Just Add Ink #321

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It’s Friday so that means a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge has been suggested by Patrice.  Our challenge for you is to

Just Add Paper Piecing

I’ve gone with a two-toned butterfly on my card with some distressed edges and general grunginess/dirtying up of my background.

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The girls at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous inspiration for you.  Head over to the challenge and check our their cards.  We would love it if you could play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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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

Mojo Monday #447 & Create with Connie & Mary #406

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A couple of people have asked me why I don’t make many of my vintagey over-layered style of cards anymore.  I think it’s a combination of time (well, lack of time – they really do take me longer to finish them) and also the negative comment that was left on my blog last year that all my cards looked the same in this style.  I’m going to try and find the time to mix up my cards so that I have a combination of both clean and vintage.

I’ve combined today’s card for two challenges – the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday and the colour challenge at Create with Connie & Mary.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

The Challenge #61 & Retro Sketches #204

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I’m back with another card I made today.  This time I’ve combined my card for the inspiration picture challenge at The Challenge and the sketch challenge at Retro Sketches.

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I fell in love with the vintage feel in the inspiration pic and as I’m a sucker for neutrals, woodgrain and smidges of pink, I knew I had to play along. As always Retro Sketches’ layers are right up my alley. It was so easy to combine these two challenges.  Stampin’ Up!s Garden in Bloom is a stamp set I haven’t used in ages so I dusted it off and and gave it a run.  I’ve paired it with some leaves I cut with Botanical Builder Framelit Dies.  The woodgrain panel was created by stamping Hardwood in Tip Top Taupe on to Sahara Sand card stock.  I then used a variety of stamps from Stampin’ Up!s Timeless Textures for the background..  The sentiment is from Four You.  Here’s what I came up with:

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #425 & colourQ #318

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I’ve had a busy, busy weekend but managed to sneak in a card for two challenges – Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge and colourQ Colour Challenge.

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There are some truly wonderful people out there in this creative world of ours.  I’ve met loads of friends through this wide world of blogging and one special friend recently helped me so much when I needed her. I don’t even know if she really knew how much – so I made her a card to say I was touched by her words.

Here’s my card (and it was definitely made with love):

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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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Cheers

Narelle

The Card Concept #38

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I’m back with a second card today and this time it’s for the new challenge over at The Card Concept.  Take a look at our inspiration colours for you:

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If you’ve seen my earlier card you’d notice I’ve used the same colours for both cards. I created my card for Freshly Made Sketches first and then went into our Card Concept page to see what the inspiration picture was for this week – unbelievably it was the same colours!  I think I was able to show that with different styles you can create two totally different cards using the same colours.

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Come and join us with this pretty colour challenge – head over to The Card Concept and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle