Saturday, June 18, 2016

Wedding, anyone?

A post with a wedding card using the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp and sentiment from MSE. This time I've turned the Jennifer McGuire inspired layout in its side. This card was made using the leftovers from another card. Sadly, I sold that card and did not take a pic of it. Similar in a portrait layout.

I hope both couples like their cards.

Have a fabulous new week.

Crafty hugs,

Nan and the Girls

Friday, May 27, 2016

More cards

Good day everyone!

Here's a couple more cards from me. I'm loving the stamps from Altenew! They're easy for me layer, which is saying something! These two were also inspired by a video from Jennifer McGuire.


This next one I was just playing around...practicing using a brushing motion with ink on a stencil. Cool! A new way for me to be able to use ink and a stencil instead of pouncing I'll be brushing. And I wanted to try partial die cutting so I just stamped the flower without any real thought to placement. In other words the layout could be better but hey, it's a practice piece.

Well, that's what I've been up to lately.

It's a long Memorial holiday weekend for those in the US. Means BBQ, Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR races for me! Enjoy the weekend everyone!

Crafty hugs,

Nan and the Girls

Friday, May 13, 2016

Circle Blooms

Hey y'all,
Back with a quick share. Been playing with acrylic paint this week in my new Canson mixed media journal. The pages can be removed and then put back in. Love that!
This piece was inspired by Tracy Weinzapfel's Mixed Media Monday on 3/28/16. I'm enjoying learning something new that can easily be done with one hand.
Hope you like. I sure do.
Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

Monday, May 9, 2016

Two for one

Hello my friends!

Yes, it's only been a couple of weeks and I'm back with some more cards. Have been playing around with some new layering floral stamps from Altenew. And they have dies to match the stamped images! Love these!

Anyway, I decided to try my hand at CASE'ing a card design by Jennifer McGuire, that I saw on her YouTube channel, here.

Here's my version of them. The one on the left is a sympathy card and the one on the right will be a birthday card.

Hope all those who are Mothers had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Crafty hugs,

Nan and the Girls


Thursday, April 21, 2016


Thank goodness for the Misti, makes one handed stamping sooo much easier.!

Today I have a card for Elizabeth's bEARTHday, of the Bleubeard & Elizabeth fame. The card will be a day late so it's okay if she sees it here first.

Now pop on over to Elizabeth's blog and wish her a Happy bEARTHday!

Crafty hugs,

Nan and the Girls


Friday, April 8, 2016

Hello Spring

Ah warm days cool nights and everything covered in a thick layer of fine yellow powder....oak tree pollen. aaa-ACHOO.! Oh excuse me, allergies ya know.
Anyways, I've been busy in my craft room having a play with a large Formica sample. I used this one, sorry forgot to take a before pic, because the finish looks kinda rust-like. You can just see the original finish around the edges of my finished piece below. So following my inspiration found on Laura Bomber's blog.
I've made my own letters using the SU/Sizzix alphabet bigz dies and decoart acrylic paints with some stamping. The finish reminds me of the enameling on old time tin cups. The letters are layered onto some chipboard pieces and arranged down the canvas Formica piece. For my background, I brushed some gesso hap-hazardly, dried, followed by some crackle paste thru a stencil. Then combine a couple of antiquing cremes like Laura to give a weathered look. Cut some small tattered flowers and leaves and had fun arranging everything.
Punched a couple holes for the very rusty wire hanger and hung out on my door.

I hope you like my ode to spring. Thanks for the inspiration Laura! You sure helped kick start my mojo!
Have a wonderful and crafty weekend my friends!
Hugs, Nan and the Girls

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day my friends.
Two weeks worth of painstaking work produce two cards. :/ It's going to take a bit to get used to and find ways to work creatively one handed.

Here are the Valentine cards I made and have been received so I can show them to you now. The first is a CASE of a card by The Artful Maven. This is probably the last card I'll make with so many little pieces.

The second is my version of a card I saw on Pinterest. Sorry, I couldn't get the link to copy over.
Sorry the pics are a bit blurry, it's not easy to take a pic one handed.
Have a wonderful week my friends!
Nan and the Girls