October 31, 2014

Fiat-tastic

Happy Halloween J, my son is out on his own so I don’t do the big decorate around the front entryway like I use to but we do have a little pumpkin display in preparation for the little treaters. It has been a wet blustery week on the island but I hope it clears up for all the little ghouls and goblins tonight..

A new car deserves a little Congrats don’tcha think. I crafted this little darling last night while I was hidden away from the kitchen, pumpkin carving and urm cursing.  You would think I asked my husband to re-roof the house when the carving was designated as his task J ahh fun times. It is not as bad as I made it sound..really.

 
Anyway, I started with a printed out clipart of the Fiat and the little trademark. I did some layers in behind, I love this little sketch I made up and I might use it again. I added a couple of gems to the headlights but left the image relatively untouched. I added in the sentiment and popped up the Fiat symbol as if it were a button. I finished with a popped up balloon.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper –Say Cheese, The Alley Way Stamps – Jibber Jabber, Paper Smooches-Balloons, misc clipart gems, twine.
Thanks for stopping by,
Nina



October 29, 2014

The Challenge #17

I had a chance to play with my supplies last night. One of our friends needs a get well card and so I used the sketch from the current TheChallenge over at Lesley’s blog.

 
I went with a masculine card with a photography theme.  I like the simple layers then I added film strip running down center. I finished by adding the sentiment elements . I added a Get Well sentiment on the inside panel.
 
Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper – Teresa Collins, Bo Bunny – Mama Razzi, TPC Studio-Brush Stroke Greetings, Memory Box die cut.
 
Thank you for stopping by,
Nina


October 28, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #273

Happy Tuesday, there is a new Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge for us today. Our sponsor is Doodle Pantry and Debbie has created a great sketch for us.

 


The first thing I did was turn the sketch, I had it in my head that I wanted to use the Classic Cars set of digital stamps and papers. I used a gray background and added some texture with a gears embossing folder. I also added some texture to the black strip down the length and added some twine and a button. I finished with the sentiment and some sequins.
 

Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper and Digital Stamps – Doodle Pantry, embossing  folders, twine, button, sequins.
 
Don’t forget to visit the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge blog to see all the cards created by the design team.
 
Thank you for stopping by.
Nina


October 27, 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #132

Good Morning and Merry Monday, we have a new challenge for you today over at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge.  Lesley is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Use snowflakes, dry embossing and neutral colours.
 

 

I created a CAS style card, I heat embossed an array of snowflakes and the sentiment on center panel then backed it with a layer of brown card stock. I ran the whole thing through my Cuttlebug to add some snowy texture and popped it up with foam tape. I finished the card with some twine and pearls.

 

Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Verve Stamps – multiple sets, embossing folder,  twine, pearls.
 
The Merry Monday Design team of talented ladies has some great inspiration waiting for you over on the blog... Stop by, and play along.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nina

October 23, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #159

I am sharing in a quick card that I created last night for the current Freshly Made Sketches. I love this layout and I created a clean style card.
Sorry about the fuzzy image, I should know better than try to take one on the fly as I am running out door to work. I used a couple of simple layers, I backed the sentiment with a scalloped layers and popped it up with foam tape.  I added this cute little bird to tie it all in and finished with sequins.

Supplies: White and aqua card stock, Designer Paper – My Mind’s Eye, Lawn Fawn – Stamps and die cuts, misc punches, sequins.

Thank you for stopping by.
Nina


October 21, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #272

I find as we get closer and closer to the end of the year the fast the weeks go. October is already over half way done.. crazy.  It’s Tuesday and that means we have a new Tuesday Morning Challenge for you, the sponsor this week is Sweet 'n Sassy.




I printed off adorable Opal Owl a couple of times and fussy cut her eyes and belly and layered them. I uses a die cut tree branch for her to sit on and added some enamel eyes. I had this fun paper already sitting on my desk so it work out perfectly. I finished with a simple die cut sentiment.

Supplies: White and brown card stock, Designer Paper – Fancy Pants, Sweet 'n Sassy – Opal Owl, Lawn Fawn die cut, enamel dots.
Don’t forget to visit the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge blog to see all the wonderful sample created by the rest of the design team.

Thank you for stopping by.
Nina




October 20, 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #131

Just another Manic Monday, yup I have that floating around in my brain right now. I am sure it will stay there until something distracts me or another catchy tune takes it place.

We have a new Merry MondayChristmas Card Challenge for you. This week Lori is challenging us to Use non-traditional Christmas colours on your card.


After making Christmas cards every week for the past couple of years I am not sure there are any non-traditional colours for Christmas anymore.  Ornaments and other decoration come in a stunning array of shades and sparkle,  I am not saying I am going to run out and buy a supply or all purple or yellow decorations but someone will. So anyway, I chose to work this pretty DP that if I had to label some of the colours egg shell blue, mustard and brown.

I started with a heat embossed sentiment and framed it a couple of times and popped it up with foam tape, I staggered the punched edges so the brown would break up the back ground a little then added some stars to finished, the top stars are heat embossed with clear powder to give them a glossy look.

Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper – XX, Verve - , Memory Box die cut, misc punch.

Be sure to stop by the Merry Monday blog and gush over all the fabulous cards the Design team created, comments are always welcome.

Thank you for visiting,
Nina






October 19, 2014

Color Throwdown #314

I have a quick card this afternoon, I was able to craft in between all my chores. I am trying a new to me challenge, Color Throwdown. The challenge is to use red, pale pink and pale yellow.



I won a little prize basket a week or so ago and I have not had a chance to play with the contents yet.  These colors seem to be perfect for my new crafty items.

I decide CAS is the best bet, cute little butterflies and simple sentiments.


I have a ton of commenting to catch up, but I am going to save that for after my chores J.

Supplies: White card stock,  Designer Paper and sentiments – My Mind’s Eye, Memory Box die cut, gems.

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

October 18, 2014

The Journey

A few times a year there is a used stamp sale here,  what better to do on a Saturday morning then find some crafty items on sale. I put restrictions on myself though, I had to be able to envision a card with each item I brought. An empty change pouch later.. (don’t let the word change trick you into believing limited funds because a lot of loonies and toonies can fit in a tiny purse J). 

Anyway, I think I did pretty well with my treasures. I have also talked myself into leaving my purchases on my desk until I have used them at least once before putting them away.



With that said, it is a perfect day to make some cards and this is the first one with my new acquisitions. There were some items that caught my attention a little more than others so I pulled out The Journey by Tim Holtz for a masculine card.

I used lots of layers, all off center at different degrees. I popped up the clock face with foam tape and finished with some enamel dots. The picture is a little dark with it being taken outdoors but you get the idea.

Supplies: Natural white and black card stock, Designer Paper – Teresa Collins, Tim Holtz – The Journey, enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

October 14, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #271

It’s Tuesday and that means it is time for a new Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge. Our sponsor this week is DRS Designs. This challenge also has a judged twist of Holiday Themes, check out the challenge site for the details.


I had this Happy Birthday stamp in my stash so I needed to turn the sketch to fit the sentiment. I added in some ribbon and some woodgrain sequins as well.

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer Paper – Fancy Pants, D.R.S-Happy Birthday, ribbon, sequins.
Stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to play along, also check out the lovely creations created by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina