May 1, 2016

Flip Flops Thanks

My craft room is feeling abandoned after I have been away for a week. I ventured in to do a quick couple of cards yesterday and then sat down for some true creative time today.

I took me forever to get a theme in my head, in the end Flip Flops won the race. This little card is only a 3 inches high and about 2 inches across.



I stamped and fussy cut the flip flops and added some foam tape. The used a little washy tape for some added pizzazz. The sentiment is simple stamped and I finished with a little clear gel pen and gems.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

April 25, 2016

The Challenge #70

Welcome to a new The Challenge, this week we have a Masculine Inspiration Challenge.


I know that this is a prop of a plane but the black and chrome just screams Harley Davidson to me :), typically that is exactly the type of card I would create. Especially as it is for my husband's 50th Birthday.

This year however, there is a group of '66 babies at my husbands work that decided it would be fun to head to Vegas as a group. Hence the theme of my card, with the heart of HD of course :).



I used stitched die cuts on the center panel, then popped it up with foam tape. I then embossed dice onto chrome/silver and black card stock before using the same die cuts to cut out rectangles and squares. I finished with the sentiment that is popped up and added a little twine,

Supplies: White, black, silver card stock, Papertrey Ink - Birthday Bash, Simon Says Stamps - Stitched die cuts, embossing folder, twine.

Stop over at Always Playing with Paper to take a look at what the design team has created for the challenge.


Thanks for visiting,
Nina

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #202

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. Kathy is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Create a snowy Christmas card.



I found this wonderful postcard on Pinterest and figured the snowy scene would work nicely for Kathy's challenge.


I added some patterned papers that matched some of the colours in the postcard then finished with some clear gems.

Supplies: White card stock, Pinterest - Postcard, Designer Papers - Authentique, gems.

Be sure to visit the Merry Monday challenge blog to see all the inspiration created by the Design Team.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina



April 21, 2016

Think Tank

Think Tank.. Well actually a silhouette of a tank :) I bet there is a bit of thinking that comes along with driving one of these along.

I had such fun creating this card, adding all the small details. I cut the tank with my Silhouette. The hills are created with die cuts and popped up with foam tape. I printed off the flag and created two layers.



The card was well received so that always makes me happy.

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

April 18, 2016

Shear Excitement

I loved that I was able to get creative this past weekend, I will spare you the details but getting crafting has been difficult the past little while.

I had fun with this card though, I have found it is difficult to find crafty supplies for Hair Dressers/Stylist and so forth. I thanked my luck stars I found this cute DP. My stylist opened her own business so of course a card is needed :).



I printed off the papers and went with a simple design for my card base, using layers with foam tape for dimension. I cut the scissors with my Silhouette then coated them with silver Wink of Stella.

I used Word to print off the sentiments and also added a little black glitter foam and some embroidery thread.

Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper - Lovelytocu, Shears - Silhouette, glitter foam, embroidery floss.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #201

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. Debbie is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Use purple, white and silver on your Christmas card.


The top of the card was done with glass bead glitter gel, distress inks and a stencil. I added a band of silver and thin purple ribbon and finished by stamping the sentiment and adding a stitched snowflake. A silver half pearl is the final touch.


Supplies: White card stock, Faber Castell - Glass Bead Glitter Gel, Clearly Besotted - Brushed Greetings, Lawn Fawn die cuts, gem.

Be sure to visit the Merry Monday challenge blog to see all the inspiration created by the Design Team.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

The Challenge #69

Welcome to a new The Challenge, this week we have a photo inspiration.


I used a CAS design for this card, I used distress inks for the flowers and the crayon. I added some Wink of Stella for a little shimmer.

The center panel is popped up with foam.


Supplies: White card stock, The Stamps of Life - crayons2stamp, Simon Says Stamps - Stitched rectangles.
 
Stop over at Always Playing with Paper to take a look at what the design team has created for the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

April 11, 2016

The Challenge #68

Welcome to a new The Challenge, this week it is all about the colours.


I found this fun brightly coloured paper in my stash and it worked nicely for the challenge. I heat embossed the large small on a small tag and then did the same for the flowers then fussy cut them out. I added some gems and popped them up with foam tape.

I then heat embossed the sentient and popped it up as well. I finished with lots of Wink of Stella on the flowers.


Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper and sentiment stamps - Simon Says, Verve - Lean on Me, gems.
 
Stop over at Always Playing with Paper to take a look at what the design team has created for the challenge.


Thanks for visiting,
Nina

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #200

It's something to celebrate:). Happy Monday, we have a new challenge for Merry Monday - it is our 200th challenge. 


There are 4 options for this challenge, I chose to go with the colour challenge red, green, kraft and white. Of course I let all the paper do the work and just added some twine and a die cut button to finish.


Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, misc die cut, twine.

Part of the challenge is to invite someone as a guest designer. I asked my sister Barb to join us. My blog was a birthday gift from my sister back in 2008, and she is always inspiring me with her amazing talent. 


Be sure to stop by her blog Being Mrs. Miles to leave a little comment love. The rest of the team and their guests have created a ton of inspiration. Join in the celebration and play along at the Merry Monday blog.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

April 6, 2016

Bring on the Happy

My craft room have been very neglected over the past little while. I did get a chance to put a little ink to paper the other day.

I am playing along with CAS Mix Up  - April addition :) Although in typical Nina fashion I may have missed the CAS mark I was hoping for.



I stencilled the background using Distress Inks, I then stamped the flowers and coloured them with matching Distress Markers. I was not using watercolour paper so the ink did not mingle all that well.

I die cut the Happy from glitter foam and head embossed the sentiment on black cardstock in white. The flowers and birthday are popped up with foam tape and then I used Wink of Stella with a heavy hand on the flowers. The center panel is then mount with a rectangle of foam.

Supplies: White and black card stock, Verve - Lean on Me, Technique Tuesday - Say It Happy.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina