September 16, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #267

Happy Tuesday, its time for another Tuesday Morning Sketches. Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo. I love making Halloween cards, I don't send a lot of them out but it does not stop my fascination with them.



I am using this fabulous image called Skull Tree, I layered the panel twice, the back panel is also layered and I used a die cut with some vellum for the web. I finished with some die cut spiders that I glittered up in black and popped them up.




Fall is on its way, the mornings are cooler and darker :( the spiders have decided that they want vacation indoors... uggg. Sorry Legs, I don't care if sacrificing you will bring in the liquid sunshine - w 'you' making an appearance you are going to get a squish and swim down the swirl bowl.


My son read somewhere when he was 9 or 10 that chestnuts will keep spiders away, we have an abundance of chestnut trees in our area and come fall I would see the corners of his room start to acquire nuts. I have no clue if it really works but he was determined right through to when he left home. Note: Chestnuts are not good for the Vacuum cleaner.

Looks at me ramble.. sheesh. I will stop now :).



Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Vellum, Bugaboo - Skull Tree, Memory Box die cuts, glitter.

Stop by the Tuesday MorningSketches blog to see what the Design Team had created. We would love for you to play along, we like everyone else love some commenting love :).



Thank you for stopping by.
Nina

September 15, 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #126

Good Morning and welcome to a new Merry Monday Christmas Challenge. This week Karren is challenging us to Make the sentiment the star of your Christmas Card.



I have so many wonderful Christmas sentiments so this week's theme worked out great for me. I chose a simple layout, I heat embossed the sentiment then layered it and popped it up. I added some sheer ribbon to finish.

Supplies: Cream, brown and brown card stock, Designer Paper – Kaiser Craft, Stampendous - Christmas Wishes, ribbon.

Stop by the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge blog to see all the wonderful inspiration that the design team has created.

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

September 9, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #266


It’s Tuesday and that means it is time for a new Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge. Our sponsor this week is Deedee's Digis.  This challenge is also judged as it has a twist which is Back to School.



I made this card for a special little girl starting school this week. I thought this fish was too funny. I used some designer paperI have had in my stash for a long time and I was so happy it matched nicely.



Supplies: White and brown card stock, Designer Paper-Imaginisce, Deedee Digi – Teacher’s Pet, Spellbinder die cuts.


Stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to play along, also check out the fabulous creations created by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina



September 8, 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #125

Its Monday once again and time for a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. I have a nice stock of Christmas cards now and I love it.

This week Debbie is our hostess and her challenge is to Use some type of vehicle or transportation on your Christmas card.


I had a good laugh and head shake at myself and when I sifted through my stamps time and time again thinking I was going to resort to sleigh when I duh I have this cute little train.

I stamped and fussy cute each little section, I added some vellum to the windows and popped them all up with foam tape. I added a little twine to cover the paper seam and then die cut the sentiment.

Supplies: White and brown card stock, Designer Paper –Carta Bella , The Alley Way Stamps – Christmas Express, Elizabeth craft designs - Merry Christmas, twine.
Don’t forget to stop by the Merry Monday blog to see the Design Team’s creations, leave the ladies a little comment love along the way.
Thank you for stopping by.
Nina


September 7, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #145

I spent a good 2 hrs cutting card stock and scoring them for card bases, I have a good selection now but it sure takes a bit of time. 

I still wanted to craft after that and I took a look at the current Freshly MadeSketches challenge and the sketch look simple enough.. till I made it difficult.

I printed out this cute little bear twice and fussy cut it out. I had thoughts of grandeur and tried to create a fuzzy blanket for under it. First tried to use ink on a small piece of white felt (what a mess) tried the same with a dryer sheet.. wow (huge mess). Needless to say the blanket idea was ditched. 

So I ended up with the sentiment stamped, the card stock embossed and some twine and button to fill in the white space (big bad white space). Foam tape was used generously on the panel and the bear with its double layer.


Please excuse the darker image, I have been challenged with my camera the last month.

Supplies: White and brown card stock, Designer Paper – DCWV, C.C. Designs – Bear Hug, twine, pearl, button die cut.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

September 3, 2014

Autumn paint sample

My sister tossed out a family challenge, this one is to use paint samples on our cards. I have a nice little stack of these, most are thin with letting on them but I have a few that are large square. They happen to be nice fall colours so I thought they would be perfect for an Autumn card.


I used the mini Chicken Wire die cut and pieced together a mosaic of sorts using a deep read, burnt orange, yellow, sage green and deep green. I added in some twine and a heat embossed sentiment that I popped up.

The paint samples reflect the light oddly so the picture did not turn out as I expected.

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Heart Art Studios – Autumn Quote, MFT – Mini Chicken Wire , twine, paint samples.

Take a look at Barb and Judy’s blogs to see what they have come up with.

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

September 2, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #265

It’s Tuesday and that means it is time for a new Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge, this week we get to choose a sketch.  Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights by Looby Lou.





I love this simple layout, I printed off this great image (pre-coloured) and cut it out with circle dies. I have the center piece separated popped up with foam tape for a 3D look. I finished with a cute little acorn.


Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Lawn Fawn, Digital Delights-Leaft Happy Fall, Spellbinder and Memory Box die cuts.
Stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to play along, also check out the fabulous creations created by the Design Team.
Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

September 1, 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #124

Happy Monday, it is a holiday Monday  – who doesn't like a long weekend.

It is time for a new Merry Monday Card Challenge – our hostess is Deanne this week and the Challenge: Your card must include a gift/present somewhere on it.



I had this vision of what I wanted this card to look like in my head, I like how it turned out but I am not sure it is how I wanted to turn out.  I started with a nice DP and layered to with a thin black layers, I added some shear ribbon and a little twine.




I added a simple sentiment in a shape that looks like it might be a tag and added some sequins. I finished my popping it all up with foam tape and adding a textured layer.

Supplies: White and clack cardstock, Designer Paper – Kaisercraft, Happy Christmas – Unknown, embossing folder, ribbon, twine, sequins.

The Merry Makers have some wonderful samples to share so take a look at the Merry Monday blog. We would love for you to play along with us.

Thank you for visiting,
Nina



August 31, 2014

Of many hearts

I had planned to craft today and just kept getting side tracked, so I am posting a card I made yesterday. I have been taking horrid pictures as of late, so please ignore the slight blur to this one.

I made this card for a wedding we are attending next weekend, one of her colours is a deep purple. I don’t know why I have kept rolls of tulle from my own wedding with my craft supplies but I have it so I thought I would see if I could make it work on a card.


I went with a simple layout, a subtle DP with a thin purple layer then I gathered the tulle and held it in place with the sentiment which is heat embossed and popped up with foam tape. I added a mix of die cut hearts with different sizes and texture. I even added a little Wink of Stella to a couple to add some shimmer.

Supplies: Cream and purple card stock, Designer Paper - DCWV, Paper Smooches - Salutations, Sizziz Embosslits, Memory Box die cuts, tulle.

Thank you for visiting,
Nina

August 30, 2014

Ride Hard

It turned out to be a fabulous day here in Victoria, I am glad I had some time to craft this morning before the sun came out from behind the clouds.



I made this CAS masculine card, I let the DP do all the work and I love that. I added in a die cut road, a sentiment and a few embellishments and voila. I did heat emboss the sentiment  and pop it up with foam tape.

Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper-EK Success, Impression Obsession – Ride Hard, MFT-Hit the Road, enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nina