Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #234

Hey Everyone

We have a pretty colour combination for you over at Create with Connie & Mary this week – Midnight Muse (my favourite blue at the moment), Pink Pirouette and Whisper White.

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I gone with blue poppies again (even though I don’t think there’s such a species of flower) and dancing butterflies.  I’ve stamped the frame from Papaya Collage and tied a triple bow (not sure how that happened – is it too much?) although I probably meant to tie a double bow. I then added two butterflies from Kindness Matters that I coloured with my blender pen. My sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners.

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We’d love to see what you create with these colours – head over to the challenge and check out the gorgeous inspiration the Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #149

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One of my favourite challenges, Pals Paper Arts, is having their last challenge for 2012.  Their challenge is a sketch challenge and it’s another fabulous one by Margaret.

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I’ve used Comfort Cafe DSP a lot lately, but I haven’t used this particular pattern in a while.  In my effort to use up the many papers I’ve got sitting around, I decided paper this would be the starting point of my card. I’ve teamed it with Soft Suede and Cajun Craze Ink. Here’s what I came up with:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #271 & Seize the Birthday Linky Party

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Gee I’ve had a busy weekend.  I’ve decided that I’ve gotten old – we had our work Christmas Party last night and I feel I could sleep for another two days to catch up on missed sleep (even though I only got home at 1am)!

Inbetween laying around on the couch for a lot of the day I made a card for this weeks Mojo Monday challenge and also for Lesley’s new challenge blog – Seize the Birthday.

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Here’s what I came up with:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #147 & Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #35

Hey Everyone’s

Hope you’re all having a wonderful day.  It’s Saturday here in Australia and it looks like it’s going to be a cloudy weekend in Melbourne and then the sun will come out on Monday – isn’t that always the way?!

Pals Paper Arts sketch Queen, Margaret, has given us this fabulous sketch to create our cards:

I’ve combining this sketch with the challenge over at Inspired by Stamping. Their colours for this week are pink, gold & white.  Here’s their inspiration pic:

I probably don’t “do” a lot of pink cards, but I actually like these colours together.  The cardstock I’ve used is from a Stampin’ Up! DSP pack called Fan Fair.  As Stampin’ Up! don’t have pink seam binding, I made my own.  Normally I would drop a couple of drops of my desired re-inker colour into hot water and throw some Very Vanilla seam binding in, but as I don’t have any pink re-inkers, I dragged my seam binding over the ink pad to give it colour.  It’s probably not the exact colour I was going for, but I’m happy with it. Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

CASE Study 2nd Anniversary Challenge

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I haven’t had much of a chance to play along with CASE Study for a few weeks, but as soon as I saw their challenge this week for their 2nd Anniversary (well done on the 2 years girls!) I knew this challenge was right up my alley – it’s to design a project with your signature style.  Of course I’ve gone vintage – with lots of distressing and lots of  sponging. I attended Melbourne’s Heartfelt Stampin’ Event a couple of days ago and made this card in my signature style but haven’t been able to post it until today. I wanted my sentiment to match the whole Heartfelt theme but as I didn’t have a stamp that said Heartfelt, I printed one out from my computer.

The girls have all got together and organised a blog hop – head over to their challenge blog and check it out by clicking here – you’ll be totally inspired by all the creativity goin’ on.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #126

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I’m back with my card for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge!  Mae has designed this fabulous sketch and as you can see from my fellow Design Team Members cards – by using this layout you can achieve so many different looks.

My mission, at the moment, is to try and use up some of the DSPs that I’ve been hoarding.  I’ve been holding onto a lot of them as I didn’t want to use them up and not have them at hand anymore.

Check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team have created this week by heading over to the Just Add Ink challenge blog – I hope you can join us this week!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Vintage Grid Cards

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You might remember I made this card for a Mojo Monday Challenge a little while ago.

As you know I’m into everything vintage  – I think it must be my mum’s influence (she’s a bit vintage herself! – just kidding mum – love you!).  My stamp girls requested we make this card at a recent workshop.  Half the girls requested vintage and half requested a brighter combination of colours.  I chose Perfect Plum and Certainly Celery for the brighter colours and I thought I’d share this card with you tonight.

Even though I like this card – I’m still loving the vintage card better. Which one do you like?

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #248

Happy Sunday Everyone

I didn’t think I was going to get a chance to enter this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge, but as I got up early (doesn’t that annoy you when it’s the weekend and you want to sleep in?) I got to finish my card in time.

Here’s this weeks sketch:

Here’s my card:

Thanks for taking a look!

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Tempting Turquoise DSP, Basic Gray DSP, Twitterpated DSP
Ink: Basic Gray, Tempting Turqoise
Stamp Sets: Petite Pairs, Kindness Matters
Other Products: Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Button, Linen Thread, Bird Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Basic Pearls

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #122

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It’s Just Add Ink challenge time again! This week our challenge is to Just Add…. Delys Cram.  This week the Design Team choose one of the many gorgeous cards found on Delys’ blog and CASE it.  I’ve chosen this pretty card below – you can click here to take you to Delys’ original post.

One of the reasons I chose this card is because of the gorgeous colour combination – Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.  The layout Delys used also appealed to me and this is what I came up with:

So head over to Delys’ blog by clicking here, pick a project and join us at Just Add Ink this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #238

Hey Everyone

My second card today is for this weeks sketch challenge at Mojo Monday.  I initially thought I’d go with a baby card but ended up going totally opposite with a vintage card.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by

Products Used:

Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, First Edition DSP, Love Letter DSP, Newsprint DSP (retired)
Ink: Black Stazon, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Stamp Sets: Nature Walk, French Foliage, Established Elegance, Artistic Etchings, Kindness Matters
Other Products: Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Antique Brad, Vintage Trinkets, Mini Library Clip, Circle Scissor

Cheers

Narelle