The Deconstructed Sketch #155

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I’m back with my second card today – click here to see my earlier card.  I find by the end of a day crafting, my last card is always a bit of a struggle.  My drained brain just doesn’t work as well by the time I get to my fourth card.  The challenge I’m entering my card into is the sketch challenge at The Deconstructed Sketch.

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Jen’s sketch is fabulous and it’s one I know I’ll be using it again.  I reached for some 2014 Stampin’ Up! SAB DSP called Sweet Sorbet and the flower is from Everything Eleanor. The background stamping I added is from Gorgeous Grunge and I also inked up my Hexagon Embossing folder and pressed it directly onto Whisper White cardstock. I then added the little butterfly from Kindness Matters.

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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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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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Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #102

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It’s Wednesday again, so that means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  The very talented and super friendly Cindy is our hostess this week.  Here’s her fabulous sketch that I can see myself using again:

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I’m loving the combination of Smoky Slate and Coastal Cabana, so I’ve used this combo on my card again.  Here’s my card:

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

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Narelle

The Deconstructed Sketch #110 & Dynamic Duos #62

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Jen at The Deconstructed Sketch has a great sketch this week that really challenged me – but I was really happy with my card in the end.  Here’s the sketch:

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I’ve combined the sketch challenge with the colour challenge over at Dynamic Duos.  Their black tie challenge this week is to create a card using Basic Black and Calypso Coral.  The option for us is to use Butterflies – I was up for the challenge to use them.

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Here’s my card:

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Narelle

Dynamic Duos #61

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The Design Team at Dynamic Duos have a very pretty colour challenge this week:

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I made this card a little while ago and haven’t had a chance to post it until today until I saw the colour challenge matched the colours on my card.  I’ve made some rolled roses by cutting some scallop circles and cutting into them round and round until I hit the centre.  I then gave them a bit of colour by daubing them with Pink Pirouette ink, rolled them and then stuck them together with crystal effects.  I added some leave from the Little Leaves Die and finely cut some Sahara Sand cardstock to finish of the appearance of the bouquet of flowers.

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Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #80

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Linda Callahan is the creator of this weeks fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

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Truthfully, I’m not completely loving my card.  I’m on a holiday and even though I squeezed in about a third of my craft room, I still couldn’t find anything to work in the two hours I gave myself to make it (I think I may have been chatting too much to my mum while I was putting it together! lol).  I then ran out of time to change it, as it had to be loaded to the challenge.  I’ll be more organised for next weeks challenge now that I’m settled into our accommodation.  Here’s what I came up with:

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Sorry about the photo quality – I’m really missing my light tent.  I was literally on the floor of my balcony trying to get good light to take it!

Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out the gorgeous inspiration the Design Team have provided to inspire you. Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #50 & Mojo Monday #284

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The challenge at Inspired by Stamping this week is to create a project using the following soft colours:

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I’ve combined challenges again and have made my card with this weeks Mojo Monday sketch in mind:

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I’ve been taking a look at my Stampin’ Up! stamp sets I haven’t used in a while. There’s a pile sitting there of about 20 stamp sets that I’m deciding whether or not to sell – I haven’t sold off any retired stamp sets as yet, I’m scared I may need them at some stage.!  One of the neglected stamp sets I have on my desk is Elements of Style. I LOVED this stamp set when I first got it so I’ve made the effort to use it today.   I’ve also made another card with it for a Design Team challenge that I will share later in the week.

For this card I thought the blossom would look nice in the background behind my birdcage so I used my markers to colour the image in Pear Pizzazz and Pretty in Pink.  I’ve used a retired Stampin’ Up! DSP called Beau Chateau as it fit nicely with the challenge colours. The bird cage is from Nature Walk and the butterfly is from Kindness Matters – both Stampin’ Up! stamp sets.  The sentiment frame is from an Inspired by Stamping set called Fancy Labels 18.

Here’s my card:

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Narelle

Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #47 & Mojo Monday #281

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It feels like it’s been a while since I entered a challenge – I’ve been really busy and only been getting a chance to make cards for the design teams I’m on.  Today I finally had a chance to make a card that I’m entering into three challenges – Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge and Inspired by Stamping February Blog Hop – Bows – for this hand-dyed quadruple scrunchy bow.

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My card was made with this weeks Mojo Monday sketch – I love this unusual sketch and had fun working with the circles.

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Just in case you can’t see it (as it didn’t photograph very well), I did get light blue from the challenge colours on my card as background stamping on the middle circle. Here’s my card:

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Narelle

Just Add Ink #150

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We hope you enjoyed our Just Add Ink Big Shot Blog Hop last week. Thank you to everyone who hopped with us and left me lovely comments – I really, really appreciate it.  Also a big hello to my new followers 🙂 I’m so pleased that you want to follow me!

This week at Just Add Ink our challenge for you is a sketch challenge. Mae has created the following fabulous sketch for us:

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When I started blogging two years ago I used pretty much only neutrals unless I was entering a colour challenge.  I’ve always felt comfortable with them, but lately I’m addicted to Midnight Muse – I’ve decided Midnight Muse is my new black! So here’s another Midnight Muse card:

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We’d love for you to join us with this weeks sketch – head over to Just Add Ink and check out what the Design Team have created this week!

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Cheers

Narelle