Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Club Scrap Big Top Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Big Top Blog Hop.
If you arrived here from Donna Coughlin's blog you are in the right place.  If you arrived here from somewhere else and would like to start at the beginning of the bloghop, 
This month I subscribed to the Club Scrap Digital Kit, (Look at how gorgeous it is). 

Since the digital kit comes at the first of the month I had fun making this layout.  When I saw the "not my monkeys" quote I knew that my great nieces and nephew pictures would make a great page with this quote.  I used Panstoria Artisan 4  Software and a Blueprint from Pixels2Pages to make this page.

When my Club Stamp Kit I wanted to make a card that was in the shape of a Circus Tent.  I recently bought a Cricut Explore and I found a circus tent bi-fold card.  Unfortunately, there is still a learning curve for me with my Cricut Explore.  I did not have the scoring stylus and did not realize that without the scoring tool the Cricut would cut the score lines instead of leaving them alone.  So I had to paper piece the inside of the card to get it to fold up instead of  having three separate pieces.  I now have the scoring stylus on order.
Mission accomplished and here is my card.

The card closed up with stamped designs on the front. 

First fold opened with the stamped sentiments.

Card totally open with plenty of room for a thank you note inside. 

Next up on the blog hop is Hetty Sanders our talented friend from the Netherlands.  If you would like to start at the beginning of the blog hop go HERE to the Club Scrap Blog.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Cards in Envy Trick or Treat

The challenge at Cards in Envy for the next two weeks is Trick or Treat (Halloween cards that make us think of Trick or Treating).  Here's my card for the challenge.  

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce, Stampin'Up Greeting Card Kids and Best of Halloween, Zig clean color brush markers, Halloween Card.
Yes even though this is a fancy fold card, it still folds up flat to 4.25 x 5.5 so it will fit in a standard envelope (the requirement for playing our challenge).  I used the Stampin'Up! Thinlits circle card die to cut the card out.   The image is NBUS for me (even though it is retired from Stampin'Up!).  I colored it with my new Zig clean color brush markers.  I took a class at Scrapbook Expo when they were in town 2 weeks ago.  I really like working with these watercolor markers.  Here's a look at the card open.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, Stampin'Up! Thinlits Circle Card Die, Greeting Card Kids and Best of Halloween.  Halloween Card

My trick for the sentiment is to stamp it with Jet Black Archival ink and emboss it with clear embossing powder.  That way you don't get any black dots of embossing powder showing but still get a clean dark black shiny image.  

Come join us for some Halloween challenge fun over at the Cards in Envy blog.  

Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 5, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas Asha

This month on the CASE-ing Christmas blog we are CASE-ing (Copy and Share Everywhere) Asha.  Take a look at her beautiful card.

I loved the dark sky wit the snowflakes against them.  Here is my CASE of Asha's card.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Case-ing Christmas blog, Stamping Up The Newborn King, Christmas Card

Come join us at CASE-ing Christmas blog.  We offer a chance to win a prize every month.  
To win all you have to do is:

1)  Make a card for our challenge
2)  Link your card up by the 23rd of the Month

Looking forward to see what you create!  

Happy Crafting!

Cards In Envy Creepy Crawly

It's time for another challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  
This time we are asking for Cards featuring things that are creepy & crawly--spiders, bugs, snakes etc
Here's my card for the challenge.

The paper, ribbon and sentiment is from the new Club Scrap kit Transformations.  I used the Club Scrap Bugs dragonfly stamp and colored him to match.  I also put some Wink of Stella on his wings for some sparkle.

Come join us on the Cards in Envy blog and see what the super-great design team cooked up!
Don't forget you cards must be A2 size ( 4.25 x 5.5) and flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

House of Cards October Challenge

It's time for another challenge at the House of Cards.
This month we are asking for cards with:

Add texture &/or Color Challenge
autumn palette

I somehow saw the dark color as more of an eggplant color.  Now it looks more like a really dark green on my screen.  Anyway here's my card.

I used CTMH Poster Tidings in the background and CTMH Bountiful Season for the center.  I added texture to the stitched squares and cut the leaf out and popped it over the ribbon.  Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This card is going to my Chiropracter as an apology for missing a scheduled appointment with them.  I hate when I over commit myself!

Come on over to the House of Cards and show us your colorful creations this month!

Happy Crafting!