Friday, February 22, 2019

Stars and Snippets

Hello my crafty friends, Happy Friday evening to you all. I hope you all are well and are ready for the weekend. These weeks seem to fly by, the months seem to fly by even more! But that is ok for now as I'm looking forward to spring like many of you are. The bird are really singing so maybe soon!

I wanted to slid in to the Twofer Challenge which I believe ends on Sunday evening. So not sliding in by the skin of my teeth, but still sliding in a little later than normal. I really had to think on this one and nothing really ever came to me, so off to Pinterest I went. So my cards are down right copied!  You can find the original cards here and here. Of course the originals are much better than mine, but still happy with how mine turned out. I used some NBUS as well as  snippets, so will join in over at the Playground.  As always I will have my supplies listed down below in the recipe section. 

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit me for a spell. I know the weather has been rough, but hopefully spring will be here soon. I also thank you for your sweet and lovely comments, you always brighten my day bringing much sunshine to my life. I will be by to visit you as well. Even though I do get behind on my visiting! Yikes! Just bare with me and I will be by. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:
Card 1
My Creative Time-Bunch of Stitched Stars dies NBUS
                               Wow, So Many Candles-sentiment
Simon Says Stamp-Seeing Stars-for the itty bitty stars- NBUS
Hero Arts Ink Cubes-Crimson, Orange Soda, Tide Pool, Pastel Mint,
Delicata Gold Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Snippets from the snippet pile

Card 2
My Creative Time-Bunch of Stitched Stars dies
Paper Trey Ink-Birch Background stamp NBUS
Delicata Gold Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Stampin' Up-Peaceful Wreath NBUS
Snippets from the snippet pile


Sue - said...

Two fabulous cards! I think I’ve missed playing again in the twofer challenge. Really need to get my act together and get organised.

Marilyn said...

Pretty cards!
Have a great day!

Lisa said...

They're both so stunning, Brenda!! I love how you've used the stars!! The first one is so colorful and fun!! I love the creative layering on the second one!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Carol L said...

Lately I seem to be sliding into nearly every challenge I enter, so let's join hands and slide in late together some time! LOL This is such a great Twofer using those wonderful star dies! I love how creative your Christmas card turned out with the star snowflake! You did a fine job with your stars and I love them both! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Tina Campbell said...

Lovely cards Brenda really like the stars for a Birthday card too perfect for a male birthday :) Stay warm, hopefully spring is around the corner :)
Hugs my friend, Tina

Inkyfingers said...

What a great twofer Brenda! I love the bright and cheery wish big card that is suitable for just about everybody, and kraft has to be my favourite for Christmas cards so you've ticked all my boxes.
Have a great weekend.
Carol X

I Card Everyone said...

TWo 'gold star' cards, Brenda! You've made the assignment shine, for sure, and the second card reminds me of a glass Christmas tree topper!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Brenda what a wonderful twofer you have created, love the colourful stars, beautifully designed and then the "peaceful" stars, gorgeous layout. Both SUPER work.

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
these are so gorgeous and the colours are so very beautiful.
Love those stitched stars and all the different colours and designs.
You sure have mad 2 wonderful Twofers and excellent use of Snippets also..
I think we are looking forward to Spring it is a lovely season and so much colour after the drab and cold winter.
thank you for all your lovely comments on my work.
Lots of crafty love and hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

Happy Dance said...

Yay!!! I'm so happy to see you in the Twofer Gallery, Brenda!!! And your cards fit the bill perfectly, CASEd or not! I love all your stars in all those bright colors on your birthday card, and how you've tucked the sentiment between the stars. And your Christmas card is so clever! Using that birch background stamp added so much interest to this beauty, and I'm just loving these stacked stars. Truly a peaceful Christmas card. Thank you so much for joining us at the Twofer Challenge, dear friend. xoxo Bev

Darnell said...

You did a great job CASEing these awesome Twofer cards, Brenda! I like the designs very much! The rainbow of stars in different sizes is very fun and festive on your birthday card and the telescoping star looks amazing on kraft for your Christmas card! The glitter star in the middle is perfect! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #13! Hugs, Darnell

kiwimeskreations said...

What striking cards Brenda - Love the multi coloured and layered 'wish big' card - that is marvellous. The stacked stars on the Christmas card is really eye catching, and elegant

Di said...

Wow Brenda - I totally love both of these cards! The multi-coloured on would be so perfect for the little boys around us - am always looking for ideas for their Birthday cards! And the Christmas card is perfect too!


Di xx

Mac Mable said...

Both cards are wonderful and love your take on the originals and made them your own. The first one is so colourful and the design is striking. Love the colour combination on the second and such an elegant Christmas card x. Well done you making the deadline....I have failed I have been thinking too much about it and not doing it!!! Yes time does fly by quickly but here's to Spring x.

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous, celebratory scattering of colourful stars on your wish card, Brenda ... it's so vibrant and has a great sense of energy about it! Your stacked, dimensional star with the touch of shimmery gold makes for such a stylish Christmas card ... and has such wonderful impact! So happy to have you playing along with us at Twofer ... thank you! Hugs, Anita :)

Bonnie said...

Love these festive stars that wish a happy birthday, Brenda! They're so festive! The stacked and stamped stars make a gorgeous Christmas card! Love the birch bark stamping that adds wonderful interest!

Loll said...

Wonderful star cards Brenda!! Love your wish big card with the rainbow colours of stars. So colourful and fun. This versatile design would work for anyone on your card list! Great design!

Your Christmas card is so beautiful and elegant with white and gold stars. Teh birch stamping on the stars is so pretty! xx

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

Loving how you have used your stars! Very clever.

Yet another challenge I was hoping to have played along with .. .. but time didn't allow it!! I am not sure where the time is going. Can't believe that February has nearly gone already!!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Nstiz said...

These are fabulous, Brenda! Love the star theme as well as the dies you used for this. I have not seen the stitched stars before. I love how colorful these are!

DIANA L. said...

I love both your cards Brenda. Have a great day Diana

Gail said...

WOW-ie Brenda - these are some beautiful star creations! Love them all - nice work -- PS it is really easy to make a journal - just saying [ hey, I like easy peasy lemon squeezy - I really do! LOL]

scrappymo! said...

Wow! You are so creative...
I love what you did for the second creative. The first is great and such a fun card too!