Friday, December 19, 2014

Ugly Sweater Time

Hello, today I am sharing my first time playing along with Unity's Friends With Flair Friday. 


















I used Break Out The Ugly Sweaters set.  I love this set, so much fun to use.
Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

Copics: B23, R05, Y13, YG07

Monday, December 15, 2014

Feeling Frosty

Hello, today I have a card I made for Art Impressions current challenge Feeling Frosty.  Now those of you who have been following my blog probably know I love anything having to do with snowmen so this was a must do challenge for me.  Here is my card.
I used Christmas To All Set # 4517 from Art Impressions.  This cutie is a new Christmas stamps set this year.  I keep my card simple and only added a few velum  snowflakes with a matching pearl in the center. 

Thank you for stopping by,
Brenda
Copics: B0000, BG11, BG13, E23, N0, Y23, YR24

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Unity {be inspired} Challenge Blog Hop

Hello, Today I am guest hopping with the Unity {be inspired} Challenge design team because my card won last months challenge! In addition hopping with the DT I also won a big old bag of Unity stamps a double win for me!!

Here is the inspiration image for this months challenge: Inline image Such a beautiful inspiration photo and wonderful sketches.
For my first card I used the card sketch.
 I used #IB-PH-275 You Are My Main Squeeze illustrated by Phyllis Harris.

For my second card I used the gorgeous inspiration photo.
 I used IB-819 Happy Dust by Angie Blom for this card.  With this sentiment I knew I wanted to all a lot of sparkle.  I started with some pretty paper with plenty of glittery sparkles and I couldn't leave it at that so I added more sparkle with a glitter pen to the "Happy Dust".  If you have ever tried to capture glitter with a camera you know how hard it is to catch.  Here is the best I could get.

And don't forget to visit all the blogs and leave comments along the way to win the hop prize!!!

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Let It Snow {I'm Ready}

Hello, I am back with another card for Unity's Be Inspired Challenge.  This time I used the sketch.
Here is my card.
I used this adorable reindeer and sentiment from Let It Snow {I'm Ready}.  This is a super quick card to put together.  After coloring that is.  Such a fun sketch and I am sure I will be using it again in the future.

Thank you for stopping by.

Brenda
Copics:C3, E11, E13, E15, E31, R08, W1

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Merry Little Christmas

Hello,  Today I have a card to share that I made for the current Unity Be Inspired Challenge.
I choose to use the inspiration photo to make my card.
The sentiment is form Unity's November 2014 Sentiment kit, ...Magic of Christmas.  

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Merry Christmas Tag

Hello,

I hope you had a lovely weekend.  I was able to find a little time to whip a tag for a few challenges.
I used Poinsettia from Power Poppy to create this tag.  This was my first try at coloring a white poinsettia.  It is an over sized tag and I haven't added the string to attach it yet as I don't have any ribbon/string that will work so I will have to add that later.  I will be entering this into Mod Squad Challenge to make a Christmas tag and Power Poppy's Peep of the Week Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda
Copics: G40, G43, G46, Y21, Y26, YG11

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Joys of Christmas

Hello, I hope you are having a lovely weekend.  Today I have a card that I made for Art Impressions latest challenge Zoo or Animals, Really Reasonable Ribbon's challenge Winter Holiday with Ribbon Theme and for MoJo Mondays sketch 370.



I flipped the sketch.  The image is one of the newest Christmas images for Art Impressions called Warm Your Heart.  I colored this adorable penguin with copics. 

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

Copics:B21, B41, BG000, C3, C5, G43, N1, N5, R24, Y21, Y38

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Deep Breath Birthday!

Hello I am back with another card I made.  This one is for Art Impressions challenge Humor or Puns.
This fun guy is from Art Impressions Zoo Crew line called Deep Breath Birthday.  It was so much fun coloring him up and picking papers for the card.

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

Copics: BG000, BG11, BG13, BG53, E23, G43, R22, R35, Y15, Y32, Y35, Y38

Gifts Galore

Hello, Today I have a card I made for Unity Stamp Company's Be Inspired Challenge.  For this challenge you are to use the photo and or sketch to create card or scrapbook page.  I decided to use both the photo and the sketch on my card.
And here is my card.
Isn't this little snowman the cutest?  It is an Itty Bitty called Gifts Galore.  I used a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush to add sparkle to the snowman and ribbons on the gifts.  Here is a close up shot.  Please ignore the lousy photo.  It is hard to get a close up by yourself of glitter and sparkly items.

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

Copics: BG000, BG11, BG23, BG32, C5, E23, N1, R81, RV34, YR04

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Merry and Bright

Hello,

I hope you had a nice weekend.  I was able to play in my craft room with a new stamp set I won from Power Poppy.  If you haven't purchased any of these stamps yet I highly recommend you do.  The images are so beautifully drawn by Marcella Hawley and the quality is outstanding.  On to my card.
I have wanted to make a fireplace card ever since I bought Tim Holtz's Bricked embossing folder.  Today I finally did.
I love this stocking and the pretty poinsettia on it.  It is from Power Poppy's set Poinsettia.  I started by embossing white card stock and cutting out the opening for the fire. I don't have any fire stamps so I google how to draw a fire and used that for my inspiration.  After drawing the fire on scrap paper I used it as a pattern to cut out the flames out of vellum.  The logs are cut out of wood grain paper with the old word window punch from Stampin Up.  The garland is made from Martha Stewart's branch punch.

I am entering this card into Power Poppy's Peep of the Week Challenge.  Wish me luck!

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda
Copics: E21. E23, G40, G43, R20, R21, R22, R24, T1, Y32

Monday, October 20, 2014

Witchy Side Step

Hello, I am back with another card I made for Art Impressions Fancy Folds Challenge.  This time I maded a side step card.
I used Witch Wanda set for this card.  Isn't she great!  I made the broom with a trig from my backyard and some raffia and twine.  I have seen it on a card somewhere and knew I had to make one for Wanda.  Here is a side view.

Thank you for stopping by.

Brenda

Copics: BV11, C1, C3, C5, E30, E35, E50, E51, R05, T1, T3, T5, T7, Y21, Y35, YR02, YR04, YR07

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Weekend Warrior

Hello,

Today I have a card I made for my DH for his birthday.   The front of the card is fairly simple.
On the inside I made it a pop up card.
It is a little hard to see in this photo, but that is a black workbench just like my hubby's complete with doors and a stainless steel top. I created the peg board by punch holes is a piece of kraft card stock and hung the tools with brads.  Here is a side shot.

I used Weekend Warrior from Art Impressions.  I am entering this into their current challenge #146 Fancy Folds.  My Hubby loved the card.

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

copics: B21, B23, C3, E21, E23, E25, E31, E33, E37, E50, E51, E55, E57, G40, G43, R05, W5, Y35