July 25, 2019

Keeping Christmas - July 2019

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


I can't believe that summer is half over, the holiday season will be here in a hop, skip and a jump.

Isn't this little fox adorable, this is a little panel from the Photo Play papers I used. I added a layer of brown cardstock to each pane; then popped the top layer up with some foam tape.

I did the same for the sentiment and left the card simple and embellishment free.




Be sure to stop to see all the Keeping Christmas hop team member's creations.



Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Photo Play





Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

July 24, 2019

Monochromatic Thanks

Pretty papers and fabulous script make this card fun to put together. I love the monochromatic look of the pattern on this paper. I used coordinating pages from a 6x6 paper pad, I added in a layer of black cardstock for a mat. To separate the panels I cut a thin strip of cardstock. 

The sentiment is layered then popped up with foam tape. I finished with black crystals.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Bo Bunny, Simon Says Stamps - Big Thanks, gems.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

July 23, 2019

Christmas in July - Scrap n' Stamp July Challenge

There seems to be a ton of blog posts, YouTube videos and challenges galore for Christmas in July. How could I not play along with at least one challenge? So I am playing along with the Scrap n' Stamp July Challenge.

I can create holiday cards any time of the year, I miss the Merry Monday Challenge and having a card created each Monday with a nice stash of holiday cards near years end. I will be hurting for Christmas cards come the holidays. I had told myself I could try to keep up with the weekly card creation so I would be ready but then time goes missing and vroom we are in the oh dang time frame and the countdown was weeks past.

Anyhoo.. the card.

I spent some quality time with the ol' crafty supplies this weekend and this was the end result.

I used my stitched rectangle dies for the three panels, then cut designer paper to fit the frames. I heat embossed the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape. I finished with silver and gold sequins.

Supplies: White and kraft cardstock, Designer Paper - Do Crafts, Penny Black - Yultide Wishes, Simon Says Stamp - Stitched rectangles, sequins.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

July 9, 2019

Happy Anniversary!

Its a cycle I think, me not honouring the craft goddess enough. I finally wandered into my craft room to get creative yesterday... I kinda had to as it is my Anniversary today and I could not be remiss and not make a card for my fabulous sweetie.


It felt terrific to get inky, how is it that you can forget that. Anyway, this is what I created, and I quite like it.

I started with the designer paper and used a stitched rectangle die to create a panel, at the same time, I had the stacked hearts die cut placed where I wanted it. I did not want to have to run the panel through my Big Shot more than once.





I added a layer of brown cardstock in behind then started placing hearts back into holes. Some were just glues, but others have some foam tape in behind. I stamped the sentiments and popped them up with foam tape. I finished with some Nuvo drops.


I am a little disappointed that the photo turned out so dark as the card is much lighter and brighter.
Thanks for stopping by,


Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Studio Light, Simon Says Stamp - Stacked Hearts die, and Stitched Rectangles, Altenew - Sentiment Strips, Nuvo drops

Nina

June 27, 2019

Horseshoe thanks

Another short post today. I love this rustic feminine paper from Brutus Monroe. 

The card, for the most part, was very quick to create but I fussed about where to put all the pieces for way too long.

I die cut the panel with a Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle and added a layer of brown cardstock. I die cut the sentiment twice, once from brown cardstock and a second time from patterned paper then interchange letters.



I stamped the horseshoes then used a blend of distress inks and silver spritz to age them. The sentiment and horseshoes are popped up with foam tape.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, patterned paper - Brutus Monroe, My Favorite Things - Wild Wild West, Avery Elle - Holiday Fill in the Blank Die, Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangle.

Thank you for visiting,
Nina

June 26, 2019

Celebrating Father's Day

I am just a little behind with this post, at least I still managed to post it in June. This was an easy card to put together, this designer paper is a perfect masculine design. 

I used the flip side for the thin strip, the sentiment is heat embossed and popped up with foam tape. I finished with some Nuvo drops.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - KaiserCraft, Clearly Besotted - Minature Type, Nuvo Drops.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

June 25, 2019

Keeping Christmas - June 2019

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


I have a quick and easy card for this post. I layered the panel with black cardstock, with a white card base. The designer paper is double sided so I cut the panel then cut it offset and flipped the right side. I added foam tape to the left panel to add dimension.

I added a matt to the sentiment panel then finished with some black half pearls. 




Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Authenrique, Penny Black - Believe, half pearls.


Be sure to stop to see all the hop team member's creations.






Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

June 9, 2019

Hello with a hint of gold

I spend the day at a crop yesterday, it was a wonderfully crafty day. It was so great to take some quality time to play with some paper and glue.

I love this paper and it does all the work for you. It has pretty flowers, butterflies and a hint of white brick in the background.  I used a stitched die cut to create a focal point panel. I then used brown cardstock to create a matt layer in behind. I then adhered the whole thing to a kraft base.

