Just Add Ink #135

Hey Everyone

Happy Friday!  We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week is a sketch challenge.  Tina has designed this fab sketch for us:

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I’ve gone with a butterfly as the focal point on my card and stamped and then fussy cut some leaves from Summer Silhouettes.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Stampin’ Up!s Four You.  Here’s my card:

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Our team has provided wonderful inspiration for you.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #208

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I love Wednesday’s as that means it’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. Our designer for this wonderful sketch is none other than the fabulously talented Cindy Hall. Head over to her blog and check out her lovely creations.

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Here’s my card:

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Our team has provider gorgeous cards to inspire you so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out. Why don’t you play along this week?

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #206

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It’s Wednesday again, so that means it’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Linda Callahan.  Gee I love the circles on this sketch!

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I played around with a colour combo that I’ve never used before – Soft Suede and Blushing Bride.  I really love the softness of these colours together.  I also tried something I’ve haven’t even thought about doing in ages – I used Crystal Effects on top of my sentiment and just before it dried, I added Dazzling Diamonds and used my heat tool to dry it off.  Don’t know if you can see a tad of sparkle in my photo – but it is there.  Here’s my card:

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Our team has created fabulous cards to inspire you – so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.  We would love for you to join us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #200

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It’s here!!! It’s our 200th Challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  For this special celebration we have sponsors donating wonderful prizes. Take a look at all the amazing sponsors below – they have truly made this challenge into something special!

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Here’s our sketch for you to create your card.  This sketch can be interpreted in so many different ways (as is shown by the fabulous inspiration from the Clean Team and all of the Design Team members from the sponsored companies).

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I had a day off work last week and I think I spent half the day trying to put a card together. Instead of a straight line through the middle of the sketch, I cut my cardstock on an angle just for something different.  I know I have a few more layers on my card than what is on the sketch, but if you know my cards, you’d know how hard it is for me to keep the layers to a minimum.

The colour combo I’ve used is Whisper White, Basic Black and Coastal Cabana.  My “Thanks” sentiment is from Stampin’ Up!s Greetings Thinlits and is cut twice and glued together. I then added a layer of Crystal Effects to give it a glossy finish – it’s a bit hard to see the glossiness in my photo but it’s there.  The “To a Good Friend” sentiment is from Stampin’ Up!s Happy Birthday Everyone set.  The DSPs I’ve used are Stampin’ Up! packs.  The Basic Black paper is from Everyday Chic DSP and the Coastal Cabana papers are from a retired stack called Fresh Prints DSP Stack. And lastly the butterfly is from Butterfly Basics.

Here’s my card:

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We have loads of inspiration for you over at Freshly Made Sketches, so head over and take a look.  We can’t wait to see what you create! Good luck with the prizes!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #400

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It’s not like me to be able to play along with challenges on a Monday but it’s a holiday here in Melbourne and I have some free time.  After a quick look around at the challenges I found that Mojo Monday is having a design team search for their 400th challenge.  Thought I’d play along as theirs was one of the first challenges I came across and it pretty much inspired me to get myself a blog.

For this special challenge Julee has gone back to where it all started, and for inspiration, we get to play along with her very first sketch:

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Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Card Concept #36

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I really love challenges as they make me try different colour combos that I would never usually try.  Take a look at the fab inspiration pic we have for you at The Card Concept.

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I tried a new-to-me technique – the emboss resist technique.  I heat embossed Stampin’ Up!s En Francais with Clear Embossing Powder.  I then sponged Slate Gray and Morning Meadow ink in patches and then wiped away the excess with a paper towel.  I then set about fussy cutting (gee did they take time!) the fern fronds and flower from Butterfly Basics.  Here’s my card:

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We’d love for you to join us with our challenge. Head over to The Card Concept and link up a card. While you’re there, take a look at the wonderful inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #262

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This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is a colour challenge.  Take a look at these great colours:

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I came up with something different than I normally do – I created a scene with a Stampin’ Up! stamp set that is new to me – Moon Lake.  To get the reflection of the boat in the water I stamped the boat image onto a window sheet and then pressed it down onto the cardstock. I created the water by sponging Pool Party ink onto the cardstock and the sky by dulling down the Pool Party ink on a piece of scrap first.  To get a bit of a sunset glow I sponged Calypso Coral lightly on the cardstock. I then used my blender pen to colour the tree and boat.  I used my white gel pen to draw in the little waves.  I love this sentiment from Butterfly Basics – I think it really finished off my card.

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I love how the design team have created very different cards to inspire you.  Head over to Just Add Ink and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Card Concept #35

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I’m back with a 2nd post today – this time it’s for the new challenge at The Card Concept. We have the following inspiration pic for you:

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I did a bit of colouring with my card today. I really love Stampin’ Up!s Indescribable Gift for colouring. Here’s my card:

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Come and join us with this challenge at The Card Concept. Head over to the challenge and check out the fabulous inspiration for you from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #186

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I know I’ve been quiet on here lately, but I’m still catching up with home and work life stuff after getting back from convention. I’ll get back to regular blogging soon!

We have a new challenge for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch hostess is the fabulously talented and creator of lovely clean cards – Jen Brum. Take a look at her great sketch:

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I threw this card together in no time – I love it when that happens (wish it would happen like this more often!). I am simply loving Stampin’ Up!s Butterfly Basics so you will be seeing a bit of it over the next few weeks.

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The design team have created cards that are going to wow you – so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look! Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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