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

June 8, 2017

The Challenge #86

Good Morning, we have a new challenge over at The Challenge. This week Lesley has create a fabulous sketch.


Layers, Layers, I love layers. I used some beautiful Kaisercraft paper for my card and die cut them using stitched die cuts. I finished with some gems, ribbon and twine.


 Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Kaiser Kraft, Penny Black - Happy Thoughts, gems, sequins.

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

Cheers,
Nina

June 5, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #251

Good Morning and welcome to a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. This week Debbie is our Hostess and her challenge is to Create a monochromatic blue Christmas card.


I dug through my significant stack of 6 x 6 paper pads to find a pad with lots of blue and voila. Those darn paper pads are an obsession. Anyway.. I digress for a moment :).

I put together a few layers an popped up the sentiment. I finished with a felt snowflake with a pearl.


Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Hero Arts - Sentiment, felt snowflake, half pearl.

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

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 1, 2017

The Challenge #85

The Challenge is back on a new day, most of the team is back playing along. Lesley has all the bio's up on her blog along with a introduction of a new DT member.. I won't spoil the surprise you will just need to check out The Challenge for yourself :).


Cupcakes and rainbows galore :). I pulled out my Distress ink and inked up a nice sized scrap of watercolour paper so that I could die cut a nice mix of colours. I figured why not have the balloon lift up a delightful cupcake. I used lots of foam tape to make it 3D.

I finished with the sentiment, sequins as well as a little Wink of Stella on the icing and some Glossy Accents on the cupcake base.


Supplies: White card stock, My Favorite Things - Die cuts and stamps, Paper Smooches - die cut, Lawn Fawn Die cuts and stamps.

Be sure to stop by Lesley's Always Playing with Paper blog to see all the fantastic inspiration. Play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

May 29, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #250

Happy Monday all, we have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge for you today. Deanne is our hostess this week and the challenge is to Create a Christmas card with a rustic feel.
I could not decide which of these papers I wanted to use most so I used them all :). I distressed the edges of the DP before added a layer of brown cardstock, I also added some dark ink to the edges to give it a more aged look as well.

The sentiment and antlers are popped up with foam tape as are a couple of the buttons.


Supplies: Kraft and brown card stock, Designer Paper- Bazzill Basics, Woodware - FRCL220, Memory box and Poppy die cuts, twine.
Be sure to play along with us for the Merry Monday challenge, the design team has some fabulous inspiration on the challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

May 28, 2017

Congrats

Good Morning, it is another sunny beautiful day out my window so I wanted to get this posted early and head out to enjoy it.


I used lots of layers on this card, I printed the boots and salute from Word. I embossed the flag and added a button brad. I finished with a popped up sentiment and some small pearls.

Supplies: Kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - , Clearly Besotted - Many Mini Messages, brad, pearls.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

May 22, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #249

Happy Monday all, we have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge for you today. Colleen is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card using mistletoe.


I used a snowy embossing folder for background texture on the whole front panel of the card base. I used stitched die cuts to create a frame. I stamped and fussy out the mistletoe then used distress markers and a water pen to colour it. I finished with some silver twine and gems



Supplies: White card stock, Hero Arts -Under the Mistletoe, SSS die cuts, gems, twine


Be sure to play along with us for the Merry Monday challenge, the design team has some fantastic inspiration.



Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

May 19, 2017

Remembered

Happy Friday Everyone, I am looking forward to the May long weekend. The sun should shine and I am looking forward to lots of outside time.
 


I stamped and water coloured these pretty poppies then used my SSS stitched die cuts to create a frame that is popped up. I masked the flowers then stamped the script background, the sentiment is also popped up. I finished by adding in some dots and sequins.

Supplies: White and black card stock, Simon Says Stamps - Paw Prints, Penny Black-script, Inkylicious - Water Colour Poppies, drops and sequins, SSS die cuts.

Have a great long weekend, get crafty :),
Nina

May 15, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #248

Good Morning, we have a new Merry Monday Challenge for you this morning. Marcia is our hostess and her challenge is the Create a Christmas card using turquoise blue, green and purple.


It is really hard to see in this photo but mixed in the variations of the different shades of turquoise there is one that has a very green highlight to it. I matted this pretty strip of paper with some gold then did the same for the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape. I finished with some sequins and crystals.


Supplies: White and gold card stock, Designer Paper - Unknown, Hero Arts - Jolly Holiday, sequins and crystals.

Stop by the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge blog to play along and the Design Team has lots of wonderful cards to show.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

May 13, 2017

Good Day to Smile

Another note card today, this is another for the organizers of the crafty adventure.

I love the phrases in this stamp set, the little sun is adorable.


I used both sides of this double-sided page and added a matt in yellow, I stamped sentiment, layeed it and popped it up with foam tape. I finished with the little sun who is also sporting foam tape and a little Wink of Stella and some sequins and dots.

