ColourQ Challenge #360 & Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge

Hey Everyone

I managed to organise myself this weekend and found time to play along with some challenges.  I’ve combined my card for the following two challenges – the colour challenge at colourQ and the sketch challenge at Viva la Verve.

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It’s been ages since I’ve gone with a worn and torn/vintagey type card.  I forgot how messy I get my fingers when I sponge! Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #245

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer is non other than the super talented Jen Mitchell.  Jen combines colours effortlessly and has such a gorgeous clean style.  Head over to her blog and check out her cards.

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I’ve used the following Stampin’ Up! stamp sets for my card – Swirly Bird, Sunburst Sayings & Botanical Blooms. The gold & white confetti-like DSP in the background is from Pop Of Pink Designer Series Paper. Here’s my card:

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As always the Clean Team have created gorgeous inspiration for you, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #299

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I just love the colours in this weeks Just Add Ink inspiration picture.  Kim found this wonderful photo – I can’t wait to see what you create.

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The flower I’ve used on my card is from Stampin’ Up!s Botanical Blooms Stamp Set and I’ve used the matching Botanical Builder Framelits Dies to cut them out.  The background stamping is from the stamp set Timeless Textures.  The colours I’ve used are Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi and Rose Red.  I stamped my sentiment from Petite Pairs in Mint Macaron and to finish my card off I’ve added some sequins.  Here’s my card:

Come and join us with this weeks challenge. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the fabulous projects the Design Team have created for you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #286

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I managed make a card for this weeks Pals Paper Arts Challenge and even took a photo on the weekend, but didn’t have a chance to write this post until now.  My good friend Linda is this weeks sketch hostess at PPA and as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to play along.

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I did something with this card that I never normally do.  I stamped my sentiment and I stuck my sequins on with glu-dots before I even worked out what I was putting on my card.  Glu-dots are sticky little buggers and don’t want to come off without tearing your cardstock. I realised I need to flip the sketch to work for my card work – I could then match up my twine with the button and fit my leaves properly.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

ColourQ Challenge #324 & Retro Sketches #197

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I ventured into my craft room today because the temperature’s only going to get to 19deg rather than the 43deg it got to yesterday.  I’m hoping that as the weather is going to be cooler for the next couple of days, I might actually get up the energy to try and organise my room and de-clutter the mess that it is…

The card I’m sharing today is combined for two challenges – -the colour challenge at ColourQ and the sketch challenge at Retro Sketches.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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I tried out my new Stampin’ Up! Botanical Blooms stamp set today.  Even though it comes with thinlits, I still fussy cut the leaves and flowers.  The sentiment I’ve used is from another new stamp set called Birthday Blooms.  I really love the flower in this set and am hoping to get a chance to colour it soon.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle