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T is for a Trio of Cards

 Happy T-day if you celebrate it.

I am celebrating the day with my T-day friends over at Elizabeth's Blog where we post something related to drinks every Monday/Tuesday.  Today, I have my everyday coffee cup which I have posted several times, and a Christmas card I made featuring some yummy hot cocoa topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.  

The card was made with the You Warm My Heart stamp set from Close to My Heart. I love this set and it was perfect for this month's Fan Club Christmas Challenge over at  Notice I did the edging with red ink instead of my favorite vintage photo distress ink. 

My next card was done for the Weekly Watercolor Challenge at  This week, we water-colored using stencils.  I used a sunflower stencil, Daniel Smith Watercolors, TH Distress Oxide in Vintage Photo (my favorite), and some Black Stickles for the flower centers. I like how it came out.   

This last card was made for last week's CAS challenge at  The mission was to make a CAS mixed media creation.  I slapped some watercolors on my MISTI cover and smooshed some white paper in it (don't you love the grid pattern in the upper left?).  Then I stamped the Peculiar Pumpkin Patch and Spooky Jack Greeting from DRS Designs.  I popped up a few of the pumpkins and a few noses plus I replaced the scary pumpkin in the greeting with one from the pumpkin patch.  Of course, I finished it off with some vintage photo ink around the edges and some Black Stickles. 

Hope you have been up to wonderful things since last T-day.  Our week was a busy one with lots of reno chores next door and family events. Tonight is our family and friends Bunco night - a night I  look forward to every month.   




  1. Hi Nancy, nice to visit you again. Your cards are all beautiful, it'ss hard to choose a fave. But I think the middle one with the sunflowers. Have a good week, take care, hugs, Valerie.

  2. Nancy your cards are so pretty. Like you, I really like the sunflower one. That would even make lovely dress fabric. Sounds like life has been busy lately. Hope the reno goes well and have fun tonight. Happy T day. hugs-Erika

  3. To a cozy holiday, such a heart-warming card!
    Love the Sunflowers, have some tomorrow to share. No Smiley-face, sadly...
    My new pumpkin (and the one from the fridge Ingo made) say hi!
    Hugz - and thank you for supporting me in saying no to go to the office in dark winter when not really needed.
    Even in summer... no, what for?
    Happy T-Day and to otherwise great jobs! x

  4. Wow these are really lovely, Nancy. Give me Halloween all year round. Oh I do have Halloween year round. LOL Have a nice day.

  5. A cozy holiday sounds perfect! I enjoy the Autumn season and especially Halloween :) Happy T Tuesday!

  6. I love the cards, especially the yellow one, but I also like the smiling pumpkins.
    Can you explain what a bunco is please?
    Happy T-Day,

    1. Hello Lisca, Bunco is a dice game played with 12 people. You set-up 3 tables of 4 people and you have a partner. Everyone plays it a bit differently but our group gives points to any 6's you roll out of 3 dice. Also if you roll all 1's you call "little bunco" and if roll all 6's you call "big bunco." Otherwise you all take turn rolling until someone gets to 21. The team that gets to 21 or that has the most points when someone else rolls 21 gets a little bunco point. Your do four rounds of trying to get to 21 or roll a big or little bunco and on the 4th round, the team that has the least points moves to the next table. That way you get to talk to all the 12 people. Every group has different traditions too and organizes food and money differently. Our group does small dollars - $5 each. The person with the most big buncos at the end of the night gets $40 and the person with the most little bunco points gets $20. We also pay $5 for dinner and my sister cooks for us all (she is a fabulous cook). We also give a cute kitchen towel to the first and last big bunco of the night. When a holiday comes, people also bring little treats for everyone - last night we got bags of candy for Halloween and someone brought everyone Halloween socks. We have played together 14 years so we are all great friends plus a lot of my family play too (my sister, cousin, niece, aunt and daughter).

  7. Now I know why I don't make cards. Yours are all stunning. STUNNING!!! They are all fabulous. I like the coffee one because it goes so well with T Tuesday. Of course, Halloween is alkways fun. The sunflowers are beautiful, though. Thanks for sharing these amazing cards, once of which was perfect for T this Tuesday, dear Nancy.

  8. Hi Nancy, love your cards, especially the watercolour sunflowers with the stickles centres, don't they look cool! Happy T Day! Elle xx

  9. Such a wonderful selection of cards here Nancy! I adore that cup with the yummy whip on top! The Autumn sunflowers and pumpkins bring out the happy girl in me! Love this time of the year and your wonderful inspiration today my friend!

  10. Your cards are all wonderful but my favorite is the sunflowers. I hope you had a good night at Bunco. Happy T Day

  11. Nancy Thanks for your visit and kind comments , I, love your cards, the sunflower card is bright and cheerful, I’ve never heard of bunch, sounds fun though!
    Happy Belated T Day. Jan S

  12. These are great cards, dear Nancy. My favorite today is the coffee cup card with the nostalgic touch and the beautiful background! ❤️
    All the best, hugs and happy October days
    🍁🌻🍂 🌻🍁

  13. Oh my Nancy! Your cards are all fabulous - I do have a favourite though - sunflowers always cheer me up - possibly the French connection, they were almost over this time, so lots of brown fields! Sorry for this late visit. Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx


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