Just Add Ink #284

Hey Everyone

Challenges are good for me because they make me step out of my comfort zone.  This weeks Just Add Ink Challenge has made me step waaaaay out of my comfort zone. Our challenge for you is to:

Just Add a Fancy Fold

I’ve never really made that many fancy fold cards mainly because I’m too lazy to even look for a design and I find them too fiddly to bother attempting. When I saw this Fancy Fold Challenge was on my week at JAI, I truly grimaced. Once I got myself gee’d up to get started, I found this folded card tutorial by Kristina Werner and found that it actually came together pretty easy. Maybe I shouldn’t shy away from trying new things!

This is the first photo I took of my card.  I didn’t realise how stiff this cardstock was and that it wouldn’t fold flat – no matter how many times I re-enforced the folds with my bone folder. So I left it under a heavy book for a day and then had another go at taking the photo.
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Then I was able to get a better photo.

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Once the front flaps are open I realised I hadn’t left a lot of room to write a greeting.

 

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So instead of sticking the two pieces of cardstock fully together as Kristina did in her tutorial, I adhered the left side only.  This created an extra flap for me to be able to put in a piece of white cardstock for a sentiment.

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Our team have created wonderful cards to inspire you – so head over to Just Add Ink and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #207

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. This weeks fabulous sketch has been designed by the mega-talented Kim Singdahlsen.

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This card came together in no time! I love it when that happens! I am well on my way to being organised for Christmas (for once!). Chrissy cards almost completed. Now I”m about to start my present shopping.   I’ve used some retired Stampin’ Up! stamp sets – Endless Wishes and Evergreen.  Here’s my card:

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Our team will inspire you with their cards – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

ColourQ Challenge #308 & CAS(E) This Sketch #141

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Look at me – it’s the weekend and I’m posting!  The card I’ve made is for two challenges – ColourQ & CAS(E) This Sketch – yep a clean and simple challenge!

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The colours from ColourQ has me thinking Christmas.  I always like to try new combo’s for my Christmas cards – kind of unexpected but I think they work really well.  Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #230 & Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #332

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I saw the challenge at Create with Connie & Mary was to make a Gift Card Holder and decided I could make a head start on my Christmas gift card/money holders.  I’ve combined this challenge with the colour challenge at Pals Paper Arts – they’re the perfect colours for Christmas!

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I have a confession – I’ve never used this retired Stampin’ Up! Christmas Stocking Die before. I’m hoping I’m not the only one that buys products thinking I’m going to use them – only for them to sit in the cupboard for possibly 3 years??? I made sure I used my new Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlits Dies.  I stamped the envelope with Endless Wishes in Baked Brown Sugar and the sentiment is from my Wondrous Wreath Framelits Dies. Quick and easy!

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And look! I made more than one!

 

 

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #164

Hey Everyone

We have a wonderful sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of the fabulous Jen Brum.  Here’s her sketch.

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Here’s my card:

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We would love for you to join us this week.  Head over to the challenge and link up a card. While you’re there, check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle