Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Club Scrap Moroccan Spice Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Moroccan Spice Blog Hop.  
If you arrived here from Debby Hernandez'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 blog hop, go HERE to the Club Scrap Blog to start.

I subscribe to the Club Scrap Digital kit that arrives on the first of the month.  It is a great way to start playing right away while I await my Club Stamp kit, Embellishment kit, Art Nouveau stamp, Borders and Background stamp and Greetings stamp.

Club Scrap Moroccan Spice Digital Kit

This kit is very versatile and just about any photos you have make for a great page.  I created this page using a Creative Memories pre-designed page and replacing their papers with Moroccan Spice papers.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap Moroccan Spice Blog Hop, 12x12 scrapbook page.
This donut store in Colo. Springs is amazing!  They had a bacon maple donut and even had camouflage doughnuts (desert camo) for the troops stationed at Ft. Carson and Peterson Field.  

When my Club Stamp kit arrived after the 20th of the month I created this card.  I didn't have much time to play as it just arrived on Monday.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap Moroccan Spice Blog Hop, Christmas Card,
The sparkly ribbon in the Club Stamp Kit really makes an elegant Christmas card.   I put a very light layer of gold stickle around the edge of the ornaments to add extra sparkle and gold heat embossed the sentiment.
 (Note:  Sentiment is not Club Scrap but everything else is.)

Next up on the blog hop is Lisa Dolezal.  If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop go HERE to the Club Scrap blog.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Shopping Our Stash Western

I just barely had time to get this card done for the Shopping Our Stash Western Challenge.  This is a Christmas card for a dear friend who has horses.  I wanted to have them peeking through the barn window with Christmas greenery.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Shopping Our Stash Challenge, Impression Obsession horse stamp, SU Hardwood, Christmas Card

I used an Impression Obsession stamp I have had for a while and had not used.  I watercolored it.  Stampin'Up Hardwood and Versatile Christmas on the barn door. 

Happy Stamping!

Cards in Envy Extra Layers

Our challenge for the next two weeks on the Cards in Envy blog is to "Put some extra layers on."  You can have layers on your card or images depicting lots of layers (sweaters, scarfs, coats etc).  I chose to layer my card.  All counted there are 7 layers on this card but it still fits in a standard A2 envelope (a requirement for our challenge).

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge Blog, CTMH Pear & Partridge, Christmas Card

I had a scrap of this Close to My Heart Pear and Partridge paper left.  I double stamped the sentiment in brown and covering up the merry little Christmas part and then again in red over the brown.  I added a few little stickles over the card for some shine.  
Come join us on the Cards in Envy blog and see what the marvelous Design Team has cooked up.  Then add your card to the challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas CASE-ing Myself

It's time for another CASE-ing Christmas challenge.  This month we are CASE-ing one of my cards.

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Whimsical Banners, Elegant Christmas Sentiments, Christmas Card

The original card was made using non-Christmas stamps for a Christmas card.  
This time I used Christmas Stamps to make my CASE.  The sky has some Wink of Stella on it for sparkle.  I used the Stampin'Up! Jingle All the Way Stamps and the Sleigh Ride Edgelits.  The snowflake gems are from the Oriental Trading Company.  

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for CASE-ing Christmas Challenge Blog, Stampin'Up Jingle All the Way and Sleigh Ride Edgelits, Christmas Card

Here's a close up of the sparkly sky and snowflake gems.
Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for CASE-ing Christmas Challenge Blog, Stampin'Up Jingle All the Way and Sleigh Ride Edgelits, Christmas Card

You have until the last day of the month to link up with this challenge but you really should link up the November 23rd for a chance to win prizes!

If you've never CASEd a card, here's what you need to do:
  1. Look at the CASE card photo.
  2. Be inspired by some element of the card.  This could be colors, layout, image, etc.
  3. Make a card based on that inspiration.  

Come join us over on the CASE-ing Christmas blog and check out what our amazing Design Team did with my card.  
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Promotion Congratulations

You know you've lived a long time when the young Major you hired as the Assistant to the General's Staff is now a Brigadier General himself.  I was thrilled for him!  I attended his pinning ceremony and made this card for him.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, Close to My Heart Victory Workshop, Elemental, Crazy Good Occasions, Artiste Kudos, Congratulations Card

I think the stars were a perfect way to go with this since he was pinning on his star.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Cards in Envy Gratitude Challenge

The new challenge at Cards in Envy is Gratitude.  Let's see your Thanksgiving cards or Thank You cards.  I decided to do a Thank You card with a fall theme.

It's a little hard to see but I gold embossed a farm scene over the DSP.  The sentiment is gold embossed also.  Cardstock, DSP, background stamp and ribbon are all Club Scrap.  Thank You sentiment is Close To My Heart.

Drop on over to the Cards in Envy blog to see what the other Design Team members did.  Then play along with your Thanksgiving or Thank You Cards.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

House of Cards Stamped Punch Window Challenge

We have a technique challenge for November over on the House of Cards Challenge Blog.  There's a video on how to do this technique on the challenge blog.  Here's my card for the challenge.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for House of Cards Challenge blog, Stamp Punch Window technique, Stampin'Up Stamps and punch, Christmas Card.

As you can see the sentiments are recessed inside the punch hole.  It gives the card a unique look.  Hard to see but the ribbons are gold shiny  pen and I covered the ornaments with Wink of Stella. 

Come join us over at the House of Cards and play along with us!  Check out what the other Design Team members did with this technique!

Happy Crafting!