Just Add Ink #257

Hey Everyone

We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink.  This week is inspiration picture week and I found the following pictures that I hope will inspire you.

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I LOVE these colours and knew I wanted to make a vintagey tag.  I found some scrap pieces of DSP that I could use.  No matter how much DSP I try and use, my piles of it never seem to diminish.

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We would love to see what you create with this challenge – head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #256

Hey Everyone

Time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This weeks sketch has been designed by Tina.

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I really love Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla together but I can never photograph it really well.  I originally had some newsprint rolled roses on my card but when I tried to take a photo of it, they were kind of lost with my neutral colour scheme.I decided to take them off and substitute them with Coastal Cabana rolled roses.  I then tied in a blue butterfly to finish it off.  It was only when I started to write this post did I realise that I put my sentiment in the wrong spot – oops! Here’s my card:

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We would love for you to join us this week at Just Add Ink. Take a look at the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #176

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The very talented and ultra-friendly Cindy Hall is our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Take a look at her fabulous sketch:

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Now I may not have made my card a long as everyone else but I was going from memory of the sketch when I went out to my craft room as my son took over my laptop for a few hours.  Have you noticed how many colours I’ve combined here? I really am trying to challenge myself by getting out of my monochromatic comfort-zone 🙂

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Come and join us with this weeks sketch. When you head over to Freshly Made Sketches make sure you check out the inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #340 & My Favourite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #213

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It’s Sunday evening here in Australia and I’m just about to sit down and watch the Australian Open Men’s Tennis Final.  Go Djokovic!  I’ve combined today’s card for two challenges – Creative with Connie & Mary Challenge and My Favourite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

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Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #382 & MFT Challenge #14

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I’ve never managed to play along with Mojo Monday’s Tall & Skinny Challenge – until now.  I’ve combined their sketch challenge with the colour challenge at MFT Challenge.  Here’s their inspiration pics:

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First I’m going to have a debrief.

I’ll be the first to say I don’t take criticism in life very well and have never had to with my card making.  I had, what I would consider, a negative comment left for me on Sunday and I actually felt a bit put out about it all day.  The comment was about how all of my cards look the same and how I repeat the worn and torn edges in all of my cards. Worn and torn edges are repeated by a lot of card makers who create in the same style as myself.  I’m not an expert on styles but I consider this to be along the lines of shabby chic/vintage.  I also think I try and add different details to each card so they don’t look the same. One of the designs teams I’m on requires a clean card and I think I achieve this style too (the DT must think so as I’m still on their DT after 14 months!).  I think I can be versatile when required and if you take a look back at my blog you will see I try to mix it up between styles.  Anyway, do I not have the right to make MY cards how I want?   I’ve been struggling to create probably from last year when I fractured my elbow.  This changed about a week ago and I was actually wanting to go out to my craft room again.  Then I got this anonymous comment. >:-(  If you don’t like my cards, and feel I repeat the worn and torn look, then don’t follow my blog.  Simple.

Sorry for the long whinge, but it was better than my first reply that consisted of 2 words – it started with an F and ended with a U!

I really do appreciate and love all the positive comments I get – so I guess this one just threw me.

Now on to my card, which you will see, is a clean card with no “worn and torn edges”.

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Thanks for stopping by.  Sorry mum for almost swearing!;)

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #247 – Just Add Love Blog Hop

Hey Everyone Welcome to Just Add Ink’s first challenge for 2015.  We’re starting off our year with a blog hop.  Our challenge for you is to create a tag OR a card with a tag with a love theme using the following sketch. You may have just hopped over from the amazingly creative Nikki Spencer’s blog – didn’t you just love what she created? JAI247pic I decided to vintage it up a bit with my card.  The sketch is in there, but I’ve added a few extra shapes (hope you can see the original design!).  I started off sticking with the sketch but I just kept adding. I walked past a men’s suit shop earlier this week and saw a suit in the window with the colour combo of Black, Grey & Yellow.  It really appealed to me so I’ve made them the main colours in my card.  Here’s what I created. JAI247Next stop along the way is the very talented and very sweet Louise Sharp. You’re going to love what she’s created! Click on the pic below – we hope you enjoy our blog hop! bloghopbadge Thanks for stopping by. Cheers Narelle

Just Add Ink #243

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This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is a colour challenge. Take a look at these pretty colours:

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Can you believe this is my card? Don’t think I’ve ever created a white on white card like this. I felt the white card base was the best way to balance out these four colours.  In the end I channeled my inner-CAS and this is what I came up with.

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Take a look at the gorgeous inspiration the Design Team – I love how they’ve combined these colours.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle