August 9, 2021

Happy Holidays

Hello and Merry Monday - I have an easy panel style card to post today. I dug into all the wonderful paper pads in my stash and pulled one out from Honey Bee.

I die cut a stitched rectangle then added a layer of black cardstock, I die cut a rectangle patterned panel. I then used one of the pre-made sentiments which I layered with grey and black cardstock, then a layer of foam tape.



I finished the card with some enamel dots.

Supplies: White, gray and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Honey Bee, Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles, Hero Arts - Nested rectangles, Doodle Bug - Enamel Dots.

Cheers,
Nina 

July 23, 2021

Pretty Great

Stitched triangle dies, have you seen these, for anyone who follows my blog you know I love my stitched dies, I use them on almost every card.. I discovered these babies at the last retreat I went to and I love them.. so much in fact I have them on order.

I cut out a panel of patterned paper and layered that onto a panel of black cardstock. I die cut 4 stitched triangles in coordinating patterns. I stamped the sentiment and layered that with cardstock and foam tape then finished with some black gems. 



Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Photoplay, Stampin' Up! - Stitched triangle dies, Simon Says Stamp-Greeting Mix 2, gems.

I am down to the last 5 days of the #trailblazechalleng for Make-a-wish, I have covered 385 km's to date and hope to kick off a few more between now and then.

There is still time to support me in this challenge and Make-a-Wish by donating. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you,

Nina





July 21, 2021

Wonderful birthday

I used one of my favourite layouts with this card. I love that you can mix and match panels and use one or more pretty patterns.

The base panel is designer paper layered with a light blue cardstock. I used a rectangle and square die-cut for the smaller panels then added a layer of cardstock to those as well.

I stamped the sentiment and layered it with both cardstock and foam tape. I finished with some light blue iridescent half pearls.


Supplies: White and blue cardstock, Designer Paper-Kaisercraft, Pink Fresh- Happy Birthday Sentiments, Hero Arts Nesting rectangles and squares, pearls.

Cheers,
Nina

July 19, 2021

Llama just Say

Good evening and Merry Monday - whew it has been a while since I have posted something for Merry Monday.

Here I am though with a sweet friend and some holiday greetings, all put together with a fun napkin card. I expect many of my posts to include a lot of projects with napkins for the next little while, I received quite the haul of a mix of pattered napkins yesterday and they are calling to be used for crafty purposes.

This is a simple layout, I had to do justice to this sweet face.


I created a panel using Mod Podge, applied the napkin, another layer of Mod Podge and let it dry. I created the sentiments using Word and printed them out. I die-cut them to fit the card. I added some cardstock for a matt and finished with some gems.

This was not one of the napkin patterns I ordered, but truth be told of all the many many many napkins that were exchanged, this one was the one that I wanted to play with first, this llama is adorable, the crazy crafter in me call her Lulabell as I was creating.

Supplies: Red, black and white cardstock, napkins, sentiment, gems.
Cheers,

Nina

July 18, 2021

Congratulations

I have a quick card to post this morning, I created this using patterned paper and panel from Kaisercraft.


I cut the bottom panel with stitched rectangles and then did the same with the next panel. The sentiment panel was from the same paper them Free-Spirited, I popped that up with foam tape then I added a Congratulations that is also popped up. I  finished the card with some gems

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer paper - Kaisercraft, Simon Says Stamps- Stitched Rectangles, MFT-Itty Bitty Basics, gems.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

July 16, 2021

Farewell

We have had an epic summer so far weather-wise; it makes it hard to stay indoors and craft when there are so many things to do out of doors. I did, however, make a few cards a couple of weeks ago at a crafty retreat.

I made this card for a friend who is moving away, I am excited for her, but she will be missed.

I had the perfect paper from Wild Whisper for this card; I cut two panels then added a layer of black cardstock to each. I added touches of colour with my Zig markers then put some itty bitty gems on the flowers. The sentiments are stamped, layered with cardstock, then with foam tape to pop them up a little.

