Friday, December 15, 2017

Sketch Saturday #494


We are back with our final sketch for the year over at Sketch Saturday.  What a great year it has been with wonderful folks playing along with use every week.  I hope you have had fun and continue to join us in the new year ahead.  This week we have a great sketch from Kel.  


Our wonderful sponsor this week is 


I used Doodled Flowers, generously provided by our sponsor, for this sketch.  I have to admit I was challenged by this sketch but ended up happy with my card -



Here's a little closer look -


I hope you will have time to join us this week.  Here's the link to the blog again.  If it's inspiration you need, all my teamies have plenty of that to offer, check them out. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Will look forward to seeing you again in the new year on January 6.

Aloha,
Brenda

Whimsie Doodles December Challenge


It's time for the December Challenge over at Whimsie Doodles.  Our theme this month is Anything Goes with an optional twist of  'All Wrapped Up'.  She the details for the challenge here.  Just a reminder, if you play along with the twist your prize is even better!

As I was trying to make my image choice.  I fell in love with Stocking Goodies.  She can be found under the Winter/Christmas category.  Here she is -


Doesn't she look all warm and toasty in her fuzzy onesie?  What not join us over at Whimsie Doodles this month. Looking forward to seeing you creations! Here's the link to the challenge.


Aloha,
Brenda

Thursday, December 14, 2017

One more...

...for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.



This card was made with stuff on my table.  This fun image is one of my favorites from The Cat's Pajamas (one of the wonderful sponsors!), This Could Be Vodka.  I also used the matching Cups Duo Die -


I want to thank everyone who has worked to put together such an amazing blog hop.  I have loved seeing all the beautiful creations.  I'm hoping the tradition will be continued in Spring, 2018!

Aloha,
Brenda

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