Mojo Monday #328 & IBSIC #74

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I’m really late with my card for Mojo Monday this week – but better late than never.  I’m not sure how this has happened but I am making less cards on holidays than what I make when I work full time.  I can’t even tell you what I’ve been up to – I’m simply enjoying doing bugger all!  I definitely could live this life.

Here’s Mojo Monday’s sketch this week:

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I’ve teamed the sketch challenge with the colour challenge over at Inspired by Stamping.  I love this soft colour combo:

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You’re probably going to look at this card and say exactly what I did – a fern frond doesn’t go with rolled roses, but hopefully the recipient of this card won’t know the difference.  The Stampin’ Up! colours I’ve used are Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride and Coastal Cabana.  The designer series paper come from a Stampin’ Up! pack called Afternoon Picnic.

Mojo328 & IBSIC74

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #157

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We have a fun challenge for you at Just Add Ink – this weeks theme is to:

Just Add……Green

This challenge is to inspire you to create a project using mostly Green.  You can either make a card for St Patrick’s Day, or as some of the Design Team have created, a card featuring Green.

I haven’t made a St Patrick’s Day card as I really don’t have anyone to give it to, so I’ve gone for a card that used a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Growing “Green”.  I thought it was perfect for a “Green” challenge.  I stamped the fern fronds in Gumball Green and used my blender pen to add a bit of shading to the leaves.  I then stamped the butterfly from Papillion Potpourri in Gumball Green.  This challenge has given me the chance to show of some of the pretty DSPs from Print Poetry DSP Stack.  The DSP I used in the background was a piece that I had sitting on my desk from another project.  It’s from a retired Stampin’ Up! pack called Cottage Wall DSP.

Here’s my very overloaded Green card:

JAI #157 Narelle

We’d love for you to join us this week with your Green project – head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the gorgeous inspiration the Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #68

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I am sooooo loving being on holidays – I’ve been creating daily and most importantly cleaning up my craft room.  I can move again in there now!

 

Jen M has created this fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for us to play along with:

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My starting point for my cards for a while now has been designer series paper.  This time I’ve used some Stampin’ Up! paper called Fan Fair DSP.  I’ve teamed this Riding Hood Red coloured DSP with Crumb Cake and Whisper White – I really love this crisp colour combination together.  I’ve also dragged out a retired stamp set called Growing Green and coloured in the fern fronds slightly in Crumb Cake ink with my blender pen.  The flower I’ve used is from Everything Eleanor – can you tell I love making cards with flowers on them???

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Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #136 & Create with Connie & Mary #205

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It’s a long weekend here in Australia so I’m having a wonderful “day of play” in my craft room. I combined three challenges for this card today.  I’m using the colours from this weeks Pals Paper Arts challenge:

And I used this great sketch from Create with Connie & Mary:

And the final challenge I’m entering this card into is this weeks Just Add  Ink challenge – Just Add…. Pearls.  It’s my week off my designing this week, but I thought I would enter just for fun as my card has quite a few pearls on it.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Dynamic Duos #3

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Each week the Dynamic Duos have a colour theme for us to create our projects.  This weeks theme is Black Tie with a Dessert Option – I’ve gone with the colours provided in the pic below, but I’m not sure if crimping qualifies as dry embossing. If it doesn’t qualify, then I’m going dessertless!

Here’s my card:

Thanks for taking a look.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Daffodil Delight DSP, Basic Black DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Daffodil Delight
Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets, Growing Green, Sincere Salutations
Other Products: Basic Rhinestones, Crimper, Brads

Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #133

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This is my 4th and final post tonight (I promise).  I love the challenges at Pals Paper Arts and I especially love Margaret’s sketches – I wish there was one every week!

Can you tell what my “theme of the day” was?  Spice Cake DSP has been used on all four of my cards. Prior to my cards today I’d only used it once before, so I was determined to use up my cardstock as I think I’m becoming a hoarder! 🙂

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Spice Cake DSP
Ink: Pool Party, Early Espresso
Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets, Creative Elements, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Growing Green
Other Products: Antique Brad, Word Window, Circle Scissor, Pool Party Ribbon, Basic Pearls

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #112

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It’s Friday again so that means it another Just Add Ink Challenge.  This week we have the following pretty colour challenge to use for our projects:

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by and if you have time, head over to the challenge to check out what the design team have created and join in!

Products Used:

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets, Growing Green, Short & Sweet, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel
Other Products:  Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Distressing Tool

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #194

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For my card last week at Create with Connie and Mary I confessed I hadn’t opened my Everyday Enchantment DSP before that challenge.  This week my confession is that I soooooo wanted Spice Cake DSP, so when it came out here in Australia late last year I had to have it so I brought it straight away.  When I got it, I put it aside and haven’t opened it until today – that’s how much I wanted it!  Anyway enough of the confessions, here’s the sketch from this weeks Create with Connie & Mary Challenge:

And here’s my card:

Thanks for taking a look.

Cheers

Narelle

 

Freshly Made Sketches #22

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In my previous post I mentioned how frustrated I was with myself at how I couldn’t get my card to work. This card came together without much effort at all – isn’t it strange how things just fall into place sometimes?   Here’s this weeks cool sketch at Freshly Made Sketches created by Jennifer Timko – have I mentioned before how much I love a sketch challenge?

And here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle