Saturday, February 17, 2018

Inspired by All the Little Things #80

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


Isn't that pretty? There's so much to be inspired from in this picture...the wood grain, the touches of gold, the cursive 'hello', the florals. What inspires YOU? Now go get crafty! 

Here's my card: 
What inspired me today was the wood grain, the ampersand in the frame, and the pretty florals. Using Microsoft Word, I printed a large '&', cut it out and traced it onto gold glitter cardstock for my focal piece. I added some die cut flowers with sequins in the middles, a heart and tiny sentiment from WPlus9. It's matted on some aqua and pale gold shimmer cardstock and the card base is patterned paper. Isn't that pretty for a spring wedding?

To see the guest designer this month, Dana Seymour, 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. 


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Papertrey Ink 11th Anniversary- Use Only Dies challenge

I'm quickly popping in today to share a card for the Papertrey Ink 11th Anniversary- Use Only Dies challenge. How fun is that? It's a stretch for me to not pull out the stamps and ink but I think I made it work. :) In fact, I'll try it more often! 

I started with a Stamper's Select white cardstock base and a white panel cut slightly smaller. Using a few colours of cardstock I cut the Fancy Foliage Details die and glued them to the panel. The 'congratulations' sentiment was cut from the Super Swoosh die set, trimmed down and adhered to a white Mat Stack 6 die. Foam tape was used to adhere the layers together and a few small clear sequins were added. 

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day! 

Supplies: 
Paper: Stamper's Select white, Melon Berry, Limeade Ice- Papertrey Ink; gold glitter- MFT; light aqua- misc.
Dies: Fancy Foliage Details, Mat Stack 6, Super Swoosh- Papertrey Ink
Other: foam tape; sequins- Pretty Pink Posh  

Monday, February 12, 2018

Papertrey Ink 11th anniversary- Floral Challenge

Happy Monday everyone! The snow and freezing rain have stopped and the sun is shining. Love it! All this sunshine makes me think of springtime and happy flowers. The Papertrey Ink Floral challenge is right up my alley for today. 


I started with a card base using the Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical die, cut from Stamper's Select white cardstock. Using my MISTI I stamped the corner piece from Mini Blooms repeatedly, colouring each flower with my Zig watercolour markers first. After they were all stamped, I lightly went over each one with a small wet paint brush to give it a watercolour look. The sentiment was stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with silver embossing powder. The swirl below it was stamped in a bright purple ink and some silver thread was tied around the one edge of the card. A few iridescent sequins finish it off. 

Thanks for stopping in today. I hope your Monday is full of sunshine and flowers! 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Papertrey Ink 11th Anniversary Retirement List Set challenge

Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 11th anniversary and there are a bunch of fun challenges to play along with. They have a list of sets they are retiring this year and challenge to go along with it. I used 7th Inning Stretch for my card today. 

I stamped the bat from the set right on the Stamper's Select white card base, alternating the bat from top to bottom. Along the bottom of the card I adhered other pieces from the set that I had stamped and fussy cut. The sentiment was stamped in Pure Poppy ink and adhered using foam tape.

That's it! I'm off to work on other cards for the other challenges helping to celebrate the PTI 11th anniversary. Have a great rest of your weekend! 

CTS258- Elegant Hello

Happy Sunday! We have been getting so much snow lately it's nice to see that it has slowed down a bit this morning. Looks like freezing rain is on the way instead lol. I'm glad I'm all bundled up here at home, busy making cards. :) 

I'm playing along in the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge this week. A second card that I made can be seen on Instagram (link found under profile picture). It's a little more bright and fun, while this one is classy and elegant. 

 I used a piece of patterned paper for my card base and adhered the Paper Smooches Silhouette Flowers dies, cut from dark brown cardstock. The teeny 'hello' sentiment is from a retired My Favorite Things Blueprints die set and was coloured using a Copic marker to get the exact burgundy shade I wanted. The gold glitter frame it is adhered to is also from My Favorite Things and is a Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle

Here's the sketch I followed: 


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

Supplies: 
Dies: Silhouette Flowers- Paper Smooches; Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangles, mini hello from Blueprints (retired)- My Favorite Things
Paper: patterned paper- Crate Paper; Gold glitter paper- My Favorite Things; Dark brown cardstock, white- Simon Says Stamp
Other: Copic marker

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Rainbow hearts

I'm busy over here making valentines for all my sweeties! There are a lot of challenges right now focusing on Valentine's Day, so it has made my creating easier. 

Today I am playing along in the Fusion Challenge. I love the stained glass rainbow hearts and how they are staggered. That's where my inspiration came from. 
My mom is in Florida for the winter and I snuck into her craft room and borrowed a few supplies that I didn't have...thanks mom! ;) I promise I'll return them before you get home. 

I used the All Heart Cover panel die cut in black, and adhered it to a white card base. I cut the panel several more times in rainbow colours of cardstock and pieced them in here and there. The sentiment is from Bitty Banners and was stamped in black ink and adhered using foam tape. A matching sequin was added on some of the coloured hearts. 

This was very easy to put together and I can make several more using the leftovers. So fun! 

Supplies:
Stamps: Bitty Banners- Reverse Confetti
Ink: black- Tsukineko
Dies: Bitty Banners die, All Heart Cover panel- Reverse Confetti
Cardstock: black, red, yellow, green, aqua, purple- Misc; white- Simon Says Stamp
Other: sequins- Pretty Pink Posh

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Inspired by All the Little Things #79

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

Leading up to Valentine's Day it's all about the hearts and flowers. Our inspiration photo will hopefully kick-start your lovey dovey cardmaking mojo if you haven't already started creating for February 14th. 
I love the red and white polka dot parcel, and the greenery hanging off the bike with hearts dangling from it. That's where I took my inspiration from! 

For my card today, I started with die cutting a white card base from a scalloped frame die cut and layered some patterned paper on it. The next layer is kraft paper cut from the same scalloped frame set. The Love Bouquet was cut from white cardstock and the pink and red heart pieced in. Finally, the sentiment was stamped in black, trimmed out and adhered with foam tape. 

To see the guest designer this month Dana Seymour, 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. 

Supplies:
Stamps: Label Maker Sentiments- My Favorite Things (retired)
Ink: Intense Black- Simon Says Stamp
Dies: Love Bouquet- Simon Says Stamp; Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical die set- Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: white, red, pink, kraft- My Favorite Things
Pattered Paper: red and pink polka dots- Papertrey Ink (retired)