Hello, I have a wedding card for you today that goes along with the Special Occasion theme at The Flower Challenge this month. This card is a CASE of this card Here, with a few changes. Erum makes gorgeous cards and you can check out her blog here. For the background, I first took my SU diagonal stencil and Smoky Slate ink and made a soft background. Then I got out a neon pink Prisma Colored pencil and a ruler and added some deep dark lines. I really love the look of this. The stamps are from Altenew’s Beautiful Day and the sentiment is from Stampin Up. I watercolored my main flower after I heat embossed it, and used soft colored pencil on the rest. To wrap things up, I did some distressing with the same Smoky Slate. I am pretty happy with the way this came out. Thanks for coming by and checking on what I have been up to today. Nanc’
I am trying to get caught up on my goal of having 24 Christmas cards done by now this summer ( this is number 7) LOL, and I thought the sketch over at CASE this Sketchlooked kinda fun this week, so I played along. I might have taking the sketch a bit too far, but I felt after I placed my circles it was just a bit to plain. I so struggle with CAS cards and don’t know when to say when.
The penguin stamp is a wooden block stamp that I have had for eons, this week I am trying to give some of my older stamps some much deserved attention.
Some card details: Colored with Copics and Prismas, scalloped circles are Spellbinders, the Sentiment is SU, the Ric Rac looking border and scalloped rect. is from MFT.
Hope you have a fabulous day! Nanc’
I have a quick card for you today. It’s similar to one I have done before and liked so much, I thought I would do it again. I also needed a thank you card and thought this would do just fine. All the products that I have used are from Stampin Up. I chose to use colored pencil for my medium. It also qualifies for the 30 Day coloring challenge day 19!
I am linking this card up with the Paper Players where the challenge is Birds.
Have a fabulous day! Nanc’
Hi there, I decided to try and partake in The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge once again with Kathy Racoosin, and to get out my neglected Copics and practice again. I am coming into this challenge this time around with more realistically expectations, and am going to see how well I do. After all, It’s the first day of Summer Vacation for me, and I now have the time to do it, or at least no excuses not to try. I have also hooked up with my friend Michele over at I card Everyone and we are going to encourage one another to do as many as we can. We had a great conversation this morning by phone and she is just as sweet as I imagined she would be.
I first decided to find a color challenge to help determine what I was going to color, and I went right to the Stamp, Ink, Paper blog and found this great color palette. I must say, my purple might not qualify as it looks rather pink in the photo, but I had fun just the same. I decided it get out my all time favorite MFT stamp set: PI- Fun in the Sun. Since Copics and I have a love hate relationship, I finished up the shading on my image with some Prisma colored pencils. Next, I got out some of my new Washi Tape that I picked up at Michaels last weekend and made this fun background. My inspiration for this card was found here.
I used my MFT-Wonky Rectangles to cut out my backdrop and sentiment and added some colorful enamel dots and I was done.
If you love to color, why not join me in this challenge! I have the site linked up for you! Take care, Nanc’
Hello friends, I am the hostess once again over at Just Us Girls but this time for Photo Week! I can’t wait to see what everyone does with this gorgeous sunflower picture. The design team and our fabulous guest Patti have once again made some amazing cards! You must check them out!
Speaking of Patti….This is our last post with Patti (our guest) and I sure hope she joins us again in our gallery from time to time as we love her work.
This fabulous image on my card was colored with Prisma colored pencils. I think it is from Stampendous, but I can’t be 100% certain as it isn’t mine and has been on my desk to color for eons!!!
Please won’t you join us at JUGS! Take care, Nanc’
Hello, Today over at Just Us Girls it’s Trend week an Carol has asked us to use Mythical or Magical creations on our cards and or projects! I knew right away that I was going to be playing with my favorite MFT Dragon stamps, and it looks like I am not the only one on the team that went that direction. I can’t take credit for my layout of my card as I was inspired by this card HERE! I used my trusty Prisma Colored pencils for this card.
Please join us over at JUGS this week….the team and our Guest Stef did another fabulous job! Nanc’
Hello Friends, I thought I would take a break from Wedding party favors and play along with a new (to me) challenge site I stumbled upon the other day. It’s called Tic Tac Toe Challenge and they have two teams, the X’s and the O’s. How cute and clever is that! The row I chose to play along with is the middle row; pattern paper, flower and coloring. The stamps set is one from SU that I absolutely adore and will never go out of style!
If you have not heard of this challenge site, go check it out…you will be glad you did! I sure was! I got to get back to my pillow boxes! Take care, Nanc’
Hello Friends, Hope you are having a great day! If you are visiting me on Thursday August 3rd, it’s indeed my last day of Summer Vacation. Boohoo…..I was having such a great summer I didn’t want it to end, but end it must! Our school year starts tommorrow. I know you are scratching your head and saying on a Friday??? I am too, but whatever! The weekend will be here before you know it! LOL I don’t want to appear ungrateful for the time off, so I will move onto today’s New topping over at Seize the Birthday! The topping is ” Tie One On.”
I had a fabulous time creating this card. This particular MFT guy was colored with my hubby’s help. He was giving me an art lesson and said that the elephant needed to have more variations of color to make him look real. Not sure I am 100% pleased with how he turned out, but I went along with the ART teacher anyways. 😉 The balloon and butterfly are colored pencil too.
The dots were made with a SU stencil. Everything else is MFT.
Now the exciting stuff!
I had the ultimate pleasure last week to meet up with Lesley Croghan the creator of Seize the Birthday while in Canada with my family! She is as lovely and funny as I imagined she would be. I also had the opportunity to meet one of my STB teammates while in Victoria, CA. Glenda, her hubby Karl, and my family and I had a delightful lunch together too. I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed it. They are the nicest and sweetest couple. When the day was done my son said it best, “Canada people are just good people!” I so agree with him! It felt so comfortable and that I had known both of these lovely women for years! My heart is full and I can’t wait to do it again someday! Here are a few photos!Lesley Croghan and IKarl, Dave, Sandra, Ty, Myself and Glenda
If you ever get the opportunity to meet your blogging friends….I strongly suggest it!
Please join us over at Seize the Birthday! My fabulous team and Guestie- Lindsey did a wonderful job as always! Come by and check it out!
Take care, Nanc’
Hello Friends, Hope you are having a great day so far! I had such a great time making this card with some of my favorite stamp sets. I had the PI girl colored with colored pencil for quite sometime and I am so glad I waited till after I got my Oxide Inks to put the card together. My new inks matched perfectly with the colors I had chosen to color her with. Love when that happens…don’t you? This card is for our challenge over at Seize the Birthday for the next two weeks. The topping I chose this time around is Splatter! It’s such a fun technique that generally gives such great results! I feel like it kicks up the card a notch or two. Of course after I made my splats, I remembered I had a punch that might be fun to use as well and then that is how the paint brush came to be. The perfectly uniformed round spots were made from a stamp from Gina K.
I think I rambled long enough! Hope you will consider joining the team and I at Seize the Birthday…we would love to have you! Nanc’
Supplies: Oxide inks, MFT Stitched rectangles, stitched banners and PI-, Sentiment is Verve, Paintbrush is Paper Smooches, circles-Gna K.
Hello Friends, I took sometime a few days ago and took a break from punching out boocoose wedding pieces and made this card for the challenge over at Simon Says Monday Challenge. Their challenge theme was Take a Vacation. I got out the perfect stamp set from MFT-Fun in the Sun….. which most definitely screams vacation to me. I wanted to practice my Copic coloring but I chickened out as I am not very good at it, and went with my faithful Prisma Colored pencils. I also played with my new Oxide Inks which I adore! I have used them a lot lately and those projects are forth coming. I can’t take credit for this adorable layout as I cased a card that you will find HERE!
I hope you are having a terrific day! Nanc’