June 27, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #211

Happy Monday, we have a new Challenge for you for The Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. Colleen is our hostess and she wants us to use blue, gold, white/silver on a Christmas Card.

I went with a simple layered design for my card this week. I used my stitched due cuts then added some "flicks" of gold and silver to add sparkle to the panels. I stamped the sentiment then did the same with that layers. I added some foam tape to pop up it up.





Supplies: White and blue card stock, Verve - Peace on Earth, SSS stitched rectangles, Sheer Shimmer



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

The Merry Makers are getting a break over the summer but we will be back in September. Check out the details on the MM Blog.


Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 24, 2016

Happy Birthday to You

I am in the process of revamping my craft space in a big way. As of last weekend all my craft supplies are sitting in piles on every single piece of furniture in our family room.

Yesterday my husband asks for a couple of cards for next week... not sure how he missed that whole "disassembled" state, or the mess.

So last night I found a space in the middle of chaos to create a couple for cards, funny enough it has been the most productive I have been with crafts in weeks. I also found some forgotten paper that worked for what I needed.



I used simple layers for this card, I added a little accent twine and popped up the sentiment. It is CAS but works.

Supplies: White and gray cardstock, Designer Paper, Stamps and die cuts - Inspired by Stamping, twine.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

June 20, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #210

Good Morning and Happy Monday, we have a new Challenge for you for The Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. Bonnie is our hostess and she wants Use Peace, Love and/or Joy on your Christmas Card .



I created a CAS card for this week. I stamped the sentiments then added the little wreath, I used my stitched die cuts for the layers then I finished with sequins.




Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, Verve - Holiday Phrases, wreath, sequins.



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

Thanks for visiting,

Nina

June 19, 2016

Deepest Sympathy

I am sure my craft supplies should they be able to talk would scream foul at me. I have spend very little time in my treasured space over the past few months.

This is a card I created a couple of weeks ago and I have not had the time to post.


I used scraps I had in a pile but I am unsure of the designer. I stamped the image and sentiment then layered them. I finished the card by adding some twine and a button.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

June 9, 2016

Hearthfelt Condolences

A quick post this morning. I had these scraps still on my desk from a card a few weeks ago. I decided on layers for the card. I added some texture to the cream panel then added some gray gems.

I did add a little foam tape between some of the panels to give it a little depth.



Supplies: Cream and gray cardstock, Designer Paper - Pebbles, Hot off the Press - Heartfelt Greetings, gems.

Thank for stopping by,
Nina

June 6, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #208

Good Morning and Happy Monday, we have a new Challenge for you for The Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. Sue is our hostess and she wants us to Create a cute/fun Christmas card for a child.


This picture does not do this little guy justice, he has shimmery silver parts all over him. I stamped the image 3 times, once on the card stock to get the antenna. I then stamped it twice on DP, if you look close at the paper you will see stars all over it. I fussy cut the images then put foam tape between the layers.

I added foam tape between the top layer and the background DP then finished the card with the sentiment and some silver gems that are fit for a cute little robot.



Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, Verve - Holiday Phrases and Birthday Bots, gems.

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


Thanks for visiting,
Nina

May 30, 2016

The Challenge #75

Today is a Wild Card Challenge for #75 of The Challenge, and this week this means a sketch.

This card did not start out so monochromatic, but as I started to pull the elements together it just sort of fell into that. I used the Kaiser Craft #Me paper pad and the die cut pages just made it easy.

I die cut the butterfly then put it through my Minc to add a shiny pewter. I love the sentiment DP running along the middle and added some accent with black twine.

In place of the half circle I used a die cut from the pack in a gray woodgrain. I added in a little gray piece of cardstock behind the Smile sentiment then popped it up with foam tape. I added a few gems to the butterfly body and called it done.



Stop over at Always Playing with Paper to take a look at what the design team has created for the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #207

Good Morning and Happy Monday, we have a new Challenge for you for The Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. 

I am the hostess this week and my challenge is for you is to Make a Christmas card with a bag or sack on it.

I had all sorts of wonderful ideas for this challenge.. none of them worked. So in the end I used matching papers from a paper pad with a good number of Santa's with his sack of toys.

I added  the die cut to the corner for the sentiment and cut off the access then finished with some natural twine.


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

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

May 29, 2016

Happy Retirement

It almost looks like the sun is going to shimmer and shine a little today :). After the rain it will make my garden very happy.

Posts two days in a row, I have not accomplished that is a long time but boy does it feel great. Quality much needed craft time was productive.

I used a card from Pinterest for my inspiration. You can see that card HERE. I like this layout so I may use it a time or two more.



It is all about squares :) and one small rectangle. Stitched squares created the layers, which are separated by foam tape. Square punches formed the petals of my flower then I used my Crop-o-Dial to round the edges. Foam tape between the flower layers gives it dimension.

Happy is a die cut, 4 layers deep. I killed my Xyron in the process :(. I added the gem to a large sequin for the flower center. I finished with the sentiment which is also popped up with a little foam.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

May 28, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #343

It is a chilly rainy day outside, perfect for some crafty time. I am playing along with Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Always the sketch rebel, I switched it up a little with how it all lines up.

This DP is more from the mini haul pile and perfect for a Fathers Day card. The double sided masculine paper is from Photo Play.

I used the Inspired by Stamping Masculine Tag II and coordinating die cuts for the image and sentiment. I added a little wood grain texture under the image to match the background DP. I finished with some twine and a button.


Thanks for stopping by,
Nina