Seize the Birthday #1

Hey Everyone

Seize the Birthday is the new challenge in town created by my blogging friend Lesley.  She is amazing and very creative to have thought of so many different ideas for challenges.  This new challenge is a great one – week one is a sketch for a feminine card. The same sketch is used for week 2, but it will then be for a masculine card. How cool is that?

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My idea of “girlie” is lots of pink, so that’s what I’ve gone with for my card.  Stampin’ Up!s  Fan Fair DSP has the perfect colours for a girlie card and I’ve teamed this with my new stamp set Secret Garden (I can’t believe my Stampin’ Up! pre-order finally arrived! I think I’m the last SU demonstrator in Melbourne to receive theirs!).  Oh I love new products, especially a leaf stamp that has it’s own die – I’m in heaven. You’ll probably get sick of me using these….

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Cheers

Narelle

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Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #40

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I’m back to share a card that I made for the inspiration challenge over at Inspired by Stamping.  Here’s their inspiration pic:

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This colour combination is a new one for me so it took me a while to create this card.  And I only just managed to squeeze in blue and that was for the sentiment.  I broke open a packet of Mellow Moss cardstock for my card that I found pushed to the back of the drawer. As I don’t have light purple seam binding I dyed some Very Vanilla seam binding (and my fingers!) with some Pale Plum ink. The sentiment is stamped in Brocade Blue as I think it was the closet blue I had to the challenge colour.  As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m trying to use Postage Due as it has been severely neglected.  I’ve used it in the background behind my flowers (just in case you can’t see it in the photo).

Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Royalty #157

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The Design Team over at Stampin’ Royalty have given us a great colour challenge this week:

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Straight away these colours sang “vintage” to me. My mum and I love tags, but I’ve only just recently made my first one. Postage Due was one of the first stamp sets I wanted when our catalogue came out last year.  Since I got it, it’s been one of my least used stamp sets – I’m aiming to rectify that.

This one’s for you mum – here’s what I came up with:

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy
Ink: Soft Suede
Stamp Sets: Postage Due, Take a Ticket Wheel
Other Products: Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Hemp Twine (retired), Ticket Duo Punch, Circle Punches, Little Leave Die, Postage Stamp Punch, Pennant Die, Spritzer Tool

Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Royalty Challenge #141 & Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #26

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At Stampin’ Royalty this week they have the following inspiration pic for us to create our cards:

From this pic I’ve chosen to use the banners, the newspaper print as well as the soft colour palette (although now that I look at the photo again my blue is a bit softer than the picture!

I’ve also combined my card for the sketch challenge at Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge where this week they have the following sketch that also uses banners.

Here’s my card:

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Beau Chateau DSP (retired), First Edition DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: French Foliage, Artistic Etchings, Postage Use, Winter Post
Other Products: Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Circle Scissor (retired), Button, Postage Punch

Cheers

Narelle