July 29, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #260

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday, I have a quick post this morning to play along with the current Tuesday Morning Sketches.
 

I printed off a digital image from The Next Stamp and used my watercolour pencils to colour it. I used lots of layers and was quite liberal with the layout, how could I not with these fun papers. I used a sentiment for the three dots and added some cute clouds around Tobi. I finished with a clear tinted sequin in the center of the pinwheel.


Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper-Pebbles, Your Next Stamp-Tobi with Pinwheel, Hot off the Press - Tiny words, Memory Box die cuts, twine, sequin.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina


July 28, 2014

Merry Monday Card Challenge #119 or.....

Surprise!! No Christmas cards today instead we are celebrating Leanne's birthday so this is a surprise hop.
 
 
 
I used a simple layout for my card, I pulled out some pretty blue printed paper that looks almost vintage to me. I added some small butterfly's with little gems for the bodies then finished with the sentiment.
 

 

Supplies: White and blue cardstock, Designer Paper - Graphic 45, Inspired by Stamping - Small Fancy Labels, gems, butterfly punch.
 
The design team has created some beautiful cards for Leanne so be sure to stop by the Merry Monday blog to take a look. The order of this fun hop is below:


Wendy Aungst
Lesley Croghan
Me (Already here :) )
Kristie Goulet
Debbie Henderson
Karren Johnson
Sue Joyce
Deanne Kay
Bonnie Klass
Katie Melhus
Margaret Moody
Kathy Schweinfurth
Lori Turner


And don't forget the Birthday Girl, stop by her blog to give a little birthday cheer Leanne Pugliese.
Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

July 25, 2014

Monkey Business

A quick card this morning, I am feeling under the weather so I have not made anything new the past couple of days. This is another card created when I was on holidays.

I think these sock monkeys are adorable, I created simple layers and added the sentiment which is popped up with foam tape. I finished with twine and a button.



Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper – Basic Grey, Paper Smooches – Birthday Sampler, button, twine.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina


July 24, 2014

Butterfly Sparkles.. or not

It is raining out..lots, and a little chilly too which would be perfect for crafting if I did not need to work. Have to earn the money to pay for all my fabulous craft supplies though :).
 
I made this card while visiting with my sister last week, I found these pretty papers in her stash. She cut this cute little butterfly out with her Silhouette for me, the DP really showed its white core so I decided to use a little bit of Goosebump and sprinkle white glitter on top for the background to see what the effect would be and to pull the white from the paper in.
 
 
It did not quite work out as I expected and the while glitter did not really sparkle but with the darker tone of the DP I almost think it looks better without sparkle. I did add some gems for the body of the butterfly.
 
What do you think?
 
Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper – Ki, The Alley Way Stamps – Jibber Jabber, Goosebumps, glitter, ribbon,  gems
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

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