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Color Challenge @ MFT

 

 

Hello,  I am so glad I squeezed in sometime this weekend to play along with this fun color challenge at My Favorite Things. Plus, I can add one more completed Christmas card to my list. Woohoo! I only need a couple of more and I should be done. I still had this fun Die-cut set of MFT’s on my desk, and I had an idea rolling around in my head and thought it would be perfect in these colors.  I cut off the long string that comes with the bow die and added a round punch for the center. The rest of the dies are used as they come.

Card Details: All dies are from Filled with Joy from MFT and sentiment is from the matching stamp set, SU stitched rectangles, Paper is a mix of this and that, and gems to finish it off.

I am also linking this card up over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge/Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by and now go have a creative day, Nancy


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Shades of Teal

 

We have a fun Color Challenge this week at Just Us Girls.  The object is to use any or all shades of teal on your card and or project.  I love teal, so when I saw this challenge I was super excited that I even made two cards. I just adore this MFT set and knew this year I had to get it out once again and make some more Christmas cards with it.  All the paper is from SU, and is a few years old, but a pack that I truly salvage every little piece of.  The snowflake is a punch.  I sure hope you will consider coming by JUGS and joining us! The team has some beautiful cards this week! Nanc’

Here is my other card!


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JOY

Today’s card is a CAS card for the Tis the Season CAS Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers.  It had been a while since I pulled out this fun die-cut set from MFT, and I thought it would be perfect for this challenge.  I made a card similar to this one last year.  I think Red and Gold are such a great combo for the Holidays. I love the look of inlay die-cutting, don’t you? A few Nuvo drops and I was done.

Finally, a cold front went through last night and hubby and I are off to do something outdoors! Haven’t been wanting to do that in forever!

Thanks for stopping by 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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Stacking Die-Cuts

 

Hello,  Just like that these weeks keeping rolling on by.  It’s time for another Trend Week at Just Us Girls.  This time Angie has chosen stacked die-cuts. This card was super simple and fun to put together

Card Details:  Flowers, heart, hello, rounded rectangles and regular rectangles are all MFT, and the heart border is Verve.

I sure hope you break out those die-cuts and join us! You may even be selected as our Chic of the Week, and then a possible Guest designer with us!  Nanc’


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Rainbow…

YES, I know this card looks quite similar to the last card I posted for Seize the Birthday.  I thought about not posting it and trying again, but then I thought what the heck… I like it…so post it!  So HERE it is!  Although, last time our topping was Sunshine and this time the topping is Rainbows, so they are different. LOL All the diecuts including the three white scallops at the base of the card ( that you can hardly see) are all from MFT. The only thing that is not, is the sentiment! That is my go-to from Verve. I hadn’t used my buttons in forever so it was good to find them again.

You must pop on over to STB and check out all the rainbow of color!  They are all so pretty and oh so different!  While you are there give our guest Su Mohr some love.

Take care, Nanc’

 


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Feel Better Soon

Hello,  I have a quick post for you today for the new Color Challenge starting over at The Paper Players. Not sure what possessed me to photograph it on such a busy piece of paper. LOL  I just love this resist paper from SU that I used for the background.  I use it very sparingly, as I like it so much and don’t want to run out any time soon. I don’t know why they don’t stock it continuously. It’s so beautiful and quick and works so well with Oxide Inks. My green is a bit softer than the challenge color, so hopefully that is alright.

Card Details: Paper -SU, sentiment-Verve, flowers, leafy swirl, and scalloped rectangles are-MFT.

Have a wonderful day, Nanc’


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Snowflake Ink Lifting

Hello, I have an interesting Ink Lifting technique for you today using a die-cut instead of a stencil! However, I can only assume Jennifer McGuire has probably done this before and you have probably seen it or even done it yourself. LOL I didn’t have a snowflake stencil in my collection and wanted to try my hand at CASEing a card of Kristina Werners. You can find it Here!  Hers is much prettier than mine, but I needed to minimize the card as I wanted to keep it CASAnyways, I have some new die-cuts from Memory Box that I have been wanted to use. First, I sponged three colors on some watercolored paper using Oxide Inks. (pic below) Next, I cut out variations of snowflakes out of water-colored paper. Then, I sprayed them with water and quickly laid them on the oxide inked paper to do some ink lifting.  It worked! As you can see below. You do have to be careful an not to use too much water but also make sure it’s enough. I loved the way the paper snowflakes picked up so much of the ink, that I decided to add them to my card front.  That wasn’t the original plan. Next, I splattered the card front with some white paint. The Peace Diecut was from a dear friend.  I am not 100% sure whose it is. I do love it though!  This card was super fast and easy to do!!  I am linking this card up over at two challenges, Just Add Ink– where the word is Season, and CAS Christmas where the word is Snowflake and   So if you have an idea and don’t have the stencil for it, check out your die-cuts and give this a try!  It’s lots of fun!  Thanks so much! Nanc’


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Freshly Made Sketches

Hi,  The card I have for you today was such a bear for me to photograph and looks a lot better in real life. I thought the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches looked kind of fun so I took some of the alcohol ink backgrounds I made yesterday and used them for this simple card. You must look closely to see the four strips of white paper I have framing in the HO HO HO. Those strips were made with my Fiskars cutter. The letter die is MFT and the snowflakes are a Memory Box Die-on purple sparkly paper.

The fun background paper was made with alcohol inks including a lot of Silver Mixative. I may have gotten carried away. 😉 I have quite a lot of paper left for another card!

Take care, Nanc’


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More Bees are Buzzing…..

I am back today with more Bumble Bees for the Twofer Challenge and the great sketch going on at Freshly Made! I told you I kinda got carried away and made just a few Bee cards the other day…LOL.  I have a bad habit of not wanting to waste any scraps and I had leftover Alchohol ink paper that I had to put to use, and then I had the bright negative pieces from a couple of days ago card, that I thought might be kinda fun to use.

In hindsight I am disappointed that I added the navy dots around the bee…but once I started I had to embrace it. Isn’t that DP gorgeous! I am sorry but I have NO idea whose it is.  If I had to take a wild guess I would say Blue Bunny. I got it from my Local Stamping store. Here is a closer look. The vellum bee really makes the card and doesn’t take away from that beautiful paper. The sentiment is from Pretty Pink Posh.  I made a mistake on the Sketch and centered my sentiment. 😦

Here is another card that really showcases the paper beautifully, and the leftover negative pieces I couldn’t waste!  The sentiment is from Verve and the enamel dots are SU.

That is all for me today!  Hope you have a fabulous day however you wish to spend it! I am going back to party planning and might make a card or two. Nanc’