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Inspired by Christmas

Hello, I hope this post finds you well in this crazy world we find ourselves in. I have been eyeing the gorgeous Christmas challenge photo over at Inspired by Challenges, and I had sometime this afternoon to escape the world and make a Christmas Card. What really caught my attention in the photo was the candy canes and the bright berries. I tried adding a small apple like in the photo but it just didn’t look right.

Card Details: Poinsettias and Candy canes are from Impression Obsession, the wreath and the green foliage is all from Stampin Up. The berry stamps and leaves are from MFT. The sentiment is SU and gold embossed.

I am also going to link up with the lovely ladies over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

I sure appreciate you stopping by! I am obsessed with poinsettias right now so you may see more soon. Have a wonderful rest of your day! Nanc’


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Black and White-Wedding Card

Hello there! I needed a wedding card and when I saw the challenge that Vicki chose for us this week at Just Us Girls I knew it would be perfect. I made a card similar to this one a few months ago and it was well received so I thought I would try it again. You can find it HERE!

Card Details: I have always been a huge fan of these old SU flowers. The sets that the flowers came from are called Flower Shop and Petite Petals. I paired them with some of the elements of the new Forever Fern stamps and dies. The greeting is from SU as well. I used white embossing powder on vellum with a grey back for my flowers and then white on white for the smaller centers of the flowers. These flowers compliment each other perfectly. Some gems for the centers. The DSP came from Hobby Lobby and I am using every scrap. Made the circle with a couple of Sizzix dies, and the victorian edge is done with my Fiskers cutter.

I hope you will stop on over to Just Us Girls and see what the fabulous team did this week along with our guest Claire!

Take care, Nanc’


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White, Gray and Navy with Vellum

Hello, I hope your week is off to a great start! I just love the color combo going on this week at TGIF Challenges. The colors are so soothing and they inspired me to make a sympathy card that I needed for my hubby’s cousin whom just lost her hubby to cancer. Such a terrible and sudden shock as we didn’t know he was sick. I assume those were his wishes.

Card Details: It was time to give some of my older SU stamps some love. I have always been a huge fan of these flowers. The sets that the flowers came from are called Flower Shop and Petite Petals. I paired them with some of the elements of the new Forever Fern stamps and dies. The greeting is from Verve. The tag die is from MFT. I used white embossing powder on vellum for my flowers and then white on navy for the smaller centers of the flowers. These flowers do not come in the same set but compliment each other perfectly. Some gems for the centers. The dotted background paper is that stash I talk about all the time from SU that has a pattern on it and resists ink. So I took my Smoky Slate SU ink and inked it up. Then I wiped it off with a towel just like an emboss resist and the dots come through. I used the same grey ink to ink my SU leaves as well.

I had a hard time photographing this card and it looks much better in real life.

Thanks for all the visits as they really brighten my day!

Take care! Nanc’


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Live the Life…

Hello, I am back today with a card for The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe challenge.  I have chosen the diagonal row of die-cut, embossing, and patterned paper.  I have been in a scene creating frenzy lately and will have to show you some of the other cards I have been making later on.  I think I may have finally found my nitch in this world of card making.

Card Details: I heat embossed the stencil Geometric Shapes from MFT with white embossing powder and then did some Oxide ink blending over that. I created my sky using an MFT Cloud Stencil.  The waves die is also MFT. The sun is Lawn Fawn and the sailboat is IO-Obseesion Impression.  The sentiment is SU.

Thanks for checking in on me!

I hope you are having a wonderful day, Nanc’

 


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Add Gold

 

Hello,  Add Gold is our topping starting at Seize the Birthday.  Not a hard topping one would think.  Well, I struggled with this and not sure why.  I made three different cards and settled on this one and I do mean settled. LOL I made this card for a friend’s dad that is turning 90.  What a milestone!

Here is a close up so you can see some of the sparkle.

Before I go I want to thanks Jen for being such a fabulous Surprise Party Guest the past two months.  It has been such a pleasure having you onboard and look forward to seeing you back in our gallery soon.

Details:  Embossed the center panel using a stencil and gold embossing powder. The window opening is a die from MFT.  The sentiment is a fav from Verve. The balloons are SU and the 90 is Sizzix.

I hope you will pop on over to STB and join us,
Nanc’


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Tic Tac Toe Birthday

 

Hello, Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a new challenge beginning and Ashwini has picked a tic tac toe board for us to chose from.  I always enjoy these types of challenges.

I have chosen the middle row of; Inlaid-die-cutting, flowers, and water coloring.  I just love this flower from MFT and thought it would look great watercolored. I heat embossed the flower first and then while I was at it I decided to watercolor the background as well. Since I finally got the die-cut ( that is constantly out of stock over at MFT) to go with the flower it worked perfectly for the inlaid part of my row.  I finished it off with an MFT birthday greeting and some sequins.

I hope you will come check out the lovely array of cards over at Seize the Birthday…the team and our guest Jen did a great job once again.

Take care, Nanc’


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Long and Skinny

Hello,  Have we got a popular and fun challenge for you today over at Just Us Girls! Slimline cards are all the rage lately and I must say I am a fan. I had a great time making my colorful coffee panel and was extremely happy with how it came out. I am not a huge fan of how the rest of the card came together but it’s okay. Hubby said I screwed up with the vertical green banner die. I didn’t tell him I agreed. 😉 Most all of my supplies are from Verve. One of my favorite sets for sure. Even the heart die is Verve. I used the emboss resist technique with Oxide Inks to blend my panel.  Below is the panel before I covered it.

You have to come over to JUGS and join us.  We would love to have you and you may even end up being selected as our Chic of the Week.

Take care, 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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Hello

Hello, I fell in love with the colors this week at the Color Throwdown and couldn’t wait to see what I could do with them.  You can’t tell in the picture but my ribbon is a light grey.  First, I heat embossed both the sentiment (Verve) in white and this gorgeous Flowers in Bloom from MFT in gold embossing powder. The decorative aqua piece down the right side of the card was made with a Martha Stewart punch. I added a strip of gold paper to tie in with the flowers.  I gave some dimension to the sentiment and finally added these adorable gold pearls for accent.  This card is already headed to a friend that just had surgery, I hope it brightens her day.

I appreciate you stopping by and have a great day, Nanc’


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Thank You

 

Hello,  I had a little time to whip up a card for a couple of challenges I have been eyeing this month.  The first is the CAS Watercolour Challenge where they have cool colors to inspire us and the other is Perfectly CAS where they have asked for a One Layer Card using one third or less of your card front.  This isn’t an easy task. I hope I am within those perimeters.  This is a new to me Challenge site, you should go on and check it out!

This beautiful Hydrangea stamp is from Gina K and the sentiment is from MFT. I heat embossed both the sentiment and the floral.

I sure hope you had an awesome day or are in the midst of having one! Happy creating, Nanc’