Freshly Made Sketches #193

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Gee these weeks seem to be flying by quicker than ever!  Wednesday’s bring a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our sketch designer my talented friend from Texas – Rita Wright.  Take a look at her cool sketch – I am loving it sic!

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I’ve used some new goodies from Stampin’ Up!s 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue.  One of my most favourite things from the catalogue is going to be this thick white cardstock that I have been hanging for.  I think you will be seeing more CAS cards from me (well as CAS as I can get!). I really do like the white on white clean look.  The designer series paper I have used is called Everyday Chic DSP. The flower, butterfly and greeting are from a set called Garden in Bloom.

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Our team has created gorgeous inspiration for you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #268

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. You’re probably going to look at this sketch and realise it’s a “me” sketch with all those layers.

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Isn’t it always the way when you design a sketch and then realise you have absolutely no idea what to do with it? In the end I chose some really cool new Stampin’ Up! animal print papers called Go Wild DSP and paired it with a zebra image from a retired Stampin’ Up! set call Zoo Review.

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Our design team have created wonderful cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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The Card Concept #38

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I’m back with a second card today and this time it’s for the new challenge over at The Card Concept.  Take a look at our inspiration colours for you:

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If you’ve seen my earlier card you’d notice I’ve used the same colours for both cards. I created my card for Freshly Made Sketches first and then went into our Card Concept page to see what the inspiration picture was for this week – unbelievably it was the same colours!  I think I was able to show that with different styles you can create two totally different cards using the same colours.

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Come and join us with this pretty colour challenge – head over to The Card Concept and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #193

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It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our fabulous sketch this week has been created by the wonderfully talented Jen Mitchell. I’m always in awe of Jen’s cards as they are so detailed with a minimal amount of layers – something I can only dream of doing!

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Here’s my card:

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Our design team have created stunning cards to inspire you so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out. We would love for you join us!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #192

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Almost forgot it was Wednesday and that I needed to write up this post!  We have a new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches. Our sketch hostess this week is the wonderfully talented Jennifer Timko. Take a look at her fabulous sketch:

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Here’s my card:

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I love seeing the design teams take on our sketch, so I know you will too! Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Mojo Monday #401, Pals Paper Arts #255 & SUO Challenge #124

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Another weekend has flown by again.  I didn’t get to spend much time in my craft room, but enough to create a card for three challenges – Mojo Monday, Pals Paper Arts and SUO Stars & Stripes Challenge.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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As I’ve been on a star card roll lately I really wasn’t going to create another one, but as the challenge at SUO was Stars & Stripes I just had to!  I love stars for a masculine card. Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #266

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It’s colour challenge time at Just Add Ink.  This week the colours were suggested by Nikki.

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I really like these colours and for some reason when I sat down with the colours in front of me I saw a baby card.  I’ve used a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set call Baby We’ve Grown.  I adore the cuteness of this little bunny.  Here’s my card:

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The design team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you – head over to Just Add Ink and check them out. We would love you to join us with this colour challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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The Card Concept #37

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It’s Wednesday so that means a new challenge and a new inspiration picture for you at The Card Concept. Take a look:

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Ok, so I am not overly loving my card. Don’t know what it was but I really struggled.  Maybe it was the combination of so many bright colours – but I really couldn’t get my shabby on with them.  My background was created by watercolouring a whole heaps of colours to some watercolour paper and sponging in spots that needed a little more colour.  Here’s what I came up with:

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The team has provided wonderful inspiration for you – head over to The Card Concept and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #190

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It’s already Wednesday again – I can’t believe how quickly the weeks are flying by.  Our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches is the wonderfully talented Amy O’Neill. If you aren’t a frequent visitor of Amy’s blog then you need to be, as she creates the most amazing cards and combines colours like no other.

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So I might have strayed a little from the sketch but if you squint your eyes a bit you can almost make out a kind of oval out of the stars ;)

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Our team has created wonderful inspiration for you so head over to the blog and take a look at their cards. We would love you to play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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The Paper Players Challenge #248, TGIF Challenge #6 & Pretty Pink Posh Watercolour Challenge

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The card I created today is different than I normally make. It has a bit of watercolouring (something I don’t do very often) and not many layers (something I do less often than watercolouring!).

I’m entering my card into three challenges – The Paper Players Masculine Themed Challenge, TGIF Watercolouring Challenge and Pretty Pink Posh’s Watercolour Blog Hop.

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To create my card I lightly watercoloured my background with Night of Navy & Pear Pizzazz Ink.  I then stamped the boat image from Stampin’ Up!s Moon Lake and coloured the tree with my blender pen and boat with Blendabilities. Because the lack of layers was doing my head in I actually coloured a second boat, fussy cut it out and raised it up with dimensionals – you can’t really tell this by my photo though. Here’s my CAS card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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