Monday, July 16, 2018

Cards in Envy On The Beach

Here's the new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  This time we are looking for beach themed cards (as long as there is a beach image).  I went with some vintage bathing suits from the Club Scrap Boardwalk kit (retired).

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Beach challenge.  Club Scrap Boardwalk images.

This might be stretching Sandy's (Cards in Envy Boss) intent a little bit but you certainly can see bathing suits on the beach!  This card is winging its way to a friend who just retired from the Army as a Colonel!  I am so proud of her and her service to our country.  
Head on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out what the rest of the design team came up with for their beach themed cards.  Then link up your beach themed cards.

Happy Crafting! 
Donna


Monday, July 2, 2018

Cards in Envy Twinkle Little Star

The new challenge on the Cards in Envy challenge blog is to show us your cards with stars.  You might want to show us patriotic stars for the upcoming 4th of July if your in the USA or any card theme with stars on it.  I opted for patriotic stars.
CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge blog.  Stars, Patriotic, Authentique
I just cut the Authentique paper on the diagonal and flipped one piece over.  Perfect way to get matching designs.  I had a "God Bless" stamp (Jillian Vance) but did not have a "the" so I hand lettered it.  

Hop on over the the Cards in Envy blog and check out the star-studded cards the Design team came u with.  Then link up your star themed cards with us.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna


Monday, June 18, 2018

Cards in Envy Blue and "Distressed"

Today the challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is for you to use Distress Inks and a lot of the color blue on your cards.  I decided this challenge made me think about blueprints.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy challenge.  Tim Holtz EF and Stamp
I used the Tim Holtz Collage embossing folder on the blue cardstock and lightly applied white pigment ink to the raised areas.  The stamp was a Simon Says Stamp exclusive for Stamptember 2017 and I stamped it in Blueprint Sketch distress ink (of course!).  

Hop on over to the Cards in Envy blog and checkout the other blue and distress ink cards that the Design Team came up with.  Then link up your cards that are Blue and Distressed.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, June 4, 2018

Cards in Envy "Lets Hear it for the Boys"

The new challenge at the Cards in Envy blog is for masculine cards for boys or men.  I decided to make a Birthday card that I can put a gift card or money in. 

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Masculine card challenge.  Staimpin Up Pocketful of Sunshine
I used the Stampin'Up! Pocket full of Sunshine stamp with matching dies to make the pocket.  I heat embossed the pocket and sentiment in white EP.  I added the copper brads so it looks like the pocket is reinforced like jean pockets are.  I love the cute little fake money stamp you can put in the pocket so something is still in there when the gift card or real money is removed.  

Hop on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out the other "manly" cards that the design team came up with.  Then post your manly card for us to admire!  
Happy Crafting!
Donna

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Cards in Envy Let's Get Sketchy

The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is to make a card from a sketch and if possible share the link to the sketch you used.  I have a card sketch board on Pinterest and decided to use this pin to make my card.
CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy challenge.  Stampin Up Share What you Love

Here's the sketch below.

Fun for clustering
Come on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out what the rest of the design team came up with.  Then link up your card of your favorite sketch for a chance at bragging rights.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, May 7, 2018

Cards in Envy One Layer Cards

The new challenge on the Cards in Envy is asking for one layer cards (base does not count).  I have been playing around with Alcohol Inks on Yupo paper and thought this background would work great with my Koi fish stamps. 

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy challenge.  One layer.  Alcohol Inks on Yupo.  Emerald Creek Stamp Upstream.
The Koi fish stamps are from Emerald Creek.  The sentiment is from Club Scrap Lagoon kit.  
Go over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out what the other designers came up with for their one layer cards.  Then link up your one layer card with us.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, April 16, 2018

Cards in Envy Birthday Party

Time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog!  Show us your Birthday cards! 

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Birthday card challenge. Club Scrap Surprise Kit

This is from the Club Scrap Surprise Kit.  I love this sentiment on the card.  Hop on over to the Cards in Envy Blog and check out what the other design team members came up with.  Then link up your Birthday cards with us.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna


Monday, April 2, 2018

Happy Easter and Taking a Break

Happy Easter to you all!

There is a new challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog.  Create a card using a negative space of a die or a punch.
I don't have a card to show you this time - I am taking a break from this challenge. My husband and I are moving my in-laws into Assisted Living and the pace is fast and furious to get all the paperwork and packing done to move them. 
I'll see you at the next challenge. 
But in the meantime please checkout what the other Design Team members have done with this challenge on the Cards in Envy blog and then link up your card with negative die cuts or punches.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, March 19, 2018

Cards in Envy No Patterned Paper

Time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  This time we want you to create cards without any patterned paper.  Of course, solid paper is Okay.  Think out of the box and make your own background.  Here is my handmade background card.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy No pattern paper challenge.  Image Club Scrap Steamworks.  Sentiment Great Impression.
I created this background by cutting out two of the gear die-cuts and gluing them to card stock.  I then applied foil tape over the top and used a bone folder to show the relief of the gears.  The alcohol Ink was applied over the foil to give it texture and color.  The images are from the Club Scrap Steamworks stamps and hybrid digital kit.  The sentiment is from Great Impressions.  

Come check out what the other Design Team members came up with on the Cards in Envy blog.  Then link up your cards made with no patterned paper.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, March 5, 2018

Cards in Envy Green

Today starts a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  Your card can be any theme as long as you show lots of GREEN on your card.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Green challenge.

I used the Club Scrap It's a Plaid, Plaid World collection.  I added some crystal shamrocks that I had in my embellishments.  Come on over to the Cards in Envy blog and link up your green cards.  Check out the green cards from the rest of the design team too. 

Happy Crafting!
Donna