The Challenge #26 & SUO Challenge #117

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Don’t you just love it when you get a message or an email that makes you smile?  I got one last week from my good stamping friend – Lesley Croghan.  Lesley invited me to be a Guest Designer for her fabulous challenge called The Challenge for the month of March. I really do feel a bit spesh when I get her messages!

The Challenge is a challenge where every fortnight we are provided with a colour challenge and a sketch challenge.  You can choose to use either or you can use both.  I chose both as all the work is pretty much done for me – I just add the embellishments!

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To keep the variety in my cards, I’ve gone with a card with a young male in mind.  The designer series papers I’ve used are all off-cuts that I had laying around. I always feel good when I can finally put my scraps to good use.  I’m entering my card into this fortnights SUO Challenge as their challenge is to create a card for a teen.

TC26We would love for you to join us with this fortnights 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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Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #344, The Deconstructed Sketch #190 & SUO Challenge #117

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Don’t you just love it when a card comes together with ease?  This was my card today.  I think it helps when you get inspiration from three different challenges – the colours from Create with Connie & Mary, the sketch from The Deconstructed Sketch and the “Create a Teen Card” from SUO Challenge.

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I love these funky colours for a teen card and of course it has to have bling! Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #252

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It’s Friday so that means we have a new challenge for you Just Add Ink.  This week Kim has created this fabulous sketch for us.  I really enjoy sketch challenges and I have to say I don’t even mind a tilted panel!

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When I saw this sketch a man card came instantly to mind – not sure why, but it did.  I really am trying to challenge myself to make masculine cards as I don’t tend to make a lot of them.  Feminine ones are so much easier. I like a lot of details on my cards and I find I can add lots of details with a nautical themed card – here’s what I came up with:

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Head over to Just Add Ink to get inspired by the Design Team.  We would love for you to create and link up your card while you’re there.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #155

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Wednesday’s bring us a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week the fabulously talented Jennifer Brum is our hostess.  She creates such lovely cards with wonderful colour combos – she also creates great sketches.  Here’s this weeks sketch:

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I’ve been on a real man card roll but I thought it was time to drag out Flower Fest, a Stampin’ Up! flower stamp set I haven’t used in a while. I know I have Rich Razzleberry ribbon somewhere in my craft room but as my room is an utter mess and it was hiding on me – I decided to forgo the ribbon and drew some lines with my Rich Razzleberry marker.  I also couldn’t find a Rich Razzleberry Candy Dot for the centre of my flower so I coloured a Whisper White one with my Rich Razzleberry blendabilities marker and dried it off with my heat tool. Even though it looks a bit blackish in the photo – in real life it really does look like the perfect match for Rich Razzleberry.

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Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team. We would love for you to join us for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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The Card Concept #29

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It’s time for another challenge at The Card Concept. We have a wonderful inspiration picture and theme for you to create your cards:

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So many colours and my initial thought was “how do I combine that many bright colours for a shabby chic card?”  Flowers seemed the best way to go – here’s what I came up with:

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Come and join in with this challenge. Head over to The Card Concept and take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #174

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We have a new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch has been designed by the fabulously talented Cindy Lovell.  Cindy creates great sketches and creates amazingly gorgeous cards.

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I’ve gone with another man card.  I seem to be on a roll with them at the moment.  The stamp set I’ve used is one that has never seen ink that I received last year when I attended Stampin’ Up!s Annual Convention. It’s called Amazing Birthday and I thought it would work well for a masculine card.  Aren’t I a shocker with how many unused stamp sets I have?  Here’s my card:

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We would love for you to join us with this weeks sketch so head over to the challenge and link up a card. While you’re there, take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Pals Paper Arts #239 & Cardabilities #116

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I’ve been out of action again for a couple of days with a migraine and the only day I get craft headache-free and it’s 36 degrees outside!  I really need to get myself a portable air-conditioner for my craft room.

Because I was so hot I only made one card, but I managed to combine it for two challenges – Pals Paper Arts colour challenge and the sketch challenge at Cardabilities.

 

Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #250

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This week at Just Add Ink we have an inspiration challenge for you.  How pretty are these colours?

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I kept the sentiment simple by using the “With Love” sentiment. I guess I could give this card for a birthday or a thank you as the sentiment covers pretty much any occasion. IF I gave out Valentine’s Day cards – it would work for that too!

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Head over to Just Add Ink and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team. While you’re there, why don’t you play along?

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #173

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It’s Wednesday again so we have a new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  Kim is our sketch hostess this week – here’s her fabulous sketch:

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I’ve gone with a card that I thought would work for my niece.  The Stampin’ Up! stamp sets I’ve used are – Banner Blast, Pictogram Punches and Sassy Salutations. Here’s my card:

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Our Design Team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Take a look by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Mojo Monday #383 & Pals Paper Arts #238

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Just a quick one tonight before I head off to bed.  My card is combined for this weeks sketch challenge at Mojo Monday and the colour challenge at Pals Paper Arts.

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I’m not much of a heart user, mainly because I don’t have any heart dies as yet.  My hearts are hand cut, except for the stamped one from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called I Heart Hearts.  I must remember to put the heart dies from Stampin’ Up! on my next order.

Mojo383 & PPA238

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Cheers

Narelle

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