It’s time for another Crafty Friends Challenge. This time Charmaine is the hostess and she gave us this photo as an inspiration:

I really liked how the orange flower in the center popped out of the image and the most of rest of the image. So I started out inking up the solid flower image from The Craft’s Meow Happiness is… with Cantaloupe Memento ink. The edges of the stamp were inked with the Potter’s Clay Marker before the image was stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock. The leaf of the same set was inked up with Pear Tart Memento Ink and the edges and lines were colored with the Bamboo Leaves Marker before it was stamped. That was repeated before both leaves and the flower were cut out.

A sentiment from that same set was stamped  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock that had been cut and embossed with a Fancy Tag 3 die. The tag was adhered to another piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the Fair Isle Pennant die.

Two pieces of My Mind’s Eye On the Bright Side Two were cut and embossed with a Grand Square Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded and stitched before May Arts ribbon was tied around the layers and through an opening of the sentiment layers. The layers were adhered to the paper layer with dimensional adhesive before they were adhered to the card base, a piece of white cardstock cut and embossed a  Grand Scallop Square Nestabilities die.

The ribbon bow was topped with a button that was tied on with embroidery thread. A piece of Fancy That! Border bling finishes off my card. I hope you have time to participate in the challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Welcome to the NinaB Designs‘s 2nd blog hop! We had a great time last month and we just want to thank you for your enthusiasm and encouraging words. The NBD team has new projects to show you today featuring NinaB Designs Spellbinders™ Paper Arts (Home Sweet Home and Sewing Elements), The Craft’s Meow Stamps, and Want2Scrap bling.

We have added a new twist to our hop. Not only do we have tons of inspiration for you, but we also are joining in the Crafty Friends’ challenge that you can participate in. And of course, there will be prizes up for grabs! You will find more info below.

I started out by stamping one of the gorgeous frames from The Craft’s Meow’s Lovely Label 18 in Espresso Colorbox Craft Ink on Kraft cardstock. Once it was dry it was cut and embossed with the largest Label 18 Nestabilities die. A piece of My Mind’s Eye Follow Your Heart Be Happy paper was cut and embossed with a Standard Circle Nestabilities die, sanded and adhered to the center of the label with dimensional adhesive.

Another piece of Be Happy paper was cut and embossed with the dress form die from Sewing Elements. The edges were sanded and the embossed parts colored with Espresso ink. Vellum paper was embossed with the Wing dies from Home Sweet Home and adhered under the dress form. The dress form was taped to the circle layer with dimensional adhesives.

More Be Happy paper was cut and embossed with the second smallest Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded and and Classy Corner Bling were added. May Arts ribbon was tied around the layers before the paper was adhered to the card base, white cardstock cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Rectangle die.The layers were adhered to the card base. A sentiment from The Craft’s Meow’s Sew Lovely stamp set was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of  Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with a tag die from the Home Sweet Home collection. A heart from Sew Lovely was stamped in Tattered Rose Distress Ink. The tag was tied to the ribbon bow with Linen Thread and a button.

THE CHALLENGE: If you choose to participate in the challenge, create a new project that uses two die cuts. They don’t have to come from two different die cut sets. Then, link it to the Crafty Friends’ challenge blog. One participant will win the Sewing Elements dies. You can enter as many as you want.

THE RULES: Leave a comment on as many blog hop stops as possible. FOUR commenters left on the NinaB Designs team blogs will be picked to win prizes. One comment per blog please. This is open to our international friends. Here are the links to the NBD team:

THE PRIZES: There are several prizes to be won. One Crafty Friends’ challenge blog participant will be randomly picked to get the Spellbinders’ Sewing Elements dies

Four commenters left on the NinaB Designs team blogs will be picked to receive the following:

The Craft’s Meow’s Lovely Birds set

Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today’s hop:

We hope you enjoy the projects we’re sharing with you today and enter the Crafty Friends challenge as well!

Hi everyone! For all my followers that have been with me quite a while, you might remember when I first started blogging and had a weekly sketch challenge. I missed having a challenge with my friends, so I started a new one. I hope you can join us over at Crafty Friends Challenges. This challenge is just supposed to be for fun. No stress. It will be a bi-weekly challenge and the first challenge is Vintage.

For my card I stamped the gorgeous main image from Butterfly Kisses in Pink Petunia VersaMagic ink. The image was cut out and  Frost Smooch Glitz was added over the flower and wings of the image.  A frame was cut and embossed out of Kraft cardstock with the third largest Large Petite Oval Nestabilities die and the largest Floral Oval Nestabilities die. A piece of Pink Paislee London Market Patterned paper was cut with the next size up oval. The frame was adhered over the oval with dimensional adhesive and the fairy was adhered to the left hand side of the frame.

Another piece of London Market paper was cut and embossed with the second smallest Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die, sanded and the edges were stitched. May Arts ribbon was tied around it vertically and threaded through one of the Floral Oval openings. The bow was topped with a button, tied on with a Linen Thread.  The layers were adhered to the card base, white cardstock cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Rectangle die.

A piece of white cardstock was cut and embossed with one of the Nested Pennant dies. A sentiment from Butterfly kisses was stamped on it with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. The pennant was shaped and adhered to the upper right hand side of the frame. The butterfly from the set was stamped in Pixie Dust Versamagic. It was cut out and adhered next to the sentiment. Rhinestones from Baby Bling and Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones were added to the frame and the butterfly. Part of a Fancy That! Border Bling on the upper left hand corner finish off the card.

This card didn’t just work for our new challenge, but also for the current Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge, which is to use buttons and bows. I LOVE adding a button over my bows to finish them off. Oftentimes my bows look naked without that button!

Check out the creations of my fellow Crafty Friends:

Charmaine Ikach
Heather Jensen
Jenn Balcer
Linda Lucas
Nina Brackett

I really hope you have a chance to play. Like I said…it’s just for fun. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Welcome to the first ever Nina B Designs Dream Team Blog Hop! We are so thrilled to have you join us on this very special day. My friends and I have some projects to show you that feature the Nina B Designs’ Spellbinders™ Paper Arts (Home Sweet Home and Sewing Elements), The Craft’s Meow Stamps, and Want2Scrap bling.

For my card I used The Craft’s Meow’s Sew Lovely stamp set. I stamped the dress form image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink once on Neenah Solar White cardstock and two times on different patterns from My Mind’s Eye Follow Your Heart Be Happy paper. The patterned paper pieces were cut out, adhered to the cardstock dress form and colored with Copic Markers (R00, R11, R12, R14, T0, T2, E40, E41, E42). Next pieced dress form was cut out, leaving a 1/16″ border of white cardstock.

Two wings from Nina’s Spellbinders Home Sweet Home die pack

were cut out and embossed out of Vellum Cardstock. The embossed part was highlighted even more on the back side with my white Pastel Pencil. On the front Frost Smooch Glitz was added. Once that was dry the wings were adhered under the dress form.

A 2″ strip of Be Happy Paper was adhered over a bigger piece. Both were cut and embossed with the smallest of the Grand Label 23 Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded and the layers were cut down on the embossed edge.  The edges were stitched and seam binding was tied around the lower edge of the horizontal strip. A button was tied on it with  Linen Thread.

A sentiment from the same set was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink  on a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with a Fancy Tag 2 die die. The inner edges of the tag were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The heart is also from Sew Lovely and was stamped in second generation Vintage Photo ink to the right edge of the tag. The tag was adhered to right hand side of the layers with dimensionals, the dress form on the left. Parts of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl and one Baby Bling Rhinestone on the top of the bow finish off the card front. It was adhered to the card base that was created out white cardstock with the same Grand Label 23 die used for the paper layers.

 

Now we can’t have a hop without giveaways, can we? I added a fun twist to the giveaways. There is a prize hidden in each of the designers’ blogs, so, I encourage you to comment on each of them to be entered in all the drawings. Now the rules:

  • The prizes are hidden in the blogs and winners will be drawn randomly.
  • One comment per blog please.
  • The giveaways are open to everybody in the world!
  • The winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 21.
  • This is not required, but if you have projects using NinaB Designs stamps, dies and/or bling (see tabs above), please upload it to the NinaB Designs Flickr gallery, so we can all see your beautiful work. And who knows, I may have a Flickr fan giveaway someday :).
  • This is not required, but please consider liking the following Facebook pages: NinaB Designs, Spellbinders Paper Arts, The Craft’s Meow and Want2Scrap. These companies provided some of the prizes today. Join me in thanking them and tell them NinaB Designs sent you. Thank you, friends. 🙂

Here are the prizes that are being given away – 11 prizes and 11 stops in the hop:

Thank you for joining in my excitement with this fabulous team! Now, go be inspired as you visit these talented ladies:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.
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P.S.: Sorry my blog post went up late. I read the post time wrong! 🙁

 

 

 

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