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


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Rain and Sunshine Make a Rainbow.

Hello,  Today’s card is for the inspired by words challenge over at Time Out Challenges. “It takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow.”  I must admit that with all the sadness and devastation by hurricane Dorian, I feel quite guilty sitting here writing a blog post, while others are mourning loved ones and or trying to put their homes and lives back together. Mother nature sure was unkind to the poor people of the Bahamas and along the east coast. I feel very fortunate to have dodged this beast.  Dorian needs to hurry up and move on out to sea and spare the rest of the U.S. too.

Card Details:  MFT-rainbow, heart and rectangles, Lawn Fawn-clouds and sun.  The sentiment is from Verve.

Hugs to all, Nanc’


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Freshly Made 400!

Hello,  Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating a huge milestone with their 400th challenge and I couldn’t pass up the chance to play along. Congrats to FMS!!!  Not only are there prizes, but the sketch is super fun too.  In fact, I loved it so much, I made two other cards that I will be posting later on.  I have been in the Christmas card mood as of late, and have made about 8 Christmas cards over the last ten days or so. It feels good to get started on these, as we all know the Holidays come rather quickly after Labor Day.

Here are some card details:  The poinsettia die is from Memory Box, the sentiment is from Verve. The DP is SU and there is a fun script embossing folder underneath the poinsettia (that is new to me) and is SU also.  The fun rounded stitched rectangle is from MFT. I make the decorative victorian edges with my Fiskars paper cutter.

Below is a close up so you can see the texture of the EF and the lines on the poinsettia too.

Happy crafting, Nanc’

 


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Still Practicing…

Before I get to the details of my card, I am still in the “Forever” beginning stage of how to color with Copics.  This by no means came out well, however, I did think of a way to take a mediocre card and make it better by using my scallop rectangles.  I am hoping it gave enough added interest to take your eyes off the terrible blending. Did I succeed? LOL. I am still figuring out color families. I decided to leave in sentiment free for now.

This card is for The Flower Challenge where they asked us to use your favorite flower.  Which was nearly impossible for anyone who loves flowers.  I had troubles deciding, so I went with a Favorite “NEW” flower stamp by MFT.  The background was also colored with Copics.

Card Details: Copics, MFT Scalloped dies and Flower stamp, Perfect Pearls, and some fun foam for dimension.

 


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Butterflies is the Topping…

Hello friends,  I am still alive after day three of school. I can’t say it’s been a breeze, but I am still breathing and we haven’t lost any kiddos yet. JK. Today’s card is for the next topping at Seize the Birthday.  The topping is Butterflies and it was chosen by Barbara this time around. My card has lots of layers but went together very quickly.

Card Details: DP is Bo Bunny, the butterfly is Saavy Dies, the Button and banner are MFT, the EF is SU.

That is all I have, as my bedtime has been exceptionally early this week!

Hope you will come by STB and join us!  My team and guest Su did an amazing job! Nanc’


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The Struggle was Real…

Hello,  Let me just say that the struggle was real for this photo challenge over at Just Us Girls.  I wanted to think outside the box and do something not using my cute MFT elephant. I wanted to make something more realistic like the photo. I found an old child’s stencil with an elephant on it and tried some various techniques. Well, let me just say that two other cards got filed in the circular file and one was completely finished but I still couldn’t share it with you.  It was really awful! Anyways, we all have those days, don’t we? The leaves are supposed to represent the yellow flowers in the photo. I should have added a bazillion.  Also, A big thanks to Emma our fabulous guest this month!

Please join us at JUGS this week and take some advice, go with your first instinct…it will save you some time. Nanc’

Card details: Most products are MFT-Cloud die, elephant, and leaves. Oxide inks for the background and colored pencil. The sentiment is Verve.


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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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Smile…it’s your Birthday!

Hello friends,  Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Word Week and the word is Smile!  Last September when I was visiting MFT with (fellow DT member) Bobby and Michelle Ferguson (a friend I met online), I took a picture of a card in their lovely store that I fell in love with. Finally, nearly a year later I CASED it and added my own touch with the clouds.  It’s not perfect, but I do love how it turned out.  I used the MFT cloud stencil and Oxide inks to do my blending. I ended up making a mask to make it work out completely.

Below you will see a photo of the card that inspired me.

Card Details:  SMILE-wooden stamp, it’s your birthday-Verve, Clouds-Lawn Fawn, Wonky Rectangles-MFT.

Thanks for stopping in and if you have a chance to head over to Just Us Girls, please help us in welcoming our new Guest Emma Delfosse!

Nanc’


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Congratulations…

Hello,  Today’s card was inspired by two Challenge sites: Color Throwdown and Inkspirational where they asked us to have 3 or 5 of something. I chose to have 3 hearts on my card and I guess technically I have 3 rectangles too.  I started off stamping my Altenew image in very light ink so I could try my hand at no line watercoloring. Try is the key word! LOL When it was all said and done, the image lacked definement, so I came back with black ink and inked it again. (Poorly I might add, as I had taken it off my Misti and had to try and line it up again.)  All in all, I think it makes a nice Wedding card.

Card Details: Image-Altenew, Sentiment-SU, Scalloped rectangles and hearts-MFT, Gold embossing powder and Nuvo drops

Thanks for your visits! Nanc’

 


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Sunshine!

Hello, First Happy Fourth of July to all my USA friends and followers!  I am here today with a card for a new challenge starting over at Seize the Birthday! I happen to be the host of this challenge and our topping for the next two weeks is SUNSHINE!  I should have checked the date of my post a few months ago and picked a more appropriate topping like stars and or stripes.  I missed the boat on this one!

We also have a brand new Surprise Party Guest joining us for the next two months and that is Su Mohr!  Welcome to STB Su!  We are so happy you will be with us for the next two months.

Card Details: A mix of MFT( rainbow and heart), Lawn Fawn(clouds and sun) and SU(sentiment)…oh and some oxide ink blended badly!  The layout for this card is something I saw on Pinterest and not my own idea.

Have a great sunshiny day however you chose to spend it! Nanc’