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

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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

The Card Concept #31

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We have a new challenge for you at The Card Concept.  Take a look at the yummy looking inspiration pic:

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I haven’t used a cupcake on my card – mainly because I don’t have one that I felt worked for my shabby card.  Instead I’ve taken inspiration from the pretty pinks in the frosting and berry.

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Head over to The Card Challenge and take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team. While you’re there, we would love for you to link up a card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Card Concept #28

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I’m back with my second post today – this time it’s for our new challenge at The Card Concept  Here’s our inspiration pic for you this week:

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I’ve gone with rolled roses (haven’t done these in ages) as I wanted to duplicate the roses from the picture.  I’ve also added a woodgrain panel as I love the box the roses are presented in.  I have a basket sitting on my desk that I throw bits and pieces in that I have left over from other projects. I keep them there in case I might use them, but very rarely do.  I finally used some on this card. The stamped ticket, travel post sign, lace, leaves and burlap have all been recycled.  Here’s my card:

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Come and join us with this great challenge. Head over to the challenge and take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #329 & IBSIC #73

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The card I’m sharing today is inspired by this gorgeous shabby creation by Julie Gearinger.  I love how Julie has used the vintage sign from Stampin’ Up!s Fan Fair DSP as the main focus on her card so when I saw that the colour challenge at Inspired by Stamping was Pink, Red & Cream – I decided to use the same piece of DSP.  I then unintentionally covered it up with my spray of flowers, but you can see the edges of it 🙂  The second challenge at Inspired by Stamping is to create a project using a tag – so I have created a tag and placed it on my card.

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The layout for my card comes from this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.  This is such a versatile sketch that I’ll be using again.

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At the start of my holiday I mentioned that I had been asked to create two cards for one of my friends at work – a 30th birthday card for her sister (click here if you’d like to see it) and a 60th birthday card for her mum.  I think I might offer her this one for her mum.  Do you think this card works for a 60th birthday?

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #287, Stampin’ Royalty #170 & Just Add Ink #160

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I had a bit of play-time today with my mum so I thought I’d enter some challenges that I combined all in the one card – Mojo Monday, Stampin’ Royalty & Just Add Ink.

Here’s the sketch for Mojo Monday:

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It’s my off week for Design Team duties at Just Add Ink but I thought I would whip up a card with the inspiration picture colours and enter just for fun. Don’t you just love these earthy colours?

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Stampin’ Royalty’s challenge this week is to create a project using Ribbon & Pearls.  This was easy for me as I tend to add them to all my cards!

Here’s what I came up with:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #241

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What I love about challenges is that I get to try layouts and colours combinations that I wouldn’t normally try. This sketch from Create with Connie & Mary is a layout that I would never have come up with myself, so I probably would never’ve made this card if it wasn’t for this great sketch!

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I’ve been wanting to use this gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Eiffel Tower paper since I opened the pack.  I’ve never found the right sketch – until now…..  As you can see I’ve really let this fabulous Fan Fair DSP do all the work on my card. The sketch worked best when I flipped it on it’s side – this way you get the full effect of the Eiffel Tower.  I stamped the three images from Postage Due and punched them out with my 1 inch square punch. I then matted them with Sahara Sand cardstock punched with my Postage Stamp Punch.  The fourth square is stamped with French Foliage and then I added a single flower from Stampin’ Up!s Flower Trim with some Sahara Sand leaves.  I joined all four squares with Vintage Trinket brads and finished it off with a big Very Vanilla seam binding bow.

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We’d love for you to join us this week – head over to Create with Connie & Mary and check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle