Colour INKspiration Challenge #12

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It’s time for a new challenge at Colour INKspiration Challenges.  This weeks colour challenge is to use at least four of the colours from the inspiration picture below:

I think I needed this scarf today as the cold wind went right through me as I was walking out of work today

 

Colour INKspiration Challenge is a Facebook Challenge.  We love seeing what you create with the colour combos we give you each fortnight.  When you’ve finished the hop we would love it if you could play along.  Head over to our Facebook page and link up a card.

I wanted to test myself and see how many of the colours from the inspiration pic I could fit on my card. As you probably know, I am a little frightened when I have to create a card with more than about 2 or 3 colours.  To add as many of the colours, I kept my background white and went to town on them.  I’m pleased to say that I fit all of them on my card.  It helped because of the triangle stamp from Stampin’ Up!s Happy Celebrations – I was able to create a graphic background.  I then stamped feathers from Feather Together to complete the card.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Big on Birthdays.  It was the perfect sized sentiment as it didn’t cover the background stamping too much.

Here’s my card:

The next hop along the way is my talented stamping friend Nikki Spencer!  I totally love her cards as much as I love her friendship.  Click below to hop to her blog and she her gorgeous creation.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

TGIFC #103 Sketch Challenge

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I had trouble getting motivated cleaning up my craft room on Sunday as we had a break in early on Sunday morning.  Who breaks into a garage at 9am on Easter Sunday?  Apparently criminals in my area…..  Because I was so sidetracked and couldn’t concentrate on my tidying my craft room, I decided to whip up a quick card for the challenge at TGIF Challenge.  And I do mean quick……it took no time at all!

High Tide is fast becoming my favourite man card go-to stamp set.  The colours I have used on my card are Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Soft Sky.  The sentiment I have used is from Four You (I know, I use it all the time – but it’s the perfect size and I love the font!).  A bit of Linen Thread and a couple of Candy Dots and my card was done.

Here’s what I created:

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #283

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Two posts in one night! I’m on a roll!

This card is for the new sketch that the wonderfully talented Jen Brum has designed for us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Time for a man card.  I am loving Stampin’ Up!s High Tide and thought it worked really well with Jen’s sketch – it must’ve been the wavy line that had me thinking this.  The designer series paper I’ve used is from Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper. Here’s the card I created:

The design team have created amazing cards with Jen’s sketch. So head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.  While you’re there, we would love it if you could link up a card!

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #350

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week is a sketch challenge that has been designed by Chantell.

The beachy background on my card was inspired by this gorgeous card created by the fabulously talented Michelle Zindorf.  I’m not much of a sponger (not a fan of the inky mess I make on my fingers), but I decided to give a scenic background a go.  I thought it worked well with the sketch.  I had the lighthouse from Stampin’ Up!s High Tide already stamped sitting on my desk, so my card came together quite quickly.

Here’s my card:

The girls at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #269

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful festive season.  I’ve had a bit of a break from card marking but am now back on track.

 

It’s time for our first sketch challenge for 2017 at Freshly Made Sketches.  The very talented Linda Callahan is our sketch designer this week.

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January means new product time at Stampin’ Up!.  I’ve used a new-to-me stamp from the up-coming Occasions Catalogue set, that I know is going to be a favourite of mine, for masculine cards.  The set is called High Tide.

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We would love it if you could join us with this challenge. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the wonderful inspiration the DT have provided.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #263

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Our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week is Cecile Ribon.  She is not only talented but she also creates fabulous sketches:

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I’ve used some new-to-me Stampin’ Up! products on my card.  The stamp set I’ve used is Lift Me Up and I coordinated it with Up and Away Thinlit Dies.  I’ve lightly water coloured the hot air balloons in Pool Party and Calypso Coral.  I love coordinating products – not as much fussy cutting! 🙂 Here’s my card:

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As always the design team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards.  Head over to our challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) This Sketch #183

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I have no man cards in my stash!  I needed a card today and though I had at least one in the piles and piles of cards I have in my craft room – but there were none!  In the timeframe I had to make my card, I decided clean and simple was the way to go.  Case This Sketch is always the perfect place to start for my CAS cards.

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The stripes in the background are from a stamp set called Work of Art.  The colours I’ve stamped them in are Early Espresso, Tip Tope Taupe and Crumb Cake.  The starfish is stamped in Early Espresso and Crumb Cake.  This stamp is from Picture Perfect and the sentiment is from Sunshine Sayings.  I’ve heat embossed this sentiment on Early Espresso cardstock.   Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle