Monday, July 17, 2017

Cards in Envy Pink or Blue Challenge

The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog has two color options.  Creat a card with baby blue colors OR a pretty pink colored card.  It can be "baby" cards but it doesn't have to be -- any occasion works.  I decided to choose pink and a baby card.


Over the 4th of July weekend we visited my brother and his wife.  My SIL loves to scrapbook and make cards.  I used some of her stash to make this card.  The die cuts were so adorable, they are from Crafter's Companion Little Angel Signature Collection by Sara Davies.  So stinkin' cute!  So glad my SIL had those pink pearls to finish it off!

Check out what the other design team members came up with on the Cards in Envy blog and then link up your pink or blue cards!

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Friday, July 14, 2017

Pattern Play Gift Bag and Tag

I just finished up all my Club Stamp Pattern Play cards from the kit and I decided that the little gift cards Tricia had us making with the kit would be perfect for some small plain white gift bags I have.  Then I decided to decorate the bags with the great "splash" stamp in the kit.

I am late adding this to the blog hop but the linky does stay open for 30 days. If you have a Pattern Play project to show link up on the Pattern Play Blog Hop page.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna


Monday, July 3, 2017

Cards in Envy Red, White & Blue

The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is to make Patriotic Red, White & Blue cards. Here is my card celebrating the Birthday of the USA!

Help us celebrate with your patriotic red, white and blue cards.  Come check out what the other design team members came up with and then link up your patriotic cards with us on the Cards in Envy blog!  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, June 19, 2017

Card in Envy White on White

The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is for White on White cards.  Cards should have a white background and white elements NO other color (but black or colored stamped sentiments are OK).  I decided it was time to get cracking on Christmas Cards.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy challenge white on white.  Spellbinders dies. Christmas Card
I used StampinUp Whisper White against StampinUp Shimmer White paper.  Come check out what the rest of the Design Team came up with.  Then link up your White on White creation on the Cards in Envy blog.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna


Monday, June 5, 2017

Cards in Envy Manly Cards

The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is for "manly" cards (for any occasion).  This is the card I made for my Son-in-Law's birthday.  It's a combination of Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars.  Perfect for the nerds in my life!

The background and sentiment are from Neat and Tangled Stamps overlayed with Perfect Pearls and splatters.  I got the Cricut images in last months mystery box.  The inside reads "You were born."  and Happy Birthday. 

Come check out what the rest of the design team's manly cards look like on the Cards in Envy blog.  Then link up your manly cards with us.

Happy Crafting!
Donna



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Club Scrap Andirondak Blog Hop

Today is the Club Scrap Adirondacks Blog Hop.  I subscribe to the Club Stamp kit every month.  But I also get an add on of the Club Scrap Embellishment Pack.   I do this because it is a great way to stretch your Club Stamp kit and the extra embellishments in the kit (always some fabulous ribbons and charms) can enhance your Club Stamp cards even more.  Here are three examples from the Adirondacks Club Stamp kit along with some great embellishments from the Adirondack pack.
Club Stamp card with Deer Charm and Kraft twine from embellishment pack.

Club Stamp card using cut-a-parts and ribbons from the embellishment pack.

Club Stamp card using cut-a-parts from the embellishment pack.

Check out what the design team came up with on the Club Scrap blog.  Link up your Adirondack creations on the blog too.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, May 15, 2017

Cards in Envy Favorite Colors Challenge

Time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  This time we are looking for cards using your favorite color combo (two or three colors, any occasion).  My favorite color combo is the good old "Red, White and Blue."  (Would you expect anything different from a retired Colonel?)
 In honor of Memorial Day coming up here's my card.

Come on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team's favorite colors are.  Then link up your card with us. 

Happy Crafting!
Donna


Monday, May 1, 2017

Cards in Envy Motherly Love

It is time for another challenge on the Cards in Envy Blog.  This time we want to see cards that show Motherly Love (it doesn't have to be a Mother's Day card - just something showing motherly love).  

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge Blog, Graphic45 Precious Memories, Mother's Day Card
You might notice a trend on my last few Cards in Envy blog posts.  I am finally breaking out some of my "precious" Graphic 45 papers.  The sentiment is stamped in VersaMark and embossed with Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder.  So pretty.  Here's a closeup.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge Blog, Sentiment Stampin'Up, Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder.
Check out what the rest of the design team came up with on the Cards in Envy blog and then link up your motherly love card with us.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Club Scrap Cherry Blossom Bloghop

There's a blog hop going on over on the Club Scrap Blog.  I'l be adding this Cherry Blossom card I created to the Linky at the end of the blog hop.

CrraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap bloghop.  Cherry Blossom sympathy card.
I am sorry the colors are not right.  What looks like dark blue is really a soft purple and looks great with the pink flowers.  Hop on over to the Club Scrap blog to see what the design team members have created with their Cherry Blossom kits.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, April 24, 2017

Club Scrap Cherry Blossom

Today I am a guest artist on the Club Scrap blog for the Greetings to Go Cherry Blossom kit.  I am thrilled that Club Scrap picked my idea (and combined with Roni Johnson's) of a Japanese Cherry Blossom theme.



There is a special story behind my love of Japanese art and images.  In 1945 my father joined the Army (as soon as he was out of High School) and was stationed in Japan during the occupation after the end of World War II.  He traveled the whole country as the driver for the Chief of Chaplains.  As kids growing up we were acculturated into Japanese food and art through my father.  We were eating in Japanese restaurants (on the floor as tradition) long before they ever became popular.  Our house was decorated with beautiful Japanese woodblock prints that my father brought back with him from Japan.  I love the arts of  Ikebana and Bonsai.  I try to attend the Japanese Festival of Dolls every year at one of our local Methodist churches (they have displays of Ikebana, Bonsai and gorgeous dolls). So it is with great joy that I get to create some special Cherry Blossom cards for the Club Scrap Greetings to Go kit and honor my Father's love of all things Japanese.

Come visit the Club Scrap blog to see the entire collection of cards I created.  
Happy Crafting!
Donna