Supplies: White and yellow cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Simon Says Stamps - Uplifting Thoughts, sequins and dots.

Today is a good day to smile :),
Nina

May 12, 2017

Kindness and fun

Good Day crafty peeps, I have a cute little note card to share today. I had a grand adventure yesterday, there is a group of gals that headed over to the mainland to visit a few craft stores. Now when I say group, what I actually mean is a bus of 22 :) and it was a hoot.

The ladies who organized did a fabulous job, the Wilson's bus driver Larry was a character and a half and had us in stitched more than a few times. The stores were outstanding in their hospitality.

As a very small gesture I made up some notecards for the organizers.


The card is small, 2.5 by 3.5, I cut the panel of DP with a stitched die cut and added a border in blue. I stamped the sentiment, added the matt and popped it up with foam tape. I finished with sequins and clear dots.

Supplies: White and blue cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Simon Says Stamps - Uplifting Thoughts and Stitched Rectangles.

Thank you ladies for such a wonderful day. Thank you to Clipper Street, Precious Memories and Country Lane for taking us on :).

Nina

May 8, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #247

Good Morning we have a new challenge this morning over at the Merry Monday Christmas card Challenge blog. Sue is our Hostess this week and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card with a non-black silhouette.
 

I have so many wonderful die cuts I picked up this past Christmas, they make a card so easy some times. I added a simple sentiment to the panel and I finished with some twine and a very cool button I found in my stash.. not at all what I was looking at but turned out perfectly. I used my stitched squares to added a little extra details around the edges.

  

Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Clearly Besotted - Most Wonderful, Memory Box- Country Side Circle, button, twine.

Stop by the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge blog to play along and the Design Team has tons of inspiration.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

May 4, 2017

Mothers Day

A quick post today, I put this quick card together. I used simple layers and added the happy die cut. The rest of the sentiment is stamped and popped up with foam tape.

I finished with some small blue gems.


Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper - Anna Griffin, Sizzix -Celebrate Thinlets, Technique Tuesday - Say It Happy, gems.

Cheers,
Nina




May 1, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #246

We have a new Merry Monday for you today, I am the hostess this week. My challenge is to Create a card using the Night Before Christmas theme.


I was stumped by my own challenge.. we plan months in advance and at the time I was pretty excited about it :). In the end Pinterest was my friend and I found a vintage image that worked well for me.

I used stitched rectangles for the panels, the center panel is popped up with foam tape. I finished with some cream twine and some unique gems.
 

Be sure to visit the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge blog to see all the fabulous inspiration by our Design Team and challenge participants.

Supplies: Cream cardstock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, gems, twine.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

April 30, 2017

The Hunt

Got Moxxie, what a great name for designer paper. I used my stitched dies cut to get a corner of a 12 x 12 page and used a strip from the reverse side for along the bottom. I die cut and popped up a buck head that is embossed with some texture. The sentiment is heat embossed and popped up.

I finished with some sequins.



Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - GotMoxxie, Clearly Besotted - Many Mini Messages, die cut, sequins.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina 



April 24, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #245

Good Morning, we have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge for you today. Lori is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card using Kraft cardstock.



I love how my card turned out, yes I know toot tooting my own horn but...

I pulled out my American Crafts 6x6 paper, I love the blend of the Kraft and red plaid together. I added in one of the tags from the back of the pad and popped up the sentiment with foam tape. I added a little bit of twine in behind, I finished with some sequins


Supplies: Kraft and black card stock, Designer Paper - America Crafts, Penny Black - Believe, sequins.

So glad you popped by, be sure to check out the challenge blog and see all the wonderful designs by the Design Team and the challenge participants.

Nina

April 17, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #244

Good Morning we have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge for you. Linda is our hostess and her challenge is Use a wreath on your Christmas Card.

 
I had all these scraps from a 6 x 6 paper pad still on my desk so I though I would make use of them. I created two panels with stitched die cuts then added the the sentiment and heart panels. I added some foam tape to the wreath. I finished with some gems.


Supplies: Cream card stock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, gems, SSS - Stitched die cuts.

Be sure to stop by the Merry Monday blog to take in the fabulous card from the Design Team and play along.

Thank you for visiting.
Nina

April 11, 2017

Mojo Monday #492

Goodness it has been forever since I have played along with Mojo Monday, and crafted with my sister. I was so happy to do both last evening.

I love this sketch, easy peasy, Nina pleasy.. ok that was just silly but it is a great sketch and it worked perfectly for what I wanted to put together. Inside it says Happy Spring. I have a friend that had a pink scooter and it is out in full force now that we have nicer weather... a celebration I would say.


I used simple layers and added some texture to the base. I heat embossed the scooter and then used the matching die cut. I fussy cut pieces so that I could pop it up with foam tape. I added the cute little flower with a gem.

The sentiment is heat embossed and popped up with foam tape. I added some twine and finished with sequins. There are a few other items to mention too, like Glossy accent on the headlight ;).

