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


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Have a Lovely Day

Hello, I hope you are having a great day! Today’s card all began with this fun but slightly challenging photo this week over at Just Us Girls.  Lisa really made me put my thinking cap on for this one.  After a few days, I had an epiphany and remembered that years ago I had a digital stamp that was a swing. Luckily for me, it was still on my computer. I came to realize I actually downloaded it back in 2006 and it’s from Bugaboo Stamps.  They are still going strong, and have a huge variety of stamps, and I have linked up their site for you HERE.

As for the other details on my card:  I used Copics and Colored Pencils as my medium.  I sponged the sky using Oxide Ink and my MFT stencil. In fact, the rest of the supplies are all MFT.  I hope the green cloud stencil looks like the treetop that the swing is hanging from.  Hubby said NO, but what does he know? I did some paper piecing too.

The variety of cards inspired by this photo from the Design Team is impressive over at JUGS this week…come check them out.  Nanc’


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Butterflies

Today’s cards are for this month’s Twofer Challenge.  The word Darnell has for us is Butterflies.  Well, I don’t know many cardmakers that don’t have a few butterflies in their stash of supplies.  The hardest part was deciding which one. I decided to get out my neglected die-cut from Saavy for my cards. The die is a bit challenging as it is so large and takes up so much space on a card front.  I decided to try my hand at making some backgrounds for both cards since the cards themselves were going to end up being rather simple.

The green and black card all started with some Alcohol Inks on glossy cardstock.  Then I did the lifting technique with some blending solution and a leaf stencil.  You can’t really see the pattern of the leaf once the butterfly was cut out, but it does have a very cool effect on the butterfly. The sending hugs sentiment is from Altenew. It’s one of my favs for sure. Here is the video by Jennifer McGuire.

The other colorful panel is the Technique that Gina K and Rina did last week called Reverse Stenciling.  That was a lot of fun to do. I highly recommend it.  You have to look a little closer to see the butterfly.  The thanks die is from Saavy as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for popping in and I hope you have a very creative day and stay safe, 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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You Color my World

Today’s card is a CAS card for the latest CAS Mix Up Challenge. The challenge is stencil tracing. I didn’t necessarily use a purchased stencil, I traced a Lawn Fawn die-cut for my palette and I hope that is okay too. The supplies are both Lawn Fawn and Paper Smooches. I drew in the paint splats. I love the way the colorful Copic side panel came out except towards the end where I overdid the purple and it appears black.  This card Is not my own design but a card I have CASED.  Here it is.

I am going to link this card up over at Inkspirational also where the word is Sketch. I have sketched my paint splatters. It wasn’t a lot of work but I did do it. LOL

I hope you are having a very productive day, Stay safe, Nanc’


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You are Simply Wonderful

I thought the Sketch this week over at CAS(E) this Sketch looked quite fun so I joined along. I found these flowers already inked up in my bits and boxes drawer and thought they were too pretty not to use.  I then opened a new pack of 6×6 paper that I just got from Stampin Up ( yes, I know I know I said I was trying to use up my designer paper and not buying anymore-forget that I said that….LOL) and it just so happened to have two pieces of the exact colors of the flowers inside. Score! So needless to say this card came together rather quickly!  I did flip the sketch and hope it’s okay that my sentiment is very large. A couple of small heart punches and I was done.

The flowers were heat embossed and sponged with Oxide inks and the sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Thanks for the visit….HUGS! Nanc’


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2-Thinking of You

Hello,  I have two cards for you today that were inspired by the colors this week at the Color Throwdown.  This so happens to be the #600 challenge for them. WOW! Congratulations to the team!  That is really a huge achievement, that you all should be proud of!!

I am also linking my card up at Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  and using the center column of Flowers, Stripes, and Stencils.  I thought about coming back to my flower and shading it with colored pencil but chickened out.


Card details:  Stencil Poppy Bloom-Altenew, Sentiments- Neat and Tangled (bold labels) and Verve, and MFT-die cuts.  I used MFT cube inks that I literally forgot I had. LOL

Thanks for checking in and I hope you have a wonderful day, Nanc’


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Hello

Hi, Back today with the great color challenge over at My Favorite Things.  My card is a CASE of this gorgeous card I linked up for you by Laura Dovalo. I knew I had a Simon Says Inlay Die-Cut that would work perfectly for my wreath, that I had only used once before. This card was very relaxing to piece together.

Card details: The flowers are MFT- Stitched flowers. The hello is made out of gold sparkly paper and is also MFT. A few rasberry polka dots and some gold Nuvo drops and I was done.

I hope you have a great weekend if you happen to be doing anything fun…enjoy!  We will be staying close to home since Florida virus numbers are through the roof.

Nanc’

 


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Lemonade

Hello, I hope this post finds you well. I started my plans for my card using the fun sketch over at My Favorite Things.  I must say that today’s card is one I am pretty happy with, which is a rarity! LOL  I have been working hard to improve my coloring skills especially with Copics and this is probably the best job I have done when it comes to people.  I still have some work to do that is for sure, especially in the hair department, but I am enjoying the process.  Also, the fun paper you see behind my sweet PI little lemonade lover is not designer paper but actually a piece of packaging from some canning jars that I bought a while ago.  I am tickled to have finally used some of it.  I love repurposing something so pretty.

I made the 3 victorian edge pieces behind my rectangle with my Fiskers cutter. I added some cute yellow round gemstones and I was done.

I am also linking my card up over at two additional challenges.  Over at Inkspirational Challenge, they have the word Sketch and they are allowing us to link our card up If we used a Sketch from another challenge. Next at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge, I am using the row- Polka Dots, Sequins, and Summer.  I hope they don’t mind I substituted my yellow gems for the sequins and nothing screams summer like a nice cold glass of lemonade.

Thanks for visiting, Nanc’


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Hang in There

Hi, Today I have for you a card for the Sketch over at MFT.  I so enjoyed putting this idea together.  It all started when I thought how can I make the background of a card a little different and more creative than the traditional grass and sky.  I thought why not try a stencil to stand in for the sun. What do you think?  I kinda like it. I am sure you have seen this technique but I will explain it in case you haven’t.  First, you take the stencil you have chosen and tape it down over your paper then take your next stencil-which I have used a circle cut out of a piece of acetate and tape it over that stencil and now you are ready to ink it up. After my background was complete, I used both Copic markers and colored pencils for my medium.  I tried to make the cute koalas’ fur look soft and cuddly.

I am really enjoying card making these days. I especially enjoy coloring, as it has become really therapeutic for me.

Some card Details: MFT-Stamps, Rounded Mod Rectangles, and Stitched Hills, SSS-Stencil, Oxide Inks

Take care of yourself and as the card states…Hang In There!  Nanc’


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Circles-Twofer

LONG post ahead!!!

Hello,  Let me ask this question before I begin.  Do you ever have a crafting day that just doesn’t play nicely?  This was that day!  It’s all Darnel’s fault! (LOL) You see, I LOVE to play along with the Twofer Challenge as I like that it pushes me to think outside the box, and had I not wanted to play, I wouldn’t have sworn extremely loud yesterday and I may not have slammed my fist down on my craft table.  (I think I have some pent up anger from all that is wrong in the world with no end in sight.) I am going to use that as my excuse anyways.   What is that shirt I keep seeing on IG say- ” I’m Fine, It’s Fine, Everything is Fine. I think I need to make one of those for myself.  LOL  In all seriousness….love you Darnell and the Twofer Challenge.  Onto my little story.

I have a very old stamp (picture below) from Gina K Designs and I knew it was going to be just perfect for my circles that I chose to use for this challenge.

I started with this card…….YUCK!  Colors didn’t gel one bit. I decided to not give up and try again. A little better, but as you can see I didn’t line up my card piece correctly in my Misti.  Plus I messed up my pattern.  No big deal right, I just won’t use the entire sheet.  So I forged on!

I ended up with this card. Better, but I really don’t love it much at all.

Then, I was ready to start my Twofer.  I had an idea that was going to take some time. Everything was going swimmingly and all I had left to do was the sentiment.  Yep, you know where I am going, don’t you?

Here is where I may have said a naughty word or three. 😉 I have noticed in the past that Archival Black Ink sticks a bit to Oxide Panels and when you pull off the stamp the ink splatters, that or I pressed too hard, or both!  Once I gathered myself and went and whined to the hubster, I was determined to salvage some part of this card.  Here is what I did.  I guess it’s time to cover it up and make a square card.

Now the tree is growing right out of the Gulf of Mexico.  LOL

Thanks for sticking with me through this post.  I don’t want you to think I have a huge temper and I swear like a sailor.  That is really sooooo not the case. Just every once in a while things slip out.  LOL  However,  I think and hope you fellow crafters agree, I certainly had a justifiable cause.  😉

Here are both of the arch enemies together.

Supplies: I have a huge mix… Gina K, MFT, SU, Papertry Ink, Lawn Fawn, and Memory Box.

Taking the day off from stamping…I have earned it! LOL.

Here’s to better crafting days ahead, Nanc’