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

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Freshly Made Sketches #151

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It’s Wednesday so that means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week is our guest designer Kim’s first sketch and boy, has she designed a fabulous sketch!  I’ve concluded that not only is she talented at card making, she’s just as talented as sketches!

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I decided it was time for another man card.  Here’s what I came up with:

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Come and join us with Kim’s sketch – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out the fab inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

ColourQ Challenge #222 & Cardabilities #90

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I’ve been asked to make a couple of cards for one of my friends at work – one being a card for her sisters 30th birthday.  The cards aren’t needed until I go back to work on 29th January, but I thought I would make a start on them.  I looked around for some inspiration and found the colour challenge at colourQ and the sketch challenge at Cardabilities would work perfectly for her sisters card.

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The cardstock I’ve used is from a Stampin’ Up! pack called Modern Medley DSP as well as some retired Brushed Gold cardstock.  I love the balloons from Stampin’ Up!s Up, Up & Away as they’re great to make a big bunch of birthday balloons.  The numbers come from a set called Memorable Moments. I’ve heat embossed the balloons and numbers in black and gold to make them shiny. I’ve also added some curled white craft wire to the balloons to add some extra interest.  You may be wondering where the Going Gray is, but I managed to sneak it in by stamping Gorgeous Grunge in the background.  To finish the card off, I’ve added a big black satiny bow.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #110

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The lovely Rita has designed a fabulous sketch for us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  This sketch has so many possibilities and I can’t wait to see what you do with it.

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I decided to go with another masculine card to add to my stash.  Here’s what I came up with:

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The Clean Team have created gorgeous inspiration for you this week.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out their cards!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #173

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Christine Blain suggested this weeks theme at Just Add Ink.  Our challenge for you is to:

Just Add…….Water

Some of my more observant (way more observant than me!) JAI Design Team members noticed that the bottles of water in the apartments where we stayed for our recent Stampin’ Up! South Pacific Convention had the following label on their bottles.

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Did you see the words under the photo of the pool?  Just Add Water!  This bottle was made for us!

So when I think of water, I automatically think of a boat stamp. Not very original, but I had a purpose in mind for my project.  My Dad had a birthday last week, and in addition to giving him some cash, I covered and decorated him a block of white chocolate.  My dad LOVES white chocolate and I’m pretty sure I give him a block every birthday, but I know it will be eaten.  This chocolate cover was made to match the birthday card I made my Dad – click here if you’d like to check it out.

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Head over to the Just Add Ink Challenge blog and check out the varied and creative projects the Design Team have created for this fun challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #147

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Trish is this weeks hostess at Just Add Ink – she’s given us the challenge to:

Just Add……Balloons

I decided to get out of my comfort zone and try some sponging on my card to create a scene for my masculine card and the hot air balloons.  I tried some different layering to my card (you know I love layers!) but ended up going quite simple because the main panel with my scene was enough.

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We would love to see you over at Just Add Ink this week – head over to the challenge and check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #133

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Nikki has come up with this weeks challenge at Just Add Ink.  Our challenge is to create a project using Mustard and Metallics.  It’s not my week for my design team duties but I decided to play along to test myself with a colour that I don’t often use.  I’ve chosen to make a baby card using More Mustard as I think it’s a neutral kind of colour that can be used for a boy or girl. My favourite baby set at the moment is a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Bundle of Joy.  I’ve lightly coloured the giraffe and teddy using a blender pen and ink and fussy cut them out.  I raised them up to add dimension to my card and finished it off with brads, a balloon and Very Vanilla satin ribbon.

Here’s my card:

I hope you can join us this week at Just Add Ink – head over to the challenge and check out the fabulous cards the girls have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #42

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I love sketch challenges – I’ve probably said that heaps of times – but I thought I’d say it again just in case you’re new to my blog.  I try and enter as many challenges as I can squeeze in, in my limited crafting time.

Freshly Made Sketches is one of my favourite sketch challenges as it makes me try a more “cleaner” style of card than I normally create.  Here’s this weeks sketch:

I’ve used this weeks sketch to make my monthly “man card” and tried my hand at making clouds for the first time (I think I’m technique challenged, so I’m making myself learn new things). I got so carried away with the clouds, I tried them out on my tag too! Here’s my card:

Thanks for taking a look.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Night of Navy DSP, Always Artichoke
Ink: Night of Navy, Always Artichoke
Stamp Sets: Up, Up & Away, Lovely as a Tree
Other Products: Scallop Circle Punch, Hemp Twine, Button, Tag Punches, Crop-A-Dile

Cheers

Narelle

Dynamic Duos #9

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My card tonight is my second entry into this weeks Dynamic Duos challenge and it’s my second baby card for this challenge – unusual for me to make one baby card, let alone two!  One of my friends at work is having her first baby so I was asked to make a card for her last day on Thursday. I was more than happy to make a card for Erin and her husband as she’s the sweetest girl you’ll ever meet.

In case you were wondering about the size of this one, it’s a big one – we have a lot of staff in our Emergency Department so I needed a big card to get everyone’s congratulatory (is that a word?) comments on there.  Just need to find an envelope to fit it in now……..

Thanks for taking a look.

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players Challenge #95 – Colour Challenge

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It’s Mothers Day today – so for you all mums, I hope you’ve had a relaxing day whilst everyone spoils you rotten.  I’ve just spent 4 hours at my sons football game freezing my toes off! It rained, it was windy and it was majorly cold.  I’m one of those mums that stands out in those shocking conditions with my umbrella cheering the team on – I can’t sit in the car with the windscreen wipers going constantly on and off!  Anyway at the end of the game all the boys are passed cupcakes to hand to their mums for Mothers Day – so at least I came away with a yummy cupcake – oh, and they had a win!

At The Paper Players this week Ann has given us the challenge of creating our cards using the  following colours:

Colour challenges are great for me as they take me waaaay out of my comfort zone of using neutrals.  Because I needed a little help with these challenging colours, I’ve combined challenges and am using the sketch from Mojo Monday this week.

Here’s my card:

The girls have created some beautiful cards with these colours s0 head over to The Paper Players and check them out.  Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle