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 http://www.djkardkreations.com/2017/01/nbus-challenge-9.html 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 (http://www.djkardkreations.com/2017/01/blog-birthaversary-surprise-nbus.html )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