Thursday, May 25, 2017

TCP May Sneaky Peek Day 3!



Happy Friday!  Sneak peeks from The Cat's Pajamas May release continue and what a great lineup of goodies we have to share with you this month.  We have 2 stamp sets, 2 CutUps and a new Z Card Cutable that will be available in the TCP store on May 30th.

Here's my first card using the sentiment from Doodled Shells and the beautiful Shell CutUps -


It just seemed so right to use watercolors, so that's what I did for this card and the next.  This second card combines the sentiment from Bunnies at Sea and Doodled Shells along with Watercolor Basics.


I used some Yasutomo metallic watercolors along with heat embossing on these beautiful shells.  The metallic paint gives it a nice shiny shell like iridescence in real life.  I think the Watercolor Basics splatters help give the illusion of sand.

The next card was so fun to make!  The Bunny, as usual, is continuing his very interesting life, this time as a scuba Bunny From Bunnies at Sea.  I found as I was cutting the waves with the Beach CutUps, the left over pieces looked like sea grass, so I added some to this fun scene -



My last card features Bunny, doing his Pirates of the Caribbean imitation.  I paired Bunnies at Sea with County Fair and Beach CutUps and a sentiment from Ship Happens, which resulted in this-




Here are the sets in toto -
Bunnies at Sea

Doodled Shells

Beach CutUps

Shell CutUps

Keep in mind your comments can pay off each day of the peeks.  



For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store, leave a comment on the featured designer's blog. Winners will be announced on The Cat's Pajamas blog and Facebook page each day. Tomorrow you can look forward to the fab creations of the uber talented Julie Elak.



I'm so glad you stopped by, I had such a great time creating with these wonderful products.  I hope you'll join our May Blog Hop celebrating the newest release.

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Unicorns and Rainbows



So Heather is in charge of choosing the challenge for us this week.  She is asking us to use a unicorn or a rainbow or both on our projects.  I happen to love unicorns and have several in my crafty collection.  I have chosen to use a freebie from Useless Trinkets.  I switched things up a bit and put a coffee mug in his hand -



I tried a new background technique using distress oxide inks and clear embossing powder.  It just kinda looked unicorny to me.  You can see the video here.  

I hope you'll share you unicorn creations with use over at Little Red Wagon.  I know the Girlfriends will have some beauties to share if it's inspiration you need.  Don't forget, Heather will pick her favorites next week.

Aloha,
Brenda
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Friday, May 19, 2017

SS #464



Happy weekend!  Happy Sketch Saturday.  Here's our sketch for this week which has been created by the multitalented Kel!  


Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments Designs -






 Here is my take on this weeks sketch using Crafty Sentiments Designs Vicky -


Once again, I kept this pretty true to the sketch.  I do wish I had used a stitched die to add some detail to the edges.  For all the info on the challenge you can check out here.  Join in on all the fun and  a chance to win 3 images from Crafty Sentiments.

Thanks for your visit!

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Bunny Fur


It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to share your favorite color combination for skin or fur.  Use this combination  on your creation and tell us why it's your favorite.


This week our sponsor is:


Here is my card, using Lili of the Valley Bunny Trio Posey digi stamp - 

My favorite colors to use for fur are usually any of the greys, but it kinda depends on what kind of fur I am coloring.  I especially love the Copic cool and warm greys because they just seem to blend so beautifully.  The combo I used here is C3, C5 and C7.  I used blending solution to mimic the furry look.   For details on this card see below.

I can wait to see your creations and I am really anxious to see if I can learn of any new skin combination.  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 your week is going well!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  LOTV Bunny Trio Posey digi
Paper:  Nitwits Collection (I think)
Ink:  VersaFine onyx black
Accessories:  Stitched dies from Kuuka and MFT, Go Kreate XXL die
Coloring medium: Copic markers

CRAFT 416


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us in adding to your Christmas Card stash.

Our Sponsor this week is -

Pink Gem Designs

Here's my card using Pink Gem Design's Christmas Owls -


The sentiment was embossed with an iridescent embossing powder that looks so wonderfully shiny IRL.  I used the pre-colored image which helped this card come together very quickly.

Be sure to check out the CRAFT Challenge blog if you haven't already.  The DT has some wonderfully inspiring creation and you can find all the details on the prize up for grabs.

Thanks so much for popping in.  The weekend is almost here!

Aloha,
Brenda

You Are My Sunshine!



Yes, believe it or not, it's Wednesday again.  We have another great challenge for you over at the Little Red Wagon blog.  Sandy is our hostess and she has chosen You Are My Sunshine! to see what kind of projects you create using a Sun.

I chose this darling A Day For Daisies image, Curious Daughter.  Here's my card -



I just love her!  I used Distress Oxide inks to create the background and the sun.  I really messed up the waves below the rock, but I won't bore you with that.  Let's just say it looks better with the white pen than it did with the black glaze pen (RATS!). 

I certainly hope you have the time to join use this week at Little Red Wagon.  It it's inspiration you need, pop in to visit the Girlfriends to see what they've created.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I pray your week is going well!

Aloha,
Brenda

Monday, May 15, 2017

Whimsie Doodles May Challenge


It's time for another challenge over at Whimsie Doodles.  As always the challenge is anything goes, but the twist this month is May flowers.  Here's my card using Lady Bug Day -


For details on the card, please see below.  For details on the challenge, check out the Whimsie Doodles blog.  When you enter with a WD image, you could win 5 standard images of your choice.    

Thanks for checking us out!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  Whimsie Doodles Ladybug Day
Sentiment:  Jane's Doodles
Paper:  AMB Illustrations Lovely Lady Bug
Ink:  VersaFine onyx black
Accessories:  heart button from stash, Simon Says Stamp wavy scallop stitches, SU! punch
Coloring medium:  Copic Markers