A Card for My Mum

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It was Mother’s Day a couple of weekends ago and as usual I stressed over making a card for my mum. My mum loves Stampin’ Up! as much as I do and I know she’d be happy with anything I gave her, but I always spend a little more time when creating her cards – just so she can see I put that little bit of extra love into them.  She loves my over-layered, tattered vintage-y cards, so this is what I made for her. You can’t get more worn than this mum!

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Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #178

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Can you believe it’s my turn to host our sketch at Freshly Made Sketches again?  I always stress when it’s my turn. What if no-one likes the sketch? What if I can’t create a card I like for my own sketch? Those type of questions run through my mind. I probably overthink things too much….

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Everywhere I go in the shops, black and white fashion is so in.  I love the interesting shapes and patterns that are not only on tops but pants as well.  I tried on some black and white chevron 7/8 pants the other day and I think I might have to go back and buy them.  I carried over my love for black and white on to my card and have used strips of DSP to create an interesting border to my main panel. Here’s my card:

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We would love for you to join us with this weeks challenge.  The design team have totally aced this sketch and have created a variety of fabulous cards. Head over to the challenge and take a look.

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Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Royalty #263 & Cardabilities #115

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I dragged myself away from watching the tennis to create a couple of cards today.  The first one is for two challenges – Stampin’ Royalty colour challenge and the Cardabilities sketch challenge.

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I had a bit more time than usual today to play around with techniques.  I’m the first to say that I’m technique challenged as I really don’t get time watch videos or search the internet to find them.  I wanted to create a kind of watercoloured background. I started by taking Hello Honey & Sahara Sand Inks and randomly stamped the pads directly to a non-stick craft mat.  I then spritzed the ink with water and then placed my Whisper White card stock directly onto the ink.  This is the effect I achieved after I dried it off with my heat tool. I inked up Stampin’ Up!s Dictionary and finger walked it so that it only stamped on certain bits of the background. I’m pretty happy with the effect!

SR263 & Cardabilities115

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Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players #199 & The Challenge #8

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I’ve doubled up my challenges for my second card tonight – Jaydee’s colour challenge at The Paper Players and Lesley’s sketch challenge from The Challenge. Here are their inspiration pics:

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I really love Lesley’s sketch as I felt it really suited my layers that I love to add to pretty much every card I make.  I debated about putting blue leaves on my card but that’s what I ended up with and I have to say – I don’t really mind them!  Here’s my card:

PPC199 & TC8

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Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #202 & Cardabilities #98

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Just a quick one tonight as I’m off to watch The Voice which starts tonight! I loved the challenges at Pals Paper Arts and Cardabilities so much that I decided to combine them.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #335 & Dynamic Duos #93

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I’m back with my second card today.  This time I’ve combined my card for Mojo Monday’s sketch challenge and Dynamic Duos colour challenge.

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Blushing Bride would have to be my most favourite Stampin’ Up! pinks ever, and when combined with Sahara Sand, it would have to be one of my favourite & prettiest colour combos.  I’m almost at the end of any Blushing Bride DSP in my stash.  I wish we could order single packs of DSP like we used to – Blushing Bride would have to be at the top of my wish list.

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We have a holiday tomorrow (gotta love a long weekend), so I’m hoping to be back with some more cards.  Fingers crossed…..

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #116

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It’s Wednesday so that means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and I’m this weeks sketch hostess.  Here’s my sketch:

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When I created this sketch I had Christmas in mind, but when I saw how many Christmas cards I had, I decided it would work for a birthday card too – you can never had too many birthday cards!  I’m really loving Crisp Cantaloupe at the moment so I’ve teamed it with Coastal Cabana. The flowers I’ve used are from a Stampin’ Up! set called Fabulous Florets and the sentiment is from Simply Sketched.

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I can wait to see how you interpret my sketch so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card.  While you’re there check out the lovely inspiration from the Clean Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle