July 15, 2018

I love you!

Summer is here and the weather has been so beautiful. It seems to get harder for me to spend time indoors, but I did manage to get an anniversary card done.

I used a woodgrain embossing folder for the background of this card then used some distress inks to add colour.

I die cut the hearts and used a background stamp to add some script to a few. The sentiment is multilayered for dimension. I finished with some Nuvo drops.


Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Simon Says stamp - You Matter, Memory Box die cuts, Nuvo drops.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 30, 2018

Your Next Stamp - Sketch and Color Challenge #92

I am playing along with the current challenge from Your Next Stamp.


I had some scraps that worked perfectly for this sketch. I added the sentiment and coffee mug image. I used layers and a stitched rectangle to add some details. I finished with some Glossy Accents on the mug. The sentiment is popped up with foam tape.


Supplies: White, kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper and stamps - Your Next Stamps, SSS - Stitched Rectangle.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 29, 2018

It's your Birthday

I was not sure what to do with these very cool doily like prints in  the back of my KaiserCraft 6x6 paper pad so I decided to try something a little different.
 
I cut the paper in a diamond shape and added a layer of brown cardstock. I used some of the other prints from the pad to create the background. The sentiment is heat embossed in white on brown cardstock and popped up with foam tape. I added a gem to the center of the main panel to finish.

 

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - KaiserCraft, Simon Says Stamp - Big Birthday Wishes, gems.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

Happiest of Days

I love these pretty papers, the prints are delicate and simple. I added a layer of brown cardstock to create a dark mat.


I used an edge die to cut an angle in the paper and to add a stitched edge for decoration. The sentiment is heat embossed in white on brown cardstock and popped up with foam tape. I finished with some gems.
 

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Pink Fresh Studio, MTF - Birthday Sentiments, gems.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

June 25, 2018

Keeping Christmas Inspiration Hop - June





Welcome back for June editon of the Keeping Christmas Series.


Keeping Christmas is hosted on Kelly Lunceford blog, she has been posting Keep Christmas for some time.

This layout is very simple and so easy to reproduce. I used a piece of designer paper for the main panel, a send strip of DP for the side piece both are adhered to grey cardstock. I finshed with some twine.


Supplies:White and Gray Cardstock, Designer Paper - Jolly Santa by Andrea Jane, sentiment- Hero Arts, twine.



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


















                        Nina Forsyth -->You are Here



Thank you for stopping by, 

Nina

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #296

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge, I am the hostess this week and my challenge is to Create a rustic Christmas card.

My husband always like the rustic style Christmas cards, mostly because I usually incorporate some sort of buck or moose and probably some plaid as I did here.


The gold highlights on the kraft cardstock is not exactly "rustic" but it falls along the lines of what you are seeing in the stores these days for design elements.


Supplies: Kraft cardstock, Designer Paper - American Crafts, Paper Smooches- Tag die, Papertry Ink-Holiday Wishes, misc buck die, twine.

Come play along with the challenge, stop by the Merry Monday blog to take a look at all the great inspiration created by the rest of the Merry Makers.

Thanks for visiting,

Nina

June 24, 2018

Just Add Ink #414

This morning I had some time to pop into the craft room for a little while. My sister Barb encouraged me to play along with the current Just Add Ink.


I had a vision in my head of how I wanted my card to look... this was not it. I can not say I am disappointed in how it turned out because I kinda like it. I love the cool papers, I used lots of foam tape to pop up the layers and frames and I finished with the simply stamped sentiment and some clear dew drops.



Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Ella & Viv, MFT - Gift card greetings, Poppy Double stitched Square Frames, dew drops.


Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 18, 2018

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #295

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge, Marcia is our hostess and her challenge is to Use the inspiration photo for your Christmas card.


I used a simple layout for this card, adding a layer of black cardstock behind the DP. I popped up the plaid section than did the same again with the sentiment. I finished by adding gems to some of the candy swirls.



Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer paper - American Crafts, Papertry Ink Holiday Wishes, gems.

Come and play along with the challenge, stop by the Merry Monday blog to take a look at all the great inspiration created by the rest of the Merry Makers.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 14, 2018

Happy Father's Day

I love this fun paper that is perfect for masculine cards. I used a simple layout for the card, using both sides of this double-sided paper.
 
I heat embossed the happy sentiment and popped it up on foam tape. I did the same with father's day with white embossing powder then cut a small flag in one end. I added a small strip of brown cardstock and finished with some black half pearls.
 

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Papertray Ink Birthday Bash Sentiments, Hero Arts- Happy Stamp, half pearls.
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

June 12, 2018

Happy Birthday.. just a little late

I love this layout for cards, it adds interest yet it is not complicated to achieve. I cut the top panel and used a stitched die cut to add the angle. I stamped the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape. 

I finished with some gems.



Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper-Echo Park, Papertrey Ink-Birthday bash Sentiments, misc die cuts,gems.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina