Merry Monday Challenge #14

Hey Everyone

This is a different post for me tonight – I’m entering my card into Lesley’s Merry Monday Challenge, but for a bit of fun I’m also entering one from my mum, as she’s on holidays with me at the moment and I made her make a card!

Here’s Lesley’s sketch:

Here’s my card:

Here’s my mums (Judy’s) card:

Thanks for taking a look.

Cheers

Narelle

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The Paper Players #87 & Merry Monday Challenge #12

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My card tonight is for two challenges – The Paper Players – where the challenge this week is to create a CAS card using buttons:

And Merry Monday Challenge using this sketch:

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichoke
Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Contempo Christmas
Other Products: Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Buttons

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #11

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I love this weeks sketch at Lesley’s Merry Monday Challenge!

This sketch is a great one that can be used for any occasion – I may have to remember it and use it again – thanks Lesley for coming up with a fantastic sketch again!

Thanks for taking a look.

As I was making this card I was remembering our Christmas Day here in Melbourne.  We don’t get the wintery scene I’ve created above – our Christmas Days are generally hot.  This year we had a wonderful Christmas lunch at our house, the kids were in the pool and us parents were kicking back with full bellies watching the fun. Then the storm hit and we ended up with this:

The hail stones were massive and really hurt!

The hail storm lasted for about 15 minutes and by the end of it, all of our cars were smashed.  It was a Christmas Day to remember!

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #5 & The Play Date Cafe Challenge #116

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I sat down last night to enter Lesley’s Merry Monday Challenge and thought to myself that this may end up being a real challenge by the end of the year to find different uses for my limited Stampin’ Up! Christmas sets.  I combined Lesley’s sketch with the colour challenge at The Play Date Cafe and have ended up with a non-traditional Christmas coloured card.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #115 & Mojo Monday #224

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For regular followers of my blog, you’d know I’m not really that comfortable making a card for a man – I find them really hard because you can’t “tizz” them up like you can a female card.  I’ve decided to try and make one male card a month so I get over my fear of them.  I’ve combined two challenges for my man card today – The Play Date Cafe Challenge and Mojo Monday.

Here’s what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso DSP, Crumb Cake DSP, Always Artichoke
Ink: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke Marker, Basic Grey Marker, Early Espresso
Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, French Foliage, Happiest Birthday Wishes, Sanded
Other Products: Hemp Twine, Tag Punches, Eyelet, Brad, Label Punch, Crimper, Circle Scissor

See ya

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #2

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Lesley has come up with the following sketch for this weeks Merry Monday Challenge.  Check out her blog by clicking here and join in the fun.  I’ve gone with two of my favourites Christmas sets – Dasher and Lovely as a Tree (even though it’s not a traditional Christmas set – I use it as one).

Here’s my card:

Thanks for taking a look.

See ya

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #181

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Here I was thinking that the challenge at Create with Connie & Mary was going to be an easy one because I quite often work with only two colours, but I have to admit this one threw me for a while and then I finally came up with the following card:

Thanks for taking a look!

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Basic Gray
Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Many Merry Messages (retired)
Other Products: Circle Punches, Button, Linen Thread, Basic Rhinestones, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Embossing Tool, Dots Emobssing Folder

See ya

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #122 & Create with Connie & Mary #178

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At Pals Paper Arts this week they have the following colour challenge.  Would you believe I think I’ve only used these colours together once before?  I generally use Old Olive with Cherry Cobbler but I think I’ll use Always Artichoke more often now.

I’m combining these colours with the sketch challenge at Create with Connie & Mary.

This is what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by.

This card was chosen as a Pals Paper Arts Pick this week.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Always Artichoke DSP, Cherry Cobbler DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichoke
Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Many Merry Messages (retired)
Other Products: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Button, Hemp Twine, Dots Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Spritzer Tool

See ya

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #120

Good Evening Everyone

Just a quick one tonight – it being a school night and all! My card tonight is for the sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts. This is their sketch:

And here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

This card was chose as a Pals Paper Arts Pick this week.

Products used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pool Party DSP, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Stamps Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Snow Swirled, Many Merry Messages (retired), French Foliage
Other Products: Pool Party Ribbon, Antique Brad

See ya

Narelle

Just Add Ink #90

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Over at Just Add Ink this week they have the following sketch to inspire us.  Click on their name to take you to their blog to join in this week.

I’ve made a start this week on my Christmas cards and am quite pleased with myself as I’m not leaving it until the week before Christmas for once!  I think this is my 3rd card using Lovely as a Tree, but I’m loving it at the moment.  I even got up the courage to use my spritzer tool which has until now sat unopened in the box, along with the brayer which I promise will get rolling soon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Creative Elements, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other Products: Oval Die, Scallop Edge Punch, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Antique Brad, Spritzer Tool, Dauber
See ya

Narelle