May 23, 2016

The Challenge # 74

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


I used the colours and the grill as my inspiration. The paper and the die cut are both new and were sitting on my craft table. I used simple layers then added  the die cuts and some sequins.


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# 206

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. Lori is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Use a nativity scene on your Christmas card.


I used good ol' Google for my nativity scene, I don't have any stamps in my stash that would fit the bill so I relied on clipart.

I die cut the two frames with stitched die cuts then used my Minc to add more black to the silhouette and to create the gold panel. I used cardstock that has a light embossed texture on it, because of that the foil did not stick to tiny areas giving the panel and the sentiment a very cool look with tiny speck of black peeking through.




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

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

May 16, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #205

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. Linda is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Use a snow globe on your Christmas card.

I used circle die cuts to create the snow globe and some stitched hillside borders for the scene I created. I added some Wink of Stella to add sparkle and finished with twine and a button.


Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Papertrey Ink - Winter Hills, misc die cuts, button, twine.

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

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

May 15, 2016

The Challenge #73

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

I added some texture paste to the background with a hint of green and pink. I added a few sprinkles of glitter for some shimmer. I watercoloured the image using Distress Markers then finished with a bit of Wink of Stella.


Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper-Kaiser Craft, Penny Black - Playful, Clearly Besotted - Sentimental Type, button, 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

May 9, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #204

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. Deanne is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card with wood grain, kraft & white.


I created a frame with stitched die cuts in kraft and added a little hill before adding a heat embossed and die cut tree. I added some back ground snowy texture and finished with sequins.


Supplies: White and kraft card stock, Verve - Glad Tidings and winter fun, Lawn Fawn - stitched rectangles, sequins.

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 #72

Welcome to a new The Challenge, this week we have a colour challenge for you.

I added colour to watercooler paper using distress markers, I used Pearlescents watercolours to add simmer to the background. I then heat embossed the sentiment onto Vellum. I added a balloon with twine and a gem to finish.



Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper - Vellum, Simon Says - Happy & Smile,  Paper Smooches - Balloons, gem.

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

May 2, 2016

The Challenge #71

Welcome to a new The Challenge, this week we have a sketch to inspire you.

My crafty brain had a hard time with the circle element of my card. As I was on a wild hunt for a die cut, I had though to use a package of mixed elements I found that matched the paper. The flowers seemed work for me. I added some gold sparkle bits and finished with a sentiment.



Supplies: White card stock, Mama Elephant - Dream Big, Designer paper and elements - My Mind's Eye.

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 #203

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. Kristie is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card with Ombre colours and glitter.

Ombre colours.. well shades, black to grey, grey to lighter grey and then to white.. check. I will admit to cheating, I love these beautiful papers with the snowflakes and tree branches. I added a die cut - stitched large snowflake that I covered in black glitter. The sentiment is heat embossed and popped up with foam tape.


Supplies: White and black card stock, Papertrey Ink - Holiday Wishes, Designer Papers -Bo Bunny, gem, Lawn Fawn - Stitched Snowflake.

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

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

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