I used my finger to add little bits of gold Cosmic Shimmer watercolour. I had this cute little hello die in an envelope so I added some colour with distress inks and brushed the edges with gold. I finished with gold sequins. 


Supplies: Kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Kaiser Craft, Hello - Unknown, sequins.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

June 6, 2019

YNS, Fun Friday Challenge #115

Good Morning,

I am playing along with Your Next Stamp's Fun Friday Challenge for today's post.

This was a pretty smooth card to put together. I pulled out some watercolour paper and used Distress inks to create a little coffee brew ombre panel. I then used the Circle Panel die, I added a dark brown panel of cardstock in behind.

I added some beans along the sentiment section of the top panel with a stencil then die cut the coffee die sentiment three times for dimension. I finished with a few half pearls.



Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Your Next Die - Circle Panel and Fancy Coffee, Honey Bee - Coffee Lovers Background stencil, pearls.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

May 28, 2019

Getting Crafty - Scrap 'n Stamp May challenge

I spent a little time in my craft room this evening, it felt good to create something just for the heck of it. 

I had done some organizing in the craft room this past weekend and it gave me the little inspirational boost that had been missing for the past few months.

It's a quick and very simple card, I love it when the paper does all the work. I pulled out a paper pack from Moda Scrap, the Let your Soul Bloom collection. I used a stitched rectangle to die cut a panel. 

I added a layer or green\brown cardstock in behind the main panel then die cut the sentiment from the same cardstock. I finished the card with some small clear dew drops.



Scrap 'n Stamps May challenge is Floral Frenzy, which fit perfectly with the paper I used.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Moda Scrap, Carta Bella - Market Sentiment Dies, dew drops.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

May 27, 2019

Celebrating Mother's Day.. just a little late

Posting three days in a row, that has not happened in a while. I miss my craft room, it's here waiting on me but I seem to be lacking inspiration. 

I made this card very quick and simple, letting the pretty paper be the focus of the card.

I used stitched die buts for the panels to add a little detail. The top panel is popped up with foam tape. I added the sentiment in black to the panel then finished with some Nuvo drops.



Supplies: White cardstock, Inspired by Stamping - All Year Wishes II, Nuvo Drops

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

May 26, 2019

Deepest Sympathy


I used simple layers for this card, a layer of grey cardstock for each panel and popped the top layer up with foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment and layered that strip as well and added foam tape to add dimension. The leave panels are heat embossed with silver embossing powder then die cut out.


Supplies: White and grey cardstock, Designer Paper - Kaisercraft, Altenew dies cuts and stamps.

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

May 25, 2019

Keeping Christmas - May 2019

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


I have a quick and easy card for this post. I love this rustic paper and the panels made the card simple to put together. 

I layered the paneI with cream, kraft and brown cardstock panels, settling on a kraft base. I was a little enthusiastic with the Nuvo drops but it is not like I could wipe them off ;). 



Supplies: Cream, kraft and brown cardstock, DP-Stamperia, Nuvo drops

Be sure to stop to see all the hop team member's creations.


Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

April 16, 2019

You Totally Got This

I did a little ink blending for this background panel, I added a layer of black cardstock in behind and left a large white frame on the card base.

I ink blended the background with distress inks, created some water spots in the blended ink then added further interest with splatters of white and black watercolour ink. I also did the same with some gold and silver.

The sentiment is white heat embosses on black cardstock and popped up with foam tape then a few sequins to finish. The card base looks cream in the photo unfortunately, it is white in actuality.



Supplies: White and Black cardstock, Distress inks, Hero Arts liquid watercolour (White and Black), Gansai Tambi watercolours, sequins.

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

April 13, 2019

Stellar

I brought this cool pack of galaxy paper on a whim, when it arrived I really was not sure what I was going to make with it. It only sat on the edge of my desk before I had an idea.

In truth I let the paper do all the work, I think perhaps that is why I love patterned papers so much, they can make cardmaking so easy.

I cut a piece of designer paper into the desired size then added a piece of black cardstock in behind. The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black cardstock, in my opinion the sentiment matches the DP perfectly.  I finished by adding some clear gems.



Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Brutus Monroe, Simon Say Stamps - Simple Sentiments No.01, clear gems.

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

April 12, 2019

Celebrating you

Ohh poor blog, poor craft space too. I have not spent too much time as of late with my paper and inks. When I have had time to create I have been pretty lax about posting.

I put this card together a couple of weeks ago, it is such a simple design but I like the way it came together. I have had this paper pad in my stash for a long time. I have started to look through things that have been around for a bit and either use them or start to de-clutter a little. It is way too easy to get excited about new stuff but I have also seen a bunch of what is old is new type items making the rounds again.

