Wednesday, October 13, 2021

CRAFT Challenge #614


It's time for a new CRAFT Challenge! We would love for you to join us in creating a Halloween/Autumn/Thanksgiving project.

     

Our Sponsor this week is -


My card features an image from the Oddball Art store called 4 Whimsical Witches Hats Image No. 479.  I loved coloring this up and creating a slimline card.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.  



We would love to have you join us this week.  Head on over to the CRAFT Challenge blog to learn more about the challenge and to see what the design team has made for your inspiration.

Aloha,
Brenda

Little Red Wagon #623


It's Wednesday again which means it's time for a new Little Red Wagon challenge.  This week Imke is our hostess and she is challenging us to make a wreath for any season or holiday.


I made a wreath using bits and pieces from stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas.  The snowman is a NBUS stamp by Darcie's Heart and Home stamps.  You have to trust me the watercolor is not so washed out in person and that spot that looks dirty actually looks like shading.  Not sure what the problem was, but I had a hard time with lighting.

We would love to have you join our challenge this week.  Remember, we love all kinds of creations.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon and link up. While you're there, be sure to check out the wonderful projects the other Girlfriends have created.

Aloha,
Brenda

Thursday, October 7, 2021

A Very Late Little Red Wagon Post


Well, it's not Wednesday, I'm not sure I can correctly tell you what day it really is, but I finally made this card for the Little Red Wagon hosted by the wonderful and very understanding Kate.  She is continuing her clever hits from the 80's themes and want to see something relating to "Girls Just Want to Have Fun".  Since I'm late I can quote Kate on what she is looking for "Basically, I'm looking for girl-themed projects of all kinds. I'm fine if you reject the gender binary too!"
 
So, it's been a week...I didn't get a new project made in a timely manor. I use to have a "new" folder on my computer and just knew I had an appropriate card ready for use.  First I couldn't find the folder (I've been in a cleaning/decluttering frenzy even on Mac) when I found it, there was absolutely nothing I could stretch to fit the theme.  So, I colored up this already printed Sandra Caldwell digi who obviously has fun looking at the full moon over the ocean.  The sentiment is a little easier to read in real life and says "Always be yourself, unless you can be a mermaid".  Love that sentiment!
 

So, you still have plenty of time to join our challenge.  If you need some inspiration, head on over to the Little Red Wagon blog, the Girlfriends have made some wonders this week!

Aloha,

Brenda


Little Villages


I just love all the wonderful slimline cards that such a smash right now. It gives you so much room to create fun scenes like the one on this card. This is a card featuring the following stamps, stencils and dies from the September release over at Frantic Stamper: Village Sky Scrapers (FRA-DIE-10989), Village Apartments (FRA-DIE-10988), Small Deciduous Trees (FRA-DIE-10985), Medium Deciduous Trees (FRA-DIE-10986), Cloud Slimline stencil (FRA-STN045) and Florals and Greetings stamps (FRA-CL-172).  

There are many other "Village" dies from Frantic Stamper that work perfectly with the new release. Those used here include Village Book Shoppe (FRA-DIE-09545), Village Grocery Shoppe (FRA-DIE-09544) and Mix N Match Lilac (FRA-DIE-09426). Try creating a village of your own!


This is another card created with some of the village dies and the Cloud Slimline stencil (FRA-STN045). Dies used include Slimline grass & Hills Border (FRA-DIE-10979), Small Deciduous Trees (FRA-DIE-10985), Village Apartments (FRA-DIE-10988), Hi Hello Words (FRA-DIE-10982), Floral Lace Heart (FRA-DIE-10549) , and Mix N Match Lilac (FRA-DIE-09426). This is another fun little scene that will be perfect for a new home card, or just a happy hello.


Here's another example of setting a scene with the new stamps, dies and stencils mixed in with some from previous releases. Products used to create this card include Village Sky Scrapers (FRA-DIE-10989), Medium Deciduous Trees (FRA-DIE-10986), Village Book Shoppe (FRA-DIE-09545), Village Grocery Shoppe (FRA-DIE-09544), Typewriter Key Alphabet (FRA-DIE-10803) and Scene Builder stencils (FRA-STN-011). Distress oxide inks were used for coloring all the buildings in these cards and are also available at Frantic Stamper.

Hello Pumpkin Spice


Believe it or not, I had my first ever pumpkin spice latte this year and I loved it! I was so happy to see this fun digital stamp, Fall Pumpkins from The Cat’s Pajamas September release. It definitely triggers the wonderful taste and smell in a good way but, if pumpkin spice is not your thing, there are two other wonderful options included.



There are so many things you could do with the set; greeting cards, place cards, banners, placemats…just let your imagination go. I decided to make a little autumn decor with it. I salvaged a piece of corrugated cardboard and took out my little stash of vinyl. I used Silhouette Studio to size and cut the vinyls as shown here. I just love that darling little latte.


After the vinyl was cut, I layered it on to a piece of kraft cardstock as shown above. The edges were torn to fit the 5 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ cardboard and it was distressed with ink and glued in place. Grommets were placed to hold jute to hang it and a big orange bow was added. I used a little distressed metal hanger I decorate for the different seasons, but you could find a nice branch that would accomplish the same sort of look.


In the end, I felt it needed something, so I added a few coffee colored sequins and a few splatters. Thanks for taking a peek!

Aloha,
Brenda 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

CRAFT Challenge #613


We have a new challenge for you over at CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in an any thing goes challenge.



Our Sponsor this week is -

My card this week uses an image from Colorado Craft Company called Majestic Moth.  I had  bunch of fun creating a watercolor background and coloring up the very large moth.  It was such fun to create, I think I'm going to be using it as a happy retirement card...that is if she actually retires. 😉



Now, it's over to you.  We would love to have you join us this week over at the CRAFT Challenge blog.  Why not head over there now to check out the beautiful makes from the DT and more details on the challenge.

Aloha,
Brenda

As You Like It Challenge #218 - Non-Card




It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to share your favorite non-card creation.  Create anything but a card to enter, but be sure to tell us why it's your favorite for a chance to win.




This week our sponsor is:


I dabble in all sorts of crafts, but recently making junk journals has been a real passion.  I love the feeling of recycling something to create a treasure.  The cover on this journal was made from a paper towel roll and the lace is leftover from a bridesmaid dress from many years ago.  I think it also gives me a chance to use some of the wonderful items I have collected over the years. 

 I really loved making this journal.  It shares so many of my favorite things; lace, wrinkled ribbon, recycled materials, a new technique, this sentiment and wonderful dies from the Frantic Stamper Positive Vibes release.  
The stamps and dies used to create this journal are Magnolia Branch (FRA-DIE-10961), Lacy Ornate Frame (FRA-DIE-10973), Viceroy Butterfly (FRA-DIE-10971) and Butterfly clear stamp set (CL-170).  This journal was inspired by a video from The Artsy Bohemian.

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!  

Aloha,
Brenda

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