January 27, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #285

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday, we have a new Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge for you today. Kris is picking one of her past favorite sketches this week, and our sponsor is DeeDee's Digis.



I printed out the latte twice a fussy cut it and layered it with foam tape, I am loving they pre-coloured digital images. I added in the cute sentiment and finished with some coffee beans and a little glossy accents on the heart on the cup.






Supplies: White and brown card stock, Designer Paper – Fancy Pants, Dee Designs- Whole Latte Love,  The Alley Way Stamps - Breakfast Club.


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

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

January 26, 2015

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #143

Ackk the month of January is running away from me, I have not been able to do nearly as much card making as I would like. Thank goodness for my DT responsibilities :).

There is new challenge for you today over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. It’s Lori's Challenge this week - Create a Christmas card with a music them or carolers.



This week my card was created using another vintage image, I love these little carolers.  I layered the image and offset it, I have the sentiment popped up with foam tape and I finished with some sequins.

I added larger red sequins at first, but then decided I did not like it the next day. I would have been able to not use them but the little black ones are hiding glue spots.

Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper-Echo Park, Cornish Heritage Farms - Vintage Christmas, Pinterest image.

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

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

January 25, 2015

showCASe your style #7

I have a quick CAS card for this Sunday afternoon, I am playing along with a new to me challenge called showCASe your style.

I used a Spellbinder die for the main panel, I stamped the hot air balloon and fussy cut it out then popped it up with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment and I hand cut the flag tip.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper – Fancy Pants, Inspired by Stamping – The Sky’s the Limit, Spellbinders die cut, gems.
Thanks for stopping by,
Nina


January 20, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #284

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday, we have a new Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge for you today. Jessi is picking one of her past favorite sketches this week, and our sponsor is Doodle Pantry.

 
I started by turning the sketch, I have been so excited to use these cute little ants that I just HAD too. I love that they are pre-coloured (my colouring skills are questionable J). I found some simple papers that I think worked perfect to showcase the image.
 
I used a punch for under the image, I added some texture with an embossing folder to the flag and the ants and sentiment is popped up with foam tape.
 
Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper – Teresa Collins, Doodle Pantry – Balloon Ants, misc die cuts and punches, embossing folder, sequins.

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

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

January 19, 2015

The Challenge #23

This is my second post this morning, please scroll down for my Merry Monday post.

I am so excited that I am a Guest Designer for The Challenge #23.




I have to admit I struggled initially fitting all these colours into what I see as a CAS sketch. This was my third attempt but I have to admit I love how it turned out.

I used my Memento Teardrop Inks on glossy paper, I added each colour then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder so they would not smudge and also to add texture. I then used the Peek a Boo dots from MTF for an overlay. I heat embossed the sentiment then used a bit of scrap to die cut the butterfly.
 


Supplies: White card stock, Inspired by Stamping –Heartfelt Gratitude,  MTF – Peek a boo dots.
 
Check out all the fabulous inspiration that the Design Team has for this challenge, don’t forget to leave comments and join in the fun and play along.
 
Thank you for stopping by,
Nina


Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #142

There is new challenge for you today over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. It’s Kristie's Challenge this week - Create a Christmas card with a house(s).


I put together this CAS card for this challenge, I have had some October Afternoon - Make it Merry postcards in my stash for month and months and I was feeling a little vintage. The house is there... see it, peaking over the hill :).

I used papers that add to the vintage look, I popped the main panel up with foam tape and stamped a simple sentiment on the postcard.



Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper-Authentique, Cornish Heritage Farms - Vintage Christmas, October Afternoon Post card.

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

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

January 14, 2015

With Sympathy

It was with so many sad hearts that Saanich Police lost one of their own this week after a battle with cancer. There have been many touching tributes,  see one of them HERE.

I wanted to try a recessed window for this CAS card. I stamped thw tree in black then used a stitched die cut for the window. With the window still seated in the die cut frame I stamped the script in light gray. I then added the sentiment. I finished with popping up the front panel with foam tape.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Tree Stamp – Unknown, BoBunny- Sentiment Stamp, Simon Says die cut.

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

January 13, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #283

Feel like making a card J, we have a new challenge for your over at Tuesday Morning Sketches. It is the second week of the Design Team sharing their favorite past sketches. This week it’s Jenee's choice of a sketch. Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo.



I used the image Flower Pot, I coloured it with my water colour pencils then added same Glossy Accent to the pot area and the center of the flowers, I also added some clear glitter pen to the center of the flower petals.  I used my sentiments in place of ribbon flags then added a little twine and some wood grain sequins.

 
Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo park, Bugaboo - Flower Pot, twine, sequins

If you have not already done so, head over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to see what the Design Team have created and to play along with us.
 
Thank you for stopping by,
Nina


January 12, 2015

Merry Monday Christimas Card Challenge #141

There is new challenge for you today over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. It’s Katie's Challenge this week - Create a Christmas card with Critters.




I decided on a CAS card for this weeks challenge. I heat embossed and die cut both the penguin and the patch of ice. I added some shimmer to the ice with my Wink of Stella.

I heat embossed the sentiment then added some snowy texture to the panel. I coloured the penguin with some new Reminisce Marvy pens, they have a hint of glitter in them. The penguin is also popped up with foam tape.

I finished with some white sequins.


Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper –Echo Park , Lawn Fawn stamps and die cuts, embossing folder, sequins.

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


I am also entering this card into NBUS Challenge #3 over at Darnell's blog, I have never used these Marvy pens before.
Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

January 6, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #282

I always love moving past Monday’s I am not sure why they have such a bad rap but I do not enjoy the first day of the work week, so here we are at Tuesday and I am glad to report I survived yesterday :). 

We have a new Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge for you today. For the first challenge of 2015 we are looking back at some if the past sketches that were favorites for the Design Team and this week is Debbie’s choice. Our sponsor for this challenge is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.


I changed the sketch just a little, only because I just could not seem to get that circle element to look right. So I cut off the corner of the scrap that I had used for the circle die cut and just glued it on the card, then I offset the brown circle behind the focal image. I stamped the sentiment onto the DP and finished with some wood grain sequins.

Supplies: White and brown card stock, Designer Paper – Teresa Collins,  Sweet 'n Sassy-Cocoa's Chocolates, Technique Tuesday-Say it Happy, wood grain sequins.

The design team has created some fabulous sample, be sure to stop by the Tuesday MorningSketches blog to take a look.

Thanks for  visiting,
Nina