March 18, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #379

A short post this morning, I forgot to prep and post my card when I played along with the current Freshly Made Sketches on Saturday. I was distracted by housework and beautiful sunshine.

I love this sketch, it is perfect for the CAS masculine card I put together.

I started with heat embossing the pattern for the circles in a navy blue. I used a punch to cut the circles out. The top circle is popped up with foam tape.

I added some texture to the strip of blue, I added the sentiment then finished with some Nuvo Drops.


Supplies: White and Navy cardstock, Simon Says Stamp -  Circle Doodle Background - Miniature Type, Nuvo drops.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

March 9, 2019

Get well soon

I love it when you find a piece of designer paper that does all the work for you. I used my stitched die cuts to create the main panel. I framed it with a layer of brown cardstock. 

The sentiment is stamped on matching a piece of scrap then layered and popped up with foam tape. I finished with some sequins.

The picture is a little light, the colours are a little more vibrant.


Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye, Stampendous - Greetings Galore, Sequins.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

March 8, 2019

Thanks.. a million.

Happy Friday, I am fortunate enough to have my weekend off work. I am looking forward to some sunshine, outdoors and crafting at some point.

I created this card for a sketch challenge but went way off design, crafting gone the wild side and colouring way way outside the lines.

I used Distress Oxides for the background panel then I die cut the circles. The top flowers are popped up with some foam tape, they were unplanned as I had adhered the top panel on backwards and the stamps did not fit into the die cut space so that is when the whole card just morphed. I then stamped the rest of the flower images.

I stamped both of the sentiments. The top panel is popped up with foam tape and there is a hint of sparkle on the flowers, and then finished with some dew drops.



Supplies: White cardstock, Simon SaysStamps - Sketch Ranunculus and Thanks, clear drops.

So glad you stopped by,
Nina

March 6, 2019

Gone Fishing

Simple masculine cards are one of my favourites and this one came together very quickly.

I used a kraft cardstock base then added a layer of brown cardstock to frame the patterned paper. I added a thin strip of the coordinating paper for added interest.

The sentiment panel is part of the 6x6 paper pad and I layered it then popped it up with foam tape.

Supplies: Kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Kaisercraft.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

March 5, 2019

Happiness

A quick card to share, this is the second panel I created with the Heartfelt stamps set Peony Bud, this time I used black embossing powder.

I added a layer of black cardstock for the frame, I stamped the sentiment then added a layer of black cardstock before popping it up with foam tape. I finished with some gold sequins.


Supplies: White, black and kraft cardstock, Heartfelt Creations - Peony Bud and Blossom Cling, Penny black, sequins.

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

March 4, 2019

CAS(E) this sketch! - #311

I had a chance to get crafty with my sister yesterday. I love modern technology when you can spend a couple of hrs on Facetime crafting together. We played along with the current CAS(E) this sketch! I love this simple design.


I chose to go down the masculine card path, I used a kraft base and layered each panel with brown cardstock. The center panel is popped up with foam tape and I finished with Nuvo Drops. 


Supplies: Kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Kaisercraft, Nuvo Drops.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

February 27, 2019

Just a note.. Thank you

I had my first experience with Heartfelt Creations stamps a couple of weeks ago at a craft retreat. Although I am not going to run out and buy any sets just yet I did love the way they stamped.

I took advantage of having access to the stamps and made a couple of backgrounds.

I used my Misti to line the stamps up to get a good impression then I used a stamp block for the small corner placements. I used Versamark ink with some clear embossing powder. I added a layer of black cardstock for a frame.

I stamped the sentiment then added a layer of black cardstock to that as well then popped it up with foam tape.

I still might add a little something like sequins to jazz it up a bit.

Supplies: White, black and kraft cardstock, Heartfelt Creations - Peony Bud and Blossom Cling, Penny black

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

February 25, 2019

Keeping Christmas - Feb 2019 - Merry and Bright

Welcome back for the February edition of the Keeping Christmas Series.
                              
For this card, I used a simple layout that would be easy to reproduce or make multiple cards.

I started with a grey panel then added two smaller panels of designer paper, in this case, it was a double-sided sheet which makes it easy to match. I leave a small strip of cardstock visible between the two panels for an added element.

I heat embossed the sentiment and layered it with more grey cardstock then popped it up with foam tape. I finished the card with some white Nuvo drops.



Supplies: White and grey cardstock, Designer Paper Authentique, Hero Art - Poster Christmas Carol, Nuvo Drops.


Be sure to visit all the team members blogs to see what they have created.

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Nina

January 30, 2019

Scrap 'n Stamp Challenge - Love in the Air

Good evening.. My goodness what a day, I was so busy at work today I am sure I looked like an owl most of the day -  head spinning and wide-eyed.. and I thought it was Thursday which made me spin faster J. I don’t remember if I have ever been happy for it to actually be a Wednesday rather than a Thursday at work…. Ever.


Anyway.. enough of that nonsense ;) I am taking it down to the wire to play along with the Scrap 'n Stamp January Challenge.



My card is pretty darn simple. I used a couple of pages from an Authentique 6x6 paper pack, I added a layer of black cardstock to both panels. The sentiment panel is popped up with foam tape and I an itty bitty little flag sentiment add-on. I finished by popping up a couple of hearts covered in Nuvo drops.. Voila a Valentine's Day card for my hunny.



Supplies: Cream and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Authentique, Simons Says Stamp - Tiny Words, Nuvo Drops.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nina

January 29, 2019

Happy Happy Birthday

Wishing you a happy happy anything on this fabulous Tuesday.. well I hope this will be a fabulous Tuesday but this is scheduled to post at 5am to lets cross our fingers ;).

I am in love with this Boho Flowers stamp set from Gina K Designs.

I used both sides of a DCWV for the background panel of this card. I left a small blank space between the panels. I layered the sentiment panel and popped it up with foam tape.

The flowers and leaves are heat embossed and the flower is layered with foam tape, I finished the card with some little gems.



Supplies: White and navy cardstock, Designer Paper - DCWV, Papertry Ink - Birthday Bash, Gina K Designers - Boho Flowers.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina