The Card Concept #33

Hey Again Everyone

I’m back with a second card tonight.  This time I have created a card for this fortnight’s challenge over at The Card Concept.  Here’s our inspiration picture for you:

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I to’d and fro’d with this colour combo for ages.  In the end I found the best thing to do was to walk away and come back a day later. I completely threw out the ideas I originally had and started from scratch and my card came together in less than 1/2 hour.  I really love the patterns and shapes in this picture so I tried to carry them over to my shabby card. You may not be able to see it but my pink circle DSP has a subtle chevron pattern to it. It was really hard to photograph.

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We would love for you to join us with this challenge – head over to The Card Concept and link up a card. If you need a little inspiration, take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #182

Hey Everyone

It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week the marvellously talented Rita Wright is our sketch hostess.  Take a look at her great sketch.

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I needed a birthday card for a 17 year old girl who is the daughter of a work colleague.  The colours on her invitation for her party are Black, Gold and White.  I always put so much pressure on myself when I am asked to create a card specifically for an occasion – I would much rather them choose one of my existing cards!  Here’s what I came up with:

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The Clean Team have designed wonderful cards to inspire you – so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #258 & Mojo Monday #392

Hey Everyone

This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink was suggested by Rochelle – take a look at the pretty colours she has given us to use:

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As colour challenges still scare me, I searched around for a sketch that I could use for the layout.  This weeks Mojo Monday sketch really appealed to me.

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I finally put in a Stampin’ Up! order and just received Butterfly Basics.  I really love this pretty flower.  I can see it’s going to be my go-to flower stamp for a while. Here’s my card:

 

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We would love for you to join us with this weeks colour challenge. For some inspiration, head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the cards the Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #181

Hey Everyone

It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch hostess is the wonderfully talented Jen Mitchell.  You’ll want to check out Jen’s blog as she creates the most beautiful clean cards – I’m in awe of her creations.

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Being on holidays with a fair amount of my craft room is great, but being home to my fully stocked craft room is heaven!  It was almost a relief to be able to put together a card without having to think too hard about what products I had taken with me that matched.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #257

Hey Everyone

We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink.  This week is inspiration picture week and I found the following pictures that I hope will inspire you.

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I LOVE these colours and knew I wanted to make a vintagey tag.  I found some scrap pieces of DSP that I could use.  No matter how much DSP I try and use, my piles of it never seem to diminish.

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We would love to see what you create with this challenge – head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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The Card Concept #32

Hey Everyone

When I first saw the colours for this weeks Card Concept challenge, I wondered how I was going to make them work for a Shabby Chic card – but once I found the right DSP my card just fell together. Love it when that happens!

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Here’s what I came up with:

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We would love for you to join us with our challenge.  Head over to The Card Concept and take a look at the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #180

Hey Everyone

The wonderfully talented Jennifer Timko is our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Take a look at her great sketch:

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When I was packing for my holiday I thought I covered all colours ranges and had plenty of variety with my stamps, but when it came to making my card I realised how much stuff I left at home.  Here’s my card with my limited supplies:

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We would love for you to join us. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card.  While you’re there, take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the Clean Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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The Challenge #28

Hey Everyone

This is a special post as The Challenge is turning one!  Happy Anniversary Lesley! As this is their 1st Anniversary Lesley’s friend Wendy Ramlakhan, the owner of SugarPea Designs, has generously offered a SPD Gift Certificate for one lucky participant. It will be one random winner…the more times you play, the better your odds.

The theme for this weeks challenge is Anything Goes.  You will need to create a new project for this challenge and make sure you don’t enter your project in more than 5 challenges (including this challenge).

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I seem to be on a roll with masculine cards. The more I make them, the more I feel comfortable creating them!  I really am loving creating grungy backgrounds and am looking forward to tomorrow as I am having a crafting day with my mum tomorrow to show her how I create them. It’s not often we can get together as we live an hour away, but we are currently on a holiday together and I’ve managed to bring along about a third of my craft room.

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We would love for you to join us with this weeks Anything Goes Anniversary Challenge – 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.

I’ve loved being a Guest Designer with The Challenge for the month of March – thanks so much Lesley for asking me to play along!

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #256

Hey Everyone

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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