Mojo Monday #422, Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #380 & Stampin’ Royalty #302

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Gee cleaning up your craft desk does wonders for your mojo!  I couldn’t wait to get in my craft room today and I even left it the same way as I found it – all nice and clean and ready for me next weekend!  I banged out my cards for my design team commitments for the week and then managed to create a card just for fun.  The challenges I’m entering my card in to are: Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, Create with Connie & Mary Colour Challenge and Stampin’ Royalty’s Challenge where their theme is Stars.

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As you know, I LOVE stars so this one was an easy one for me to put together.  Here’s what I came up with:

Mojo422 CCMC380 SR302

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Cheers

Narelle

 

Stampin’ Royalty #263 & Cardabilities #115

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I dragged myself away from watching the tennis to create a couple of cards today.  The first one is for two challenges – Stampin’ Royalty colour challenge and the Cardabilities sketch challenge.

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I had a bit more time than usual today to play around with techniques.  I’m the first to say that I’m technique challenged as I really don’t get time watch videos or search the internet to find them.  I wanted to create a kind of watercoloured background. I started by taking Hello Honey & Sahara Sand Inks and randomly stamped the pads directly to a non-stick craft mat.  I then spritzed the ink with water and then placed my Whisper White card stock directly onto the ink.  This is the effect I achieved after I dried it off with my heat tool. I inked up Stampin’ Up!s Dictionary and finger walked it so that it only stamped on certain bits of the background. I’m pretty happy with the effect!

SR263 & Cardabilities115

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #379 & Stampin’ Royalty #260

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Gee it’s been ages since been on here.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.  I’ve been so busy with the festive season and work that I haven’t even been out to my craft room for 3 weeks! I was way overdue to play along with some challenges so I finally found “my time” today for some card fun.  The challenges I’m entering are – Mojo Monday and Stampin’ Royalty. Here are their inspiration pics.

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Here’s my card:

Mojo379 & SR260

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #364 & Stampin’ Royalty #247

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I’m going to be quick with this post as I’m just managing to sneak in my card for Mojo Monday’s sketch challenge before it closes in 1/2 hour.  I’ve combined it with the pretty inspiration challenge from Stampin’ Royalty.

Here are their pics:


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I had another go at using my blendabilities again today.  I have to say – they’re growing on me.  Bloom from Hope is the perfect stamp set if you want a bit of practice at colouring.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Memorable Moments.  I really like the script font in these words.  Here’s my card:

Mojo364 & SR247

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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

 

 

Mojo Monday #332 & Stampin’ Royalty #214

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I can’t believe my weekend has flown by again.  It feels like our weekend days are getting shorter and Monday comes around too quickly.  Apart from my design team cards, I only had a chance to make one card for a challenge – well, two challenges actually because I combined  Mojo Monday’s sketch challenge and Stampin’ Royalty inspiration picture challenge.

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I was really pleased with how quickly this card came together – it always helps when you have a sketch and a colour combo to start you off.  This card started with Stampin’ Up!s Afternoon Picnic DSP and then all I had to do was add some flowers from Everything Eleanor and some leaves from Summer Silhouettes and my card was done (after quite a bit of dirtying up of the edges of course).

Mojo332 & SR214

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Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Royalty #210 & The Deconstructed Sketch #134

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I said I wasn’t going to get out to my craft room until the weekend but it got the better of me and I decided to head out there first thing this morning.  I figured how hot could it be at 8.30am???  Let me tell you it was extremely hot – 36°C.  It’s going to hit 44°C before the change comes through at about 8pm tonight – I can’t wait!  Although I shouldn’t be sooking – it’s not like I’m one of the tennis players playing in the Australian Open at the moment.  I can’t believe they’re still playing in the heat!

I’ve combined challenges for my card – inspiration picture at Stampin’ Royalty and the sketch challenge at The Deconstructed Sketch.

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Here’s my card:

SR210 & DS134

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Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Royalty #208, SUO Challenge #87 & Friday Mashup #141

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I am LOVING that I am on holidays and can head out to my craft room on a weekday! It’s so nice to not be rushing around on the weekend trying to get all my housework done and then make time for my cards.  I even got a couple of hours of shopping in this morning – (are you even more jealous Karren???).  I’m going to be quick with this post as I’m now off to watch a movie 😉

The card I’m sharing I managed to sneak in for 3 challenges – Stampin’ Royalty sketch challenge, SUO challenge where we create a project using the colours I think of when I think of January and the Tic Toc challenge at Friday Mashup where I create a project with the Theme of Time.

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When I think of January, I think of my sisters birthday.  Her birthstone is a Garnet and because of this, red is her favourite colour – so that’s the main colour I went with on my card.  I was initially looking to use Clockworks for my card, but decided to ditch that idea when I came across Sense of Time first.  It is still one of my favourite retired Stampin’ Up! sets.  I then added the blossom from Morning Meadow and was really happy with the end result – I’m hoping my sister will be too! Here’s my card:

SR208 SUO97 FM141

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Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Royalty #203 & The Deconstructed Sketch #128

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Do you ever make a card that comes together really easy and that you feel really happy about?  This happened to me with this card.  Although my photo doesn’t really show the brightness of the Coastal Cabana DSP – it looks prettier in real life.

SR203 & DS128

The colours for my card where from taken from this weeks inspiration picture at Stampin’ Royalty.  I’m so in love with this colour combo!  I dug up some retired Stampin’ Up! DSP called Spice Cake and teamed it with some current Stampin’ Up! DSP called Aftrnoon Picnic.  The fabulous layout for my card came from this weeks sketch over at The Deconstructed Sketch.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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DS128sketch

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Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Royalty #199 & Mojo Monday #316

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You all probably know by now that I’m a lover of neutrals so when I saw the inspiration picture at Stampin’ Royalty I fell in love and knew immediately what I was going to create.  I’ve used the sketch from this weeks Mojo Monday challenge for my layout.

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Mojo316Sketch

My friends daughter made her debut last night and I wanted to make her a card.  I love the elegance of white/cream with black and it kind of reminded of the elegance  of a debutantes dress paired with her partners black suit.  Here’s what I came up with:

SR199 & Mojo316

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Cheers

Narelle