Mojo Monday #381 & colourQ #276

Hey Everyone

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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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #160

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our sketch is brought to us by the fabulously talented Rita Wright.  Thanks for a great sketch Rita – it’s so up my over-layered alley!

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As you can see I’m still going through my Blendabilities colouring phase.  To give a bit of depth to the flowers, I’ve coloured over the Daffodil Delight with a bit of Rich Razzleberry in the centre of the blooms. The colour combination I’ve used is Hello Honey, Smoky Slate and Blackberry Bliss – a combination I saw a girl at work wearing the other day.  It really appealed to me!  Here’s my card:

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Come and join us for this weeks challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  While you’re over at the challenge make sure you take a look at the wonderful inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #146

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Wednesday means a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch hostess this week the very talented and crafty Amy O’Neill.  Amy’s cards are amazing – head over to her blog and check out her creations.

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I STILL haven’t got my first order from the 2014-2015 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.  All I have is cardstock and ink from the pre-order so I had to make do with my limited products.  I decided to “make” some DSP to match the Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey colour scheme by randomly stamping dots from Happy Watercolour. The embellishments just seemed to keep piling on and this is what I ended up with – you know I love “fullness” to my cards!

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We’d love for you to join us in this sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Head over to the blog and take a look at the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #139

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It’s Wednesday so that means we have a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! This week our sketch to brought to you by the lovely and very creative Rita Wright.  Even thought I adore Rita’s sketch as it is, I ended up flipping the sketch as it worked for my sentiment/butterfly combo.

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Here’s my card:

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The Clean Team have created cards that are going to wow you, so head over to the challenge and check them out.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #130

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Linda Callahan has designed this fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for us this week:

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I decided to give watercolouring a go this week and found these pretty flowers from Happy Watercolor gave me the chance to practice my colouring.  The designer series papers I’ve used are from Stampin’ Up!s Retro Fresh DSP.  I’ve teamed them with Basic Gray cardstock.  The sentiment label I’ve used is from So Lovely and it give the flowers on it a little boost, I’ve coloured them with my Tangerine Tango marker (it was the closest orange marker I had on hand).

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Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Clean Team.  We’d love to see what you create with Linda’s sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday Challenge #336 & colourQ Challenge #232

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I made this card for the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday (I’ve just now realised the challenge has closed, but I was an issue last night with migrating my old macbook pro to my new one and I couldn’t access it for 15 hours!  I guess it’s a case of better late than never!) and the fabulous colour challenge at colourQ.

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Love, love, love this colour combo!  I’ve used some old Stampin’ Up! DSPs – Urban Oasis DSP and First Edition DSP and the stamp sets I’ve used are Pleasant Poppies, Kindness Matters and my sentiment is from Happy Watercolour.

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Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #194 & Retro Sketches #105

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I’ve had a wonderful long weekend –  did lots of relaxing and a bit of card making.  One of the cards I made was combined for two challenges – the colour challenge at Pals Paper Arts and the sketch challenge at Retro Sketches.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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Do you ever have those days when one card will work for you and then the next one doesn’t?  That was me today.  The card I’m sharing was the one that didn’t quite work for me – not sure why, but I’m just not feeling it…..  I did a bit of colouring on this card that I enjoyed.  Stampin’ Up!s Happy Watercolour is perfect if you want to have a go at it.  I then fussy-cut my stems out and raised them up on my card.  It was then that I realised I’d forgotten to add Smoky Slate to my card. So up my flowers came so I could sneak Smoky Slate in by adding some water splotches to the background.

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Now you’re going to have to come back on Friday if you want to see the card I made today that I love!

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Cheers

Narelle

The Deconstructed Sketch #136 & colourQ #226

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I just love Jen’s sketches from The Deconstructed Sketch as I think they fit my over-layered card style.  I’ve combined this sketch challenge with the colour challenge at colourQ.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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I’ve gone with some really old Stampin’ Up! designer series paper that I had stashed away in my cupboard.  I found some Pink Pirouette DSP back from when you could buy a whole pack of one colour and the chevron DSP is from a retired pack called Urban Oasis. I’ve also added a bit of Fan Fair DSP in there.  The flower stamp I’ve used is a new one from a set called Happy Watercolor and the sentiment is from Blooming with Kindness.  Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle