The Card Concept #29

Hey Everyone

It’s time for another challenge at The Card Concept. We have a wonderful inspiration picture and theme for you to create your cards:

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So many colours and my initial thought was “how do I combine that many bright colours for a shabby chic card?”  Flowers seemed the best way to go – here’s what I came up with:

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Come and join in with this challenge. Head over to The Card Concept and take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Mojo Monday #381 & colourQ #276

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I’m back with my second post for today.  The challenges I’m entering my card into are: Mojo Monday and colourQ challenge.

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As with my first post today, I used the same background technique for my card. You can see how I did this my clicking here.  The colours I’ve used for my background this time are Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake.  I’ve used some retired Stampin’ Up! stamp sets for my card – Artistic Etchings, Papaya Collage, Happy Watercolour & French Foliage.  Two of my all-time favourites stamp sets are Artistic Etchings French Foliage.  I’ve combined them with Dictionary & Gorgeous Grunge (both current Stampin’ Up!) stamp sets. The sentiment is from Four You.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Cardabilities #88 & Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #88

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Instead of doing a bit of Christmas shopping today – I made a couple of cards….. My excuse for not going shopping is that the shops are too busy at the moment (although how would I know if I haven’t been shopping once yet?).  I will make the effort and go sometime during the week.

This card I’ve made is for two challenges – Cardabilities Sketch Challenge and Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Card Concept #22

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We have a new challenge for you at The Card Concept.  This time we have the following inspiration picture for you to create your cards.

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I took inspiration for my card from the colours of the walls and wheelbarrow and also the multitude of colours in the leaves.  I’ve also stamped three different types of leaves and rock’n’rolled them with Cajun Craze and Blackberry Bliss inks.  The leaves are all from retired Stampin’ Up! sets called French Foliage and Papaya Collage.  The sentiment is from Blooming with Kindness.  Here’s my card:

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We’d love for you to join us this fortnight.  Head over to the challenge and link up a card – while you’re there, check out the fabulous inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #218 & Mojo Monday #361

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I managed to make another card today for two challenges today.  The colour challenge at Pals Paper Arts and the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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I pulled out a favourite retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set of mine – French Foliage – for my card. I’ve also used a retired set called Lovely and Lacy and the sentiment is from a set that the name kind of escapes me at the moment.  Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink 2013 A Year in Review

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It’s been a while since I’ve been on here! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and fabulous New Year.   I know I ate too much and have so far been too busy to exercise, but I will get back to the gym – one day….

The Design Team at Just Add Add are sharing our favourite projects from 2013 and we’d love to see yours too.  I’ve chosen a tag as my favourite project from last year.  I love creating tags and found Christine’s Woodgrain challenge gave me the chance to create one of my most favourite tags.  I love the little bees I added as I think it really finished off the woodsy scene I was trying to create.

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Thanks for stopping by.

cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #309 & The Paper Players #161

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I’ve combined two challenges for my card today – the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday and the Fall Themed Challenge at The Paper Players.

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When I think of fall I think of browns, reds and a bit of yellow, so that’s what I’ve gone with today.  The papers I’ve used are some retired Stampin’ Up! ones called Comfort Cafe.  The leaves I’ve dirtied up are from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called French Foliage – been using them a bit lately, but they work well for this challenge.  Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #308, Create with Connie & Mary #266 & Stampin’ Royalty #191

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I’ve managed to combine three challenges for my card today.  The sketch challenge at Mojo Monday, the colour challenge at Create with Connie & Mary and Stampin’ Royalty’s challenge is to create a project using circles.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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I pulled out one of my favourite retired Stampin’ Up! sets called French Foliage.  You may be wondering where the Tangerine Tango is from Create with Connie & Mary’s colour challenge.  It’s there – I managed to sneak it in as sponging on my leaves to give them a more authentic leafy look.  The designer series paper I’ve used is from Eastern Elegance and the sentiment is from Express Yourself.  The ribbon I’ve used is a retired Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon – it’s amazing how many retired ribbons I’ve found when I went looking for this one.  Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #299, Stampin’ Royalty #182 & Dynamic Duos #59

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The card I’m sharing today is for three challenges – Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. This week is to create a round or square card using the following sketch:

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Stampin’ Royalty have a challenge where all you have to do is add stripes. I’ve added these in the form of this Basic Gray striped DSP.

And at Dynamic Duos Challenge their challenge this week is to create a project using Basic Gray and one other colour of your choice – I’ve gone with Always Artichoke.

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I’ve used my all-time favourite stamp set, French Foliage, which is about to retire with our 2012-2013 Stampin’ Up Catalogue.  Can you believe our new catalogue goes live on Tuesday? I can’t wait!!! I’ve teamed the leaves with some acorns from a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called All Natural – I don’t even know how old it is, but it’s really old.  While I had that stamp set out, I’ve though I may as well use the sentiment from the same set. Here’s my card:

Mojo299 SR182 & DD59

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #87

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Our sketch at Freshly Made Sketches is a wonderful one that has been designed by the very talented Jennifer Timko.  Check it below:

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I’m not generally a lover of yellow, but for some reason I’m loving Summer Starfruit at the moment.  For a soft colour combo I’ve teamed it with Sahara Sand. Here’s my card:

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Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team. Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle