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Handmade Hugs

Hello, It’s Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls and Sue has asked us to Splash something on our card. I went with the obvious splatter technique. But before I got to the fun part, I watercolored and used colored pencil on my Altenew flowers. I didn’t like the way the bottom of the card looked without the flower being grounded, so I added the extra strip of watercolored paper that I had trimmed off and the MS punch border.  I did a terrible job with the colored pencil and should have left the flower alone, but live and learn.  The splatters helped detour the eyes.  LOL  The sentiment is from MFT. Come check out all the different ways the team was inspired by this challenge.

Nanc’

 


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One Layer

 

Hello, Over at Addicted to CAS they want us to make a one layer card, so that is what I have for you today!  I just love the look of ink blending using Oxide inks and sticky notes to get a straight edge. It’s quick, easy to do and usually has great results. The stamp set is from SU and I really love it a lot, I just wish it came with dies.  I really want a flamingo set with die cuts, but can’t justify having two flamingos. Do you all feel that way about buying similar stamps twice?

Thanks for the visit and have a great day! Nanc’

 


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Gotta Love Tulips!

We have a Photo Challenge over at Just Us Girls that has so much going on you are bound to get inspired by one part or another. It’s always fun to see how different each of the DT members and guest cards are, and how each one of us is inspired differently.  Right away when I saw all the florals on the table I knew I was going to get out one of my old SU sets that I really enjoy.  I was drawn to the color orange and green that is evident throughout the photo and the pattern along the fence at the top of the picture.  That is where my triangular background came to be. I used my white background and scalloped die to pick up the rounded edges of the doilies on the table.  I used gold sequins to replica the round decorations on the fence. I used Copics and Colored pencils as my medium.

Please come by and check out the rest of my teammate’s cards and join us! Nanc’


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Friend…

I played along with two challenges this past evening, one was CAS Mix Up where my background was made using a paper towel to stamp with. I love the way the texture of the paper towel made the background turn out. All I did was fold the paper towel, stick it in the Oxide Ink and dab. Then I decided to cut the background into strips for something a bit different.  I added Stamping and watercolors to this challenge.

Next, the butterflies and leaves were watercolored for the CAS Watercolour Challenge where they asked for colorful butterflies.

It was nice to get creative again this week as work has kept me out of the studio as of late.

Card Details:  Stamp set was Pretty Pink Posh, leaves are a Verve Die-cut, rectangle dies are both MFT.

Have a great weekend, Nanc’


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Sprays @ CAS Stencil

Hello,  The card I have for you today is for the CAS Stencil Challenge. What they wanted us to do is use Sprays on our project. I got out my Dylusions-Funky Fuchsia spray and my SU line stencil and got messy.  So I don’t make a huge mess, I do mine inside a large piece of construction paper and an opened MFT box as a backdrop….which helps contain it and to keep it from getting everywhere on my work surface.

Here are my card details:  Copics and a bit of colored pencil, Gina K-vases, Stupendous-floral stamp and sentiment, SU-oval die, and MFT rectangles both scalloped and stitched.

Below is a picture of my spray and the piece before I colored it with my Copics. I am in love with BG10. I had to fussy cut my florals.

I pray it’s not too many layers for CAS…fingers crossed!!!

Thanks for stopping in….always appreciated.  Nanc’ .


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Word Week-Sunshine!

Hello, I have two cards today for Word Week at Just Us Girls. The entire design was not my idea but something I saw over on Pinterest. (Karolyn Loncon was the original designer.)  I just fell in love with it right away.

Card Details: The sentiments are a mix of Verve dies, and two stamp sets that were given to me with no name.  You might not be able to tell but the clouds were made out of vellum and hand-cut. The Wonky rectangles are MFT, and the sun is Lawn Fawn. I also have faint score lines for sun rays. I used Oxide inks to give color to the sentiments and sun.

Before I go I would like to welcome our new Guest for this month, her name is Tristan Dawes!  We are so happy to have you Tristan and we hope you will enjoy creating with us!

Thanks for stopping in, 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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Pastels @ The Flower Challenge

Hello,  I have been really taking advantage of the heat this summer by playing in my studio where it’s cool and comfortable .;) It’s been a scorcher, to say the least. I have no desire to even go to the beach during the day, only late-night walks for this girl.  The card I have for you today is for The Flower Challenge and its challenge is to use Pretty Pastels.  I hope they consider peach as a pastel color…I do.

I have a friend whose 32-year-old daughter has breast cancer and this card is for her.  Dave and I have known this family for quite some time, and in fact, Dave taught Sarah when she was in Elementary School.  I hope this card brings a smile to her face and lets her know that others are thinking and praying for her.  And here I am whining about the heat! 😦  I still had three flowers that were already watercolored on my desk that I really wanted to use and that’s where I started for this card.  Then the flowers needed some leaves, so I decided to go a different route and make some yellow ones.

Details: Flowers / leaves-Stampendous, Hugs die-Paper Smooches, enamel dots-SU, and MFT-Stitched Rectangles

Today I chose to be grateful and hopeful, Nanc’


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Garden @ The Twofer Challenge

Hello,  I finally finished my cards for the Twofer Challenge. I did have to go the more conventional route this time with my cards, as the stamp is so large and beautiful I couldn’t think of another way to showcase it that wouldn’t lose its appeal. Anyways,  I decided to cut apart one of my finished pieces to make it more of a tile look and lift two of the panels with fun foam. Then I distressed the edges. I am super pleased with how it came out.  For the second card, I went with traditional coloring.  I stamped the sentiment crooked (of course I did) after I was done coloring, so had to add the additional layer.  The beautiful stamp is perfect for this word this month. If I had a beautiful garden, rest assured, it would have an old fashioned watering can like this one.  The stamp is one of my all-time favorites and is from Northwoods stamps. The two sentiments are from Verve and I used Prisma Colored pencils.  Below are a few more pics.

I am so glad you came by!

Happy crafting, Nanc’


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Color Week at JUGS!

Hello,  I am hosting this week at Just Us Girls and I really am in love with the color palette I have chosen.  If you like the colors too, you must go check out the rest of the DT’s cards along with our guest Emmas.  They are all so fabulous!  I have a second card below.

Card Details: Altenew Rose Stamp Set (gifted to me by a fellow DT member and friend Bobby),  both sentiments are from SU, and the edge dies are Papertrey Ink.

Have a fabulous day and hope you consider joining us this week at JUGS! Nanc’