January 30, 2019

Scrap 'n Stamp Challenge - Love in the Air

Good evening.. My goodness what a day, I was so busy at work today I am sure I looked like an owl most of the day -  head spinning and wide-eyed.. and I thought it was Thursday which made me spin faster J. I don’t remember if I have ever been happy for it to actually be a Wednesday rather than a Thursday at work…. Ever.

Anyway.. enough of that nonsense ;) I am taking it down to the wire to play along with the Scrap 'n Stamp January Challenge.

My card is pretty darn simple. I used a couple of pages from an Authentique 6x6 paper pack, I added a layer of black cardstock to both panels. The sentiment panel is popped up with foam tape and I an itty bitty little flag sentiment add-on. I finished by popping up a couple of hearts covered in Nuvo drops.. Voila a Valentine's Day card for my hunny.

Supplies: Cream and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Authentique, Simons Says Stamp - Tiny Words, Nuvo Drops.

Thanks for stopping by,


January 29, 2019

Happy Happy Birthday

Wishing you a happy happy anything on this fabulous Tuesday.. well I hope this will be a fabulous Tuesday but this is scheduled to post at 5am to lets cross our fingers ;).

I am in love with this Boho Flowers stamp set from Gina K Designs.

I used both sides of a DCWV for the background panel of this card. I left a small blank space between the panels. I layered the sentiment panel and popped it up with foam tape.

The flowers and leaves are heat embossed and the flower is layered with foam tape, I finished the card with some little gems.

Supplies: White and navy cardstock, Designer Paper - DCWV, Papertry Ink - Birthday Bash, Gina K Designers - Boho Flowers.

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January 27, 2019

A little Birthday Wish

Birthday wishes on a Sunday. I have a quick crafty post this morning.

I wanted to try something a little different for this layout, I love the foliage on this double-sided DP. I layered the panels with a dark green cardstock and left a space down the diagonal centre. The sentiment panel is popped up with foam tape to finish.

Supplies: Cream and green cardstock, Designer Paper - Jen Hadfield, MTF - Birthday Greetings.



January 26, 2019

Birthday Wishes

Happy Saturday - I have a really quick post today. I am excited to be headed for a crop. Wish me luck with some crafty karma as I have not been feeling overly creative lately and I am hoping to be inspired.

This is a pretty simple layout, I used a couple pieces from a 6x6 paper pad then added a pretty grey layer to added a small frame. I used the same grey cardstock to heat emboss a sentiment in white.

I finished with some light grey half pearls.

Supplies: White and Grey cardstock, Designer Paper - Fancy Pants, DRS Designers - Birthday Wishes, MTF - Stitched Fishtail Sentiment.

Thanks for visiting,

January 25, 2019

Keeping Christmas - January 2019

Keeping Christmas - Blessed Christmas

Welcome back for the January 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.

I made this card with a masculine feel. Using a layer of brown cardstock to frame the Designer Paper. The green plaid is a great backdrop for the focal element panel.

I added a woodgrain texture to the kraft cardstock and layered it with brown cardstock, This panel has a layer of foam tape to pop it up.

I stamped and die cut the buck and sentiment, I then added a layer of foam tape to the sentiment. The card is finished with some matt brown dots.

Supplies: White, brown and kraft cardstock, Designer Paper - PhotoPlay, Simon Says Stamp - Magical Christmas, dots.

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

Nina Forsyth (you are here)

Thanks for stopping by,

January 10, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #485

Happy New Year.. I know... I had planned to post much sooner in the newly minted 2019 but life got in the way.

I had a few crafty misstarts over the last month too and creativity fizzled. My sister and I did a little Facetime creativity session this week though and it was fabulous.

I am playing along with the current Tuesday Morning Sketches, once upon a time, I was a member of this lovely Design Team. Sadly one of the ladies, Jesse, I had designed with has passed away.. see more on the TMS Blog.

I love the layers, this card is for my son as he turns 25 today. I added a layer of black cardstock to each panel. The main sentiment is popped up with foam tape and I heat embossed Happy Birthday in white on black cardstock. I finished with black Nuvo Drops.

Supplies: White and Black cardstock, Designer Paper-Basic Grey, Simon Says Stamp - Tiny Words, Penny Black - Christmas Cheer, Nuvo drops.

I have a few unposted cards lying around and I hope to get them posted soon.

Thanks for stopping by,

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.

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,

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.


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,