August 19, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #263


Happy Tuesday, it is time for a new Tuesday Morning Sketches, we have a fabulous sketch created by Debbie for this challenge and our sponsor this week is Sami Stamps.
 

I love layers and this sketch is perfect for them, so I grabbed one of my current fav for DP a 6x6 pad by Teresa Collins. I printed out this stunning image by Sami Stamps and added some colour with my Tombow markers.  The sentiment is popped up with foam tape and I finished with some gems on the flowers and along the side.



Supplies: Cream and grey card stock, Designer Paper - Teresa Collins, Sami Stamps - Butterfly flower, Papertrey Ink - Birthday Bash, gems. 

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 

August 18, 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #122

Merry Merry Monday everyone, it is time for a new Merry Monday Christmas Challenge. Sue is our hostess this week, and she is challenging us to Use Black, Gold and Silver for your card.


I have had these checked glitter papers in my supplies for forever, I cut them in to strips and alternated. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder flecked with silver and popped it up with foam tape.


Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper – Unknown, Woodware - Cheer.

The Merry Monday design team has some fabulous cards created as inspiration.. Stop by, and play along.

Thank you for visiting :),
Nina



August 17, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #149

I have been cutting it so close for a number of birthday’s this summer, this card needs to make in to the mail tomorrow if it is going to arrive in time.
I used the current Freshly Made Sketches as my guide, cutting it close for the challenge:). I am loving my new 6x6 Teresa Collins paper pads, I keep reaching for them over and over. I stayed pretty close to the sketches and just added the sentiment offset and some sequins.


Supplies: White and gray card stock, Designer Paper – Teresa Collins, Paper Smooches-Salutations, sequins.
Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

Miss You

I managed a little Sunday stamping today, this cute little card seemed to take me forever and boy did I have a mess when it was done.

I pulled out a handful of misc die cuts and set about creating this little scene, I finished with a little Wink of Stella on the clouds.


Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper – Pebbles, Lawn Fawn – Stamps and Die cuts, Sweet Stamp Shop – I Miss you, Memory Box –die cut.

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

August 14, 2014

Owl you been.

I love this sentiment, and this cute owl. I used a simple layout for this card, I heat embossed  the owl and  the sentiment. I fussy cut the bird and popped the sentiment up with foam tape, then I added some burlap ribbon and some small die cut hearts.


Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper – Basic Grey, Jillibean Soup – You’re Tweet, Memory Box – die cuts, ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nina

August 12, 2014

Mojo Monday #358

I have not played along with Mojo Monday in forever, I love this sketch and it worked perfectly for a masculine card I needed to make.

I cut this motorcycle file 4 times and added some texture to the top layer. I stamped the Go Places sentiment on the center panel of the DP then popped it up with foam tape. I added some trendy tape in behind and finished some silver embellishments.



Supplies: Cream and black card stock, Designer Paper – Echo Park, Papertrey Ink-Birthday Bash, Imaginisce -Go Places, Trendy tape, Silhouette cut files – Motorcycle and wheel, silver embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

Tuesday Morning Sketches #262

It is Tuesday and that means we have a new challenge for you over atTuesday Morning Sketches. The challenge this week has a twist which is Watercolor and will be judged. Our sponsor this week is Craft Classes Online .


I matched my Tombows to the designer paper them added some color to a craft mat and spritzed water on it, I then used a paint brush to add it to my card. I stamped a image over top in brown once it was dry then added some gems.

For the cross panel I used an embossing folder to add some texture and also added some twine. I used a couple of die cuts for two different sized butterflies and added some Wink of Stella to the wings for some light sparkle. I used also used some gems for the body and finished with a simple sentiment.


Supplies: Cream and tan card stock, Designer Paper – My Mind's Eye, misc thank you, Stampin' Up! - Watercolor Trio, Inspired by Stamping and Memory Box die cuts, Wink of Stella, embossing folder, twine, gems.

Be sure to stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to join in the fun, also check out the fabulous creations created by the Design Team.

Jenee 


Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

August 11, 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #121

It's monday and you know what that means, it is time for a new Merry Monday Christmas Challenge. Wendy is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Use Pinecones & Greens with Plaid ribbon on your card.



 I wanted simple layers for my card, I used some distress inks to darken the edges of both layers. I stamped the sentiment and pinecones in brown then the pine in green. I had this fun plaid ribbon but it was a little too bright so I darkened it with the same distress inks. I have the center panel popped up with foam tape.



Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper – Fancy Pants, Papertrey Ink - Peaceful Pinecones, ribbon.

The Merry Monday design team has some great inspiration waiting for you over on the blog... Stop by, and play along.

Thank you for visiting :),
Nina

August 10, 2014

Seize the Birthday - Yellow

Sunny cheery yellow,  I don’t think I would have ever chosen to make an almost all yellow card on my own but the current challenge over at Seize the Birthday is to create a monochromatic yellow card. The challenge is to celebrate Lesley’s birthday and I like the way this card turned out :).



I keep coming back to this simple layout but it just seemed to work for this challenge. I found some yellow and white designer paper for the background and added some  twine. I heat embossed the sentiment and finished with some sequins.


Supplies: White and yellow card stock, Designer Paper – My Mind’s Eye, Inspired by Stamping -stamps and die cuts, twine, sequins.

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

The Challenge #11

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend, I know I am. I have to admit that we have had a wonderful summer so far and there is still so much more to come. Yesterday my husband and I went to a national park in the area Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse, a treasure almost in our backyard. We had a picnic and did a little historical tour… loved it.





Anyhoo, card.. yes.. right :). I made this card days and day well about at least 4 :) but just had not taken a photo yet. I am squeaking under the wire for  The Challenge #11, I only worked with the sketch that Lesley created. Is it too busy do you think? Does that embellishment look like a big eyeball? Ahh well :).




I love layers, so that is what I did and I was determined to use this designer paper too. I used a few die cuts for the different elements and finished with a popped up sentiment.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Teresa Collins, MFT, Spellbinders and Memory Box die cuts, misc thanks, enamel dots.

Thank you for stopping by,

Nina