Friday, March 24, 2017

30 Day Coloring

Challenge is almost over. Whoosh... where did the month go?! I have been painting just haven't posted in a all month. My bad!

Here's a couple of my recent paintings. Playing around trying some new to me techniques...blurred edge and bokeh and hand drawn figures.

I like my Le Chat Noir, he looks like he put his tail in the electrical outlet. :)

My blurred buildings and a bit carried away with the bokeh. ;) Keeping control of the brush to make them was difficult and once I got going I kept going n going n going. Mz. Energizer Bokeh Bunny that's me! :)) Both techniques use matte medium to thin the paint and I have lots of that so I will be trying these again.

I now have two more canvases in the works and hope to have pics I can share before the end of the month.

Have a great weekend. Do something crafty.


Nan and the Girls


*Following video tutorials of #TheArtSherpa and #PaintingWithJane


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Gearing up

...for the 30DayColoring Challenge at #thedailymarker30day.

With this in mind I got an early start. Waiting for this little miniature to cure thoroughly before adding the sealer. I'll use a gloss varnish to help brighten and bring out the color, which will enhance the stars.

Have a fabulous last day of February, hope you get to do something creative!

Crafty hugs,

Nan and the Girls


Sunday, February 12, 2017


Hello and Happy February to you!

I hope winter has been a mild one in your neck of the woods. We have been enjoying beautifully warm days with highs in the 70s and low 80s! The few days below 60F have been tolerable. My kind of winter for sure!

I'm popping in today to share my batch of February birthday cards. There's three watercolored panels

and one stamp layered flower. The flower card is my version of spotlight coloring.

Hope you get to do a lot of crafting/coloring/painting this month. I'll see you in March for another #30DayColoringChallenge.

Crafty hugs,

Nan and the Girls

Supplies: Stampin Up, Penny Black and Altenew stamps; SSS fog, bazzill black and Neenah solar white cardstock; staz-on and distress inks; Hero Arts infinity circle dies.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NBUS #10 part 2

Well lookey here...I have a second entry into Darnell's NBUS10 celebrating her blog's birthaversary!

(And the links are finally working...yea!) anywhosit, here's my card made for an Old Friend's birthday. He's received it so I can share with you now. NBUS on this card is the motorcycle stamp from TH tiny things stamp set and the Over the Hill stamp from MSE I think.

Have a wonderful and crafty week.

Crafty hugs,

Nan and the Girls



Monday, January 30, 2017

NBUS #10

Holy smokies! I'm on a roll! Third week and I've got another couple of cards for Darnell's NBUS #10 challenge. Pop over to Darnell's blog and check out the amazing bubble wrap cards she's made! And wish her well on her recovery!

For my cards this week, I have some New Years wishes for you. Yes, they're a bit a late but better late than not all, right! My NBUS are the Petite Plaid papers from Lawn Fawn and the slushed (tipsy) snowman stamp set from Unity. Oh and the TH snowflake die(s).


(Click on pic to open a new window for larger non-blurry pic

Winter has arrived in FL so I'm sending chilly hugs to y'all. Have a NBUS crafting week!

Crafty hugs,

Nan and the Girls


Monday, January 23, 2017


Woo hoo my second NBUS challenge entry!

I've made a valentine card! Well, actually it's a postcard. I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day or of making such cards, so I've stayed away from the usual pink and reds and love theme and created a grungy distressed valentine.

My NBUS on this card are the pattern papers from various collections that were hoarded hiding in my stash for ages and the straight stitch die.

I'm linking up with Darnell's NBUS#9 Challenge.

Stop by Darnell's blog and say Hello and wish her a quick recovery.

Sending warm hugs your way sweetie!

Crafty hugs,

Nan and the Girls



Thursday, January 19, 2017

NBUS #8 Challenge!


I did it! Jumping for joy, well, clapping hands, no, waving one hand frantically ...that's it....I finally have something made so I can join the NBUS challenge!!!! Darnell has only been having these for two years!

NBUS = Never Before Used Stuff

My NBUS for these cards is the SSS Spring Floral die and the Colorbursts. I was playing with the Colorbursts to see what they did. Sprinkled a bit on watercolor card and spritzed with water. One color on a card. So now what to do with them. Then I saw a pic on Pinterest and used its layout for inspiration. Darnell's optional theme was to color on Kraft. Well, I have colored flowers on krinkled kraft! Close enuf.!

Here's the two birthday cards I've made for a couple of my neighbors.

Be sure to pop over to say Hi to Darnell ( )You'll be glad you did. She and Hammy are a hoot.

Happy Anniversary, Darnell and Mister!

Happy Blogaversary too!

Crafty hugs,

Nan and the Girls

(I couldn't get the link to work so added the whole thing.)


Sunday, January 1, 2017


Hi y'all,

I'm sharing a couple of my miniature paintings. Love doing these using mdf blanks, an ATC size and the other is 2"x5". These are my abstract impressions of photos.

The first is of the first snow in my Maine friend's backyard.

And next is my impression of a harvest moon pic also taken in Maine by Paul Cyr.

I want to wish everyone a very creative, heathy and happy 2017! Hope you are creatively challenged throughout the year.


Nan and the Girls