Sunday, 4 October 2009

Penny Black chellenge

Good morning one and all, the wind has dropped and there is actually come sunshine today, rather cold still but at least bright. I had a trip to Sir Stampalot yesterday, first outing in two weeks apart from hospital etc., that is........so where else would I go on my first outing ? Oh food for the family I hear you say, goodness me no, what's the point in wasting valuable time doing that when I can order out to Tesco. And afraid I seem to have come home with new stash, some new Hero, Penny Black and Magenta stamps and the most yummy book of DP's from K&Co Winter Wonderland range. So hopefully some playtime with my upcoming DT projects that I will be sharing with you shortly.

This card is for this weeks Penny Black challenge, not entered last two weeks as the crafting has been limited, but feeling almost back into the groove now and this is what I have come up with for their 'Autumn Breezes' theme.

I first stamped around the edge of my mat cut on Cricut Storybook inking just the small branch of Penny Black 3982K Golden Leaves.......very apt I thought, with versamark and embossed with detail clear. Next I distressed the edges with Tim Holts Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade and just a touch of Aged Mahogany. I then stamped the larger branches with Brilliance Thyme and embossed with detail clear.

The border section was punched with what seems to be a new EK punch Dotted Wave........how on earth I managed to get that into my basket yesterday I have absolutely no idea, but seeing it's here felt I have to use it. The leaves are cut with a Woodware punch and inked and embossed with detail clear to give them some shine. The fibres under the borders and some string mesh I picked up at a garden centre and DP's are My Minds Eye.

31 comments:

Kath said...

beautiful card brenda...love the image and great use of your autumn colours..glad to hear you are getting back in the groove and thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxxx

Sarah said...

Lovely card Brenda! Glad to hear you are up and about and feeling a bit better. It's also good to hear that you put craft shopping before food shopping! Not just me then!!

Tracy said...

I love this Brenda, hope your retail therapy helped Lol!
Happy Crafting
Tracy x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, I love your card, its stunning, the detail youve put into it is fabulous, Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! Love the colours and the stamp.Good to hear you have had a trip to a craft shop. Nothing like a bit of stash to cheer you up!

craftimamma said...

Ooh I'm loving all the leafy cards people are posting on their blogs just now and this one is certainly no exception - it's gorgeous!

I love the main image and the wonderful colours you have used, Brenda.

Lesley Xx

Debs said...

Hiya Brenda
Beautiful card - so pleased to hear that you are getting back into the groove. Looks like you had a fab shopping spree - well done!!!
Take care
Debs xx

chris said...

very nice Brenda love the Autumn colours.
pleased to hear you are getting some retail therapy!!

coldwaters2 said...

Love it Brenda these Autumn colours are just so beautiful your design is fabulous.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Merry said...

This is so beautiful. Really love those leaves on the label cut out.

Lynne K said...

Hi Brenda. Glad to hear you're feeling better. Funny how new stash just finds its way into your shopping basket without any help, isn't it? Happens to me too. Love the card. Coincidentally, I've just made one today using the same My Mind's Eye paper. Will post it later. Hmm. I like that new punch too....

Linda L said...

Brenda, I am sorry I haven't been keeping up with my blog friends. I am sorry you were ill. Thank you for visiting my blog and the nice comment. I really appreciate it.
Now about your card. It is absolutely fantastic. I love the little leaves and the wonderful colors you used.
I don't know Sir Stampalot. I am going to check it out.
Stay well,
Hugs,
Linda

AngelaC said...

Hi Brenda
Thank you very much for your lovely comment on my blog - I love your work too, it's fabulous! I especially love this card, gorgeous autumnal colours.

Samantha said...

Totally beautiful I so love your cards!! thanks for the get well wishes too! :0) Samantha

** Irene ** said...

Hello breanda

What a gorgeous Autumnal card. Love it.
Glad you are feeling better.

luv
irene
xxxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous. I totally agree with you first outing should be somewhere to be enjoyed and Tesco shopping isn't it. Love to be able to visit Sir Stampalot.
luv
Debby

Nilla said...

I see I missed some really beautiful work by you, sorry! They are all fantastic! You are so talented! Hugs Nilla

Lynda said...

Hi Brenda, Back in the groove already! I think this is a case of Crafting is definitely the best medicine... and visiting Sir Stampalot must have been a real pick me up. Gorgeous card as always with fabulous stamping.

Love Lynda XXX

Juls said...

just gorgeous!! Love the little wrap!! Love it!!

Beth said...

Wow this is a stunning card! I love everything about it, especially the gorgeous colour scheme! Thanks for joining in with the PB challenge!

Beth xx

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! I love fall! The colors in your card are just lovely! And I think you used your time very wisely yesterday--good choice for your shopping hours!

Christine (Craftling) said...

This is just gorgeous! Dontcha just love all the colours at this time of year? And beautifully reflected in your card. Love it!

(Had my eye on that wave punch, too, but have to watch the pennies! Good to know that Janice has it in the shop, though!)

Hugs,
Chris xx

Mary J said...

I love the detail! So warm and welcoming!

Silli said...

Hello Brenda, your card is beautiful I love that paper... Happy monday...

Elise said...

such a beautiful card Brenda - thanks and well done

Beryl said...

Well done for using your new stash as soon as you got it home. Now you can feel fully justified making that purchase. Love the colours on this one and the matt on the left is a great idea. You may find me trying that out myself.(Hope you've left them with enough stock to take to the Port Sunlight show. I usually have to shop with them online.)
Beryl xx

theneon said...

You are definitely back in the groove! This is beautiful.

lisa said...

Thank goodness the winds dropped Brenda. You must get it being so flat. We get it chanelled down the valley and on Saturday it turned your hair inside out!!!!
It's calm but wet today, but the gardens do need the rain.
I love your Autumny card. All the leaves look as though they are tumbling in the wind.

Lisax

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Gorgeous Autumn colours. janex

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous card brendaa - love your flower image and gorgeous colours & papers. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

criag said...

Good one and it helps a lot.

Thanks,
Peter - Officetronics Shopping

 
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