Just Add Ink #256

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Time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This weeks sketch has been designed by Tina.

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I really love Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla together but I can never photograph it really well.  I originally had some newsprint rolled roses on my card but when I tried to take a photo of it, they were kind of lost with my neutral colour scheme.I decided to take them off and substitute them with Coastal Cabana rolled roses.  I then tied in a blue butterfly to finish it off.  It was only when I started to write this post did I realise that I put my sentiment in the wrong spot – oops! Here’s my card:

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We would love for you to join us this week at Just Add Ink. Take a look at the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #179

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The wonderfully talented Amy O’Neill is this weeks sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches.  Love this design and know that I’ll be using it again.

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I felt it was time for another masculine card and filled the main panel with circles. Here’s what I came up with:

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The Design Team have created fabulous cards to inspire you this week – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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The Card Concept #31

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We have a new challenge for you at The Card Concept.  Take a look at the yummy looking inspiration pic:

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I haven’t used a cupcake on my card – mainly because I don’t have one that I felt worked for my shabby card.  Instead I’ve taken inspiration from the pretty pinks in the frosting and berry.

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Head over to The Card Challenge and take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team. While you’re there, we would love for you to link up a card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #178

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Can you believe it’s my turn to host our sketch at Freshly Made Sketches again?  I always stress when it’s my turn. What if no-one likes the sketch? What if I can’t create a card I like for my own sketch? Those type of questions run through my mind. I probably overthink things too much….

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Everywhere I go in the shops, black and white fashion is so in.  I love the interesting shapes and patterns that are not only on tops but pants as well.  I tried on some black and white chevron 7/8 pants the other day and I think I might have to go back and buy them.  I carried over my love for black and white on to my card and have used strips of DSP to create an interesting border to my main panel. Here’s my card:

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We would love for you to join us with this weeks challenge.  The design team have totally aced this sketch and have created a variety of fabulous cards. Head over to the challenge and take a look.

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Cheers

Narelle

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The Challenge #27

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I’m here with a card that I created for The Challenge – a bi-weekly challenge where I am featured designer for the month of March.  You can use the colours or sketch from the pic below or you can combine both.  I chose to combine both:

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I thought it was time to create a baby card.  I really don’t make them enough and I thought these colours would work well for little girls card. I tried to keep it simple and I think I achieved this (for once!). The sweet bunny and sentiment are from a Stampin’ Up! set called Baby We’ve Grown.

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Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #254

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We have a colour challenge for you at Just Add Ink this week.

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This many colours normally scare me but I love how easy these earthy colours came together.  To create my background I inked up Stampin’ Up!s Hardwood stamp with Baked Brown Sugar ink. To lighten the colour, I stamped it off once on scrap paper and then finger walked it over the card stock. I then inked up Dictionary and finger walked it in random spots on the cardstock. I sponged Baked Brown Sugar around the edges to take the starkness off the white cardstock.  To finish off the background I stamped the splotches from Gorgeous Grunge.  My flowers and leaves are from Stampin’ Up!s Bloom with Hope. Here’s my card:

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We would love for you to join us. Head over to Just Add Ink and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for joining us.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #177

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I love that it’s Wednesday again and it’s time for a new challenge for you at Freshly Made Sketches. This week the ultra-talented Karren Johnson is our hostess.  If you haven’t been over to Karren’s blog, you need to, as she is the Queen of techniques and CAS cards.

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I’ve chosen one of my favourite colour combos at the moment for my card – Black, Gray & Yellow.  The feather and flower are from a Stampin’ Up! stamp set called A Happy Hooray. The sentiment is from Four You and the background stamps are from Gorgeous Grunge and Off the Grid (a retired Stampin’ Up! set).

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We would love for you to join us with this weeks fabulous sketch. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches 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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Mojo Monday #387 & colourQ #282

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Thought I would miss the cut off time for this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge, but luckily we have a long weekend and I was able to finish off my card with a few minutes to spare.  I love combining challenges and my go-to challenge for colours is colourQ. As soon as I saw their colours, I knew a vintage card was what I wanted to make.

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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 #30

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It’s time for another challenge at The Card Concept. Here’s our inspiration pic for you:

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Oh I just loved creating my card for this challenge.  Don’t you just love the softness of these colours together?

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Come and join us with our challenge.  The Design Team have created gorgeous inspiration for you – head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #176

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The very talented and ultra-friendly Cindy Hall is our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Take a look at her fabulous sketch:

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Now I may not have made my card a long as everyone else but I was going from memory of the sketch when I went out to my craft room as my son took over my laptop for a few hours.  Have you noticed how many colours I’ve combined here? I really am trying to challenge myself by getting out of my monochromatic comfort-zone :)

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Come and join us with this weeks sketch. When you head over to Freshly Made Sketches make sure you check out the inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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