December 20, 2014

Best Day Ever

We were out at Costco today and boy was it crazy, I guess it has something to do with it being the last weekend before Christmas.

I also spent some quality time in my craft room today and even managed to put together a card or two.  I have a few never been used items sitting on the side of my desk so I decided to play a little.

 I layered the sentiment and also cut out a few of the small sentiment squares and popped them up with foam tape. I finished with some twine and gems.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper – Teresa Collins, Studio G-Best Day Ever, twine, gems.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

December 18, 2014

Sharing some Happy

What a crazy week I have had at work, coming home to my craft room to wind down a little has been wonderful.

I will admit to being really really addicted to my 6x6 paper pad collection, I can't seem to help myself when I see new ones. This means I have small stacks of them all over my desk.. I tell no lie :).

So with this card is was a eeny meeny miney moe scenario, with the DP pad which one was picked was the one I made a card with. I think it working out ok, soft colours and a touch of glamour.


I used lots of layers, then die cut the sentiment and chose a panel die cut to use around it. I finished with some sequins. I did add a little clear star pen to the happy to cover up my generous glue application.

Supplies: White and light aqua cardstock, Designer Paper-Teresa Collins, Technique Tuesday-Say it Happy, Simon Says –Happy, sequins.

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

December 17, 2014

Need a little oil?

I created this card for a friend of ours who is getting hip replacement surgery this week, they are going to replace a recalled hip he had put in about 6 years ago. The current hip actually squeaks or so I am told. Being as this gent is handy around the house I tried for a play on words.



I used a pre-coloured image from Doodle Pantry and used MS Word for my sentiments. I added in a trio of buttons shaped like screws, some twine and popped up the focal image with foam tape.

Supplies: White and brown card stock, Designer Paper-Echo Park, Doodle Pantry-Classic Tools, brads, twine.

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

December 16, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #239

We have a new Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge which means we have a new sketch for you. Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo.



I used Window Santa on my card, I printed it out three time so that I could layer it to created a 3D style card. I used my watercolour pencils for adding colour and my Wink of Stella for the shimmery snow. Santa has some sparse Flower Soft for the cuffs on his hat and sleeves, I did not want it so thick to hid the image underneath.
I added a stitched snowflake in behind and added a small sentiment, I finished with some silver sequins.



Supplies: White and bluecardstock, Designer Paper – Echo Park, Verve-, Lawn Fawn-Stitched Snowflake, sequins, Flower Soft.

Be sure to stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and take a look at the wonderful card created by the design team.

Thanks for visiting,


Nina

December 15, 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #139

It is only 10 short days till Christmas. I have everything in the mail that should be whisked away by Canada Post and any new Christmas cards I make will now be for next year, today's card included.  

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




I love these soft wintry designer papers, I will also admit to using a very CAS design. I stamped the sentiment and then used a tag die, I added some white twine with silver filament and finished with some sequins.



Supplies: White and light auqa card stock, Designer Paper-Echo Park, KaiserCraft-Yuletide, Lawn Fawn-Tag, sequins, twine

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 visiting,
Nina

December 14, 2014

Stitched Snowflakes

It is a weekend of Christmas gatherings for us this weekend, but I did get some quality time in my craft room today.

This card has actually been sitting on my desk for over a week unfinished, I kept changing it over and over because I was not happy with it. I am glad I have it finished and I like how it turned out.

Simple layers, stitched snowflakes and sequins, sounds so simple.

Supplies: White and red cardstock, Designer Paper – Authentique, Verve-Joyous Noel, Lawn Fawn-Stitched Snowflake, sequins.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

December 10, 2014

Christmas Ornaments

I have lost two stamps in the creative mess I have going on. Of course one of them being my current favorite birthday stamp, the second being a small pair of shears. I think I have searched for them both over and over again 15 times over, where the heck have they scuttled off too…probably with all those missing socks...Sigh.

 Anyway, the missing shears put me into a crafty funk as I was halfway through a card for my hairdresser. I have since put that project aside in case a miracle occurs and I miraculously find the shears.

I am mostly over my funk but decided to case one of my own cards. I made this card in blue a few weeks back for Merry Monday.The creation of these cards just added to the mess I have and leaving a glitter shimmer to everything. No glitter was harmed in the making of these cards :).


Supplies: White, red and brown card stock, KaiserCraft-Yuletide, Memory Box die cuts, glitter.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

December 9, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #238

December is speeding along at a quick rate, can you believe it is already the 9th and only a couple short weeks to Christmas.

We have a new Tuesday Morning Sketches for you, not only do we have a great sketch but it is also twist week and you will be playing from a bingo card. Our sponsor this week is Doodle Pantry.

 
I used the Snowman Cheer for my card, I love the pre-coloured images and my new steal of a deal printer does a fantastic job with them. For the twist this week I went diagonal with glitter, embossing and brads. Ok Ok may a single brad but it counts J.
 

I love all these fantastic layers, I used designer paper that reminded me of one of patterns you see on the knitted Christmas sweaters. All those little reindeers are so cute, and I flipped the DP for the top and bottom sections.  I backed it with navy cardstock, which I also used for the embossed cross section.

I used a die cut for the snowman and popped it up with foam tape. The button for his vest is a small brad, and I added some iridescent glitter with warm blue highlights for the snow.  I added in some twine with a die cut button and the sentiment to finish.
 
Supplies: White and navy card stock, Designer Paper-Echo Park, Doodle Panty-Snowman Cheer, Spellbinder and misc button die cut, embossing folder, twine, glitter, brad.
 
Be sure to stop by the TuesdayMorning Sketches blog to see all the design team creations.
 
Thanks for visiting,
Nina




December 8, 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #138

We are right back around to Monday again, that means we have a new Merry Monday challenge for you. Debbie is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Use Silver, gold and white on a card which one other colour.
 
When I started out it was a simple card, but in typical Nina fashion I made it a little more complicated.  I decided on a square card using a white base. I layers thin silver and gold vellum for thin borders, then added another layer of white card stock. I created the snowflake out of the same vellum and cardstock and layered it. I added a small sentiment and silver and gold sequins then finished with some blue crystals.

It is not the best picture, all that white and shimmery goodness played tricks with my camera.


 
Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper – Silver and gold vellum, Verve-Holiday Phrases, Lawnfawn due cuts, sequins, crystals.
 
Be sure to stop by the Merry Monday challenge blog to see all the design team creations.
 
Thanks for visiting,
Nina


December 5, 2014

The Challenge #20

True story, I am usually a pretty organized person. So when I was planning time off work for my vacation to  Mexico last week I made sure that I would have an extra day to get back on track after returning home well after midnight on Saturday. I mean Sunday would be a bust with unpacking, laundry and such. Only thing is, come Monday I totally forgot I have booked the day off. Sooo, Monday morning and off I go to work ( I am early shift so an early start). My co-worker walks in a couple hrs later and says hey aren’t you off today…. Right.

So in place of the my silly mistake I have today off, and I have to say it worked out better.  Today is all about getting Christmas shopping done, prepping and mailing Christmas cards and having a Nina day.  Of course a Nina day always included making a card or two.



I am playing along with The Challenge over at Always Playing with Paper, I think I have missed the last couple :(. I am playing along with the sketch and the colour combo, I used a navy layer for the border the rest of the colours are taken care of with the DP. I added a die cut flower, some crystal gems and some twine.


Supplies: Navy and white card stock, Designer Paper – Teresa Collins, Inspired by Stamping – Small Fancy labels, misc die cuts, crystal gems, twine.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina