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, 


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,

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.

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,

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,

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,

November 1, 2018


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 -