Nina B Designs - First Blog Hop!

Thursday, March 15, 2012



Yay! It's finally here, the very first Nina B Designs Blog hop!! I'm delighted to be taking part in this exciting event with such a talented group of ladies!! The design team 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. I made three cards featuring Spellbinders Sewing Elements (and a little bit of Spellbinders Home Sweet Home) and the Sew Lovely stamp set from The Crafts Meow.


I just love the Spellbinders Sewing Elements dies, there are so many gorgeous dies in this set, my favorite has to be the sewing machine! I really wanted to show off the details in this die so I just die cut it in a plain pink cardstock, inked the surface with white ink and a little white acrylic paint. I added one of the die cut buttons from the same set and some real mini buttons. I couldn't resist adding a little thread to the spool!


Next to the cluster of flowers I added a little die cut tag from Spellbinders Home Sweet Home, it's such a cute little size! The sentiment is from the Sew Lovely stamp set from The Crafts Meow.


For my second card I featured one of the beautiful labels from The Crafts Meow Sew Lovely and I stamped the pink button background paper. The sentiment is from the same set.


Here's a detail from the label, I love this sentiment. I stamped one of the little heart buttons, cut it out and added it to the label with a foam pad.


For my last card I used more of the fabulous dies from Spellbinders Sewing Elements, I had so much fun playing with these! I nearly used them all, there's also a cute thimble in the set!


I wrapped the spool die with some pink embroidery floss/thread and added a sweet flower. I inked the die cut shapes with white ink and a little white acrylic paint to highlight the details!


How cute is that little scissors, I love the details in this set! I can see myself using it a lot!


The sentiment is from The Crafts Meow Sew Lovely stamp set. It works really well with the Spellbinders Sewing Elements dies!


I hope you enjoyed my trio of cards inspired by these gorgeous dies and stamps.







Now we can't have a hop without giveaways, can we? So there's 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, there may be 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:
What an amazing giveaway! Now, I can't wait to see what the rest of these talented ladies created, can you? Don't forget to comment to be in with a chance of winning!!

112 comments

  1. Oh my! These are just precious. Love the soft colors. I was oohing over the first card and then there was another beautiful card. LOVE the buttons on the first card. All your detail work is wonderful.

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  2. Beautiful Clare! I also like the sewing machine die, it is lovely.x

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  3. Love everyone of those die shapes and you have showcased them very well

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  4. Beautiful cards! I love that sewing machine die set...

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  5. Lovely cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  6. Beautiful cards! I really love the details you added to the sewing machine. I could so see myself making a card like your 3rd one for my sister who has begun sewing in the last couple of years.

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  7. Such soft and pretty cards, Clare! Congrats on your new DT position ... here's looking forward to many more creative and inspirational projects from you!! Hugs, xoxoxo

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  8. Your cards are beautiful! I am so loving that pink sewing machine with those precious pink buttons! Lovely!

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  9. Beautiful designs Clare and you showcased Nina's Sewing Element dies so beautifully!! Love how you lightly sponged with white to really make the dies pop and those itty bitty buttons on the sewing machine are perfect.

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  10. Wonderful cards!! I especially love all the sewing dies, with that pink sewing machine being the most fun :)

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  11. Wonderful cards Clare! Congrats for being part of NinaB Design Team!

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  12. I loved your cards! Such beautiful soft colors. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  13. Clare, I think your blog is so beautiful. I love the sewing themed cards. I'd love it if you would have a look at my blog http://cosmicstrawberry-colette.blogspot.com/, there is also an award for you, the details are on the blog. Looking forward to viewing your regularly.

    Take care

    Colette x

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  14. Well, what can I say? They are all just beautiful, love the dies you used and the way you added to them. Fab job Clare!
    Luv, Babs xo

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  15. Xiomara
    Beautiful cards!!

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  16. Such a lovely set of cards, Clare. They are so delicate and beautiful.

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  17. Wow, wow, WOW! Your cards look amazing. All the details are so perfect. From adding white paint on the edges to make your pink cardstock even softer to wrapping thread around the dies. Fantastic!
    Hugs and smiles

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  18. These cards are so pretty! I love the combination of the embossing and that gorgeous ribbon on the bottom of the cards as well as how you added some extra color/embellishment to some of the dies....especially the little buttons on the sewing machine. LOVE those!

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  19. beautiful cards that are really sweet !!!!!!

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  20. Gorgeous cards Clare! I love them all!

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  21. Mmm, such elegance and soft loveliness!! Beautiful cards, Clare!!

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  22. how cute are all of these cards. you did a splendid job with all of the dies with shading and layering and everything.

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  23. All sewing elements very cute, cards adorable colors!!!!

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  24. OMG!!! Is so cute, so gorgeous, congratulations!!!!

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  25. All three of your cards are so wonderful! Love how you used these spellbinders, your design and the great dp you used.

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  26. Wow, what great inspiration!

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  27. OMG I am in love with that sewing machine image you created with the little buttons!! I can't wait to get my hands on these Spellbinder sets - Still only preorders here. Your cards are beautiful! Makes me want them even more!

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  28. 3 stunning cards Claire , love them all, really need to add the sewing spellbinders to my "wish list" .. LOL :)

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  29. Wow, I love what you have done with this little sewing set...just adorable....

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  30. Clare these are SO pretty - I love the softness to all three of your cards. The sweet pink sewing machine, the stsmped button background and then really do adore all the elements you put together on the final card - especially the gorgeous cotton reel complete with pink thread & sweet flower! Love it!

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  31. gorgeous cards! love pastel colors and great designs. love the huge pink rose and tiny blue flower, so sweet.

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  32. Son fantasticas dulces y delicadas
    Besos

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  33. very cute! I love the colors you chose.

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  34. these are amazing and just so feminine and beautiful - I am drooling.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  35. both are just gorgeous!!! love love this new team - Nina is fab! and this team is rocking (-:
    have to have these dies !!!

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  36. Me encantaron las tarjetas, todas, pero mi favorita es la que tiene la máquina de coser, se ve preciosa en tonos rosa, gracias por la inspiración

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  37. Beautiful cards, Clare! Love that sewing machine!

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  38. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!! I am your newest follower... love your style!

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  39. your cards are sew lovely. great colors and design. love the little touches buttons etc.

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  40. WOW your diecuts are amazing! Such wonderful touches. LOVE your creations!!

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  41. Very pretty cards Clare! Lovin' all the pink sewing elements!

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  42. Lovely cards! I like the soft pretty colors.

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  43. wow all three cards are gorgeous. I loved your embossing, new shapes and the colors you have used. Beautiful.candy for eyes.

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  44. LOVE your creations & the pink sewing cards are wonderful!!

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  45. stunning cards, great embossing.

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  46. wow to win would be a dream come true, I love all the girly colors. *denise*

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  47. Beautiful Cards. Love the look and the Attention to details and the papers you chose are perfect. Love the Lace. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  48. Your cards are lovely! I love the pink rose!! It looks like an icing rose. Perfect.

    Thank you!

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  49. I THINK ITS GREAT THAT YOU ALSO LOOKED AT ALL THE WONDERFUL TALENT YOU GALS HAVE. LOVE YOUR BLOG! DENISE

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  50. Very beautiful cards. I'm really loving your rose and that you added the string to the spool..so cute. Thanks for sharing...

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  51. Oh wow, each one bears your true style of softness and femininity. Your attention to detail is amazing. I love the thread on the sewing machine spool and the little flower on the spool. Beautifully done, Clare, and thank you for making these products shine!

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  52. I liked all the cards ... they are beautiful!

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  53. What beautiful cards! They look so soft and feminine. The give-a-way is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  54. Wow Clare - you are a on a roll girl - and these are all divine! I love the softness your cards have, and such a pretty palette! Love them all - I am excited to be in the NinaB Designs Dream Team with you! {{{hugs}}}

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  55. What a soft pretty card.Simply beautiful. :) cikotu1@yahoo.com

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  56. These are all so beautiful and girlie. I love it!

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  57. All so beautiful!love your work...

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  58. They are all SEW beautiful!

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  59. Oh I love sewing themed cards and your pink sewing machine is precious!!! LOVE it!!!

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  60. Absolutely gorgeous cards!!! Love the soft colors and beautifully embossing details on each die cuts.

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  61. The close-up photos really show the versatility of the dies - just lovely.

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  62. these are special, in pink felt. just precious. makes you want to sew if you don't already. thanks for sharing.....Pattie Jns.

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  63. All three of these cards are totally gorgeous! I love the tiny buttons you have added to the sewing machine and the scissors die is fabulous!

    Arabella

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  64. Love those little pink scissors :-) Beautiful work!

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  65. This is beautiful! I love the colors you chose for your cards! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  66. These are all so gorgeous Clare! I think I need all of these products highlighted today! I love everything Nina does and these are no exception. But even if I own all the products, I am sure I could not create such lovely cards as these! But I would be willing to try! I am a new follower :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  67. My goodness, Clare, you've outdone yourself with all these lovely cards! That sewing machine is darling, with all the details on it! Love the pretty pastels and all the lovely lace you used!

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  68. These cards are gorgeous! But I noticed, your sewing machine is flipped. How did you do that? Is it Debossed rather than embossed?

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  69. Clare - absolutely adore your selection of cards. All absolute stunners. Hope you have a wonderful St Patrick's Day and Mother's Day (what a busy weekend we will all have!). Enjoy. Off to hop some more.

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  70. Fun, fun cards!! Congrats for making the Team!

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  71. Amazing collection of cards. I too love those stamps and sentiments. I love the spotty buttons you have added to the sewing machine.

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  72. gorgeous cards you made from these dies and stamps. Just beautiful!

    jonder at frontier dot com

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  73. When I first looked at your cards, I thought all the Spellbinder objects were made out of felt. Love the touch of white on each one. All the cards are great. Happy St. Patrick's Day, too. Been to your country and loved it, especially the people! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

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  74. Gorgeous set of cards. Love the colors and designs that you have used.

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  75. I guess I need a die cutting machine!!!!!!! SO cool.

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  76. Your card is just beautiful Love the colors you used.

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  77. cute
    dilnazheckman @ hotmail

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  78. Wow! Your details are stunning. So awesome that you added the thread on the sewing machine! Love your work. Thanks you so much for sharing.

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  79. Gorgeous cards. Beautiful colors and great choice of embellishments. I love that stamped button background.

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  80. These cards are adorable! I love the dies and your colors are so soft and gorgeous!

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  81. These are beautifully soft and feminine; love the detail of the floss and the white paint touches!! Love these cards!!

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  82. The sewing elements are so sweet, love your creations !

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  83. Oh my, were you ever busy! All three cards are so DARLING and just so, SO PRETTY! However, I'm not surprised since EVERYTHING you create is absolute GOLD!

    Naomi
    xoxo

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  84. every one of the cards are gorgeous, absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for the creativity!!

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  85. Stunning cards. Lovely soft colours. Love the sewing machine.

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  86. Gorgeous cards! So much beautiful detail, love your added stitching and layouts, have a wonderful weekend, take careX:)

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  87. A beautiful trio of cards, they are all gorgeous!

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  88. Girl, you have mad skills . So very pretty. I love the details .......the tiny buttons on the sewing machine . Pure genius.

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  89. What beautiful cards!!! I love them all! Those dies looks great the way they come out... and the colors you chose are so soft I love it! Thanks so much!
    lisa

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  90. They are all just gorgeous, amazing job! Loving the sentiments! Thanks for the hop!

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  91. Oh my I love the added dimension the inking gives to the diecuts. Beautiful cards with beautiful products. I'm loving this blog hop.

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  92. WOW!! I LOVE the cards!! The colors and the details are AMAZING!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  93. Love how you used the dies on your cards!

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  94. i love sewing themes, and i love the cards you made using it. thank you for sharing.

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  95. These are all sew beautiful! You have talent, girl!

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  96. So pretty! love the buttons n flowers to accent the die cut! :)

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  97. Love your trio of sewing cards! They are sew beautiful and gorgeous. Love how you added inks on the different die cuts.

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  98. love the colors on your beautiful creations..

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  99. OH these are just adorable!!

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  100. Clare, I've often looked at your creations for WaltzingMouse, but I've just noticed for the first time (blind, or what?!) that you're in Co. Limerick - so am I! These cards are absolutely stunning. I'm in awe of your creativity.

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  101. OOH! Love your creations:) I love the simplicity of your designs, just stunning.

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  102. What cute cards! thanks for the chance to win!

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