The Paper Players #354

Hey Everyone

Do you ever get stuck on where to start with a card?  Whenever I do, I head to my favourite sketch or colour challenges and join in.  The card I made today was for the sketch challenge at The Paper Players.

Here’s Jaydee’s great sketch:

I received lots of new Stampin’ Up! goodies a couple of weeks ago and love that when I’m sitting in my craft room, I have heaps of new products to choose from.  It’s hard to know where to start!

The flowers I’ve used on my card are stamped with Oh So Eclectic stamp set and then I’ve used the coordinating dies – Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies.  I didn’t realise until I opened the set that there are so many useful dies in there!  The sentiment I’ve used is from Big on Birthdays – it’s kind of my go-to sentiment at the moment.

The strip of designer series paper in the background is Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack.  There are so many pretty designs in this pack.

Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #282 & The Paper Players #264

Hey Everyone

We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink.  This week is inspiration picture week. I can’t wait to see what you create with these great colours.

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If I’m ever stuck with how I’m going to combine colours, I always look for a sketch to guide me. I found this fab sketch over at The Paper Players.

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Initially I was going to create some rosette type decorations to try and match the decorations in the inspiration pic but soon realised I have no clue how to make them, so I scrapped that idea and went with balloons from Stampin’ Up!s Celebrate Today.  Here’s my card:

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As always our team has provided wonderful inspiration for you. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players Challenge #215

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I had a day off work today so I headed out to my craft room to catch up on some design team commitments as well as make a card for this weeks sketch challenge at The Paper Players – take a look at Sandy’s fab sketch:

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I felt I was overdue to make a man card and thought Sandy’s sketch worked perfectly for one.  Stampin’ Up!s Four Feathers is fast becoming one of my favourite stamp sets.  I’ve stamped the feathers in Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede.  I’ve used a retired stamp set called Off the Grid for the background and the sentiment is from a retired set called Afterthoughts.  My supply of these amazing buttons is slowly dwindling.  I was wondering if it would be rude to ask for the button back after I give the card to the recipient??? Or I might just have to give it to my husband just so I know I’ll get it back!  Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players #199 & The Challenge #8

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I’ve doubled up my challenges for my second card tonight – Jaydee’s colour challenge at The Paper Players and Lesley’s sketch challenge from The Challenge. Here are their inspiration pics:

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I really love Lesley’s sketch as I felt it really suited my layers that I love to add to pretty much every card I make.  I debated about putting blue leaves on my card but that’s what I ended up with and I have to say – I don’t really mind them!  Here’s my card:

PPC199 & TC8

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Cheers

Narelle

colourQ #237 & The Paper Players #192

Hey Everyone

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Easter and not overindulged on chockies.  I’m pretty proud of myself as I’ve just had my first one and it’s Easter Monday here in Australia – I don’t even think I’ll need to eat anymore.  The challenges I’m entering today are colourQ Challenge and The Paper Players.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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It was a quick card for me for once as I was trying really hard for a clean and simple style. The Stampin’ Up! stamp sets I’ve used are Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Summer Silhouettes and Tape It.  As I’m just looking at my card I’m seeing a bluey tinge in the background, but my card base is definitely Whisper White – not sure what happened with my photo.

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #315 & The Paper Players Challenge #167

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The card I’m sharing with you today is for two challenges – Mojo Monday and The Paper Players.  I don’t normally get a chance to create during the week, but I had a little bit of time last night to sit down and have a play.  Sometimes cards just come together really easy and last night was one of those times.  I have to say I was really happy with how this card turned out.  Here’s the inspiration pics for the challenges:

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I’ve used some retired Stampin’ Up! DSPs on my card – Spice Cake DSP and Comfort Cafe DSP.  The stamp sets I’ve used are Hearts A Flutter and the sentiment is from Express Yourself.

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #309 & The Paper Players #161

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I’ve combined two challenges for my card today – the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday and the Fall Themed Challenge at The Paper Players.

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When I think of fall I think of browns, reds and a bit of yellow, so that’s what I’ve gone with today.  The papers I’ve used are some retired Stampin’ Up! ones called Comfort Cafe.  The leaves I’ve dirtied up are from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called French Foliage – been using them a bit lately, but they work well for this challenge.  Here’s my card:

Mojo309 & PPC161

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Cheers

Narelle