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

April 10, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #243

Happy Monday all, we have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge for you today. Kathy is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Create a Christmas scene.

 

I die cut this pretty oval panel and covered it liberally with a glitter pen giving it tons of shimmer. I glued that to a panel of black glitter paper and added another layer of red card stock. I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto a piece of red card stock and popped it up with foam tape.




Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper - Bo Bunny, Simon Says stamps and die cuts, Memory Box - Country Road Oval.


Be sure to play along with us for the Merry Monday challenge, the design team has some wonderful inspiration.



Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

April 9, 2017

Inspired by all the Little Things #51

I had a little time to craft today, I am playing along with Inspired by All the little things.

I used stitched rectangles for both panel then added a brown cardstock matte. I stamped and fussy cut the flowers then added some colour with distress inks. I added a large sequin and a gem to the center of each flower. I heat embossed the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape.

I was inspired by the colours and the little swirl nest of the chicks.


Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper - Gina K Designs, Simon Says Stamps - Sketch Ranuncukus, gems.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

April 7, 2017

Happy Spring

I have been playing with my Distress Inks again and with some emboss resist as well. I heat embossed the background image in white then applied a rainbow of cheery colours. I used my stitched die cuts to cut out the panel.




I die cut the butterflies from black card stock and vellum then layered them together. I added shimmer to the wings. The bodies are die cut from gray card stock then covered them in Glossy Accents, they are also popped up with foam tape.

I stamped this cute sentiment then popped it up with foam tape.

Supplies: White and gray card stock, SSS - Circle Doodle Background, Memory Box - Rhone Butterfly, The Stamps of Life - bunny4easter, SSS - Stitched Rectangles die cuts.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

April 5, 2017

Deepest Sympathy

It is a wet and rainy day here but the cherry blossoms and tree buds are finally out in full force, spring is here and that makes me happy. I have a couple of trays full of little sprouts for my garden and I can see them being planted in the next couple of weeks.

  

I needed to create this card the other night, I used a new Reverse Confetti paper pad and simple layers for my card. I used this embossing folder that I think is so elegant.  The textured panel is popped up with foam tape and I added a mix of smoke and black gems. I finished with the sentiment and twine.

Supplies: Cream and taupe card stock, Designer Paper - Reverse Confetti, Verve - Deepest Sympathy, embossing folder, gems, twine.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

April 3, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #242

We have a new Merry Monday challenge for you this morning. Debbie is our hostess this week and her challenge is Add twigs or branches to your Christmas card.


I am in love with this 6x6 paper pad from Simple Stories, it is like the cards almost make themselves ;).



I used my stitched rectangles to cut out the panels, I used a branch punch for my corner pieces. The snowman panel is popped up with foam tape and I finished with some raised dots.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, dots.

Be sure to play along with us for the Merry Monday challenge, the design team has some great inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

March 30, 2017

Happy Easter

Good evening I have a quick post tonight.

I had these fun papers sitting on my desk from MTF, I love the kraft blended with the colours. I used my MTF dies to separate the panels. These colours are lighter than they appear in my photo.



I stamped and die cut the eggs and bunny then coloured them with my water colour pencils. I left them as is with not actual water colouring. I love the colours against the kraft card.

The center panel is popped up with foam tape and I stamped the sentiment directly on the bottom panel.

Supplies: White and kraft card stock, Designer Paper - MTF, Lawn Fawn-Happy Easter and Happy Everything, SSS - Stitched Die cuts.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

March 27, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #241

Happy Monday all, we have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge for you today. Deanne is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card in red, green and white.

 

I love these traditional colours. I went with a simple design for my card, I pulled out a sheet of DP from one of my 6x6 paper pads and my stitched rectangles and the card was pretty much done.

I added in a sentiment and some foam tape and finished with some black dots.


Supplies: White, red and green card stock, Designer Paper - Bo Bunny, Woodware - FRCL220, Simon Says die cuts, dots.



Be sure to play along with us for the Merry Monday challenge, the design team has some great inspiration.



Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

March 25, 2017

Sweet Baby Girl

So Much Fun... A blog hop for Lesley.

Lori has organized quite the hop, along with a added parcel bonus full of goodies headed Lesley's way via Canada Post. I love that I am included in this amazing group of crafty people.

This is the card I put together for Lesley. 

I love this adorable girly plaid paper it makes for such a great background. I cut it out with some stitched dies. I then heat embossed the onsie and used the coordinating die cut and popped it up with foam tape.

I added in a little heat embossed rattle and sentiment then finished with pearls and sequins.

Supplies: Pink and white card stock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, The Stamps of Life - onsieforbaby, sequins and pearls.

Given the number of participants for this hop, Lori has set up a InLinkz linky on her blog so all of us joining in can add our cards. You can find Lori's post HERE

Thanks for visiting,
Nina