June 30, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches # 307

We have a new sketch for Tuesday Morning Sketches, All Dressed Up is our sponsor this week.


I printed off the Designer Paper - Paper Boys and cut it to fit the sketch, for the oval element I switched it up a bit and used the smile die cut three times.  I added some texture to the flag and popped the heart up with foam tape and finished with a few pearls.



Supplies: White and brown card stock, Designer Paper - All Dressed Up Paper Boys, misc die cuts, embossing folder, gems.


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


Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 29, 2015

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #165

We have a new challenge for you today over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. It’s Sue's Challenge this week – Create a Christmas card with candles and flowers on it. I never seem to tire of making Christmas cards, evening with the beautiful summer weather we have been having.


Look closely and you will see the tiny little candle image on the vintage style designer Paper and red DP around the frame has delicate little flowers. I used lots of layers and just a little foam tape for our last challenge in June.


Supplies: White  and brown card stock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Stampendous - Seasons Greetings.

The Merry Monday Design team has some posted some fantastic cards over on the challenge blog for inspiration. Stop by, play along and some comments.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 28, 2015

and maybe stop and smell the flowers.

It looks like another day of being outdoors :). I will make this post super quick. I used a very simple layout, the paper is one 6x6 double sided sheet. I stamped, layered and popped the sentiment up, I finished with some gems to compliment the papers.


Supplies: White and brown card stock, Designer Paper -Simple Stories, Technique Tuesday- Live Laugh Love,  misc die cuts, gems.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 27, 2015

Live Laugh Love

It is the first full weekend of summer and boy is it going to be a stunner on the Island. I wanted to get a card posted before I head out to enjoy the glorious sun.

I expect the next few posts to be about the last set of cards I created with this Technique Tuesday stamp set. To me this paper is bright and sunny , I used simple layers and also popped up the sentiment panel. I finished with twine and sequins.




Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper -Kaiser Kraft, Technique Tuesday- Live Laugh Love,  misc die cuts, twine, sequins

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 26, 2015

Fun and Crafty Adventures

I had the opportunity this week to join a fabulous group of ladies on a little crafting adventure. We don't have a lot of selection here in Victoria when it comes to places to shop for the supplies we all love to buy, maybe hoard a little.

A trip was organized to the lower mainland and supervised by a brave few while the rest of us climbed on and off buses having a day filled with chatting, sharing and shopping.. oh did we shop  - 5 different stores most filled lots of wonderful items to whisk away our money by temping us with inspiration.

Thankfully, the purse strings did not run away with themselves... for me anyway but I did mange to find a few things that will bring me some hrs of crafty joy.

I met some fabulous new crafty friends, thank you to said ladies for sharing your crafty wisdom, ideas, inspiration and general chat. I loved seeing the cards you have created and can't wait to see the ones that you will make with all your new treasures.


I had a request from a co-worker for cards yesterday, he had brought one of my cards with Love, Laugh Live on it as asked if I could make 5 more with the same theme. The task was daunting but surprisingly enough the creativity flowed nicely and I made all 5 in one sitting... kind of unheard of me the ultimate miss antsy pants. Boy did it feel great and best of all.. hello new supplies you are officially broken in :)

Are you tired of me telling you how much I love my stitched rectangle dies yet.. probably but well I think I used them on all 5 cards last night, I am not sure if I am just lazy or not :).  I used one of my go to simple layouts, it is easy when you let the double sided paper do the work. I added a little twine to mask the seam then stamped the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape. I finished with a few fun flowers to match the dots.

Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper -Simple Stores, Technique Tuesday Live Laugh Love,  misc die cuts, twine.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 23, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #306


We have a new sketch for Tuesday Morning Sketches, SVG Attic is our sponsor this week.


Isn't this owl darling, I used my Silhouette to cut it out and I added a little form tape for dimension. I heat embossed the sentiment and finished with twine.



Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper -My Minds Eye, SVG Attic - Give a Hoot, misc die cuts, twine.

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


Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 22, 2015

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #164


We have a new challenge for you today over at Merry  Monday Christmas Card Challenge. I am the hostess this week and the challenge is – Create a Christmas card with a funky hat on it.

This image reminds me of something you would see in a Dr. Seuss book, I love it. Kind of wish I had these decorations :).



There are no funky hat stamps in my collection, not a one. So I spend a little bit of time digging through (uhhum) considerable amount of DP to find something that would work for what I had in mind.  I am not sure this really fit the bill but I like the cool paper.  


I used my stitched die cuts (yes again :)). Added some foam tape to the top layer and did the same with the sentiment and voila CAS.


Supplies: White and brown card stock, Designer Paper - Basic Grey, Cornish Heritage Farms - Vintage Christmas Expressions.

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

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day

I feel crafty challenged these day,  not from a creative point but lack of time. I was knee deep in a training course this week and did not get a change to make one card.  This one I made a couple weeks ago.



I used lots of layers, popping up the frame with foam tape. I finished with some buttons and a little Wink of Stella on the reflection. I hope all you dad's out there are having a fabulous Father's Day.

Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Stampscapes-Lake Side Reflections, MS Word- Happy Fathers Day, misc die cuts, buttons, twine

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 16, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #305

We have a new sketch for Tuesday Morning Sketches, Melissa is our sponsor this week.


When I first saw this sketch I was not sure how my card would come together but as soon as I chose my theme and paper it all came together in a very short period of time. The sentiment on the inside of the card is Happy Retirement.
 
I have had this stamp set sitting within reaching distance for months and this sketch was perfect for the masculine card I had in mind.
 
I die cut the tag then stamped the vintage car on it. I then stamped the sentiment on the corner element. I added a small piece of ribbon to the tag and finished with some dots.


Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper -Echo Park, technique Tuesday - All Aboard, misc die cuts, polymer dots, ribbon.

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

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 15, 2015

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge # 163

We have a new challenge for you today over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. It’s Lori's Challenge this week – Create a Christmas card with Red and White on it.




I used my stitched die cuts for the rectangles, I heat embossed the sentiment on vellum. I finished with some sequins.


Supplies: White card stock, Vellum, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Stampabilites - Christmas Wishes, misc die cuts, sequins.


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

Thanks for visiting,
Nina