Monday, May 15, 2017

Cards in Envy Favorite Colors Challenge

Time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  This time we are looking for cards using your favorite color combo (two or three colors, any occasion).  My favorite color combo is the good old "Red, White and Blue."  (Would you expect anything different from a retired Colonel?)
 In honor of Memorial Day coming up here's my card.

Come on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team's favorite colors are.  Then link up your card with us. 

Happy Crafting!
Donna


Monday, May 1, 2017

Cards in Envy Motherly Love

It is time for another challenge on the Cards in Envy Blog.  This time we want to see cards that show Motherly Love (it doesn't have to be a Mother's Day card - just something showing motherly love).  

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge Blog, Graphic45 Precious Memories, Mother's Day Card
You might notice a trend on my last few Cards in Envy blog posts.  I am finally breaking out some of my "precious" Graphic 45 papers.  The sentiment is stamped in VersaMark and embossed with Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder.  So pretty.  Here's a closeup.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge Blog, Sentiment Stampin'Up, Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder.
Check out what the rest of the design team came up with on the Cards in Envy blog and then link up your motherly love card with us.  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Club Scrap Cherry Blossom Bloghop

There's a blog hop going on over on the Club Scrap Blog.  I'l be adding this Cherry Blossom card I created to the Linky at the end of the blog hop.

CrraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap bloghop.  Cherry Blossom sympathy card.
I am sorry the colors are not right.  What looks like dark blue is really a soft purple and looks great with the pink flowers.  Hop on over to the Club Scrap blog to see what the design team members have created with their Cherry Blossom kits.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, April 24, 2017

Club Scrap Cherry Blossom

Today I am a guest artist on the Club Scrap blog for the Greetings to Go Cherry Blossom kit.  I am thrilled that Club Scrap picked my idea (and combined with Roni Johnson's) of a Japanese Cherry Blossom theme.



There is a special story behind my love of Japanese art and images.  In 1945 my father joined the Army (as soon as he was out of High School) and was stationed in Japan during the occupation after the end of World War II.  He traveled the whole country as the driver for the Chief of Chaplains.  As kids growing up we were acculturated into Japanese food and art through my father.  We were eating in Japanese restaurants (on the floor as tradition) long before they ever became popular.  Our house was decorated with beautiful Japanese woodblock prints that my father brought back with him from Japan.  I love the arts of  Ikebana and Bonsai.  I try to attend the Japanese Festival of Dolls every year at one of our local Methodist churches (they have displays of Ikebana, Bonsai and gorgeous dolls). So it is with great joy that I get to create some special Cherry Blossom cards for the Club Scrap Greetings to Go kit and honor my Father's love of all things Japanese.

Come visit the Club Scrap blog to see the entire collection of cards I created.  
Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, April 17, 2017

Cards in Envy Pastel Cards

Time for another challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog.  This time we are looking for cards that have only pastel colors.  Once again I decided to dig into my Graphic 45 stash for this cute Easter card.  Don't worry - I have plenty more stash and it's time to start using it!

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge Blog, Pastel Easter, Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime
The sentiment is Stampin'Up!  So pull out your springtime pastel papers and ink and link up with us over on the Cards in Envy blog.  Check out what the other Design Team members came up with too.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, April 3, 2017

Cards in Envy Fantasy and Flowers

Time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  Show us your cards using lots of flowers and a fantasy character (unicorns, fairies, etc).  It can be an any occasion card.  Here's my card.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge blog, Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime
The Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime paper is so perfect.  I stamped (Hampton Art), colored and Stickled my fairy.  Some of the flowers are fussy cut and shaped.  

Show us your flowers and fantasy characters by linking with us on the Cards in Envy Challenge Blog.  Check out the other Design Team members creations too. 

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, March 20, 2017

Cards in Envy Black and White with a Smidge

It's time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy challenge blog.  This time we want to see Black and White cards with a "smidge" of color.  (Card should be mostly black and white).  Here's what I came up with.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy challenge blog, Die-namics and Cricut dies
The Die-Namics striped die is a NBUS.  I dug out an old Cricut/Cuttlebug die for the Thank You and flower.  

Come on over to the Cards in Envy challenge blog.  Check out the other Design Team members cards and then link up your Black and White card.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, March 6, 2017

Cards in Envy Keep it Simple

The new challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog is to "Keep it Simple."  One-layer, CAS, Stamped only, quick cards you could make in 10 minutes or less.  I chose the quick cards idea.  Here's my card.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Blog, StampinUp Dragonfly Dreams, Quick card
Here's my recipe for a quick card.  
1) Pretty DP
2) Matching cardstock
3) Stamp set with matching Die
4) Versamark ink & embossing powder
5) Embellishments to cover up where I dropped the ink pad on the card stamping the sentiment (LOL)

Come see what the rest of the design team came up with on the Cards in Envy blog.  Then link up your simple card with us!  

Happy Crafting!
Donna

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!
Donna

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!
Donna