It’s aliiive (cue Bach’s Toccata)

So, it’s been a while, huh? πŸ˜€

I have, in fact, not vanished from the face of the earth. I have simply not really made a lot of cards and whenever I did, I forgot to take a picture (which means I was either last-minute or too lazy to take a decent one, let’s face it…).

Freelancing – which sounds so much more relaxed than it really is – has also meant that I have not been creating a lot or at all.

It seems I have now found some of my mojo again and so without further ado, here is a new card I recently made:

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It’s always good to have a masculine birthday card on hand – and wouldn’t you know it, this one is already on its way to the recipient!

The recipe is easy – some pale green CS from Artoz, a WRMK embossing folder, steel dies are Kesi’Art (Feuille Edwin) and Papertrey Ink (Birthday), Savvy Stamps stamp (Avery Elle Fog ink) plus some Studio Calico Mister Huey’s in Mint Julep and Lunchtray. Topped it off with some machine stitching and that was all.

I have to say I am on a bit of a roll with cardmaking again, which makes me really happy πŸ™‚

So stay tuned, because there are quite a few more creations I made (and keep making) that I’d like to share with you in the weeks to come.

See ya!
Nina

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Hey there πŸ™‚
Just a quick heads up that I am, in fact, still alive. I’m just snowed under and really looking forward to our holiday. One more week! Yay πŸ™‚

IMG_3674-001This is just a little masculine birthday card I made for my grandpa, loosely based upon this lovely card by DanaΒ (second card in her post).

IMG_3680-001Now I’ll quickly hit “publish” before my battery dies (can’t find my charger, argh).

Hope you’re doing well!
Cheerio!

P.S. Title stems from this lovely versionΒ of a song I’m really liking lately (I know!! :D)

It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.

Hey peeps,

You know that whole “sorry I haven’t blogged for so long yada yada yada haven’t fallen off the face of the earth but was so busy bla bla”, so I’m gonna spare you with that πŸ™‚
Instead, there’s some cards for you to look at and also a photo featuring a sheepy friend and canned tuna. Yes, you read that correctly.

First of all this one – especially for my friend Ngawini :

Baasley tracked this one down in a German supermarket, isn’t that neat? πŸ™‚ Give the byuuutiful furson a little cuddle from us πŸ˜‰
(if you’re not Ngawini or Amber and now therefore confused, look at the last picture from this post)

Anyhow, on to some cards I made recently (some events required those non-holiday cards):

This one was inspired by Kristina (who else, really ^^) and I put my Stampin’ Up Small Heart Punch to good use with some Early Bird PP.

The idea from this card stems from a creation by Kelly Maria a.k.a. LawnFawn (I would’ve linked the exact card [and my data says it was from April 2010] but I can’t for the life of me seem to find it on her blog). There’s some Nutmeg paper from Cosmo as well as Thickers by American Crafts.

And now last but not least a card I made for a friend’s birthday:

The stamped images are from Stampin’ Up. Paper and ink are Papertrey.

In the meantime, I am working e-v-e-r-yΒ  s-i-n-g-l-eΒ  day (and I have lectures, too, of course) which actually leaves no time for buying (let alone making!!) Christmas gifts, baking cookies or reading blogs and getting into the Christmas spirit, really. [Plus, I apparently have moved in with the Grinch himself, which might or might not explain the above title and which might or might not account for my lack of Christmas coziness {or even the illusion thereof}] But I did make some Christmas cards. And I will hopefully get to take a decent photo of the good ones before I send them out/ give them away.

That’s it from me for now, have a good week!

Nina

The change in my pocket

Hey there!

I just got back from a long weekend in Brunswick (northern Germany), visiting my brother. It wouldn’t necessarily come to mind, but Brunswick really is a pretty city (the old town is quite charming). I thought the fall weather and colourful leaves suited it rather well πŸ™‚

The day before I got there, Nico and I carved a pumpkin:

Our idea was to make it to look kinda like Jack Skellington from the Nightmare before Christmas, so I googled around and we ended up designing the face to resemble this one found on HaikuHeidi’s flickr photostream (we didn’t quite dare to try the Oogie Boogie one, we thought we’d leave that one to the pro’s ;)). Whaddya think?

Recently, I also made the odd card, like the two you can see on Dana’s new post. Among them, there’s this little birthday number:

I really like how this turned out and here’s the link to the original from Sarah Martina Parker that I drew the inspiration from. I’m glad Dana liked it, too πŸ™‚

Spending time with my brother also means watching cool movies and some Youtube stuff, just wanted to share my faves with you before I have to pop off:



That’s all, have a great week & see you soon!

Nina

She’s thinkin’: How did I get here?

Just a quick update to let you know I’m still alive. Next Monday I’ll have an exam and I’ll do a consecutive interpretation* in our weekly conference, so I’ll be buried under paper, glossaries, to-do-lists and more paper…

The title is brought to you by Lily Allen. Cool lyrics and a matching video.

Anyway, here’s a card I made. If you have any questions, let me know!

CIMG8856-1 Inspiration from Nina B. (Croatia)

*= Interpreting (Dolmetschen) is not to be mistaken with translating (Übersetzen), since the latter refers to a written transfer whereas interpreting is oral (consecutive = rendered after the speaker has finished, often with the help of special notation / simultaneous = rendered at the same time with the means of a sound-proof booth and headsets). [by no means is this a complete description]