colourQ #344 & Viva la Verve June Week 1 Sketch

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I had lunch on Friday with a friend who I haven’t seen in a looooong time.  We were discussing hobbies and she asked me how I come up with ideas for my card.  I always find inspiration from challenges.  I took a look around the challenges this morning and found the following challenges to combine on my card  – colourQ’s colour challenge and the sketch challenge at Viva la Verve:

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Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming trying to fit both the colours and the sketch for a card, but I generally try and make it work.  You will notice that I only got a smidge of the blue on my card, but I did manage to sneak it on there! The Stampin’ Up! stamp sets I’ve used are Garden in Bloom, Tape It and the sentiment is from Remembering Your Birthday.  Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #307

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our colour challenge was suggested by Kim. I am totally loving these colours.

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Lotsa layers on my card.

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Come and join in our colour challenge at Just Add Ink.  Head over to the blog and be inspired by the wonderful creations the Design Team have created.

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Cheers

Narelle

ColourQ Challenge #323

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I’m back with a card that I made for the colour challenge at colourQ.  I am loving these colours together:

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I think I’ve said this before that I often need help with a layout when I’m combing more than two colours.  For inspiration I’ve used this sketch from the already closed challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I liked it as soon as I saw it for my card as it made combining these colours really easy.

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I’ve gone with Stampin’ Up!s retired Six Sided Sampler and Tape It.

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Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #270 & Cardabilities #132

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The card I made today is for two challenges – Pals Paper Arts & the final challenge at Cardabilities.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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I really like the colours at Pals Paper Arts for a Christmas card and dragged out a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Watercolour Winter. I love the holly from this set and applied my markers directly to the stamp to ink it up.  As always I used Gorgeous Grunge to the background and then added some Sahara Sand candy dots to finish it off.  Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

ColourQ Challenge #308 & CAS(E) This Sketch #141

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Look at me – it’s the weekend and I’m posting!  The card I’ve made is for two challenges – ColourQ & CAS(E) This Sketch – yep a clean and simple challenge!

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The colours from ColourQ has me thinking Christmas.  I always like to try new combo’s for my Christmas cards – kind of unexpected but I think they work really well.  Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #280

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I love this weeks theme challenge at Just Add Ink – our challenge for you is to:

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I dug into a basket sitting on my desk that has loads of offcuts of DSP, cardstock and unused images I’ve stamps.  I also had this pre-cut glimmer circle sitting in there waiting for quite possibly this challenge.  My photograph doesn’t really show the black glimmer stars I’ve created for the tops of my trees.  I’ve used an off-cut of the same Champagne Glimmer Paper and ran my black ink pad over them to make them black.  This is because I haven’t yet put in a SU! order for some Black Glimmer Paper – I know, I’m probably the last in Australia to stock up on it!.   Here’s my card:

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Our team has provided wonderful projects to inspire you – head over to Just Add Ink and check them out. We would love for you to join us while you’re there!

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #202

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It’s Wednesday, so that means it’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I just love this sketch that has been designed by my very talented friend Amy O’Neill.

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Black and white is the colour combo I’ve gone with today. If I’m ever in doubt of which colours to use, I always go back to a reliable combination.

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As always our team has created wonderful inspiration – so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and be inspired.  We would love for you to join us with our challenge.

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Cheers

Narelle

 

Mojo Monday #411

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The card I’m sharing today is for this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge.  Take a look at their fab sketch:

 

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I’m going through a star phase – can you tell?  I’ve used a retired Stampin Up! set called Simply Stars and my sentiment is from Remembering Your Birthday. I’ve also stamped a bit of washi tape from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Tape It.  Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #397 & Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #94

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I had something today that I haven’t had in weeks – time to play in my craft room.  The card I’m sharing today is for two challenges – Mojo Monday & Inspired by Stamping.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #344, The Deconstructed Sketch #190 & SUO Challenge #117

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Don’t you just love it when a card comes together with ease?  This was my card today.  I think it helps when you get inspiration from three different challenges – the colours from Create with Connie & Mary, the sketch from The Deconstructed Sketch and the “Create a Teen Card” from SUO Challenge.

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I love these funky colours for a teen card and of course it has to have bling! Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle