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! 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #66

Welcome to another week of fabulous inspiration from the Inspired by All the Little Things team!
That beautiful burst of pink was my inspiration this week.  I used the Sunshine Turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th to get the look I was aiming for. 

After stamping the turnabout stamp four times with various shades of pink ink, I trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a pink card base. The flower and sentiment are all from the same stamp set. What you can't see in the photo is that I used my Wink of Stella clear glitter marker to colour in all the white areas of the panel. There is some serious SHINE to this card. On the right side of my blog you'll find a link to my Instagram account where you can see a little video that shows the shimmer and shine a little clearer. 

You can check out how the rest of the fabulous design team was inspired 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. 



Saturday, September 23, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #65

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

I'd say that fabulous inspiration photo is perfect for fall, but here in Southwestern Ontario we are still experiencing some serious summer weather! I will soak up the sun as long as I can, but at the same time am looking forward to crisp autumn days. 

My card today uses stamps and dies from My Favorite Things. The squirrels from Harvest Buddies were stamped, die cut, and then coloured with Copic markers. The sentiment is from that set as well, and had some Daffodil ink sponged around the edges. All the elements were adhered to the Stitched Mini Rectangle die, and that was adhered using foam adhesive to the patterned paper. A kraft card base instead of my usual white keeps it rustic looking. 

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. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #64

Welcome to another week of fabulous inspiration brought to you by the Inspired by All the Little Things challenge. 


I love the gorgeous transition of copper to teal on those jars. Just stunning! Although I didn't have any copper embossing powder on hand, I did have rose gold which gave me the look I was going for. 

On a white cardstock stitched panel I swiped a bright blue ink across the paper, leaving it streaky and not fully saturated in some parts. Once it was dry I swiped Versamark ink down the panel, sprinkled on the rose gold embossing powder, and heat set. I repeated this a few times to get the look I wanted. My sentiment and focal point is a gorgeous die cut from Pinkfresh Studio called Bright Side of Life. The entire panel is adhered to a white 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.