Just Add Ink #356

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge for you is to :

I decided to go with two balloons and two circles.  The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I have used is Balloon Adventures. I’ve love a layered card and have gone to town with circles and a banner and on top of those, a sentiment in a banner.  My balloons are coloured lightly with Watercolor Pencils and I stamped the background with a smidge of dots from Timeless Textures.

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and check them out. While you’re there, we would love you to play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #279

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It’s Wednesday again! We have a new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches and this week Rita Wright is our sketch hostess.  I love her cards and am always inspired with her creations.  If you haven’t visited her blog, then click here and check it out!

I have a niece who’s birthday is in a couple of weeks time.  She’s so lucky as she’s holidaying in America at the moment. The first part of her holiday was spent on a Disney Cruise and her request for her birthday was to spend it in New York.  One day I’ll get there myself……

I wanted to make a fun birthday card for her.  The balloons I’ve stamped are from Stampin’ Up!s Balloon Adventures.  I’ve stamped them in Melon Mambo and Pool Party.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Happy Celebrations. And because I’m a work in progress with a watercoloured background, I decided to use the watercolour type stamp from Timeless Textures.  I’ve stamped it Pool Party to just add a little bit of something behind the balloons.

Here’s my card:

The girls from Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #276

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch hostess this week is the wonderfully talented Amy O’Neill.  Amy creates gorgeous cards and can combine colours like no other!

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I’ve chosen a hot air balloon as the focal point from Stampin’ Up!s Up and Away Thinlit dies. I chose a white balloon with black card stock underneath to make it stand out.  I then sponged a bit of Soft Sky on the background and stamped the water droplet type stamp from Timeless Textures for a bit of extra interest. I sponged a tinge of blue around my clouds so they weren’t as stark and so you could see the edges of the clouds.  My sentiment is from For You and is heat embossed on black card stock with white embossing powder.

Here’s my card:

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As always, the design team have created fabulous cards to inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #319 & Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #425

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I’m back with the second card I created today.  I’ve combined my card for two challenges – the colour challenge at Pals Paper Arts and the sketch challenge at Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.

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This is such a pretty colour combination and one I haven’t used before.  I’ve lightly watercoloured the flower from Stampin’ Up!s Birthday Blooms after I embossed it with white embossing powder.  I’ve used the watercolour and droplet type stamps from Timeless Textures in the background.  Here’s what I came up with:

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Cheers

Narelle

June Workshop

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I usually only hold about 6 workshops a year.  Mainly because I work a 9-day fortnight and don’t get a lot of time to prepare for them when my weekends are generally full with boring grocery shopping and even more boring cleaning and laundry stuff.  I’m holding a class this weekend and thought I would share the cards that I have made.  You’ll notice I tried to simplify them.  Well, as simplified as I can get. I wanted to show the group that you don’t have to use a huge amount of designer series paper to get impact on your cards.  In fact, I’ve only used a smidge on each card.  I can see that Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper is going to be a favourite of mine.

My first card is using some new products from Stampin’ Up!s 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue.  I’ve used Swirly Scribbles Thinlits that match Swirly Bird stamp set.  I just love how easy these products are to use.  The colours I’ve used (and carried over to most of my other cards) are Basic Black, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum.

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These little scribbles dies are pretty versatile.  I decided to create a wreath with my next card and added some flowers stamped in Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum.  I then added a black banner sentiment from Time of Year.

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For my third card, I wanted a quick and easy card in case we are running out of time.  Even though Picture Perfect was in a previous catalogue I didn’t actually purchase it until now.  I saw so many cards with this pretty flower on it and decided I needed it – as I often do.

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And lastly, I thought we could finish off our day with a man card.  The starfish in Picture Perfect is perfect for a masculine card and although I was keeping to the theme of Flirty Flamingo or Sweet Sugarplum, I decided to leave those two colours off this card.  I stamped the watercolour-type stamp from Timeless Textures in Crumb Cake behind my starfish and added the wave-like die cut from Scribbles Thinlits.

 

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Cheers

Narelle

A birthday card for my Mum

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It’s my mums birthday today so I created the following card for her in a style I know she loves – vintagey.

I’ve signed up for a Tim Holtz online class that starts in a few weeks time.  I’ve previously signed up for two of his other classes and hadn’t watched a single video of his until yesterday, where I watched two.  I tried to bring in a couple of things I learnt from the two videos I watched for her card, but in the end I think I just went with what I knew anyway.  My mission will be to watch ALL of the videos in my next set of holidays.

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #313

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge for you is to

Just Add B

So that means we want you to create something starting with the letter B on your project.  I decided to create a baby card and have used the following things starting with B  – bee, black DSP, button, bakers twine & I’ve created a baby card.  It’s loaded with B’s!  All of my DSP and bakers twine were hanging around in a basket of unused stuff on my desk. Love it when I can use up some of the leftovers from this basket.

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Our team have created wonderful inspiration for you, so head over to Just Add Ink and check them out.  We would love it if you could come and join us with this fun challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle