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Celebrate the Season

 

I have a quick little card for you today that was designed around the color challenge going on over at The Paper Players. I have taken advantage of being home so much, and have a nice jump start on my Christmas Cards.  Woohoo!  This stamped image is not mine but belongs to a sweet friend.  I came across it when I was cleaning up my studio the other day.  I made my own plaid background once again with my SU- Buffalo Check background stamp and a red Copic pen.  In doing this, I realized I don’t care for my green inks. I will have to see about doing something about that soon. It seems I have been doing my fair share of online shopping these days. In fact, I just again bought something as I was typing this post. How about you?  The sentiment is from SU also.

I appreciate your visits and Happy Crafting too, Nanc’


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More Christmas ….Merry Merry!

I am back again as promised, with another Christmas card.  I had a lot of fun throwing this card together.  Some of my crafting friends over the years have sent me some cover plate dies and it’s always fun getting them back out to see what else I can do with them.  I do not know who makes this one, but I do know the Poinsettias are from Memory Box and the sentiment is Verve. This card really sparkles in real life as it has a coat of Wink of Stella on the florals. Don’t you just love Kraft on a Christmas card?  I certainly do!

I am going to enter my card over at Time Out Challenges where the words are Merry and Cheerful and again over at The Flower Challenge where the challenge is to use a Die.

Have a creative day,  Nanc’


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Anything Goes @ JUGS!

 

Hello, I hope you are enjoying your day!

We have a new challenge starting over at Just Us Girls and Vicki is hosting and it’s Anything Goes!  We have an added bonus this time around!  We are extending our challenge for the entire month so you can enjoy the Holidays with your family and maybe squeeze in some time to join us too!

For my card! This image is not my own but something I stamped while visiting my friend Barb this past summer. I really do love it and I do believe it’s from Gina K.  I did some Copic coloring, and not sure if you can tell but the red paper is embossed with large circles too. Some small pearls finished it off nicely.

As the front of my card states, I am Wishing you…..A Very Merry Christmas.  Nanc’

 


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Winter Pic @JUGS

Hello, We have a perfect photo this week at Just Us Girls that is surely going to help you get those Christmas cards done. My card is very simple and didn’t come out quite as I had planned….but that’s okay. I had intentions of only lightly covering my tree with white embossing powder and I ended up covering the entire thing.  We can’t love them all, can we? Plus, I had no time for a redo.

The stamps are a mix of a wooden block-tree, a small snowflake from Gina K and the sentiment is SU.  I used Oxide ink for my background.

Please come on over to JUGS and join us and I can assure the other ladies did a much better job than I.

Nanc’


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Holiday Greenery

Hello,  I am absolutely thrilled to be guesting this month at The Twofer Challenge.  This is a challenge that I absolutely love and look so forward to each and every month!  I love that this challenge pushes my creativity and to think outside the box! Thanks so much Darnell for having me!  The words this time around are Holiday Greenery, which is perfect for this time of year!  My cards are a little more straight forward this month, as last month I created colorful paint splatters out of dripping chocolate.

There is a TWIST this month a Twofer Normally, you need to make two cards for two different occasions. Because so many of us are madly working on Christmas/holiday cards, for this month only, they are forgoing that element of Twofer!  So for this challenge, you may enter two of the same occasion cards! Or you make stick to the traditional format as I have done above.

Here are a few of my card details:  The Pointsettia die is from Memory Box, the stitched frames are from MFT, the Joyous sentiment is from Art Impressions, the thank you is from MFT, the leaves are from Stampin Up, and the Pinecones are from Verve. Some Nuvo drops and Wink of Stella for some added sparkle.

You must hurry on over to the Twofer Blog and check out all the amazing cards from the Design Team…I know they will inspire you to join us!  Can’t wait to see what you decide to do! The Twofer traditional way or the Twist!

Now, Go Create an Amazing Day, Nanc’

 


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Sweets at The Twofer Challenge

Hello, Today’s cards are for the Twofer Challenge this month and the word Darnell has for us is Sweets. I have been thinking hard about this challenge for about two weeks and finally an idea came to mind this weekend. I knew I had a chocolate stamp set from Verve that was going to work perfectly for the one card, but I wanted to come up with something clever to do with the melting chocolate on the second one and then it dawned on me….dripping paint. Not sure why that took two weeks to think of, I mean for peet sake it looks like dripping paint. LOL

Here are some card details: First card: U and dripping chocolate is from Verve, the Color my World is Lawn Fawn, the Colored Pencil is from Paper Smooches, and the Sweet Friend is from SU, and lots of Dimensionals too on both cards. Second card: All the stamps are from Verve except the Love and Hugs is from W plus 9. The Chocolate die-cut is from Verve as well,  I have Wink of Stella on my chocolate to give it some shimmer but it doesn’t show in the photo much. I made MANY attempts with crystal Effects, but it turned into a hot mess. I colored the chocolate pieces with Copics, and the Dots EF is SU.

Here is a pic of the stamp set I used.

You have a few more days before this challenge closes! You should definitely play along!  Thanks for your visits as they are so very much appreciated, Nanc’


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Merry Monday

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231Hello Friends,  I have been eyeing the challenge over at Merry Monday, where my friend Colleen is hosting, and I nearly missed the deadline. I bought this adorable reindeer stamp at Michaels and when I saw that her challenge was to incorporate a reindeer on your Christmas card, I knew I would finally get a chance to use him. Plus it’s never to early to start on those Christmas cards…now is it?  I actually colored him first with colored pencils and then decided to run him through the SU snowflake embossing folder and it worked out perfectly. I managed to avoid embossing the cute reindeer as on the top of the EF the snowflakes are more sporadic.  Then I decided to frame him in with my new Scalloped stitched die from MFT and added a double snowbank as well.  The sentiment is from SU and the snowflake punch is Martha Stewart. I used glossy accents and glitter on my snowflakes as well.

I hope you enjoy your day, however you wish to spend it. Nanc’


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Trees!

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screen-shot-2016-10-01-at-7-57-51-pmHello Friends,  I am hosting this week at Just Us Girls and it’s Word Week and the word I have for you is super easy!  The word is trees! I had so much fun making this card I decided to make two!

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Here are a few details! The tree you probably recognize as I have used it in years past…it’s a die from my school.  I took silver textured paste and a SU stencil and made my stars stand out 3 dimensional on the trees. Then the trees sat on my work station in my studio for weeks before I knew what I wanted to do with them. Finally, I had an epiphany and finished them off.  The die cut bow is from Lawn Fawn, the Tag dies are from who knows where…probably Nestabilites, and the Sentiment is from Verve. I used a heart punch for the base of the trees.

I would also like to Welcome our next Guest Designer Theresa Gregory to the team, as she will be with us this month!

I am finished with all my Christmas cards….Yipeee!!!! However if I find sometime, I plan on making a few more just in case.  If you are stamping over the next week, please… oh please join us at JUGS!  I would love if you did!  Take care, Nanc’


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JOY!

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screen-shot-2016-09-16-at-4-12-30-pmHello Friends,  Happy Weekend!  Oh this week was dreadfully long, glad it’s come to an end. It’s WILD Card Week at Just Us Girls and what Maria has asked us to do is to make the sentiment the focal part of your card.  I got this fabulous idea while pursuing Pinterest sometime ago, and you will find that card HERE!  This card came together rather quickly and that is always a plus too, when you are pushed for time.  The only actual stamping that is on this card is the musical notes (Michaels) and the holly leaves are from Verve.  Those were colored with colored pencil and then I punched out some little berries from red sparkly SU paper. The letters were cut out with a Sizzix die and ran through a Lattice EF. Lots of pop dots were added for dimension.

Before I go I need to say farewell and Thanks to our fabulous Guest Jaydee.  It’s been an absolute joy having you with us this entire month, and we look forward to having you back in the gallery again really soon!

Take care everyone and happy stamping,  Nanc’

 


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Getting Sketchy with Viva la Verve

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vlvsep16sketch1Hello friends, I have had both of these cards done for quite sometime and I am just getting around to finally posting them, and it’s a good thing I didn’t miss the linky window over at Viva la Verve.  I saw this sketch a while ago and loved it right away! That is what I like about Verve’s sketch challenges they are open for the entire month, so plenty of time to play along.  Both of these cards were made with Verve Stamps.  I used a combination of these sets:  Holly Jolly Christmas, Ornamental Christmas, and Bountiful Backgrounds.  The bow die is from Paper Smooches, the stitched panels are from MFT and the scallop die is from Spellbinders…I do believe.  I am doing pretty well with my Christmas card challenge…I am over half way there!

I am so glad you came by to visit and I really appreciate your comments! Take care…Nanc’dsc_0271