Pals Paper Arts #230 & Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #332

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I saw the challenge at Create with Connie & Mary was to make a Gift Card Holder and decided I could make a head start on my Christmas gift card/money holders.  I’ve combined this challenge with the colour challenge at Pals Paper Arts – they’re the perfect colours for Christmas!

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I have a confession – I’ve never used this retired Stampin’ Up! Christmas Stocking Die before. I’m hoping I’m not the only one that buys products thinking I’m going to use them – only for them to sit in the cupboard for possibly 3 years??? I made sure I used my new Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlits Dies.  I stamped the envelope with Endless Wishes in Baked Brown Sugar and the sentiment is from my Wondrous Wreath Framelits Dies. Quick and easy!

PPA230 & CCMC332

 

And look! I made more than one!

 

 

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Cheers

Narelle

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Mojo Monday #370 & Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #328

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The card I’m sharing today is made for two challenges – Mojo Monday and Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  Here’s their inspiration pics:

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I really love this colour combination and think it works so well for Christmas.  I’ve dragged out one of my favourite retired Stampin’ Up! stamp sets – Watercolour Winter.  I’ve combined it with a current sentiment from Ornamental Pine.

Mojo370 & CCMC328

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Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #323 & Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #86

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I hope you’re all having a fabulous weekend.  It’s Sunday evening here in Australia and we have had the most beautiful weather over the weekend.  I almost didn’t to leave the sun to head into my craft room.  The card I’m sharing today is for the sketch challenge at Create with Connie & Mary and the colour challenge at Inspired by Stamping.

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These are colours that you probably don’t expect for Christmas, but I thought I’d give them a go. I’ve used Stampin’ Up!s Ornamental Pine and the sentiment is from a retired set called Tiny Tags.  Here’s my card:

CCMC323 & IBSIC86

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Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Royalty #244 & Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #319

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I love both of the challenges at Stampin’ Royalty and Create with Connie & Mary this week so I combined them for my card.  The challenge at Stampin’ Royalty is to create a Black and White card with a pop of colour.  Here’s the fabulous sketch from Create with Connie & Mary.

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I had a bit of a play with my blendabilities today.  Not sure if I’m much of a colourer but I’m persisting with them for the time being.  The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I’ve used is Bloom with Hope – it’s a great one for colouring.  The DSP I’ve used in the background is from Back to Black and I’ve used a smidge of Basic Black DSP.

SR244 & CCMC319

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Cheers

Narelle

 

 

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #316 & Retro Sketches #128

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I’m back with my second card today.  Bit proud of myself that I actually made two cards in one day!  I’ve combined my card for two challenges again – the colour challenge at Create with Connie & Mary and the sketch challenge at Retro Sketches.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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Think I said it last time I used Blackberry Bliss, I’m in love with this colour!!! I’ve only used a smidge of Soft Sky, but it is there in centre of my flowers.  To give my flowers some definition and height, I squeezed each of the petals together.  Stampin’ Up!s Flower Patch is a fabulous set to use – it has matching dies so not much fussy cutting for once!  Here’s my card:

CCMC316 & RS128

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Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary #306

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The challenge at Create with Connie & Mary this week is a colour challenge.  Colour challenges always test me as I tend to overthink them.  I didn’t give myself a chance to overthink it as I was running out of time today and my card just fell together.  I might have to do that more often!

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I’m trying out my clean and simple again.  The background dots and leaves are from my new Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Kinda Eclectic and the banners are from Amazing Birthday – both of which I received at Convention.  The flowers are from Petite Petals and my sentiment is from Petite Pairs.  Here’s what I came up with:

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Cheers

Narelle

The Deconstructed Sketch #140, Create with Connie & Mary #292 & Friday Mashup #149

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The card I’m sharing today I managed to sneak in for three challenges – The Deconstructed Sketch, Create with Connie & Mary and The Friday Mashup.

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The challenge at the Friday Mashup is to create a project with flowers.  The flower I’ve used is from Stampin’ Up!s Flower Shop and the leaves are from Secret Garden.  The extra green foliage I’ve added was created by my new fabulous fringing scissors.  The scallop border was created by using my scallop border punch that I wrapped around the circle of Summer Starfruit DSP.  To get it to bend neatly I cut little knicks into the edge.

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Cheers

Narelle