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Home Sweet Quilt

Hello, Today I am sharing a card with you that is part of the new Home Sweet Quilt Collection from Spellbinders. I have used pieces of the Filligree Eight Point Star Collection to make my card. This set was designed by the talented Becca Feeken. I have paired my card with another Spellbinders set, Noel, as I wanted to make a Christmas card. I really love how this came together, just like I envisioned.

Affiliate Links Below:

Platinum 6

Filligree Eight Point Star

Noel Etched Dies

A Few Card Details: First, I blended my background with 5 colors of Oxide Inks. Next, I decided to pull out my Snowflake EF by Cuttlebug and give the background a little interest, later to realize that I embossed the wrong side of the paper. UGH! I decided, to forge ahead as it didn’t look so bad de-embossed after all. Plus, it was easier to get all my dies to adhere to a flatter surface. Last, it was time to assemble all the dies. The small snowflakes in the center of my Eight Point star are from the NOEL set as well. I doubled the Noel letters in white to tie the card altogether. In the end, I really love the way this card turned out!

I will be linking my card up with Darnell over at NBUS as the Home Sweet Quilt Collection is brand new.

I will be back in a day or two with another card using this collection.

Update on my dad, he is hanging on and we don’t know why. It breaks my heart to see him suffering so. I adore him!

I hope you get to do something today that brings you joy, Nanc’


Navy and Cream

Hello, Over at Color Hues we have our next challenge starting and this one will be running the entire month of December. Karen is our wonderful hostess and she picked a beautiful color pairing. The team and our guest Ina hit it out of the park once again.

I loved the color combo so much that I made two cards.

I have a lot of stress and sadness going on in my personal life right now so I am going to keep this short. If you have any questions about my card, just let me know. I hope you will join us this month at Color Hues as we would love to have you.

Take care, Nanc’


Photo Week @ JUGS

Hello, If you are visiting me from the states, I hope you have recuperated from either too much food on Thanksgiving and or Black Friday shopping. I stayed clear of both! I did feast on Thanksgiving I just knew when to quit this year. lol As far as shopping, I always stay clear of crowds. I think we can thank Covid for that.

Anyways, Today over at Just Us Girls it’s our final challenge of 2022, and have we got a gorgeous pic for you chosen by the one and only Carol Mayne. I loved it as soon as I saw it! Thanks, Carol for picking a picture that suggested I pull out my MFT Couch Kit once again. Insert childish grin! The only thing missing from my card (that hubby pointed out) is a fireplace and lamp. The lamp I had ready to go, I just forgot to add it till it was too late.

I also want to thank Karren Johnson for being with us to close out 2022. You did an incredible job with all the challenges and we loved having you as our guest! Take care!

Card Details: The only things that are not part of the MFT collection on my card are the blue bows on the tree, the gifts under the tree, and the star upon the tree. The bows are from Paper Smooches and the gifts I made. The star is from who knows!

I am also linking up with TWO other challenges. First is the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge. For this challenge, they have a mood board to inspire you but you can also just do anything Christmas. Next, I am also linking up with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge where I have chosen the top row of; December Holiday, Diecut, and Embellishment.

I hope you will pop on over to Just Us Girls and play along with us. Happy creating, Nanc’


…A Sandy Little Christmas

Hello, I hope you are doing well. I have a CAS card for you today. If you know me at all, you know I don’t enjoy mass-producing cards no matter the Holiday, but I did manage this year to make about 25 of these. Of course, 18-25 don’t look nearly as good as number 1. So if you receive one of those, I am truly sorry. LOL I added glitter on the tops of the stockings.

I am tickled to be joining my friends over at The Paper Players this time.

I am also going to link up with the team over at Inkspirational. Although there is no snow in my glass bulb, thankfully all I see are white sandy beaches.

Card Details: The stamp set is from Newton’s Nook and called-Sun Soaked Christmas. I colored it with Copics and Prismas and then came back with a light sponging using some Oxide Ink.

I hope you have a wonderful day and find some time to be creative during this busy season. Take care, Nanc’


Color Week at Just Us Girls

Hello, It’s the weekend so that means it is time for the next challenge at Just Us Girls. It happens to be Color Week and the lovely Carol Mayne is our hostess and has chosen a perfect Christmas trio for us. Of course when I saw this challenge coming up I went with the obvious Christmas card. The set I used is one of my all-time favorites from Stampin Up. I am afraid it is long retired but I will never stop using it. It is called Delicate Ornaments Thinlits.

Card Details: Delicate Ornament Thinlits- Stampin UP, Snowflakes are Spellbinders in the Noel set, the tiny green pieces of fern are part of the tree in the set Truckin Through the Holidays from Spellbinders. The Embossed background is a cover plate from Pink Fresh Studio called Sparkling Diamonds. The red bow is from Paper Smooches. The Stitched Scalloped Rectangle is MFT. I used two white circles behind my ornament to give it some depth and stability. I decided to leave the sentiment for the inside.

I hope you will come on over to Just Us Girls and check out my fabulous teammates cards and find some time to join us.

Take care, Nanc’


Celebrate the Season

It is the middle of the month and time for the next Hues of color at Color Hues. Julie B is our fabulous hostess and she has the most perfect color pairing for us and hopefully you! The colors are Scarlet and Green! As soon as I saw this color combo coming up I knew instantly what I was going to do. For my card, I am channeling Yana Smakula’s fabulous style and this time I am using her grid technique. ( I have it linked up for you.) Last year I bought these great dies from Tim Holtz and Sizzix called Christmas Mini’s and I knew they would work perfectly for this technique. The sentiments are old and retired from Stampin Up.

I am delighted you stopped by and I hope you will pop on over to Color Hues and check out my fabulous teammate’s cards! I know you will be inspired. Take care and happy crafting! Nanc’


Wednesday Sketch at MFT

Hello, I am back today with another card. This time I am joining the MFT Wednesday Sketch. As soon as I saw the brick wall I knew I wanted to play along. I thought, why not use my favorite MFT Couch Kit and make a Christmas-themed patio card. I thought it would be different to be outside the house gazing in instead of the other way around. Do you decorate your outdoor space for the Holidays? When you looked at my card did you know right away that MC stood for Merry Christmas? Inquiring minds want to know.

Card Details: There are only three things on my card that are not MFT. The tree in the window is from Impression Obsession. The wreath and the bow on the large plant are both from Sizzix and in the Christmas Mini’s set from Tim Holtz. Even the tiny MC letters are MFT and called Bottle Cap Letters. I used Black oxide ink for my stenciling.

I hope however you chose to spend your day, it’s a happy one! Take care, Nanc’


Woodblock Wednesday

Hi, I have a quick post today as I am joining Amy Tsuruta for Woodblock Wednesday. I decided to use this beautiful tree stamp that I have had for eons and is adorning my display shelf in my studio.

Here is one more pic so you can see the sparkle.

Card Details: The heat-embossed trees are from Posh Impressions, sentiment is from Verve. I cut them out and doubled them using a stitched rectangle to give them some stability. Then decided to mount them on a scalloped rectangle from MFT. I took four strips of copper paper to border the white scallop to match the embossing. I tied on a ribbon and added some paper dots in the same color.

Thanks for stopping by, Take care! Nanc’



I have put away the Halloween stamps and instead, I have a quick Christmas card using a darling Santa from Spellbinders and some fun DSP. He looks like the real deal, doesn’t he? I just love him with his sparkly eyebrows and hat. By the way he is on sale right now, if you want to go and check him out.

Card Details with some Affiliate Link:

Spellbinders Die D Lites Santa Etched Dies,

Spellbinders 6

Wonky Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles are MFT.

Believe sentiment is from Stampendous.

DSP is from Hobby Lobby- Paper Studio

I am playing along with the Peace on Earth Challenge where it’s always Christmas. They give you an inspiration board to look at if you need it.

I certainly appreciate you coming by! I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day and a fun Halloween if you are celebrating!

Take care Nanc’


Dancin’ St. Nick

Hello, I am back today with a Christmas card using Spellbinders Dancin’ St. Nick. When I knew I wanted to make a Christmas card I came across this fun piece of snowflake DSP that I wanted to use. Then I thought, why not make Santa in a non-traditional color? What do you think? Have I broken any Christmas rules? LOL Not sure I won over the hubster, but I kinda like him.

Here are his legs moving.

Affiliate Links Below:

Dancin’ St. Nick

Tinsel Time Sentiments

Festive Noel

Spellbinders 6

I am linking up with three challenges; Time Out, Happy Little Stampers Christmas, and Peace on Earth Christmas.

Card Details: St. Nick was die-cut and colored with a few Copics to give him some life-like features. Santa’s legs can move with a stack of two small dimensionals to give the body some clearance to help the legs swing. I think the pops of silver really made the card come to life. The Snowflakes are from the Spellbinder’s Noel set. I made the snowbanks with white paper and a very old cutting device from Creative Memories.

I certainly appreciate you checking in on me and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Nanc’