Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #307 & The Shabby Tea Room #222

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I’ve had a great day of play in my craft room today making some cards for my design teams as well as two cards for challenges.  Don’t you love it when you have one of these days?  The first card I’m sharing is for two challenges – Create with Connie & Mary Challenge and The Shabby Tea Room.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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This sketch is totally fabulous and when I saw the soft colours at The Shabby Tea Room, I knew they would be combine perfectly.  The designer series paper I’ve used is from a Stampin’ Up! pack called Afternoon Picnic.  You’ve probably noticed I like to combine my stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! – this time I’ve used: Petite Petals, Papaya Collage, Simply Sketched and Flower Shop.  Here’s my card:

CCMC307 & STR222

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Cheers

Narelle

colourQ #230 & Cardabilities #94

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I’m back with another card tonight that I’ve made for two challenges – colourQ and Cardabilities.  Here are their inspiration pics:

cqc230

cardabilities #94

Totally love these colours together and totally love the layout of this sketch – so making this card was really easy.  In fact it was made under 30 minutes (that’s pretty fast for me!).  I was really going to try and stay away from Coastal Cabana for a bit but had to substitute it today as this was the colour I found closest to Cool Caribbean (a colour I don’t have).

Cardabilities94 & CQ230

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Narelle

The Deconstructed Sketch #140, Create with Connie & Mary #292 & Friday Mashup #149

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The card I’m sharing today I managed to sneak in for three challenges – The Deconstructed Sketch, Create with Connie & Mary and The Friday Mashup.

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The challenge at the Friday Mashup is to create a project with flowers.  The flower I’ve used is from Stampin’ Up!s Flower Shop and the leaves are from Secret Garden.  The extra green foliage I’ve added was created by my new fabulous fringing scissors.  The scallop border was created by using my scallop border punch that I wrapped around the circle of Summer Starfruit DSP.  To get it to bend neatly I cut little knicks into the edge.

DS140 CCMC292 FM149

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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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Narelle

Mojo Monday #328 & IBSIC #74

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I’m really late with my card for Mojo Monday this week – but better late than never.  I’m not sure how this has happened but I am making less cards on holidays than what I make when I work full time.  I can’t even tell you what I’ve been up to – I’m simply enjoying doing bugger all!  I definitely could live this life.

Here’s Mojo Monday’s sketch this week:

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I’ve teamed the sketch challenge with the colour challenge over at Inspired by Stamping.  I love this soft colour combo:

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You’re probably going to look at this card and say exactly what I did – a fern frond doesn’t go with rolled roses, but hopefully the recipient of this card won’t know the difference.  The Stampin’ Up! colours I’ve used are Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride and Coastal Cabana.  The designer series paper come from a Stampin’ Up! pack called Afternoon Picnic.

Mojo328 & IBSIC74

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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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Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #97

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Freshly Made Sketches has a new sketch.  This week the very talented Jennifer Timko is our sketch hostess.  Here’s her sketch:

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I’m going to start off with a confession – I’m addicted to Coastal Cabana. I love new toys and it seems that I can’t get enough of Coastal Cabana.  I’ll probably Coastal Cabana myself out and get over it soon, but at the moment I’m loving it.  I’ve gone with a very quick and simple card card that showcases Simply Sketched. Here’s what I came up with:

FMS97

We’d love for you to join so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

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Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Royalty #186 & Inspired by Stamping July Blog Hop

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I had a chance to play in my craft room today and created the following card for the colour challenge at Stampin’ Royalty and the sketch challenge over at Inspired by Stamping.

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IBSICjulysketch

I haven’t received my newest Stampin’ Up! order as yet, so I am lacking in anything Bermuda Bay 😦  I hope it’s okay that I’ve used Coastal Cabana instead???  I’ve made my card on the layout of sketch #2. Here’s what I came up with:

SR186 & IBSICJulysketch

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Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #164 & Stampin’ Royalty #185

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I had the day off work today and after I shopped a bit, I spent some time in my craft room. So I created the following card for the sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts & the inspiration challenge at Stampin’ Royalty.

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I’ve used a mixture of DSPs from Stampin’ Up!s Eastern Elegance and Afternoon Picnic and combined them with Crumb Cake cardstock.  The stamp sets I’ve used are Everything Eleanor and the leaves are from Simply Sketched. I stamped them in Coastal Cabana and coloured them a bit with my blender pen.  Here’s my card:

PPA164 & SR185

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Cheers

Narelle