Monday, December 5, 2016

Cards in Envy Wouldn't That be Sweet

Time for another challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  We are asking for you to create a card that features something sweet such as candies, cookies, cupcakes or maybe a sweet teddy bear, animal, child, etc. In your post tell us what is sweet on your card.

My sweet card today features cherries!  My favorite is cherry pie but I didn't have a stamp for that (LOL).  So I just went with the cherries.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge Blog, CTMH stamp

Come on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out what the other Design Team members made sweet on their card.  Then link up with us for a chance at bragging rights with your card.  Remember no lumpy bumpy cards but any card size/shape is welcome as long as it fits in a standard mailing envelope.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Club Scrap Paradise Blog Hop and Linky Party

Today Club Scrap is having their Paradise Blog Hop and Linky Party.  The Linky is open for the entire month to participate but you must use at least 50% Club Scrap products to participate.  This Paradise kit is gorgeous but the colors especially called to me to use alcohol ink to get the bright colors that go well with the kit.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap Paradise Blog Hop, Card

I planned where I wanted my jungle leaves to go and inked that area first.  Then I inked the sky area where I wanted the sentiment to be.  I stamped with Archival ink over the alcohol ink.  (I accidentally smeared the first one I stamped because I forgot how easy this glossy paper is to smear ink).  Come check out the Club Scrap blog and see what the design team came up with for this Paradise kit.


Happy Crafting!
Donna

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Club Scrap Christmas Thyme BlogHop

It's official -- the shopping has started, the wreaths are hung, trees are decorated and Christmas cards addressed and mailed.  Today at Club Scrap we are having a bloghop with the Christmas Thyme collection to give you ideas for Cards and Scrapbook pages. If you came here from Annette's blog you are in the right place.  If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop go here to the Club Scrap blog. 
     After I completed the 20 cards that Tricia gave us Assembly Line Card instructions for, I had cardstock and paper left over because I make 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card fronts and attach them to white folded cardstock.  I was able to make these three cards and a tag and I have enough left over for at least six more cards.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap Christmas Thyme bloghop
Three Cards and a tag.
Here's a close up of each card.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap Christmas Thyme bloghop.
Sweater Card

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap Christmas Thyme bloghop
Ornament Joy

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap Christmas Thyme bloghop.
Pine Cone Christmas

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap Christmas Thyme bloghop.
Christmas Tree Tag

There's gold paper and gold  DP cardstock in the Stamp collection.  I took advantage of that and used Super Fine Detail Gold embossing poweder to glam up the sentiments.  I used a gold paint calligraphy pen to edge some of the cards.  This collection will really help you get ready for Christmas!

TIP:  Here's a great way to stretch your paper even more when making cards fronts.  This is the back of the ornament card where I cut out the pieces needed for the front.  Once it is mounted on a blank card no one will know!

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce Paper saving ideas

Hop on over to Jill's blog next.  If you get lost you can go back to the Club Scrap blog to find your way.

Happy Crafting!
Donna





Monday, November 21, 2016

Cards in Envy Thank You

Time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  We are looking for Thank You cards (cards with Thanksgiving scenes or colors are OK as long as it says "Thanks" or "Thank You.")  Here's my card for the challenge.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge blog, StampinUp Floral Phrases,  Flourish Phrases, Floral Boutique DP

I found this card on Pinterest and had to CASE it with the new Stampin'Up Floral Boutique DP and the Floral Phrases and Flourishing Phrases Stamp sets.  

Check our the Cards in Envy blog to see what the other Design Team members came up with.  Then link up your Thank You cards with us. 

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, November 7, 2016

Cards in Envy Just Pumpkins

There is a new challenge today over on the Cards in Envy blog.  Show us your pumpkin cards.  Here's my card for the challenge.

I used the CTMH Autumn Wishes stamp set for the patterned pumpkin.  My DP was a freebie from Stampington & Co Take Ten magazine.  Really Reasonable Ribbon finished it off nicely.  

Come on over to the blog and see what the rest of the design team came up with.  Then link up your card with us.  Remember no lumpy bumpy cards (they need to fit in a standard mailing envelope).  Your card can be any size/shape.

Happy Crafting
Donna

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Club Scrap Literature

I missed the Literature blog hop on the Club Scrap blog but fortunately they leave the link open all month for me to get a project loaded on the blog.  Here's a card I made from the ACLM (Assembly Line Card Making) instructions for the Literature Club Stamp kit.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce, Club Scrap Literature Club Stamp Kit, Sentiment Inspired by Stamping.

After I finished all 14 Club Stamp Cards from the kit I decided to make some Christmas Cards.  There was some gorgeous ribbon in the Club Scrap Literature Embellishment Pack and I had a few pieces of paper left over from the 2014 Retreat Elegance Kit.  I came up with six of these pretty Christmas Cards using a Cheery Lynn Die.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce, Club Scrap 2014 Elegance Kit, Cheery Lynn Die.

Happy Crafting!
Donna


Monday, October 17, 2016

Cards in Envy Purple and Green

The new challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog is a color challenge.  Show us your purple and green cards.  I love color challenges.  I dig through my magic paper stash and try to come up with some DP (CTMH Sonoma retired) that fits the challenge.  I used a sketch from OWH (slightly modified).  The stamps are from Graphic 45 Hampton Art "Time to Flourish" stamp set.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge blog, Hampton Art G45 Time to Flourish Stamps.
Come on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team came up with.  Then link your Purple and Green cards.  Remember no lumpy bumpy cards.  Your card must fit in a standard mailing envelope.  
Happy Crafting!
Donna

Friday, October 14, 2016

Happiness is a Warm Puppy

The challenge on the Words 2 Craft By blog is to craft with the "Happiness is a Warm Puppy" theme.  October is adopt a shelter dog month.  You can see my shelter rescue dog "Ghost" over on the right side of my blog.  Ghost is a Weimeraner and came to us from the Mile High Weimeraner Rescue.  He is seventh in a long line of rescue Weims we had as our best friends throughout the years.  This challenge required that I break out my precious Graphic 45 "Raining Cats and Dogs" Designer Paper.
CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Words 2 Craft by challenge, Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs.

Link up your Doggie crafts over on the Words 2 Craft by blog

Happy Crafting!
Donna.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Garden Shed - More Cards

Just wanted to share a couple of more Club Scrap Garden Shed Club Stamp Cards.  I dug out my Club Scrap "Bugs" set for this sentiment.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce using Club Scrap Garden Shed and Bugs Stamps

This card I added the HB and some bees from the Garden Shed Greetings Set.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce using Club Scrap Garden Shed Greetings Stamps

I'm adding this to the Garden Shed Linky HERE - it's open almost all month for you to link up your Garden Shed Creations.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna




Monday, October 3, 2016

Cards in Envy Frame It

It is a new challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog.  We want to see you create a card that has a frame.  Square, rectangle, circle, oval etc., as long as it frames something.  I decided to make a card with a window frame.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge. Stampin'Up Hearth and Home framelits, Happy Scenes, Good Greetings.
This will add to my stash of Christmas Cards.  I am behind on making Christmas Cards so I'll have to get busy and make more!  
Stop on over at the Cards in Envy blog and check out what the rest of the design team came up with, then link up your card with a frame!

Happy Crafting!
Donna