Saturday, January 6, 2018

Inspired by all the little things #77

Hi all! Happy New Year! We're back to our challenges at Inspired by all the little Things. We're changing the format somewhat and are going to every 2 weeks now. 
We've got a cute inspiration for you. Interpret it how ever you'd like! My "little thing", in other words what I took from the inspiration, was the critters! 

My Lawn Fawn Party Animals are ready for a birthday party. Sheesh, I had to re-do a few of the animals due to rusty Copic coloring. I hadn't picked them up in weeks and it showed. 
After layering this on some patterned paper I cut a banner with the Lawn Fawn banner stamp and dies. I added Glossy Accents to the fox's party hat and gift. You can't tell I stuck my finger in it as usual! Ha. 
Our Guest for the month is Linda Snodgrass. Come on by and join us.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Inspired by all the little things 76

Hey Friends, It's time for Inspired by all the little things #76. This inspiration photo is so festive! I was going to create a New years Eve card but I really need birthday cards so that's what I chose. 

I started out with some My Minds Eye papers from a SSS card kit last year. I love the gold foiling on it. I inked up another Simon Says Stamp Birthday sentiment and stamped it on a square panel. I fussed for hours (not really! ha!) to get some tails for the balloons tied on to them but gave up. A few gold stars finished it up.

Our guest this week is Joanne James from The Crafty Owl. Stop by the blog and check it out!

This is our last challenge for the year but we'll see you in January!
Merry Everything!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Inspired by all the little Things 75

Hey Friends, Welcome to Inspired by all the little things #75. I love this pretty image and I love to ice skate, although I haven't done it lately. I had a retired stamp that would have been perfect for this challenge but decided to take this stamp set out. 

The moose skating is adorable! It's Avery Elle "snow much fun" stamps and dies. 

I colored the images with Copics and die cut out. I sponged some distress ink to create a scene and layered everything on, including some pom poms for snowballs. A googly eye adds some fun!

Our guest this week is Bobby Hagen.  Stop on by and join us this week!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Inspired by all the little things 74

Hey Friends, the countdown to the holidays is ON! 

This week at Inspired by all the little Things #74 we have a pretty inspiration for you. I choose to add some color this week but kept the star shape and sentiment! 

I merely die cut a Spellbinder star die from red card stock and heat embossed the Simon says Stamp "Merry and Bright" with white powder. I punch a small hole and added some Twinery bakers twine. I set the star on some pretty gray bokeh paper which was matted on SSS dark gray CS.

Our guest this week is Maria Fischer. Stop by the blog and see what's cooking. And play along too!
Allsorts challenge  Inspired by a Xmas Carol -Oh little star of Bethlehem
Crazy 4 Challenges Xmas or Winter

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Inspired by all the little things 73

Hi There, what a beautiful inspiration we have for you this week! Inspired by all the little things #73

I started out with a piece of Bristol paper and some sugary Zig markers. I stamped Wplus9 "Holiday Houses" in Versafine Black ink and colored the houses with similar colors to the photo, spreading and diluting the markers with water to get a pastel look. I did the same with the sentiment from the Wplus9 "Be Merry" stamps and dies. 

After attaching a nest of gold thread and adhering the background to a card base, I called it done. 

Susan Opel is our guest this week, Come join us this week, you can't resist those colors, can you?

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Inspired by all the little things #72

Hi-di Ho, Friends. It's time for Inspired by all the little Things #72. I chose to make a mostly white card with some sliver accents. 

I used Hero Arts Color Layering Snowy Tree stamp set and dies for this card. I silver embossed the trees, die cut them and layered them in an oval. I also embossed the deer and layered him over a Lawn Fawn Stitched hillside snow bank. The background is a Cuttlebug snowflake dry embossed panel. Finally I wrapped some silver cord and a jingle bell around it and it was done! 
Anne Marie Hile is our quest this week. Come by and visit and play along too!

Other links below

Simon says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Snow White

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Case this Sketch 246

Hey Friends, I stopping in real quick to blog these birthday cards I made for a few guys in my life! One I had to put in the mail this morning and of course it took way longer to make than I had imagined!

 I took out this adorable Newton's Nook Cocktail Mix stamp and heat embossed in clear powder on water color paper. Then I brushed and blotted on some Distress ink with water following the Case this Sketch 246 sketch. Leigh did a good job designing this one!

The Cheers die comes with the coordinating dies for the cocktail glasses. I cut it with a matte gold CS and one layer of white CS underneath. I splatter gold paint all over. 
Ta ta!

Links to other challenges below:

I made a second one with a teal card stock background.

Inkspirational Challenges Word Prompt-Trend (my trend in water color which I believe is still a trend in card making)
Jo's Scrapshack 213 Anything Goes
Crafting with an attitude Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday Kraft card base or Anything Goes (my birthday sentiment is on the inside!)