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 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer of Creative Chemistry Perfect Pearls

I finally had some time to play at Online Card Classes Summer of Creative Chemistry.  Here's two tags I made using Perfect Distress Technique on the left and Perfect Splatter technique on the right.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce Perfect Distress and Perfect Splatter Techniques

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, June 20, 2016

Cards in Envy White Wedding

It's time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  This time we would like to see your Wedding/Anniversary Cards.  Here's my card.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge blog, Stampin'Up Something Lacy, Botanical Builder Framelits, Best of Greetings Wedding Card

I used Stampin'Up Something Lacy (Retired) for the background embossed in White on Tip Top Taupe.  The flowers are the Botanical Builder Framelits, the sentiment is from Stampin'Up Best of Greetings (Retired). 

For the challenge all we ask is that your card fits in a standard mailing envelope.  We no longer have a size restriction on the card but it must be a card (no tags allowed).

Come check out what the rest of the design team made for this challenge and then link up your Wedding/Anniversary card on the Cards in Envy blog

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, June 6, 2016

Cards in Envy No Girls Allowed Challenge

It's time for another challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog.  This time we want to see your masculine cards.  Here's my card.

Tim Holtz stamps and dies to the rescue when a masculine card is needed.  This compass rose is a little tough to cut out because the points are not symmetrical.  I had to move the thinlits around to get them to match up and cut the right way.  DP is Stampin'Up.

Come check out what the other Design Team members did for their cards and then link up your masculine card on the Cards in  Envy blog!

Happy Crafting
Donna

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Club Scrap Creative License Card

I finally had time to get out my Club Stamp Kit and make a card.  You would think by looking at this card that it is for a male graduate but the young lady this card is going to happens to drag race with her parents and my DH at Bandimere Speedway so I know she will like the tone of this card.

I used the Club Stamp Creative License kit for DP and the Club Scrap Embellishment kit for the sentiment and the dream key and key chain.  I wanted the graduate to be able to remove the key and chain from the card so I used two eyelet holes for the key chain to thread through.  I popped the DP up from the card base so it is easy to take the key and key chain off the card.  It's a busy weekend for us with two graduation parties.  I'm off to make another graduation card.

Happy Crafting!
Donna 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Club Scrap Creative License Blog Hop

Time for another Blog Hop at Club Scrap.  This month it's all about cars!  The new Creative License kit is so much fun to work with.  Especially since DH is into drag racing.  Here's a quick page showing two of the drag racing cars we have owned. I don't have photos of the newest one yet - need to get up to the track and see it run. I used the digital kit that I get at the first of the month to do this page.


I'll be back later this week with some cards out of the Club Stamp kit.  My kit just arrived yesterday so I haven't had much time to play with it yet.  Be sure to check out the Club Scrap blog and link up your Creative License projects.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, May 16, 2016

Cards in Envy Deep Blue

Time for another challenge at Cards in Envy.  This time we would like you to use mostly Deep Blue colors on your cards.  This reminded me of a Club Stamp Kit from May 2015 called "The Blues." I have a niece graduating from High School this month who lettered in Choir so I created this musical card for her.

I used SU Night of Navy as my ink and boy is that deep blue ink! LOL  I added some Wink of Stella to the dark blue inked areas so it is not so dark.  

At Cards in Envy we ask that your cards be no more than 1/4" think without lumps so they fit in a standard mail envelope.  We no longer have a size restriction on cards.  Come check out what the other members of the Design Team did and then link up your card with us on the 

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, May 2, 2016

Cards in Envy Just Us Girls

It's time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  This time we want to see your feminine cards.  Nothing to me is more feminine than floral cards.  I am in love with this Dahlia DP from Club Scrap designed by Swarup Murthy (Sanketi on her blog).  Here's a card that I think will be perfect for my Mom this Mother's Day.

Crafty Colornel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge, Club Scrap Dahlia A2 Card
My Mom is 88 years old and has Macular Degeneration.  When we go out she always wants to hold on to me (even though she has a cane to help keep her balance).  I realize that she held my hand when I was little and needed help - now it's my turn to help her.

Cards in Envy asks that you only post cards that are flat (no more than 1/4" thick) so they can me mailed in a standard envelope.  We have no size restrictions on cards now.  Check out the other design team members cards on the Cards in Envy blog and then link up your feminine cards with us.

Happy Crafting!
Donna