Hello, I am hosting this week at Just Us Girls and I have a nautical theme for you for Photo Week. I never make near enough masculine cards…do you? I struggle with them so much! I sponged the background softly with Oxide inks and used colored pencil for the water! The sentiment and stamps are from SU.
It’s coming down to the wire, but I finally have two cards ready for the Twofer Challenge. The theme this month is Birds. However, that is one stamp I don’t have a “flock” of. Yes, I went there! LOL Over the long weekend as I was pondering this dilemma, I remembered I had a Verve set with a bird in it that I could use. Score! Love when things fall into place.
Here are a few details…For the white card; I used some MFT floral stamps and dies, sentiment is from Darcies, and a piece of vellum to soften the center of the card. I doubled my scallop die underneath my SU stitched circle, Finally, I added a side bow, as I felt like it needed something more. For the floral card; I used a beautiful piece of DSP (that I have been saving from Kaiser), I lightly inked and paper pieced my little bird, flowers/dies are also MFT, the branch is from SU, and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I cut a hole in the DSP, cause in the pic it appears the blue piece is on top. That fun stitched rounded corners die is from MFT.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by. I very much appreciate your visits! Nanc’
Hello, I have a CAS card for you today that goes along with the Challenge over at Fusion. I was inspired by the fun sketch and the bold red pillow and the simplicity of the photo. This cute little stamp set is from my local Stamping store. I couldn’t get the photo of the card to cooperate, so those little dots you see are sparkly silver paper. I used Colored pencil as my medium. The stitched rectangles and paper are from SU.
Hope you are having a great day and find sometime to be creative. Nanc’
Hello, Hope you are having a great day so far! Life has hit a big bump at the moment and I am hanging on by a thread! My dad (88) fractured his pelvis and I am running on fumes. So bare with me the next few weeks or months till things settle down. Today is the start of our next challenge over at Seize the Birthday. The topping we have for you today is Water. Luckily for me this card has been done for quite sometime or I wouldn’t have had anything to share with you today! I can’t even begin to tell you where this image is from…it’s a digital I printed about 5+ years ago. I used my colored pencils, some MFT and Lawn Fawn dies to complete my card. The sentiment is Verve of course!
I sure hope you will drop by over at Seize the Birthday and check out the DT and Surprise Party Guest’s work and join us! HUGS too! Nanc’
Got a quick post for you today for the great Sketch over at The Paper Players Challenge along with day 25 of the 30 day Coloring Challenge. I have missed three out of the 25 days, but I am pretty happy with those results. Hopefully, I can finish strong. I colored the above image with Prisma Colored pencils. This is one of my go to images and color combos with this particular stamp. It’s one of my favs! Love the look of sandpaper on white core paper. If you haven’t tried it you must!
Details: EF-Elizabeth Craft Designs, Flower Stamp-Hearfelt Creations, Sentiment-Verve, Oval Die-SU, Wonky Rect.-MFT
Take care, Nanc’
I had sometime today to do some coloring and decided I better get on the stick when it comes to Christmas cards. I am way behind what I did last year. I made 4 cards every month and I was nearly done by November. However, I am not going to dwell on that. I’m going to celebrate that this is number 4! I knew the CAS Christmas Card Challenge was nearly coming to and end and the word is Masculine and I thought this cute little Palm Tree might do the trick.
The stamps are from Art Impressions and the set is called Tropical Christmas. The scalloped rectangles are from MFT. I started coloring it with Copics and ended up doing all my shading with Prisma Colored pencils. I hope you had a wonderful day and had sometime to be creative! Nanc’
I have wanted so badly to join in the fun over at the Twofer Challenge this month, and couldn’t seem to settle on the perfect stamp. Then I came across a never used stamp set from Altenew, that I completely forgot I had. They so happen to be trees! Apple trees actually. It was fate, I tell you! If you aren’t familiar with the Twofer Challenge you have to go check it out! You take their theme of the month and make two completely different cards using the same stamp/ die or what have you. Darnell and the team are fabulous!
On the Elephant card I used the tops of the tree to make the clouds, the grass, bushes, and to color my balloon. Here is a picture of the stamp set so you may understand it better. On the tree card, it was a bit tricky to line the stamps up perfectly even after lots of practice. I think they look pretty good, but the yellow one is the best!
I so appreciate your visit. Have a fabulous day! Nanc’
Some Card details: Tree card-Altenew Apple Tree set, SU stitched rectangles, SU Thank You sentiment, Cuttlebug-Dot EF, Tag-Spellbinders
Elephant card- MFT-Adorable Elephants, Wonky Rectangles and Sun-stencil, Sentiment-Verve
Hello, Hope you are having a good day! I have been eyeing this challenge over at Addicted to CAS and decided to take sometime today to join in. The challenge is rainbow. Hopefully the added embellishments doesn’t disqualify me from CAS. However if it does, I had fun just the same.
I am also enjoying the 30 day coloring challenge but unfortunately I missed yesterday and messed up my perfect track record. I know it’s not a huge deal in the grand scheme of life, but disappointed just the same.
The negative heart die is from SU, the hill stitched border is Lawn Fawn and the stamps and letter dies are MFT.
I sure appreciate you stopping by, Nanc’
I have another card today for the Daily Marker 30 day Challenge and for this great color combo over at the Color Throwdown. I really enjoy playing with my Oxide Inks and today’s card is a mix of a little colored pencil with background blending. These MFT elephants just make me smile. This is the first time I am happy with the results of adding the water droplets to my background. Usually they are so clumpy and look so forced.
I hope you are having a wonderful day! All my stamps and dies are from MFT. Take care, Nanc’
Hello, Hope your day is off to a good start! Today over at Just Us Girls our word of the week is Outside. Bobby our DT member always comes up with the best challenges. This little piggy set is one I get a kick out of every time I pull it out. His face remind me of my childhood when I was obsessed with Charlotte’s Webb. In Elementary School my best friend Edie and I sang a Medley of songs from the movie in a talent show. I can still sing them all till this day. Sorry about that….Focus Nancy! LOL I colored this cute little guy with Prisma Colored Pencils and did some ink stamping for the grass and sky. In my Stampin Up club we did this type of stand up card and I thought it would be fun to do it again.
Before I go, I would like to welcome our new Guest this month and a fellow card maker and friend that I simple adore… Hannelie Bester
Welcome Hannelie! I am so glad you are with us this month! If you aren’t familiar with her work, you are in for a real treat!
Have an awesome day, Nanc’