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Birthday Bouquet!

Today I have a Birthday card for the CAS Watercolour Challenge where they are asking us to make a Bouquet of flowers in Darnell’s honor. I couldn’t pass this challenge up, as I just adore Darnell to pieces. Happy Belated Birthday Darnell!  I always feel like I am cheating when I heat emboss my watercolor piece, but so far that is all I have confidence in doing.  Maybe someday I will try my hand at no-line watercolouring.

Card details:  The images are from Stampendous and colored with Catherine Pooler and SU inks. Rectangles are SU and so are the enamel dots.

Have a fabulously creative day, 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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CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hi Friends,  I know…I am on a role with posting! Right? It’s been a great week for sure! I have one more card for a challenge that I have been eyeing all month long and is nearly ready to close. I made it, right under the wire.  The card is for the CAS Watercolour Challenge where the challenge is something blue.  I sure hope my card qualifies for CAS. It was very simple to make and still has a lot of white space, but I am a bit afraid that I added one too many layers. Fingers crossed! But if that one is a no go….. I am also linking my card up at Inkspirational Challenge where the word is Garden.

Here are a few details:  The flower and leaves are from one of my all-time favorite Stupendous sets called Bouquet for You, and are obviously heat embossed and watercolored.  They are then fussy cut, which was not hard at all.  The white leafy swirl is from MFT and I have had it for YEARS! The double square frames were gifted to me from my friend Barb, so I am not sure whose they are. Love the look of them doubled and titled! The sentiment is from SSS.  Added some sequins and I was done.

Thanks for all the love as of late, I enjoy each an every visit and comment. Nanc’


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With Sympathy…

Hello, Hope you are having a great day and you are squeezing in some creative time this weekend! We have a fabulous photo for you this week at Just Us Girls. If it doesn’t spark some creativity, nothing will!  I have been in the need of many Sympathy cards as of late and unfortunately have attended three funerals just in the last month. I sure hope that the tide will change and that will be it for a very long time.  My last one was a just a few nights ago and it shook me more than normal, I was a weepy mess.  I am not going to go into the sad details of my young friend’s passing, but what I will say is, if you are sick for a long period of time, PLEASE, PLEASE go for a second and third opinion if necessary before you are missed diagnosed and it becomes too late. 😦

The card above is heat embossed and watercolored.  The stamp and sentiment is SU.

Hugs and good health to all of you, Have a great day! Nanc’


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Celebrate Your Day

 

Hello,  Today’s card was first inspired by the Monthly Mix over at Gina K. Designs.  The talented Karen Hightower has asked us to use Coral (or Orange) as the dominant color on our card and or project. I don’t make a lot of cards in orange, so this intrigued me right away, not to mention her own card was fabulous and so inspiring too. I am also going to link my card up over at the Rainbow Card Challenge (a new challenge site that I stumbled upon) where they have the same color this month.

Here is a bit of info on my card. The background butterfly stamps, vase and flowers are from Gina K. Designs, the rectangle dies are SU, and the sentiment is from Verve.  The images where embossed with white embossing powder, and I water colored my vase and flowers.

I so appreciate you stopping by, Nanc’

 


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Poppy-Get Well Soon

 

Hello,  I am taking advantage of having a long weekend.  After my chores were done yesterday, I gravitated to my studio to make a card for the latest CAS Watercolour Challenge. I just pray that is CAS enough. I started off by heat embossing my Verve Poppy stamp and then watercoloured it with some Altenew inks both in Ruby Red and Coral Berry. The sentiment is from Verve as well. The leaves are a MS punch. I made the victorian scallop with my Fiskars cutter.  I just love the texture the Watercoloured paper adds to a card.

I am also linking up with The Paper Players this week as well where their challenge is Monochromatic.

I hope you are having a wonderful day too, Nanc’

 


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Wedding Wishes!

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’


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Pastels/ Fall and Fusion.

The card I have for you today was inspired by this great photo over at Fusion.  I started off wanting to use the sketch as well, and then my creativity got lost somewhere in the middle and I kinda messed it up. Thank goodness for this challenge you can chose one side or the other or both!   I just got these great leaves from SU (Seasonal Layer Thinlits) and I am in LOVE!  Let me just warn you now, that I already have five other card ideas muling around in my brain, so I guarantee you will be seeing lots of Fall cards over the next month or so.  I just need Fall weather to match my card direction! A girl can dream, can’t she?

I started off just watercoloring some watercolor paper, with no rhyme or reason, in various pastel colors (I tried to focus on the colors of the cookies). Then cut them out once the paper was relatively dry.  next, I cut the top of the leaves (the veins) with watercolored paper as well. The sentiment is from the same SU set-Colorful Seasons.  The branches are part of the SU-Thinlit set I mentioned above, and the other two dies are from MFT.  I finished the leaves off with Wink of Stella, but you can’t tell in the photo.

Thanks so much for having a look.  Have a wonderful creative day! Nanc’


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Sympathy

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Screen Shot 2018-08-11 at 10.22.49 AMHello,  I am hosting this week at Just Us Girls and it’s Word Week and today happens to be World Card Making day! I hope you find sometime to be creative.   I don’t know about you, but I am getting to that age where I am in constant need of  Sympathy cards and that is why I chose this word for our challenge.  I would also like to give a quick shout out to our new guest this month over at JUGS.  Please help me in welcoming Linda Snodgrass from Lin’s Craft Corner for the month of October!  Linda and I have had the opportunity to meet on two separate occasions, and I am happy to call her my blogging and card making friend. I hope you will go by her blog and leave her some love.

I hope you join us this week at JUGS too!  Nanc’

Card Details:  SU stamps and dies and watercoloring.

 


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Fast Watercoloring

Hello,  I don’t have a lot of time today to write the post, so let’s get right to it! Today’s Trend challenge over at Just Us Girls is Fast Watercoloring. If you haven’t done this technique before…. you MUST give it a try! It’s really a lot of fun!  Thanks Sue for pushing me outside my normal way of coloring and card making.  I knew Beautiful Day by Altenew would be the perfect set for this technique.

Here is a link to Jennifer McGuire’s Fast Watercolors

I sure hope you run on over to JUGS and check out my teammates cards, along with our Guests Ros Crawford.  Hugs, Nanc’