December 22, 2018

Celebrating you

I used a simple layout for this card. I cut the DP and used the opposite side of the paper for the strip down the side. I added foam tape for dimensions then added some twine. The panels are popped up with foam tape.

The sentiment has a layer of black cardstock and is also popped up with foam tape.



Today would have been my mom's birthday, no matter how long a loved one has been gone there are days when you feel that loss more than others.. I love you mom, miss you.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Penny Black - Smile today, Designer Paper -Recollectionstions

Celebrate today.. every day.
Nina

December 21, 2018

Wonderful Celebration

I used another simple layout for this card, I love the pretty bold print of the designer paper.

I added a small strip of the backside of this DP along the right side then chose to use a large popped up sentiment. I finished with some clear crystal gems.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Graphic 45, Penny Black - Sentiment Collection.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

December 20, 2018

Cosmos shimmer

I made a card similar to this earlier in the year but I really love the design.

I used distress inks to create the vibrate colours then added some shimmer with shimmer paste and a stencil. I added the Cosmo die cut over top then added some half pearls.


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

Supplies: White cardstock, Technique Tuesday- Find Beauty, Simon Says Stamp - Cosmos Frame, Cosmic Shimmer, half pearls.

Cheers,
Nina

December 19, 2018

Saying Hello

A quick post this morning for a card that was hiding on my craft desk.

Layers and more layers for this card with the top panel being popped up with foam tape. The sentiment is simply stamped and I finished with some clear dew drops.



Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Pink Fresh, Hero Arts - CL342

Have a fabulous day,

Nina

December 18, 2018

Promises and dreams

I have a small stack of cards that are sitting on the side of my desk that I have not posted yet, I will try to get them all done this week.

I love this vibrant paper, it made for a nice bold card. I used simply layered panels for this card, the sentiment panel is popped up with foam tape. I finished with some twine.



Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper-Bo Bunny, Penny Black - Love & Peace.

Cheers,
Nina

December 17, 2018

Beary winter wishes

I have missed a few Monday postings with something merry and festive so I thought I would pick it up for today.

This is a simple card, with easy layers of designer paper doing all the work. Each layer has grey cardstock in behind. I popped up the sentiment with foam tape to finish.


Supplies: White and grey cardstock, Designer Paper-Echo Park, Penny Black.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

December 16, 2018

Winter Wedding

Goodness, I have been posting few and far between these days, where has time vanished too...9 days till Christmas.

Today's card is a congratulations to one of my husband's co-workers who had a winter wedding is a very beautiful place... outdoors in the snow. These Tim Holtz tree die cuts arrived in the mail on Friday and I could not resist using them.

I layered the card using white and black cardstock, the main panel is embossed with a snowy background embossing folder.  I die cut and layered the trees then added some Nuvo glitter pen, although it does not show in the photo below there is lots of beautiful shimmer on the trees.



I did a blend of stamped and heat embossed sentiments, both popped up with foam tape. I finished with some sequins.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Simon Says Stamps - Congratulations, Sizzix - Woodlands, Carta Bella - Snowy Pines, Cuttlebug - Embossing Folder, sequins.

Cheers,
Nina

November 25, 2018

Keeping Christmas Inspiration Hop - November

Welcome back for the November edition of the Keeping Christmas Series.


I used another simple layout for this card. I layered each panel with black cardstock and popped up up the scenic panel with foam tape. I finished with a sentiment.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Photo Play, Clearly Besotted - Just Saying. 

Be sure to stop by the visit the other blog hop participants to see what they have created.




















                           Nance Salkeld                        


                          Nina Forsyth -->You are Here




Thank you for stopping by, 


Nina

November 12, 2018

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

A quick festive card with a very easy card layout for today's card. 

I separated the panels then popped up the top and bottom layers with foam tape. I used a panel from the same paper pad and layered it and added foam tape.

The card is finished with some half pearls.


Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, gems.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

November 8, 2018

Life would suck

Someone close to me recently had a stroke which was pretty scary. I just had a birthday and I am definitely in the age zone now... something to think about.

As a 'thinking of you' and a 'speedy recovery' type card I think this one is good for someone with a sense of humour.

I used simple layers creating a frame, I have the three layer panel popped up with a layer of foam. I heat embossed and die cut the succulent, then added some watercolour. I used a texture stamp to add some interest to the plant pot.

The sentiment is heat embossed and I finished with some half pearls.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Moda Scrap, Hero Arts Floral - Succulent Stamp and die, pearls.

Hug those close to you, that time is precious.
Nina

November 5, 2018

Being Merry on a Monday

I am coming up on my 10th year anniversary since my sister started this blog for me as a birthday gift. Most of my posts include a card so I think I have impressed myself.

I have not really gotten the hang of Instagram, but I do post to Pinterest but this is still my go-to for posting my cards.

With that said, I have a festive card to share. It is pretty simple with lots of layers, I added some black cardstock to each layer and the sentiment is popped up with foam tape - easy peasy lemon squeezy.



Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Penny Black - Season's Gift.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina


November 4, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches -#361

I am very excited :), there were so many wonderful projects for the first challenge. I can't wait to see what the next one will be.


I was at a crop yesterday and managed to create a few cards, I played along with the current Freshly Made Sketches.

I used some pretty designer paper for the panels and added a brown cardstock to each layer. I stamped and die cut the flowers then added some Zig clear maker and some Nuvo clear drops over top and finished with some gems.


Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Moda Scrap. Simon Says Stamp -  Wild Beauty, gems.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

November 3, 2018

Scrap' N Stamp - October Challenge

I picked up this leaf collage stamp at a use stamp sale this past weekend. I don't know the manufacturer but I think it was previously on a wooden block. 

