Monday, January 16, 2017

Cards in Envy Pink and GrayChallenge

The new challenge over on the Cards in Envy Blog is for cards made with pink and gray colors.  This color scheme was perfect for the Club Scrap French Flea Market  kit  (March 2016).

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge, Club Scrap French Flea Market

I used Ranger Tattered Rose Distress ink to color the background paper and around the stamped thank you design.  Come check out what the other design team members came up with for this color challenge.  Then link up your pink and gray card on the Cards in Envy blog.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, January 2, 2017

Cards in Envy Snowbird Challenge

Happy New Year and Welcome to the new challenge at Cards in Envy.  We are looking for cards with snow, snowmen or snowflakes but be sure to add a bird to your card.  I almost feel like this is a cheat card because no stamping was involved.  I ran the card through a snowflake embossing folder and used this beautiful image and sentiment from the Graphic 45 "Time to Flourish" paper pack, added a few red stickles to sparkle it up and done!

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge blog, Graphic 45 Time to Flourish.

Come check out what the rest of the design team came up with for their snowbird cards on the Cards in Envy blog.  Your cards can be any size or shape but not lumpy bumpy cards - they need to fit in a mailing envelope.  Here's a great Irish quote for the New Year.

"In the New Year may your right hand be stretched out in friendship but never in want."

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Friday, December 30, 2016

Club Scrap Shades of Winter

I'm a little late for the Club Scrap Shades of Winter Blog Hop.  We decided at the last minute to go visit my brother for a few days and I was away from my craft room.  Not to say I didn't have some crafting fun with my Sister-in-law!  But this card has been on my mind since I saw the Jumbo UM branch with the berries.  So here is "Shades of Winter meets Watercolor Christmas."

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap, Shades of Winter and Watercolor Christmas

It's a little sad that the sparkly berries don't show up well in photos.  The blue background paper is sparkly too!  IRL it is gorgeous!  

There's still time to link up on the Club Scrap Shades of Winter Blog Hop.  Check out what the design team did - there are some gorgeous projects on display.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, December 19, 2016

Cards in Envy Celebrate the Season

The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is to "Celebrate the Season."  We're looking for Holiday cards (any holiday we celebrate this time of year).  Here's one of my Christmas cards I'll be sending out this year (I sometimes make a few multiples of five but no more than that).

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy blog challenge.  Christmas Card

I had one 12 x 12 piece of this great plaid paper left to use as a background.  I decided it would look cute with some punched out trees that are glittered up and a snowy base.  This was a great way to use up scraps of DP for the trees.

Come see what the rest of the design team came up with on the Cards in Envy blog.  Then link up your Holiday cards.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

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