Merry Monday Challenge #70

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It’s Merry Monday time again!

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Sometimes when I sit down to work out what stamp set I’m going to use on a card, I can sit for ages deliberating what will work best.  When I saw this sketch I thought of one Stampin’ Up! stamp set only – Dasher – he’s an oldie but goodie.  Not sure if you can tell, but I’ve stamped him once onto the circle and I then stamped him again to fussy cut him out and raise him up.  I do like dimension on my cards.  Here’s what I came up with:

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Head over to Lesley’s blog and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Merry Makers.  You’re going to love their Christmas cards!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Merry Monday Challenge #62

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Lesley has given us this fabulous sketch to create our Christmas cards this week at Merry Monday.

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I’ve gone really green with my card today – Gumball Green. The stamps sets I’ve used are from Bright Hopes and More Merry Messages.  The Gumball Green designer series paper is from a pack called Be of Good Cheer.

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Head over to the challenge to join in the fun or you can click on the names below to see the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Lesley Croghan
Allisa Chilton
Bonnie Klass
LeAnne Pugliese
Nina Forsyth

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #29

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It’s Merry Monday time again!  Lesley has provided us with this great sketch for us to make our cards:

I did something that I very rarely do with this Christmas card – I heat embossed! I think I purchased this gold embossing powder about 2 years ago and had to crack it open for this challenge.  I’ve embossed my wreath and sentiment (even though you can’t see it in the photo).  I found a pack of DSP in the back of my cupboard that hadn’t been opened called – Christmas Cocoa – I didn’t even know I had it!  I really am shocking with my hoarding!

I hope you have time to check out the gorgeous cards the Merry Makers have created and join us for this weeks challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge – Something Different Week 4

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So this one started after a phone conversation with my mum….  We were discussing punches and I said my first punch was the Round Tab punch – not sure why this was my first – and how I’ve barely used it in the 3 years since I’ve owned it!  I said to my mum that I was going to use it on a card – easier said than done.

For my last week of using the same sketch at Merry Monday for the month of July I decided I’d like to make a card where I could add a gift card somewhere on the card.  I ended up taking the easy way out last year and gave lots of gift cards instead of pressies, so I wanted to play around with this years cards and add a pocket or something similar to hide the gift cards in. I’ve used the Two Tags die and created a pouch and added it to the front of the card.  Not sure if I’m loving this card but it will do for now.  It will need some tweaking before Christmas comes because it was very fiddly.

Here’s my gift card, card:

And here’s a picture of how the flap opens and where the gift card hides:

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Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #22

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I have some exciting news to share.  I’m going to be Guest Designing alongside Bonnie Klass with Lesley and the Merry Makers Design Team at Merry Monday Challenges for the next three months!   I’m a fan of Bonnie’s and have been “seeing” her around the challenges for a while now.  Click here to take you to her blog and check out her gorgeous cards.  I’m rapt to be involved with such a fun challenge – I’m going to be so prepared for Christmas this year! I hope to see you playing along with us when you get a chance.

Here’s Lesley’s wonderful sketch this week:

Here’s my card:

The Merry Makers have created some beautiful projects this week, so head over to the challenge and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #14

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This is a different post for me tonight – I’m entering my card into Lesley’s Merry Monday Challenge, but for a bit of fun I’m also entering one from my mum, as she’s on holidays with me at the moment and I made her make a card!

Here’s Lesley’s sketch:

Here’s my card:

Here’s my mums (Judy’s) card:

Thanks for taking a look.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Sketch Challenges #3

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I’m on a roll – I’ve completed three out of three challenges for Lesley’s Merry Monday Sketch Challenges.  I may even end up with 50 cards by the time Christmas comes this year if I keep it up.  Here’s what I came up with this week:

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Night of Navy DSP
Ink: Night of Navy
Stamp Sets: Bright Hopes, Bliss (retired)
Other Products: White Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearl, Dauber
See ya

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #124

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I’ve only got one card tonight – it’s been another busy, busy weekend.  I’m hanging out for my holidays soon so I can catch up on some card making and challenge entering!  My card tonight is for the sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts – click here to take you their challenge blog.

This is this weeks sketch:

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Crumb Cake DSP, Calypso Coral
Ink: Black Stazon, Calypso Coral
Stamp Sets: Bright Hopes, Perfect Punches
Other Products: Basic Pearls, Black Satin Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punches, Button, Linen Thread

See ya

Narelle