Anyway, I knew I wanted to play along with the Oct challenge from Scrap' N Stamp and when I saw this stamp I could envision this card. I am also playing along with the current Muse challengeMuse Challenge #289 .


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I used misc distress inks in greens, orange and purple and they blended nicely. I added a little shimmer on some of the smaller leaves with a Zig Clear marker. I matted the main panel with black cardstock. and finished with some black half pearls.




If anyone knows the stamp manufacturer for the leaf collage please comment.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Stampendous - Greetings Galore, misc leaf collage, half pearls.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

November 1, 2018

Celebrate

Good Morning, I have a short post this morning. I found a well-picked paper pack at the recently used stamp sale I went to. It was only a $1 though and there were a few patterns that I could see making a card with, this is one of them.



I love the collage look, the natural colours and the textures and patterns hidden in the flowers as well as the script in the top corner. I added some brown cardstock to the main panel to give it a frame. 

The sentiment is stamped in brown and also layers, I added foam tape to pop it up. I did not want to distract from the paper pattern so I added twine as an embellishment.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer paper - , Technique Tuesday -

Cheers,

Nina

October 31, 2018

Make me smile

Happy Halloween :)

We have moved into fall with a wet mess here in Victoria.. the rains are upon us. We have some warmish temps during the day so everything is lush and green.

I used one of my go-to layouts for this card.. I love the layers. I added a layer of brown cardstock to each of the panels providing a frame. I die cut theYOU three times to give it some thickness. The rest of the sentiment is heat embossed in white and popped up with foam tape.



To finish the card I added some brown Nuvo drops.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer paper - Bo Bunny, Simon Says Stamp, Nuvo drops.

Thank you for stopping by,

Nina

October 29, 2018

Getting Merry with Holiday Cheer

Good Morning, I am getting a little Merry for this fine Monday Morning.

I created a CAS to share, this card was quick to make and would be easy to reproduce. I added a layer of green cardstock to each panel. The sentiment panel is a ready-made panel from the Designer paper.




I finished by adding a few red gems to the tree.

Supplies: White and green cardstock, Designer Paper - Authentque, gems.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

October 28, 2018

CAS Colours and Sketches #295

Good Morning, I am playing along with the current challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I really like this layout, I can see myself using it over and over.


There was a beautiful stream of sunlight flowing into my craft room when I was trying to take this photo. The colours are not quite as dark as they appear below.

I used added a layer of grey cardstock to each panel of designer paper to add some detail. I love heart pattern it looks like it is watercolour this top panel has foam tape popping it up for a little dimension.

I finished by stamping the sentiment directly onto the panel then adding some round dew drops.


Supplies: White and gray cardstock, Designer Paper - Fancy Pants, Avery Elle - City Sentiments, dew drops.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

October 25, 2018

Keeping Christmas Inspiration Hop - October

Welcome back for October edition of the Keeping Christmas Series.


This layout is very simple and so easy to reproduce. I used a piece of designer paper for the main panel, cutting the piece in half then turning one piece around. I added a thin strip of green cardstock across the seam and added a layer of green cardstock in behind the panel. I finished with some half pearls.


Supplies: White and green cardstock, Designer Paper - Authentique, Penny Black-Believe, half pearls.

Be sure to stop by the visit the other blog hop participants to see what they have created.








                           Nance Salkeld                        

                          Nina Forsyth -->You are Here


Thank you for stopping by, 
Nina

October 23, 2018

Always Fun Challenges #81 - Black and White

Good Morning, I am playing along with the current challenge from Always Fun Challenges and the challenge this week is Black and White.

I started with a white card base then added a layer of black. I added some texture to the top panel then heat embossed multiple flowers and leaves.




I alternated adding foam tape to the elements to add some dimension. I heat embossed the sentiment in white on black cardstock then finished with some gems.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Gina K Designers - Boho Flowers, Simon Says- Tiny Words, misc embossing folder, gems.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

October 22, 2018

Polar Bear fun

I have a super simple festive card for this Monday and love these cute polar bears. I added a layer of black cardstock to the layer of patterned paper.

The sentiment is from a piece of the other side of the double-sided paper. I popped the sentiment up with some foam tape. I finished with some clear drops.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Photoplay, dew drops.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

October 17, 2018

Addicted to CAS Challenge #147 - Foliage

I am playing along with the current Addicted to CAS Challenge .

I love this delicate pattern and I used the paper panel as I focal point, I used stitched die cuts for both the panels then popped it up with foam tape.

The sentiment is part of the paper pad and I just added a layer of black cardstock. I finished the card with some black gems.





Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - KaiserCraft, stitched rectangles, gems.

Thanks for stopping by,


Nina

October 16, 2018

Always Fun Challenge #80 - Monochrome

Good Morning, I had a chance to craft with my sister last night and we are playing along with Always Fun Challenges - Monochrome. 

I used simple layers, I love this fun pattern. I added a layer of black cardstock in behind the main panel. I stamped the sentiment, layered it as well and popped it up with foam tape.

I finished with some black half pearls.



Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Ella and Viv, Penny Black - Happy Thoughts, half pearls.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

October 15, 2018

Getting Merry on a Monday

A quick card for this Oct Monday morning, going with a Merry theme.

This pretty paper arrived in the mail last week and I could not wait to try it out. I did not use any stamping instead chose to use one of the sentiment panel from the paper pack.

I used a simple background layer then added a strip of coordinating paper along the centre. I added some twine and a die cut button from the background paper. The sentiment and button are popped up with foam tape. I did add a layer of brown cardstock to the sentiment panel.



Supplies: Cream cardstock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, misc die cut.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina