December 13, 2017

Real Tree Birthday

I have been pretty lucky this past year to acquire a great selection of paper pads that make it easy to put together quick and easy cards. I will admit that it should be easy but I always futz and it takes me longer to put it all together ;).
With this card, I used an easy design and pieces together two different patterns and matted them with black cardstock. I added a sentiment that is embossed in white and popped up with foam tape. I then finished with Nuvo drops.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Uniformed, Poppy Stamps-No truffle at all, Nuvo Drops.
Cheers,
Nina

December 12, 2017

Woodgrain thanks

This morning I have a thank you card to share. I did not realize that the colour was a little washed out in the picture but you can still see the design the lovely papers.
I used simple layers for most of the card, the Simon Says stitched dies always add a nice finished edge, I stamped sentiment then die cut it, I added a larger layer of blue below and popped it up with foam tape. I finished with gems.

Supplies: White and navy cardstock, Designer Paper - Kaisercraft, Inspired by Stamping - stamps and die cuts, gems.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

December 11, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #269

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge for you today. Debbie is our hostess and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card with tree of the inspiration photo colours.




I used blues and red on my card. I used layers of blue and red cardstock to matte my designer paper.  I heat embossed my sentiment with a blue glittery embossing powder. The sparkle played tricks on the camera, the sentiment is actually not missing parts of the letters.

I backed the sentiment with some foam tape and finished the card with a large snowflake brad.


Supplies: Red and blue cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Penny Black - Yuletide Wishes, brad.


Be sure to stop by the Merry Monday blog to take a look at all the cards created by the design team. Play along with another fabulous challenge.
Cheers,



Nina

December 6, 2017

Happy Day

Good Morning, I have a quick post for you this morning.I used quick layers for my card, adding some detail with stitched rectangles. The sentiment is heat embossed and the tag and sentiment are popped up with foam tape. I added a vintage style brad.


Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Pebbles Inc, Woodware sentiment, brad.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina



December 4, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #268

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge for you today. Deanne is our hostess and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card with a Santa hat.


I can't seem to catch time to craft these days, I am so happy I have papers that allow me to create cards quickly. I love these adorable little owls.. and look at that..Santa hats.

I used simple layers for my card, I heat embossed the sentiment then popped it up with foam tape. I finished with twine.


Supplies: White and red cardstock, Designer Paper-Bo Bunny, Lawn Fawn - Baah humbug, twine.

Be sure to stop by the Merry Monday blog for lots of wonderful inspiration.

Cheers,
Nina

November 30, 2017

Heartfelt Thanks

I used a quick and easy design for this card. I used stitched rectangles to add some details to the layers. I popped up the sentiment and finished with some dots.



Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Kaisercraft, Penny Black - Heartfelt, dots.

Cheers,
Nina

November 27, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #267

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge for you this morning. Colleen is our hostess and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card in green, blue, white/silver/vellum.


The first thing I did was look through my stash of papers for some blue and green patterns. I like the delicate little ornaments on the page I used.

I then created the large flag out of vellum and heat embossed the sentiment in silver. I found that with the pattern in behind the works did not show up very well so I put in a flag of white in behind. I used some eyelets for the ribbon.

I added some rustic silver edges to a layer of white cardstock then finished with some dots.


Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper -Carta Bella , Penny Black- Yuletide Wishes, ribbon, dots.

Be sure to stop by the Merry Monday blog for all the inspiration created by the design team. Play along you can never have too many holiday cards.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

November 25, 2017

Simple Sweet Christmas Inspiration Hop

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Good Morning and welcome. Lesley has put together fun and inspirational blog hop for last-minute simple yet sweet Christmas cards or tags. 


You are here :)

Rachel Bergfeld


My card is simple and relatively quick to reproduce. 


Card Recipe - I formed a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card from cardstock. I used Simon Says Stitched rectangles to create a layer of brown cardstock and the second layer of white cardstock. I used an embossing folder to add snowy texture to the white cardstock layer.

I then die cut the trees and added some white pigment ink and sprinkled with some snowy glitter. I heat embossed the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape.

I finished the card with a small red cardinal. The die cuts make this a quick and simple card that is easy to put together multiple cards at once.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Simon Says - Stitched rectangles, Penny Black – In the Winter, Impression Obsession – Cardinal, Hero Arts – Jolly Holiday Wishes, embossing folder and Stampendous – Crystal Snow.

If you just happened to stumble across my blog and this post be sure to head over to Lesley's blog and start at the beginning to hop along to a long list of wonderful inspiration created for the Simply Sweet Christmas Inspiration Hop.

Happy hopping ;),
Nina



November 22, 2017

Here's to you

A quick post this morning. I needed a card for a co-worker who is moving on to bigger better things.

I used stitched rectangles to create the layers using a matt of brown and black cardstock. I heat embossed the mug twice. I added perfect puff for the foam and glossy accents for a sheen to the mug. I used two mugs and put foam tape between the layers.


Supplies: White, brown and black cardstock, Designer Paper - SEI, Two Paper Divas - Here's to you, white Perfect Puff.

Cheers,
Nina

November 20, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #266

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge for you this morning. Sue is our hostess and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card with a Santa.


I found this adorable little Santa on this fun DP. I used stitched squares to die cut the squares and pop him up with foam tape.

I used multiple inks to stamp the sentiment then finished with some twine.


Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper-Echo Park, My Favorite Things - Seasonal Sentiments.

Be sure to stop by the Merry Monday blog to play along and see all the wonderful inspirations by the Design Team.

Cheers,
Nina

November 17, 2017

Rainbows and unicorns

Rainbows and unicorns are not typically something that I would be drawn to as a go-to for a card. I just happened to get some very bright papers that I decided to give a try.

I used simple layers of pink cardstock to add a frame for the card and used DP for the main panel. 

I stamped the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape and finished with sequins.


Supplies: Pink cardstock, Designer Paper - Doddle Bug, sequins.

Have a great day,
Nina

November 15, 2017

Floral Hello

I have a quick card to share this morning, I used this pretty paper that I picked up at Michaels. I added some foam tape to the back of the sentiment panel. I added some twine along the bottom and then finished with some gems.
Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Craft Smith, twine, gems.
Have a great day,
Nina


November 13, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #265

Good Morning and welcome to a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. I am your hostess this week and my challenge is Create a Christmas Card with an outdoor winter activity.

I have been so busy lately that my crafting time has been so  I decided to go with a CAS style card. I have so many fun papers that it was easy to find one that did all the work for me.

I created a card base with some turquoise cardstock, I used my stitched die cuts for the outdoor scene the added a simple sentiment and some very light sparkle along the snow edges. I also added a layer of red cardstock to pull some of the colour from the picture.

Supplies: Red and Turquoise cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Verve -Glad Tidings.

Be sure to visit the Merry Monday blog for tons if inspiration and we would love for you to play along.

Cheers,
Nina

November 9, 2017

Yippee

Who wouldn't want a pretty golden bicycle.

I layer this pretty DP with gold cardstock, then added some dimension with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment and layered it and also popped it up with foam tape. I used a stitched rectangle for some extra detail.


Supplies: White and gold cardstock, Designer Paper - Molly & Rex, Stampabilities - Definitions.

Cheers,
Nina

November 6, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #264

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge for you this morning. Marcia is our hostess and her challenge is to Create a Christmas card with kraft and red.
I used an embossing folder to add texture to the base of my card. The squares and rectangles were die cut with stitched dies and I popped up the centre panel. I finished with some gems.
Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - American Crafts, SSS - Stitched dies, embossing folders and gems.
Stop by the Merry Monday blog to see all the fabulous cards created by the design team.

Have a great day,
Nina

November 1, 2017

Birthday Wishes

I hope everyone survived Halloween festivities, we had a good number of trick or treaters. There seemed to be a never ending amount of fireworks this year and it lasted for hrs and was great entertainment in between candy hunting visitors.

I used stitched die cuts to create three panels, I added a spotted gold layer at the base that shimmers through all the cracks. I added foam tape between the layers to give for a 3D effect. I also popped up the sentiment and finished with sequins.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye, Sentiment - Verve, SSS- stitched Die cuts, sequins.

Have a great day,
Nina

October 30, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #263

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge for you this morning. Lori is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Use the photo for inspiration in your Christmas card.
Hints of rustic decor, hot cocoa and colours are the inspiration I used for my card.
I started with stamping, heat embossing and die cutting the mugs and popped them up with foam tape. I used a blend of papers from the same 6x6 paper pad. I heat embossed part of the sentiment and add some foam tape and finished with dots.
Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper - Bazzill Basics, Verve - stamps and die cuts, Papertrey Ink - Peaceful Pinecones, SSS - stitched rectangles, dots.
Stop by the Merry Monday blog to see the inspiration created by the design team.

Have a great day,
Nina

October 29, 2017

Hello sweet birthday

I bought some kayaks earlier this fall and yesterday was a stunning day to try them out for their maiden voyage. The lake was so calm and it was sunny and warm for the end of Oct at about 16. The fall colours were so pretty.

Image may contain: sky, tree, outdoor, nature and water


I have another note card to share, I love the fun papers. I used Glossy Accents on the balloon and popped it up and added twine. The sentiment is also popped up with some foam tape.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Kaiser Craft, Papertrey Ink - Birthday Bash Sentiments, Paper Smooches - Party Balloons, twine.

Cheers,
Nina

October 28, 2017

Birthday to You

I am off to enjoy the sunshine but before I do I will share this quick card. I have been making a few note sized cared lately.

I matted the DP with black card stock, stamped the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape then finished with sequins.


Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper - Kaiser Craft, Verve - Birthday too you, Sequins.

Cheers,
Nina

October 27, 2017

Fun and bright

I am looking forward toward to the weekend, the weather is supposed to be lovely and I hope to get out to try a new kayak.

I am not very good at using bright colours, I tend to like neutrals but I think I did ok with this card.

I used simple layers, added some ghost stamping to the background. I popped up up the sentiment then added the doodlebug stickers.


Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Doodlebug, Simon Says - Best Ever, Doodlebug Sprinkles.

Cheers,
Nina

October 25, 2017

Spots of gold

We are getting some nice fall weather this week, it makes up for all the heavy rainfall last week. 


I used quick layers for this card, I used my stitched die cuts to add some extra details. I popped up the sentiment with foam tape and finished with some gold dots and ribbon.


Supplies: Cream and tan cardstock, Designer Paper - Gina K Designs, Las Vegas Stamps -Wishing you a speedy Recovery, dots, ribbon. 

Cheers,
Nina

October 23, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #262

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge for you this morning. Linda is our hostess and her challenge is the Add a gift to your Christmas card.


I used all designer paper for my card, stitched rectangles added a nice edge to all the layers. I popped up the sentiment layer with foam tape and finished with some sequins and half pearls.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper-Echo Park, SSS - Stitched rectangles, sequins,  dots.

Stop by the Merry Monday blog to see all the inspiration created by the design team.

Have a great day,
Nina

October 19, 2017

Speedy Recovery

I have a quick post for this morning. I picked up this pretty paper a couple of months ago and thought it would perfectly for this card.

I used a simple two layers background and did the same with the sentiment adding some foam tape to pop it up. I finished with some dots.


Supplies: White and grey card stock, Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye, Las Vegas Stamps -Wishing you a speedy Recovery, dots.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

October 17, 2017

Happy


I have a quick note card to post this morning. I used simple layers, then separated them with thin ribbon. I stamped the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape. I finished with some clear dots.


Supplies: White and blue card stock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Simon Says Stamps -Uplifting Thoughts, ribbon, dots.

Have a great day,
Nina

October 16, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #261

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas card challenge for you this morning. Kelly is our hostess and her challenge is the Add an ornament to your Christmas card.


I have some new 6x6 paper pad on the side of my desk, and these papers caught my eye for this card.

