Just Add Ink #245

Hey Everyone

At Just Add Ink this week we have a fabulous inspiration picture for you to create your projects.

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I’ve gone a bit shabby with a bit of sparkle for my card today.  The papers I’ve used are retired Stampin’ Up! ones from Love Letter DSP.  I’ve stamped the star from Bright and Beautiful in Gold Ink and used my Star Framelits to cut it out. The larger star is also cut out with a Star Framelit with Silver Glimmer Paper.

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Come and join us with this challenge at Just Add Ink, we’d love to see what you create. 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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Freshly Made Sketches #167

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It’s my turn to host this weeks sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  My fellow designers at Freshly Made Sketches may say differently but I did try and keep my layers to a minimum (for me).  Look there’s really only three shapes!

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I tried a new colour combo for Christmas – Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss & Blushing Bride.  I’ve substituted my circle with the wreath from Wondrous Wreath. My sentiment is from Petite Pairs and I’ve finished off my card with a bow (that will surely flatten as soon as it gets in an envelope) with this gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Blackberry Bliss ribbon.

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Come and join us at Freshly Made Sketches – I can’t wait to see what you do with my sketch!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Posted in By Stamp Set - Petite Pairs, By Stamp Set - Wondrous Wreath, By Theme - Christmas Cards, Challenge - Freshly Made Sketches | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Freshly Made Sketches #166

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It’s Wednesday again! Every new Wednesday not only means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, but it also means one week closer to Christmas!  It’s scary how quick it has come around.  The very talented Karren is our hostess this week – take a look at her fab sketch

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I decided I wanted a bit of something to my background so I inked up Positively Chevron and finger walker it over my white card stock.  I’ve been holding off on using Four Feathers as I really could use it every week – that’s how much I love it!  Here’s my card:

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We would love for you to join us with this challenge, so 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

Posted in By Stamp Set - Petite Pairs, By Stamp Set - Positively Chevron, By Theme - Female Cards, Challenge - Freshly Made Sketches | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Pals Paper Arts #230 & Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #332

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I saw the challenge at Create with Connie & Mary was to make a Gift Card Holder and decided I could make a head start on my Christmas gift card/money holders.  I’ve combined this challenge with the colour challenge at Pals Paper Arts – they’re the perfect colours for Christmas!

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I have a confession – I’ve never used this retired Stampin’ Up! Christmas Stocking Die before. I’m hoping I’m not the only one that buys products thinking I’m going to use them – only for them to sit in the cupboard for possibly 3 years??? I made sure I used my new Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlits Dies.  I stamped the envelope with Endless Wishes in Baked Brown Sugar and the sentiment is from my Wondrous Wreath Framelits Dies. Quick and easy!

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And look! I made more than one!

 

 

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Posted in By Stamp Set - Endless Wishes, By Theme - 3D Projects, By Theme - Children's Cards, Challenge - Create with Connie & Mary, Challenge - Pals Paper Arts | Tagged , , , , | 13 Comments

Cardabilities #88 & Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #88

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Instead of doing a bit of Christmas shopping today – I made a couple of cards….. My excuse for not going shopping is that the shops are too busy at the moment (although how would I know if I haven’t been shopping once yet?).  I will make the effort and go sometime during the week.

This card I’ve made is for two challenges – Cardabilities Sketch Challenge and Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Posted in By Stamp Set - French Foliage, By Stamp Set - Petite Petals, By Theme - Female Cards, By Theme - Vintage Cards, Challenge - Inspired by Stamping | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Just Add Ink #243

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This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is a colour challenge. Take a look at these pretty colours:

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Can you believe this is my card? Don’t think I’ve ever created a white on white card like this. I felt the white card base was the best way to balance out these four colours.  In the end I channeled my inner-CAS and this is what I came up with.

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Take a look at the gorgeous inspiration the Design Team – I love how they’ve combined these colours.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Posted in By Stamp Set - Papillion Potpourri, By Stamp Set - Petite Pairs, By Stamp Set - Six Sided Sampler | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Freshly Made Sketches #165

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This week at Freshly Made Sketches, Cindy has designed this fabulous sketch.  I can’t wait to see how you interpret it!

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I haven’t used this Santa from Santa’s List for any of my cards this year, so I decided to bring him out and see how he would look coloured with my Blendabilities (of course!).  Yep it’s another one that I can see myself colouring quite a bit. Don’t think I will ever part with him even though he’s retired!

Here’s my card:

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The Design Team have created gorgeous inspiration with Cindy’s sketch – so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Posted in By Stamp Set - Gorgeous Grunge, By Stamp Set - Santa's List, By Theme - Christmas Cards, Challenge - Freshly Made Sketches | Tagged , , , | 17 Comments

The Card Concept & 25 Days of Christmas Tags

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It’s that time again for a new challenge at The Card Concept – except this fortnight we are doing something different. We’re also playing along with the very talented Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  You’re going to want to play along with Tracey’s challenge as she’s giving away prizes!!!  If you leave a comment on my blog I will randomly choose one person to be entered into the chance to win one of Tracey’s fabulous prizes.  Gotta love a challenge that offers the chance to win! So our challenge for you to create a tag or a card with a tag using a snowman. Here’s the inspiration pics:

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25 Days of Christmas Tags

I saw that we had this challenge a little while ago and realised I don’t own a snowman stamp.  I almost caved and brought a stamp set just for this challenge but I just couldn’t justify spending the cash on a stamp set I would use once (oh hang on I think half of my craft room is sets that I’ve only used once! lol).  I think I’ve shied away from buying them as I don’t know how a snowman card would go down, being that it’s summer here in Australia and it just doesn’t seem right to give a snowman card.  So I searched around until I found a free digital image and gave him a bit of colour. Here’s what I came up with:

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We would love for you to join us – so create a tag and link it up!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Posted in By Theme - Female Cards, By Theme - Vintage Cards, Challenge - Card Concept | Tagged | 22 Comments

Freshly Made Sketches #164

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We have a wonderful sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of the fabulous Jen Brum.  Here’s her sketch.

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Here’s my card:

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We would love for you to join us this week.  Head over to the 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

Posted in By Stamp Set - Bright & Beautiful, By Stamp Set - Endless Wishes, By Theme - Christmas Cards, Challenge - Freshly Made Sketches | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

The Challenge #19

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I’m back with another card I made – this time I’ve combined both the sketch and colour challenge at The Challenge.

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The stamp sets I’ve used are retired Stampin’ Up! ones called Peaceful Petals and Off the Grid.  I love and quick and easy this card was to put together.  Here’s what I came up with:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Posted in By Stamp Set - Peaceful Petals, By Theme - Female Cards | Tagged , , | 6 Comments