Freshly Made Sketches #266

Hey Everyone

I love great sketches and this is one of those!  Amy O’Neill is not only a talented card maker, she’s a superb sketch designer.  Here’s our latest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches:

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One of my all time favourite Stampin’ Up! Christmas stamp sets is Evergreen.  It’s a retired set, but I love the shape of these trees, so I can’t see myself ever getting rid of it.  My little reindeer is from Cookie Cutter Christmas – a set I only recently purchased, so I thought I better give it a whirl.

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The girls have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #217

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These last few weeks leading up to Christmas seem to have flown by.  Here we are at our last sketch challenge for 2015 at Freshly Made Sketches.  Linda Callahan is our sketch hostess this week. Linda makes wonderfully creative and eye-catching cards – head over to her blog and check them out.

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This will probably be my last Christmas card for 2015 and again I’ve gone with a neutrals colour scheme.  Here’s my card:

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Our last challenge for 2015 is open for two weeks – so you have plenty of time to link up a card.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see how gorgeous the Clean Team’s card are.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #212

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We have a new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches.  I’m the sketch hostess this week – here’s my sketch:

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I’ve kept it pretty simple – just three shapes.  Tip Top Taupe is my go-to colour now. I’ve combined it with Hello Honey and Whisper White. Another non-traditional colour combo that I like for Christmas.

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Our team has created wonderful inspiration for you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at their gorgeous card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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

Just Add Ink #280

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I love this weeks theme challenge at Just Add Ink – our challenge for you is to:

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I dug into a basket sitting on my desk that has loads of offcuts of DSP, cardstock and unused images I’ve stamps.  I also had this pre-cut glimmer circle sitting in there waiting for quite possibly this challenge.  My photograph doesn’t really show the black glimmer stars I’ve created for the tops of my trees.  I’ve used an off-cut of the same Champagne Glimmer Paper and ran my black ink pad over them to make them black.  This is because I haven’t yet put in a SU! order for some Black Glimmer Paper – I know, I’m probably the last in Australia to stock up on it!.   Here’s my card:

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Our team has provided wonderful projects to inspire you – head over to Just Add Ink and check them out. We would love for you to join us while you’re there!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #270

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This weeks Just Add Ink inspiration pic is all about Christmas.  If you’re like me and leave everything until the last minute, this challenge will hopefully inspire you to get going early on your Christmas projects.

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I received my Stampin’ Up! Gift Bag Punch Board a few weeks ago and thought it was time to give it a go.

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While I had the papers and stamp sets out, I decided to make up some simple gift cards to go with my gift bag. They measure 7cm x 7cm when made up.  They are busy, but not as busy as my gift bag as people don’t tend to keep gift cards and I didn’t want to waste the ribbon or bling!

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Our team has created gorgeous inspiration for you – so head over to Just Add Ink and check them out. While you’re there, we would love you to join us with this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #338 & Merry Monday Challenge #101

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I’ve been a bit quite around here because I’ve been a tad busy lately.   Let me tell you – I’m missing my stamping time!

The challenges I’m entering my card into are Monday Monday’s sketch challenge and a challenge that I haven’t entered since I left their design team in August last year – Merry Monday.  I really miss the girls on the design team and also miss my regular Chrissy cards.  I’ve lost the hang of how to make a Christmas card so it took me a sec to get started today!

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MMC101picI really love these challenge colours together and have decided that my card kinda reminds me of wrapped present with my big gray bow. This ribbon is one I haven’t really used much of, so today was my opportunity to give it a go.  The trees are from a Stampin’ Up! set called Evergreen and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #322 & Pals Paper Arts #182

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I’m loving the colour Smoky Slate at the moment.  The design team at Pals Paper Arts have a challenge with Smoky Slate and Elegant Eggplant in it, so I knew I had to play along.

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I’m entering my card into Mojo Monday’s sketch challenge as I have used their layout for my card.  Don’t you just love this sketch?

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The stamp sets I’ve used are Stampin’ Up! ones Evergreen and the cute little reindeer and sentiment are from a Hostess Stamp set called Warmth & Wonder.  I’ve almost run out of all my Elegant Eggplant DSP in my stack so I found some offcuts from a long ago retired pack called Lap of Luxury.  You’ll probably notice that I’ve used Whisper White instead of Very Vanilla? Well that’s because I didn’t study the challenge colours before I whipped up my card – sorry ’bout that!  My bow doesn’t quite look like Elegant Eggplant, but it is.  I don’t have an Elegant Eggplant re-inker so I had to run the seam binding over the ink pad with my fingers and by the time it dried, it came out with slightly pinkier tones.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #111

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This week Linda Callahan is our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches.  Linda is not only very talented, she is so lovely and oh so very funny.  You should head over to Linda’s blog and check out her gorgeous creations.

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I probably took this sketch literally as the inspiration for my card came from the Christmas bauble.  I’ve decided to go with a Christmas card and instead of the bauble, I’ve used Christmas trees from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Evergreen.  The colours I’ve used are Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.

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Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and join us with this weeks challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #68

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It’s Monday, so that means another fabulous sketch for you to create a Christmas card at Merry Monday.

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I had these retired Stampin’ Up! papers – Cottage Wall DSP & Nursery Nest DSP – on my desk so it was easy for me to throw them together on my card. Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

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

Cheers

Narelle