October 7, 2014

The Challenge #16

It looks like another stunning day out my window. I spent a good number of hrs out in the yard again yesterday, mostly trying to take down a plum tree with a saw the size of my foot.. there is a lot to be said about having the right tools for the job. I mean the saw was in a kit I gave to my son when he was knee high to a grasshopper.. you know tools like big boys... not so much at least not for evil plum trees.

 I am pretty stubborn though and I will finish working away at the stump like a crazy beaver today. I have no idea what I am going to do with the pile of debris the size of my car though. To add to the excitement, this is my husband's favorite tree (I have no idea why) and I need to get rid of the evidence before he come back from his hunting trip.

I received a nice surprise yesterday with a call from one of the craft stores we stopped in up island. Crafty Capers was having an anniversary on World Cardmaking day and they were going to draw for few baskets of goodies. Both my sister and I won.. what are the odds of that happening :) So we plan to make a card with our new little treasures today.

This is a card for The Challenge over at Always Playing with Paper. I went with a masculine card, I will need a few of them in the coming months.

I used lots of layers, a little twine, toss in star or three and finish with enamel dots and foam tape :).

Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper - Teresa Collins, Papertrey Ink - Birthday Bash, misc die cuts, twine, dots.

Thank you for visiting.


  1. way to go you two ...cant wait to see all the goodies you girls won. Looks like the plum tree is just about all gone ...good going.

  2. Love the layers Nina, so Cinematic! This came together to superbly!!! Well done - perfect masculine card!! Yay! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

  3. 1. Uh-oh! Hopefully if all the debris is gone he won't even notice! I have a similar tree (cherry in my case), and perhaps I should go pull out a saw!
    2. WOOT for crafty wins! Awesome that you both won!
    3. Terrific masculine card!

  4. Fabulous masculine card! Great use of the colors and take on the sketch. Love all the patterns. Thanks for playing The Challenge! Come back soon!

  5. Great masculine design! Love the mix of patterns and die cuts. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

  6. Wow, look at you go, "Saw Girl!" Congrats on your new goodies...I need to go pick up mine. Love your masculine take on the challenge! Great job, Nina!

  7. Good afternoon Nina:)
    I am so happy to finally see some photos of you!! Although Hubby could use them as evidence against you.LOL

    LOVE your cards! Wish I had the time to craft some more with you and sisters.:)I miss it!

    I have my son and his entire family here today. Storms last night and they spent the day and night and today with us.Grabbing a minute to visit you! Huge hugs my friend!