Saturday, August 27, 2016

Playing along with a few challenges

After recovering from a three week vacation in a travel trailer all the way to New Hampshire and back (to visit my husband's son), I finally have some time to play on a few challenges. The Words to Craft by blog had this challenge for August/September.
 The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.  ~~ Lao-Tzu
Here's my take on the challenge.


Grab Our Blinky!

The sentiment is Impression Obsession but the rest of the cards is from the Club Scrap Navigation kit.  I am also entering this in Darnell's NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) challenge #7 since I have had this sentiment for a long time but this is the first time it has seen ink.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, August 15, 2016

Cards in Envy Square Challenge

The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is "Hip to be Square."  Show us your square cards or cards with square shapes on them.  Here's mine.

There's a store in Golden Colorado that takes used craft items and quilt fabric.  One of the owners has had several classes on how to make these beautiful paper quilts in different designs.  It takes a lot of patience to work with those tiny paper squares but I am pleased with the results.  Hop on over to the Cards in Envy blog and see what the rest of the design team did.  Then link up your square card or a card with squares on it.  Remember we don't have a card size restriction but your card must be thin enough to fit in a standard mailing envelope.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, August 1, 2016

Cards in Envy Wings Challenge

It is time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  This time we want to see wings on your cards ... bugs, butterflies, fairies, angels, etc.  I decided that a bird would be perfect and that I needed to start working on my Christmas cards.  Here's what I came up with.


I like that this design is simple and I can make a few dozen easily.  Hop on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out what the rest of the design team came up with.  Then enter your any size, any shape card (but make sure it is flat enough to fit in a regular envelope).

Happy Crafting!
Donna

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