July 26, 2017

Llama Tell you...

I think this stamps set so cute, this card is for a niece who recently moved to my little neck of the woods. She is an avid knitter, so Llama tell you.. Ha, Love it!


I stamped and fussy cut the llama and added just a wee bit of colour. I added some glossy accents to the little tuff of wool on the head then popped him up with some foam tape.

The sentiments are also popped up with foam tape. I finished with some sequins.

Supplies: White, brown and yellow card stock, Designer Paper - Unknown, Gerda Steiner Designs-Llama Tell You, sequins.

Cheers,

Nina

July 20, 2017

The Challenge #92

Good Morning and happy Thursday. The weekend is almost here do you have some crafty time planned?

We have a new challenge this week for The Challenge, use black, white and a colour of your choice on your card.


I chose to use blue as my third colour, my designer papers are a blend of white and blue. I added a thin blue layer to the panels and I stamped the sentiments in black. I finished with some white twine, the center panel and the sentiments are popped up with foam tape for added dimension.


Supplies: White and blue cardstock, Designer Paper - Authentique, Close to my Heart-Life is Sweet, twine.


Come and play along with The Challenge, our Design Team has some beautiful inspiration created.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina


June 29, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #294

I had a little time in the craft room last night, I played along with Freshly Made Sketches. My husband and I have an anniversary coming up and this sketch worked wonderfully for a masculine anniversary card
I used stitched rectangles for the panels then added a thin layer of cardstock to each as the papers were of similar colours. I added a little texture to the brown hidden center panel with an embossing folder and popped it up with foam tape.

I used a die cut for the sentiment and fit all the pieces back into the top panel. I die cut the heart from a woodgrain pattern and offset it so that it would fit. I finished with some brown dots.

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Papercraft House, Simon says die cuts, dots.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 26, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #254

Good Morning we have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. Lori is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Use a moose on your Christmas card.

We will be taking a summer break after this challenge, there will be a long summer challenge with a gift card draw at the end. We will be back with bells on in September :).


I stamped and die cut the moose then used stitched die cut for the rest of the panels. I popped up the moose and sentiment then finished with some sequins.


Supplies: Cream cardstock, Designer Paper - Authentique, Sugar Pea Designs - Moosing you, sequins.

Come play along with us for the Merry Monday challenge, the design team has some beautiful inspiration on the challenge blog.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 22, 2017

The Challenge #88

Good Morning, we have a new challenge over at The Challenge. This week Lesley has us creating a card based on keywords. Our challenge will run for two weeks this time around.


I love this beautiful flower stamp from Verve, I heat embossed it and watercoloured it before adding a second fussy layer. The panel is popped up with foam tape. I added two layers of pretty bright papers.


Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Verve - Birthday Wishes.

Come and play along with The Challenge, our Design Team has some beautiful inspiration.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 19, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #253

Good Morning we have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. This week Linda is our hostess and her challenge is to Create a Christmas Card using a bear on it.


I used lots of layers for my card, then added a die cut of a bear silhouette. I stamped the sentiment on a panel of red then layer it and popped it up with foam tape. I finished with some twine.


White, kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper Echo Park, Penny Black- Festive Snippets, Frantic Stamper inc - Bear in the woods, twine.

Come play along with us for the Merry Monday challenge, the design team has some beautiful inspiration on the challenge blog.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 18, 2017

For Dad

Good Evening, as Father's Day rolls to a close I realized that I had not posted this card that was made for my Father in Law.

A CAS card with quick layers, I am down to the scraps with this designer paper and it has served me well over the last couple of years. I added a layer of DP then embossed a panel of brown card stock with a weave embossing folder. I stamped Dad right on the background then added the fishing hat which is fussy cut and popped up with foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment which is also popped up with foam tape. I added a couple of sequins to finish.

Supplies: White, kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper-Karen Foster Designer, Lawn Fawn-Dad + Me, sequins.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

June 15, 2017

The Challenge #87

Good Morning, we have a new challenge over at The Challenge. This week Lesley has given us a colour challenge.


I used my stitched square die cut for the main panel, I then heat embossed flowers in white and added pink and orange distress inks. I fussy cut the flowers and popped one up with foam tape.

I stamped beautiful onto the background and popped up Happy Birthday. I finished with gems.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Papers - Kaisercraft,  Simon Says Sketch Ranunculus, gems.

Stop by and play along for The Challenge, our Design Team has some great inspiration.

Cheers,
Nina

June 12, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #252

Good Morning and welcome to a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. This week Kathy is our hostess and her challenge is to Create a Christmas Card using the inspiration photo.


I used the colours, greenery and wood sign as my inspiration. I used simple layers using stitched frame die cuts. I popped up the sentiment with foam tape and tucked greenery underneath. I added some glitter gems and small little gems as berries to finish.


Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper- Carta Bella, Verve - Peace on Earth, punches, gems.

Come play along with us for the Merry Monday challenge, the design team has some beautiful inspiration on the challenge blog.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 9, 2017

Happy Day - Happy Heart

I was playing with some new Penny Black stamps and this is how it turned out. I need to practice the one layer background technique.

I started with the script stamp then added a journal page and finally the flower. I distressed the edges and added the punched edge. I stamped the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape. The edges are also distressed. I added colour with distress inks.

I added some ribbon and a die cut butterfly. I finished with sequins and gems.

Supplies: White and brown card stock, Penny Black -  Happy Thoughts, Dreamy, Lifes Journal. script, Memory Box Rhone Butterfly wings, ribbon, sequins and gems.

Have a great Friday,
Nina