Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!


In case you've noticed all the coffee related creation on Instagram, there's a very good reason, it's time for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I am a big fan of both coffee and this very fun blog hop, so I'm jumping in!  Here's my card that was made with fun stamps I was blessed to win a gift voucher from Endless Creations and Everyday Cards in one of the past CLBH.  I just had to have this sweet cappuccino cup and it's die.  I love them and can't believe it has taken me this long to bust them out.  The sentiment is a digi that Julee Tilman of Verve Stamps so kindly share a while back.

So here's my first card and I'm really hoping to get one more done with the tiny cappuccino stamps I got at the same time.  Be sure to check out the Endless Creations and Everyday Cards store, they have such fun images!


It's such fun looking at everyone's wonderful creations, so many creative, talented cardmakers out there!  As I said, I hope to be back tomorrow night with one more.  I hope you are having a great week and a wonderful holiday season full of all your favorite coffee drinks!

Aloha,
Brenda

Boxes or Bags?


It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to share your favorite either a box or a bag.  Use either a box or a bag as part of your creation and tell us why it's your favorite.


This week our sponsor is:



I love making bags. I think I like them best because I have several tools that help to make bags so fun and very easy to make.



I made these to use as a 12 day Advent calendar for my daughter.  I made and decorated these little bags with dies.  I got this idea here.


Here's a little peek of what it looks like hanging in my happy crafty place.  Not a very good pic, the lighting leaves something to be desired, but you get the idea -

We would love for you to head back to the AYLI blog to link up your creation.  While you are there, check out the prize that's up for grabs and take a look at the gorgeous creations the DT made for you to see!  

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Aloha,
Brenda

CRAFT Challenge #446


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in creating another project with a Christmas theme.  

Our Sponsors this week are -


and


I choose to use Snowman at the Window which was generously provided by Crafty Sentiments.  I thought he was just so cute -


Here he is a little closer -


I know the big day is coming up fast...only 11 more days so your cards should be about ready to go if they haven't gone already.  I hope that you will get some time to join us at this week.  For all the details and more inspiration from the DT pop by the CRAFT Challenge blog.  We look forward to seeing your creations!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Sentiment:  Paper Smooches
Paper:  BoBunny Altitude
Coloring medium: Copic markers

Holiday Friends at LRW




12 more days!  If you are rushing to try and get your cards finished, join in Kate's Little Red Wagon challenge is for us to create something using holiday friends of the critter type.  I had a really hard time deciding which beloved critter to use, but finally settled on on the cutie which I had such a hard time getting my hands on...he kept selling out!

Here's my card using Simon Says Stamp die, Story Book Deer  -


I just fell in love!  I missed out on to notices that he as back in stock and luckily 3rd time was a charm.  Here he is a little closer.  I used the inlaid die technique for all but his antlers.


I can't wait to see what y'all do with this challenge.  I'm thinking afterwards I will have a bunch of new images on my wish list.  The Girlfriends are bound to have lots of inspiration for us, so head over to the Little Red Wagon and follow their links.  I hope you'll consider joining us this week!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  SSS Story Book Deer Die
Paper:  BoBunny Altitude (love this stack!)
Ink:  no ink this time
Accessories:  Gina Marie Designs Merry Christmas Die
Coloring medium: Decorating Chalks, Copic markers

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Penguin

Happy Sunday friends!  I over on the Sasayaki Glitter Blog today with a little more Christmas inspiration using the sweet Christmas Penguin image which can be found here.  Here he is all colored up and on a tag ready to make someone's Christmas a little brighter -


Here's a little closer look.


I colored him up with Copic markers and popped him on to a cute die cut tag.  A little wreath, some Nuvo Drops and a die cut sentiment was all that this tag needed and it's one more tag done.  

Thanks so much for dropping by, pray your week is going well!

Aloha,
Brenda

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Angel Leah

Good morning everyone!  I'm up for the post over on the Whimsie Doodles Blog.  I have a Christmas to share using an image that is definitely one of my favorites, Angel Leah.  She can be found under Winter Digital Stamps in the Whimsie Doodles store.

Here she is all colored up -


And here's a closer look at all the sparkle.


Going through my stash of paper I found this scrap that seemed to me to work perfectly with Leah.  I fussy cut her after doing a little Copic coloring and adding some tickles to her dress and wings.  This really went together fast thanks to the design paper scrap.

I want to remind you, you still have a couple more days to enter the November challenge at Whimsie Doodles, here's the link for your convenience.  Thanks for dropping by today!

Aloha,
 Brenda

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

LRW 422



Wow, it makes me a bit nervous to say this, but 19 more days till Christmas!  It really is my favorite time of year.  The challenge today has helped me prep for this wonderful celebration. This week's challenge is to create a tag or gift card holder.  

Here are my tags using several images from different stamp companies -



I had a bunch of fun making these and can't wait to see what you come up with.  I know the Girlfriends are going to wow you with their creations so head over to the Little Red Wagon and follow their links.  I hope you'll consider joining us this week!

Aloha,
Brenda