Freshly Made Sketches #133

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Wednesday’s come around sooooo quickly! Before we know it, we’ll be preparing for Christmas again!  Cindy Lovell is our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week – here’s the fabulous sketch she’s created:

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It was time for me to make another man card and Cindy’s sketch ended up being perfect for me to use my retired Stampin’ Up! set called Sail Away.  I’ve also used some stamps from Open Sea to complete the whole nautical scene.

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We’d love for you to join us this week – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Clean Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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colourQ #237 & The Paper Players #192

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I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Easter and not overindulged on chockies.  I’m pretty proud of myself as I’ve just had my first one and it’s Easter Monday here in Australia – I don’t even think I’ll need to eat anymore.  The challenges I’m entering today are colourQ Challenge and The Paper Players.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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It was a quick card for me for once as I was trying really hard for a clean and simple style. The Stampin’ Up! stamp sets I’ve used are Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Summer Silhouettes and Tape It.  As I’m just looking at my card I’m seeing a bluey tinge in the background, but my card base is definitely Whisper White – not sure what happened with my photo.

CQ237 & 192

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Cheers

Narelle

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Pals Paper Arts #200

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I had a bit of a chance to craft today so I jumped at the chance to play along with Pals Paper Arts 200th Challenge – Happy 200th PPA!  This week Margaret has designed this fab sketch and PPA has also given us a twist – to create a monochromatic card.

PPA200sketch I decided to go monochromatic black before I really thought HOW black it would look when finished.  Not sure how many black flowers and black leaves you see together, but oh well, that’s what I get when I don’t really think things through!  Someone out there will probably like it – if not, then this one’s for you mum (mums have to like everything you do! lol)

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Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #211

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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.

Mojo341 & IBSIC81

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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:

MMC104 & Cardabilities97

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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