Saturday, October 28, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #70

Welcome to another week of fabulous inspiration from the Inspired by All the Little Things team!

Those cozy colours and fall leaves caught my eye. I'd love to have that scarf wrapped around me as I sipped that cup of coffee. :) 

I did some creative masking with the Neat & Tangled Maple Leaves Journaling Card stamp set and stamped it so only the leaves were showing without the open space for the sentiment. Distress Markers were used for watercolouring it all in. The sentiment was heat embossed with white and adhered using foam tape. It's all backed on some white woodgrain paper and a kraft card base. 

To see the guest designer this week, 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 blogs: 

Kimberly Lackenbach
Leigh Penner 
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Wanda Cullen
LauraJane 

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

Crazy 4 Challenges- Inspire

It's my final week as guest designer for Crazy 4 Challenges and I'd like to thank them for having me design alongside them this month! This week for C4C409 our theme is in honour of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month. Create a card that is inspirational/encourages and uses pink somewhere on your design. 

For the florals I used Bohemian Garden from Ellen Hutson. After masking and stamping the flowers and leaves, I coloured them in using Zig markers. The sentiment is from Mirror, Mirror. Some patterned paper and matte black sequins with a drop of Stickles in the center finish it off. 

I hope you will play along this week. I can't wait to see what you create! Thanks for stopping in, and have a great day! 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #69

Welcome to another week of fabulous inspiration from the Inspired by All the Little Things team!

This week our inspiration is all about the autumn season. Cozy quilts, rustic wood, fall wreaths and rich shades of orange, gold and brown! There were so many elements in the photo above and I tried to incorporate all of them in to my card. 


I inked up the lovely wreath from Wheat Wreath by CAS-ual Fridays using Distress inks. That wreath is probably my favourite autumn element from any stamp set. Over top is stamped a sympathy sentiment from Winnie & Walter. There are so many words in this big set that creating your own personalized sentiment is easy. A few ink splatters, some woodgrain paper and twine, and a few enamel dots all add to the panel which is adhered to a dark brown card base. 

You can check out the rest of the fabulous design team's creations on their blogs: 

Kimberly Lackenbach
Leigh Penner 
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Wanda Cullen
LauraJane 

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

Crazy 4 Challenges- Sketch

It is my third week as the guest stamper for Crazy 4 Challenges and we have a fun sketch for you to follow this week! Let the sketch inspire you and link up at the main site. 



As you can see, I switched out the oval in the sketch for a fun butterfly! I inked up the largest butterfly from Butterfly Dreams by Reverse Confetti and die cut it. It is adhered with foam tape over top of four open rectangles in pretty pastel colours. 
The entire panel is backed on a light grey card base with Diamond Stickles glitter all around the edges. Fun fact- I love butterflies and have two butterfly tattoos! 

Thanks for stopping in today and have a GREAT day! 


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #68

Welcome to another week of fabulous inspiration from the Inspired by All the Little Things team!

I love the rich colours of the photo and the floral bouquet, and drew my inspiration from that. 

I stamped the floral spray from Kind Soul by WPlus9 along the length of my watercolour cardstock and coloured it in using Zig watercolour markers. On a strip of black cardstock I heat embossed the sentiment from Fresh Cut Wreaths in white. The panel was trimmed down and matted with a strip of gold sparkle cardstock along the top and bottom. It's all adhered to a Blueberry Sky card base. 

You can check out the rest of the fabulous design team's creations are their blogs: 

Kimberly Lackenbach
Leigh Penner 
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Wanda Cullen
LauraJane 

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

Crazy 4 Challenges- Desserts!

This week at Crazy 4 Challenges we are celebrating National Dessert Day! Go on and get creative making a card with any sort of yummy dessert on it. Cake, candy, pie, milkshakes...whatever your version of dessert is. :) 

I am not a big dessert fan. Being a Type 1 diabetic I *can* eat any sort of sweet treat with the help of my trusty insulin pump, but I prefer not to. A good ol' piece of candy or two (like the gumballs above) are my go-to dessert. Something small but tasty!
For the main image I used Lawn Fawn's Sweet Smiles stamped in Versafine Black Onyx and watercoloured with Distress Markers. The stitched border around the main panel comes from Avery Elle and a few sequins finish it off. 

Head on over to Crazy 4 Challenges and see what the other design team members have come up with. Play along with us! I can't wait to see what you come up with. 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #67

Happy World Cardmaking Day and welcome to another week of fabulous inspiration from the Inspired by All the Little Things team!

Aren't those colours rich and elegant? I was inspired by all the colours and stamped my creation with shades a little more saturated than the inspiration photo. 

I used the Concord & 9th Flower Turnabout stamp set for my background. Using the MISTI it is quite easy to get an A2 card panel full of beautiful flower in a few easy steps. The sentiment is from Best Hugs by Simon Says Stamp


You can check out the rest of the fabulous design team's creations are their blogs: 

Kimberly Lackenbach
Leigh Penner 
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Wanda Cullen
LauraJane 

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

Crazy 4 Challenges- World Cardmaking Day!

Happy World Cardmaking Day! I am excited to be guest designing with Crazy 4 Challenges today and this entire month. The theme for this week is ANYTHING GOES. Since it's a special day out here in the cardmaking world, make any sort of card your heart desires.. :) 

I created a pastel rainbow out of cardstock strips, trimmed it down, and adhered it using foam tape to the card base. The sentiment is from Amazing Messages by Simon Says Stamp. I coloured it in with Copic markers and added a few sequins. 

Today is such a fun day for us cardmakers! I hope you all have a great day. You can link up your creation at the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and I can't wait to see what you come up with!