Just Add Ink #250

Hey Everyone

This week at Just Add Ink we have an inspiration challenge for you.  How pretty are these colours?

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I kept the sentiment simple by using the “With Love” sentiment. I guess I could give this card for a birthday or a thank you as the sentiment covers pretty much any occasion. IF I gave out Valentine’s Day cards – it would work for that too!

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Head over to Just Add Ink and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team. While you’re there, why don’t you play along?

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #340 & My Favourite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #213

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It’s Sunday evening here in Australia and I’m just about to sit down and watch the Australian Open Men’s Tennis Final.  Go Djokovic!  I’ve combined today’s card for two challenges – Creative with Connie & Mary Challenge and My Favourite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

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Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #382 & MFT Challenge #14

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I’ve never managed to play along with Mojo Monday’s Tall & Skinny Challenge – until now.  I’ve combined their sketch challenge with the colour challenge at MFT Challenge.  Here’s their inspiration pics:

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First I’m going to have a debrief.

I’ll be the first to say I don’t take criticism in life very well and have never had to with my card making.  I had, what I would consider, a negative comment left for me on Sunday and I actually felt a bit put out about it all day.  The comment was about how all of my cards look the same and how I repeat the worn and torn edges in all of my cards. Worn and torn edges are repeated by a lot of card makers who create in the same style as myself.  I’m not an expert on styles but I consider this to be along the lines of shabby chic/vintage.  I also think I try and add different details to each card so they don’t look the same. One of the designs teams I’m on requires a clean card and I think I achieve this style too (the DT must think so as I’m still on their DT after 14 months!).  I think I can be versatile when required and if you take a look back at my blog you will see I try to mix it up between styles.  Anyway, do I not have the right to make MY cards how I want?   I’ve been struggling to create probably from last year when I fractured my elbow.  This changed about a week ago and I was actually wanting to go out to my craft room again.  Then I got this anonymous comment. >:-(  If you don’t like my cards, and feel I repeat the worn and torn look, then don’t follow my blog.  Simple.

Sorry for the long whinge, but it was better than my first reply that consisted of 2 words – it started with an F and ended with a U!

I really do appreciate and love all the positive comments I get – so I guess this one just threw me.

Now on to my card, which you will see, is a clean card with no “worn and torn edges”.

Mojo382 & MFT14

Thanks for stopping by.  Sorry mum for almost swearing!;)

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #120

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We have a great sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  The lovely Rita Wright (my maiden name was Wright so I’m thinking we might be related 😉 – always wanted to visit Texas!) is our hostess and she has created one gorgeous sketch for us:

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I had the urge to use pink this week – Stampin’ Up!s Strawberry Slush in fact.  I tend to use lighter shades of pink like Pink Pirouette but I wanted to try a Strawberry Slush and Smoky Slate combo.  Glad I did because I really like it!  Here’s my card:

FMS120Come and join us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  The design team has created fabulous cards for inspiration so why don’t you head over to the challenge and check them out!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #327

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Mojo Monday has a fabulous sketch for us this week:

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Crisp Cantaloupe is becoming a colour I want to reach for whenever I make a card lately.  I’ve teamed it with Basic Black and and this striking Houndstooth DSP from Modern Medley. I haven’t used much of the Crisp Cantaloupe ruffled ribbon as I wasn’t too sure how to make work it on my cards, so I just tied a it in a double bow this time – I have to say that I don’t mind it tied like this.  I’ve stamped the poppies from Pleasant Poppies in the background and stamped the sentiment from Field Flowers over the top.  To finish my card off, I added some butterflies from Kindness Matters.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #32 & Create with Connie & Mary #199

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My second card tonight is one I’ve combined for two challenges – Freshly Made Sketches and Create with Connie & Mary. It makes it easier to make a card when I’ve got the sketch and the colours from each of the challenges – all I have to do is add the “bit and pieces”.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Peach Parfait DSP, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Sahara Sand DSP
Ink: Night of Navy, Peach Parfait
Stamp Sets: Field Flowers
Other Products: Hemp Twine, Button, Circle Scissor

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players Challenge #79 & Freshly Made Sketches #19

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I’m entering two challenges with my card today – The Paper Players Challenge #79: Tag You’re It (oh, and it’s a clean and simple challenge which I struggle with!) and I’ve used Jen’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. One of my favourite colour combinations at the moment is Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Very Vanilla – so I’ve gone with this today.

Thanks for taking a look at my attempt at clean and simple.

I was awarded A Cut Above this week at The Papers Players Challenge

Cheers

Narelle