The Deconstructed Sketch #110 & Dynamic Duos #62

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Jen at The Deconstructed Sketch has a great sketch this week that really challenged me – but I was really happy with my card in the end.  Here’s the sketch:

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I’ve combined the sketch challenge with the colour challenge over at Dynamic Duos.  Their black tie challenge this week is to create a card using Basic Black and Calypso Coral.  The option for us is to use Butterflies – I was up for the challenge to use them.

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Here’s my card:

DS110 & DD62

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Cheers

Narelle

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Dynamic Duos #61

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The Design Team at Dynamic Duos have a very pretty colour challenge this week:

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I made this card a little while ago and haven’t had a chance to post it until today until I saw the colour challenge matched the colours on my card.  I’ve made some rolled roses by cutting some scallop circles and cutting into them round and round until I hit the centre.  I then gave them a bit of colour by daubing them with Pink Pirouette ink, rolled them and then stuck them together with crystal effects.  I added some leave from the Little Leaves Die and finely cut some Sahara Sand cardstock to finish of the appearance of the bouquet of flowers.

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #299, Stampin’ Royalty #182 & Dynamic Duos #59

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The card I’m sharing today is for three challenges – Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. This week is to create a round or square card using the following sketch:

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Stampin’ Royalty have a challenge where all you have to do is add stripes. I’ve added these in the form of this Basic Gray striped DSP.

And at Dynamic Duos Challenge their challenge this week is to create a project using Basic Gray and one other colour of your choice – I’ve gone with Always Artichoke.

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I’ve used my all-time favourite stamp set, French Foliage, which is about to retire with our 2012-2013 Stampin’ Up Catalogue.  Can you believe our new catalogue goes live on Tuesday? I can’t wait!!! I’ve teamed the leaves with some acorns from a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called All Natural – I don’t even know how old it is, but it’s really old.  While I had that stamp set out, I’ve though I may as well use the sentiment from the same set. Here’s my card:

Mojo299 SR182 & DD59

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Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #255 & Dynamic Duos Challenge #56

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It’s Sunday night here in Australia and we have a public holiday tomorrow – yippee, another day that I can play in my craft room! I got a chance today for a quick play and created the following card for this weeks Create with Connie & Mary sketch challenge.

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I’ve combined the sketch challenge with a the pretty colour challenge at Dynamic Duos. I was taken with the designer series paper that Janet from the Design Team used, so I’ve gone with similar papers.

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I’ve just realised I’ve gone with another rolled rose card – I seem to be on a roll with them again! Here’s my card:

CCMC255 & DD56

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Beau Chateau DSP (retired), Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede
Stamp Sets: Sew Suite (retired), That’s the Ticket
Other Products: Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Little Leaves Die, Circle Punch

Cheers

Narelle

Dynamic Duos #50 & Retro Sketches #61

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The Design Team at Dynamic Duos have a pretty colour combination for their challenge this week:

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I know I’ve ever combined Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride together before, so to give me a little bit of help with layout I’ve combined the colour challenge with this fab sketch at Retro Sketches:

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I went hunting through my piles of DSP to find the striped Blushing Bride DSP I used (it doesn’t really show up well, but it is Blushing Bride).  I then used some Calypso Coral DSP from my barely used DSP stack – I might need to start making more cards using those particular In Colours.  Here’s my card:

DD50 & RS61

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Cheers

Narelle

Dynamics Duos #37

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My 4 weeks of holidays has come to an end 😦 and I’m back at work tomorrow. Not heading out to my craft room whenever I want during the day will be majorly different.

I decided I wanted to make another tag and the colour combination at Dynamic Duos was the perfect fit for it.

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For last weeks challenge at Merry Monday, our challenge was to create a card using a bird.  One of my co-designers, Margaret, used the bird punch on this gorgeous clean card and she has inspired me to use it too.  I’ve barely used the bird in the last 3 years, so I gave myself the challenge to use it on a project.  Instead of a lovely clean card like Margaret’s, I gone for a vintagey tag as this was the only way I could think to incorporate it. Here’s what I came up with:

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Here’s a close up of the tag so you can see the bird a bit closer:

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Beau Chateau DSP (retired), First Edition DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Stamp Sets: That’s the Ticket, Punch Potpourri (retired)
Other Products: Heart Punch, Mini Library Clip, Ticket Punch, Secret Garden Framelits, Vanilla Flower Trim, Hemp Twine (retired), Bird Punch, Very Vanilla Seam Binding

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #69 & Dynamic Duos #36

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Linda S from Freshly Made Sketches has given us a very interesting sketch for us to create our cards this week.

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I was initially a little unsure about what to do with those three circles. In the end I’ve used my Stampin’ Up! Window Framelits for the middle one and then a butterfly and a sentiment for the remaining ones.

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I’m combining the FMS sketch with the colour challenge over at Dynamic Duos.  Their challenge this week is to create a project using Real Red and Basic Black.  Their dessert option is to use these colours and create a Valentine’s Day card.

Here’s my card:

FMS69 & DD36

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Cheers

Narelle