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

March 20, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #240

We have a new Merry Monday challenge for you this morning. Colleen is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card with a bell(s) on it.



I used a pretty vintage bell image from Pinterest for my card, I added a little shimmer with Wink of Stella. I added a couple layers of card stock in blue and gray then finished with some twine and sequins.



Supplies: White, blue and gray card stock, Bells, twine, sequins.

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

Thanks for stopping by,

Nina



March 13, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #239

Good Morning, we have a new Merry Monday challenge for you this morning. Marcia is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Make a Christmas card using copper/bronze, gold and turquoise.


Does anyone remember these papers from Bo Bunny, I found a sheet in my stash. I love all the glittery turquoise snowflakes and swirls.

I added some flecks of bronze and silver shimmer with some watercolours, it only really shows on the die cut and popped up winter sentiment but it is all over the panel if you look close. I heat embossed and popped up the Happy sentiment as well. 

I added in a thin brown background border as a final touch.


Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper - Bo Bunny, Simon Says stamps and die cuts.

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

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

March 9, 2017

The Card Concept #68

Welcome, welcome, I have a short post this morning. I spend some quality time with my craft supplies last evening. I am playing along with the current challenge over at The Card Concept.


My card went in a few different directions before it stayed its course. I am happy with the results. I loosely water coloured my flowers before die cutting them. I added a little shimmer with some Wink of Stella. I alternated with popping up the flowers and leaves to add some dimension. I tossed in a little silver twine and sequins.



I stamped the background with a light gray ink then added some ink blending using colours as close to Line and Aqua as I could. I used a thin gray border for an added layer.

Supplies: White and gray card stock, Altenew - Smile More stamps and dies, Simon Says Stamps - you Matter, silver twine, sequins.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

March 6, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #238

We have a new Merry Monday challenge for you this morning. Sue is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Make a Christmas card with a lamp post on it and decorate it with some bling.


I die cut the snowy designer paper and added the sentiment, I die cut the hills and lamp post then coloured and added shimmer with my Zig.

I finished with some sequins.


Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper- Penny Black, Verve - Bright Spirits, Lawn Fawn stamps and die cuts.

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

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

March 5, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #277

Good evening and happy Sunday, I was able to get a little crafty time this morning so I am playing along with the current Freshly Made Sketches.
I love this simple design. I used my Simon Say Stamps stitched die cuts for the layers. I stamped this masculine silhouette and heat embossed it. The panel is popped up with some foam tape. I heat embossed the sentiment and popped it up as well. I finished with some Zig Clear glitter marker and Glossy Accents on the lamp light.


Supples: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, Clearly Besotted - Many mini messages, Prickly Pear - JJ0047.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

February 27, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #237

Good Morning, I am your hostess this week for this week's Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. My challenge is to Make a Christmas card with shimmer or sparkle on it.


I pulled out a stencil and some texture paste for my card. Starting from the top I added black, steel blue and then silver glitter to a background of plaid designer paper. I heat embossed the sentiment then popped it up with foam tape. I added a thin layer of black card stock for a border.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Lawn Fawn, Penny Black - Hello Winter, Dreamweaver Stencil, glitter.

Be sure to take a peak at all the fabulous inspiration on the Merry Monday Challenge blog.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

February 20, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #236

Good Morning, we have a new Merry Monday challenge for you this morning. Lori is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Make a Christmas card with a stocking on it.



I used simple layers and a Little B sticker for my card. I pulled out my stitched rectangles for the panels, then added the sentiment. I applied the stocking sticker and added some gold twine. I finished with some half pearls.


Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - gold and kraft, Verve - Joyous Noel, Little B - Stocking, twine.

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

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

February 17, 2017

Always Remembered

Good Morning, I have a quick post this morning. I needed a sympathy card for a lost pet and wanted to share what I have made.

This paper was hidden amount my stash and perfect for this card, I created simple layers then added some twine. The sentiment is heat embossed then popped up with foam tape. I finished by added a small stamped paw that is layered.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - KaiserCraft, Simon Says Stamps - Paw prints on our hearts, twine.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina



February 14, 2017

I just love you!

Good Afternoon, a quick post for Valentine's Day. I was lucky enough to take the day off today so my husband and I spent the day together doing random things.

I created this CAS card. I used a gray background then added a layer of DP. I used left overs of the designer paper and cut out little sentiments and popped them up with foam tape. I finished with a die cut heart.



Supplies: White and Gray cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Simon Say Stamp - Scribble Heart.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina


February 13, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #235

Good Morning, we have a new Merry Monday challenge for you this morning. Linda is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Use a snowman, snowwoman or snow family on your Christmas card.


I created a simple card using some papers I received in a kit awhile back. I cut out the little snowman panel then added a frame that I created using two sized of die cuts and then popped up with foam tape. I heat embossed the sentiment then popped it up with foam tape as well.





Supplies: White card stock, Designer paper - Doddle Bug. Simon Says die cuts, Lawn Fawn - Critters in the Arctic

I hope you are inspired to play along with Merry Monday this week. Be sure to visit the blog to see what the Design Team had created for inspiration.

Cheers,
Nina

February 6, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #234

Happy Monday, we are back with a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. This week Kathy is our hostess and her challenge: Make a CAS (clean and simple) Christmas Card.


I love the idea of this challenge, things have been pretty busy lately and I have been trying to get the hang of making CAS cards for those times when I want to craft but don't have a lot of time.

I made a really simple card. I used a die cut for the trees and pieced it back together with DP paper scraps. I added a popped up sentiment from the same paper pack.



Supplies: White  and red card stock, Designer Paper - Pink Paislee, Simon Says - Winter trees.

Be sure to play along with us for the Merry Monday challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

February 4, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #42

Good Morning and Happy Saturday, I am so honoured to have been asked by Lesley Crohan from Always Playing with Paper to be a Creative Guest Design for Inspired by All the Little Things #42.. I am very exciting:)


I had all sorts of wonderful ideas flashing through my head when I say this image. In the end I went with a CAS card.

I decided to use some scraps I had on the corner of my table and I have this "love" stamp calling to me from my basket of new items to use.

I heat embossed the sentiment and popped up the heart with foam tape. I finished by mounting my top panel to some red card stock to add a little more colour.


Supplies: White and red card stock, Simon Say stamps - die cuts.

Thank you Lesley and team for having me as a Guest this week. 

I hope you will be inspired to come play along with Inspired by All the Little Things #42.

Thanks for visiting by,
Nina

January 30, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #233

Welcome to a new Merry Monday Christmas card Challenge, Debbie is our hostess this week her challenge is to Make a Christmas card with FIVE of something on it.


I chose snowflakes for my five something and I used a little emboss resist. I heat embossed the snowflakes on some watercolor paper then added background colour with Distress Inks. I used my Gansai Tambi Starry Colors set to add flicks of white gold all over the background.

I  did the same with the round circle but added a sentiment in black and popped it up with foam tape. I then heat embossed another sentiment in white on a scrape of blue. I finished with some gems.


Supplies: White and blue card stock, Simon Says Stamps - Circle Saying Holiday, punch, gems.

Be sure to take a peak at all the fabulous inspiration on the Merry Monday Challenge blog.

Thanks for vistingNina

January 24, 2017

Muse Challenge #200

Good Evening, a quick post tonight. I am playing along with the current Muse Challenge.

This is the inspiration card by Jenni Murray, its is darling.



I started with some flowers but I just could not bring it together. So I started over and this one was pretty quick to create using the Jenny's card like a sketch.

I love this paper, it is a older pad and I will be sad when I have used up all the scraps which are all that are left.

I die cut the hearts and fussy cut the sentiment and the frame is from a stitched die cut. I put all the elements together tossing in some foam tape here and there.




Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Simon Says Stamp - Stitched die cuts.

Cheers,
Nina

January 23, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #232

Welcome to a new Merry Monday Challenge, Deanne is our hostess this week and she has an inspiration image for this weeks challenge.




I created a CAS card for this week's challenge and why not when there are some mighty cute papers out there that take care of all the work. I added some DP to a black card stock layers. The little panel is from one of the pages, I finished with some sequins.



Supplies: White and Black card stock, Designer Paper - American Crafts, sequins.

Be sure to take a peak at all the wonderful inspiration on the Merry Monday Challenge blog.

Cheers,
Nina

January 22, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #271

Good Morning and Happy Sunday, I had a little time in my craft room yesterday. I was not feeling overly creative but was determined to at least make one card. So I decided to play along with Freshly Made Sketches.
I had a handful of new craft items sitting on my desk and I made sure to pull them out. I started with some new 6x6 papers from Gina K Designers for the background.

I also had new dies cuts and stamps from Simon Says Stamps featuring love. I added some layers, white, red cardstock under the vellum and added some foam tape to the hearts. I heat embossed the sentiment and added a good layer of Stickles to the mini heart. I finished by trying out Nuvo Crystal Drops. I figured I did not to bad for a first time use.


Supplies: White and red cardstock, Designer Paper - Gina K Design, Simons Says Stamps - Die cuts and stamps, Nuvo Crystal Drops, Stickles.

Have a great day, I am starting of my day with a little crafting then off to a local health show.

Nina

January 16, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #231

Good Morning and Merry Monday, its time for a new challenge. This week our hostess is Colleen and the challenge is to Make a Christmas card with a reindeer on it.



My idea for this card started out simple enough but as I created the card a different idea formed in my head. I started with the Santa and Reindeer die cut and added some snowy DP in behind.

I used my misty to add the sentiment to the bottom of the white panel, then added some snowy texture with an embossing folder.


I created a bottom panel that had a different snowflake DP then finished by adding some Wink of Stella to Sleigh scene die cut.

Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Penny Black - Yuletide Wishes.

Be sure to stop by the Merry Monday Challenge blog to play along.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina