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:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Inspired by Stampin Inspiration Challenge #16

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It’s school holidays here in Melbourne so I’ve had a bit of time to browse around and find a new challenge to me – Inspired by Stampin Inspiration Challenge.  As you know I’m addicted to challenges and after checking out the beautiful shabby cards the design team have made, I thought I’d give it a go too!

Here’s their sketch this week:

Here’s my card:

And a close up of my tag (I love tags and this one is a CASE of one I made previously that you can see by clicking here):

Thanks for taking a look.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #27

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It’s that time where I make myself create another “man card”.  I’ve been pushing myself so I could have some in my stash and also because I make too many feminine cards. They’re coming to me a bit easier now that I’ve got into the swing of things.  I still miss the tizzying up when I make a  “man card”, so I have to think of extra things to use instead, e.g. twine, jumbo eyelets etc.

Lesley’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week gave me the opportunity to use Open Sea (again).

Here’s what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by.  Click here to take you to the challenge and check out what the other Design Team members have created.  If you have time, join in the fun.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #109

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It’s Friday, so that means a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week the challenge is to Just Add…A Beach theme where we create a project using images of shells, fish, beach, boats etc.  The only beachy type stamp sets I have are my boat sets so I have used both of them – Sail Away and Open Sea. As the last few cards I’ve made using these sets have been made using blue, I decided to change it up and use Always Artichoke with Early Espresso for my man card.

Here’s what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by and if you have time, pop over to the challenge and join in!

Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke DSP, Early Espresso DSP, Always Artichoke
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Crumb Cake Marker
Stamp Sets: Open Sea, Sail Away, Occasional Quotes
Other Products: Hemp Twine, Jumbo Eyelets (retired), Circle Scissor, Word Window, Eyelet, Spritzer Tool

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #106

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About a month ago I said I was going to try and make a monthly “man card” to have a few up my sleeve.  Also I wanted to try and test myself as I don’t make alot of them – mainly because I can’t tizz them up by adding ribbon or pearls!  The sketch at Just Add Ink this week appealed to me for a man card as I was able to add my favourite masculine stamp – Sail Away – to the design.

Here’s my card:

Because of the whole nautical scene I wanted to do something different with the hemp twine.  I you-tubed how to tie a sailors knot to make it look more authentic. Here’s a close up of my knots (I’m pretty proud of myself that I was able to tie them!)

Click here to take you to the Just Add Ink Challenge blog and check out what the talented designers have created and join in the fun.

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand DSP, Sahara Sand, First Edition DSP
Ink: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Open Sea, Sail Away, French Foliage, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Other Products: Hemp Twine, Circle Scissor, Brads, Distressing Tool

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players Challenge #83- CAS Masculine Theme

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I popped over to The Paper Players after work tonight and found they have a Clean & Simple Masculine Themed Challenge this week (I actually read it properly & picked up it was CAS the first time around!).  I’ve used one of my favourite Stampin’ Up! “man stamps” – Sail Away and teamed it with Marina Mist DSP and Basic Black cardstock.

Here’s my attempt at CAS.

Thanks for taking a look.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Marina Mist DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Marina Mist
Stamp Sets: Open Sea, Sail Away, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other Products: Button, Hemp Twine

Cheers

Narelle

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge #239

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I’m soooo loving holidays – I’ve got time to clean, do washing, cook and the best thing – make a card everyday! My card today is for the sketch challenge at Stamping 411 – click here to check out their challenge and if you’ve got time, join in!

Here’s my card – I’ve done another man card!:

And a close up of the anchor:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Mocha Morning DSP, First Edition DSP, Soft Suede DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Open Sea, Sail Away, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Other Products: Hemp Twine, Jumbo Brads (retired, so sad), Eyelet, Circle Punches, Distressing Tool, Crop-A-Dile, Circle Scissor

See ya

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #126 & Freshly Made Sketches #16

Hey Everyone

I’m back with another card.  I’m combining two challenges again – the colour challenge at Pals Paper Arts and Tui’s sketch challenge at Freshly Made Challenges.

I’m using a brand new set called The Open Sea as well as Sail Away and as the colours from Pals Paper Arts were blues – I went with a man’s card.

Here’s what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Baja Breeze DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Stamp Sets: Sail Away, The Open Sea, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Other Products: Linen Thread, Circle Punches, Clip

See ya

Narelle