Sunday, 1 November 2015

Yes Virginia...............



Time for our monthly challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are Festive Floral's and Anything Christmas. And as always there are some fab prizes to be won, at Stamping Sensations there is a great hamper of crafty goodies from 'be Creative!' and at Penny Black prizes from Penny BlackCrafts U Love and Crafty Ribbons.

My top creation is for Stamping Sensations and uses some of the new papers from this month sponsor Be Creative, they are actually the offcuts from another card I made for a magazine article so will fit into this weeks Snippets Playground. I decided on a chipboard frame which I covered in gesso and then some of the sponsors papers. I then used a Penny Black stencil to ink some leaves on both the outer frame and inner section. I added gold Frantage to the edges, stamped a Penny Black Poinsettia twice onto more of the paper, heat embossed with detail gold before cutting out, layering up and adding pearl stamens to the centre. I decided it needed a little something in the corner so printed and cut out a TL Holly corner and cut the top layer of flower heads from the same paper as the Poinsettia and finally added some pearl flourishes.


The sentiment on this months Penny Black piece is a stamp I happened to see on a blog a few weeks back and had to have it, I found the wording just enchanting. It's quite an oldie and wood mounted of course but Google searches drew a blank, so I mailed John at PB Stamps in the States.......I knew if anyone could source it, he could. And sure enough he did and would you believe it only took four days to arrive across the pond......with I might add a few other essentials.

Then I just needed my Virginia and in the back of my mind when I saw the stamp I thought I knew the perfect image in the form of this sweet little Victorian Nicecrane design. I stamped Penny Black Festive Florals in detail gold onto a piece of neutral coloured design paper and did the same with the sentiment which I placed within an oval aperture.

I cut Virginia out twice so that I could shape and decoupage her dress, placed her to the side of the aperture and added some liquid pearls and bow. It's one of those rare cards that I envisaged from the moment I saw the sentiment and it turned out just as I imagined.


My final share today is another for Stamping Sensations using another sheet of paper from this months sponsor, a paper pieced Penny Black stamp, a bit of background stamping, some lace and ribbon and a tiny TL Noel.

58 comments:

  1. What a wonderful selection this morning Brenda, each and every one of them is just perfect :o)
    Jackie xx

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  2. Stunning cards, I really love the first one with the beautiful poinsetta!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

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  3. Wow B you have outdone yourself.
    These are amazing.
    x

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  4. Love your Virginia card, it oozes Christmas past vibes and your girl looks lovely. And all the effort you went through to get there... Have a great Sunday xx!

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  5. Wow spoiling us today and yes what a sweet quote..

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  6. Aaaah what a simply delightful collection and all so different too - i'm loving the pink poinsetta and i must put that leaf stencil on my wishlist too and i'm so not surprised that you needed that Virginia sentiment either, luv Sam x

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  7. What a gorgeous selection of cads
    Jackie x

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  8. Great cards, today and yesterday (playing catch up after a day at a crafty crop) And a wonderful result too, yay!!!

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  9. lovely cards! My fav is the first!
    Regina*

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  10. What a wonderful sentiment on that card. There great creations!

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  11. Stunning cards and frame Brenda, you clever lady getting that stamp too, xxx

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  12. Such a lovely selection of cards today and such soft and pretty colours, Brenda.
    I especially love the soft pink and green of your poinsettia card.
    Marianne x

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  13. Stunning cards Brenda so hard to select a favourite, I have a poorly foot at the moment but hoping it gets better before the Nec....

    Anne

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  14. Hi Brenda!
    Thank you for visiting my blog!
    Your cards are gorgeous.
    so very pretty!
    hugs
    have a nice day

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  15. These are all so amazing! I love the framed flower...so pretty and Virginia looks fabulous! How are you doing? Hope you've been able to find a way to remove some of the pain. Hugs, Robin

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  16. These are incredible Brenda, love the frame showcasing the lovely poinsettias and the wonderful quote rather reminds me of The Miracle on 34th Street xx

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  17. Oh what a lovely selection of cards Brenda, I love how you framed the poinsettia in the first one but I am totally in love with the Virginia card! What a fabulous sentiment and such a lovely little girl.

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  18. All three are gorgeous, but I especially love the top one, the framing is stunning and you've used my fav Penny Black stamp. Happy Sunday xx

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  19. More beautiful cards Brenda. Such a lovely sentiment as you say and your card is adorable. I love the frame and your beautiful treatment of it, very pretty.
    Lorraine

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  20. Where to start Brenda? The pink and green poinsettia with all that detail work is amazing!!! Love the elegance of the gold EP. The gorgeous stamped background and that darling yes Virginia sentiment all work so beautifully together! And the blue card with the curled down corner is just the prettiest card! Wonderful way to start my Sunday morning! I'm so inspired!!!

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  21. Stunning work "B", like what you have done with the frame.

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  22. Such a pretty floral card you made...love the delicate colors
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  23. Gorgeous cards! Good job with Virginia!
    Have a great week!

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  24. What a fabulous selection of your fantastic work Brenda! The snippets Poinsettia frame is absolutely beautiful. Then there's that wonderful PB sentiment stamp and little Virginia, stunning and perfectly set off with the background and the luscious bow and last but not least the final card - gorgeous!

    Great to see you in the Playground!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  25. Hallo liebe Brenda,
    deine Karten sehen einfach zauberhaft aus und jede einzelne hast du mit so viel Liebe zum Detail gestaltet,
    glg ulrike

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  26. Wow, Brenda! A stunning selection of cards! All so beautiful, I don't think I can choose a favourite!

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  27. Hello Brenda
    Beautiful Christmas cards today. I especially like the Yes Virginia stamp, a very vintage look for your Christmas card.
    Take care
    Lesley

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  28. Beautiful cards Brenda!! The poinsettia is very beautiful!! Love it!!

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  29. Fabulous trio of cards - you have been busy!

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  30. Three lovely creations, Brenda! I'm especially partial to your poinsettia designs, both gorgeous! XXOO

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  31. Brenda these are just too beautiful! The Virginia one is so sweet with such a lovely verse. Michelle x P.S. My late MIL :)

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  32. Wowww what a beautiful cards!

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  33. Super selection of makes Brenda. I do love your Virginia card with the wonderful background and sweet little girl xx

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  34. Three gorgeous cards Brenda, and the poinsettia is stunning
    Lorraine x

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  35. Totally gorgeous the first floral card and the others are beautiful too;-))m

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  36. Three beautiful creations Brenda, especially loving the second one with cute little Virginia, and perfect sentiment! Of course the others are just as gorgeous, lots of wonderful details! Hope you're doing good and had a lovely Sunday! We once again are enjoying some beautiful weather over here!

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  37. Awww...Che meraviglie, Brenda! Adoro la prima tua creazione, la poinsettia nell'ovale è davvero favolosa e che incredibile design! Bellissima la carta che hai usato delle tue card, che sono tutte splendide!!

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  38. Great christmas pattern on both cards!

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  39. three beauties Brenda - I too am enchanted by the verse in the second card - it really is beautiful - as is the little girl image - wonderful! Big hugs rachel xx

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  40. Another 3 stunning cards, gorgeous colours on the first card, great sentiment on the second card but love the image and papers on your last creation. What has happened to Christmas papers, last year and this year they are rubbish, well that is the one that Sam Taylors stock that is.

    Kath x
    Have a good week.

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  41. All of these are beautiful Brenda, love every one and the one from the little girl is just so precious too. The poinsettia is gorgeous and the depth you added to that one is so very lush too. As always my friend beautiful, classy and wonderful cards to help inspire us Karen xx

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  42. Beautiful Cards Brenda!

    The papers used are lovely and I really like the last card.

    Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

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  43. These are great cards,Brenda! Great details on all of them!
    Hope you are well :)
    Hugs and smiles,Kari :)

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  44. I just re-read the post below Brenda and I hope you get to go to NEC, I know how much I miss it. However if you don't I have a recommendation for you:
    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/The-Art-Shop-Skipton?_dmd=2&_nkw=Pebeo+wax

    They do free P&P, great and quick turnaround, I have shopped with them just this week and got my order the day after I ordered it, so only had to wait one day lol! Karen x

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  45. Love both of your festive floral cards an a great way of using those lovely papers. It's a lovely sentiment, so pleased you managed to get it and your little Virginia is so sweet.
    Avril xx

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  46. these are all so beautiful brenda! i love the colours, especially all the gold in the second one and i love how you've framed the pretty poinsettia. the papers in the third are so pretty and i love the layout! we had sun today, yay!

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  47. These are stunning Brenda. The poinsettia is gorgeous as is the design. No wonder you are chuffed to have found the sentiment stamp, the wording is delightful - wish the whole world would live by this standard. Love the papers and tones to the third card.
    I haven't had any bother this morning with commenting. Why oh why does blogger have to play dirty at times.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  48. Absolutely stunning cards Brenda, so different and equally pretty.

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  49. I love all three cards but Wow, the second one is a real stunner! That has to be one of my all time favourites. The colours that you've used really compliment the sepia image which is just fabulous. Great work Brenda x

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  50. Pink and green - one of my fave colour combos. And that vintage sentiment stamp.... want need got to have.
    Another great selection of your talents my friend, love them all... and secretly I am wanting a hug from Kloppy himself.. decided he was the man when I saw his very first press conference and after Saturday I might even be secretly in love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL xx

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  51. All three cards are absolutely fantastic Brenda.

    Did you say you were smuggling in some moonshine for the Playground Bonfire party on Thursday?

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  52. Three beautiful vintage/Christmascards! Love the poinsetta on the first. That verse on the second is stunning and love the vintage feel of the card! Hugs, Gerrina

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  53. Oh wow Brenda these are all so beautiful and festive I love them all such wonderful images and designs
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  54. More lovely makes Brenda, the frame is so pretty x Susan x

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  55. Great cards as always. I've never seen the Virginia stamp, well done on getting hold of it!
    Lynn x

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  56. The framed poinsettia card really caught my attention, so stylish and I love the dimension of the frame you made!

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  57. Hi Brenda
    Beautiful creations, love the designs of all three and a beautiful colours too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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