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

 

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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:


Mojo364Sketch

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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