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Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative!


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Have a Lovely Day

Hello, I hope you are having a great day! Today’s card all began with this fun but slightly challenging photo this week over at Just Us Girls.  Lisa really made me put my thinking cap on for this one.  After a few days, I had an epiphany and remembered that years ago I had a digital stamp that was a swing. Luckily for me, it was still on my computer. I came to realize I actually downloaded it back in 2006 and it’s from Bugaboo Stamps.  They are still going strong, and have a huge variety of stamps, and I have linked up their site for you HERE.

As for the other details on my card:  I used Copics and Colored Pencils as my medium.  I sponged the sky using Oxide Ink and my MFT stencil. In fact, the rest of the supplies are all MFT.  I hope the green cloud stencil looks like the treetop that the swing is hanging from.  Hubby said NO, but what does he know? I did some paper piecing too.

The variety of cards inspired by this photo from the Design Team is impressive over at JUGS this week…come check them out.  Nanc’


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Happy Birthday

Hello, It’s Sunday at least I think it is.  I have a fun card for you today for a couple of challenges.  My idea began with this great sketch over at My Favorite Things. When I first looked at the sketch I saw a swimming pool. Plus, I just got the new Perfect Pool water stencil from MFT that I have been itching to use. Next, I decided to pair it up with the word Peaceful at Time Out Challenge. I don’t know about you, but there is nothing more peaceful to me than floating around a swimming pool on an innertube. Boy do I miss our pool, especially this summer with the pandemic and all.  At least my little MFT Elephant is enjoying himself on this hot summer day.  I put a light coat of white ink over my first color of Broken China Oxide ink. It really looks great IRL. Still have a lot to learn with Copics but I will get there.

All stamps and the stencil are MFT.

I so appreciate you stopping by, Nanc’

 

 


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Thanks Kindly

Hi,  Hope you are doing well and staying safe the best you can these days.  We have a great color trio starting today at Just Us Girls. The colors as you see are Light Grey, Teal, and Mustard. Today’s card is a CASE of this card Here.  I love taking a card I admire and creating it myself, and I personally think it’s a great compliment to the original designer.

I just love this Stampin Up set called Bloom and Grow. I didn’t do my card in the most logical way.  I am having a run of stupidity this week, and It’s becoming a serious problem.  I wish I was kidding.  I am going to refer to it as Pandemic brain. I think we could collectively use that excuse for just about anything that goes wrong in our life these days. Join me! Don’t take the fall alone. LOL

Anyways, as for my stupidity, I ended up sponging the background last instead of first and it caused a little bit of a muted look on my flowers. I used Copics and the sentiment is also Stampin Up.

I hope you pop on over to JUGS and join us! The team did another great job this week.  Take care, Nanc’


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You Color my World

Today’s card is a CAS card for the latest CAS Mix Up Challenge. The challenge is stencil tracing. I didn’t necessarily use a purchased stencil, I traced a Lawn Fawn die-cut for my palette and I hope that is okay too. The supplies are both Lawn Fawn and Paper Smooches. I drew in the paint splats. I love the way the colorful Copic side panel came out except towards the end where I overdid the purple and it appears black.  This card Is not my own design but a card I have CASED.  Here it is.

I am going to link this card up over at Inkspirational also where the word is Sketch. I have sketched my paint splatters. It wasn’t a lot of work but I did do it. LOL

I hope you are having a very productive day, Stay safe, Nanc’


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Fancy Fold…Not Very Fancy

Hi, Hope this post finds you holding up okay. I am trying my best.  I just asked my Alexa to play some Happy music and I am sipping an Iced Coffee from Dunkin, so far so good. The coffee runs are becoming a serious problem. Do you think it’s normal that they know us by voice in the drive-thru at Dunkin? LOL Today I have a card for The Paper Players where they asked us to do a fancy fold.  This is not something I do on a regular basis. I am a plain and simple A2 kinda gal, so this is what I came up with, as it was safe and quick. Don’t want to do much to rustle my feathers these days. The news has that job!  LOL

As you can see all you have to do is add another score line at 1 1/2 inches.  Pretty fancy huh? LOL I used a Digi stamp from Power Poppy for my card and a mix of Copics and colored pencils. I have no idea where I got the thx die-cut as it was in my bits and boxes drawer. I dotted my background once again with a Copic as I can’t leave them plain white these days.

