December 29, 2017

Birthday Soaring

Good Morning, I am a little in awe that 2018 is just around the corner and it seems another year has melted right away.

I have another quick post.. I guess they all are ;).  I used lots of layers for the panels that were die cut with stitched rectangles.

I heat embossed the sentimnet then added a couple of brads.


Supplies: Kraft and Gray cardstock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Avery Elle - City Celebrations, brads.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

December 25, 2017

Snowflake kisses

Merry Christmas.
I have a quick card to post, I was so late to get cards made for my husband and son... like down to the wire. I was frustrated beyond belief because the creative juices had gotten up and ran as fast as they could out the door.

I make Christmas cards through the year, how is it that I could miss these two you ask. Don't know, I always wait. I made it through and I am happy with both.

This is the one I made for my son, he is artsy so I know he would appreciate the ink blending and flecks of white.


I heat embossed the string of lights or whatever they are as well as the snowman, I then masked off the snowman so I could ink blend the background which is watercolour paper.

I used colour pencils for the details then used so watered down white pigment ink for the flecks of falling snow. I finished which the simply stamped sentiment popped up with foam tape.

Supplies: Blue and white cardstock, watercolour paper, Penny Black - Festive Snippets and Wonderful & Jolly.

Cheers all, I hope you have the most amazing of days.

Nina


December 23, 2017

Birthday - garage grunge style

I love how this grunge style paper works well together for this masculine birthday card.

I used a base layer of black then added different patterns with each additional layer. I heat embossed the sentiment then added button like brads to finish.


Supplies: White and gray cardstock, Designer Paper - Scrapberry, Avery Elle - City Celebrations, brands.

Have a wonderful day,
Nina

December 22, 2017

Winter Thank you

I went with a clean and simple design on my card today, I have a number of layers to frame this pretty panel of paper. I heat embossed the sentiment then popped it up with foam tape. I finished with gems.


Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer paper - Bo Bunny, Technique Tuesday - Greenhouse 08-12, gems.

Cheers,
Nina

December 21, 2017

Happiest of Christmases

I used a quick and easy layout for this card. I cut a couple of pieces of the designer paper and then over laped them a little to hide the seam. I cut the buck head from a large grey glitter paper then I heat embossed the sentiment in white and popped it up with foam tape.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Wild Whisper, Woodware-Happiest, misc die cut.

Have a great day,
Nina

December 18, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #270

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge,  Kelly is our hostess and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card using diagonal, horizontal, or vertical line.


I went right down the left hand side for this challenge. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment popping it up with foam tape.

I used a die cut for the scissors and the bow, this is a card for my stylist so I had to get them in somewhere.

For the final line item I used DP that is a rich wintery burgundy, that is in the family of red.. yes?

I added a layer of paper underneath and cut it as if it is being peeled back. I finished with some gold Nuvo drops but I find they don't settle the same way the plain black ones do so I must be doing something wrong.


Supplies: Kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Teresa Collins, misc die cuts and Nuvo drops.

Be sure to stop by the Merry Monday blog to take a look at all the fabulous cards created by the design team.

Play along with another fabulous challenge.

Cheers,
Nina

December 14, 2017

Congratulations baby girl

I used lots of layers for this card,  I pulled out my stitched die cuts for all the rectangle layers. I stamped the giraffe multiple times and die cutit. I then fussy cut all the small bits and popped them up with foam tape for a 3D look.

The sentiment is simple stamped then popped up with foam tape.


Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper-Echo Park, Mama Elephant- Bountiful Blessings Simon say stamps - Stamps and die cuts.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

December 13, 2017

Real Tree Birthday

I have been pretty lucky this past year to acquire a great selection of paper pads that make it easy to put together quick and easy cards. I will admit that it should be easy but I always futz and it takes me longer to put it all together ;).

With this card, I used an easy design and pieces together two different patterns and matted them with black cardstock. I added a sentiment that is embossed in white and popped up with foam tape. I then finished with Nuvo drops.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Uniformed, Poppy Stamps-No truffle at all, Nuvo Drops.

Cheers,
Nina

December 12, 2017

Woodgrain thanks

This morning I have a thank you card to share. I did not realize that the colour was a little washed out in the picture but you can still see the design the lovely papers.

I used simple layers for most of the card, the Simon Says stitched dies always add a nice finished edge, I stamped sentiment then die cut it, I added a larger layer of blue below and popped it up with foam tape. I finished with gems.


Supplies: White and navy cardstock, Designer Paper - Kaisercraft, Inspired by Stamping - stamps and die cuts, gems.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

December 11, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #269

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge for you today. Debbie is our hostess and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card with tree of the inspiration photo colours.




I used blues and red on my card. I used layers of blue and red cardstock to matte my designer paper.  I heat embossed my sentiment with a blue glittery embossing powder. The sparkle played tricks on the camera, the sentiment is actually not missing parts of the letters.

I backed the sentiment with some foam tape and finished the card with a large snowflake brad.


Supplies: Red and blue cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Penny Black - Yuletide Wishes, brad.


Be sure to stop by the Merry Monday blog to take a look at all the cards created by the design team. Play along with another fabulous challenge.
Cheers,



Nina

December 6, 2017

Happy Day

Good Morning, I have a quick post for you this morning.I used quick layers for my card, adding some detail with stitched rectangles. The sentiment is heat embossed and the tag and sentiment are popped up with foam tape. I added a vintage style brad.


Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Pebbles Inc, Woodware sentiment, brad.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina



December 4, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #268

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge for you today. Deanne is our hostess and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card with a Santa hat.


I can't seem to catch time to craft these days, I am so happy I have papers that allow me to create cards quickly. I love these adorable little owls.. and look at that..Santa hats.

I used simple layers for my card, I heat embossed the sentiment then popped it up with foam tape. I finished with twine.


Supplies: White and red cardstock, Designer Paper-Bo Bunny, Lawn Fawn - Baah humbug, twine.

Be sure to stop by the Merry Monday blog for lots of wonderful inspiration.

Cheers,
Nina

November 30, 2017

Heartfelt Thanks

I used a quick and easy design for this card. I used stitched rectangles to add some details to the layers. I popped up the sentiment and finished with some dots.



Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Kaisercraft, Penny Black - Heartfelt, dots.

Cheers,
Nina

November 27, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #267

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge for you this morning. Colleen is our hostess and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card in green, blue, white/silver/vellum.


The first thing I did was look through my stash of papers for some blue and green patterns. I like the delicate little ornaments on the page I used.

I then created the large flag out of vellum and heat embossed the sentiment in silver. I found that with the pattern in behind the works did not show up very well so I put in a flag of white in behind. I used some eyelets for the ribbon.

I added some rustic silver edges to a layer of white cardstock then finished with some dots.


Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper -Carta Bella , Penny Black- Yuletide Wishes, ribbon, dots.

Be sure to stop by the Merry Monday blog for all the inspiration created by the design team. Play along you can never have too many holiday cards.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

November 25, 2017

Simple Sweet Christmas Inspiration Hop

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Good Morning and welcome. Lesley has put together fun and inspirational blog hop for last-minute simple yet sweet Christmas cards or tags. 


You are here :)

Rachel Bergfeld


My card is simple and relatively quick to reproduce. 


Card Recipe - I formed a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card from cardstock. I used Simon Says Stitched rectangles to create a layer of brown cardstock and the second layer of white cardstock. I used an embossing folder to add snowy texture to the white cardstock layer.

I then die cut the trees and added some white pigment ink and sprinkled with some snowy glitter. I heat embossed the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape.

I finished the card with a small red cardinal. The die cuts make this a quick and simple card that is easy to put together multiple cards at once.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Simon Says - Stitched rectangles, Penny Black – In the Winter, Impression Obsession – Cardinal, Hero Arts – Jolly Holiday Wishes, embossing folder and Stampendous – Crystal Snow.

If you just happened to stumble across my blog and this post be sure to head over to Lesley's blog and start at the beginning to hop along to a long list of wonderful inspiration created for the Simply Sweet Christmas Inspiration Hop.

Happy hopping ;),
Nina



November 22, 2017

Here's to you

A quick post this morning. I needed a card for a co-worker who is moving on to bigger better things.

I used stitched rectangles to create the layers using a matt of brown and black cardstock. I heat embossed the mug twice. I added perfect puff for the foam and glossy accents for a sheen to the mug. I used two mugs and put foam tape between the layers.


Supplies: White, brown and black cardstock, Designer Paper - SEI, Two Paper Divas - Here's to you, white Perfect Puff.

Cheers,
Nina

November 20, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #266

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge for you this morning. Sue is our hostess and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card with a Santa.


I found this adorable little Santa on this fun DP. I used stitched squares to die cut the squares and pop him up with foam tape.

I used multiple inks to stamp the sentiment then finished with some twine.


Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper-Echo Park, My Favorite Things - Seasonal Sentiments.

Be sure to stop by the Merry Monday blog to play along and see all the wonderful inspirations by the Design Team.

Cheers,
Nina

November 17, 2017

Rainbows and unicorns

Rainbows and unicorns are not typically something that I would be drawn to as a go-to for a card. I just happened to get some very bright papers that I decided to give a try.

I used simple layers of pink cardstock to add a frame for the card and used DP for the main panel. 

I stamped the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape and finished with sequins.


Supplies: Pink cardstock, Designer Paper - Doddle Bug, sequins.

Have a great day,
Nina

November 15, 2017

Floral Hello

I have a quick card to share this morning, I used this pretty paper that I picked up at Michaels. I added some foam tape to the back of the sentiment panel. I added some twine along the bottom and then finished with some gems.
Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Craft Smith, twine, gems.
Have a great day,
Nina


November 13, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #265

Good Morning and welcome to a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. I am your hostess this week and my challenge is Create a Christmas Card with an outdoor winter activity.

I have been so busy lately that my crafting time has been so  I decided to go with a CAS style card. I have so many fun papers that it was easy to find one that did all the work for me.

