Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Card Concept #95- Owl Cherish Our Friendship

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. Aren't those owls cute? I love that the picture is fresh, fun and sweet all at the same time. 


My clean and layered card uses the owl's circular eyes for inspiration, as well as the fun patterns found in the pillows.  

I die cut several patterned paper circles and adhered them to a white card base. The 'friend' sentiment was die cut from paper and foam, and the stamped sentiment is on a small strip of yellow cardstock. A few iridescent sequins finish it off. 

Play along with us! You can link up at the main blog and I can't wait to see what you come up with. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Card Concept #94- Inspiration on Wheels

Happy Wednesday friends! I am so excited to be joining The Card Concept design team! I can't wait to show you my cards and see how YOU are inspired.

If you're not familiar with it, every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and we hope you will join in with us and create a card for our challenge gallery.  Feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Super fun, right?!

Here's the inspiration: 


And here's my card: 

I created my Clean and Layered card using the stamp set, City Girls: Book Life from The Ton
My inspiration came from the gorgeous colour of the bike and the lovely bouquet. The main image is stamped centrally and coloured in with Distress Markers and watercoloured. The sentiment was heat embossed in white on black cardstock and adhered with foam tape. A few clear sequins dot the bouquet of flowers for some added sparkle. 

Thanks so much for stopping in today and now head on over to The Card Concept blog where you can see inspiration from the rest of my fabulous teammates! I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge. I'm so excited to be a part of this team! 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Inspired by All the Little Things #86- FINAL challenge

Welcome to another Inspired by All the Little Things challenge! Before we get started with my card this week, we have an announcement to make from the team: this will be our last inspiration for the Inspired By All the Little Things challenge. We'll miss it! 

On to the inspiration...

I was inspired by the colours, the metallic elements and the geometric design of the feathers. 

I loosely watercoloured a panel and glued it behind a cover plate from My Favorite Things, then adhered the entire thing to a white card base. The die cut sentiment from Simon Says Stamp was cut three times and glued together, then heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder. Another little sentiment from My Favorite Things was embossed with white powder on a black cardstock strip and adhered to the card. 

To see the guest designer this month, and our host's creation, check out the main Inspired By blog. You can check out the rest of the fabulous design team's creations on their personal blogs: 

Kimberly Lackenbach
Leigh Penner 
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Wanda Cullen
LauraJane 

We would love it if you played along with us in this final challenge. I can't wait to see what you create! Link up your creation at the main Inspired By blog. 



Saturday, May 5, 2018

Inspired by All the Little Things #85

Welcome to more fabulous inspiration from the Inspired by All the Little Things team!

I'm a sucker for rustic looking floral arrangements. This inspiration photo is PERFECT for me because of that, AND because I have a ton of wood grain patterned paper to use up, haha. 

I used some gorgeous ephemera from the Crate Paper Flourish collection. I tend to buy these packages and then never use them up but this collection will be the exception. SO darn pretty. The florals were layered over top of the wood grain paper and the sentiment from Reverse Confetti's Banner in Bloom was adhered using foam tape over top of all of that. A few gold sequins finish it off. 

To see the guest designer this month (she's fabulous!), and our host's creation, check out the main Inspired By blog. You can check out the rest of the fabulous design team's creations on their personal blogs: 

Kimberly Lackenbach
Leigh Penner 
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Wanda Cullen
LauraJane 

This is a bi-weekly challenge so the challenge and winners posts will publish 
on the first and third Saturdays of every month (There will be no challenge if there is a fifth Saturday in a month). Our guest designer will stay on for the entire month and play along in both challenges. 

We would love it if you played along with us. I can't wait to see what you create! Link up your creation at the main Inspired By blog. 



Saturday, April 21, 2018

Welcome to more fabulous inspiration from the Inspired by All the Little Things team!


Woah. THIS inspiration photo. Does it make anyone else hungry? I'm pretty sure I want cake, ice cream, AND cookies all at once. 
I love the pastel colours and that cone immediately reminded me of a unicorn horn...I have a nine year old daughter so we talk about unicorns A LOT in our house lol. 

Magical Unicorn by Pinkfresh Studio seems to be a favourite stamp/die set of everyone lately. I couldn't resist it. Using colours based on the inspiration photo, I stamped and die cut all the parts and pieces and even added some sparkly embossing powder to the horn which I inked up in an ombré fashion. The ears are also sparkly! So fun. I stamped the sentiment right on a scrap of patterned paper that almost perfectly captures the whimsical nature of the cake in the picture. The panel is adhered to a pink card base using foam tape. 

Here's a close up of the sparkle and finer details. 

Excuse me while I go hide this from my daughter because I KNOW she will steal it. :) 

To see the guest designer this month, and our host's creation, check out the main Inspired By blog. You can check out the rest of the fabulous design team's creations on their personal blogs: 

Kimberly Lackenbach
Leigh Penner 
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Wanda Cullen
LauraJane 

This is a bi-weekly challenge so the challenge and winners posts will publish 
on the first and third Saturdays of every month (There will be no challenge if there is a fifth Saturday in a month). Our guest designer will stay on for the entire month and play along in both challenges. 

We would love it if you played along with us. I can't wait to see what you create! Link up your creation at the main Inspired By blog. 



Monday, April 16, 2018

Pin-Sights: Pantone Attitude

This weekend we were housebound with so much rain and freezing rain, and at one point I couldn't open the back door because it was frozen solid! Needless to say, I stayed indoors and made cards. :)

The Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights challenge perfectly sums up my need for delightful rainbow-y type stuff because I am SICK of winter. :) Bring on rainbows and springtime weather! 

I used the large floral stamp and a sentiment from Mondo Magnolia for my card today. I used Copic markers to colour it in, some Stickles for sparkle in the centre, and a stitched rectangle to cut it out. It's adhered to a lime green card base using foam adhesive. Boom. Easy peasy and oh so colourful and cheerful. Now I hope YOU all have a beautiful day! 

Here's the inspiration:  

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Rainbow Sparkle Birthday

Happy 9th birthday to Simon Says Stamp! They are celebrating over on their Wednesday challenge blog and the theme is of course...birthdays, and they are using exclusive products to the store. 

Birthday cards are one my favourite kinds of cards to make, so I pulled out a few of my favourite Simon Says products and got creative. I wanted to make something bright and sparkly! 

On a white card panel cut slightly smaller than my A2 card base, I taped down the Folk Dance stencil and blended Distress Inks through it in rainbow order. With it still taped in place, I spread through Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer paste, then removed the stencil and set the panel aside to dry. Once dry, I adhered it to the card base using foam tape. For my sentiment, the MISTI helped to stamp the 'happy birthday' from Big Scripty Greetings in black Versafine ink and then I sprinkled on some WOW Clear Sparkle embossing powder for even MORE sparkle and shine. :) A stitched circle die cut the sentiment and I adhered it to the card using foam tape. The final touch was a few colourful sequins. 

So sparkly! Just the kind of card I love to send out. 

Thanks for stopping in today, and I hope you have a GREAT day.