March 3, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #290


Happy Tuesday, we have a new Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge for you today. Our sponsor is DRS Designs.



I used two image from DRS for my card, the first is the daisy the second is the sentiment. I used stitched frames for the main panel then again for the two layers of the sentiment, the top layer is popped up with foam tape. I printed the daisy off three times and coloured it with my water colour pencils and Wink of Stella to give them shimmer and shine. I finished with twine and Stickles for the flower centers.


I wanted to capture the shimmer on the flowers and the Stickles for the center.





Supplies: White and brown card stock, Designer Paper Teresa Collins, DRS - Medium Daisy and Enjoy Today, Stitched Frame die cuts, twine




The design team has created some lovely cards, stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to take a look.

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina


March 2, 2015

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #148

We have new challenge for you today over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. It’s Deanne's Challenge this week - Use Red & Green on Christmas Card.


I went with a CAS card this week, I used co-ordinating papers from by Bazzill Basics, I added in some twine and a button then finished with a popped up sentiment.



Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper-Bazzill Basics, KaiserCraft - Yuletide, twine, button.
The Merry Monday Design team has some great inspiration for you over on the challenge blog. Stop by, play along and don't forget to leave some comments.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

February 26, 2015

The Best

A very short post with a note card this morning, I love this quick and design. I used a papers from a Simple Stories paper pack, The sentiment is layered and popped up with foam tape,  I finished with some twine.

Supplies:  White card stock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, Simon Says Stamps - Sparkle & Shine twine.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

February 25, 2015

Fantastic

I have been crazy busy at work and it is only going to ramp up for the weekend after the opening ceremonies of our new building so I have not been feeling very crafty as of late.

I managed to put together a couple of cute little note cards as thank you though. I used the fun little card bases I picked up from Michaels a few weeks back. Then I used some double-sided DP then added twine and a popped up sentiment.


Supplies:  White card stock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, Simon Says Stamps- To Thine own Shelf, twine.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina


February 24, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #289

Happy Tuesday, we have a new Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge for you today. Our sponsor is All Dressed Up.


I could not resist using this cuter than cute image, as a result my center element is not quite oval. I used the Paper Boys papers and Little Treasure. To accommodate the bear I flipped the sketch and to place the  button brads where as well as the paper button hear with twine. I coloured the image with my water colour pencils.



Supplies: White and blue card stock, Designer Paper and image All Dressed Up, brads, button die cut.

The design team has created some wonderful cards, stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to take a look.

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

February 23, 2015

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #147

Another stunning weekend on Vancouver Island with beautiful weather,  the cherry blossoms are so pretty and when there is a small gust of wind there is pink snow.



We have new challenge for you today over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. It’s Bonnie's Challenge this week - Create a Christmas card with star(s).



My husband said my card was not very Christmas-y so I tried to add some shimmer by using gold embossing powder for the sentiment. I could not find a ribbon that would work so I used linen ribbon and added the same gold embossing powder to it, it made it a little stiff but it turned out ok.



Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper-Carta Bella, Verve- Peace on Earth, ribbon.

The Merry Monday Design team has some fabulous inspiration for you over on the challenge blog. Stop by, play along and don't forget to leave some comments.


It was a pretty sunset last night too.




Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

February 18, 2015

Family Challenge #.... whatever

It is actually challenge #13 :) I tossed out a family challenge to the usual suspects and got the go ahead to proceed and we welcome my niece Sam to the mayhem.

I have to admit I was beyond tired when I put this card together, my eyes were blurry as I was gluing so don’t look to close at any measurements :). I love these MME papers, it is getting to be slim picken's for this little 6x6 paper pad. I stamped the sentiment with yellow then over stamped with black to blend with the papers, I used die cuts for the sentiment shapes and finished with some sheer ribbon.



Stop by Barb's, Judy’s and Sam's blog to see what they have come up with for this challenge, be sure to leave some comment love.

This challenge was inspired by this Stamp TV video.

Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper – My Mind’s Eye, Studio G-Hi, Inspired by Stamping-Fancy Label dies, ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

February 17, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #288

Happy Tuesday, we have a new Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge for you today. Our sponsor is Sweet n Sassy Stamps.




I had some fun using Thankful Tommy Turtle Colored, I printed off the image multiple times in different sizes so I could use the little daisy. I used multiple layers for the circle and used foam tape on the sentiment and  one of the daisies. I finished with some gems.



Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper – Echo Park, Sweet N Sassy - Thankful Tommy Turtle Colored, circle die cuts gems.

The design team has created some lovely samples, stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to take a look. Play along and lets see what you can create with this new sketch.

I wanted to share this stunning picture I saw from my window at work yesterday morning.


Thank you for stopping by,
Nina



February 16, 2015

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #146

Vancouver Island had a beautiful weekend weather wise, my mini daffodils are blooming and the cherry blossoms are stunning. My husband was mowing the lawn, I do love the smell of freshly cut grass.

We have new challenge for you today over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. It’s Sue's Challenge this week - Create a Christmas card with Santa.


I had the perfect piece of designer paper for Santa... of course :). I added a sentiment that is popped up with foam tape and added the ribbon to bring it all together.



Supplies: White and red card stock, Designer Paper-My Mind's Eye, Woodware - sentiment, ribbon.

The Merry Monday Design team has some great inspiration for you over on the challenge blog. Stop by, play along and don't forget to leave some comments.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

February 15, 2015

Vintage Car Thank you

I quick second post for today, I needed a masculine thank you card and being as I am still playing with the papers by Pion designs that have vintage images on them that I think this vintage car worked perfectly.



I used some stitched rectangle die cuts and layered them. I finished with the stamped sentiment.

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Pion Designs, Sweet Stamp Shop - Thank you, Simon Says Stitched Rectangles.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina