November 30, 2016

Birthday Bug

I love this fun paper and look at that vintage bug.. fabulous. Were you expecting some creepy crawly from the post title.. maybe next time ;).


This is for a card for a masculine birthday. I layered the DP, I love all the different patterns. I used my Misti to get a nice dark sensentiment. I finished with some black dots.

Supplies: White and blue card stock, Designer Paper - Authentique, My Favorite Things - Birthday Sentiment, dots.


Thanks for taking the time to visit,
Nina

November 29, 2016

Happy Hanukah - Star of David

Good morning all, I hope you are having a wonderful week so far. I have a quick card to share this morning.

I had a request for a couple of Hanukah cards so here is the first one that I created. 

I pulled my Silhouette out and found a couple of cut files on sale for Cyber Monday. I like the elegance of this card. The Star of David is popped up with foam tape to give it a little dimension. I finished the card with some navy half pearls.



Supplies: Cream and navy card stock, Silhouette Studio - cut files, pearls.

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

November 28, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #224

Happy Monday, so glad you stopped by. We have a new Merry Monday for you, Kathy is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Create a masculine Christmas card. I love masculine cards, they usually are quite easy for me to create.

I am loving all the fabulous plaid papers this year, they are my go to right now. I have added a card stock layer for each of the patterns. I stamped the buck and the sentiment then finished with some sequins.


Supplies: White and black card stock, DP - Photoplay, Simon Says - Magical Christmas, sequins, Simon Says - Stitched die cuts.

Check out the Merry Monday Challenge blog, the design team has lots of inspiration to share. We would love for you to play along.

Cheers,
Nina

November 25, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #379

Just as I seem to be getting back into the swing of things and get some quality time in my craft room I lose ground and time. It is December next week, how did that happen?

I am so happy that I finally had some fabulous crafty time last evening and I was even able to get some cards created and played along.. gasp.. with a challenge. 


I am playing along with Tuesday Morning Sketches, I have a masculine birthday card to share.

Layers.. lots of them, add a little foam tape and I called it done.

 
Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper - Kaiser Craft, Hot off the Presses - Birthday Cheer.
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

November 21, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #223

Another week had come and gone and we are back at Monday, welcome to a new challenge of the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. This week Debbie is our hostess and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card using Light Blue, Dark Blue & Pink.


I started with a pink and dark blue plaid with a navy card stock matte. I used my distress inks to add some colour to my Christmas tree. I also added some snow texture to the tree panel. The tree is topped with some snow glitter.



Supplies: White and blue card stock, Verve - Glad Tidings, DP - Photoplay, Dee's Distinctively - Snow Covered Stacked Tree.

Stop by the Merry Monday blog and see the wonderful cards created by the design team, be sure to play along with us.


See you soon,
Nina

November 17, 2016

Little Bird

Another quick post this morning, and another thank you card :). I had the picture of this card in my head for two days before I could venture into the craft room to make it.
I heat embossed this little guy then added colour with Distress inks. Then I did a little fussy cutting and added dimension with some foam tape....On another note I use a ton of foam tape, in the crafty vids on YouTube you see tons of people using those wheels of foam tape and I was feeling a little left out. I ordered one from Amazon and it arrived yesterday, this beast is crazy big. I am going to love seeing how long it takes for me to whittle it down.


Onward... I pulled out my stitched square dies from SSS and created some panels. I will admit to having a bit of an obsession with plaid right now. I added a quick sentiment and some gems and in the mail it went.

Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper - Lawn Fawn, Woodware - Tweet Birds, Clearly Besotted - Thank you, gems.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

November 16, 2016

Flowered Thanks

Just a quick post this morning, I am running a little late :)

I trimmed two pieces of DP and added them to a small scrap of gray card stock. The flower is Simon Says Stamps, I coloured them up with Distress Inks. I added some simmer with my Zig and some gloss to the heart with Glossy Accents.

I die cut the sentiment, I should have put it a little higher but it is covering a boo boo ;). I finished with some sequins.


Supplies: White and gray card stock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, Simon Says Stamps - Sketch Ranunculus and Thanks die, sequins.

Have a fabulous day,
Nina

November 14, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #222

Hello out there and welcome to a new Merry Monday, Deanne is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card using gray, white and red.

This inspiration image is adorable.


I started my card with grey patterned background with a dark gray matte. I added a strip of red stripes then a layered snowflake made with patterned papers, vellum and dark gray card stock.

Supplies: White and gray cardstock, Designer Paper - Photoplay, Verve - Lawn Fawn Stictched Snowflakes, gems.

Don't forget to take a look at all the inspiration provided by the design team over at the Merry Monday blog.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

November 11, 2016

Wednesday Challenge - Thank you

I am way over due for some thank you cards to be popped in the mail. When I saw the Wednesday challenge over at the Simon Says blog and I though it was perfect.

I have not pulled out my new You Matter background or stamp set and this challenge prompted me to do that.


I heat embossed the background with clear embossing powder then add some colour with distress inks. I die cut the sentiment and embossed the thank in white. I used brown ink to stamp the daisies.

Supplies: white, brown and craft cardstock, SSS - You matter, Hero Arts - Hello Sunshine Daisies.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

Rememberance Day 2016


"A Day of Remembrance"
 

Image by Dalicar, In Flanders Fields - By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918