 


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Wild Whisper, Simon Says Stamps-Home Sweet Home, Your Next Stamp-Washi Tape Sentiment, gems.

I am down to under two weeks left of the #Trailblaze Challenge. I have passed the 350KM mark, and I hope to get to 400K before July 28. 

There is still time to support me in this challenge and Make-a-Wish by donating. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

https://makeawishca.donordrive.com/participant/16945

Thank you,
Nina

June 25, 2021

Camo Father's Day

It's summer, it is so beautiful outside and so perfect for walks.. everywhere. I am going to do a shameless plug for myself as I have passed the 200km mark for the Make-a-Wish Trailblaze Challenge, and I am well on my way to the 300KM mark.

I have also reached a halfway point for my fundraising goal.

Did you know Make-a-Wish was still granting wishes through COVID, pretty fabulous in my opinion? They still need our help so please consider donating.



 
I also have a card to share today, my poor neglected craft room, it really does not get much attention these days. I think it is a downside to my home office/craft space also being my current work office and once work is done it is almost a no-go zone.

This is pretty quick and each card. I picked up some new Camo papers, they look a little like my husband's closet. I used a single page from a 6x6 pack, I cut half a dozen strips in varying sizes then lined them up on a background of black cardstock. The page had double-sided patterns so one side is a larger camo pattern so the two sizes of patterns made a good blend.


I stamped the sentiment on white and added layers of black cardstock and foam tape. I finished with some black gems.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Paper Rose-Camo Collection, Simon Says Stamp-Father's Day Finds, gems.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nina

June 10, 2021

Hug

Good Morning all, sorry I have not posted for a while. I have not been creating much lately but I still have a few cards on my desk that have not been posted y.

This was a napkin card I put together, I love how the Mod Podge highlights all the blue tones in the flowers.

I started with a medium-weight watercolour paper then added a layer of Mod Podge, then added the napkin layer and then some more of Mod Podge to seal it.

Once the panel had dried I used a rectangle die cut to created a smaller panel.  I layered the panel with some black cardstock die-cut with a stitched rectangle die-cut.


I stamped the sentiment then added a layer of black cardstock cut from a stitched die-cut then popped it up with foam tape. I used some ribbon and a button as embellishments.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Twilight Collection - Napkin, Penny Black - Strength, Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Squares, Hero Arts - Infinite Squares, button, ribbon.

I am pleased to share that I have passed my first 100KM for #TrailblazeforWishes and creeping up on 150KM. 


This challenge runs until July 28th, there is still time to join me by donating, sharing or even challenging yourself.



Cheers,
Nina

May 21, 2021

Your Weird & My Weird

Good Morning and happy Friday. For this cute card I pulled out some paper scraps that have some fireflies on it, the backside is brown plaid.

I used a layer of brown cardstock, then added the panels of designer paper, I used some yellow cardstock under the strip along the center.

I stamped, coloured and diecut the flowers then added some gems. I stamped the sentiment then popped it up with foam tape.

I finished the card with a few more gems.


Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Unknown, Gina K Designs - Lace Flowers, Simon Says Stamp - Love Greeting mix, gems.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

May 19, 2021

Hello TrailBlaze Challenge

Today is the day! I start ticking off those kilometres for the Make-a-Wish Trailblaze challenge.



Between May 19th and July 28th, my challenge is to walk or hike 100k or more, and my fundraising goal is $500 this year; join me by donating, sharing or even challenging yourself.


I also have a card to share.

The crafty ladies met up to play along with a polished stone technique tutorial that Crystal put together. 

I did not have the proper supplies so I just had to wing it.



I pulled out some Yupo paper and alcohol inks and created this pretty background, I added a layer of black cardstock and then popped the panel up with foam tape.

I die cut the sentiment three times to give it some thickness then added a layer of foam tape as well. I finished the card with some black gems.

The photo washes out the simmer of the gold and silver but you can still see the pretty colours.

Thank you for visiting,

Nina