Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Hey Friends, It's Halloween and time to share a card I made a few weeks back for my Local Card Club. 

See that purple sheer ribbon with the eyelash-trimmed edges? We were challenged to use that on a card. I chose to loop it thru a SSS tag and tie it with Twinery purple twine. 

I colored up the sweet Witch from MFT "Which way" set and placed her on some punched black grass. This paper is Pebbles Boo! The sentiment is from the same set. I tucked this card in a Goodie bag for my 6 year old Niece yesterday. Hope you will have a great day. Thanks for visiting!

Some challenges are:
Come and Get it Color Challenge Orange, Purple and Green
J W Scrap Shack-162 Color Challenge
Really Reasonable Ribbon 151 -Orange (& incl.ribbon)
Mod Squad Challenge Halloween Fun

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Inspired by all the little Things #30

Hi Friends, How about a hot beverage? Maybe Pumpkin flavored? This week's at Inspired by all the little Things #30 we have a yummy and fall-like photo to inspire you. 

I took out my Lawn Fawn Thankful for You and Love you a Latte for this one and colored up my Pumpkins with Copics. I paper-pieced the cup and used this pretty Echo Park "Fall is in the air" paper for background and elements. The sketch is Sketch Saturday. 
Our Guest Katie Brooks and the design team made some beautiful cards so stop by the blog and have a look. We'd love to see how you are inspired by the challenge too!

Thanks for visiting!

The Sisterhood of Crafters -Pumpkin or Orange

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Merry Monday 219

Hey Friends, I'm going "old school" today with my cards for Merry Monday 219. The challenge is to add a bird or birds to your card. I found this K and Co. paper in my stash that MUST be 8 years old at least, but I have always loved this paper. The little chickadees are adorable. 

Following Mojo Monday sketch 468 from Oct. 3rd, I just let the patterned paper do the work. I never use punches anymore but I like this SU one. Newer products used are a LF stitched square die and the stitched tag die from Avery Elle. The sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts.

As long as I had the paper out I made a 2nd card to beef up my card stash. It's quite simple but never the less it's one more to send. 

Other Challenges I'm linking to are:

ABC Christmas Challenge -V is for Vertical 
Crafting by Designs -Get Ready for Christmas

Thanks for visiting. :)

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Challenge 83

Hey there all, I've got another Christmas card, it's the time of year to really crank them out! One or 2 more fall/Halloween cards in the works then Christmas/Holiday galore. 

For this one I used a Simon Says Stamp card kit set "Gifts of Love" colored with Copics and highlighted with white gel pen. 

I cut the cat/dog? image out with a MFT stitched circle die and layered it on top of some pretty patterned paper from a few years ago. 

Thanks for visiting today!

ABC Challenge- "U" for under the pile (use old stash item) I used 2 year old PP
The Challenge #83- Christmas Inspiration Challenge

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Fairy Christmas Merry Monday

Hi Friends, this is going to be a quick post because the challenge closes soon. I had to play in the Merry Monday 218 Plaid Challenge! Plaid is all the rage right now. I used My Mind's Eye Sugar Plum 6x6 paper. It's so pastel and yummy.

 I used a Create with Connie Sketch but found out it is a Stampin Up only challenge so I couldn't link up. 
OK, how cute is this Fairy Christmas Lawn Fawn Stamp set? Oh gosh, it's adorable! 

It was fun to color the Fairies with Copics. I added some matching MME enamel dots to finish it off. 

Hope you are having a nice weekend! Thanks for 

Inspired by all the little Things 29

Hey Friends, How's your October going? Flying by, right? Today for this weeks' inspiration I used a Simon Says Stamp stitched leaf die to cut my wood grain paper. Underneath I placed a prepared piece of watercolor paper. 

To prepare it, I sponged Ripe persimmon, Mustard seed and maybe Peeled paint ink on the paper then splattered some watered down Copic white. I added a Avery Elle vellum die cut banner that was heat embossed in gold. (Hero arts) 

As a final touch I added clear dew drops to mimic the raindrops in the inspiration. I kept it simple so this card could be used for multiple reasons.
I hope you come by the Inspired by all the little Things blog and see what the other inspiration awaits you! 

Some other challenges I will link to are:
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 175 -Shades of Autumn
Moving along with the times -Trees and or leaves
DRS Designs Color challenge
The Crafty Addicts Challenge 26 -Anything goes/Autumn Colors

Thanks for visiting! Kim

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Inspired by all the little Things 28

Hi Friends, welcome to #28 of Inspired by all the little Things! This week I used a Penny Black Pumpkins cling stamp which I masked to create a bunch, similar to the inspiration photo. Yup, I Copic colored some in pink and blue, it was fun. :) 

I first tried my Zig Clean color brush markers, oh my, that didn't go well so I went back to my trusty Copics, in my comfort zone. I grabbed the wrong paper so they didn't blend as well as I expected but I still like it. 

I masked the stems so I could sponge Antique Linen distress ink on the background. The sentiment is MFT and embossed in Platinum. I matted my colored panel with Vellum before adhering it to a teal card base. The sequins are Doodlebug. 

This week's guest is Marisa Ritzen. Come on by and see how we all were inspired by the photo!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Merry Monday 217

Hello, time for a Vintage Christmas card from me! I had a fun time making this card this afternoon. I started with an old K&Co. chipboard stocking piece and looked for matching paper.

I found Fancy Pants "Merry Little Christmas" which has a vintage/collage-y feel. I distressed the edges with a TH distress tool and sponged on Antique Linen distress ink.

 Following the sketch, I laid out the panels, adding a MS doily, Jillibean Soup ribbon, twine, a jingle bell, and a few clear sequins. The card base is Papertrey Ink Kraft, my favorite.

Thanks for visiting today.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #217 Vintage or Retro -Vintage theme
Mojo Monday 469 -Sketch
Christmas Card Challenges 44 -Decorations or Anything Goes

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Inspired by all the little Things 27

Hey Friends, It's time for a new Inspired by all the little Things! This time we have pretty umbrellas to inspire you. Since my friend's daughter's shower is coming up, I made a baby shower card. 

I used Lawn Fawn's  Hello Baby stamp set for my shaker card and also the Bannerific set. Pretty Pink Posh scalloped frame die and sequins were used as well. 
I think this is a fun challenge so come join us this week!  


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Inspired by all the little Things 26

Hey there Friends, We've got another pretty inspiration photo for you this week at Inspired by all the little Things #26. I chose to take the wood, the little bit of green and the love theme from the photo.  I used  Cartabella Rustic Elegance collection for this. It's so pretty. My daughter's 2nd wedding anniversary is this weekend, so perfect timing for the challenge. 
I started with a journal card from the collection and matted it on a SB vellum die cut scalloped rectangle. I hand cut a fish tale banner and adhered it on a beautiful textured wood grain A2-sized panel. All the papers are textured to add to the rustic feel. A SSS sentiment was inked with brown ink and diecut. Some grey pearls finished it off. 
My daughter's wedding had a very rustic theme so I think they will love this. 
Lori Turner is our guest this week. Stop by, see the DT cards and play along, won't you?

Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Anything Goes