Monday, February 1, 2016

Cards in Envy From the Heart

It's time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog. This time we want to see your love cards.  They don't have to be Valentine's cards either.  Take mine for example:

I used my Club Scrap Constellation kit for a timeless card that could be used for many occasions.  The only rule at Cards in Envy is that cards must fit in a standard A2 (4.25 x 5.5 inch) envelope and not to thick so standard postage applies.  Come visit the Cards in Envy blog to see what the rest of the design team came up with and link your love card up with us.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Club Scrap Celebration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Celebration Blog Hop.  Congratulations to Club Scrap for their 200th Monthly Collection!  Now you can blog hop by clicking on the links on the Club Scrap blog.  .

I always start out the month with my Club Scrap digital kit.  


Here's a scrapbook page I made with some of the fabulous items in the digital kit.

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap Celebration blog hop, Scrapbook page

This kit has some amazing overlays to play with.  (The orange and blue remind me of Bronco colors!)  Go Broncos!  

When my Club Stamp kit arrived after the 20th of the month, I dug into the box and made this card which is a slight variation on one of the Assembly Line Cards.  I love the silver glitter paper in the Club Stamp Kit!  I used Club Scrap Metallic Silver ink on the black paper.  I used one of the Greetings Sentiments and the Swirls stamp are from the Art Nouveau Stamp.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap Celebration Blog Hop, Birthday Card



To see other great Celebration creations check out the Linky Party on the Club Scrap blog.

Happy Crafting!
Donna




Monday, January 18, 2016

Cards In Envy White on White

It's time for another challenge on the Cards in Envy Blog.  This time we are asking for cards that can be any theme as long as they are  mostly white.  Your card must be A2 size (4.25 x 5.5 inches) AND flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.  Here's what I came up with.

The flower and leaves are from the new Stampin'Up! Botanical Builder Framelits.   The birthday sentiment is from the new SU Rose Wonder stamp set.  I used shimmer cardstock and a Cuttlebug Tropical Bloom EF for the background.

Hop on over to the Cards in Envy blog to see what the other Design Team members came up with.  Then link up with your White on White cards!

Happy Crafting!
Donna

I am adding this to the Outlawz Challenge "Twisted Thursday" anything goes with a twist (no twist).

Monday, January 4, 2016

Cards in Envy Shiny New Year's Challenge

It's time for another challenge on the Cards in Envy blog.  This two weeks we are asking for New Year's Cards or Cards that have sparkle and/or shine.  I recently received a Heidi Swapp Minc Mini (a machine that will put shiny foil on any laser printed image).  I found this New Year's sentiment on Pinterest and proceeded to play with my Minc.  I am pleased with the results and love the fact that any digital sentiment I have can be made to look so pretty!

I added some SU Gold foiled vellum and a gold shiny ribbon to finish off the card.  Come join us on the Cards in Envy blog to see what the rest of the design team has done and then link up your cards!

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Friday, January 1, 2016

Top Ten Cards for 2015

The top 10 cards tradition began several years ago when Operation Write Home was still operating.  Every January 1st we would post what we considered our top 10 cards for the year.  So to continue with the tradition here are my Top 10 for 2015 in no particular order.  You can click on the image to go to the specific post for that card.
  
Enjoy and Happy New Year!

Inspired by Stamping, Donna Nuce (Crafty Colonel), Hummingbirds, No sentiment card,

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, Patriotic Card

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap 50's Kitchen Blog Hop, General Card

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Flower of the Month Pansy, Spring Bouquet, Thank You Card

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce, Butterflies Stamp Set, Watercolor Card
Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Card in Envy Challenge Blog, Birthday Card, Club Scrap

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy, Club Scrap Transformations , Birthday Card

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Masculine Tags II, Masculine Birthday Card

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Butterflies stamp set, General Card
CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap Watercolor Christmas Bloghop, Christmas Card

Happy Crafting and Happy New Year!
Donna


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Club Scrap Navigation Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Navigation Blog Hop.  If you came here from Debby Hernandez's blog you are in the right place.  If you would like to start at the beginning of the blog hop go HERE to the Club Scrap blog to start.

I get my Club Scrap Digital Kit at the beginning of the month.


This is a great travel kit and very "ocean or seaside" looking so I created two pages of a short day trip I made to Tybee Island Georgia while I was attending a conference in Savannah.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap Navigation Kit, Scrapbook Page

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap Navigation Blog Hop, Scrapbook page

I used the Quick Drop Digital Pages and my Panstoria Artisan 5 Software to create the pages.  With the Digital Member monthly subscription kit you get both Quick Drop pages, Photoshop Element Pages and all the digital paper and embellishments.

I waited patiently for my Club Stamp Kit to arrive.  It ships on the 20th of each month.  I also get the Art Nouveau Stamp, Greetings Stamp, Borders and Backgrounds Stamp and the Embellishment Kit shipped with the Club Stamp kit.  I decided I wanted to do the ACLM cards this month.  As I was stamping the gorgeous lantern image, I realized it would make a great sympathy card.  The sentiments I used are not from Club Scrap but the Bible verse is perfect for the Club Stamp image.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap Navigation Blog Hop, Sympathy Card, Sentiments are Just Rite Stamps

Now hop on over to Deb Charlesworth's blog.  If you want to start at the beginning of the blog hop go to the Club Scrap Blog to start.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Monday, December 21, 2015

Cards in Envy Let it Snow Challenge

Time for another challenge at Cards in Envy challenge blog.  Show us your cards with snowmen, snowflakes, snowy scenes.  I opted for the snowy scene.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy blog, Lawn Fawn Winter Bunny, Stampin Up Sleigh Ride and Jingle all the Way, Winter Card

I used shimmer cardstock for the sky and snow.  The background was cut with Stampin'Up Sleigh Ride die.  The bunny is Lawn Fawn Winter Bunny.  The sentiment is from Stampin'Up Jingle All the Way.  
This is my last post before Christmas so I wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
I'll be back on December 30th with the Club Scrap Navigation Blog hop.

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Club Scrap Watercolor Christmas Bloghop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Watercolor Christmas blog hop.  If you arrived here from Josette's blog you are in the right place.  If you would like to start at the beginning of the bloghop go HERE.

For this hop I made a card using the Club Scrap Watercolor Christmas Stamps.  

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for Club Scrap Watercolor Christmas Bloghop, Christmas Card
I'll admit I was a little challenged by the bird stamp but if you let it dry after you stamp (I stamped wet on wet paper) then you can go back and add details with a fine brush to give the bird form.  I used Sanketi's birds as examples to finish off mine.  I used Arches Aquarelle Cold Pressed 140 Lb 3.9" x 9.8" Watercolor Block to stamp the bird.  Watercolor Blocks are fabulous because you don't have to tape your paper down. Bird is stamped with Ranger Barn Door Distressed Ink (Distressed inks really are fabulous for watercolor) and details added with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor pens and a #2 Round Watercolor brush.   I used a white gel pen for the bird's eye.  I loaded my #2 brush with red and then gold ink and tapped it on my finger to get the sprinkles around the bird. 

The card is made with items from the Club Scrap Moroccan Spice Club Stamp kitEmbellishment Pack and Club Scrap Metallic Ink Gold.    The joy stamp I used is from the Club Scrap Lock & Key because it was small enough to fit on my tag.  

Now head on over to Anne Marie's blog.

Happy Crafting!
Donna




Monday, December 7, 2015

Cards in Envy Very Vintage Christmas

The new challenge over at the Cards in Envy Challenge Blog is for Very Vintage Christmas Cards.  When I hear vintage I immediately dig out some Graphic 45.  My card uses Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas.

Crafty Colonel Donna Nuce for Cards in Envy Challenge blog, Graphic45 12 days of Christmas, Card

I CASE-ed this from the Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Tutorial by Gloria Stengel. 

Check out what the other amazing design team members have created on the Cards in Envy blog and then join our challenge with your very vintage Christmas cards! 

Happy Crafting!
Donna

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Case-ing Christmas Holiday Blog Hop

Sadly CASE-ing Christmas is going to be closing the challenge after the blog hop.  Read more about it on the CASE-ing Christmas blog.

I appreciate all the wonderful feedback to the Design Team from our followers.  Thank you for your participation! 

This month's challenge is a little different.  The challenge will run from the 5th of December thru the 15th of December.  Prize winners will be announce on the 25th of December along with the challenge winners.  You will get to see all the Design Team cards all at one time this month.  

The challenge for this month is:
ANYTHING WINTER/HOLIDAY GOES!
Here is my card for the challenge.  

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce for CASE-ing Christmas challenge blog, Spellbinders Angel of Peace and Holiday Sentiments, Memory Box Traditional Stars., Christmas Card.
No stamping at all on this one.  I used Shimmer cardstock to cut out Spellbinders Angel of Peace, Joy from the Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments and a Star from Memory Box Traditional Stars.  I added some silver Stickles for a starry background.

Hop on over to the CHALLENGE and enter your Winter or Holiday Card for a chance to win one of three surprise gifts this month!

Happy Crafting!
Donna