Big cyber hugs to all of you.  If you are struggling as I was this morning, try some happy music or Dunkin… it helps, Nanc’

 


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Lemonade

Hello, I hope this post finds you well. I started my plans for my card using the fun sketch over at My Favorite Things.  I must say that today’s card is one I am pretty happy with, which is a rarity! LOL  I have been working hard to improve my coloring skills especially with Copics and this is probably the best job I have done when it comes to people.  I still have some work to do that is for sure, especially in the hair department, but I am enjoying the process.  Also, the fun paper you see behind my sweet PI little lemonade lover is not designer paper but actually a piece of packaging from some canning jars that I bought a while ago.  I am tickled to have finally used some of it.  I love repurposing something so pretty.

I made the 3 victorian edge pieces behind my rectangle with my Fiskers cutter. I added some cute yellow round gemstones and I was done.

I am also linking my card up over at two additional challenges.  Over at Inkspirational Challenge, they have the word Sketch and they are allowing us to link our card up If we used a Sketch from another challenge. Next at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge, I am using the row- Polka Dots, Sequins, and Summer.  I hope they don’t mind I substituted my yellow gems for the sequins and nothing screams summer like a nice cold glass of lemonade.

Thanks for visiting, Nanc’


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Pretty as a Peacock

Hello there,  I am absolutely smitten for a new to me stamp set from MFT. I received these cute peacocks from someone that was getting rid of her MFT stamps on the MFT FB group.  I scored 5 cute sets for dirt cheap. They all came with their die-cuts too. This peacock is so much fun to color.  I am linking her up over at three challenges; Freshly Made Sketches, The Paper Players, and NBUS.  For the Paper Players tic tac toe board, I used the diagonal row of purple,die-cut, and birthday. Below I have one more photo of my card as I couldn’t decide which one I liked best.  If you don’t mind can I have your opinion?  The above one is in my lightbox.  The second one is outside.  Why is it as card makers we are never satisfied with our photos.  Please tell me I am not alone?

Card Details: MFT: Peacock stamp set, scalloped edge, ric-rac die, rectangle, and rounded corner die,  Dots EF from Sizzix, Copics and Prisma Colored pencils, enamel dots are SU and lots of pop dots for dimension.

Take care of yourself, Nanc’


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I am in LOVE…

I am going to apologize in advance as I have recently become addicted to making background papers using my Stampin Up- Buffalo Check Background stamp. I have a feeling you will be seeing a lot of these in the very near future.  I am embarrassed to say I have probably had that stamp for 6 months or more and have never used it.  I also love the new set from SU called Country Home, I am happy to report I only got that one about a month ago, but it’s the first time I have inked it up.  My sweet friend Angie so graciously sent me some coaster die cuts from the Greetery and they have really made great table doilies when you cut them in half. I used a mix of Copics and Prismas for my medium. After I stamped the grey checkered squares I came back with a rose-colored Copic and a ruler to make the other lines.

My colors were chosen because of the color challenge going on over at Just Add Ink.

Plus, I am linking up with Darnell over at NBUS!

I hope you had or will have a wonderfully creative day, Nanc’


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Monochromatic

Hello,  We have a fun and easy topping starting over at Seize the Birthday today.  The topping is monochromatic. My card was a lot of fun to create and looks so much better in real life.  It’s very sparkly too.  I tried to capture the shimmer in the bottom photo. I just had to get out this fun background stamp from Simon Say Stamps again.  I colored this with my Copics and used a white gel pen and a dark blue Copic for the center dots. As for the sentiment; sending is MFT and the birthday wishes is Papertrey Ink.  Used my Wink of Stella for the sparkle.

I am linking my card up over at The Flower Challenge where their challenge for May is also Monochromatic.

Please come on over to Seize the Birthday and check out my teams’ amazing cards and help me welcome our newest Surprise Party Guest Jo.  Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’


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Copic and Prisma with Gina K.

 

Hello,  I have been on a coloring quest lately and it’s been fun! Very relaxing in these tough times. The base of my Gina K. Designs roses has a layer or two of Copic markers underneath, and because I am still not very good with those I can’t help myself but come back with Prisma colored pencils for the shadows and shading. The stamp set is called Peaceful Roses and the sentiment is from the Heartfelt Hydrangea set. The Dp is also Gina K Designs.  I made the decorative lattice edge with a Martha Stewart punch.

I found this fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge to play along with before I put my card together today.  I have chosen the center row of Blooms, Designer Paper, and Layers. There is also Anything Goes going on over at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Here are a couple more photos as I couldn’t decide which picture I liked best and what background to use. The last picture is when I was nearly done coloring it. I added some more dark shadows after I took the pictures.  I always have trouble knowing when to stop when coloring. Do you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for popping in today to see what I have been up to!  Please stay safe, Nanc’