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:

  1. Oh this is wonderful, such gorgeous details.
    luv
    Deby

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  9. 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

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

    Hugs
    (Another) Brenda

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

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

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  13. I love blue and silver - a georgeous card!

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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.

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  16. Absolutely fantastic Brenda. I'm gobsmacked.
    Beryl xx

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  17. 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

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

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  19. Hiya Brenda,

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

    Joey.x

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  20. 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

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  21. Lovely card Beryl, great image!
    Clairex

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  22. 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

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  23. Like this so much what a lovely Christmas card

    Love Dawn xx

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

    Hugs,Kari :)

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

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  26. oh "wow" what a beautiful card.
    Babs x

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  27. 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

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

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  29. 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

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

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  31. Pretty card. I love the blue and silver combo:)
    http://cre8ivecindy.blogspot.com/

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