Just Add Ink #319

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week is inspiration picture week.  This challenge has been suggested by Di.

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I’m making a start on Christmas cards because before we know it, Christmas will be upon us! I’ve used my Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to create the wreath and used a retired Stampin’ Up! Christmas stamp set called Watercolour Winter for the foliage and pine cone.  Here’s my card:

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Why don’t you make a start on your Christmas cards like me and join in this challenge?  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the wonderful inspiration the DT have created. Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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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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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #370 & Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #328

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The card I’m sharing today is made for two challenges – Mojo Monday and Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  Here’s their inspiration pics:

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I really love this colour combination and think it works so well for Christmas.  I’ve dragged out one of my favourite retired Stampin’ Up! stamp sets – Watercolour Winter.  I’ve combined it with a current sentiment from Ornamental Pine.

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Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #104 & Cardabilities #97

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I ‘ve decided it was time to mark a start on my Christmas cards and what better challenge to enter than Merry Monday Challenge.  This week they have an interesting colour combo – I say interesting because, even though I’m a neutrals girls, I probably don’t combine slate/gray and kraft together very often.  I found I actually like this combo!

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The layout for my card came from this weeks fabulous Cardabilities sketch:

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Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #72

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The card I’m sharing with you today is my last card as a Design Team member with Merry Monday Challenges.  I’ve had a ball and want to thank Lesley for asking me to be part of an amazing group of creative women.  I gave myself the challenge of entering every challenge when Lesley started this challenge at the start of last year.  I’m pretty proud of myself as I can say I was able to play along every week.  Even when I was away I was able to enter because by that time I was on the Design Team and had the sketches in advance. I now have a huge stockpile of Christmas cards.

Here’s Lesley’s versatile sketch:

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I’ve gone a bit vintagey with my card today and have used a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Watercolour Winter and the paper I’ve used is from a retired pack called Brocade Background DSP.

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Head over to Lesley’s blog and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Merry Makers.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #66

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Yes, I’m back with a 3rd post today – you’re probably all sick of me by now! So I will keep this one short (probably coz I’m running out of things to say!) – people who know me will laugh at that.

It’s Monday so that means a new sketch challenge at Merry Monday.

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Ok, so I’ve strayed from the again Lesley – I’ve already broken my promise from last week to stick to the sketch.  I really couldn’t get those points to look straight so I made them into banners instead.

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Head over to the challenge to join in the fun or you can click on the names below to see the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Lesley Croghan
Allisa Chilton
Bonnie Klass
LeAnne Pugliese
Nina Forsyth

Merry Monday Challenge #57

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Lesley has created yet another fabulous sketch for this weeks Merry Monday Challenge.

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I’ve gone with some retired Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper – Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP for my card. It’s been a while since I’ve used it on a card, so I thought I’d bring it out for this one. I used my blender pen and Real Red ink to colour in my poinsettia from Watercolour Winter.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Stampin’ Up!s More Merry Messages.

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We’d love for you to join us this week – head over to Lesley’s blog and join in our Christmas Challenge. You can click on each of the Merry Makers names below to check out their gorgeous cards.

Lesley Croghan
Allisa Chilton
Bonnie Klass
LeAnne Pugliese
Nina Forsyth

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #53

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Lesley’s given us this fabulous sketch to create our cards for this weeks Merry Monday challenge.

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I’ve dug around in my stash of retired Stampin’ Up! DSPs again and found these pretty papers.  The Basic Gray DSP is from Lap of Luxury and the Real Red DSP is from Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP.  There’s lots of layers to this card, some Stampin’ Up! Window Framelits and a coloured poinsettia from Watercolour Winter. The sentiment I’ve used is from More Merry Messages – using the sentiment as my focal point is something I don’t often do, but I was happy with how it turned out.

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We’d love for you to join us this week – head over to Lesley’s blog and join in our Christmas card fun. You can click on each of the Merry Makers names below to check out their gorgeous cards.

Lesley Croghan
Allisa Chilton
Bonnie Klass
LeAnne Pugliese
Nina Forsyth

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #52

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This weeks Merry Monday Challenge is a colour challenge – and a perfect one for my love of vintage!

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I’ve used one of my favourite Stampin’ Up! Christmas sets – Watercolour Winter. The holly is stamped in Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler that I coloured directly on to the stamp with my markers. The sentiment I’ve used is from More Merry Messages and the sweet little bird is from Bloomin’ Marvellous.  My vintagey Christmas card creation wouldn’t be complete without a big scrunchy seam binding bow.  Here’s my card:

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We’d love for you to join us this week – head over to Lesley’s blog and join in our Christmas card fun. You can click on each of the Merry Makers names below to check out their gorgeous cards.

Lesley Croghan

Allisa Chilton
Bonnie Klass
LeAnne Pugliese
Nina Forsyth

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #45

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It’s Monday, so that means Merry Monday time.  This week is sketch week for us – here’s Lesley’s sketch:

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I’ve gone with minimal layers (for me), no seam binding and not a huge amount of fussy cutting – for once.  It’s probably a good card for me to make to send in the post because it’s one of the lightest cards I’ve made! Here’s what I came up with:

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If you want to make a start on your Christmas cards, head over to this weeks Merry Monday Challenge and join us.  While you’re there, check out the gorgeous inspiration the Design Team have provided.

Lesley Croghan
Allisa Chilton
Bonnie Klass
LeAnne Pugliese
Nina Forsyth

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle