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

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Freshly Made Sketches #154

Hey Everyone

I’ve kind of been a bit quiet on here lately. I’ve been out of action with a migraine that stayed way too long.  It annoys me when it cuts into my crafting time!  Lucky I made my card before it hit, as I would’ve had to sit out this week.  I didn’t want to miss Cindy’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches as I think it’s totally fabulous! Head over to Cindy’s blog and check out her beautiful cards.

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I opened a new-to-me pack of DSP for my card called Park Lane.  I’ve used the Daffodil Delight paper in the background.  I’ve teamed it with the black papers from Back to Black. The Stampin’ Up! stamps sets I’ve used are Serene Silhouettes, Papillion Potpourri and Petite Pairs.

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We’d love for you to join us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  Head over to the challenge and link up a card – while you’re there check out the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #153

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Just Add Ink has a colour challenge this week for you.  Nikki is this weeks hostess and she has given us the challenge of using Midnight Muse, So Saffron and Whisper White – a combination that I found a little tricky to start off with and then I warmed to these pretty colours.  Once I worked out my layout, the rest just fell into place.

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Here’s my card:

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Check out the gorgeous inspiration the Design Team from JAI have created this week by heading over to the JAI blog. I love how we all created different projects from these challenge colours.

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Comfort Cafe DSP, So Saffron DSP
Ink: So Saffron, Midnight Muse
Stamp Sets: Summer Silhouettes, Occasional Quotes (retired)
Other Products: Midnight Muse Striped Ribbon, Basic Pearls

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #227

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I’ve been holding onto some news for over a week now – the Design Team at Create with Connie & Mary have asked me to join their team until the end of March!!! How exciting is that?  I’ve been playing along with their challenges for over a year now, so this is a big thrill for me.

This weeks challenge is to create a shaped card – it can be any shape – as well as using the following sketch:

I’ve had these window framelits sitting unused on my desk so this was a perfect opportunity to break them open and give them a run.  As usual I’ve gone with a feminine florally card, but this time I’ve made my own blossom (well, that’s what I’m calling it).

I’ve also made my card into an easel card which meant I had to decorate the inside.  I don’t always decorate the insides of my card when I first make them. I tend to leave it until the last minute, before I give away the card, which means a lot rushing around trying to finish them off.

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

Thanks for taking a look.

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary #226

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My favourite Stampin’ Up! designer series paper at the moment is Comfort Cafe.  Who would’ve thought I’d actually love colours that aren’t neutrals?  The design team at Create with Connie & Mary have given us the challenge this week of the using the following colours on a project:

It’s only as I’m writing this did I realise I’ve used the wrong colour in my card! I’ve never done that before!  My excuse is that I left my laptop inside charging when I went out to my craft room.  My memory is obviously shonky!  Sorry DT I hope this is ok that my colour is slightly wrong??? Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #146

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I’m back with another card – don’t you just love it when you have a productive day making cards?  My card is created for Pals Paper Arts where their challenge this week is to create a project using the following colours:

As usual I start off my card with designer series papers in mind. I pick a pack and off I go to make my card.  I’ve used a retired Stampin’ Up! pack called Love Letter DSP – it’s my absolute favourite! Here’s what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Love Letter DSP (retired)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Crumb Cake Marker, Cherry Cobbler Marker (I’ve misplaced my Riding Hood Red one!)
Stamp Sets: Papillion Potpourri, Serene Silhouettes, Occasional Quotes (retired)
Other Products: Circle Punches

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary #223 & Dynamic Duos #25

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Can you believe another weekend is over?  I’m amazed at how quickly these weeks are flying by.  Not long before Christmas now……..

My card tonight is based on the sketch the design team over at Create with Connie & Mary have created.  I moved the bow on my card to the opposite side to balance out my butterfly, but apart from that, I’ve stuck to the sketch.

I’ve combined the sketch challenge with the colour challenge over at Dynamic Duos.  Their colour challenge this week is to use Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie.  Because I didn’t read the challenge correctly, I missed that the dessert option this week was to use die cuts – so I don’t have any die cuts on my card. Note to self – read the instructions before I start my card.

My mission is to try and use up as much DSP as I can, because what’s the use of holding onto it for “just in case I need it for another challenge”?  I found this bold striped Basic Black and Very Vanilla DSP and decided it would be the starting point for my card.  The rest just fell into place.  These are not my usual colours, but I’m happy with how this card turned out. Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #54

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I’m back with another card that I made for this weeks challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Jennifer has provided this great sketch for us to design our cards this week:

I’ve used one of my new DSPs – Polka Dot Parade – don’t you just love polka dots? The stamp I’ve used is from Serene Silhouettes that I coloured in with my markers. The retired Rich Razzleberry ribbon I’ve used has white polka dots on the reverse side, but I found there was polka dot overload when I left that side exposed.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches One Year Anniversary & Dynamic Duos #20

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I’ve got a quick card for your tonight.  Freshly Made Sketches are celebrating one year of challenges – Happy Anniversary Design Team! This week we could use any of the past sketches – here’s the sketch I chose from week 38:

I’ve also combined my card for this weeks Dynamic Duos colour challenge.  This weeks challenge colours are – Basic Black and Lucky Limeade.  If there’s a colour challenge with black in it, I’m up for it.  The dessert option is to make a Halloween card, but as I don’t have any Halloween stamps, I’m dessertless.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade DSP, Festival of Prints DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Lucky Limeade Marker, Basic Black Marker
Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes, Petite Pairs
Other Products: Basic Black Satin Ribbon (retired), Antique Brad, Circle Punches

Cheers

Narelle