Wednesday 15 July 2009

Creative Card Crew

At the risk of boring you all silly ........ particularly as I constantly say I don't make Christmas cards until November ........ how could I not make an exception when these goodies dropped through my letterbox from Sir Stamaplot - part of the Penny Black pre release Christmas products.

The first one here is for this weeks Creative Card Crew challenge which is "Create a Scene". Perfect for this Christmas tree which I love already. The code is Penny Black 3997K which I have repeat stamped in versafine majestic blue and embossed with detail clear. My background has been Glimmer Misted with midnight, grey a minimal spritz of patina and pearl and before spraying I masked a circle for the moon and some splodges ........ this is now one of my official crafting terminologies....... of masquepen to create the stars. I have to confess when I was first given this to try out I had reservations as to it's uses, but the more you use it the more you like it - you simply apply the splodges where you don't want colour, then add you colour medium going right over the splodges, then simply rub it away when your colour is dry.

The greeting is from Penny Black 30-018 stamped onto vellum with the same blue inkpad and the scallop border and corner is Fiskars threading water (or it might me treading water, I really don't remember - someone will put me right I'm sure), some star gems, ribbon, button and glitter across the moon added to finish.


Jules said...

Me thinks you are starting to get into Christmas cards now!!

This one is beautiful. Love what you have done with the image and that sky and moon look magical.

Love it.

Love Jules xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh I do so love your card, its very simple but its really stunning. well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Irene said...

Catching up with blogs while I have been AWOL, and wow your cards are fantastic. I especially like this one.


Lynda said...

Oh Brenda I do loves this one - I will have to try the moon masking too it really does set the scene perfectly. I've just been having a play with my stamp too I just love it - it's as lovely as the Fantasy tree stamp don't you think?

Love Lynda xxx

Liz said...

Wow What a fast worker you are brenda! thats another goodie
I went over to stampalot I couldnt find any even searched must be sold if they get more in will u tell me pretty please

Liz xx

PatR said...

This is a gorgeous card, I love the understated classy look. Very versatile still isn't it?
Love, Pat xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Well, as far as I am concerned you can nver have enough Christmas cards lol* and this one is just gorgeous - it's so makes me think of cold winter nights.
I love the glimmer mist background and the 'splodges'.
Caroline xxx

Anonymous said...

This card is absolutely beautiful!!! Christmas is best in gift crowds, no pressure.

raindropecho said...

Oooh what a pretty card! You're not boring me at all. There are two other blogs doing "Christmas" themes this week: Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog and If the Shoe Fits Blog so maybe you can submit this card to them too :)

Sally H said...

I looove this card! Stunning!

craftimamma said...

Well done you starting Christmas cards now. And what a gorgeous elegant card it is. I love it.

Lesley Xx

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome......beautiful......stunning......I love it and the effect it has of making you feel cold brrr ....perfect.

Lorraine x

cheryl said...

This is brilliant hun love the effect and such a beautiful stamp please pop over to my blog as I have something for you love cheyrl xxxxxxx

PinksyDoodles said...

This is very beautiful and calming. The colour is gorgeous. I'm really enjoying seeing how you are using these new Christmas stamps.
Clare x

Sarah C said...


Joey said...


this is gorgeous and so elegant, I love your scene!

thanks for joining us this week

aardvarkpest said...

So simple but so effective I love it.


Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Wow! This is such a beautiful card Brenda. You've really captured a still and quiet winter's night here. I love it. Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew Challenge.
Sharon xx