I created a card base with some turquoise cardstock, I used my stitched die cuts for the outdoor scene the added a simple sentiment and some very light sparkle along the snow edges. I also added a layer of red cardstock to pull some of the colour from the picture.

Supplies: Red and Turquoise cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Verve -Glad Tidings.

Be sure to visit the Merry Monday blog for tons if inspiration and we would love for you to play along.

Cheers,
Nina

November 9, 2017

Yippee

Who wouldn't want a pretty golden bicycle.

I layer this pretty DP with gold cardstock, then added some dimension with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment and layered it and also popped it up with foam tape. I used a stitched rectangle for some extra detail.


Supplies: White and gold cardstock, Designer Paper - Molly & Rex, Stampabilities - Definitions.

Cheers,
Nina

November 6, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #264

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge for you this morning. Marcia is our hostess and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card with kraft and red.
I used an embossing folder to add texture to the base of my card. The squares and rectangles were die cut with stitched dies and I popped up the centre panel. I finished with some gems.
Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - American Crafts, SSS - Stitched dies, embossing folders and gems.
Stop by the Merry Monday blog to see all the fabulous cards created by the design team.

Have a great day,
Nina

November 1, 2017

Birthday Wishes

I hope everyone survived Halloween festivities, we had a good number of trick or treaters. There seemed to be a never ending amount of fireworks this year and it lasted for hrs and was great entertainment in between candy hunting visitors.

I used stitched die cuts to create three panels, I added a spotted gold layer at the base that shimmers through all the cracks. I added foam tape between the layers to give for a 3D effect. I also popped up the sentiment and finished with sequins.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye, Sentiment - Verve, SSS- stitched Die cuts, sequins.

Have a great day,
Nina

October 30, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #263

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge for you this morning. Lori is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Use the photo for inspiration in your Christmas card.
Hints of rustic decor, hot cocoa and colours are the inspiration I used for my card.
I started with stamping, heat embossing and die cutting the mugs and popped them up with foam tape. I used a blend of papers from the same 6x6 paper pad. I heat embossed part of the sentiment and add some foam tape and finished with dots.
Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper - Bazzill Basics, Verve - stamps and die cuts, Papertrey Ink - Peaceful Pinecones, SSS - stitched rectangles, dots.
Stop by the Merry Monday blog to see the inspiration created by the design team.

Have a great day,
Nina

October 29, 2017

Hello sweet birthday

I bought some kayaks earlier this fall and yesterday was a stunning day to try them out for their maiden voyage. The lake was so calm and it was sunny and warm for the end of Oct at about 16. The fall colours were so pretty.

Image may contain: sky, tree, outdoor, nature and water


I have another note card to share, I love the fun papers. I used Glossy Accents on the balloon and popped it up and added twine. The sentiment is also popped up with some foam tape.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Kaiser Craft, Papertrey Ink - Birthday Bash Sentiments, Paper Smooches - Party Balloons, twine.

Cheers,
Nina

October 28, 2017

Birthday to You

I am off to enjoy the sunshine but before I do I will share this quick card. I have been making a few note sized cared lately.

I matted the DP with black card stock, stamped the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape then finished with sequins.


Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper - Kaiser Craft, Verve - Birthday too you, Sequins.

Cheers,
Nina

October 27, 2017

Fun and bright

I am looking forward toward to the weekend, the weather is supposed to be lovely and I hope to get out to try a new kayak.

I am not very good at using bright colours, I tend to like neutrals but I think I did ok with this card.

I used simple layers, added some ghost stamping to the background. I popped up up the sentiment then added the doodlebug stickers.


Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Doodlebug, Simon Says - Best Ever, Doodlebug Sprinkles.

Cheers,
Nina

October 25, 2017

Spots of gold

We are getting some nice fall weather this week, it makes up for all the heavy rainfall last week. 


I used quick layers for this card, I used my stitched die cuts to add some extra details. I popped up the sentiment with foam tape and finished with some gold dots and ribbon.


Supplies: Cream and tan cardstock, Designer Paper - Gina K Designs, Las Vegas Stamps -Wishing you a speedy Recovery, dots, ribbon. 

Cheers,
Nina

October 23, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #262

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge for you this morning. Linda is our hostess and her challenge is the Add a gift to your Christmas card.


I used all designer paper for my card, stitched rectangles added a nice edge to all the layers. I popped up the sentiment layer with foam tape and finished with some sequins and half pearls.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper-Echo Park, SSS - Stitched rectangles, sequins,  dots.

Stop by the Merry Monday blog to see all the inspiration created by the design team.

Have a great day,
Nina

October 19, 2017

Speedy Recovery

I have a quick post for this morning. I picked up this pretty paper a couple of months ago and thought it would perfectly for this card.

I used a simple two layers background and did the same with the sentiment adding some foam tape to pop it up. I finished with some dots.


Supplies: White and grey card stock, Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye, Las Vegas Stamps -Wishing you a speedy Recovery, dots.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina