December 5, 2014

The Challenge #20

True story, I am usually a pretty organized person. So when I was planning time off work for my vacation to  Mexico last week I made sure that I would have an extra day to get back on track after returning home well after midnight on Saturday. I mean Sunday would be a bust with unpacking, laundry and such. Only thing is, come Monday I totally forgot I have booked the day off. Sooo, Monday morning and off I go to work ( I am early shift so an early start). My co-worker walks in a couple hrs later and says hey aren’t you off today…. Right.

So in place of the my silly mistake I have today off, and I have to say it worked out better.  Today is all about getting Christmas shopping done, prepping and mailing Christmas cards and having a Nina day.  Of course a Nina day always included making a card or two.

I am playing along with The Challenge over at Always Playing with Paper, I think I have missed the last couple :(. I am playing along with the sketch and the colour combo, I used a navy layer for the border the rest of the colours are taken care of with the DP. I added a die cut flower, some crystal gems and some twine.

Supplies: Navy and white card stock, Designer Paper – Teresa Collins, Inspired by Stamping – Small Fancy labels, misc die cuts, crystal gems, twine.

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  1. Personal days can be just amazing, kind of a reset!
    Love the DP you have chosen to highlight and the die cut for the sentiment, sweet. You have a great eye for combining your elements to make wonderful cards! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge, so glad you were able to!

  2. Beautiful card, Nina! I love how the DSP had the colors. That blue flower is awesome!

  3. Beautiful card!!
    Funny story! Glad it worked out for you.

  4. Lovely and sweet card...I love your beautiful patterned paper and your sweet flower, just the right touch. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Challenge!

  5. What a beautiful card, Nina! Love that paper and the die cut flower! So happy to see you back! Hugs!

  6. I have to giggle because that sounds like something I would do! Glad you did get to enjoy a day off after all :)
    That flower is just so delicate! Love it!