Merry Monday Challenge – Something Different Week 1 & The Paper Players Challenge #102

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For the month of July we are doing something different at Merry Monday.  Lesley has given us the challenge to choose our favourite past Merry Monday sketch and use this for the month of July while she takes a well-deserved blogging break.  I’ve chosen the following sketch:

I’m also entering my card into The Paper Players – Christmas in July Challenge.

Here’s my card:

Check out the lovely cards the Merry Makers have created this week by visiting Lesley’s blog here.  Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players #97

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Wow this month has gone very fast! This is my last week of Guest Designing at The Paper Players 😦 For my last week of playing along, LeAnne has designed the following sketch for us to use.  You probably all know by now that I love a sketch challenge because half the work is already done for me!

I decided I was overdue for a “man card” so I dragged out Lovely as a Tree for this one and kept it monochromatic. Here’s my card:

I want to say a huge thanks to Lesley & The Girls from The Paper Players for having me play along with them this month.  It’s been wonderful to “meet” you all and you’ll definitely continue to see me in your challenges – I just might be addicted to them! Head over to the challenge by clicking here and check out what the girls have created this week.

Thanks for taking a look.

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players Challenge #96

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It’s my third week of guest designing at The Paper Players – can you believe how quickly this month is flying by?

Our challenge this week is to create a clean and simple project using polka dots.

I generally don’t make a lot of clean and simple cards, or use Marina Mist for that matter, but I decided to test myself and try and introduce a colour I’m not comfortable with.  Here’s what I came up with:

The girls have created some beautiful projects this week, so head over to The Paper Players and check them out.  Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players Challenge #95 – Colour Challenge

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It’s Mothers Day today – so for you all mums, I hope you’ve had a relaxing day whilst everyone spoils you rotten.  I’ve just spent 4 hours at my sons football game freezing my toes off! It rained, it was windy and it was majorly cold.  I’m one of those mums that stands out in those shocking conditions with my umbrella cheering the team on – I can’t sit in the car with the windscreen wipers going constantly on and off!  Anyway at the end of the game all the boys are passed cupcakes to hand to their mums for Mothers Day – so at least I came away with a yummy cupcake – oh, and they had a win!

At The Paper Players this week Ann has given us the challenge of creating our cards using the  following colours:

Colour challenges are great for me as they take me waaaay out of my comfort zone of using neutrals.  Because I needed a little help with these challenging colours, I’ve combined challenges and am using the sketch from Mojo Monday this week.

Here’s my card:

The girls have created some beautiful cards with these colours s0 head over to The Paper Players and check them out.  Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players Challenge #94 – In Celebration of Mothers

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I really excited to be guest designing with the girls at the Paper Players this month.  I’ve been a big fan of their challenges since I found them last year and always find so much inspiration from the design team.

This week is a themed challenge – In Celebration of Mothers – with Mothers Day just around the corner we are celebrating the women in our lives.

I decided to take my colours from the inspiration pic – Early Espresso, So Saffron, Very Vanilla & Blushing Bride – for my card.  As I don’t have a cupcake stamp or punch, I focused on the little icing roses and made three in Blushing Bride and So Saffron.

I really like the idea of a cupcake pick from the inspiration picture for my greeting, so I rummaged through my craft stuff and found a pin, stamped a greeting on a banner and stuck it together – do you think it resembles the cupcake pick?

I hope you get time head over to the Paper Players and check out what the design team have created.  Thanks for taking a look.

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players Challenge #93 & Mojo Monday #239

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I decided to combine two challenges for my card tonight.  There’s a fun challenge over at The Paper Players where we play tic-tac-toe and choose three items from the grid below to create our projects.

I chose to use the following from the right side (although I think I qualify for a few other boxes as well):

  • Square Card
  • Ribbon
  • Designer Paper

The design for my card is from this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge – love this sketch and will probably use this one again.

Also I’ve got a bit of exciting news – I’m guest designing for the month of May at The Paper Players! I’ve been a regular player at The Paper Players for a while now and just love their weekly challenges.  I’m looking forward to playing along with the design team for the next four weeks!

Thanks for taking a look.

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players Challenge #92

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It’s ANZAC Day here in Australia were we honour our fallen soldiers who fought for us in the First World War with a remembrance ceremony at dawn.   It’s a day off work for us (woo-hoo!) and therefore this also means catching up on cleaning and crafting.

This week at The Paper Players, Nance has come up with the following sketch. Lots of possibilities with this one…..

I’ve gone with my safe colours (pretty predictable aren’t I?)- Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla with a bit of Cherry Cobbler thrown in.

Thanks for taking a look.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Love Letter DSP (retired), First Edition DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Crumb Cake Marker
Stamp Sets: Bordering on Romance, Occasional Quotes, En Francais
Other Products: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Circle Scissor, Victoria Lace Crochet Trim, Border Punch

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players Challenge #90

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My next card today is for the the pretty colour challenge at The Paper Players Challenge.  When I first saw this combo of colours by LeAnne I was a little unsure how to make them work them as I’m generally not a “blue” person, but I’m pretty pleased with how this came out in the end.

Here’s what I came up with:

I did stray from the colour combo a little as I’m on hols still and only have Night of Navy cardstock instead of Not Quite Navy and I only have Baja Breeze Seam Binding at this stage – I’ll be buying Pool Party in my next order.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players #87 & Merry Monday Challenge #12

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My card tonight is for two challenges – The Paper Players – where the challenge this week is to create a CAS card using buttons:

And Merry Monday Challenge using this sketch:

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichoke
Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Contempo Christmas
Other Products: Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Buttons

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players Challenge #86 & Pals Paper Arts #131

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I’m back with a second post tonight.  I’ve combined two challenges – the colour challenge from The Paper Players and the sketch challenge from Pals Paper Arts.

How gorgeous are these colours together? – they’re one’s I wouldn’t have used before because I’m still experimenting with colour combo’s and not making every card with basic black!

And this sketch of Margaret’s is fantastic:

Here’s my card – my bling looks black, but I’ve used basic rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder DSP & cardstock
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz
Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets, Notably Ornate, Occasional Quotes (retired)
Other Products: Basic Rhinestones, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Button, Linen Thread, Square Punch, Dots Embossing Folder

Cheers

Narelle