Sunday, April 15, 2012

Nina B Designs Dream Team April Blog Hop

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.  So now that some of the details are out of the way, here is what I created for the blog hop!!

"You Are A Star" supplies
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (grey)
Paper/Chipboard/Button: My Mind's Eye (Follow Your Heart "Be Amazing" 6x6 paper pad)
Stamps: The Craft's Meow (Telegram set)
Ink: Tsukineko (Versafine: onyx black)
Twine: May Arts
Border Punch: Fiskars (upper crest)
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Dies: Spellbinders (Home Sweet Home set) *pictured below

 Instructions:  Make card from grey cardstock.  Cut white hexagon paper slightly smaller and adhere.  Cut two strip of patterned paper and adhere to the left side.  Fussy cut a section of hexagons from patterned paper and adhere to the top of the paper strips with foam adhesive.  Stamp the sentiment to a yellow gingham paper strip and adhere to the bottom of the hexagons.  Diecut two stars from patterned papers.  Adhere the striped star to the right of the sentiment using foam adhesive.  Tie a double bow from twine, tread a button around the center and adhere to the middle of the striped star.  Punch an upper crest border to white hexagon paper and adhere below the sentiment.  Thread the smaller diecut star with twine, then adhere to the left of the striped star.  Thread a chipboard button with twine and adhere to one of the left hand hexagons.  Thread three chipboard banner pieces with twine, and adhere to the upper right corner to finish.

I have created my card for some challenges, which will be linked up at the very bottom of this post.  For now, let's get back to the details of the blog hop!

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!  I hope that you have a really great Sunday!! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.

Card Challenges Used: 
-My Mind's Eye April challenge- hexagons
-Retro Sketches #7
-Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger- three little birds
-Colour Create #94- yellow, blue, white
-Crafty Ann's #62- masculine
-Allsorts challenge #150- buttons & thread
-Crazy 4 Challenges #132- buttons
-Secret Crafter Saturday #181- masculine

81 comments:

  1. Wow, how do you manage to combine so many elements and make it all work so seamlessly?!!! If I tried this is would look like a disaster!!! Loving the hexagons, I think I definitely need a hexagon die!

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  2. Beautiful card! Love the soft colors and all the details!

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  3. Totally gorgeous Lea - I so love your style and the details you add, along with the clean lines - a beautiful combination! Thank you for your inspiration! {{{hugs}}}

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  4. Ooo--I just bought this mini pack of MME yesterday! Love what you did with those yummy papers!!

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  5. Great inspiration, love the card.

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  6. very fun - love the Thanks Bee to Thee stamp set - and you did it justice!
    Sandra ltb

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  7. I love your project! You have a lot going on, but still have a great amount of balance. Well done!

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  8. So cute Lea. Love the stars and cute banners. :)

    hugs~

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  9. Your card is so cute. I just picked up the 6x6 MME paper and embellies to match! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Lea, this looks gorgeous! I LOVE it!
    Hugs and smiles

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  11. Great card! Fabulous combination of dies/stamps/papers/chipboard. It's just perfect!

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  12. so beautiful Lea I love this card!!! :)

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  13. Great card with my favorite paper ever. Love the banner and buttons.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  14. Wow How Amazing this card is. Love the Stamp sets and the Dies they all are Awesome. love the colors and the papers the added sentiments and Bling is perfect. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  15. You really made these various pieces SING! What an amazing composition.

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  16. GREAT card... love the layers and dimension!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra
    pendrasplace.blogspot.com

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  17. Incredible card. Love all the layers and dimension. Hexagons are great.

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  18. WOW WOW WOW!! I adore those Follow Your Heart papers and this card is just fabulous!!!!

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  19. This card is absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  20. Love your details and colors on this card! So many elements all working together, an amazing thing for me!

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  21. Beautiful card! I love all the patterns you chose and the hexagons.

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  22. Wow, what a gorgeous card!! I absolutely love the design!! Fabulous :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  23. Sweet card. I know that I couldn't use that many elements and make it look pretty... You did it fabulously.

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  24. I love , love , love this card. You have mad skills my friend. Thanks so much for sharing !!

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  25. Great design and papers on your card.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  26. BEAUTIFUL CARD!! I LOVE the design and the FUN details!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  27. Stunning card! Love how you combined all the different elements! TFS!

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  28. So pretty Lea! Love the little pennant banner!

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  29. Great card! Love the hexagons!

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  30. Awww Lea - this is fabuylous - such a crisp but shabby feel! What a great way to use Nina's Dies and such gorgeous details - love it! Love to see you at Crafty Friends - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}

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  31. what a lovely creation and a great masculine card, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

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  32. beautiful! love the papers you used!

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  33. Wow so much wonderful detail! The banner and star elements are terrific!!! So glad you played along with us at RetroSketches this week!

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  34. Very lovely card! Really love the colors - so fresh. TFS

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  35. The hexagons on this card are so attractive. What a great guy card.

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  36. How stinky cute!!!! I love all the layers....awesome creations.....thank you so much for sharing....

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  37. Now that's so different, it really catches you eye. Well done. ...thanks for sharing...hugs

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  38. beautiful!!!! absolutely love all your embellies and elements

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  39. Hey Lea! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  40. Xiomara
    Beautiful!!!

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  41. Fantastic card, I love all the many many elements you used.

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  42. This is such a fun card! I especially love the colour combination, one of my favourites :)

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  43. A wonderful card.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    x

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  44. Love your card, such a great design!

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  45. Fabulous card...I love those hexagons!

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  46. Fabulous card...I love those hexagons!

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  47. Fabulous card...I love those hexagons!

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  48. OMG so pretty!!! Just love the design, the hexagons and especially that Be Amazing pp!!

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  49. Love this layout and different shapes used...very shabby chic!

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  50. This is gorgeous! Love all your beautiful details!

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  51. Actually, you are a star, now that you mention it. Nice hexagons.

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  52. Love this card Lea!! Awesome colors. Great style. Gloria

    Visit my blog - would love more members.
    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  53. This is such a great card i love the vintage yet modern style the elements and the lo are great!

    Thanks for joining in our buttons and threads challenge this week at Allsorts!

    Emma xxx

    why not join us on facebook?
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Allsorts-Blog-Challenge/251780891537227

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  54. I really like the composition of this card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck in the prize draw!

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  55. Fabulous design Lea and love the way you used the patterned paper and dies. Love how you used the chipboard too!!

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  56. Hi Lea,
    Your card is bee-utifully sweet! Love all the detail. Thanks for sharing!

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  57. I love, love, love this card!!!!!
    Simply wonderful :0)

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  58. Just a really gorgeous card, Lea!

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  59. Wow! Stars+buttons+banners+hexagons
    =AMAZING!

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  60. Fabulous card - simply stunning x
    You rocked our colours this week x
    Thanks for playing along with us at colour create challenge blog & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

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  61. Love all of the details on your card. Beautiful!

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  62. Lea, this is stunning! So many wonderful and fabulous things to look at. Amazing card. Thanks for playing along with us at RetroSketches. :)

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  63. This is fabulous Lea, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  64. Love your card with all the layers!!!!

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  65. Super gorgeous card, Lea - Love all your details, just PERFECT! Thank so much for playing with us at RetroSketches!!!

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  66. love your colors, everything is so pretty!

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  67. OMW Oh, my word! I really love this card! Love your style~ Soo glad I stopped in! Blessings,
    Karen O

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  68. Oooh- I love this! You're mix of patterns is so amazing!!

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  69. Love that paper collection - you made a cool card with it!

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  70. This card is perfect! I love how the stamps dies and paper lines all go together well!

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  71. WOW Lea, what a great card! The layout looks so great and I love the chipboard, buttons and thread :)

    Thanks for joining us at Colour Create for the Blue, Yellow and White Challenge!

    Sharon x

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