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

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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

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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

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Mojo Monday #372

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I’ve had such a busy weekend but somehow I have managed to complete all my Design Team commitments for the week, design cards and cut cardstock for a class next weekend AND create two cards for fun! Don’t you love it when things just fall into place?

The card I’m sharing today I made for the sketch challenge at Monday Monday.

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I’ve seen this retired Stampin’ Up! teddy stamp around for years and thought he would be  perfect for colouring.  I was browsing around on Ebay a couple of weeks ago and found it quite cheap.  I decided I needed it for future baby cards as I always get requests for them and never have any up my sleeve.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #241

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This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is a sketch challenge.  Our sketch has been designed by Tina.

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I’ve done it again – I’ve created yet another card using my Blendabilities.  Papillion Potpourri is one of my favourite stamp sets to colour.  To get some inspiration on how to colour my butterflies I googled “butterfly images” and decided to go ahead and use two colours. I really love the two-toned butterflies and how they pop of this Black & White DSP from Back To Black.

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We would love for you to join us with this sketch challenge.  Head over to Just Add Ink 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 #163

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Woohoo it’s Wednesday again so that means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch is designed by none other than the fabulously talented Cindy Hall.  Here’s her great sketch:

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As you will see I’ve flipped Cindy’s sketch and used some retired Stampin’ Up! stamp sets – Papaya Collage & Sincere Salutations.  Here’s my card. (And yes, I’m still going through my Blendabilities colouring phase).

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Head over to the challenge and take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the Clean Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Merry Monday Challenge #134 & Cardabilities #111

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Just a quick one tonight as a really good movie is about to start.  I had a chance to create one card on this busy weekend for a challenge so I combined it for two – this weeks Merry Monday Challenge and Cardabilities sketch challenge.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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I dragged out a retired Stampin’ Up! set for the baubles called Merry & Type. Once I heat embossed them with Silver embossing powder I gave them a bit of colour with my blendabilities.  I’ve used some retired brushed silver cardstock for the card base and I’ve teamed this with some DSP from All is Calm.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #162 & SU Only Challenge #109

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It’s Wednesday again so that means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our fabulous sketch has been designed by the lovely Kim.

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I’ve dragged out an old Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Because I Care.  This card started with a me wanting to use a bee so I searched for a flower stamp that I could set my bee on. My little bee is from another retired Stampin’ Up! set – Nature Walk – and is coloured with blendabilities.  I’m also entering my card into the SU Challenge where the challenge is to create a Thank You/Thanksgiving card.

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We’d love for you to join us this week with our challenge.  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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Mojo Monday #370 & Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #328

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The card I’m sharing today is made for two challenges – Mojo Monday and Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  Here’s their inspiration pics:

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I really love this colour combination and think it works so well for Christmas.  I’ve dragged out one of my favourite retired Stampin’ Up! stamp sets – Watercolour Winter.  I’ve combined it with a current sentiment from Ornamental Pine.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #239

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We have a gorgeous colour challenge at Just Add Ink for you this week courtesy of Chantell.

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Don’t you just love it when a card just comes together?  Normally I would be scared of colour challenges, especially when it consists of more than one colour and a neutral! My card was completed in record time and I have to say I really loved putting it together.  My stars are from a Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Bright & Beautiful.  I’ve stamped them in Lost Lagoon and Gold inks.  To give extra interest to the background I stamped the sentiment “Christmas Wishes” from a Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Ornamental Pine. It was great to give my previously unused Gold ink a workout on this card.

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We hope you’ll join us this week, so head over to the challenge to check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team for inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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