February 12, 2016

Letters of Love

Happy Friday :) I do love these little envelopes, and they certainly make a card come together in a timely manner.
 


The center panel is popped up with foam tape then I added the envelopes and sealed them with glittery foam hearts. I finished with a white heat embossed sentiment on red and popped it up with foam tape.







Supplies: White Cardstock, Designer Paper - My Minds Eye, Clearly Besotted - Sentimental Type, SS- die cut, misc punch.


Have a great day and weekend,

Nina

February 11, 2016

Newspaper Hearts

I should name this week of blog posts the week of hearts, my Monday of creativity was admittedly heavy with Valentine's Day cards.  


This one is pretty CAS, if you follow my blog at all you know that I love it when the paper does all the work. This one is no exception, I love this newsprint with heart DP. How easy it is to heat emboss flags and then hand cut a glittery heart from foam.

  
I am pretty happy with it either way :).

Cheers,
Nina



February 10, 2016

Be my Valentine

I used lots of layers for this card, look at all the papers of love :).

Each layer has a thin matte of red cardstock, I added some detail by using stitched rectangle die cuts. The sentiment is heat embossed in white on the red cardstock and being as I have dozens of little glitter hearts all over my desk how could I not add them.

The glitter foam sheets from Walmart were well used this week.


Supplies: White and red card stock, Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye, Simon Says - Paper Hug and stitched rectangles, red foam hearts.

So glad to came visiting,
Nina

February 9, 2016

Watercolour hearts

I went with a very CAS style for this card, I love this designer paper it looks like water coloured hearts. I cover the card front with DP, then added heat embossed sentiments in flag form. I finished with some foam glitter hearts.


Supplies: White and red cardstock, Designer Paper - Fancy Pants, Glitter foam sheet, Clearly Besotted - Sentimental Type, SS die cut.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina


February 8, 2016

Jar of Hearts

It is Family Day here in BC so it was a day off and I spend nearly the entire day making cards. I don't think I have been this creative in months.


For the background panel I used a stitched die cut, I then stamped the jar twice and fussy cut the second one so I could pop it up with foam tape. I added a thin layer of plastic to make it more glass like. The tag is also popped up and extra layer, I finished by using silver Wink of Stella on the jar's screw lid.






Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye, Recollections Valentine's Day, Simon Says die cut.


Thanks for visiting,
Nina

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #191

Its another crafty Monday and we have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge for you. Our hostess this week is Kristie and we are to Make a Christmas card using the chalkboard technique.
 
 
I have a number of paper pads that have chalkboard papers in it, in the end I did not use any of them and instead heat embossed the sentiment in white on black card stock. I layered a couple of panels with black cardstock and DP, I popped up the sentiment with foam tape then finished with sequins and some twine.
 
Supplies: White and Black cardstock, Designer Paper -Echo Park, Clearly Besotted - Most Wonderful, sequins, twine.

Head over to the Merry Monday Christmas card blog and see what inspiration the Design Team has created and we would love for your to play along.
 
Thanks for visiting.
Nina


February 6, 2016

GSD Stamps Guest Designer Call - Rawrsome Valentine's

I finally had a little time in my craft space today and I am going to submit this card for the Gerda Steiner Guest Designer Call.

http://gsd-stamps.com/pages/guest-designer-call?mc_cid=33ef583913&mc_eid=434719c9e4

I love the two stamps sets I brought near the end of last year, I have just not had a chance to play with them until now, but I have used the digital stamps in a couple of challenges.

 
I wanted to make a cute Valentine's card for a friend and this almost grumpy faced monster was perfect. I heat embossed then image then used my Tombo markers and my Wink of Stella to add colour and of course sparkle.

I used a Simon Say die cut to create a panel full of hearts and added a red outline.  I popped up the Rawrsome sentiment and the little monster up with foam tape then finished with some sequins.

Supplies: White and red card stock, Designer Paper - Fancy Pants, Gerda Steiner - Monster Fun, Simon Says - Paper Hug, Simon Says - Die Cuts, sequins.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina


February 1, 2016

The Challenge #59

I love this sketch for the current The Challenge, it allowed me to create this fun coffee themed quick card.


I am not really a coffee drinker per say, I like the occasional latte but I love tea. Caffeine does not really give me a boost and a warm drink is more  of a comfort and cozy item for me. I do however have family and friends who place a very high value on morning coffee.


So back to The Challenge and the card. I stamped coffee stains along the side of the designer paper and then added the sentiment. Next I layered a coffee cup with DP and cardstock, the heart is clear heat embossed onto burgundy paper. I added a double ring die cut then popped the little cup up with foam tape.



Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer Paper -Basic Grey, Verve - Better with You, SS die cut.



Don't forget to stop by Lesley's blog to play along with The Challenge and look at all the inspiration provided by the design team.



Thanks for visiting,
Nina

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #190

Monday Merry Monday, are you ready for an new MM Christmas card challenge. This week Make a Christmas card using Santa.



This card did not turn out anywhere near what I was thinking when I started to dig through my little holiday 6 x 6 pads. What caught my attention is on the bottom part of the card. You ever find supplies that you just HAVE to use, like, RIGHT NOW. That was this little part on the paper. Crazy Right? I know!



Anyway, crazy aside :). Much to my delight, one of the coordinating pages has a Santa print on it. I layer pretty gold paper with brown cardstock, then die cut the sentiment in brown,. I finished with a little gold gem.



Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Recollections, Designer Paper - Bo Bunny, Impression Obsession - Merry Christmas, gems.



Be sure to head over to the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge blog to all the wonderful creations by the design team.  Play along and have fun.



Thanks for stopping by,

Nina

January 28, 2016

Family Challenge and Golden Butterflies

Good Morning and happy Thursday, my sister Barb surprised me with a mini care package in the mail and a Family Challenge to use the contents of the care package.

I thought it fitting then to case one of her cards. You can see that card HERE.

I went with a CAS layout. These butterflies come all connected so the alignment of them was easy enough on a piece of cardstock that was the vertical length of the card. I stamped the sentiment in black then add a back panel of gold paper.




The gold paper is interesting and I am not sure it can even be called paper, it is like a small sheet of thin golden elastic ribbon with an adhesive backing.

I added some foam tape to the back of the butterflies before placing back on the outline with wings up. I added some gems to add details to the bodies.

Supplies: Cream cardstock, Designer Paper - Gold, Papertrey Ink - Birthday Bash, Memory Box Leavenworth Butterfly trio, gems.

Barb and Judy are the other participants in this family challenge, be sure to stop by their blogs to see what they have created.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina