Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Club Scrap Garden Shed Blog Hop



Today is the day for the Club Scrap Garden Shed Blog Hop and Linky Party.  I get my Club Stamp kit right after the 20th of the month.  I love some of the cute stamps in the Greetings and Art Nouveau sets.  There are some cute puns on the Greetings stamp set.  I had to make this card!

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap Garden Shed Blog Hop
and the inside....

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap Garden Shed Blog Hop
Hop on over to the Club Scrap blog and check out what the Design Team came up with for this adorable kit and then link up your Garden Shed projects.

Happy Crafting!
Donna


Monday, September 19, 2016

Cards in Envy Hello Autumn

Yes in a few more days it will be officially Autumn!  Time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  This time we want to see your cards with a  Fall or Autumn theme.  Here's my card.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy DT Stampin'Up! Truly Grateful and CTMH Always Grateful

As I was digging through my paper stash I came across this newsprint DP (Stampin'Up  Soho Subway retired) with this Autumn poem on it.  I used the Stampin'Up Truly Grateful (retired) stamp set for the images and CTMH Always Grateful for the sentiment.  
Come check out what the other design team members did on the Cards in Envy blog.  Then add your card to the linky.  Cards can be any shape or size as long as they are not too thick to fit in a standard mailing envelope.  No lumpy, bumpy cards.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, September 5, 2016

Cards in Envy For the Kids

Our new challenge at Cards in Envy is to make a card "for kids."  It could be birthday, hello, encouragement etc. as long as it is a "kids card."  Here's a cute birthday card I made using one of the Deep Red Stamps Operation Write Home fundraiser stamp sets.

I love puns and this one is so cute!  The stamp set is retired now but it still works perfect for kid's cards.  
Come check out what the other design team members came up with - they are all sure to be adorable.  Then link up your cards for a chance to win bragging rights on the Cards in Envy blog.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Club Scrap Sunflower Blog Hop

Club Scrap Sunflower Blog Hop

It's Blog Hop day over on the Club Scrap Blog!  This month we are all highlighting the beautiful Sunflower kit.  I decided to play with watercolors again and did this card.

Go check out what the design team came up with for this beautiful kit on the Club Scrap Blog.
Then link up your Sunflower projects too.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Playing along with a few challenges

After recovering from a three week vacation in a travel trailer all the way to New Hampshire and back (to visit my husband's son), I finally have some time to play on a few challenges. The Words to Craft by blog had this challenge for August/September.
 The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.  ~~ Lao-Tzu
Here's my take on the challenge.


Grab Our Blinky!

The sentiment is Impression Obsession but the rest of the cards is from the Club Scrap Navigation kit.  I am also entering this in Darnell's NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) challenge #7 since I have had this sentiment for a long time but this is the first time it has seen ink.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, August 15, 2016

Cards in Envy Square Challenge

The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is "Hip to be Square."  Show us your square cards or cards with square shapes on them.  Here's mine.

There's a store in Golden Colorado that takes used craft items and quilt fabric.  One of the owners has had several classes on how to make these beautiful paper quilts in different designs.  It takes a lot of patience to work with those tiny paper squares but I am pleased with the results.  Hop on over to the Cards in Envy blog and see what the rest of the design team did.  Then link up your square card or a card with squares on it.  Remember we don't have a card size restriction but your card must be thin enough to fit in a standard mailing envelope.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, August 1, 2016

Cards in Envy Wings Challenge

It is time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  This time we want to see wings on your cards ... bugs, butterflies, fairies, angels, etc.  I decided that a bird would be perfect and that I needed to start working on my Christmas cards.  Here's what I came up with.


I like that this design is simple and I can make a few dozen easily.  Hop on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out what the rest of the design team came up with.  Then enter your any size, any shape card (but make sure it is flat enough to fit in a regular envelope).

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, July 18, 2016

Cards in Envy Heat Wave

The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is "Heat Wave."  This cute sentiment says it all for us "mature" women!

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge, Club Scrap Cantina Kit

I used the Club Scrap Cantina set for this card.  The sun has Stickles to make it shiny.  
Come join us over on the Cards in Envy blog and show us your summer cards or cards with HOT colors such as orange, yellow, hot pink, etc.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, July 4, 2016

Cards in Envy Stripes

Happy 4th of July!  The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is "Stripes" any kind, any theme.  I chose to make my card with the Stars & Stripes for this special holiday!

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge Blog, Rubber Cafe flag stamp, CTMH Home of the Brave and Kaboom
The flag stamp is Rubber Cafe.  I stamped in black and heat embossed in clear so it was easy to watercolor with Distressed inks.  I made a mask over the flag and stamped the fireworks in VersaMark and heat embossed them with Zing Red Glitter EP. (too bad glitter doesn't show up well in photos - those fireworks really sparkle)  The sentiment is stamped in black and heat embossed in clear. 

Come on over to the Cards in Envy blog and see the rest of the Design Teams striped cards.  The upload your striped card to the challenge.  

I'm adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Red, White & Blue.

God Bless the USA!
Donna 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Club Scrap Boardwalk Blog Hop

This month's kit at Club Scrap is titled Boardwalk.  Living in a land-locked state (Colorado) I don't have a lot of trips to the beach to scrapbook.  I looked at the colors in the kit and knew right away they would work great for any of my patriotic or military photos.  Here's a couple of pictures from my retirement ceremony in March of 2008.  (Yes I haven't scrapped them all yet,) I used a Pixels2Pages Star template to start my page.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce using Club Scrap Boardwalk Digital kit.

I did want to try a watercolor beach scene for a card.  Those beach chairs are so adorable I just had to watercolor them using distressed inks.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce using Club Scrap Boardwalk stamp and Distress Ink as watercolor

Be sure to check out the Club Scrap blog for some great inspiration.   
You can link up your Boardwalk creations there.

Happy Crafting!
Donna