Freshly Made Sketches #290

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This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by Kim Singdahlsen. Kim has such a wonderful and distinctive style. Pop over to her blog and take a look at her gorgeous cards.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous is stunning stamp set.  I just adore these striking flowers and used them on my card to create an elegant wedding card.  The background ink spots are from Swirly Bird and I’ve stamped them in Basic Black.  The outline of the flowers are stamped in Basic Basic and the inside with Berry Burst and Powder Pink.  My foliage has been stamped in Smoky Slate and then fussy cut. I am loving this colour combo together! I’ve just realised now as I’m typing this that I’ve used no DSP on my card – this one is an easy card for a card class as there’s not a lot of cutting preparation!

The Clean Team at Freshly Made Sketches 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 #252

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Our sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by my super talented friend Karren Johnson.  Karren’s so creative and is the master of amazing backgrounds, copic colouring and techniques.  Here’s her great sketch:

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I had need of a wedding card and Karren’s sketch worked perfectly for this. Here’s my card:

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I adore every one of the cards the Clean Team have designed this week – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #194

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The card I’m sharing today is for this weeks sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch has been designed by the very talented and ultra-funny Linda Callahan.

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My cousin is getting married in a few weeks time and I thought Linda’s fab sketch would work well for my card.  Black, Cream and Red is a favourite of mine for a wedding card as I love the elegance of these colours combined together.

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Our design team have created wonderful cards to inspire you – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Card Concept #16

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Our challenge for you this fortnight at The Card Concept is to create a wedding card.  We have the following pretty picture to inspire you.

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I dug into my stash to retrieve some retired Stampin’ Up! designer series paper called Beau Chateau. Lots of playing went into my card and was really pleased with how it finally turned out (took me ages for me to be happy with this one!). Here’s my shabby wedding card.

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Head over to the challenge and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #217 & The Paper Players #198

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We have a fun challenge for you this week at Just Add Ink courtesy of Nikki.  Our challenge for you is to:

Just Add Cupcakes / Cake / Dessert

You’re probably going to look at my card and wonder where the layers are.  This would have to be the most de-layered card I have ever made.  Believe me I did try and add layers – in fact I sat there for about 1/2 hour wondering how I could make it a little more tizzy, but ended up giving up and leaving it as it is.  My cake and sentiment are heat embossed with black embossing powder, fussy cut and raised up with dimensionals.

Edited to post: I had the busiest week last week and didn’t do any of my normal browsing of challenges and missed that The Paper Players has a Wedding Themed Challenge – the lovely Sandy Mathis kindly pointed this out to me, so I’m entering my card into their challenge too. Here’s their inspiration pic:

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Here’s my card:

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We’d love for you to join us this week at Just Add Ink – head over to the challenge and link up a card.  While you’re there make sure you check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #92

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The very talented and lovely Jennifer Brum is this weeks sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches.  It took me a couple of goes to get started with this sketch but then it all just came together for me.

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One of the girls at work recently got married so I used her wedding as inspiration for my card.  Her wedding was one of the most elegant and glamorous weddings I’ve ever seen photos of, so that was the theme of my card.  Whenever I use this flocked DSP from a retired Stampin’ Up! DSP pack called Mocha Morning DSP, I think of wedding cards.  Here’s my card:

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We’d love for your to join us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  Head over to the challenge and while you’re there check out the gorgeous inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #167

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The challenge for us at Just Add Ink this week is to:

Just Add…….. Fabric

Tina is our hostess this week and has come up with what I considered to be one of the trickiest (is that a word?) challenges I’ve come across.  I’m not sure if it was because I attempted this challenge straight after convention when I was extremely tired or because I have no idea how to use fabric on a card – I think I may’ve over-thought this challenge somewhat…

I was lucky enough to win some goodies from the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue at Convention (not long now until we get to order from the catalogue!). I’ve used some designer series paper from my prize patrol win called Etcetera DSP.  I was probably a little excited to win but I think I managed to contain my excitement so my fellow Just Add Ink DT members wouldn’t think I was gloating. Who am I kidding?  I was beyond excited – if you’d seen me, you would’ve thought I’d just won a car!  Back to my card though, I was originally going to use canvas creations on my card, but as I made a complete mess of it, I’ve gone with a hand-cut hessian/burlap heart instead.  To add some further fabric I’ve used some Crumb Cake Tulle and added some Vanilla Flower Trim. Here’s my card:

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We’d love for you to join us this week! Head over to the challenge and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle