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Food, Glorious Food

Hello, Today it’s time for our next challenge over at Seize the Birthday. The topping is Food, Glorious Food which happened to be selected by former DT member, Lindsey. As I am typing my post I am thinking about my beautiful friend and how remarkable she was. She was always a glass-half full type of gal and showed humor even up till the end. I could always count on her to make me smile and or burst into laughter from a text message. She would want me to be happy so that is what I am going to do today, for her.

I dare you to read this topping without singing…I certainly can’t!

I made two cards for this challenge.

Card Details: MFT-Birthday Cake die, the sentiments are from Papertrey ink. I used some clear Nuvo drops to make my icing shine. I also took my paper piercer and etched lines in the mirrored paper on the cake stand, and I love the way it looks.

You have to come over to Seize the Birthday and check out my fabulous team’s cards along with Asa our guest. Everyone did such a great job and they are all so different.

I hope however you choose to spend your day, you choose to be happy too. Nanc’


Sweet Friend

Hello, I am back today with one more card. How do you feel about pastels this time of year, and more particularly white pumpkins? Well, it seems that there are no rules these days when it comes to Fall and I love that! Have you seen all the pastel Fall cards around the globe lately? So much inspiration out there that I just had to give it a try.

I am linking up this card that has a million die cuts…LOL to Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: The background Lattice die is from Whimsy Stamps and it was cut down. All the garden pieces along with the bench are from MFT- Spring Garden. The pumpkin die is from Spellbinders in the Truckin Through the Season set. The greeting is from Gina K. The grass is an older die from MFT.

Have a lovely day and take care, Nanc’


Happy Birthday

Hello, I hope you are having a great day. I have a Birthday card today showcasing one of Spellbinder’s newest dies called Enchanted Garden in the Winter Tales Collection. The collection is full of beautiful dies. The flowers and leaves that I have used are so whimsical and fun to put together and I was very pleased when Yana offered to send me these specific products to play with. The hardest part was figuring out what colors I wanted to use. I have a few more cards I will be sharing at a later date, so stayed tuned!

If you want to see the entire collection plus the items I used to make this card, I have affiliate links below.

Winter Tales Collection

Enchanted Garden

Many Birthdays

Truckin Through the Seasons

Spellbinders 6

Here is a close-up so you can see the background and the flowers a little bit better.

Card Details: First, I cut some strips of paper to make my white shiplap background on the base of my card. I just love doing this on a card. Next, I cut out a wreath shape using a circle die to make my wreath base. Then, I took the tree die from Spellbinders-Truckin Through the Seasons and layered the pine needles to form my wreath. Next, it was time to add the flowers and leaves that I already had made. Then, it was time to heat emboss a sentiment in silver using a stamp in the Spellbinders-Many Birthdays set onto an oval die. The sentiment was popped up with some foam tape. I added some silver glittered dots which are actually holly from the Spellbinders-Noel set. I have that small die on my desk 24/7 as I use it so often.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share some fun new products with you! I hope you have a wonderfully creative day, Nanc’


Greetings from the Couch

Hello, I hope you are off to a great start this week. The days are certainly flying by, aren’t they? I am in no way ready for the Holiday Season. How about you? I think it’s coming even if we aren’t ready!

Today’s card is using some of my favorite sets from MFT and it just so happens that MFT has 10% off their entire site from the 13th-16th including their new release. So now is your chance! Lucky for me when I got my Couch kit it included all the pieces to make some really great cards and what a great value it was. If you have never purchased one of their kits I highly recommend them. However, this kit is no longer available but you can still pick and choose the stamp and or die sets that you want to make this card. You will just have to hunt around a bit. I have linked up the scene-building area for you on their website to help you.

I am linking up this card with Tic Tac Toe using the diagonal row of Any Shape, Free, and Sentiment. Also over at Happy Little Stampers for Anything Goes with Dies.

Card Details: All products are from MFT including the brick stencil background. I got a little heavy-handed when I inked it up with my Oxide ink. I was hoping the furniture would hide most of the imperfections. The DSP also is from MFT.

Thanks for popping by! Take care and happy crafting! Nanc’


Happy B’Day

Hello, I am back today with a Birthday card that uses some new to-me Stamp sets from MFT. I also designed my card for the great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and will be linking up with Darnell as well over at NBUS! I have the two stamp sets noted at the bottom of the post that are NEW to me.

This card is a CASE of the fabulous Tiffany from Ink Therapy Designs. She made a slimline card using this adorable turtle set, but I decided to try it with a traditional A2 size. I have linked up her card for you above. Everything she makes is incredible! You should go pay her a visit.

Card Details: MFT (NEW)-Stamp is called Turtley Awesome, the small B’day greeting is from the Birthday Buddies set. The Cute clouds which are my favorite are also MFT. The only things on this card that are not MFT is the word Happy in the background and the word Birthday they both are from Simon Says Stamps. Birthday is in the Thoughtful Messages set, and Happy (NEW) is from their Slimline Greetings set. I used Copics and a bit of Prisma Colored Pencils. The tiny stars are from a confetti bag of sequins.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderfully creative day, Nanc’


Every Flavor of Happy

Hello, It’s time for Trend Week over at Just Us Girls, and Carol Mayne is our wonderful hostess and she has a great challenge for us. The challenge is to use Repetition on your card. Here are some suggestions that she had for us.

Ideas: repeated words, repeat stamping, repeat colors, repeat patterns, repeat a ‘style’ of die-cut (ie. different size houses), etc. You can even combine repetitions, such as repeated hearts with different patterns. So as you see, the sky is the limit.

I chose to go with repeated colors and patterns.

I am playing along with the Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.

Card Details: The stamp and dies are from MFT. The stencil is also MFT and was done with Oxide Inks. I rated hubbies paint box and did some royal blue splatters.

I certainly hope you come by Just Us Girls and check out the FABULOUS inspiration by the team and our guest Julie, we have been killing it lately if you ask me. Nanc’


I Think You’re a Pig Deal

I am back today with another Farm-Themed card. I am enjoying doing something a bit different in the studio these days. I recently received this die and stamp set from a sweet friend and I just think it’s as cute as can be. The card was finished yesterday, but last night while I was supposed to be sleeping, I thought why not give the cute little pigs a girlish flair and add a bow to the top of their heads. Oh, did that do the trick! They went from cute to adorable in just a matter of minutes.

Today, I will be linking up with Tic Tac Toe Challenge as their board is so obtainable this time around. I used the diagonal row of Any Shape Die, Free, and Sentiment.

I will be playing along once again at Double D for their Baa-Cluck-Moo-Neigh-Oink-Quack challenge.

Card Details: MFT- Friendly Farm Faces Die, the sentiment set is called Punny Farm. The bow die is from Paper Smooches. The square stitched die is from Stampin Up.

I may be back with more Farm animals soon, but for now, I am sending you Hogs and Kisses. Nanc’


Farmtastic Day

Hello, I hope you are doing well. I have a fun little Farm scene for you today using some new to me MFT products and some old stencils and dies that are also MFT. The stamp set is called Farmtastic Friends and it’s just as darling as can be. I am not the first person to stack farm animals on a card, but the sketch just worked out perfectly for it. More details are below!

I am playing along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch along with the great Baa-Cluck-Moo-Neigh-Oink-Quack challenge over at Double D.

Card Details: The stencil-shaped background is from MFT and is called Watercolor Wash Rectangle. I really love using it! I made a stencil from an MFT grass die using a piece of acetate as I wanted the blades of grass more defined. I used MFT’s cloud stencil for my sky. I colored the images with Copics and a bit of Prisma Colored Pencils. I doubled all my animals to make them have a little more stability and depth. Do you do that? ( I sound like Urkel) LOL, I do it quite often.

I hope whatever you do today, it certainly makes you happy! Nanc’


Thank you

Hello, I hope your weekend is going well. Today I needed to make a Thank You card for a generous friend so I went searching for a color palette to spark my creativity. I came across the Sunday Stamps challenge and I thought it was so pretty. The rule for their color challenge is you have to choose at least 3 colors, which just so happens to be the way I like to create. I find that if I try to throw too many colors together (besides neutrals) it turns into a hot mess. So I chose the two shades of green and orange for my design. I also have some brown thrown in there too, but mine is much lighter than the graphic.

Here is a closeup so you can see the cute cream pots. The paper is speckled so I thought it was a nice touch. I used some SU DSP for my flowers.

I am also playing along with Darnell over at NBUS as I just received this Spring Garden set a few days ago from a sweet friend. Lucky me!

Card Details: Spring Garden from MFT, the sentiment is from Verve. To make my victorian edge at the top of the card, I used my Fiskers cutter.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, Nanc’


Forget the Cake…

Hello, It is Saturday, and time for the next challenge at Just Us Girls. Sue is our wonderful hostess and she chose the word Basket for us. At first, I was stumped and then I decided to have a look around my Cameo Design shop and it certainly did the trick. I saw this basket and thought…I don’t need a fancy cutter to make this simple basket shape all I need is the right kind of paper, low and behold I had the perfect piece in my stash! This couldn’t be any easier and look I even broke out two brads from my stash of hundreds. LOL

Here is a close-up!

I am playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Birthday Challenge as well.

Card Details: The wine bottle (is actually a champagne bottle) and glasses are from Paper Roses. The coaster die that is supposed to be a blanket is from the Greetery, I hope it’s evident. The sentiment is heat embossed and from MFT and the set is called-Spirited Sentiments. The tiny dots of gold are cut from a very small Spellbinders die in the Noel set and normally are used for Holly. I thought the card needed something extra. I also used a wooden script stamp to make the wine bottle label.

You must run on over to JUGS as the team did an INCREDIBLE job this week, we also have a brand new guest starting who happens to be a friend of mine from Color Hues. Welcome, Julie Beech! I am just so happy you are designing with us this month!

Take care, Nanc’