This card is slightly smaller than an A2 size, it was created to fit a specific envelope I had on my desk. I used a piece of black cardstock for the panel base, then cut a piece of designer paper to fit it. I cut a thin piece out of the DP panel to separate the top and bottom panels. Both panels have foam tape in behind to give it some dimension. 


In the space left behind I wrapped some crochet thread around a few times. I heat embossed the sentiment in white on black cardstock then popped it up with foam tape. I finished with some clear dew drops.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Bo Bunny, Simon Says Stamp - Tiny Words, dew drops.

Thank you for visiting,
Nina

March 25, 2019

Keeping Christmas - March 2019

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


                               
Its been a little while since I posted, but I am excited about this card for the Keeping Christmas blog hop.

This is quick and easy card,  I used pages from a 6x6 paper pad.  I added a layer of black cardstock to each panel for a small frame. I have popped up the top panel with foam tape and I finished with some twine and some clear Nuvo on my star.



Supplies: White and black cardstock, DP Echo Park, twine, Nuvo

Be sure to stop to see all the hop team member's creations.

Nina Forsyth (you are here)
Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

March 18, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #379

A short post this morning, I forgot to prep and post my card when I played along with the current Freshly Made Sketches on Saturday. I was distracted by housework and beautiful sunshine.

I love this sketch, it is perfect for the CAS masculine card I put together.

I started with heat embossing the pattern for the circles in a navy blue. I used a punch to cut the circles out. The top circle is popped up with foam tape.

I added some texture to the strip of blue, I added the sentiment then finished with some Nuvo Drops.


Supplies: White and Navy cardstock, Simon Says Stamp -  Circle Doodle Background - Miniature Type, Nuvo drops.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

March 9, 2019

Get well soon

I love it when you find a piece of designer paper that does all the work for you. I used my stitched die cuts to create the main panel. I framed it with a layer of brown cardstock. 

The sentiment is stamped on matching a piece of scrap then layered and popped up with foam tape. I finished with some sequins.

The picture is a little light, the colours are a little more vibrant.


Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye, Stampendous - Greetings Galore, Sequins.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

March 8, 2019

Thanks.. a million.

Happy Friday, I am fortunate enough to have my weekend off work. I am looking forward to some sunshine, outdoors and crafting at some point.

I created this card for a sketch challenge but went way off design, crafting gone the wild side and colouring way way outside the lines.

I used Distress Oxides for the background panel then I die cut the circles. The top flowers are popped up with some foam tape, they were unplanned as I had adhered the top panel on backwards and the stamps did not fit into the die cut space so that is when the whole card just morphed. I then stamped the rest of the flower images.

I stamped both of the sentiments. The top panel is popped up with foam tape and there is a hint of sparkle on the flowers, and then finished with some dew drops.



Supplies: White cardstock, Simon SaysStamps - Sketch Ranunculus and Thanks, clear drops.

So glad you stopped by,
Nina

March 6, 2019

Gone Fishing

Simple masculine cards are one of my favourites and this one came together very quickly.

I used a kraft cardstock base then added a layer of brown cardstock to frame the patterned paper. I added a thin strip of the coordinating paper for added interest.

The sentiment panel is part of the 6x6 paper pad and I layered it then popped it up with foam tape.

Supplies: Kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Kaisercraft.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

March 5, 2019

Happiness

A quick card to share, this is the second panel I created with the Heartfelt stamps set Peony Bud, this time I used black embossing powder.

I added a layer of black cardstock for the frame, I stamped the sentiment then added a layer of black cardstock before popping it up with foam tape. I finished with some gold sequins.


Supplies: White, black and kraft cardstock, Heartfelt Creations - Peony Bud and Blossom Cling, Penny black, sequins.

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina

March 4, 2019

CAS(E) this sketch! - #311

I had a chance to get crafty with my sister yesterday. I love modern technology when you can spend a couple of hrs on Facetime crafting together. We played along with the current CAS(E) this sketch! I love this simple design.


I chose to go down the masculine card path, I used a kraft base and layered each panel with brown cardstock. The center panel is popped up with foam tape and I finished with Nuvo Drops. 


Supplies: Kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Kaisercraft, Nuvo Drops.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

February 27, 2019

Just a note.. Thank you

I had my first experience with Heartfelt Creations stamps a couple of weeks ago at a craft retreat. Although I am not going to run out and buy any sets just yet I did love the way they stamped.

I took advantage of having access to the stamps and made a couple of backgrounds.

I used my Misti to line the stamps up to get a good impression then I used a stamp block for the small corner placements. I used Versamark ink with some clear embossing powder. I added a layer of black cardstock for a frame.

I stamped the sentiment then added a layer of black cardstock to that as well then popped it up with foam tape.

I still might add a little something like sequins to jazz it up a bit.

Supplies: White, black and kraft cardstock, Heartfelt Creations - Peony Bud and Blossom Cling, Penny black

Thank you for stopping by,
Nina