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Saturday, 21 January 2017

Sending Smiles - GDT Inspired By All The Little Things

I am so excited!!! I was asked by the super talented Karen Day to be a guest designer on the Inspired By All The Little Things challenge blog and I have to say I am beyond honoured to say the least! 

Here is the inspiration photo I got to play along with. 

And here is my card inspired by the photo.

I was inspired by the pink and grey colours but also the soft pinks and delicate flowers and buds in the background. 

I have had this stamp for a little while now and haven't inked it up yet but when I saw this photo I knew it was perfect for this challenge.

I started by colouring my image with alcohol markers and then cut it out with a circle die. The scallop edge was cut out with my Cricut and the sentiment was stamped as well. 
Some twine and sparkly gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Spring Time - Wee Stamps - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Everyday Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps
Patterned Paper: Bundle Of Joy - Echo Park
White gel pen, Classic Circles die - Spellbinders, Antique Linen Distress Ink, White Sugar and Sparkle, Magical Pastel Sparkly gumdrops - YNS, Twine - American Crafts. 

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB6 EB5 1G1 1G2 BT1 BT3 PP1 PP3 CT4 FS6 FS8 
Copics: E37 B00

I was also asked some questions about myself - it is so hard to answer some of these but it was fun.

What is the name of your blog? When and why did you start it?
My blog is called: kardsbykrashscrapper.blogspot.ca . Very early in my card making days I realized I needed to have a blog to not only showcase my projects (my first cards leave alot to be desired) but also to participate in challenges. To be honest, it is kind of fun to go back and look at my first cards.......although honestly I would like to redo them all!  
The blog itself is named after my horse. I had to say good bye to him about 31/2 years ago but he taught me so many life lessons and inspired me in so many ways I wanted to find a way to honour him. 

 What is your style of card making?
I am not sure what I would call my card making style. I like to create scenes but I have also recently been pushing myself to work with more layers of patterned paper. I also like to throw a CAS card in there once and awhile just for fun. 
With each card I do I really try to keep the focus on the stamp I am using and try to use embellishments that highlight it. 

 Who inspires you as a designer?
I am quite new in the card making world and still getting my feet wet but one of the first people to inspire me is a very talented stamp artist and card designer - Crissy Armstrong. I not only love her stamps but I also love her card style. 

I am also inspired by Karen Dedman at Your Next Stamp. My first challenge card ever was a card I created using a stamp she named after my horse. The rest is history as they say. 

I am also inspired by my horse and all the things he taught me and the day to day antics of my dog. 

 What sort of things inspire you as a card maker? Photos? Sketches? Other designers?
I am inspired by alot of things! It can be everything from a piece of patterned paper, to a stamp, to a card layout by another talented card maker - there really is no easy answer to this question The list goes on but I often find myself looking at a beautiful sunset/sunrise/storm clouds etc and trying to figure out what alcohol markers I would use to recreate the colours I am seeing.......I know - weird right?!? 

Share something about yourself that we may not know?
When I was 12 years old I got thrown from a horse and fractured my skull. I spent two weeks in a coma and a year not being able to do anything physical......no horseback riding, no soccer and no beating up my brothers - all things I enjoyed very much!
I love cheesecake - if it's on the menu I'm having some! much to my hubby's dismay the night he proposed to me . I also have a huge weakness for Reese's Peanut Butter cups....especially when they are in a DQ Blizzard.

I hope you have been inspired to come play along with Challenge #40 at Inspired By All The Little Things. I can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day! 


  1. Congrats on your Guest Spot over at Inspired By All The Little Things. I love your card it's adorable and so pretty! I loved reading about you! Lots of things I didn't know!

  2. Your card is beautiful and such a great take on the inspiration photo! So nice to "meet" you and have you joining us as guest designer!

  3. Hello, my fabulous Guest Designer!! I loved reading a little more about you (we'll have to go for Reese's Blizzards some time...) and your card is simply the prettiest thing I've seen in a while - gorgeous soft colours. So glad to have you with us this week!

  4. Beautiful card, Donna! Love your sweet take on the inspiration! So glad that you were able to join us as a guest designer this week! ❤️

  5. I love you sweet scene and the polka dotted paper. Adorable. Thanks for joining us at Inspired by all the little things!

  6. Congratulations on being featured at Inspired By All the Little Things! Your card is super sweet!

  7. Such a sweet card! Thank you for being our guest this week ❤!!!

  8. Donna your card is so sweet! So glad you could be the guest designer with us this week.