Thursday, April 28, 2016

Club Stamp Dahlia Cards

Yesterday I discussed the differences between the Club Scrap Greetings to Go kits and the Club Stamp Kits.  Last night I had some time to finish up some cards from the Club Stamp Kits.  Sometimes I use Tricia's cutting directions to make my cards.  Other times I get inspired to create cards without using the directions.  This month I used Tricia's Assembly Line Cardmaking (ALCM) directions because I wanted to be sure I would use all the gorgeous pieces of paper to the limit.  (Something that Tricia is famous for!)   I do one thing different withe the ALCM directions.  Instead of using all the cardstock to make the card bases (8.5 x 5.5 inches), I cut them in half (4.25 x 5.5 inches).  I make card fronts and mount them to white cardstock bases.  That way I have extra cardstock to play with.  Here's two cards I created using Tricia's ALCM but adding my own additions to them.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce using Club Scrap Dahlia Kit, A2 Card
On this card I stamped the butterflies in Eggplant and colored them with orange and purple.  They have a coat of Wink of Stella for sparkle.  They show up dark in the photo but look much lighter IRL.  I also inked the edges of the DP to give it some depth.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce using Club Scrap Dahlia, A2 Birthday Card
On this card I switched out a Happy Birthday stamp from the Club Scrap Bugs set and added the multi-colored ribbon from the Embellishment Kit 
(I always order the Embellishment Kit as an add on to my kit order).

Come back on Monday for my Cards In Envy card to see one more of the Dahlia Cards from the Club Stamp Kit.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Club Scrap Dahlia Blog Hop

It's that time again for the monthly Club Scrap Blog Hop - this month showcasing the beautiful Dahlia kit with watercolor designs by Swarup Murthy (Sanketi on her blog).
I get the digital kit at the beginning of the month and I created this page with it.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap Dahlia Bloghop, Scrapbook Page

On the 20th of the month my Club Stamp kit arrives and I like to make cards with that kit.  I didn't get a chance to finish my cards - I'll be back tomorrow with them.  The difference between the Greetings to Go and the Club Stamp is that Greetings to go has more pre-printed sentiments and different card sizes.  Club Stamp is for stampers who like to make A2 sized cards.  All of the papers are designed to fit that size of card.  With either kit you get fantastic instructions by Tricia (Club Scraps owner).  

Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Winners of the Dahlia Stamp Sheets

The results are in from Mr. Random dot Org.
Random Sequence Generator
Here is your sequence:
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Timestamp: 2016-04-25 21:30:31 UTC
Here are the winners of the Club Scrap stamp sheets from my Guest Artist Giveaway.
Winner # 1 (#11) is Pia SApril 21, 2016 at 1:57 PM

Ladies please email me your mailing address to donna dot nuce at gmail dot com.
I will send the stamps sets based on the order I get your email (Jumbo UM first, Greetings second, Art Nouveau last).
Congratulations and I look forward to seeing your creations with these stamps!  
For more inspiration check out the Club Scrap blog.  

Happy Crafting!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Silver Linings W2CB#28 #rrcb36

I had some time today to squeeze in a card for two challenges.  

I designed this card for the Retro Rubber Challenge.  The water puddles stamp at the bottom of the card is from the Club Scrap Serenity Kit September 2012.  The heart raining clouds stamp is a Hostess Stamp Hello Love from Stampin'Up from their 2014 catalog.  The sentiment is from the Stampin'Up Sprinkles of Life in their current catalog.  Hard to see but the dark clouds are cut from silver foil with the Memory Box Puffy Clouds die. 

I also want to enter this in the Words 2 Craft by challenge.

Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns
and shadow of April showers.   Byron Caldwell Smith

I think my showers fit well with their theme too.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Club Scap Dahlia Greetings to Go Guest Artist

Today I am over at the Club Scrap blog as a guest artist for their Dahlia Greetings to Go kit.
Come check out my card designs for this beautiful kit!  Here's a sneak peek of what you'll see!

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, Club Scrap Dahlia Greetings to Go

Blog Candy Alert!

Because I am subscribed to the Club Stamp Kit and I always order the Art Nouveau and Greetings stamps along with my kit, I have blog candy to offer to my faithful readers!
Blog Candy item #1 Dahlia Club Scrap Jumbo Unmounted
Blog Candy item #2 Dahlia Club Scrap Greeting Unmounted
Blog Candy item #3 Dahlia Club Scrap Art Nouveau Unmounted

Click on the link on the right to follow me.  Just comment below on which of my cards on the Club Scrap blog you liked the best.  You have until Sunday April 24th to leave your comments.  I will announce the winners on Monday April 25th.  Three lucky followers who comment will receive one of these unmounted stamps shown above.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Cards in Envy Another Year

It is time for a new challenge over on the Cards in Envy challenge blog.  This time we want to see your Birthday cards.  Tomorrow I am over on the Club Scrap Blog as a guest designer for the Dahlia Greetings to Go kit.  This card is a "sneak peek" of the cards that will be on the Club Scrap blog.

Donna Nuce Crafty Colonel for Cards in Envy blog, Club Scrap Greetings to Go Dahlia

The sentiment is a preprinted one that comes in the Greetings to Go kit.  I stamped the Dahlia from the Unmounted Jumbo stamp on vellum and heat embossed with white EP.  Then fussy cut it and mounted it on a card that I scored on the inside front every 1/4".  

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 Birthday cards with us.

Come back here tomorrow for a chance to win some blog candy in honor of my guest artist post on the Club Scrap blog.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sizzix $2500 (5 Winner) Ultimate Giveaway!

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Sizzix $2500 (5 Winner) Ultimate Giveaway
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Good Luck and may the best crafter win!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Cards in Envy Fantasy or Flowers

It's time for a new challenge at Cards in Envy and this time we want to see cards with flowers or fantasy characters.  I decided to go with fantasy by making a card for my Great-Niece's birthday.

I love the quote that comes with this CTMH set and I used it on the inside of the card.

We no longer have a card size restriction but you must make a card.  Don't make it too lumpy or it won't fit in a standard mailing envelope (hence our blog name Cards in Envy).
Check out what the other design team member made and then link up with your flower or fantasy card at Cards in Envy.

Happy Crafting!