Monday, November 19, 2018

Cards in Envy Santa Baby

Time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  Create a card that uses anything that makes you think of Santa.  Could be Santa's hat, belt, sleigh or Santa himself!  I decided to make a card with Santa.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Santa Baby challenge.  StampinUp, Tim Holtz Sizzix

This vintage Stampin'Up Santa worked well with the Tim Holtz Sizzix retro Merry Christmas die.  There's just a touch of bling on the Christmas tree and a rinestone on the i in Christmas!  Come on over to the Cards in Envy blog to see what the other design team members did and then link up your Santa cards!
Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, November 5, 2018

Cards in Envy Fire or Rain

Time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy Blog.  We are looking for cards that show either Fire or Rain.  I loved this sentiment from the Club Scrap Firecracker Stamp Set.  I dug into another old Club Scrap Kit, Fire and Ice (retired) for some paper and ribbon for the card.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge, Club Scrap Firecraker Sentiment

Head on over to the Cards in Envy blog to see if the rest of the design team picked Fire or Rain for their cards.  Then link up your Fire or Rain cards.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, October 15, 2018

Cards in Envy Favorite Holiday

Time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  Create a card featuring ANY Holiday that's one of your favorites.  My favorite Holiday will always be Christmas!  This is similar to a card I made for the Denver Scrapbook Expo card swap we just had. 

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge, Christmas Card Stampin Up
I had planned on making a bunch of these cards but I ran out of this ribbon (acquired in the bargain bin after Christmas).  Of course I couldn't find any more of this ribbon and had to change up my Scrapbook Expo swap cards with different ribbon as I had to make 21 cards all the same!  This got me off my rear end to start making Christmas Cards.  
Hop on over to the Cards in Envy blog and share your favorite holiday cards (any holiday) with us.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, October 1, 2018

Cards in Envy Something Spooky

It's the first Monday of the Month and time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  This time we are looking for a cute or a scary Halloween card.  Mine is not super scary (unless the Crow lands on my front porch)!  But I love Graphic 45 Place in Time for a Halloween idea. 

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Halloween Challenge, Graphic 45 Place in Time

Head on over to the Cards in Envy blog to check out the Design Team's scary and cute cards.  Then post your cute or scary Halloween cards for us to admire and a chance for bragging rights.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Friday, September 21, 2018

Club Scrap Guest Artist

Today I am over on the Club Scrap blog as a guest artist for the beautiful Tapestry Card kit!


Click on the photo and come check it out!

Happy Crafting!
Donna

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

Monday, April 16, 2018

Cards in Envy Birthday Party

Time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog!  Show us your Birthday cards! 

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Birthday card challenge. Club Scrap Surprise Kit

This is from the Club Scrap Surprise Kit.  I love this sentiment on the card.  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 Birthday cards with us.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna


Monday, April 2, 2018

Happy Easter and Taking a Break

Happy Easter to you all!

There is a new challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog.  Create a card using a negative space of a die or a punch.
I don't have a card to show you this time - I am taking a break from this challenge. My husband and I are moving my in-laws into Assisted Living and the pace is fast and furious to get all the paperwork and packing done to move them. 
I'll see you at the next challenge. 
But in the meantime please checkout what the other Design Team members have done with this challenge on the Cards in Envy blog and then link up your card with negative die cuts or punches.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, March 19, 2018

Cards in Envy No Patterned Paper

Time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  This time we want you to create cards without any patterned paper.  Of course, solid paper is Okay.  Think out of the box and make your own background.  Here is my handmade background card.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy No pattern paper challenge.  Image Club Scrap Steamworks.  Sentiment Great Impression.
I created this background by cutting out two of the gear die-cuts and gluing them to card stock.  I then applied foil tape over the top and used a bone folder to show the relief of the gears.  The alcohol Ink was applied over the foil to give it texture and color.  The images are from the Club Scrap Steamworks stamps and hybrid digital kit.  The sentiment is from Great Impressions.  

Come check out what the other Design Team members came up with on the Cards in Envy blog.  Then link up your cards made with no patterned paper.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, March 5, 2018

Cards in Envy Green

Today starts a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  Your card can be any theme as long as you show lots of GREEN on your card.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Green challenge.

I used the Club Scrap It's a Plaid, Plaid World collection.  I added some crystal shamrocks that I had in my embellishments.  Come on over to the Cards in Envy blog and link up your green cards.  Check out the green cards from the rest of the design team too. 

Happy Crafting!
Donna 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Steamworks

If you like steampunk you will like the current Club Scrap kit called Steamworks.  There's a Linky Party tomorrow on the Club Scrap blog and I'll be linking up with this card.  There's a digital kit, paper kit, and a cardmaking kit.  I played around with the stamps for the corners on this card and dug out and old Time & Space stamp for the clock.  I used my Distress Oxide inks for the background with a stencil.  The sentiment and balloon is from the digital kit.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce, Club Scrap Steamworks Card


Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, February 19, 2018

Cards in Envy Give it Some Heart

Time for another challenge at Cards in Envy.  We are looking for cards that have at least one heart.
CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge Hearts
I am still playing with the Simon Says Stamp Valentine's kit from a couple years ago.  I am liking the Sand and red color combination.  The window die is Just Rite  and the love die is Stampin'Up.  Hearts are an old punch I have.  

Come visit the blog and see what the rest of the Design Team came up with.  Then link up your heart cards on the Cards in Envy blog for some bragging rights.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, February 5, 2018

Cards in Envy Love you So Much!

Time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  Show us your love cards and Valentine cards.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Love you so much challenge.  Simon Says Stamp Sending Happy Thoughts Stamps Set

I got a Simon Says Stamp Valentine kit a couple of years ago that I had never opened.  It had this cute stamps set and some nice papers.  So glad I dug through my stash to start using it.

Post your love cards or Valentine cards on the Cards in Envy blog.  While you are there check out the great love cards and Valentine cards from the rest of the Design Team.

I am also entering this in the Love to Scrap challenge.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Club Scrap 2/18 Sketch Challenge

Now that Club Scrap has moved the challenges to the Facebook Club Scrap Chat I find it a little easier to find them and participate.  Roni Johnson posted this sketch challenge for February.


I used Club Scrap Literature kit for this card.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for 2/18 Club Scrap Sketch challenge.  Literature kit.
Hard to see but the heart is cut from the bronze shiny paper in the Literature kit.  I looks great IRL.

Happy Crafting!
Donna



Monday, January 15, 2018

Cards in Envy Tuxedo Challenge

We have a new challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog.  This time we are looking for Black and White cards.  December 6th my sister passed away very suddenly.  This card reflects my current mood.  This was an extremely hard Christmas season for our family.  You should always have a few sympathy cards on hand for times like this. 

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Black and White Challenge,  Stampin'up Delicate Details and Timeless Textures.
I used Stampin'Up Delicate Details and Timeless Texures plus some old Creative Memories paper tape.  Come check out what the other Design Team members came up with - there's a wide variety of card types this time, all of them in Black and White.  Link up your Black and White card with us too.  
Happy Crafting!
Donna


Monday, January 1, 2018

Cards in Envy Winter Chills

Happy New Year!  Hope this blog post finds you warm and cozy.  There is a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  Show us your cards with any type of Winter theme (snowflakes, mittens, ice, hats, scarfs etc.) 

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Winter blog challenge,Club Scrap Shades of Winter
I used the Club Scrap Shades of Winter kit.  I stamped the snowflakes and berries in Versamark ink and then used WOW Vintage Peacock glitter embossing powder on them.  They really sparkle!  The DP is mounted over blue shimmer paper for more sparkle. 

Come on over to the Cards in Envy blog  and check out what the other design team members came up with for their "chilly" cards.  Then post your winter themed card for us to admire.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna