July 23, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #259


Good Morning  and happy mid-week J.  I had a chance to create in my craft room last evening so I played along with the current Tuesday Morning Sketches.


 
This very cool image is from Graphic Fairy, my sister had it on her desk and gifted it to me so I could not wait to make a card with it. I turned the sketch and used lots of layers, the center panel is popped up with foam tape and I finished with some enamel dots.
 
Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper – Simple Stories, Car image – Graphics Fairy, enamel dots.
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Nina





July 22, 2014

The Challenge #10

Should, woulda, coulda.. but alas I was asleep at the craft table. I made this card while on vacation for #10 of The Challenge over at Always Playing with Paper.. Alas I missed the deadline but I am still going to post it.




I used some borrowed designer paper – thanks sis, and I even think I managed all the colours although my coral looks a little closer to hot pink. I stamped the sentiment right on the DP, added a popped up element made with a die cut,  a little bonus twine and a solo epoxy dot and it was done.

Supplies: White and gray card stock, Designer Paper – My Mind’s Eye, Papertrey Ink – Birthday Bash, Lawn Fawn die cut twine.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

Paw Prints

When I was on vacation I had the chance to visit my niece and her cute little sidekick.


I could not resist making a tiny card for a tiny treasure named Fancy. The card is about 2.5 inches square and was such fun to make. I heat embossed the paw and sentiment, I popped up the main panel and the paw print. I added some twine, die cut hearts and some girly red gems to the nails on the paw.


Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper -Ki , Sweet Stamp Shop - High Five, Memory Box die cuts, twine, gems.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

July 21, 2014

Merry Monday Card Challenge #118

Good Morning and welcome to a new Merry Monday Card Challenge. This week Lori is challenging us to use ribbon and buttons on our Christmas card.



I started with a printable stocking and fussy cut the main portion of the out from DP and added a little texture, I used some flower soft to give the top, toe and heal a soft fuzzy look and I also popped them up with foam tape.

I tried to create the background layers in the form of a mantle and I used an embossing folder to add brick texture to the top portion. I added three wood grain buttons to match the stocking and used a little piece of cream ribbon with gold trim to hang the stocking. I finished with a small sentiment.



Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper – Fancy Pants, Verve – Holiday Phrases, clipart, ribbon, button, flower soft and embossing folders.

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

Thank you for visiting :),
Nina

July 20, 2014

Where oh where

Hello blogland – I am on the last day of my vacation today L. I have had lots of sun, fun and visiting, I am happy to be home but I am not looking forward to heading back to work tomorrow.

I did not really take the time to stay connected so I have a few cards that I made with my sister that I will post over the next few days.

The girls did a little road trip to the big city of Kelowna for a little shopping and visiting. We love to stop in a Memories and More and Ever After for some craft supplies, we did not get much of a chance to play with our new toys when we came back so I am looking forward to spending some time in my craft room this week.


I did take some supplies that I dug out of that place DP goes to be forgotten and we had some great fun crafting throughout the week.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Basic Grey, Papertrey Ink - Birthday Bash, twine.

Crafty smiles,
Nina


July 14, 2014

Merry Monday Card Challenge #117

Hello Monday, we have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge for you. This week Deanne is challenging us to Use sequins on your Christmas card.
 
 
I have more than a few sequins in my stash, I will be the one still using them long after they cease to be popular.  I used a simple layout and added texture to the top portion with my snowy embossing folder and used a scrap of festive holiday paper on the bottom. I added some fine twine, then popped up sentiment and added sequins.
 
 
Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye, Moments - Happy Holiday, twine, embossing folder, sequins.

Stop by the Merry Monday Card Challenge blog to see all the wonderful inspiration that the design team has created.
 
Cheers,
Nina


July 7, 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #116

Good Morning and Merry Monday. We have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge for you, this week LeAnne is asking us to Use shades of green and white, neutrals are welcome on your Christmas card.

 
I love this DP,  who can’t -  it did all the work for me J. I added  a die cut sentiment an finished with some die cut stars that are popped up with foam tape and covered in a pretty green glitter. I also added a couple of gems the sentiment just for the fun of it.
 
Supplies: White and green card stock, Designer Paper – Carta Bella, misc die cuts, glitter, gems.
 
Stop by the Merry Monday blog and see all the great cards created by the design team, I love all that inspiration.

Cheers,
Nina


June 30, 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #115

Hey Hey it Monday, that means we have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge for you. This week Kristie is challenging us to Create an all white Christmas card we can use silver for the sentiment.
 



I went with clean and simple for my card.. that and lots of foam tape. I stamped the sentiment first  (in silver J) then I used a embossing folder for the falling snow. I used a Memory Box die cut for the cityscape. I popped up each layer to give the illusion of shadows and depth.
 
Supplies: White card stock, Memory Box die cut, embossing folder.
 
Stop by the Merry Monday Card Challenge blog and take a look at all the great creations by the design team, and perhaps play along.
 
Cheers,
Nina

June 26, 2014

Be Inspired #54

I put together a quick CAS card for the current Be Inspired Challenge.



I am still playing with the Prima papers, I used the colours and polkadots from the inspiration photo as my guide for this challenge. I fussy cut this cute little guy then popped him up with foam tape and added a couple of black pearls for the eyes. I finished with some twine and sequins.

 
Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Prima, The Alley Way Stamps - Birds of a Feather, twine, pearls, sequins.

Crafty smiles,
Nina

June 25, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #255

I had another little pocket of time to craft this evening. I used the current sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches as my inspiration.





I finally dug into my Simon Says June Kit, I love this pretty vellum. I used a Lawn Fawn die cut and added some fussy cut flowers as my shape. I finished with a tiny sentiment and some gems.



Supplies: White and aqua card stock, Vellum, Designer Paper – Prima, Simon Says – Favorite Flowers, Sweet Stamp Shop-Happy Birthday, Lawn Fawn die cut, gems.

Cheers,
Nina