Stampin’ Royalty #198

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The Design Team at Stampin’ Royalty have given us the challenge to create Halloween Goodie Packaging.  I’ve never made anything Halloween as it really isn’t that big in Australia.  But as I’m wanting to challenge myself to try new things, I thought I’d give this fun challenge a go.  I buy chocolates and lollies just in case I get a Trick or Treater come to the door, but it never happens.  I end up eating them all after Halloween, just because I don’t want the chockies and lollies to go to waste 😉

I was on a roll with my Halloween Goodies Packaging so instead of one project, I made three.

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Here’s a close up of a vase I had sitting at home. I found pumpkin cover chocolates to fill up the jar (well, almost fill up – I ate a few!)

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This little goodie bag is filled with mini chocolate bars.

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And to finish off my projects, I created a bag topper made from the Top Note Die.  Since I took this photo my son raided my craft room and has eaten all the cool mints.

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Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #177

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Wow these weeks are flying! It’s Friday again, so that means a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is a lovely colour combo for you to try.

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When I saw this challenge I decided to put in a Stampin’ Up! order as I didn’t have any Soft Sky products.  I may’ve rushed putting in my $400 order as when I finally got my big brown box delivered, there was nothing in there with the words Soft Sky on it except for a Stampin’ Up! marker.  No cardstock, no ink and no clue how I was going to incorporate my Soft Sky marker.  In the end I coloured in the banner stamp from Affection Collection.   It’s there, but only just – can you see it?  Next time I put in an order I think I’ll take my time and check it before I finalise it 🙂  I’ve used my favourite flower again from Flower Shop and added some leaves cut with my Little Leaves Die.  My favourite sentiment at the moment is from Simply Sketched – love this font.

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We’d love to see what you create with this colour challenge, so why don’t you head over to Just Add Ink and while you’re there, check out the lovely inspiration from the Design Team.

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Cheers

Narelle

Inspired by Stamping #49 & The Deconstructed Sketch #92

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If you love a challenge with really soft and pretty colours, the challenge over at Inspired by Stamping is for you. Their colours this week are Kraft, Light Pink & Green.

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I don’t make enough tags, so when I saw the sketch challenge at The Deconstructed Sketch I knew I would have to play along.  As soon as I sat down at my desk I reached for a tag I had made previously to get some inspiration and spilt my extra large latte all over it – grrrrrr not happy! I letting it dry to see how it looks – if it dries ok, then I may tell the person I’m giving it to that I meant to have a coffee stained look 🙂

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Here’s my tag:

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #150

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We hope you enjoyed our Just Add Ink Big Shot Blog Hop last week. Thank you to everyone who hopped with us and left me lovely comments – I really, really appreciate it.  Also a big hello to my new followers 🙂 I’m so pleased that you want to follow me!

This week at Just Add Ink our challenge for you is a sketch challenge. Mae has created the following fabulous sketch for us:

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When I started blogging two years ago I used pretty much only neutrals unless I was entering a colour challenge.  I’ve always felt comfortable with them, but lately I’m addicted to Midnight Muse – I’ve decided Midnight Muse is my new black! So here’s another Midnight Muse card:

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We’d love for you to join us with this weeks sketch – head over to Just Add Ink and check out what the Design Team have created this week!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

 

The Paper Players #127 & Mojo Monday #275

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Love is in the Air over at The Paper Players where romance and Valentine’s Day are the theme for this weeks challenge.  I’ve gone with a vintagey card that I thought could be used as a Valentine’s Day card or an Anniversary card.  I’ve used this weeks Mojo Monday sketch (gee I love this one Julee!) for the layout of my card.

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Affection Collection is a stamp set that is always sitting on my desk lately so I’ve used the sentiment and flashy background stamp (don’t even know what you would call this stamp).  To match the Pink Pirouette in my designer series papers, I dyed some Very Vanilla Seam Binding with Pink Pirouette ink and scrunched it up to get the ruffled effect. I then added some punched hearts, scrunched up the corner of my card to reveal some retired Newsprint DSP and my card was done. Here’s what I came up with:

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Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #149

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One of my favourite challenges, Pals Paper Arts, is having their last challenge for 2012.  Their challenge is a sketch challenge and it’s another fabulous one by Margaret.

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I’ve used Comfort Cafe DSP a lot lately, but I haven’t used this particular pattern in a while.  In my effort to use up the many papers I’ve got sitting around, I decided paper this would be the starting point of my card. I’ve teamed it with Soft Suede and Cajun Craze Ink. Here’s what I came up with:

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Cheers

Narelle

Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #37

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The Design Team at Inspired by Stamping have given us the following inspiration picture to create our projects this week – how pretty is the styling?

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The main colours we can use on our cards are green, red & white.  I don’t have a huge amount of red on my card but I have used a lot of green and white.  I love the flourishy frame from Affection Collection and think it really works for a Christmas card.  I stamped the nestles from Watercolour Winter and the tiny poinsettia from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Season of Joy – I had to get red in there somewhere!

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle