Just Add Ink #211

Hey Everyone

I’m on fire with posts over the last 24 hours – I’m up to my fifth one!  Love being on hols as I can head out to my craft room and play when I want!  Paula has given a a fabulous sketch this week at Just Add Ink – take a look:

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I decided it was time to make a baby card – here’s what I came up with:

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The Design Team have created gorgeous cards with Paula’s sketch – head over to the challenge and take a look.  We’d love you to play along too!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Mojo Monday#341 & Inspired by Stamping #81

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I’m back with another card and this one I’m sharing is for two challenges – the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday and the colour challenge at Inspired by Stamping.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve used Early Espresso.  It was once my go-to colour but Sahara Sand has taken over that role now.  I love this new little matching flower stamp set and punch from Stampin’ Up! called Petite Petals – it takes no time at all to whip up a card.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Merry Monday Challenge #104 & Cardabilities #97

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I ‘ve decided it was time to mark a start on my Christmas cards and what better challenge to enter than Merry Monday Challenge.  This week they have an interesting colour combo – I say interesting because, even though I’m a neutrals girls, I probably don’t combine slate/gray and kraft together very often.  I found I actually like this combo!

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The layout for my card came from this weeks fabulous Cardabilities sketch:

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Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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The Card Concept #8

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I’m back with another card.  This time it’s for the Card Concept challenge where this week we’re asking you to create a card with an Umbrella.

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I’m not gonna lie – adding an umbrella to my card challenged me (I guess that’s why challenges are good for me, they really test me!).  I started off with just a tag, but then ended up adding it to a card as I wasn’t happy with it by itself. I’ve left this card sentiment-less as sometimes it’s nice to have a blank one in the cupboard.

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We’d love to see how you interpret this challenge – head over to the challenge and check out the inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #132

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It’s Wednesday again so that means Freshly Made Sketches has a new sketch for you to play along with. This week the lovely Jennifer Brum has designed our sketch and it’s a great one.

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Yep, it’s another flowery creation – but that’s what came into my head as soon as I saw Jen’s sketch.  Here’s my card:

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The design team have created fabulous inspiration for you this week – head over to the challenge and check their cards out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #131

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This weeks Freshly Made Sketches sketch is brought to us by the amazing talented Cindy Hall.  You’re going to want to head over to Cindy’s blog and check out her lovely cards.

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I’m currently on a holiday with my mum and we’re creating every 2nd day or so – can’t do it every day as then everyone would be saying “is that all you’re going to do all holiday?” (and probably yes, that’s what we would do everyday if we could!) It’s very hard to create on holidays when you’ve only got a third of your craft room with you and to make things worse I only gave myself one hour to pack my SU stuff the night before we left.  I feel like I’ve got no matching papers and inks, so my cards are taking forever!  My mum was asking for a bit of watercolouring advice so I pulled out Stampin’ Up!s Pleasant Poppies for her to start her watercolouring.  Here’s what we made:

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We’d love for you to join us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  Head over to challenge and link up a card – while you’re there, check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Seize The Birthday – Buttons & Rhinestones

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We’re holidaying with my 9 year old niece who loves to craft so to repay her for making me a loomies bracelet, I sat down with her to make a card.  On-the-spot-young-girl cards are a bit challenging for me, but I had a ton of fun because I had someone interested in what I was doing for once – not like my 17yo and 14yo boys.  Seize the Birthday has a Buttons and Rhinestones challenge this week so I set about making a card for this challenge.  I’ve used some Stampin’ Up! Sweet Sorbet DSP, stars and bling and I think she really liked it. The stars are from Stampin’ Up!s Simply Stars and the sentiment is from Morning Meadow.  For a bit of extra interest in the background I stamped Off The Grid and Gorgeous Grunge.

Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Retro Sketches #109

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Have you noticed I’ve been a tad quiet on here lately?  I’m on a family holiday at the moment and I’ve been trying to find the time to take a photo of my cards – I’m really missing my light tent which is showing in my photos.  The card I’m sharing today is for Retro Sketches – take a look at their fabulous sketch.

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My mum has been asking me to show her how I made Ranunculas (not sure if what I make is that close to the real ones, but I think it’s close enough).  When I saw Retro Sketches sketch I thought it would be perfect to show them off.  Here’s my card (‘cuse the photo!)

RS109 Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #209

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A new Friday means a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week Delys has given us the challenge to:

Just Add Layers

Layers?  I don’t think Delys could’ve picked a challenge that was more suited to me than this one.  My OCD mind thinks layers every time I sit down to create!  I’ve gone with a circle card with lotsa layers and lotsa distressing and of course it’s got flowers and a scrunchy bow.

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Head over to Just Add Ink and check out the gorgeous and varied cards the design team have created.  I can’t wait to see how you interpret Delys’ layered challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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The Card Concept #7, The Deconstructed Sketch #144 & IBSIC #80

Hey Again Everyone

I’m back with my second post tonight and this time it’s for The Card Concept.  Our challenge for you is to create a card with a butterfly theme – easy peasy right?

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I found a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Nature Walk that had a butterfly in it that reminded me of the butterfly in the inspiration pic.  The layout for my card is from this weeks Deconstructed Sketch and the colours I’ve used are from the colour challenge at Inspired by Stamping.

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Here’s my card:

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We’d love for you to join us at The Card Concept. Head over to the challenge and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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