October 21, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #272

I find as we get closer and closer to the end of the year the fast the weeks go. October is already over half way done.. crazy.  It’s Tuesday and that means we have a new Tuesday Morning Challenge for you, the sponsor this week is Sweet 'n Sassy.




I printed off adorable Opal Owl a couple of times and fussy cut her eyes and belly and layered them. I uses a die cut tree branch for her to sit on and added some enamel eyes. I had this fun paper already sitting on my desk so it work out perfectly. I finished with a simple die cut sentiment.

Supplies: White and brown card stock, Designer Paper – Fancy Pants, Sweet 'n Sassy – Opal Owl, Lawn Fawn die cut, enamel dots.
Don’t forget to visit the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge blog to see all the wonderful sample created by the rest of the design team.

Thank you for stopping by.
Nina




October 20, 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #131

Just another Manic Monday, yup I have that floating around in my brain right now. I am sure it will stay there until something distracts me or another catchy tune takes it place.

We have a new Merry MondayChristmas Card Challenge for you. This week Lori is challenging us to Use non-traditional Christmas colours on your card.


After making Christmas cards every week for the past couple of years I am not sure there are any non-traditional colours for Christmas anymore.  Ornaments and other decoration come in a stunning array of shades and sparkle,  I am not saying I am going to run out and buy a supply or all purple or yellow decorations but someone will. So anyway, I chose to work this pretty DP that if I had to label some of the colours egg shell blue, mustard and brown.

I started with a heat embossed sentiment and framed it a couple of times and popped it up with foam tape, I staggered the punched edges so the brown would break up the back ground a little then added some stars to finished, the top stars are heat embossed with clear powder to give them a glossy look.

Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper – XX, Verve - , Memory Box die cut, misc punch.

Be sure to stop by the Merry Monday blog and gush over all the fabulous cards the Design team created, comments are always welcome.

Thank you for visiting,
Nina






October 19, 2014

Color Throwdown #314

I have a quick card this afternoon, I was able to craft in between all my chores. I am trying a new to me challenge, Color Throwdown. The challenge is to use red, pale pink and pale yellow.



I won a little prize basket a week or so ago and I have not had a chance to play with the contents yet.  These colors seem to be perfect for my new crafty items.

I decide CAS is the best bet, cute little butterflies and simple sentiments.


I have a ton of commenting to catch up, but I am going to save that for after my chores J.

Supplies: White card stock,  Designer Paper and sentiments – My Mind’s Eye, Memory Box die cut, gems.

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

October 18, 2014

The Journey

A few times a year there is a used stamp sale here,  what better to do on a Saturday morning then find some crafty items on sale. I put restrictions on myself though, I had to be able to envision a card with each item I brought. An empty change pouch later.. (don’t let the word change trick you into believing limited funds because a lot of loonies and toonies can fit in a tiny purse J). 

Anyway, I think I did pretty well with my treasures. I have also talked myself into leaving my purchases on my desk until I have used them at least once before putting them away.



With that said, it is a perfect day to make some cards and this is the first one with my new acquisitions. There were some items that caught my attention a little more than others so I pulled out The Journey by Tim Holtz for a masculine card.

I used lots of layers, all off center at different degrees. I popped up the clock face with foam tape and finished with some enamel dots. The picture is a little dark with it being taken outdoors but you get the idea.

Supplies: Natural white and black card stock, Designer Paper – Teresa Collins, Tim Holtz – The Journey, enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

October 14, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #271

It’s Tuesday and that means it is time for a new Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge. Our sponsor this week is DRS Designs. This challenge also has a judged twist of Holiday Themes, check out the challenge site for the details.


I had this Happy Birthday stamp in my stash so I needed to turn the sketch to fit the sentiment. I added in some ribbon and some woodgrain sequins as well.

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer Paper – Fancy Pants, D.R.S-Happy Birthday, ribbon, sequins.
Stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to play along, also check out the lovely creations created by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

October 13, 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #130

Happy Thanksgiving to all us Canadians J, I hope everyone is enjoying a nice long weekend and some good eats with family and friends

My son is off gallivanting around Germany and my husband is still off hunting the illusive moose so I am hanging out solo today. I did get some wonderful family time yesterday though. Today is looking like a perfect day for card making.
 
We have a new Merry Monday Card Challenge for you today, Leanne is our hostess and her theme is Silent night.


I am pretty sure I have a sentiment stamp with Silent Night on it but I could not find it.. believe me I tried. So I went with a monochromatic look, I heat embossed the image and layered it. I added some back ground texture to look like snow and added a sentiment. I finished with some twine and a button.
 

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Design Paper-BBP, Inspired by Stamping - December 25th Labels, Papertrey Ink - Signature Christmas, Spellbinder die cuts, embossing folder,  twine, button.
 
Don’t forget to stop by the Merry Monday blog to see the Design Team’s creations, leave some comments along the way.

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina





October 10, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #157


I had the chance to play along with Freshly Made Sketches this evening.
I heat embossed this cute little bear then die cut him out. I had the shape for the sentiment in my scraps and it fit perfectly. I used some thicker twine for across the middle and finished with a punched out heart I heat embossed with clear powder.

Supplies: White and brown card stock, Designer Paper, stamps and die cut, twine and misc punches.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina


October 8, 2014

Mojo Monday #366

I think I have had enough yard work for a while, my yard but my sister is mean task master J. She has me pulling this and chopping that, stuff I have never done to my yard but boy does it looks great.

Even with sore.. well everything we have still be managing to get crafty. I used the current Mojo Monday Challenge for my inspiration.


I went with another masculine card for the challenge, I love all these layers, and I finished with a die cut button with twine and a sentiment.
 
Supplies: Cream and navy card stock, Designer Paper – Best Creations, Inkadinkado – Sailboat, Stampabilites – Birthday, button die, twine.
 
Thank you for stopping by,
Nina


October 7, 2014

The Challenge #16

It looks like another stunning day out my window. I spent a good number of hrs out in the yard again yesterday, mostly trying to take down a plum tree with a saw the size of my foot.. there is a lot to be said about having the right tools for the job. I mean the saw was in a kit I gave to my son when he was knee high to a grasshopper.. you know tools like big boys... not so much at least not for evil plum trees.



 I am pretty stubborn though and I will finish working away at the stump like a crazy beaver today. I have no idea what I am going to do with the pile of debris the size of my car though. To add to the excitement, this is my husband's favorite tree (I have no idea why) and I need to get rid of the evidence before he come back from his hunting trip.




I received a nice surprise yesterday with a call from one of the craft stores we stopped in up island. Crafty Capers was having an anniversary on World Cardmaking day and they were going to draw for few baskets of goodies. Both my sister and I won.. what are the odds of that happening :) So we plan to make a card with our new little treasures today.





This is a card for The Challenge over at Always Playing with Paper. I went with a masculine card, I will need a few of them in the coming months.



I used lots of layers, a little twine, toss in star or three and finish with enamel dots and foam tape :).



Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper - Teresa Collins, Papertrey Ink - Birthday Bash, misc die cuts, twine, dots.


Thank you for visiting.
Nina

Tuesday Morning Sketches #270

It’s Tuesday and that means it is time for a new Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge. Our sponsor this week is All Dressed Up, my card is featuring Boo did we scare you which is currently a 'freebie'.

 
How cute is this image, I coloured it up with my watercolour pencils then added some glossy accents to all the eyes. I snuck a spider web in behind the buttons and flag, the larger center button is popped up with foam tape.
 
Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper – Jillibean Soup, All Dressed Up – Boo Did We Scare you, misc dies, twine.
 
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