Sunday, 5 January 2014

More Nicecrane and Penny Black



Happy New Year and welcome to our first challenges of the year at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More and our themes are Ribbons and Bows and Love and Romance, I am thinking those two could be combined quite nicely.

As Ignacio is our Stamping Sensations sponsor this month I have used one of his new Nicecrane images from the Isoda Koryousia design sheet using three of the images to make a Kinetic card and these Graphic 45 DP's compliment the colours in the images so well. I added some ribbon and thread, some Japanese beads and coins and stamped three sentiments from a really old cube which I think is JudiKins.


For my first Penny Black piece I have gone with gold embossing on black something I don't tend to use very often but quite like the effect of the lovely scrolle heart PB stamp along with the Graphic 45 DP's. The little sentiment is also Penny Black and the hearts Memory Box.



A second one for Stamping Sensations using Ignacio's Kate Greenaway 3 design sheet, I just love piking out those lovely aqua colours.


And just the one more using Penny Black Floral Thread background embossed with detail gold and then inked over with distress inks, some lace, ribbon and die cut hearts plus a FlonzCraft sentiment.

Have a lovely Sunday everyone.

56 comments:

Glennis said...

What a lovely selection of your cards - gorgeous!

Janice said...

Stunning cards Brenda, you have been busy. Love them all! Jx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

They are all lovely, gorgeous images and great embossing, the gold on black is very effective, not tried that

Jane said...

You have been busy Brenda...more gorgeous cards, the lacing effect is brilliant. I love those Kate Greenaway designs....so vintage, I always loved these illustrations as a child. These are great themes for the challenges this month...I shall be joining you:-) xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow wow wow, once again you have blown us away with your awesome talent. These creations are just out of this world and my favourite is the one with the ribbon laced through the eyelets, its so creative and I might just cardlift it from you lol.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow wow wow, once again you have blown us away with your awesome talent. These creations are just out of this world and my favourite is the one with the ribbon laced through the eyelets, its so creative and I might just cardlift it from you lol.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, all so different with lots of lovely details, stunning decorated beads on the first. Take care x Susan x

scrappymo! said...

Girl...you are a card making wonder! Four gorgeous cards! I am blown away...
They are all so gorgeous but that lacing on the last one is so beautiful The aqua colour is wonderful and great images from Ignacio as well!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Brenda, amazing cards all of them, you have been busy and I keep thinking Ignacio is so lucky to have you on his team! I love all of the cards but I think my absolute favourite is the Kate Greenaway one, I just love the lace-up on the side, so very clever. Mind you, the other cards are all brilliant too, - you are such an amazing card maker!!

Ann said...

Love that lacework using the eyelets - fabulous.
Ann xxx

Sue said...

Yet again, a stunning selection of creations Brenda, your designs are always so beautiful and I love the way you pick out the colours on the images with your embellishments (if that makes sense!)
Sue xx

Beryl said...

Goodness - you've gone to town today - fabulous cards Brenda. Really love the laced effect on the 3rd one and the gold embossed background on the 4th.
Beryl xx

rachel said...

stunning set of cards Brenda - I love the oriental one especially - its wonderful. Beautiful use of images and different techniques - wonderful xx

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Brenda! What beautiful cards! I love them all, and couldn't choose a favourite from these all totally stunning!

Patry Ro said...

Wow!!! so beautiful!!! I like too much the first one!!!

Wendy L said...

All so gorgeous Brenda, you are a busy lady. xxxx

Tracy said...

Amazing creations here Brenda, love the oriental, I always struggle with oriental. That PB scroll heart is beautiful, I love the card you created with it, the black and gold is perfect together. All gorgeous .
Happy crafting
Tracy x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Brenda, these are all gorgeous! Such beautiful bows - I got 2 new bow makers for Christmas so now I am looking at everyone's bows LOL. Your black and gold card is spectacular! Hope you are having a good day today!

Paula (PEP) said...

Your beard embellishment on the first is an absolute delight & I love the way you have layered the cord over the sheer ribbon. Your sec on one is my favourite with the classy colour combination & the striking way you have echoed the scrolle heart with your hanging die-cut hearts. Your textures on the Kate Greenaway are so in keeping with the smocks & little girls of that era, the lacing is beautiful & I can see your delight with the aqua elements.Your final sample again catches my eye with your lace being so apt with that stamped background.
Paula (PEP)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow Brenda, gorgeous creations. The top one is fabulous with the unique folding. Love your bows ! Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Very pretty cards Brenda!!all the cards are so gorgeous sweets! I sooo love both the embossed cards..

joy said...

Gorgeous creations! I love the gold on black and the pretty lacing you did on the Greenaway card!

Gail said...

Wonderful cards Brenda!
You have been busy!!

Kari said...

Hi Brenda!Happy New Year!Oh,my,So many wonderful cards from you!!Wow!
Hope you`re feeling better!
Have a wonderful week!
HUgs,Kari :)

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Brenda,
so lovely and beautiful cards;-))m

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all beautiful Brenda, I love the oriental card
Kevin xx

Pat said...

Oh my gosh Brenda what gorgeous creations they all are, I love the shape of the first and the vintage imageon the third with the lacing is just beautiful.

Pat xx

Lynne K said...

Wow! What a stunning set! Love the lacing on the Greenaway card especially. Might have to pinch that idea! x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda you are a busy bee - so many wonderful project. Cannot decide which I like best.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, A gorgeous set of cards - the design you've used with the oriental images really works well. Love the embossing on the cards, so stylish.
Hope you are well.
Avril xx

mags said...

A lovely selection of cards Brenda. These are all gorgeous.
Mags
x

kanda said...

These are all so beautiful Brenda. I really love the Kate Greenaway with the super 'lacing' and lovely aqua colours xx

Marianne said...

They look gorgeous. You are such an inspiration to me.... your cards are beautiful!
xxx Marianne

cebelica said...

Oh Brenda, these are fabulous! Your creativity is beyond amazing. Hugs! xx

Ellie said...

Such beautiful creations Brenda, so much detail and gorgeous colors! Each one is amazing!!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. The teal and gold heart card is so pretty.
Lorraine x

Andreja L. said...

Beautiful cards Brenda :-))
Hugs, Andreja

butterfly said...

Love the vintage Nicecrane card, and the Oriental one is so chic and smart.
Alison x

Merry said...

Oh wow Brenda, your cards are just amazing. So many wonderful ideas on all of them. Really love the eyelets and the criss cross thread.

Phi said...

So many beautiful cards Brenda. You have been busy. I just absolutely love the first one. So different and striking with the black and red.

linda said...

gorgeous, as always, brenda! wow, a lot of work on the tri-fold card, but so worth it; i love the elegant black and gold, the vintage feel and gorgeous ribbon and the beautiful background pb stamp!! all the best to you and your family in this new year.
linda

linda said...

gorgeous, as always, brenda! wow, a lot of work on the tri-fold card, but so worth it; i love the elegant black and gold, the vintage feel and gorgeous ribbon and the beautiful background pb stamp!! all the best to you and your family in this new year.
linda

Marlies said...

These are all such beautiful cards Brenda. As allways very elegant and stylish!! hugs, Marlies

Jackie said...

Gorgeous cards today, but the top one is a real stunner :O0
Jackie xx

Berina RGA said...

wow wow wow!!! All the cards are so beautiful Brenda.. love the Nicecrane images you have used... they are so beautiful..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Gerrina said...

Love the gold on black! And get the idea that you have a hole lot of stash since you used such beautiful coin and beads on the first card... Have a good week, Gerrina

Whisper said...

WOW, what a stunning collection of cards and all so different - i so love all the gold embossing and what a stunning Japanese design too, Luv Sam x

Eret said...

Amazing cards, Brenda! They are all stunning! Love the fold and orient feel on the first one. Black and gold are magnificent together on your second card. On your third card has so interesting elements and I love the big blue bow. Your last card is my favorite. Love the lacy background and colors on it.
Brenda, you probably never have to worry about lack of ideas. I wish you have time and health to make them happen in 2014.
Hugs,
Eret

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Brenda! I have pinned all four of your cards. Each one has special design elements that i hope to incorporate in my own cardmaking (whenever I can get the time to make cards!) Your Asian card is gorgeous in color and fold - I especially like the Asian characters shown in a column on the right. The elegant heart card is pure vintage elegance without being over-the-top vintage. The elegant portion really makes it gorgeous. The lacing and ribbon on your little girls card is super sweet, and the embossed lace looks amazing on your feminine Valentine - boy have you been busy - they are all so lovely! hugs, de

ionabunny said...

My you have been busy. Love the oriental card. Red black and white are so stunning and you have chosen such lovely patterns. Love the laced card with the eyelets. Such a lovely touch. All very beautiful

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah so spectacular, B.... and love the colour combos too .. and last with gold embossing and DI is eye catching - as are the eyelets on first one.. amazed you can manage that :D you clever, chick, love Shaz in Oz.x

soccermom23 said...

These are all beautiful. I love the way you used eyelets and cord to make the one card look like a shoe laced up. The vintage feel to this card is amazing. I like the fold on the first card. Maybe I'll remember to try it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dora said...

beautiful cards!! I like the third one with that big bow,.and the details on the left with that rope. so beautiful done!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are gorgeous. I really like the first one.

Annmaree of Oz said...

Gorgeous Asian design Brenda, love the combination of colours images and breads, and the symbols! Gorgeous Work!

Loving the golden love hearts, too! As well as the two vintage beauties! Loving vintage right now! :D

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, everyone different but pretty. I love the gold embossing card and pretty background paper.

 
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