Still AddINKtive Challenges #1

Hey Everyone

My stamping friends Bron and Kathy have started a new challenge blog called Still AddINKtive Challenges – click here to take you to their challenge.  What a great DT they’ve put together as well, faces I know (from being on the same DT as them) and work I love. For their very first week their challenge is to create a card using the following sketch AND colour combination.

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This a great challenge if you’re just starting out as all the hard work is done for you with layout and colours!  Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #82 & Dynamic Duos #27

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I woke up at 7.30am this morning (it’s a Sunday I should be sleeping in!) so I headed to my craft cave to enter a couple of challenges I found last night before I went to bed.  My card is for Chupa’s Sketchbook Saturday Challenge where she has come up with this interesting sketch.  I flipped the sketch 90 degrees for my card.

I’ve teamed this sketch with the colour challenge over at Dynamic Duos.  I had it in my head that I was going to “vintage up” Gumball Green and Raspberry Ripple – I might stick with a Christmas card next time I come across these colours! We’re allowed a neutral for these challenges so I’ve gone with Crumb Cake. The designer series paper is a retired Stampin’ Up! one called Bella Bleu – I think I’ve only used this once before!

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple, Bella Bleu (retired)
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green
Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor, Papaya Collage, Sincere Salutations (retired), Charming (retired)
Other Products: Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Basic Pearls

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players Challenge #118

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It’s been ages since I’ve had a chance to play along with the challenges at The Paper Players.  The reason being the challenges goes live on a Sunday evening here in Australia and then they finish early Saturday morning.  I work full time, so I find it hard to enter most weeks now – unless of course I have a day off work like I did today 🙂

The very talented Anne Marie has given the challenge this week of creating a clean and simple project using frames.  I may as well let you know now – my card is not truly clean and simple…….you know I struggle with this.

This card started with my wanting to use my new Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP.  I fell in love with this gorgeous DSP, but wanted to use it for a feminine card rather than a Christmas one.  I’ve made a card with a kind of a shadow box frame that I embossed with my new Lacy Brocade embossing folder.  I tend to fussy-cut a lot (have you noticed?) and have used one of the flowers from Everything Eleanor and the leaves from Summer Silhouettes.  For the base of the shadow box I stamped the words from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Charming. Here’s what I came up with:

And from another angle so you can see the raised frame:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #118

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It’s Just Add Ink Challenge time again.  This week our challenge is to Just Add…..Mae.  We get to check out my fellow design team member Mae’s blog and choose a card we would like to CASE.  After narrowing it down from the many I could’ve chosen, I decided to CASE this gorgeous card (click here to take you to Mae’s original post).

I love the colours she’s used so I’ve kept my colour scheme similar.  I really love Basic Gray, but don’t use it as often as I would like.  I added Cherry Cobbler to the Basic Gray and teamed it with my new fave DSP – Twitterpated.  Here’s what I came up with:

Thanks for taking a look.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #13

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I’ve got a quick one tonight!  I was able to sneak into my craft room and make the following card for Lesley’s Merry Monday Challenge.  Here’s Lesley’s sketch:

Here’s my card:

Thanks for taking a look.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze
Stamp Sets: Stitched Stocking, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Creative Elements, Charming
Other Products: Basic Rhinestones, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Stocking Punch, Circle Punches, Word Window, Dots Embossing Folder, Eyelets

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday Challenge #223

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Gee it’s nice being on holidays and being able to enter a challenge during the week rather than trying to complete it in a hurry on the weekend.  I could really get used to this life – maybe a tattslotto win could keep me at home and in my craft room!

This is the sketch at Mojo Monday this week:

Here’s my card:

Thanks for taking a look.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder, Wisteria Wonder DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Wisteria Wonder
Stamp Sets: Creative Elements, Kindness Matters, Charming, Occasional Quotes (retired), French Foliage
Other Products: Circle Scissor, Tag Punches, Hemp Twine, Black Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Label Punch

See ya

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary #182

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I’ve used an unused until now stamp set called Charming for the this weeks sketch challenge at Create with Connie & Mary.   I love a background script stamp and also a flower stamp, so this set is perfect for me.  I’ve used my Pool Party & Basic Black markers to colour in the flower and then painstakingly cut it out (almost cut it in half twice!)- I was going to raise it up, but as the stems are so fine it didn’t work very well.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand DSP, Pool Party DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Sahara Sand
Stamp Sets: Charming, Occasional Quotes (retired), Kindness Matters
Other Products: Scallop Edge Punch, Pool Party Ribbon, Antique Brad, Basic Pearls, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Embossing Folder

See ya

Narelle