Pals Paper Arts #322 & colour Q Challenge #363

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I had a chance to play in my craft room today.  I created my card for two challenges – the sketch at Pals Paper Arts and the colour challenge at colour Q.

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Stampin’ Up! Sleigh Ride Thinlits has been sitting unused since last year, so I thought it was well and truly time to give them a whirl.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Holly Jolly Layers and I’ve stamped it in Basic Black and Calypso Coral. To add newsprint to my card, I inked up Stampin’ Up!s Dictionary  (a retired stamp that I will never part with) and finger-walked it on my cardstock.

Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

ColourQ Challenge #360 & Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge

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I managed to organise myself this weekend and found time to play along with some challenges.  I’ve combined my card for the following two challenges – the colour challenge at colourQ and the sketch challenge at Viva la Verve.

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It’s been ages since I’ve gone with a worn and torn/vintagey type card.  I forgot how messy I get my fingers when I sponge! Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) This Sketch! #186 & colourQ Challenge #355

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Hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend – it’s almost over in Australia as I’m writing this post :(.  I managed to sneak in a card this weekend that wasn’t for design team stuff.  I’ve combined my card for two challenges that I love and that work out time perfect for when I’m looking for challenges on a Sunday afternoon – the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch! and the colour challenge at colourQ. Here are their inspiration pics:

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Birthday Blossoms is such a pretty set and perfect for watercolouring.  The stripey DSP I’ve used is from Pop of Pink Specialty DSP and the sentiments I’ve used are from Greetings Thinlit Dies and Happy Birthday Everyone. Three sequins and my card was done!  Here’s what I came up with:

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #454 & colour Queen #348

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I had a day at home today and had a chance to play with more new goodies from the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.  I’ve combined my card for two challenges – the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday and the colour challenge at colour Queen.

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You all know how much I love flower stamp sets. I’ve just found a new one to play with – it’s called Painted and Penned. I’ve used Floral Boutique DSP on my card again and my sentiment is from Birthday Blossoms.  Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

colourQ #344 & Viva la Verve June Week 1 Sketch

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I had lunch on Friday with a friend who I haven’t seen in a looooong time.  We were discussing hobbies and she asked me how I come up with ideas for my card.  I always find inspiration from challenges.  I took a look around the challenges this morning and found the following challenges to combine on my card  – colourQ’s colour challenge and the sketch challenge at Viva la Verve:

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Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming trying to fit both the colours and the sketch for a card, but I generally try and make it work.  You will notice that I only got a smidge of the blue on my card, but I did manage to sneak it on there! The Stampin’ Up! stamp sets I’ve used are Garden in Bloom, Tape It and the sentiment is from Remembering Your Birthday.  Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) This Sketch #173 & colourQ Challenge #342

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From a vintage-y tatty card in my previous post today to a very CAS one that probably took a third of the time to create. I’ve created my card for two challenges – CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge and colourQ Challenge.

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Look at these colours I’ve combined! I’ve definitely come a long way from when I used to use neutrals only! The Stampin’ Up! stamp sets I’ve used are Papillion Potpourri, Timeless Textures and Four You. Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

colourQ #337 & CAS(E) This Sketch #168

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I had  chance to sit down today and create a card that I’ve combined for two challenge – colourQ Challenge and CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.

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I don’t really have many baby cards up my sleeve so I made this one to had at the ready if I need one. I gave my last one away to my newest great niece who was born a few weeks ago.  She was born a wee bit early and is a tiny little miss.  Now that she’s at her birth date, she’s still under 5lb.  I finally got my first hold last week and when her mother turned her back, I managed to sneak a few photos of her! I’m loving her sweet little face <3!

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I’ve used some retired Stampin’ Up! sets called Elebration and the sentiment is from Baby We’ve Grown. Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

ColourQ Challenge #324 & Retro Sketches #197

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I ventured into my craft room today because the temperature’s only going to get to 19deg rather than the 43deg it got to yesterday.  I’m hoping that as the weather is going to be cooler for the next couple of days, I might actually get up the energy to try and organise my room and de-clutter the mess that it is…

The card I’m sharing today is combined for two challenges – -the colour challenge at ColourQ and the sketch challenge at Retro Sketches.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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I tried out my new Stampin’ Up! Botanical Blooms stamp set today.  Even though it comes with thinlits, I still fussy cut the leaves and flowers.  The sentiment I’ve used is from another new stamp set called Birthday Blooms.  I really love the flower in this set and am hoping to get a chance to colour it soon.

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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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ColourQ Challenge #308 & CAS(E) This Sketch #141

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Look at me – it’s the weekend and I’m posting!  The card I’ve made is for two challenges – ColourQ & CAS(E) This Sketch – yep a clean and simple challenge!

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The colours from ColourQ has me thinking Christmas.  I always like to try new combo’s for my Christmas cards – kind of unexpected but I think they work really well.  Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle