April 22, 2014

Deepest Sympathy


I have a quick card for the post this morning.  I used the papers from the second of the 12 x 12 paper packs I picked up on my recent trip to the States, I love these fabulous prints and colors.

I used a simple layout for a CAS card, I added a couple of layers then finished with the die cut flourish, sentiment and pearls. The sentiment is heat embossed and popped up with foam tape.

 
Supplies: White and gray card stock, Designer Paper – DCWV, MFT Die-namics, Verve Stamps-Deepest Sympathy, pearls.
 
Cheers,
Nina




April 21, 2014

The Challenge #5

I had a fabulous crafty day and I made a good handful of cards. Lesley posted a new sketch for The Challenge that I could not wait to play along.


I used a new 12 x 12 paper pack that I picked up at JoAnn's last weekend when we went to Tacoma for the George Strait concert.. On a side note, fantastic concert – George Strait is one of those (in his own words - troubadour) that I have always wanted to hear in person and my wonderful husband made that happen.


Anyway, paper pad.. J love the patterns and colours, I am sure this one will be one of my favorites for the next little while. I have to admit to loving this linen ribbon too and made a button with large holes to accommodate the ribbon.
Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper – DCWV, Verve – Happy Birthday, Verve Stamp – Happy Birthday, brown linen ribbon, circle die cut.
Cheers,
Nina

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #105

Good Morning all, Happy Easter Monday...  it is a Stat holiday for me and I planning to get crafty today, It is also time for a new Merry Monday ChristmasCard Challenge. This week the challenge  is to Use a Christmas word or words and decorate each letter on your Christmas Card.


I know this card looks really bright, but I think all the glitter has thrown off the color for the camera. The background paper is bright and fun with all the little images. I used a new die cut I have from Avery Elle for the letters which are all heat embossed and popped up with foam tape.
I did the same with the stars that are hanging from black glittery twine.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper- Bazzill Basics, Avery Elle and Memory box die cuts, red glitter embossing powder.
Stop by the Merry Monday Card Challenge blog and take a look at all the wonderful creations by the design team, come play along and get a head start on your Holiday cards.
Cheers,
Nina



April 20, 2014

The Challenge #4

A second quick post this morning and again under the wire. This card is for Lesley's The Challenge.



I pulled one of the tags from way way deep in my stash, I added some twine and the butterfly.


Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, TPC Studio-Happy Birthday, Designer Paper-Simple Stories, Studio 112 -Margo Tags, twine, Spellbinders die cut.

Cheers,
Nina

Tuesday Morning Sketches #245

Happy Easter :) I have had time all weekend to craft but I seem to have gotten myself stuck on half a card and I can't seem to move on.. I did manage to get this card done for the current Tuesday Morning Sketches but dragged my feet getting it posted and I think I am now slipping under the wire.




This card is for Administrative Professionals Week, my husband asked me to put something together for the lady in his office.

I stamped the typewriter then printed the sentiments from Microsoft Word then finished with some wood veneer pieces.


Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Stampabilities - Typewriter, Designer Paper-Teresa Collins, Studio Calico-Wood Veneer pieces.

I have put the half card away and hope to get some creative time today :) wish me luck.

Cheers,
Nina

April 14, 2014

Merry Monday Card Challenge #104

Monday again and we have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge for you. This week it is a colour challenge, use Slate, Kraft and White or Cream on your card.





I used a white card base then created layers with dark grey, kraft cardstock and designer paper, I stamped the image on kraft card stock with a gray ink then used a clear embossing powder that made it a little darker and layered it on the grey cardstock and popped it up with foam tape on a white layer. I heat embossed the sentiment in black, the die cut a couple of little birds, one in designer paper and one in dark grey and heat embossed them in clear embossing powder and popped them up with foam tape.




Head over to the Merry  Monday Card Challenge blog and take a peek at all the creations by the design team, maybe share a little comment love and your could even play along.


Cheers,
Nina

April 8, 2014

Silhouette Sympathy

This is the last of the Sympathy cards I did in a set, I love the simple layout. I used a cut file I had in my Silhouette library and altered it to just do the one panel. The sentiment is just a font cut. I am still getting the hang of getting cuts nice and clean.
 
 
Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Silhoette cut file and sentiment.
Cheers,
Nina

April 7, 2014

Merry Monday Card Challenge #103

Monday rolls around again.. it means that we have a new Merry Monday Challenge. This week the challenge is to use a snowman on your Christmas Card.





I had fun with this card, I heat embossed the snowman then fussy cut him out as well as his mittens. I used some simple layers and added a heat embossed sentiment. I added some over long twine attached to the mittens and the snowman and his mittens are popped up with foam tape. I finished with some sequins.


Supplies: White and blue card stock, Designer Paper – Echo Park, The Alley Way Stamps - , twine, sequins.

Stop by the Merry Monday Card Challenge Blog to see all the Design Team’s creations, take a little time and play along with us.

Cheers,
Nina

April 6, 2014

For Mom

A quick post this afternoon for a Mother’s Day card that I created, I have seen this technique around on the Internet the last little while and I think I have actually used it before but I like the simplicity of using these little punched envelopes.


I punched them all out from the same 6x6 paper pad and then alternately popped them up with foam tape and then I finished with some pearls.  Mom is heat embossed in brown, I stamped For My in brown ink.

Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper-Graphics 45, The Stamps of Life words4family, envelope punch, pearls.

Cheers,
Nina

April 4, 2014

Lorelai Leaf Sympathy

Another sympathy card to post today, I found this scrap of DP in my stash but I don’t recall who made it.

I heat embossed the sentiment in brown on Vellum, then die cut the leaf, I finished with some pearls.
Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, vellum, Designer Paper – Unknown, Mermory Box - Lorelai Life die cut, Pearls.

Cheers,
Nina