Monday, September 17, 2018

Cards in Envy Feels Like Fall

Whoo Hoo!  Fall is here - now let's hope the cool weather shows up too.  Over on the Cards in Envy blog we are looking for your Fall Cards.  I had fun making some fall leaves to add to my fall card. 

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Fall Challenge, Close To My Heart Pathfinding Card kit.

I used the Close to My Heart Pathfinding Card Kit to stamp the wood background and the sentiment.  I made the leaves using my Cricut and Art Philosophy cartridge for the leaves.  Head on over to the Cards in Envy blog to see the rest of the Design Teams cards.  Then link up your Fall cards for a chance at some bragging rights.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, September 3, 2018

Cards in Envy the Fruits of Your Labor

Happy Labor Day to you all.  Time for another challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  This time we would like to see fruit on your cards (apples, bananas, cherries. . .etc).  I went with the "fruit of the vine" grapes and of course their wonderful fermented juice . . . wine!

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge, StampinUp Half Full

Hop on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out the rest of the Design Team's fruit cards.  Then link your fruit card up with us for a chance at bragging rights.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, August 20, 2018

Cards in Envy Yellow and Black

The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is asking for cards with the colors yellow and black as the majority colors on your card.  I immediately thought of bumble bees.  I was inspired by this pin for an idea and came up with this card.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy challenge blog, CTMH Honeycomb and Pun stamps
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 yellow and black cards so we can admire them!

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, August 6, 2018

Cards in Envy Something New

Time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  We're looking for "something new."  Whatever you have that is new (new stamps, new technique, new ink, etc.).  This a a "new to me" die that is a Karen Burniston "Pop It Up".    I wasn't sure what to do with this die (I got it on a going out of business sale at a local scrapbook store).  I found this pin by Shelly Hickcox (StampTramp) and I was off and running using the Club Scrap Navigation kit (sorry, now retired). 


CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy, Club Scrap Navigation, Karen Burniston Tags Pivot die

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy, Club Scrap Navigation, Karen Burniston Tags Pivot die

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy, Club Scrap Navigation, Karen Burniston Tags Pivot die

Come on over to the Club Scrap blog and check out what's new with other Design Team members.  Then link up "what's new" for you.
Happy Crafting!
Donna



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