Dynamic Duos #30 & The Sweet Stop Sketch #186

Hey Everyone

The colour challenge at Dynamic Duos this week is Midnight Muse & Silver.  I had an idea in my head to create a wintery Christmas scene and try a bit of sponging.  I’m not a huge technique user – mainly because I don’t find the time to play around and perfect them – so I decided to give it a try this morning.  I’m not sure if I translated exactly what was in my head to my card, but I’m happy with the result.

I’m combining this colour challenge with the sketch challenge at The Sweet Stop Sketch.  I really love a square card, so this sketch appealed to me.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Dynamic Duos #26 & The Sweet Stop Sketch #182

Happy Sunday Everyone

There’s a monochromatic colour challenge over at Dynamic Duos this week.  I love monochromatic tones but I paused when I saw it was So Saffron and More Mustard – probably not the monochromatic colours I had in mind!  I guess that’s why challenges are good for me – to test me with colours outside of my comfort zone.

I’ve based my card on this weeks Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge. I’ve deviated a little from their sketch by moving my bow to the bottom of the card and my sentiment sideways a bit. Here’s their fabulous sketch:

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, So Saffron DSP, Spice Cake DSP (retired)
Ink: So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets:  Stippled Blossoms, Occasional Quotes (retired)
Other Products: Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Circle Scissor (retired), Brushed Bronze Button, Hemp Twine (retired)

Cheers

Narelle

Friday Mashup #42 & The Sweet Stop Sketches #142

Hey Everyone

The challenge at The Friday Mashup this week is to:

  • Make a project using “Paper Piercing”.
  • Or Make a project using the colors “Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red & Early Espresso”.
  • Or “Mash it Up” and create a project with the “Colour Combo & Paper Piercing”.

I’ve combined this challenge with the sketch challenge at The Sweet Stop this week.  They’ve also given us extra challenge of creating a Valentine’s Day Card with a twist – use a non-traditional Valentine’s Day stamp.  I’ve whipped out my Favourite Teddy stamp set again as I don’t use it often enough. I inked up the balloons from Up, Up & Away and “tied” them to the teddy cart.  In the Favourite Teddy stamp set there’s an envelope with a heart that I inked up with Riding Hood Red with my blender pen – this seemed perfect for a Valentine’s Day card.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

I was made a Mashup Glamette this week at The Friday Mashup with this card.

See ya

Narelle

Sweet Stop Sketches #125 & Stampin Royalty #88

Hey Again

For my next card I’m combining two challenges again.  For the sketch below from The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge I’m using the colour palette from Stampin Royalty Challenge to create my card.  I’m the first to admit that brighter colours scare me, so I needed the sketch to give me a little guidance.

 

This is my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Whisper White, Certainly Celery DSP, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Concord Crush, Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Sets: Simply Soft, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Just Believe
Other Products: Concord Crush Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

See ya

Narelle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Play Date Cafe #96 & The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #123

Hey Everyone

I struggled with this card this afternoon and decided I needed a little inspiration so I resorted to throwing ABBA on the Ipod and unbelievably it worked and came up with the following card.

I’m entering this card into two challenges – The Play Date Cafe Challenge and The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge.  This is the colour palette at The Play Date Cafe Challenge:

And this is the sketch I’ve used to design my card for the The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party
Stamp Sets: Greenhouse Garden, Growing Green, Sincere Salutations, Baroque Border Wheel
Other Products: Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

See ya

Narelle

Sweet Stop Sketch #115

Hey Again

Well the weekend has come to an end again.  You look forward to them all week and then in the blink of an eye – the weekends over.  I’ve had my “day of play” today and made the card below for challenge at Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge.

This is my take on the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by

Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso DSP, Baja Breeze DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Nature Walk, French Foliage, Elements of Style, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other Products: Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Pearl, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Punch

See ya

Narelle