Thursday, 19 August 2010

Penny Black Christmas 2010

Hello folks, bet you have been wondering where I have been with no post for three days.

Firstly there are puppydogs who takes a fair amount of time and are growing like triffids. I'll try and get some more piccies shortly to share. Then there is me sounding like a long playing record, I got flue the second day of our holiday, in fairness several of us did, but as usual despite antibiotics I can't shake it off so it turned into bronchitis and now a "hint of pneumonia" - GP terminology whatever that really means. So lots more pills.

But today I actually felt like crafting, helped enormously by a very nice man from Fex Ex who delivered a parcel from America..............Penny Black Christmas's a wonder you didn't hear the squeal, I was that excited. So I have a couple of creations to share with you and you can see all of the new range of Penny Black stamps here and you can get yours from Sir Stampalot just as soon as their delivery lands so keep an eagle eye on the 'whats new' section of their web site.

My first card........another easel I'm afraid, I'm still that addicted to them........... uses this gorgeous collage stamp Penny Black 4112K To Follow the Star. I made a mask for the moon and brayerd with Adirondack eggplant, stamped the image with versafine black and embossed with detail clear, then sponged Tim Holts marigold and sage to add definition. I tore the edges and embossed with iridescent powder to add some shine. The star is Hobby Art QT801A and DP's Kaiser which I also used to make three roses. The swirl is cut through the Big Shot using a Sizzix die then pearls and gems added to embellish.

This card is for the following challenges:

Crafts and Me - Petals and pearls
Creative Cottage - Christmas
Fab and Funky - Flowers - make your own
A Spoonful of Sugar - Christmas in August

My next card used an absolutely adorable slapstick stamp.....I am certain this is the same little girl as in one of the summer releases 40-021 For Goodness Sake. I stamped and embossed the image three times, colouring each with Copics then decoupaging. The DP is Cosmo Cricket which I also used to make the punched flower and sprayed with Glimmer Mist dazzling diamonds. I added some snow, glitter, lace and pearls to embellish and a a border punched with Martha Stewart embossed scallop.

This card is for the following challenges:

ABC - Blue
Creative Card Crew - Sparkle and shine

And finally, one I forgot to add earlier - my head is obviously somewhere else. This is not a Christmas stamp but it is a new release and when I saw it I just loved it, reminds me of Harvest festival and all the beautiful displays in Church. The image is Penny Black 40-037 Autumnal Gifts, stamped with versfaine sepia and embossed with detail clear, coloured with Copics and some of the fruit decoupaged. I used Hero Arts S5316 Silhouette Grass to the main card using Tim Holtz rusty hinge and punched the October Afternoon DT with Martha Stewart arched lattice.

This card is for this weeks Penny Black Saturday, not entered for a few weeks what with holiday etc., and when I saw the theme of Get Fruity I was stumped , until Mr Fed Ex arrived with his goodies that is.


Mervi said...

Oh these are so super gorgeous!
Beautiful new stamps and your great style,wow,-))m

Sue said...

Hi Brenda
two gorgeous cards, the Christmas card is beautiful, very classy looking,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time,sue.x

Fleur said...

2 stunners B. They look so pretty. Hope you feeling better soon, hugz Fleur xXx

Lynda said...

These are lovely Brenda - a delivery of crafting goodies is always a good pick-me-up! Hope you're feeling much better very soon - take good care.

Love Lynda xxx

Juls said...

such gorgeous cards! Love the dimension and the glitter on your 2nd one! Hugs Juls

Ellibelle said...

These are both gorgeous cards!
That collage stamps is just WOW, so beautiful.
Love the sweet girl image too, and the flowers with teardrops are the perfect embellishment. Love your choice of colors too!!

Also thanks so very much for stopping by my blog and letting me know about the PB@all sorts DT call. Being a Penny Black lover I just had to apply!!

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Always with a Sentiment said...

Hiya Brenda. You make the most amazing creations. So much wonderful detail and all very classy with gorgeous colours and designs. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Linapyssel said...

Hi Me again!! The spelling on my first comment was soo of so here is a new one!!
Very cute images both of them!! Love the masking you did on the first one and the feeling of winter on the second one...sparkles like glittery snow!!
Hope you are feeling a lote better soon!!!
may hugs Lina

PatR said...

Two fantastic cards Brenda, both very clever designs. Hope you'll soon be rid of the nasty bugs and feeling on top form.

pinky said...

Oh I love them both Brenda, really full of christmas spirit and christmas smiles. Sorry to hear you aren't well, take it easy if you can.

Carol said...

Hi Brenda, firstly hope you feel better soon :) Secondly, both lovely cards and nice to see that someone has started with Christmas already as I was thinking of making some really early so not to have a rush during December. It's ages since I visited you and notice that you have a new background for your blog, looks very nice.

Carol x

Helen said...

Get better soon, Brenada. Love the cards and am off to check out the new Christmas ones now. (memo to self. you have enough Christmas stamps, you have enough Christmas stamps....we'll see!)

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Brenda these are both absolutely beautiful creations I so love the image in the second card. I am so sorry to hear that you are still unwell I really hope that you start to improve soon, just take care.
Lorraine x

Littlebearcrafts said...

I'm sorry to hear you are not feeling well again. I hope you get better really quickly.
Your cards are wonderful, I love your layouts, they are always different and so original. I can't wait to see what else was in your PB parcel.
Clare x

Kari said...

Oh,my,Brenda,they are amazing both cards!!
I know what you mean with the Easel cards,easy to be addicted ;o)Absolutely stunning,love the Christmas image!
Second card is fabulous too,so cute image!
Have a great evening :)
Hugs,Kari :)

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Brenda - they are gorgeous .. the first card is my favourite ,as i love sillhouettes.
I hope you will be feeling better soon
Lisa ;)

Sally H said...

Both totally stunning, but I particularly love the first one - gorgeous colours!

Clare Brown said...

beautiful blue card, thanks for joining us this week at abc challenge.

hugs Clare x

pop over to sarah hurley challenges the theme is animals

Craftnut said...

These are lovely Brenda. I really like the little girl with the goose and the three kings - penny black have some lovely designs out this year - alas i don't have the budget to splurge (this week) Tracy xx

Linda W said...

Hi Brenda, lovely cards especially the second one with the little girl - how cute! Hope you're feeling better soon. Know what you mean by crafting goodies arriving - I had a lovely surprise today through the letter box - I've won three plates of the new Cute Companion stamps by Jayne Nestorenko, they are so cute can't wait to use them! Just realised I've used 'Cute' 3 times lol. Linda x

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda,
To say your not very well, it hasn't effected your abilities in crafting, three very different but very gorgeous creations. I love the papers on the second one. I hope you feel some improvement soon and you recover quickly. Take care
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

oh wow 3 total awesome cards!!!

I adore that first one, unique christmas card,
the stamp on the second I LOVE, and its great how you 3d-ed it!
and love that harvest scene on the third, I'm noticing the autumn colors coming through lately, must be time for the seasons to change!

Deb said...

beautiful cards, so love your CCT card, the colours are so pretty, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Tracy said...

these are all so gorgeous, love the papers and images you have used especially on the first card. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, I hope you will join us again. Tracy x

Kath Stewart said...

lots of gorgeousness brenda.....thanks for joining in the fruity fun at PBSC...hugs kath xxx

Louise said...

Sorry to hear you have been poorly and on holiday too. Your cards are gorgeous Brenda especially love the little girl one just may have to purchase that one, tkae car and hope to see you soon.
Hugs Louise xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, I think my fav is the PB girl, the image is adorable and I just love the papers you used.
Sorry to hear your not well, hope your feeling better real soon

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda! Sorry to hear about the flue, not so nice the get on hols, hope you feel better soon!

Take care

Nicola said...

Firstly sorry to hear you are unwell hoping ypu are feeling better real soon. Wow what great cards you have been so busy. I love them all and they are all so different. Hugs Nicola xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda wow what a fabulous set of cards and all that work youve put into them, it must have taken you ages to create that little girl one. They are all stunning. with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx Hope you soon feel better.

Kay Carley said...

Oh my!! You have been busy Brenda!!

Get better soon!!

Kay xx

Crafteezee said...

They are all soooo gorgeous Brenda. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me.

Hugs Tracy x
P.S. I have candy on my blog if you want to hop over.

Merry said...

Oh wow Brenda....these cards are all spectacular. Love the flowers and ferny leaves on the first, the layering on the second card is terrific and the image on the third is lovely. I bet those puppies are keeping you plenty busy...just patting and cuddling them. :-) I hope you are on the mend now. I so can relate.....I am on my second dose of antibiotics and I have been so tired that housework is what is getting done and my craft room neglected.

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the colours on the first. The layering is fab in the second and I love the images on the last one.

Nikki x

Anonymous said...

HI Brenda

Thank you for your kind comments at my blog about my card that I put in for Sir Stampalot challenge.

I can´t get the link back bit to work out. I have tried and my hubby has tried. But I just wrote down the httm at the bottom of my post. Will I still have a chance to win the price or does the link has to work?

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

poor you, had an off day yesterday myself, hope you start feeling better soon.
Nothing like some new stamps to cheer a crafty girl up. Just love the results. The wise men, stunning card and the little girl super cute.
takecare janex

Anonymous said...

Hi again

I just got it to work. Thanks anyway.

Shelly said...

Gorgeous cards! Love your new stamps! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage! Shelly ;)

andrea said...

gorgeous cards,the images are lovely and wow fab detail thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Emma H said...

Beautiful cards, I'm off to check out the new Penny Black goodies now! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky

mckinkle said...

Just such gorgeous cards Brenda, the PB card is stunning!

Sorry to hear that the bug is hanging on for you, I hope you are soon back to full health Brenda.

Keryn x

crafty amy said...

Wow 3 stunning cards I LOVE them :D I hope you are on the mend.
Thank you fo joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.


Amy xx

Julie M said...

Wow, Brenda, 3 fab cards - and fab stamps too. I can't pick a favourite! Your colour schemes are perfect for those different seasons, and lovely details too.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Julie :o)