Love Lynda xxx

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  17. Lovely card! your sons could teach my hubby a thing or two. If I'm not here and there isn't a ready meal then it's take away! Meg is cooking the occasional meal though

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  18. Brenda this card is so cute! Love the penquins and trees!
    Hugs,Connie

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  19. Oh wow Brenda. Just love this creation. So much detail to feast one's eyes on. Great design.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  20. Fantastic card! Love the layout and all the details you´ve added!
    Thanks for playing with Cupcake Craft this week!

    Kathrin aka Kruemel

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  21. This is just gorgeous i do love the papers, great job on our theme, thanks for joining us at cupcake, hugs pops x

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