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.

Mojo322 & PPA182

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Cheers

Narelle

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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.

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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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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

Merry Monday Challenge #56

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It’s Monday, so that means it’s Merry Monday time again! Lesley has created this interesting sketch for us this week.  I love how all the Merry Makers have created different cards using this sketch.

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I’ve used some retired Stampin’ Up! designer series paper – Holly Jolly DSP – for my card. I still have quite a bit lying around and it feels really good to use it up. The Evergreen trees are stamped in Old Olive and my sentiment is from a retired Stampin’ Up set called Many Merry Messages.  I must be going through a green phase because I’ve created yet again, another mostly green card.

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We’d love for you to join us this week – head over to Lesley’s blog and see what the Merry Makers have created.

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Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #230

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It’s Thursday so that means a new challenge at Create with Connie & Mary.  This weeks challenge is to create a project using Champagne Glimmer Paper and Very Vanilla.  This was my first time using Champagne Glimmer Paper (in fact I purchased it just for this challenge!).

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I’ve gold heat embossed the trees from Evergreen as well as my sentiment from Merry & Type – I really like to mix my stamp sets, don’t I? Here’s my card:

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We’d love for you to join us this week at Create with Connie & Mary – head over to the challenge and check out what the design team have created this week!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #60

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Over at Freshly Made Sketches, Tui has come up with this fabulous sketch.  I’m so into circles as the focal point on my cards right now, so I knew this sketch was for me.

This is my first time using Evergreen – I soooooo wanted it and haven’t even inked it up until now.  I figured I’d better use it before it retired! Here’s what I came up with:

I initially had one tree on my card, but I felt it was a little plain so I stamped a second one – now I don’t know if I’ve gone overboard :).

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP, Festival of Prints DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Evergreen, Petite Pairs
Other Products: Seam Binding (not SU), Circle Punches, Circle Scissor (retired)

Cheers

Narelle