September 26, 2022

Beauty of Winter

Merry Monday time,  I have discovered a new favorite craft items. Penny Black - Masterpieces made simple. I don't remember where I found this first set or why I brought them other than they appealed to me. 

When I went to craft retreat in September I put them in with all my other kit in case I decided to do something with them. I quickly fell in love. Like any panel it makes it so easy to work with, paired with plaid that has hints of gold. Magical.

This card was made with one of the panels in the set is Icy Winds.


I layered the panel with some gray cardstock them popped it up with foam tape. I layered that on the to plain panel that is also layered with gray cardstock. I used a sentiment strip, layered and popped up and I finished with some some clear gems.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Memory Box, Penny Black - Masterpieces made simple, Simon Says Sentiment Strips, gems. 

I expect there will be a few more cards made with these panels from Penny Black - I jumped online to pick up a few more sets :).

Did you know: Most bird bones are so hollow and light, their feathers weigh more than their skeleton.

Cheers,
Nina

September 16, 2022

All you do.

Happy Friday, it is starting to feel like fall outside.

This 49th and Market paper arrived in my mailbox this week; I am in love.

This card was so quick to put together; I cut a base piece of the darker paper, then did the same with one of the pieces that had more of a pattern on it.


I added a couple of the chipboard pieces, then cut a sentiment strip, popped it up with foam tape, then finished the card with some gems.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper and chipboard pieces - 49th and Market, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment strips, gems.

Did you know: The funny bone is not actually a bone. It's actually a really sensitive nerve; hitting that nerve is not funny at all.

Happy Crafting,

Nina

September 12, 2022

Season Greetings

I have a Merry Monday card to share this morning. I love the non-traditional colours on this paper. 

I started with a brown cardstock panel and then cut two pieces of designer paper. For the top piece, I added a stitched edge and then popped the panel up with some foam tape.

The bottom panel looks like a cozy sweater. I used one of the sentiment panels from the paper pad and added a layer of foam tape. I finished the card by adding some gems


Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Honey Bee, MFT - Stitched edge dies, gems.

Did you know: The original pack of Skittles doesn't contain the color blue. Therefore, you can't actually taste the rainbow.

Happy Crafting,
Nina


September 9, 2022

Happy Birthday

Fall is in the air, and it is always a time for me to want to get back into the craft room. I felt pretty crafty at a recent retreat, and I managed to put together a few cards.


I cut a panel of pretty cardstock, then added a couple of stitched die cut triangles. I die cut a privet branch and cut it up to tuck it under the panels. The cut the sentiment strip and popped it up with foam tape. I finished the card with some gems.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer paper - Honey Bee, Stamp'in Up! - Stitched Triangles, Simon Says Stamp - Privet Branch and sentiment strip, gems.

Did you know: September is the only month with the same number of letters(9) as its place in the year (9th month).

Cheers,
Nina

August 20, 2022

Paw prints on our heart

I made short work of a sympathy card for a friend this morning. I cut a panel of patterned paper and then heat embossed the corner with a paw print in brown. I then stamped a sentiment onto the same panel and added a red sprinkle heart; I added a layer of foam tape to the whole panel.

I stamped the additional sentiment on white and then popped it up with foam tape as well.


Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Photoplay, Simon Says Stamps - Paw prints on our heart, Sprinkles.

Did you know: The difference between a nook and a cranny is that the nook is a corner, and the cranny is a crack.

Happy Crafting,

Nina

July 30, 2022

Thankful

I picked up this wide Washi from Altenew; I struggled at first on how I was going to use it. I create a full panel that sat on my desk for a good couple of months before I could finish a card.

I used a die cut a gum leaf from light gray cardstock, then I die cut the sentiment and shadow section; I added a layer of foam tape to pop it up. I used gems to finish.



I added a layer of dark grey cardstock to the panel and a layer of foam tape as well. I finished with some clear gems.

The card is simple style but I like how it turned out.

Supplies: White and gray cardstock, Washi - Altenew, Paper Rose - Gum Leaves, Memory Box - Thankful Jotted Script.

Did you know: A tiger's tongue is so rough it can lick the paint off a building.
 
Cheers,
Nina

July 28, 2022

Welcome

This paper is adorable; when the paper is so darn cute, the card almost makes itself don't you think?

I started with a panel of light brown cardstock, then cut rectangle panels of patterned paper, leaving a small seam between panels. 


The sentiment panel is from the paper pack, so I added a layer of brown cardstock and foam tape. I die-cut a little onesie, added some foam tape to adhere it, and then finished with some gems.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Moda Scrap, Onesie - Diecut, gems.

Did you know: Women apologize on average 5.2 times a day, while men apologize only 3.6 times a day.

Cheers,

Nina


July 25, 2022

Merry Christmas

Merry Monday time - A simple but fun design that did not take long to put together.

I used a couple of pages from a Simple Stories paper pack, both panels have a postage stamp panel die-cut layer from black cardstock and popped up with foam tape. I finished the card with some gems.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, Simon Says Stamp - Postage Stamp edge die, gems.


Did you know: If you walk and talk with someone, eventually you will synchronize your steps.

Happy crafting,
Nina

July 21, 2022

Thank you

Do I need more Washi Tape? Of course not,  yet what did I buy when I took a wander through Hobby Lobby on a recent vacation.. more Washi.

That washi tape was also the first thing I reached for when I spent some actual time in my craft room this week, believe me when I say it has been way to long since I played with paper.

I used a simple technique of putting tape strips on a panel. I started with a panel, the tape pack has 5 rolls so I just made my way through the rolls then near the middle of the panel Iadded random strips. The panel has a layer of black cardstock for a thin border and some foam tape to pop it up.


I diecut a flower stem, adding it to the panel with some glue and foam tape. I had some cute little bees in my stash, and I added a sentiment which also has a layer of black cardstock and popped up with foam tape. I finished my card with some clear gems.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Washi Tape - The Paper Studio, Itty Bitty Branches - Altenew, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment Strips, Bumble Bee Trinkets - Stampin' Up!, gems.

Did you know: Queen ants can love up to 28 years.

Happy Crafting,

Nina

June 6, 2022

Merry & Bright

Good Morning and Merry Monday - I am back with a second holiday card that I made with a Simple Stories paper pad.

I started with a panel die cut with dotted edges, I added a layer of patterned paper then treaded some crochet thread through some of the holes. I die-cut second fame and added the small sentiment panel.

I added foam tape to both the upper and lower panels. I finished the card with some small gems on the tree.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, Simon Says Stamp - A2 Marquee, gems, thread.

Did you know: The north pole of Uranus is dark for forty-two years at a time.

Happy crafting,
Nina

May 30, 2022

Merry Christmas

Good Morning and Merry Monday, today's card could not be more simple. I used a Simple Stored paper pad that did all of the work.

I started by die cutting a rectangle section with a postage edge frame die, that included the sentiment. 

I used coordinating paper and fussy cut a poinsettia which I popped up with foam tape. I added a layer of black cardstock, and popped the panel up with foam tape, I completed the card with gems.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, Simon Says Stamp - Postage Stamp Edge Frame, gems.

Did you know: Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women.

Happy crafting,

Nina

May 27, 2022

Birthday Wishes

Happy Friday crafty peeps, I have a card created with a new to me technique. Crystal demonstrated this technique in a class this past Wednesday.

I cut a panel of white cardstock and then ran it through my big shot with an embossing folder, I cut a small panel of designer paper and added it to the bottom right corner.

I used a sentiment strip die-cut to cut out the strips, yes yes the trimmer would have been more efficient but I have a die-cut that does 4 at a time and my trimmer has been leaving rough edges.



I added some double-sided adhesive to the back and then adhered them to a piece of acetate. I added strips of foam tape to the back of the acetate. I added a flower stem and a sentiment strip and finished with some silver half pearls. The whole panel is popped up with foam tape.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Stampin' Up!, embossing folder, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment Strip, Pink Fresh - Dainty Blossoms, embellishments.

Did you know: The Bible is the most shoplifted book.

Cheers,
Nina

May 25, 2022

Happy Happy Birthday

Good Morning crafty peeps - I have a quick card made using Washi tape to share today. One day I will look at my stash of Washi Tape and say what am I going to do with all these rolls. For now, I am going to enjoy crafting with them.

These are new to my crafty desk, like I need any more tape, however as with any crafty supply I could not resist.

I cut a panel of cardstock and added the typestyle washi tape, I ran the panel through my Big Shot with a script embossing folder.


The type washi came with some floral frame stickers so I created a panel with one of the rectangle stickers. I added some foam tape to the small panel to pop it up.

I added a sentiment strip, popped up the large panel then finished the card with some Nuvo drops.

Supplies: White cardstock, Washi Tape-The Washi Tape Shop, embossing folder, Simon Says Stamps-Sentiment strips, Nuvo drops.

Did you know: Kissing can reduce tooth decay.

Cheers,
Nina

May 20, 2022

Happy Mother's Day - Bokeh Effect

I have another card made using the Bokeh effect, I think it is stunning, thank you again, Crystal, for the technique class we did a few weeks ago, I love this.

This is the second of two cards that I made. I started with ink blending, I found the colours a little bright so I added some water spritz to the panel and then dabbed it off which reacted with the Distress Inks to leave additional patterns.

I used a piece of vellum to make a mask with some circle die-cuts and I started to add some varied-sized circles to the panel with white pigment ink, going from a lighter application to a heavier one. As the panel dried, I die cut the leaves and added some foam tape to the top leave to pop them up.


I cut the sentiment and layered it, then added some foam tape. I put all the panels together and then finished the card with some sequins, gems and pearls. I mounted the panel with some thin foam tape.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment Strip and Privet Branch die-cut, gems, sequins and half pearls.

Did you know: Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a Friday the 13th.

Happy Friday,
Nina

May 19, 2022

Congratulations.

I had fun making the card I am posting today, I started cutting a panel of white cardstock and heat embossing the images in black. I used varied shades of gray Distress ink to make the panel look smokey.

I layered the panel with black and then gray cardstock and popped the whole panel up with foam tape.

I used a sentiment strip die cut to cut a few strips of a silver cardstock, then ran them through my Big Shot with an embossing folder to give them a metal ladder look. I added form tape to the back to give it a 3D look. I finished with a sentiment which is also popped up with foam tape.


Supplies: White, black, gray and silver cardstock, Altenew - Firefighter Heros, embossing folder.

Did you know: The longest mustache ever recorded was 14 feet long.

I am very happy, I hit 100KM for Trailblaze for Wishes this week. On to the next 50K!
Would you like to show your support with a donation? #trailblazeforwishes.

Cheers,
Nina

May 16, 2022

Nutcracker Holiday Cheer

Good Morning and Merry Monday - I have a simple card, made with some Alexander Renke washi tape I picked up at a used craft sale. I love these fun little Nutcrackers.

I started with a kraft panel then cut one slightly smaller for my washi tape background, I paired the Nutcracker tape with a thin gold pattern.

I cut a square from the same kraft cardstock and another in white that I covered with washi tape. I have both panels popped up with foam tape.

I stamped and layered the sentiment and added foam tape.



Supplies: White and kraft cardstock, Alexander Renke - Washi tape, Cornish Heritage  - Vintage Christmas Expressions.

Did you know: An Ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Cheers,
Nina

May 15, 2022

Spring has Sprung

But has it...? it still feels a little cool out there for my liking, I think my garden has adapted though. Last week I said to heck with it, everything goes out. Forecasters say we will get a blistering summer. We will see what plants fall into the zone of survival of the fittest.

My card is very simple and is the same style as the Easter card from earlier this week.

I used small stitched rectangles and squares to die-cut the background panels,  the sentiment panel was part of a paper pad and I added some foam tape to the back. I finished with some gems and a clay heart. 


Supplies: White cardstock, Designer paper - Echo Park, Simon Says Stamps - Stitched Rectangles and squares, gems, Honey Bee - clay heart.

Did you know: In Paraguay, duelling is still legal, as long as both parties are blood donors.

Happy Crafting,
Nina

May 14, 2022

Creativity takes courage

Creativity takes courage - I agree with that. It is also wonderful and fun. I wanted to play with ink blending and this fun doodle-like stamp so I heat embossed the image onto some cardstock and then blended it with some Distress inks. 

I heat embossed various sentiments in white on black cardstock, then popped them up with foam tape. I added foam tape to the entire panel.



Supplies: White cardstock, Stampers Anonymous - Tiny Text, Wild Whisper Designs - Fanciful Bloom

Did you know: The inventor of television, Philo Farnsworth, developed the concept when he was fourteen.

Cheers,
Nina

May 13, 2022

Happy Birthday

At the last retreat I attended, I challenged myself to make my way through a 6x6 designer paper pad, this is one of the cards I created from my Honey Bee Birthday Bash paper pad.

The layout is pretty simple to put together, I have a black cardstock panel as the base, I then cut two pieces of patterned paper, and using some adhesive I added them to the black panel leaving a small border across the center and around the edges.

I took part of the sentiment from the paper on the bottom of the panel and popped it up with foam tape.



Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Honey Bee (Birthday Bash), foam tape, gems.

Did you know: Tiger shark embryos fight each other in their mother's womb. The survivor is born.

Happy crafting,
Nina

May 12, 2022

Happy Birthday to you

I could not wait to try this die-cut, it has two of my favourite features, stitching and leaves. The patterned paper is two sides of a 12x12 paper sheet. 

I created a panel strip with the geometric side of the paper, then die-cut the top panel. I added foam tape behind to pop it up, and I used a sentiment strip and matting to finish.


Supplies: White cardstock, Paper Rose - Gum Leaf border die, Taylored Expressions - Simple Strips Birthday.

Did you know: Grapes explode when put you put them in the microwave.

Happy Crafting,
Nina

May 11, 2022

Hippity Hoppity

Perhaps I am a little behind on posting some cards, and I am working through the backlog. Let's go back to last month and enjoy a review of Easter.

This card was simple and turned out so cute.


I used small stitched rectangles and squares to die-cut the background panels. The sentiment panel was part of a paper pad and I added some foam tape to the back. I finished with some gems. An easy and quick card.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer paper - Echo Park, Simon Says Stamps - Stitched Rectangles and squares, gems.

Did you know: A goldfish named Tish lives to be 43 years old making it the oldest goldfish ever.

Cheers,
Nina

May 10, 2022

Washi Tape - Thank you

I am just going to say it, I have a problem with Washi Tape, it has joined my obsession with patterned paper. 

I am pretty excited about some I found a used stamp sale this past weekend, and I make something with it soon. Today, I have another simple layout to share, and some more pretty Washi.


I have used this layout a few times now and I love how it showcases the pretty Washi patterns. This was a pretty quick card to put together, I started with the patterned Washi then put cut a coordinating solid strip in half so was nice and thin. I added some foam tape to the panel to give it depth.

I die cut the branch, added some foam tape to some of the leaf tips, then used a sentiment strip, and also popped up with some foam tape. I finished the card with some gems.

Supplies: White cardstock, The Washi Tape Store - Washi tape, Memory Box - Lorelai Leaf, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment Strip, gems.

Did you know: Chocolate milk was originally sold as medicine.

Cheers,
Nina

May 9, 2022

Holiday Wishes

Good Morning and a Merry Monday to you. I have a short post for today. This little bird is adorable, I chose to showcase it as the focal point on the card.

I started with a stitched rectangle panel in sage green, I used a rectangle die to cut the section from designer paper. I used a small section from the patterned paper to stamp the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape.


Supplies: White and green cardstock, Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangle, Hero Arts - rectangle, Stampers Anonymous - Tiny Text Christmas.

Did you know: Banana "trees" are actually a type of flowering herb.

Happy crafting,
Nina

May 6, 2022

Let's go fishing

Good Morning crafty friends, I have an outdoor adventure card for this morning's post.

I have a couple of family members that love fishing and the outdoors, this card is for my brother.

I started with a piece of 6x6 paper pad, Echo Park and Carta Bella have long been favourite brands of paper pads for me, and why not, look at this perfect background, it does all the work for me. 

I die cut a frame from brown cardstock and then added some foam tape to pop it up. I die-cut some fish and added some 'line' to them and popped two of them up. I added the sentiment and the card was done.


Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, My Favorite Things - Stitched Rectangle Frames, Joy Crafts - Fishing fun, thread.

A little shout out to the Make-a-Wish #Trailblazechallenge, I have been a little hobbled by a foot injury but hit still managed to hit the 50K marker yesterday.

If you would like to support this fabulous challenge with a donation it would be greatly appreciated, you can check out some of the heartwarming stories about what a donation can help to achieve.


Did you know: Leaving the bottle, Heinz Ketchup travels at .028 miles per hour.

Cheers,
Nina

May 4, 2022

Beautiful Bokeh

Isn't this Bokeh effect beautiful, thank you Crystal for the technique class, I love this.

This is one of two cards, I made. I started with some ink blending, I found the colours a little vibrate so I did spritz my panel with some water and then dab off which reacted with the Distress Inks to leave additional patterns.

I used a piece of vellum to make a mask with some circle die-cuts and I started to add some different sized circles to my panel with white pigment ink, going from a lighter application to a heavy one. As I let that dry, I die cut the leaves and added some foam tape to the top leave to pop them up.

I cut the sentiment and layered it, then added some foam tape. I put all the panels together and then finished the card with some gems, sequins and pearls. I mounted the panel with some thin foam tape.



I found by the time my card was fully dry that most of my circle has faded slightly and blended nicely into the rest of the background. I can see myself trying this technique again.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment Strip and Tattered Leaves die-cut, gems.

Did you know: Humans and bananas share about 60% of the same DNA Structure.

Cheer,
Nina

April 27, 2022

#Trailblaze for Wishes 2022

I don't have a card to share today, I will be back a little later in the week with one. Today is all about #Trailblaze for Wishes 2022.

I am doing it again, I have joined the 10-week virtual Trailblaze Challenge for Make-A-Wish again this year; this is such a great event. This is the third year in a row I have accepted Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge.


This challenge runs between April 27, 2022 (Today :)) and June 25, 2022, I have logged over 200KM during this event for each of the past two years, and I am looking forward to trying to achieve that again this year.

I had such wonderful support last year so thank you to those who donated or even cheered me on, it means so much. 

Don't you want to make someone's wish come true? Your support could help with that.


Thank you for stopping by,
Nina


April 26, 2022

Happy Ever After

I made this stunning card the other day, I was super excited, did I remember to take a proper photo... of course not. This photo was taken just before I did the final assembly.

The design is not my own, I used this card as a template. A friend had asked for something clean, fresh and modern and this fit that perfectly.

I started by using a splatter stamp and adding silver embossing powder to the panel. I die-cut the larger scribble heart, then two solid hearts. 

I then embellished with smaller hearts, sequins, half pearls and gems. I popped up the sentiment panel with some foam tape. I added a layer of silver glitter paper to the panel and added foam tape to that as well.




Supplies: White and silver cardstock, Stampin' Up! - Gorgeous Grunge, Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Heart Collage, Sizzix Thinlets - Scribbles and Slat, Simon Says stamp - Sentiment strips, gems and half pearls.

I love having a nice supply of these Simon Says Stamp sentiment strips on hand, one - is saves on buying a larger stamp set just to get one sentiment, but two - it gives me lots of options. Love them!

Did you know: Our Moon is the largest satellite in the solar system, relative to the size of the planet it orbits.

Cheers,
Nina

April 25, 2022

Walking in a winter wonderland

Hello crafty peeps, and Merry Monday. The card for today's post is one of those, if you have a paper pad with all the requirements, you are golden.

With my wee little obsession with 6x6 paper pads I have been in a little bit of heaven with more and more paper pad vendors including sentiment panels in the paper pads, it makes for sweet simple cards and everything coordinates.


I cut the base panel and added a layer of black cardstock to it. I did the same with the cross panel and the sentiment panel. I added some foam tape to the sentiment panel and then finished the card with some tiny snowflake embellishments.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer paper - Echo Park, snowflake embellishment.

Did you know: The temperature of the milk inside of the cow is 101°F.

Cheers,
Nina

April 16, 2022

Brave wings

Hello crafty friends - I have a short post to share today.

I am seriously loving Washi tape right now. When I first picked up this little roll of swallows I did not know how I would use it. I love how this inspirational card turned out.

I laid down strips of washi tape some with slight gaps between them and some over lapping. I added some embossed lines to the cardstock for texture (Thank you Crystal, for that little tidbit of inspiration). I added the sentiment that is popped up with foam tape, then added some black gems. That whole panel is popped on the card base with some foam tape. 



Supplies: White cardstock, Stampendous - Tiny Text, gems.

Did you know: The average person laughs 13 times a day.

Cheers,
Nina

April 15, 2022

Birthday Bash

Good morning crafty friends, it has been a heartbeat and a half since my last post, work, gardening, life and maybe a little vacation have kept me busy.

I have a short stack of cards on the side of my desk to post. At the last retreat I attended, I challenged myself to make my way through a 6x6 designer paper pad, this is one of the cards I created.

I used a simple layer for my template. Both layers of patterned paper have a layer of black cardstock for a small frame. The top layer is also popped up with foam tape. I cut one of the Happy Birthdays from the patterned paper and popped it up with foam tape to stand out. I finished the card with some black gems.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Honey Bee (Birthday Bash), foam tape, gems.

Did you know: Temperature can affect people's appetite. A cold person is more likely to eat more food.

Cheers,

Nina

March 21, 2022

Silent Night

Good Morning and Merry Monday - I have a quick and easy panel card for today's post. I think sometimes the most simple card is perfect.

I layered this panel from a paper pack with pieces of silver and black cardstock then mounted it with foam tape. I added some clear gems and a single red one to finish.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, silver paper, Designer Paper - Echo Park, gems.

Did you know: Mosquitoes can fly through raindrops without getting hit.

Happy crafting,
Nina

February 17, 2022

Pawsitivity is Key

Aren't these little cats adorable? These were a fun little addition that was slipped into my order from the Washi Tape store. Truth be told, I had no clue what I was going to do with them but this card just sort of crept into my creative zone.

I started with a panel of cardstock that I die-cut using a background die. I then used the circle panel die to cut out the circles. I added foam tape to the back of the panel and layered it on some patterned paper. 

I added the little washi tape cats, then stamped the sentiments on the same patterned paper as the background and popped them up with foam tape.


I finished the card with some black gems.

Supplies: White cardstock Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Washi Tape store - Cats, Simon Says Stamp - Tiny words, Punny Animals, and repeating circles, Memory Box - Pinpoint Leaf Plate, gems.

Did you know: Sharing mascara is the most common way people pass on eye infections like pinkeye.

Cheers,
Nina

February 14, 2022

Happy Holidays

Good Morning and Merry Monday, I had intended to play along with last week's challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches but the weekend got away from me and I forgot to post it. 

This is a nice simple layout, that is easy to reproduce. I started with a dark gray panel then added the brick pattern designer paper. I cut a second panel then added a large chevon to the bottom, this panel is popped up with a layer of foam tape.

I heat embossed the sentiment on a piece of dark grey cardstock, then added two small leaf watermarks to the ends of the panel with Versamark.

The camera does not pick up the beautiful fine details of these papers, I did want not to add any additional embellishments.

Supplies: White and gray cardstock, Designer Paper - Paper Rose, Papertray Ink - Keep It Simple Happy Holiday.

Did you know: Egyptians were the first to wear glitter, which was composed of crushed beetle shells.

Cheers,
Nina

February 11, 2022

Wonderful Birthday

Hello, Hello craft friends, I liked the layout of the card I made a couple of weeks ago so much I recreated it.

I started with a blue layer of card stock, I then die-cut a piece of white cardstock with a background plate die-cut.

I die-cut two small rectangular pieces from patterned cardstock and I die-cut a larger rectangle from vellum for the middle panel.

I used the privet branch die-cut and added foam tape behind the leaves, and I used the leaves to hide the glue adhering the vellum panel.

I stamped the sentiment and layered that with blue cardstock and foam tape, then completed the card with some blue gems.


Supplies: White and blue cardstock, Designer Paper- Paper Rose, Memory Box - Pinpoint Leaf Plate, Privet Branch, PinkFresh Studio - Happy Birthday, gems.

Did you know: The moon is moving an inch away from Earth every year. Some day, we won't have solar eclipses anymore.

Cheers,
Nina

February 9, 2022

Friend

Hello, Hello crafty friends - I have a sweet and simple card for my post today.

I started with a panel that I added some texture to with a 3D embossing folder. I added some washi tape along the right-side panel then added that panel to a layer of black cardstock.

I die-cut some leaves and heat embossed the sentiment, both are adhered with some foam tape. I finished the card with black Nuvo drops.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Washi tape - The Washi Tape store & X.Mo, Simon Says Stamp - Exotic Vines & Amazing, Echo Park- Falling Branches, Nuvo drops.

Did you know: Typewriter is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.

Cheers,
Nina

February 7, 2022

Cherish the Season

Hello, Hello crafty friends, Merry Monday. I am posting some cards I made as a batch last year. I don't do that very often for those of you who know me.

I started with a card that I made a friend who loves cycling; I had found a holiday bag for her gifts that was black, silver, gold and had a bike in th  snow. I wanted to create a card that would match the bag.


I started with some Tim Holtz Black Kraft cardstock; I am not sure if this is a newish product or not, but I fell in love  ith it. I heat embossed the background trees with gold and silver embossing powder (that I blended)for the.

I then added some splatter in gold and sil er as well. I used die-cuts to create the hills and bicycle.

I blended some gold and silver twine and tied that around the main panel. I added hills which are popped up with foam tape. I add d foam tape to the bike as well.

The sentiment is heat embossed with the same blended embossing powders and has a layer of foam tape. I use a thin foam tape, but the card still has bulk which was perfect as it was hand-delivered. I finished the card with some gems on the bicycle wheels.  I liked how this card turned out.


For the larger production of cards, I replaced the bike with snowflakes and the sentiment varies slightly. For the snowflake I dipped the tip to add some embossing powder. I varied where the trees stamped and there are number of different sentiments so each card was slightly unique.


I created matching chocolate boxes to go with the group of cards. I used my Silhoette to cut out the boxes.


Supplies: White and kraft cardstock, Tim Holtz - Black Kraft cardstock, Simon Says Stamp - Merry Christmas Trees, Classic bicycle wafer die, Spellbinders Mini Christmas greetings stamp & die set, Lawn Fawn -Stitched Snowflake and stitched hillside borders, twine, gems.

I am playing along with Sparkles Christmas Challenge #133 - Use some gold.

Did you know: Women started removing hair from their legs in 400 BCE. They either plucked them with tweezers or singed them with a flame.

Cheers,
Nina

February 2, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #642 - Hello

Hello, Hello crafty friends. I am playing along with Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I really like this sketch, the Echo Park paper pad that I used suited it perfectly for what I was looking for. It is part of the Echo Park card kit called Day in the Life.

I die-cut the navy panel, then did the same for two pieces of coordinating designer paper from the paper pad. I then cut both panels at an angle to create the two pieces for the card. I will use the reverse pieces for a second card.


The paper pad had some fabulous sentiment panels and the hello stamp is from the coordinating kit.

I die-cut the flutter vine and glued it down, I heat embossed hello in white on navy then I added some foam tape to the back of both sentiment panels and adhered them. I finished the card with some dew drop-type gems.

Supplies: White and navy cardstock, Designer Paper and stamp set- Echo Park, Memory Box - Flutter Vine, gems.

Did you know: You can use the inside o fa banana peel to polish leather shoes and silverware and stop mosquito bites from itching.

Cheers,
Nina

January 31, 2022

Let it Snow

Good Morning and Merry Monday. This card is all about layers.

I started with a silver fine-grained glitter paper, next I added black cardstock, then a panel of designer paper. The sentiment is from the same paper pack, the snowman panel pre-created and part of the pack as well.
 
I added a layer of foam tape on the snowman panel to adhere it to the panel underneath.


I finished the card with some tiny gems on the small snowflakes on the sentiment.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park or Carta Bella, glitter paper, gems.

Did you know: 'Dysania' is the state of finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning.

Just like that January 2022 is over.

Cheers,
Nina