Stampin’ Royalty #208, SUO Challenge #87 & Friday Mashup #141

Hey Everyone

I am LOVING that I am on holidays and can head out to my craft room on a weekday! It’s so nice to not be rushing around on the weekend trying to get all my housework done and then make time for my cards.  I even got a couple of hours of shopping in this morning – (are you even more jealous Karren???).  I’m going to be quick with this post as I’m now off to watch a movie 😉

The card I’m sharing I managed to sneak in for 3 challenges – Stampin’ Royalty sketch challenge, SUO challenge where we create a project using the colours I think of when I think of January and the Tic Toc challenge at Friday Mashup where I create a project with the Theme of Time.

SR208sketch

When I think of January, I think of my sisters birthday.  Her birthstone is a Garnet and because of this, red is her favourite colour – so that’s the main colour I went with on my card.  I was initially looking to use Clockworks for my card, but decided to ditch that idea when I came across Sense of Time first.  It is still one of my favourite retired Stampin’ Up! sets.  I then added the blossom from Morning Meadow and was really happy with the end result – I’m hoping my sister will be too! Here’s my card:

SR208 SUO97 FM141

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #93

Hey Everyone

Allisa is this weeks sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches.  She has created the following fabulous sketch:

FMS93sketch

I’m mixed it up this week and gave myself the challenge of creating something other than  a feminine florally card. The card I’ve gone with was designed around some designer series paper I found in my stash.  Back when I first became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I brought DSP and then didn’t want to use it in case I wasted it and didn’t have it anymore!  So this specialty DSP called Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP was one of those ones that I’ve barely cracked open.  I’m not as fussed now about holding on to DSP – my mission is to use up as much as possible! I’ve used the grader from I Dig You for the main image and just to add some extra interest I added the cog-type images from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Sense of Time.

FMS93

Check out the fab cards the Design Team have created this week by heading over to Freshly Made Sketches.  We’d love for you to join in with Allisa’s sketch while you’re there!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #116 – Just Add…. Mother’s Day

Hey Everyone

OK, so where is the year going?  It’s already May and winter will be here soon – it’s definitely starting off colder every mornin.

This week at Just Add Ink we are celebrating Mother’s Day.  As Mother’s Day is next weekend we are creating projects to let them know how special they are to us.  I initially thought I’d whip out a flowery stamp set, but since I’ve been using them so often lately, I thought everyone might be sick of seeing the same ones from me (I’m in need of a new catalogue soon as I’m running out of stamp sets that I haven’t used a hundred times).

So instead of flowers I’ve gone vintage – monochromatic vintage.

I hope you can head over to Just Add Ink to check out what wonderful Mother’s Day projects the girls have created this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Love Letter DSP (retired)
Ink: Black Stazon, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings, French Foliage, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Sense of Time
Other Products: Basic Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Framelits, Word Window, Button,  Hemp Twine, Vintage Trinkets, Spritzer Tool

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #231

Hey Everyone

I had a bit of time to craft tonight so I was able to make my card to enter into this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge a bit earlier than usual.  I had no idea where I was going when I started this card but I ended up “going vintage” because I really do love this style.

Here’s my card:

And a close up:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary #188

Hey Everyone

This is the sketch from this weeks challenge at Create with Connie & Mary challenge.  Click here to take you to their challenge and join in the fun.

I dragged out an old favourite stamp set – Sense of Time – for my card.  I used the flourish from a retired set called Bliss to stamp on the clock and tag in Crumb Cake.  I also added a jumbo grommet to the seam binding (not sure if you can see it) for no other reason than it was sitting there!  Anyway, here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #221 & Colour Q Challenge #117

Happy New Year Everyone

Hope everyone had a safe New Years Eve!  It’s really hot here in Melbourne today so after some visiting earlier today I snuck away to my room to finish off some cards that I made yesterday.  My first card is for the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday and for the colour challenge Colour Q Challenges.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by & and I should be back with another card shortly.

 

I was made a colourQ courtier this week.

Products Used:
Cardstock Basic Black, Whisper White, Pool Party, Pool Party DSP
Ink: Black Stazon
Stamp Sets: Sense of Time, Kindness Matters
Other Products: Button, Hemp Twine, Basic Pearls, Circle Scissor, Pool Party Ribbon, Crimper, Scallop Edge Punch

See ya

Narelle

CASE Study Challenge #63

Good Evening Everyone

This card is for this weeks challenge at CASE Study Challenge.  Niki Estes has been October’s muse and I have loved every one of her cards.  This is her card below:

My layout is similar but I decided to go with more neutral colours as I am giving my card to someone special who has recently lost a family member.  I’m not a big fan of “with sympathy” worded cards , so I wanted mine to say “thinking of you” instead.

Thanks for taking a look.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Love Letter DSP (retired)
Ink: Black Stazon, Basic Gray
Stamp Sets: Sense of Time, Creative Elements, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Kindness Matters
Other Products: Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Antique Brad, Word Window, Basic Pearls, Circle Scissor

See ya

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #116 & Freshly Made Sketches #8

Good Evening Everyone

My card tonight is for the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and for the theme challenge at Pals Paper Arts – Elements of Style – Ribbon.

Here the inspiration pic from Pals Paper Arts:

Here’s the sketch I designed by card on:

This is what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Moccha Morning DSP, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Sense of Time, Bliss (retired), Creative Elements, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Kindness Matters
Other Products: Seam Binding, Button, Hemp Twine, Word Window, Striped Embossing Folder, Brad
See ya

Narelle

 

The Paper Players Challenge #57

Hey Everyone

My second card tonight is for The Paper Players Challenge.  You can find their site by clicking here – go check out the gorgeous cards everyone has created. I’ve used the sketch below to create my entry but instead of a flower I’ve used the clock from Sense of Time.

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Love Letter DSP, Certainly Celery
Ink: Black Stazon, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Sense of Time, Elements of Style, French Foliage, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Definition (retired)
Other Products: Black Satin Ribbon, Brads, Antique Brads, Circle Punch

See ya

Narelle

 

Pals Paper Arts #100 & Mojo Monday #197

Hey Everyone

Pals Paper Arts are celebrating their 100th Challenge is week.  Their challenge is to use our favourite technique.  One of my favourite techniques (although I have many) is masking.  I often using this technique when I use Sense of Time so I can get some words stamped around it. I’ve also daubed and made my own flower – do they count as techniques?

The design for my card is from this weeks sketch at the Mojo Monday Challenge – Round or Square. I decided this week to make a square card.

 

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Soft Suede DSP
Ink:Black Stazon
Stamp Sets: Sense Of Time, Frency Foliage
Other Products: Black Satin Ribbon, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Bird Punch, Antique Brad, Basic Pearl

Thanks for stopping by.

See ya

Narelle