Saturday, 9 August 2014

Music, Light, Promise, Hope.............



Still on the scheduled posts for this weeks Allsorts challenge as we are still away on our holibobs, today we should be in Roma, the eternal city and along with Venice one of my favorite cities in the world. Jo is our host this week and our theme is All Sentimental, our sponsors are PPR Papercrafts and Buttons for Brains.

I do love making this style of card especially using Penny Black's lovely inspirational quotes, it seemed rather odd making a Christmas card for when we would be in the Mediterranean sunshine but I wanted to try out this new Memory Box poinsettia die. I am finding it a bit of an odd die actually, not sure if anyone else has any thoughts on it ? What I find strange is that once you have cut it out all the petals are loose so it's virtually impossible to keep everything in place to emboss, I tried a good few time and gave up in the end.

All that said I do rather like the elegance of it and teamed it up with what is probably my favorite Penny Black Christmas quote and some fancy stitching around the edge quite like the finished piece.

Happy weekend all.

32 comments:

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous and love that beautiful sentiment.
I have that die and would have much preferred the flowers solid.
luv
Debby

Tracy said...

I love this, I find these kind of cards hard to do, you do them wonderfully. This is gorgeous and I love your new dies.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sarah said...

Beautiful Brenda, gorgeous colours and that sentiment is beautiful xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Brenda. I love the way you've used the corner die.
Hope you're having a fabulous holiday
Lorraine x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love the red and the sentiment is beautiful. Went to Venice many years ago and I adored it ,do enjoy your holiday

Sammy said...

This is so very elegant Brenda. Love it! x

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card Brenda and a great sentiment too. xxx

Jacee said...

How lovely Brenda, those flowers just 'POP' lovely work.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Brenda..
Gr Elly

rachel said...

Hiya Brenda - what a beautiful card - reading your post has sent me floating off to Venice! I only went to Rome once but I've been to Venice many times - I once lived in Padua (Padova) about a 30 minute train ride from Venice. I visited many times and found it so magical! Love it! Hope you're having fun! Hugs rachel x

scrAPpamondo said...

Gorgous card and great sentiment!
In Italy the sun goes and comes.... this summer is not as usual :-(
I hope that you enjoy your trip, Venice is fabulous :-)

Bad Kitty said...

amazing

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Brenda and just love your fancy stitching .....

Anne

Gail said...

Beautiful! Enjoy your holiday!

Kat said...

Loving this card Brenda. As you say Penny Black do great sentiments. I was at a crop this afternoon and spent my time making some simple Christmas cards.

Hope your holiday is going well.

Take care,

Kat xx

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Lovely card Brenda! Love the sewing design.. so clean! I tried it a few days ago and it turned out a disaster! Love the gorgeous floral cluster!

Kathleen said...

Really love this card, fabulous shade of red for the flowers and a great sentiment and layout.
I bought this die before I went on holiday and have not tried it out yet but disappointed to hear your review, I shall try and have a play tomorrow, I wonder if it is possible to emboss it first.

Kath x

McCrafty's Cards said...

An absolutely beautiful card Brenda, I like everything about it!!!
Kevin xx

Karen Petitt said...

Can't say any better than Kevin - it is a real stunner! Hope you are having a lovely time!
Would love to see Venice and Rome some day! Just need a winning Lotto ticket lol!
Enjoy yourselves Karen xx

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful and I really love the stitching around the edges.

Jackie said...

A beautiful card and beautiful words :o)
Jackie xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Hi Brenda, endly I am back at your blog. What a beautiful work you have made. Also this card, wonderful, and very elegant.
Lovely greet

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Brenda!

Hope you are keeping well.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Sarah said...

Such a beautiful card B, I love this sentiment x

Gerrina said...

It is a beautiful card! Love the sentiment and if you couldnot emboss the parts, who would? Think you made it beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Brenda and the stitching just finishes it off beautifully. Hope you had a lovely time in Rome - we thought we were going to be arrested there for dripping ice cream all over the pavement, Venice was my first holiday overseas way back in 1980 - lots of lovely memories. Take care. x Susan x

Annmaree of Oz said...

Such a stunning Christmas card Brenda, i love those poinsettia flowers and that lovely quote!

scrappymo! said...

Stunning card, Brenda. Thanks for the review as I was thinking about this die!

Berina RGA said...

this is such a beautiful sentiment... nice card...
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

mags said...

A beautiful card Brenda and lovely sentiment.
Mags
x

Whisper said...

Simply stunning hun, Luv Sam x

Pamellia Johnson said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said! Gorgeous, and that sentiment almost made me cry!! So wonderful! :)