June 26, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #254

Good Morning we have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. Lori is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Use a moose on your Christmas card.

We will be taking a summer break after this challenge, there will be a long summer challenge with a gift card draw at the end. We will be back with bells on in September :).


I stamped and die cut the moose then used stitched die cut for the rest of the panels. I popped up the moose and sentiment then finished with some sequins.


Supplies: Cream cardstock, Designer Paper - Authentique, Sugar Pea Designs - Moosing you, sequins.

Come play along with us for the Merry Monday challenge, the design team has some beautiful inspiration on the challenge blog.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 22, 2017

The Challenge #88

Good Morning, we have a new challenge over at The Challenge. This week Lesley has us creating a card based on keywords. Our challenge will run for two weeks this time around.


I love this beautiful flower stamp from Verve, I heat embossed it and watercoloured it before adding a second fussy layer. The panel is popped up with foam tape. I added two layers of pretty bright papers.


Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Verve - Birthday Wishes.

Come and play along with The Challenge, our Design Team has some beautiful inspiration.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 19, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #253

Good Morning we have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. This week Linda is our hostess and her challenge is to Create a Christmas Card using a bear on it.


I used lots of layers for my card, then added a die cut of a bear silhouette. I stamped the sentiment on a panel of red then layer it and popped it up with foam tape. I finished with some twine.


White, kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper Echo Park, Penny Black- Festive Snippets, Frantic Stamper inc - Bear in the woods, twine.

Come play along with us for the Merry Monday challenge, the design team has some beautiful inspiration on the challenge blog.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 18, 2017

For Dad

Good Evening, as Father's Day rolls to a close I realized that I had not posted this card that was made for my Father in Law.

A CAS card with quick layers, I am down to the scraps with this designer paper and it has served me well over the last couple of years. I added a layer of DP then embossed a panel of brown card stock with a weave embossing folder. I stamped Dad right on the background then added the fishing hat which is fussy cut and popped up with foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment which is also popped up with foam tape. I added a couple of sequins to finish.

Supplies: White, kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper-Karen Foster Designer, Lawn Fawn-Dad + Me, sequins.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

June 15, 2017

The Challenge #87

Good Morning, we have a new challenge over at The Challenge. This week Lesley has given us a colour challenge.


I used my stitched square die cut for the main panel, I then heat embossed flowers in white and added pink and orange distress inks. I fussy cut the flowers and popped one up with foam tape.

I stamped beautiful onto the background and popped up Happy Birthday. I finished with gems.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Papers - Kaisercraft,  Simon Says Sketch Ranunculus, gems.

Stop by and play along for The Challenge, our Design Team has some great inspiration.

Cheers,
Nina

June 12, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #252

Good Morning and welcome to a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. This week Kathy is our hostess and her challenge is to Create a Christmas Card using the inspiration photo.


I used the colours, greenery and wood sign as my inspiration. I used simple layers using stitched frame die cuts. I popped up the sentiment with foam tape and tucked greenery underneath. I added some glitter gems and small little gems as berries to finish.


Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper- Carta Bella, Verve - Peace on Earth, punches, gems.

Come play along with us for the Merry Monday challenge, the design team has some beautiful inspiration on the challenge blog.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 9, 2017

Happy Day - Happy Heart

I was playing with some new Penny Black stamps and this is how it turned out. I need to practice the one layer background technique.

I started with the script stamp then added a journal page and finally the flower. I distressed the edges and added the punched edge. I stamped the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape. The edges are also distressed. I added colour with distress inks.

I added some ribbon and a die cut butterfly. I finished with sequins and gems.

Supplies: White and brown card stock, Penny Black -  Happy Thoughts, Dreamy, Lifes Journal. script, Memory Box Rhone Butterfly wings, ribbon, sequins and gems.

Have a great Friday,
Nina

June 8, 2017

The Challenge #86

Good Morning, we have a new challenge over at The Challenge. This week Lesley has create a fabulous sketch.


Layers, Layers, I love layers. I used some beautiful Kaisercraft paper for my card and die cut them using stitched die cuts. I finished with some gems, ribbon and twine.


 Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Kaiser Kraft, Penny Black - Happy Thoughts, gems, sequins.

Stop by and play along for The Challenge, our Design Team has some fantastic inspiration.

Cheers,
Nina

June 5, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #251

Good Morning and welcome to a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. This week Debbie is our Hostess and her challenge is to Create a monochromatic blue Christmas card.


I dug through my significant stack of 6 x 6 paper pads to find a pad with lots of blue and voila. Those darn paper pads are an obsession. Anyway.. I digress for a moment :).

I put together a few layers an popped up the sentiment. I finished with a felt snowflake with a pearl.


Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Hero Arts - Sentiment, felt snowflake, half pearl.

Come play along with us for the Merry Monday challenge, the design team has some fantastic inspiration on the challenge blog.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

June 1, 2017

The Challenge #85

The Challenge is back on a new day, most of the team is back playing along. Lesley has all the bio's up on her blog along with a introduction of a new DT member.. I won't spoil the surprise you will just need to check out The Challenge for yourself :).


Cupcakes and rainbows galore :). I pulled out my Distress ink and inked up a nice sized scrap of watercolour paper so that I could die cut a nice mix of colours. I figured why not have the balloon lift up a delightful cupcake. I used lots of foam tape to make it 3D.

I finished with the sentiment, sequins as well as a little Wink of Stella on the icing and some Glossy Accents on the cupcake base.


Supplies: White card stock, My Favorite Things - Die cuts and stamps, Paper Smooches - die cut, Lawn Fawn Die cuts and stamps.

Be sure to stop by Lesley's Always Playing with Paper blog to see all the fantastic inspiration. Play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina