Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Rudolph Day

Hello crafty friends, the 25th of the month has come and gone already! What is so special about the 25th of the month you asked?? Well that is when Maureen over at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo has the Rudolph challenge start every month! My goal is to play along each month to have a good stash of Christmas cards made by Christmas. So why not join in?!! It goes from the 25th to the last day of the month, closing at midnight PST. Now I gotta get my card linked up for the challenge!

So here is my little card that I made to enter into the challenge. Isn't this little snowman cute?!! I was inspired by Sheila over at LaLaCrafts to use my Spectrum Noir markers and color as she has been using her's to do the 30 day coloring challenge that is going on in blogland. Thanks Sheila!!! I haven't used them in a long while because some of mine have dried out and I haven't gotten the refills for them all yet. So I picked some colors that weren't dry and did me some coloring and boy did I enjoy it! I'm not real good with coloring but know enough to get me by with some simple coloring and shading. 

As always I thank you for taking time out of your day to visit little ole me! Your comments always bring much needed sunshine to my day and I appreciate them so much! I will be around to see you too soon!!! Any questions about  my supplies, feel free to email me and I will answer them. My email is in the all about me section. 

 And as Auntie (Darnell) says, here's my twofer! lol A very simple CAS card. I used my Zigs to color this little peeping snowman in with. I love my Zigs but I think I really love coloring with my Spectrum Noir's the most. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Snowmen: Maymay Made It stamps
Stitched squares, rectangles and postage dies: My Creative Time
Sentiments: First card-My Creative Time and second card: SU set


Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
now your lovely cards just fell into my DT comments how about that.
I love your wonderful twofer! designs they are really super and wonderful.
Your colouring of the snowmen is prefect, and those snow men are so sweet and cute.
I tell you I have real soft spot for snowmen images they make me feel so Happy and Christmassy if that a word or did I make it up. lol.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love and hugs. Jenny L. DT

Carol L said...

What a cute pair of snowmen cards! I love the postage edges on the first with that pretty blue scarf and matching hat band. The 2nd is equally cute and like the fonts on the sentiment! Cute cards Brenda :)

Lisa said...

Both are so absolutely adorable!! I love the snowmen!! So cheery and festive, my friend!! Love them!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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jimlynn said...

They're both precious!!! So fun and I love that cute little snowman. Great coloring and designs too.

Veerle said...

Sweet cards Brenda love the snow man on the first one so happy and funny.
Hugs Veerle xxx

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards with such a lovely happy snowman, both great designs.

Kath x

Happy Dance said...

Darling snow dude cards, Brenda!! Your coloring is wonderful on your first card, and I love how the designer paper with that postage stamp die goes with your little fella. Really a sweet card. I do like the second one as well. It has such a nice CAS look, and the font on your sentiment is just the right size and choice for this card. Well done you!! Hope all is well. Looking like Springtime here... Bev

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Adorable little characters Brenda and coloured to perfection! Love these cheery little guys! Great job! Have a great day! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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kiwimeskreations said...

What cute cards Brenda - they are CAS and wonderful

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Hi Brenda,
Both of your cards are adorable. Love the CAS look ... it is always the "go to" when you are short on time. Love your coloring, I think you did a great job. I like the spectrum noir markers too... but I do believe Copics are my favorite. :)
Hope you have a great day!

Anita in France said...

Your first postage stamp framed little snowman is so cute, Brenda ... such brilliant colouring ... the 'shine' on his hat is fantastic! I'm especially taken with his shy friend just peeking up out of his graphic frame ... he's so fun and deliciously CAS ... and has such a playful look! Hugs, Anita :)

Bonnie said...

Both of these snowmen are adorable, Brenda! And both are beautifully colored! Good for you getting 2 done this month!

Marilyn said...

Love bothe of your cards!! They are so adorable!!

brenda said...

Hello Brenda,

I popped over from Di's blog and also to thank you for your very kind words over at my blog. I'm not able to do too much blog visiting anymore, but wanted to come and say hello and having read your blog say what an inspiring lady you are.

God bless,

B x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

An adorable peeping snowman, coloured beautifully. Love the paper in a stamp shape, all in all a fabulous card, THEN you went and made anoterh Fabulous card, love the simple design on it.
Good for you starting on Christmas cards so early, I keep saying I must, but haven't yet!

Darnell said...

Two high fives for your Twofer, Brenda! They are both so adorable! You can't beat a snowman for bringing a smile to everyone's face!! Thank you for the shoutout! Happy coloring with your SNs!! Love and hugs, Auntie

scrappymo! said...

Your cards are so lovely. These snowmen images are really cute and both cards look great. I can not pick a fave and I like them both!

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge

Marlena M. said...

Darling Christmas cards Brenda! You are ahead of the game getting some snowmen time in while you can! Lovely coloring too~

Tina Campbell said...

OMgosh this is just tooooo cute Brenda :) My intentions are the same atleast creating 1 Christmas card a month :) Missed this month so will make 2 next month :)Stay dry looks like a wet weekend ahead :)
Hugs my friend, Tina

Sue said...

Hi Brenda! sorry I've been missing but life seems to get in the way a lot lately! love your twofer cards they are gorgeous you take care lots of huggles Sue xxxxxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Two very cute cards Brenda and so good to get them on the way fir end of year well done.
Also just reminder saw on Dis post that Darnell has her NBUS challenge till 11th, I knew but had forgotten so thought you might like a reminder too.
I struggle still to think of snowmen being Christmassy here in Oz, 😉
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

MaryH said...

Don't think I can pick a fav from these 2 cuties, but that little guy waving from the corner, might just have an edge. Your coloring looks great to me, on both Snowies. I also like the die mat behind this little waver, and the colors look quite frosty. Love the CAS look on #2, and the red framing makes this one just zing! Good for you with the Noirs, and I like the work on BOTH these cards! TFS & Hugs too. MM

Inkyfingers said...

What a pair of cuties for the Christmas pile Brenda! I love how you have the snowman leaning into the card in the first one and just peeping in on the second one. Great colouring too, and I love the addition of the little heart - so sweet. I hope life has settled down a bit and the snow has gone away now ready for a beautiful spring.
Carol x

Misty Elam said...

Both adorable!!!! What a great idea to have a stash by the end of the year!!! That's what I need to do! I didn't even send any out last year!

Sharon said...

Both of your snowman cards are so adorable!!! And your coloring is wonderful!!!!