May 26, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #302

We have a new Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge for you today. I love this simple sketch I can see myself using it again.


I used my set of stitched  rectangles for the base layers and stamped the sentiment onto the designer paper. I used other pages from the same DP pad for the coffee cup (which is popped up with foam tape) and rectangle center element. The heart is coated in Glossy Accents and black glitter and popped up with foam tape. I finished with sequins.




Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper -Simple Stories, misc Simon Says Die Cuts and stamps, glitter.
The design team has created some lovely cards, stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to take a look and play along.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

May 25, 2015

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #160

We have a new challenge for you today over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. It’s Karren's Challenge this week – Create a Christmas card with newsprint on it.


I used some DP that look like a newspaper for my card, I pulled out my die cuts that are shaped like a book and added some foam tape between the layers. I added a small tassel, a type writer font sentiment and a layers poinsettia with some gems.



Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, misc die cuts, twine, gems.

The Merry Monday Design team has some posted some fantastic cards over on the challenge blog for inspiration. Stop by, play along and don't forget to leave some comments.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

May 21, 2015

Sparkle a little

Good Morning,

I love it when I manage to sit down for a little creative time in the evening.  I used a simple layout with layers. The sentiment is heat embossed, matted then popped up with foam tape.



Supplies: White and gray card stock, Designer Paper -My Minds Eye, Simon Says Stamps - Congratulations.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

May 19, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #301

We have a new Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge for you today. Our sponsor this week is  Stitchy Bear Stamps.

I love this sketch is perfect for layers, this double-sided DP was sitting on my desk so it is the first thing I grabbed. I think this image is perfect for this paper too. I used stitched die cuts and popped up each layer with foam tape. I added a simple sentiment that I printed off in MS Word and finished with some gems.



Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper -My Minds Eye, Stitchy Bear - Poppy, misc die gems.

The design team has created some lovely cards, stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to take a look and play along.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

May 18, 2015

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #159

We have a new challenge for you today over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. It’s Debbie's Challenge this week – Create a Christmas card with a non-evergreen tree(s).


I stamped the sentiment first then used stitched rectangles for the layers, once I stamped the little scene I coloured the items with Spica glitter markers and popped the layers up with foam tape. I finished with white and black twine.


Supplies: White  and  black card stock, Verses - We Wish You, Stampendous - Winter Trees,  Simon Says die cuts.

The Merry Monday Design team has some posted some wonderful cards over on the challenge blog for inspiration. Stop by, play along and don't forget to leave some comments.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

May 16, 2015

Hand in Fist

This is the last card is the series of masculine cards.


I was half way through making this card when I realized I was using Halloween DP, I am pretty sure no one will spot the teeny tiny spider webs. The theme for this card is Use of Force. I printed off the image and layered it. I added a gray rectangle and a black square of cardstock, both are embossed. I finished with half pearls.

Supplies: White, black and gray cardstock, Image - Google, twine pearls.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

May 14, 2015

On that note

This is the third card is the series of masculine cards.



For the background I found an article in a Police officer magazine on the use of the non-lethal weapon a beanbag shotgun. I lightly inked the edges in gray, used a punch for the edge then added some twine. The image is printed, layers and popped up with foam tape, I finished with some dots.

Supplies: White, black and gray cardstock, Image - Google, twine pearls.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

May 13, 2015

Go Go Green

This is the second card in a series of masculine cards I mentioned in a earlier post.


I used an embossing folder for the background texture, added a couple of layers of cardstock positioned vertically. I printed the image out, layered it and popped it up with foam tape. I finished with some half pearls.

Supplies: White, black and green cardstock, Image - Google, pearls.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

May 11, 2015

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge # 158

We have a new challenge for you today over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. It’s Deanne’s Challenge this week – Create a Christmas card using a stencil.


Out came the embossing paste and a one of the stencils I have hidden away. I die cut the center panel with stitched rectangle then used the embossing paste with the stencil to create tree and liberally used Black, blue gun metal and silver glitter. I used black and silver for the layers.


Supplies: White , black and silver card stock, stencil, Simon Says die cuts, glitter.

The Merry Monday Design team has some posted some fabulous cards over on the challenge blog for inspiration. Stop by, play along and don't forget to leave some comments.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

May 8, 2015

Camo all the way

I have a series of masculine cards to share over the next few days. My crafty mojo has been in hiding for the past little while, this interesting request from a friend brought it back with a vengeance.

The cards are for a team of lead instructors, professionals teaching the correct way to handle lethal and non-lethal weapons and Use of Force.


This first card is for a guy that loves camo. The image was provided by the requestor of the card so I don't know its origin.

I first found a random picture of some camo fabric and turned it into background image. I printed and layered as well as popped  the image up with foam tape. I finished with some black half pearls.

Supplies: White and black card stock, Images - Google, twine, pearls.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina