November 12, 2018

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

A quick festive card with a very easy card layout for today's card. 

I separated the panels then popped up the top and bottom layers with foam tape. I used a panel from the same paper pad and layered it and added foam tape.

The card is finished with some half pearls.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, gems.

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November 8, 2018

Life would suck

Someone close to me recently had a stroke which was pretty scary. I just had a birthday and I am definitely in the age zone now... something to think about.

As a 'thinking of you' and a 'speedy recovery' type card I think this one is good for someone with a sense of humour.

I used simple layers creating a frame, I have the three layer panel popped up with a layer of foam. I heat embossed and die cut the succulent, then added some watercolour. I used a texture stamp to add some interest to the plant pot.

The sentiment is heat embossed and I finished with some half pearls.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Moda Scrap, Hero Arts Floral - Succulent Stamp and die, pearls.

Hug those close to you, that time is precious.

November 5, 2018

Being Merry on a Monday

I am coming up on my 10th year anniversary since my sister started this blog for me as a birthday gift. Most of my posts include a card so I think I have impressed myself.

I have not really gotten the hang of Instagram, but I do post to Pinterest but this is still my go-to for posting my cards.

With that said, I have a festive card to share. It is pretty simple with lots of layers, I added some black cardstock to each layer and the sentiment is popped up with foam tape - easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Penny Black - Season's Gift.

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November 4, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches -#361

I am very excited :), there were so many wonderful projects for the first challenge. I can't wait to see what the next one will be.

I was at a crop yesterday and managed to create a few cards, I played along with the current Freshly Made Sketches.

I used some pretty designer paper for the panels and added a brown cardstock to each layer. I stamped and die cut the flowers then added some Zig clear maker and some Nuvo clear drops over top and finished with some gems.

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Moda Scrap. Simon Says Stamp -  Wild Beauty, gems.

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November 3, 2018

Scrap' N Stamp - October Challenge

I picked up this leaf collage stamp at a use stamp sale this past weekend. I don't know the manufacturer but I think it was previously on a wooden block. 

Anyway, I knew I wanted to play along with the Oct challenge from Scrap' N Stamp and when I saw this stamp I could envision this card. I am also playing along with the current Muse challengeMuse Challenge #289 .

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I used misc distress inks in greens, orange and purple and they blended nicely. I added a little shimmer on some of the smaller leaves with a Zig Clear marker. I matted the main panel with black cardstock. and finished with some black half pearls.

If anyone knows the stamp manufacturer for the leaf collage please comment.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Stampendous - Greetings Galore, misc leaf collage, half pearls.

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November 1, 2018


Good Morning, I have a short post this morning. I found a well-picked paper pack at the recently used stamp sale I went to. It was only a $1 though and there were a few patterns that I could see making a card with, this is one of them.

I love the collage look, the natural colours and the textures and patterns hidden in the flowers as well as the script in the top corner. I added some brown cardstock to the main panel to give it a frame. 

The sentiment is stamped in brown and also layers, I added foam tape to pop it up. I did not want to distract from the paper pattern so I added twine as an embellishment.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer paper - , Technique Tuesday -



October 31, 2018

Make me smile

Happy Halloween :)

We have moved into fall with a wet mess here in Victoria.. the rains are upon us. We have some warmish temps during the day so everything is lush and green.

I used one of my go-to layouts for this card.. I love the layers. I added a layer of brown cardstock to each of the panels providing a frame. I die cut theYOU three times to give it some thickness. The rest of the sentiment is heat embossed in white and popped up with foam tape.

To finish the card I added some brown Nuvo drops.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer paper - Bo Bunny, Simon Says Stamp, Nuvo drops.

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October 29, 2018

Getting Merry with Holiday Cheer

Good Morning, I am getting a little Merry for this fine Monday Morning.

I created a CAS to share, this card was quick to make and would be easy to reproduce. I added a layer of green cardstock to each panel. The sentiment panel is a ready-made panel from the Designer paper.

I finished by adding a few red gems to the tree.

Supplies: White and green cardstock, Designer Paper - Authentque, gems.

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October 28, 2018

CAS Colours and Sketches #295

Good Morning, I am playing along with the current challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I really like this layout, I can see myself using it over and over.

There was a beautiful stream of sunlight flowing into my craft room when I was trying to take this photo. The colours are not quite as dark as they appear below.

I used added a layer of grey cardstock to each panel of designer paper to add some detail. I love heart pattern it looks like it is watercolour this top panel has foam tape popping it up for a little dimension.

I finished by stamping the sentiment directly onto the panel then adding some round dew drops.

Supplies: White and gray cardstock, Designer Paper - Fancy Pants, Avery Elle - City Sentiments, dew drops.

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October 25, 2018

Keeping Christmas Inspiration Hop - October

Welcome back for October edition of the Keeping Christmas Series.

This layout is very simple and so easy to reproduce. I used a piece of designer paper for the main panel, cutting the piece in half then turning one piece around. I added a thin strip of green cardstock across the seam and added a layer of green cardstock in behind the panel. I finished with some half pearls.

Supplies: White and green cardstock, Designer Paper - Authentique, Penny Black-Believe, half pearls.

Be sure to stop by the visit the other blog hop participants to see what they have created.

                           Nance Salkeld                        

                          Nina Forsyth -->You are Here

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