I used my stitched die cuts for the two larger panels, I fussy cut the sentiment from one of the pages and popped it up with foam tape. I finished with some silver dots.


Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper-Echo Park, SSS - Stitched rectangles, dots.

Be sure to stop by the Merry Monday blog to see all the inspiration created by the design team.

Have a wonderful day,
Nina


October 12, 2017

Be Brave

I used a nice bold pattern for this simple card. This is a smaller sized note card about 3.5" by 4.5, I have a pack of smaller envelopes in my stash that I had not used yet so I made some cards to match :).

I added a layer of deep blue cardstock behind the designer paper, I stamped the sentiment and then popped it up with foam tape. I finished with some shimmery sequins.

Supplies: White and blue card stock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Simon Says - Uplifting Thoughts, sequins.

Have a fabulous day,
Nina

October 10, 2017

More than Coffee

Good Morning, a quick post this morning. I made this card a couple of months ago but did not realize I have not posted it.

I stamped the script on a piece of kraft card stock, then die cut the coffee pot and cup. I added the same script to the bottom of the card base. I then added a the DP with the brown borders before adding the sentiment.

I used my brown and black ink pads to get the variance in colour. I die cut the coffee pot and mug and popped them up with foam tape.


Supplies: Kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Canvas Corp, Altenew-Coffee Love, Penny Black - Script.

Cheers,
Nina

October 9, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #260

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian visitors, I hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends.

We have a new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge for you today, Debbie is our hostess this week and she has a sketch to use for your Christmas card.

What a great sketch, I love the layers. I used my stitched die cuts and added a simply stamped sentiment, I finished with gems. The patterned papers did all the hard work.


Supplies: White and gold cardstock, Designer Paper - American Crafts, Papertry Ink - Signature Christmas, gems.

Stop my the Merry Monday blog and take a look at all the wonderful card created by the Design team.

Cheers,
Nina

October 6, 2017

Pumpkin Spice

I had the most amazing week with my sister visiting, we did not do a lot of crafting but we sure did do a lot of out of doors things. The weather was stunning, my sister headed back home early this morning and she took the sun with her. I can here the pitter patter of the rain outside.

The rain is predicted to hang around for tomorrow as well, which is perfect so that I can make a card for World Card Making day.

I made this card slightly smaller than a normal A2, I popped up the plaid panel and added a strip of dark brown and orange before the fall pattern. I used the cute Pumpkin Spice stamp and die set for my all the other element all which are popped up with foam tape.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Lawn Fawn - Pumpkin Spice, pearls.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

October 4, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #307 - Autumn Blessings

It is another stunning fall day out my windows this morning, my sister is visiting and we have a fabulous hike planned today. We had planned to do more crafting but with the weather is so sunny and warm it has been hard not spend time lots of time outdoors.

I am playing along with Freshly Made Sketches today.


I used stitched circles and added a layer of foam tape under the top circle. I heat embossed the sentiment and then popped it up with foam tape as well. I finished with some dew drops.


Supplies: Cream card stock, Designer Paper - Farm House Paper Company, TPC Studios - Autumn Harvest, Simon Says Stamps - Stitched Circles, dew drops.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

October 2, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #259

Welcome to another challenge for Merry Monday, this week Deanne is our hostess and her challenge is to Add a Christmas tree to your card.

I love pattern papers, surprise surprise ( I actually don't think I am alone ;)). So when I have chance I will make the paper do all the work and I love this fun paper by My Mind's Eye. When I pulled this sheet of 6x6 out, there were a number of trees on it, enough to catch my eye.

Then I started creating my card, working on the design but the trees faded into the background for a few moments. When it came time to start putting it together I though to myself, where have all the trees gone... I have only one left that was visible. HA.

So I have one teeny tiny tree right in the middle.


Simple layers with a easy design. I added green matting to all the layers and popped the sentiment up. 



White and green cardstock, Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye, Woodware- Sentiment.


Stop by the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge blog to see all the lovely cards created by the Design Team.

Cheers,
Nina