Monday, December 18, 2017

Cards in Envy Framed with Circles

Today is a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  Show us your cards using one or more circle frames.  I'm still working on Christmas cards.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge blog, Heartfelt creations Sparkling Poinsettia
A couple of weekends ago a bunch of us went down to my Sister-in-laws and had a weekend crafting extravaganzaa.  We made a bunch of these poinsettias from Heartfelt Creations (and some roses too).  Square cards are not my normal size but it worked well with this DP.  This will fit in an envelope - it will just squish the flower a little.  

Come on over to the Cards in Envy blog and see what the rest of the design team came up with.  Then link up your circle frame cards with us. 

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, December 11, 2017

Club Scrap Scandinavian Holiday Linky Party


Today on the Club Scrap blog there is a linky party for the cute Scandinavian Holiday Collection.  Here is a Christmas tag I made from the collection.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap Scandinavian Linky Party.  Scandinavia Holiday Collection
The technique I used for the 3D Christmas tree was and idea I got from Jennifer McQuire's blog.  The tree stamps are not quite symmetrical but it still worked out to make a cute 3D tree.  Come check out all the Holiday ideas on the Club Scrap blog with the adorable Scandinavia Holiday collection.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, December 4, 2017

Cards in Envy Jingle All the Way

Time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  We're looking for Christmas or December Holiday cards with one or more bells on them.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy challenge blog.  Christmas Bells Spellbinders

I ordered a Card Kit from Spellbinders and got some cardstock, cute paper, colored diecuts, ribbon and some very nice dies.  I used my spellbinders bell dies for the bells.  

Come check out what the rest of the design team came up with and then post your Christmas/Holiday cards with bells on them to the Cards in Envy blog.

Happy Crafting!
Donna
 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Cards in Envy "It's Only Paper"

The new challenge on the Cards in Envy it titled "It's only paper."  That means we want cards with NO stamping, NO embellishment and NO ribbon unless made from from paper.  I'm still working on Christmas cards so I opted for die cuts to meet the challenge. 
CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy challenge blog. Christmas Card, Spellbinders and Memory Box dies.
I cut the spellbinders dove from a gold foil and then added three white cardstock cuts behind it to help it pop off the page. I did the same for the Memory Box Peace and Joy die cut.  
Come check out what the other design team members did over on the Cards in Envy blog.  Then link up your "paper only" cards with us.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, November 6, 2017

Cards in Envy Typography

The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is called "Typography."  Create a card using letters, words or a sentiment as the main focus.  This Merry Christmas sentiment from Cherry Lynn is so pretty and is so big it becomes the focus of the card.  I cut it out of 5" tear tape and used silver guilding flakes to cover the die.  Then I cut a black cardstock one to mount on back to give it some lift off the card. 

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy challenge.  Cherry Lynn die. Christmas card.
The black and white carols paper from Stampin'Up made a great background.  I mounted it on metallic silver cardstock and attached a metallic silver bow. 

Come see what the rest of the design team's Typography cards look like on the Cards in Envy blog and then link up your Typography card with us.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Merry Making Day 5

The last day of the Online Card Classes Merry Making was a focus on watercolor.   I tried the watercolor through a stencil technique.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for OCC Merry Making, Watercolor Stencil Technique
I used my Zig Clean Color Brush pens through a Clear Scraps stencil.  The sentiment is Tim Holtz Sizzix thinlits.  

I am adding this to the Merry Monday challenge.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Cards in Envy Let's Play Dress-up Challenge

There's a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  We are looking for cards that feature Halloween Costumes.  I dug out my Tim Holtz Crazy Birds and dressed them up for Halloween.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge Blog
Have you ever bought a stamp set just for the sentiment?  This sentiment just cracks me up. The set had the shoes too!  Jump on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out the rest of the Design Teams costumes!  Then link up your costume card for a chance at bragging rights.

I'm entering this in the Retro Rubber Challenge Boo!  Both the sentiment stamp (SU Tee Hee Hee) and the Crazy Birds are over a year old.

I am also entering it in the Shopping Our Stash Challenge "If the Shoe fits."

I am also entering in the Creative with Stamps Challenge "Shoes."

Happy Crafting!
Donna  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Merry Making day 4

The Online Card Classes Merry Making class Day 4 focus is on die cutting.  Here's a card that has not stamping at all.  Just die cuts.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for OCC Merry Making class, Elizabeth Craft and Memory Box die cuts.
I love the dimension on this card.  I didn't make it a shaker card but I coated the sentiment, snowflakes and snow with Wink of Stella for some shine.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Merry Making Day 3

Day 3 for the Online Card Classes Merry Making class was about using non-holiday stamps for holiday cards.  I pulled out my Club Scrap Woven Strands Celtic style stamps for this card.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for OCC Merry Making class, Club Scrap Woven Strands stamps and DP

The sentiment is from CTMH White Pines set.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Merry Making Day 2

This card for the Online Card Classes Merry Making Class was about paint resist.  I used a metallic paint in the background.  I love the way the metallic acrylic paint shines through all the distress ink and the stamping.  So pretty!

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for OCC Merry Making, Tim Holtz Sizzix stamp and die set
I added a little snow pen to the top of the joy sentiment and some snow ornaments on the trees. 

Happy Crafting!
Donna