Friday, February 24, 2017

Club Scrap Succlents Blog Hop

With February being a short month I did not get my Club Stamp Succulents kit until yesterday.  So I am late posting to the Blog Hop and Linky Party.  Actually the linky party is open all month so I guess I am not late posting to it!  

This is the first card I created with the kit. It's done with just a simple masking technique.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce, Club Scrap Succulents kit, Thank you card
That large "thanks" stamp really packs a punch!  I used a combination of  Distress ink in Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce and Aged Mahogany.  Check out what the design team has created for the blog hop and then join in on the linky party.  

Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Cards in Envy Red and Blue Challenge

There's a new challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog.  It is a color challenge based on the old "Roses are Red, Violets are Blue" poem.  Red and blue are required but white is always OK on our color challenges.  Here's my card.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Red and blue color challenge.  Amuse Studios Southern Sass sentiment.
I thought a western theme would work great with the red and blue color challenge.  I had this great October Afternoon DP sitting around and it worked perfect for the challenge.  The star border is from Die-Namics and the sentiment is from Amuse Studio "Southern Sass."  

Come check out what the rest of the design team came up with and then post your red and blue cards on our linky on the Cards in Envy blog.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Cards in Envy Be My Valentine Challenge

The latest challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog is to show us your Valentine Cards.  Cards should say "be mine' or "Happy Valentine's Day."  I decided on a masculine Valentine's Day card.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge Blog, Masculine Card, Hero Arts Dude, CTMH Wild Thing

I used the Hero Arts (OWH) "Dude" stamp set for the bacon and "more than bacon" sentiment.  The original sentiment was "I like you more than bacon."  I definitely wanted to say "I love you."  Since I use Evernote to catalog my stamps it was easy enough to type in "I love you" and see all the different versions of that sentiment I had.  I settled on CTMH Wild Thing stamp set and was able to get exactly what I was looking for as a sentiment.  I was thrilled to find a piece of DP in my stash that had wavy lines similar to the stripes in bacon.  Perfect for the background.

Come check out the rest of the Design Team's cards over on the Cards in Envy blog.  Then link up your Valentine cards with us!

Happy Crafting!