Wednesday, September 20, 2017

What's Your Favorite Paper Pad?


It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to share with us which is your favorite Paper Pad.  Use the paper on your creation and tell us why it's your favorite.


This week our sponsor is:

My favorite paper pads are usually Doodlebug Designs.  The have such cute seasonal papers available and they always use such bright cheery colors.  Here my card using my favorite Halloween pad, October 31 -



We would love for you to join us this week at the AYLI blog.  And I happen to know the DT has some GORGEOUS makes for you to see.  Thanks for stopping by, I hope your week is going well!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  MFT Witch Way is the Candy?
Paper:  Doodlebug Designs October 31
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Tim Holtz embossing folder, Lawn Fawn Lawn Trimmings Twine
Coloring medium: Copic markers

CRAFT Challenge 434


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us in making your choice of an Autumn, Halloween or Thanksgiving card. 

Our Sponsor this week is -


I chose to go with Halloween because I have this darling set I got on sale.  It was begging to be inked up.  Here's my card using Taylored Expressions Tag-a-long Halloween -


This was background was made with distress inks and Frantage Embossing powder.  Looks kinda like a starry night, where all sorts of interesting things could happen.

I wonder which card you will choose to create.  For plenty of inspiration and a chance to enter and win, head over to the CRAFT Challenge blog.  All the details are available there.

I also want to remind you we have a DT call going on.  This is a fun, no pressure team to work with.  Jo, our fearless leader, is very organized, which allows you to work ahead if you are of the mind.  There is some flexibility in the images you use for the challenges, the main thing is that you have fun!

Aloha,
Brenda
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Busy September!

Wow, lots going on out in Blogland this month!  The 30 Day Color Challenge has been going on with Kathy Racoosin, last week the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop started and I've decided to try jumping in the Gerda Steiner progressive challenge again.

I am happy to say I have been keeping up with my daily coloring since the challenge began.  Some nights it's only for a few minutes and much of the coloring hasn't been made it to cards yet, but it'll get there.  I did this little Gerda Stiner guy the other day and took the liberty of drawing a handle on his bowl so I could join in on the fun at FCLBH - 


The papers used are from Doodlebug Designs Fall Friends.  I used the sentiment from The Cat's Pajamas set, Big Cups and the wreath is a TCP CutUps, Grapevine Wreath.

With September whizzing by I need to get this post up before I miss out on all the fun!

Aloha,
Brenda

Leaf it to Me



   Happy Wednesday!  It's Kate's turn this week and she is saying "leaf it to me".  In LRW speak, that means she wants us to use leaves on your creations this week.  

Oh, which way do you go for this one.  Some places, the beautiful Fall leaves are beginning to show themselves which sounds like fun...but I happened to have this funky little Vera Lane Studios Hula Girl already colored up (30 day coloring challenge is going on and I think I have colored every day in one medium or another!) and it fits, right?  She's wearing a ti leaf skirt, there are palm leaves embossed and the fresh pineapple still has it's leaf crown.  Here she is, hope you like her -


So, I guess I will leaf it up to you (had to say that and the other GF probably will too😉.  You need go stop by the Little Red Wagon and follow their links to see if I am right.  I hope you'll consider joining us this week!

Aloha,
Brenda

Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall or Winter Holiday for TCP Tuesday


Just a reminder you can still join us in The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday Fall or Winter Holiday.  For all the juicy details click here.  You don't have to use a TCP image, but we would love to see what you can do with them!

I'm really getting into Christmas mode.  Here's my card using Ornaments and Season's Greeting CutUps and the small "splatters" are from Watercolor Basics (can you tell I LOVE this set?).  I'm sorry, these pics were really hard to get because of all the beautiful metallic shine -



Come join us for a chance to win a $50 cat cash voucher! For more inspiration, take a look at what JulieNancyMichele and Alma have made.  Can't wait to see your creations!

Aloha,
Brenda

Sasayaki Glitter Inspiration

Hi friends!  It's Brenda with another card for you using a very sweet Sasayaki Glitter image, Birthday Roo.


This image is just so perfect for a little one's birthday!  Just loved coloring it up it up.  You can find this cutie in the Etsy store here along with all the other wonderful SG images.

I appreciate you popping by!

Aloha,
Brenda

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Frantic Stamper Modern Cardinal Plus

I have a couple more cards to share using the newest Frantic Stamper stamps and dies.  My first card is another triangle-fold card (my rough tutorial) using Modern Cardinals and the Starry Night background stamp - 


I used Starry Night with Brutus Monroe's Gilded embossing powder on top of design paper.  The tag was created with Stitched Rounded Squares.  The smaller cardinal was used from the set was used and believe it or not, the "branch" was created using the Large Staghorn Coral die from an earlier release.  

My next card features Large Peeking Reindeer and of course he needed the red nose, right?  Here what turned out -


I did a modification of the inlaid die technique by cutting squares and laying Rudy right in the middle.  I backed my white cardstock with a patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs which also served to leave a clean background for the inside of the card.  I stamped the sentiment from Triangle Trees stamp set and another easy card. I like making flat cards to post, just so much easier and cost 
efficient.

 

You know the drill for more inspiration.  Here are the links to the Facebook page and the Frantic Stamper blog if you care to see more. 

I'm so grateful for your visits, thanks!

Aloha,
Brenda