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.


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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

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Thanks for stopping by,
Nina