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


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You mean the world…

I have a quick card today to go along with the Tic Tac Toe board over at The Paper Players.  I really enjoy these types of challenges as it really opens up your creativity for so many possibilities. My card had a happy accident as I realize it actually fits two rows.  Flowers, Die-cut and Embossing and also Friendship, Die-cut, and Girly. I decided to give this MFT stamp set another go around.  You may not know, but I have a love-hate relationship with this stamp set. I do love this color combination though. Excuse my photo, I have been messing with my camera settings after hubby got a hold of it. I don’t have it quite right yet. Grrr.

Card Details:  MFT flower set, Verve-Sentiment, Dot embossing folder-SU, Scalloped edge die-MFT, Circle stitched die-SU.  I have wink a Stella on my flowers too.

Be well, Nanc’


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CAS Pool Party

Hello, I have a quick CAS card for you today using these adorable penguins from MFT.  I started off using this fun paper from Stampin Up and some Oxide Inks to get started.  What I love about this paper, as you can see, it has a pattern.  So as you blend the inks the cool pattern reveals itself. I used both Broken China and Tumbled Glass to achieve my pool color that I was looking for.  My photo doesn’t show the variations of color very well.  I decided to stamp the sentiment directly on the paper and it turned out better than I expected.  As I took a tissue over the sentiment after it dried, part of the sentiment came off too. I kinda think it looks as if the greeting is on the bottom of the pool. I used the white corners to mimic the steps or shelf seating you see around real swimming pools. I used Prisma colored pencils with my images.  My colors and idea for this card started with The Color Throwdown. 

I hope you can escape the world a little today by being creative, Nanc’


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A Bouquet…

 

Hello, I thought I would join along in the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches this week. I needed to make a card for a co-worker that is retiring at the end of this school year and I knew this sketch would get me started in the right direction. I pulled out one of my favorite floral stamp sets by Stampendous and did some under layer water coloring with a bit of Prisma coloring to define some areas of the images. I have certainly been on a coloring craze as of late.  I added some flicked watercolors splats when I was done.  The Designer Paper is from MFT.

I hope whatever you do this holiday weekend it contains something that brings you joy, 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’


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Sweet Friend Watercoloring

Hello,  I have another card using this fabulous Gerbera Daisy stamp from Simon Says Stamps.  I wanted to join in the fun over at CAS Watercolour where their challenge is Spring Flowers.  I used an oldy but goody tool from back in the day when I sold Creative Memories to make my swaying hill design.  I have no idea why I didn’t pull out my many stitched border dies. LOL. Please tell me that sometimes you all forget too what you even have in your mounds of supplies that would have made things simpler.  The sentiment is from Gina K Designs.  In hindsight, I wish I would have left the top right flower uncolored as well.

I am also going to link this up over at Time Out Challenges as well.  They have a challenge that is inspired by words.

Thanks for paying me a visit I so appreciate it! Take care and happy crafting! Nanc’

 


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You’re a Koality Friend

Hi,  Lucky for me it’s Good Friday with no online Schoology for me!  So today is crafting day! Woohoo!  I made the above card for The Paper Players challenge that just so happens to end today!  A day at the Zoo is their theme, so I pulled out my favorite MFT zoo animal, my Oxide inks, and my Prisma colored pencils and went to work. This card just makes me happy and we all could use a gallon of happiness these days.  This card has a lot of dimension too.

I wanted to play along with the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and I hope it’s okay that my focal shape became rather large and took up the entire card. If not, I totally understand!

I better get back to it as I have a long list of cards to make today.

So happy you stopped by!  Take care, Nanc’


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Feathers

Hello, It’s Saturday!  Well, at least I think it is!  I hope you and your loved ones are safe and you have stopped by for a little getaway from the world.  Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Word Week and the word we have for you all is feathers!  We also have a brand new guest with us today and here name is Cornelia!  Welcome, Cornelia!  We are happy to have you joining us this month.

I have had this alcohol ink panel laying in the studio just waiting to be used.  I am not a fan of how this card photographed as the colors aren’t correct. The colors match better than they are portrayed here. I have had this Poppy peacock die for so long and have yet to use it.  The sentiment is from Gina K.

I am also going to link my card up at Time Out Challenges where the Purple challenge (for epilepsy) is still going on.

I hope if you are crafting as a way to escape you will consider joining us at JUGS this week.  Take care of yourself, nanc’


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You Inspire Me!

Hello, I hope this post finds you well during these trying times in our life.  Today over at Just Us Girls we have a color challenge beginning.  This isn’t the card I intended on posting for this challenge, but luckily I made another one yesterday (not realizing at all) that it was in the same color pallet of our challenge starting today.  Anyways, you see my computer crashed and I took it in to be repaired and my other card is on that computer.  I sent it to myself via email, and now can’t find it on hubby’s computer. So here is card number two!  I feel silly even explaining this to you when there are real problems we are facing.  I wish I could drive to California and retrieve my family and bring them here!  This is seriously getting real folks!

I hope in the midst of all this uncertain times, if you feel like crafting you will consider playing along with us at Just Us Girls.

These cards were fun to create and let me escape the real world for a bit. I made my own stencil using a VERVE leaf.  I found this gold shimmery gel in my studio closet and it worked perfectly!  The background was first sponged with Oxide Ink.  The inspire die is by Penny Black, the flower and YOU are MFT, and the Me So Much is from SU.  The little flowers were also sponged with the gold gel.

Here is a pic of the background and the stencil gel I stumbled upon.

 

Here is my second card!

Hugs to each one of you and hope to see you in our gallery at JUGS!  Nanc’


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Spring Animals

Hello,  Yesterday after hubby and I took a very relaxing walk I went to my studio for some quiet time and this is what I did.  I knew as soon as I saw the Twofer Challenge for the month I would be joining along. I have a cute MFT stamp set that had yet to be opened, so it was the perfect opportunity to break that seal.

Details: MFT stamps and Dies, Spring Sentiment is from Michaels, the Happy Birthday stamp is SSS, The Tag die is MFT, Lawn Fawn Hilltop dies, clouds stencil MFT, and Washi Tape. Colored with Copics and a smidge of colored pencils along with Oxide Inks for the clouds. One of my cards was inspired by this darling card HERE!

Thanks so much for popping by! Your visits and comments are so appreciated.  Take care of yourselves, Nanc’


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Just for you…

Hello, and happy weekend! It’s time for Photo Week at Just Us Girls.  I must say when I started thinking about this card my mind went one way and the card completely ended entirely a different way by the time I was done. Sometimes that happens and it’s part of the process…right?

For my card, I have a mix of companies…Gina K-Stencil, Pretty Pink Posh-Butterflies, Altenew-sentiment, Paper Trey-Edge die, Oxide Inks.

Thanks to both of our Guests…Hannelie and Mary for being with us this month!

Before I go I have to share a picture of Lisa Kind (another JUG Head) and I together.  She was on vacation in Florida recently and we met one morning for coffee and breakfast. I absolutely love meeting fellow DT members and she is as sweet and as “Kind” as I thought she would be.  Lisa, I am so very glad we could make it happen!

Please ignore my stance as I was trying not to look like a giant as I tend to do. LOL

Head on over to Just Us Girls and check out the team and our guest cards, you won’t be disappointed!  Nanc’