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Some Cards Made in the Last Few Weeks

This one was made with Sandra Caldwell's Santa and His Birdie image (if you like it, you better get to Squigglefly this week before they close down and get it). I colored him with watercolor pencils.

Done for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers this weekend. The Inspiration site was the blog: From the Tool Shed. I watercolored my dogwood with diluted Brushos (my new favorite medium).

Another card inspired by From the Tool Shed and using Brushos (undiluted). Fun to make!

I used an ODBD sentiment and some little things from my stash (including the bg paper). This was for last week's color challenge at SCS. The new one is announced tonight and it will be my last time as a guest designer (sniff, sniff).

For last week's technique challenge at SCS. Vicki from Stamp Smiles inspired me to use an old SU! set (Natural Beauty). I had fun with this one as my daughter Crystal helped me.

Done for the Queen for the Day Challenge - casing Kiagc (Kia) - one of my favorite stampers.

I know I have been neglecting my blog and my blog friends - I am going to catch up with everyone this week! Hugz - lots of them!


  1. How amazing !!! LUV the purple one with flowers and the green dotty one - AWESOME :-D

    IKE in Greece xxx

  2. Wow, a fantastic array of cards here. Each one is a beauty and I love the different mediums you went with. I've always adored the triple stamping technique, thanks for doing one, bringing it forefront in my mind. Have a good week. We are in the path of the Blizzard so I may be MIA for a while if we lose power.

  3. A wonderful selection of cards Nancy, so many different designs and techniques - they are all fabulous but I especially like the last one with the lovely fresh greens and brilliant design.

  4. Nancy, I am so happy to see you enjoying your crafting supplies - each one of these is beautiful, and I so admire how you used different techniques on each one. They are lovely - the intensity of your Brushos looks fabulous! I like how you used the doily on 2 cards. But your winter blues santa really brought a chuckle to my lips - SO CUTE! Hope you are doing well. hugs, de

  5. Nancy, ALL of these are simply outstanding! The Brusho really have a vibrant look to them. Love that blue Santa! Too cute. Too hard to pick a favorite since they're all beautiful.

  6. ALL wonderful cards...each one a joy to see! Thank you so much for all the lovely sharing!

  7. Wow Nancy, each card is an absolutely wonderful creations! Can't pick a favorite, they are all delightful and well done!

  8. How is it that you're neglecting your blog when you posted all these wonderful cards?! lol Each one is so special and so lovely, but I'm especially drawn to that gorgeous purple card! I absolutely LOVE that one! NJ on all of them!

  9. Oh Nancy, What gorgeous creations!!!! You are over the top talented! The blue snowman makes me giggle, but isn't that the truth! Beautiful wall! Oh my! I keep hearing about brushos but didn't want to get into another medium but wow, this is stunning, you are making me reconsider my position!!! I love the anchor with that beautiful sentiment and background. Gorgeous! Triple the beauty with the layering and butterflies! You know I love that green, as it was in my fave list this week! :) TFS your gorgeous work with us!

  10. I just found your blog... and you know what has me grinning from ear to ear? the fact that you put all those cards into one post :) ( which is how I roll lol) :) they are all super Nancy

  11. Such a wonderful mix of cards, Nancy :) I adore the last one!! All that fabulous green and the dogwood is BC's provincial flower! Win/win all round!

  12. Such a lovely collection of cards - nice mix

  13. Oh my gosh Carol!! These are ALL just amazingly gorgeous cards!! I think I'd have to write a book to say what I like about each one!! :) Awe! How sweet of you to mention you were inspired by a design I made!! (Can you feel my blushing?!! :)
    I love the different things that you draw inspiration from!! Thanks for sharing all of these really wonderful designs my friend! HUGS

  14. I just called you Carol!! I'm so sorry Nancy!! LOL!!

  15. These are all so gorgeous Nancy, you have been very busy,
    Kevin xx

  16. Oh I did enjoy a wander through all these wonderful cards. #1 made me very apt. Of course I was fascinated with the beautiful works you've achieved with the brusho-s. Are you 'painting' with the product? That pretty flower doesn't look like the effect I see when 'sprinkling'. Interested to read that you diluted, so wondered if you sprinkled some crystals in a palette, then diluted. Lovely soft color. Loved the brilliance of purple tones...not sure if it's over stenciling or drywall tape. Looks very dimensional. The soft wash of the ODBD blue sky with the delicate doily lace and the interesting 'treasures' is just too lovely for words. And of course I loved all of them immensely! Thanks for a wonderful stroll among some beautiful cards! Hugs & TFS

  17. Lots of gorgeous cards here but I have to say the Santa with the blues is awesome. That's me the day after New Year's taking down my Your work is amazing.
    Bear Hugs,

  18. This is a spectacular display of your incredible talent, Nancy!! You rock so many technigues and the Brushos! So much inspiration ~ thank you!!! Hugs, Darnell

  19. All of these are stunning (as always :-).). Love the dogwood blossoms.


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