Just Add Ink #311

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Happy Friday everyone! It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  Nikki has suggested this weeks challenge.  Our challenge for you is to

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After about 68 tries (well maybe not that many, but it felt like it!), I came up with the following card using a simple masking technique.  I used an oldie but a goodie stamp set, Stippled Blossoms, to create my card.   It’s one stamp set that I can’t see myself parting with.

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Come and join us with this weeks challenge – head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the wonderful inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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The Card Concept #34

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I’m back with a second post tonight. This time I’ve created a card for the new challenge at The Card Concept.  Here’s the inspiration pic:

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I really love the colours in the picture and tried to match them. I’ve used Blushing Bride and Coastal Cabana.  To achieve my striped tag I inked the inside of my striped embossing folder and ran it through the big shot. I finger walked Dictionary in Blushing Bride over the background and inked up the flowers from Stippled Blossoms.  To finish off my card I used a sentiment from Petite Pairs.

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Come and join us with this challenge. Head over to The Card Concept and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #141

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week the lovely Cindy Hall is our sketch hostess and she’s provided this fabulous sketch.  I had so much fun creating my card and I know you’re going to love her sketch too!

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Strawberry Slush is a colour I don’t use much, so I decided it was time to bring it out of the back of the cupboard and give it a go.  I really love the drama of any colour with Basic Black so that’s the colour I’ve teamed Strawberry Slush with today.  I’ve gone with one of my favourite flower stamp sets – Stippled Blossoms – for my card.  My leaves are also from this stamp set and are stamped in Old Olive.

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I’m so lucky I made my cards for this weeks design team committments on Sunday. I wouldn’t have got them made if I left them until Monday.  The reason for this is because I had a fall on Monday and fractured my left radial head (a bone in my elbow) and I’m left handed! I’m sad to say I’m going to be out of action after tomorrows post for a little while – can you imagine how completely devastated about this? This post has taken forever to type with my non-dominant hand.

We’d love it if you can join us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  Head over to the challenge and have a look at the gorgeous inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #140

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Linda Callahan is this weeks hostess at Freshly Made Sketches.  I just love Linda’s creative sketches and always love how easy my cards come together using them.

Here’s Linda’s sketch:

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I’ve gone with a pretty simple card today using little flowers from Stampin’ Up!s Stippled Blossoms and paired them with some DSP from Retro Fresh.  I’ve stamped the circles from Lacy & Lovely in Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana to tie in with the colours in the DSP.  Here’s my card:

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I can’t wait to see what you create with Linda’s sketch – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card.  While you’re there, check out the fabulous inspiration from the Clean Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #124

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Another Wednesday, means a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week my sweet stamping friend from across the ditch, Karren Johnson, is our hostess with her first ever sketch for Freshly Made Sketches.

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Karren has created an amazing sketch that I know you’re going to love.  I tried a new-to-me colour combo (Basic Black, Summer Starfruit & Sahara Sand) courtesy of Stampin’ Up!s Sale-a-Bration DSP called Sweet Sorbet.  The flowers are from a Stampin’ Up stamp set called Stippled Blossoms and the leaves are from Summer Silhouettes.  The sentiment is from a set called Express Yourself.

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Come and join in with Karren’s sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  While you’re over at the challenge, check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Clean Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #114

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It’s Wednesday so that means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch hostess is the lovely Linda Suarez.  She has created this interesting sketch that I have to admit gave me a bit of trouble. I’m not overly sure that I really like the colours I’ve used on my card but once I started with them I didn’t know how to change them to another combo – I’m really trying to test myself with brighter colours.

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I’ve gone with the old faithful Stippled Blossoms for my card.  I really love the depth you give to these flowers by using a darker shade of ink over the base colour.  It was only after I stuck my card together did I realise that I was supposed to have my sentiment at the bottom of my card, but then I didn’t know how I could make it work lower (sorry Linda!).

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Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out the varied and very lovely inspiration the Design Team have provided for you this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Dynamic Duos #75 & Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #273

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I’m back with another post.  This time I’ve combined my card for two challenges – Dynamic Duos where their challenge is to create a card using Tangerine Tango and Basic Black with the option of Halloween.

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I’ve used this gorgeous sketch from Create with Connie & Mary for the layout of my card.

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I chose not to go with the option of Halloween (as I think I Halloweened myself out with my earlier projects – you can find them here) but I have used some retired Stampin’ Up! Halloween DSP called Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP.  I really love this striking striped DSP and am almost at the end of it which is a bit sad.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #104

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It’s Wednesday so that means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Linda, of the gorgeously clean cards, is this weeks hostess and she has given us this great sketch:

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I initially started off sticking true to the sketch, but in the end I flipped it as it worked better for my flowers.  The colour combo for my card actually came from an outfit that I work to work the other day.  I had it in my head that it was Basic Black, Basic Gray and Peach Parfait, so that’s what a went with on my card. I kind of like the combo together!  Here’s my card:

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Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #168 & Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #61

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Sketch challenges are my favourite as I find half the work of making a card is already done for me.  Margaret’s great sketch at Pals Paper Arts is a keeper that I know I will be re-visiting.

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I’ve used the pretty colour challenge from Inspired by Stamping for my card. Afternoon Picnic is one of my favourite Stampin’ Up! DSP packs at the moment.  Coastal Cabana is one of the main colours in the papers and I’ve teamed it with Pear Pizzazz Ink.

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Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #87

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Our sketch at Freshly Made Sketches is a wonderful one that has been designed by the very talented Jennifer Timko.  Check it below:

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I’m not generally a lover of yellow, but for some reason I’m loving Summer Starfruit at the moment.  For a soft colour combo I’ve teamed it with Sahara Sand. Here’s my card:

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Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team. Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle