Monday, 23 November 2009

Penny Black challenge

I said I needed an excuse to use some of my new goodies from Sir Stampalot and the team over at the Penny Black challenge have given me the perfect opportunity with their theme of 'Winter Wonderland'. And that's not the end of it this week as they have a 'Christmas Countdown Blog Hope', a competition and lots of prizes on offer.

This is one of the card samples created ready for Stamplot's Big Demo Day on 5th December using the gorgeous Penny Black 3770K Christmas in Paris. I shall be making a few more with this one and a very special one for one of our sons and his fiancee who is French and I think she will really appreciate this image.

I stamped with versafine majestic blue and embossed with detail clear. I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Broken China and stamped a second image of the sentiment section and raised this with silicone and silver brads and added some silver foil and crystal stickles to the Tour Eiffel and holly sections of the main image. I then masked the edge of the card and stamped sections of the stamp down the side using versafine and embossing with detail silver and again adding some stickles to highlight. The border is punched with Martha Stewart Embossed Scallop. To finish, some silver ric rac tied across the card, punched holly, leaves and snowflakes (using my new MS snowflake punch) finished with a silver gem.

32 comments:

debby4000 said...

Oh this is wonderful, such gorgeous details.
luv
Deby

Lesley said...

Oooo I love this Brenda. Lots of texture and the colour is gorgeous!
Lesley x

Emu Up A Gum Tree said...

I really like this Parisian card, and the colouring. Really looks like the City of Lights!

pinky said...

Brenda this is gorgeous!!!!!!! So beautifully stamped, perfect papers and I love your ric rac ribbon. Keep well.
Pinky

Clare (Littlebear) said...

This is fabulous Brenda. I love the stamp and the gorgeous blue and silver.
Clare x

SannaS said...

WOW!! This is sooo gorgeous!!! Stunning! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Silli said...

Oh Brenda, this is wonderful, I love the colors... This is so elegant! Wish you the best!!!! Hugs Silke

eiyiyi said...

This is so gorgeous Brenda. I'm actually speechless ... or is that typeless? Hugs, eileen

Allyson said...

Brenda, what an absolutley yummy card. Too beautiful for words. However, are you just ever so slightly bending the rules the doctors made for how much you can craft? Seriously, hope your eyes are much better. Be good now.
Allyson xxx

butlersabroad said...

What an amazing card, so elegant and beautifully put together.

Hugs
(Another) Brenda

Kath said...

gorgeous card brenda....and thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxxxxx
good luck in the draw

chris said...

OOO la la love it Brenda so stylish I think its gorgous,cant wait to see this in the flesh.
love chris xx

Hope Jacare said...

I love blue and silver - a georgeous card!

Zoechaos said...

so elegant packed with little details its one you have to click on to see properly and then spend the next hour just taking it all in....... just Wonderful.

Jacee said...

Oh Brenda this is so gorgeous, what a stunner, love it! Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, much appreciated, sorry to hear you have a bad eye, hope it gets better soon.

Beryl said...

Absolutely fantastic Brenda. I'm gobsmacked.
Beryl xx

lisa said...

Ohh you've surpassed yourself with this Brenda. It's just beautiful. I love that stamp, so different for christmas and the blue and silver are gorgeous.

Lisax

Sally H said...

Soooo gorgeous! I love it! I am so excited about the 5th and I can see I'm going to need my credit card!!!

joey said...

Hiya Brenda,

gorgeous card! Love this stamp, your embossing looks so effective

Joey.x

Pauline C said...

Wow Brenda this is very stylish - I love it!! Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC blog hop and entering my blog candy - good luck!
pauline x

CraftyC said...

Lovely card Beryl, great image!
Clairex

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Brenda, see you've changed name above, hope your ok . How are your eyes now?
I've just been having an online war with epsom over missing ink, i'm nice and mad.
Need to look at great cards to calm me down.Your card is fab, I think it will be perfect for your son and daughter in law to be.
Take care. janex

Crafty Dawn said...

Like this so much what a lovely Christmas card

Love Dawn xx

Kari said...

Gorgeous card,Brenda!
I love to see all your wonderful work and I hope you are feeling better :)
Have a great evening:)

Hugs,Kari :)

Spyder said...

Lovely coloured card Brenda, I love the scalloped edging, very clever!
((Lyn))

take a peek said...

oh "wow" what a beautiful card.
Babs x

Debs said...

Hiya Brenda
Simply stunning work - so much detail - wish I was your DiL lol!!!
Glad to see you are up to some crafting - hope you are not over doing it though!
Thanks for popping over to my blog and the lovely comments.
Take good care
Debs xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, thats one stunning card, love the image and details are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

strawberry fields said...

this is a beautiful card
hugs
fiona x

tracie said...

Oh wow Brenda I love your fabulous card, the blue and silver is stunning...and I love all the gorgeous details. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC, good luck with my candy
hugs
Tracie :)x

Mel said...

Wowee this is sooooo lush. Excellent work my lady Mel x

cindy said...

Pretty card. I love the blue and silver combo:)
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