Monday, 14 November 2011

Hope was Born



Good afternoon peeps, I hope everyone is OK and had a good weekend.

I am trying to play catchup here, get all my office files up to date and schedule some posts for next week as Monday is the re-scheduled date for me to go into hospital for them to check out my heart. Not looking forward to it one bit and needless to say more than a little terrified, but I can't stay in my comfort bubble forever and need to get it done.

Both of these shares are using Ruth's new Poinsettia image which you will find at A Passion for Stamps. They really are one of my favourite Winter flowers so the ideas just came rolling when Ruth sent me this one and I've made quite a few with it so far and more to come.


The black and white on is one of those you make and ticks all the right boxes, so I ended up making about of dozen for special people at Christmas. I printed the image out twice and covered with Stamp 'n Bond, heated then added crystal glitter, cutting some petals away from the  second image to decoupage. The panel are embossed with a Sizzix trellis folder and black gems added here and there. The fancy mat under the flower is from the Spellbinders Holly set and the card itself and mats cut with Nesties labels 23.

For the flower on the second card I printed the poinsettia twice onto the reverse side of the Echo Park DP and threw detail gold embossing powder onto it literally as it came through the printer before the ink could dry properly.................bit of a dodgy manoeuvre and I am certain one day I will miss the paper and it will all disappear into the printer mechanism. But until then I quite like the technique.

The sentiment is my favourite this Christmas, Penny Black 3227K Hope ...............I did give advance warning weeks ago that this one would keep popping up, embossed in gold and the sponged with TH broken china to carry the colour of the reverse of the DP. The holly border is from the same Spellbinder set as the card above and the leaves also Spellbinders. The frame is Nestie Fleur de Lis.

44 comments:

  1. beautiful cards Brenda
    hugs sarah x

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  2. These are so beautiful Brenda. Specially the black and white. So stunning. Super.
    Lovely greet
    Marja

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  3. Wow, they look great! Good luck on your doctors appointment! Hugs, Hanneke

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  4. Sooo Beautiful! I just love the shapes and embossing that you've added to your cards. Great ideas for adding the ribbon to!

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  5. Two cards are very nice but I love first !! It´s beautiful and love colours !!

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  6. These are really beautiful Brenda. I love the glittery poinsettia.
    I shall be thinking of you on the 21st.
    Big hugs, Clare x

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  7. there both lovely, I really like the black and white, I guess cause its different!!!
    Good luck on your doctors appointment !!!
    Paula

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  8. These are so beautiful Brenda. The Poinsettia is gorgeous. Lee x

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  9. Both cards are very beautiful.....especially black & white card looks awsome...love the border....

    Cheers
    Prasanthi
    http://creativecrafts-arts.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hi Brenda .. good luck for your appointment .. i am sure everything will be fine.. i will be thinking of you
    I love the poinsettia.. the monochrome card is fabulous and i love the sparkle
    Lisa x

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  11. Beautiful as always Brenda
    Hugs louise xx

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  12. Good luck on your doctors appointment and hope you will feel calm and at ease.

    Great work with your cards. They are amazing and I wouldn't know which one to choose if I'd be so lucky:) So beautiful!

    Outi xxx

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  13. HI Brenda, gorgeaous cards, very elegant. I have some candy on my blog, do come and join the fun. Hugs , Frea

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  14. Hi Brenda, I'll be thinking of you dearie. It'll all work out for you.Sending you a big hug.Your two cards are gorgeous.I love the poinsettia will have to pop over to Ruth.Love the two different colour schemes.Eye-catching.Love Debbie x

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  15. Stunning Brenda...and I so love the beautiful verse too hun...

    hugs Vicky xx

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  16. Wow these are stunning Brenda, both so elegant, love your new poinsetta stamp xx

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  17. Brenda...these are STUNNING! The black and white one is so elegant and sparkly and the red one is outstanding! The verse is wonderful too. THanks so much! Ruth x
    PS Sorry I've justy seen them as I'm not long in from work and heading straight out again..

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  18. Stunning cards Brenda. I love them both, I definitely can't choose a favourite today. That poinsettia is gorgeous.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  19. Two stunning cards Brenda! I love them both!

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  20. Beautiful cards Brenda, love them both!
    Hugs Jacee

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  21. Gorgeous cards. I love the sparkle on the first one.
    Nikki x

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  22. Gorgeous cards, and good luck at the hospital, hope all goes okay,xx

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  23. Beautiful cards especially the black and white one.

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  24. Both cards are very beautiful !!
    hugs

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  25. The first is a real Classic - & i love that sheer ribbon border. I too have a fascination with Poinsettias - I just see endless possibilities with them & love the variety of colours. The second combination of aqua with the red just left me speechelss; delightful the way you added aqua berries to your flower to reverse the base paper design of red berries with aqua stems.
    Paula (PEP)
    All the best for your hospital check.

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  26. OMG!!! Both the cards look awesome ..I love it soooooooooo much especialy the flower :)

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  27. hope the app goes well hun as for your cards wow they are simply stunning the detail is just fantastic hugs cherylx

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  28. What a beautiful cards. I love the fist one.

    hugs Astrid.
    http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

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  29. Your cards are beautiful! I love the white and black. So different. The red and white one is so pretty with the pale blue.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  30. gorgeous cards with the poinsettias! Really have a thing for those!!!

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  31. oh it's very sweet .. śliczne

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  32. Two stunning cards Brenda....the first one is my favourite....

    Anne

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  33. Hi Brenda, wow both those cards are just stunning, I love the simplicity of them they are gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxx

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  34. Hi wow these are both stunning! I love seeing what techniques you have used ! Kitty :D

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  35. Beautiful cards Brenda and I think the black & white one is my particular favourite. Hope things go well for you next week. xx

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  36. These are fab, love the embossing on the first one and the die cuts on the second look great, the poinsettias are lovely too
    Lindsay xx

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  37. these are stunning! I especially love the monochromatic card! Hugs Juls

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  38. Ahh this is so sweet... I love the fab papers and layout. It is adorable ;)

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  39. Both cards are beautiful!
    Hugs, Ani

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  40. These cards are beautiful. Specially the first!

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