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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Thanks for stopping by.

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.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #234

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch hostess is the fabulously talented Jennifer Timko.  Jennifer creates stunning creations that just leave me in awe! Head over to her blog and check them out.  Here’s her great sketch that I found so easy to work with:

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I’ve created a underwater scene using a couple of Stampin’ Up! sets – By the Tide and By the Seashore. Monochromatic seemed to work well for my masculine card.  Here’s my card:

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As always, the Clean Team will inspire you with their cards.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #305

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is a sketch that Tina has designed for us.

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I was way overdue on creating a masculine card and also overdue on breaking open my sunburst die.  Here’s my card:

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We would love for you to join us with this weeks challenge.  Head over to Just Add Ink and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle