November 25, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #277

We have a new Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge for you today,  we are using a sketch that I created and our sponsor is Dies R Us.



I went with a CAS card and tried for a little elegance. I stamped the sentiment, layered it and popped it up with foam tape. I used some sheer ribbon that I have going through a ribbon guide.



Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper  XXX,  Stamps, ribbon, ribbon guide.


Be sure to visit the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge blog to see what the design team has created, we would love for you to play along with us.


Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

November 24, 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #136

Good Morning , there is new challenge for you today over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. It’s Bonnie’s challenge this week and it is to Use the colours Red, Green and White
on your card.


I wanted to have a CAS card this week, and it almost turned out a little rustic. I used a stitched die cut for the center panel then added some twine. The sentiment is heat embossed and popped up with foam tape. I added some sequins and glued the panel to the background layer.



Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper – Carta Bella , Stampendous - Holiday Words, Lawn Fawn die cut, twine and sequins.

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

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

November 18, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #276

We have a new Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge for you today, Jessi has created this fantastic sketch for you and our sponsor this week is Diane’s Daydream Designs.


I turned the sketch so that I could use the Live Laugh Love album tutorial from Diane’s Daydream Designs as the guide for my card. The notepad page is provided as part of the tutorial so I printed it off and used it as part of my focal point. I stamped the sentiments and layered them, and added in some gems for the paper holes. I used simple layers for the background segments and the flag. I used a die cut button that also embosses and added in some hemp twine.



Supplies: Kraft and black card stock, Designer Paper – Simple Stories, Technique Tuesday – Live Laugh Love, Diane’s Daydream Designs -Live, Laugh, Love album Tutoral, gems, misc die cut, twine.



Be sure to stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge blog to see what the design team has created, we would love for you to play along.



Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

November 17, 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #135

Good Morning , there is new challenge for you today over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. Sue is our hostess and her challenge is to Create a card featuring Christmas Bells.



I went with a country feel, all the edges are inked and I used layers. the bells are fussy cut and popped up with foam tape as is the dove.




Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper - Authentique, Verve-Bright Spirits, Spellbinders, ribbon.
 
The Merry Monday Design team has some wonderful inspiration waiting for you over on the blog. Stop by, play along and don't forget to leave some comments.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

November 12, 2014

Hello Kitty

I have to admit this is a cute critter, I am hoping the young lady it was made for likes it. I used my Silhouette to cut out Hello Kitty, I don’t use my Sil much so it took me  a few tries for the different colours. My desk looked like it could put together a little pride of little zombie Hello Kitty’s.


 
I did pull it all together though, and I the only one who really know which parts are not really fitting J. I used a red glitter embossing powder for the bow and I popped up eyes and nose with foam tape and added glossy accents. The sentiment and Hello Kitty are popped up with foam tape as well and I added a little twine to finish.
 
The Silhouette cut files was provided my sister Barb.
 
Supplies : White and gray card stock, Designer Paper – Fancy Pants, Paper Smooches – Birthday Sampler, twine, gems.
 
Thank you for visiting,
Nina

November 11, 2014

We Will Remember.

"A Day of Remembrance"

Image by Dalicar.
In Flanders Fields - By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918).

Tuesday Morning Sketches # 275

Happy Tuesday, there is a new Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge for us today. Our sponsor is DigitalDelights by Louby Loo. This week there is a twist to the challenge and that is Pumpkins & Leaves.


I have used Sunflower Arrangement on my card and then added some gems to the center of the sunflowers. I did a simple sentiment and popped it up on foam tape off center.


Supplies: White and brown card stock, Designer Paper - Teresa Collins, Digital Delights- Sunflower Arrangement, gems.
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





November 10, 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #134

Good Morning , we have a new challenge for you today over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. Wendy is our hostess this week and she challenges us to Create a card with ornaments in Silver/gray and blue.


Can you say clean and simple... you would thing right.. not in Nina's world. Picture this, a cloud of glimmering blue, gray and silver glitter hovering in a small room. It coats EVERYTHING. Ok, it is not that bad, well except even my husband seems to walk around with random bits of glitter stuck to him now and again.

I used my Memory box die cut ornaments and covered them in a the glittery blend then sealed them with Krylon. I heat embossed the sentiment and put it all together. I used a sliver pen to cover the ornament caps.



Supplies: White and navy card stock, Kaisercraft, Memory Box die cuts, glitter.
 
The Merry Monday Design team has some great inspiration waiting for you over on the blog... Stop by, and play along.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

November 6, 2014

Birthday bicycles

A good friend of mine and I have birthday within a couple of days of each other, last night we went out for  lovely dinner and conversation at a local brew pub.
This is the card that I created for her birthday, she is a hard core cyclist but I love the cute whimsical bicycles on this designer Paper.  I used my go to sketch and added some sheer ribbon and an popped up sentiment and finished with some gold sequins.


Supplies: White and blue card stock, Designer Paper- My Mind’s eye, Papertrey Ink-Birthday Bash, sequins, ribbon.
Thanks for visiting,
Nina

November 5, 2014

Congratulations - New Home


Boy did I struggle with this card, I had it on my desk for 4 days and picked at it here and there. I am still not quite happy with it and I even added some sequins after I took the picture.

The balloon and house die cuts are popped up with some foam tape. I also popped up one of the hills. I added in some twine for along the bottom and for the balloons. I finished with the sentiment.
 
Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper – My Mind’s Eye, Paper Smooches stamps and die cuts, Lawn Fawn die cuts, twine.
 
Thanks for visiting,
Nina