Just Add Ink #201

Hey Everyone

We celebrated our 200th challenge at Just Add Ink last week.  Thanks to everyone who played along with us – your projects were lovely!  This week we have a new colour challenge for you to try.

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I always seem to struggle with colour challenges and my stress was made even worse when the only Island Indigo cardstock I had left was about 10cm x 7cm!  After much searching I found this scrap of designer series paper from a retired pack called Twitterpated.  I decided to keep lots of white space on my card as it made it easier to combine the colours. In the end I realised I had missed putting Pool Party on my card so I tied a Pool Party Seam Binding bow and added it to my card.  The tulips from Stampin’ Up!s Blessed Easter are coloured with a blender pen and Real Red ink and I’ve lightly stamped Dictionary in the background.

JAI #201 Narelle

We would love for you to join us this week at Just Add Ink so head over to the challenge and link up a card.  While you’re there, why don’t you check out the pretty cards from the Design Team?

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players Challenge #112 & Mojo Monday #258

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I’ve been waiting, rather impatiently, for my first Stampin’ Up! order from the Australian 2012-2013 Annual Catalogue and guess what? – it arrived today, finally.  So instead of doing what I had planned today, I whipped out to my room and made my card with my new toys.  I have so many to choose from, but I chose to use two new stamp sets I’ve been hanging to get my hands on  – Everything Eleanor and Summer Silhouettes.

The colours for my card are from this weeks The Paper Players Challenge where the colours to use are Basic Black, Basic Gray & Baja Breeze.  I love the elegance of these ones together!

I’ve then designed my card on this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge.  I’ve taken a bit of artistic licence with this sketch by making one of the banners a bit wider than the other and then instead of using two circles down the side – I’ve only used one.  It just worked better for my card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #130 & Mojo Monday #253

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It’s Friday again, so that means it time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week Nikki has come up with the fabulous and very creative idea for our challenge to be –

 Just Add…Blue & Bling!

Here’s my card:

I’ve used the sketch from Mojo Monday for the layout of my card and am entering my card into their challenge as well.

I hope you have time to head over to Just Add Ink and check out what gorgeous inspiration the design team have created this week.

Thanks for taking a look.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge – Something Different Week 3 & Dynamic Duos #11

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Just a quick one tonight as I’m running a bit late with this post.  My card is for Lesley’s Merry Monday Challenge where I am using the same sketch for the month of July and will end up creating 4 different cards to add to my stash.  Here’s the sketch I choose from Week 6:

I have used the colours from this weeks Dynamic Duos Challenge where the challenge colours are Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze – very pretty combo!

Here’s my Christmas card using non-traditional colours:

We’d love to see you play along with us this month, so head over to Lesley’s blog and join in!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players Challenge #90

Hey Again Everyone

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

Merry Monday Challenge #13

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I’ve got a quick one tonight!  I was able to sneak into my craft room and make the following card for Lesley’s Merry Monday Challenge.  Here’s Lesley’s sketch:

Here’s my card:

Thanks for taking a look.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze
Stamp Sets: Stitched Stocking, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Creative Elements, Charming
Other Products: Basic Rhinestones, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Stocking Punch, Circle Punches, Word Window, Dots Embossing Folder, Eyelets

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #23

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Tui has provided us with the following cool sketch for this weeks challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

 

I was a little sidetracked today as I had kids in the pool splashing me thru the doorway while I was trying to make my cards.  For some reason I started with Baja Breeze seam binding as the starting point for my card and then I continued making the card from there.  As with my previous post today I’ve used Fifth Avenue Floral mainly because it’s an old fave and also because I had it out on my desk! Here’s what I came up with:

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Cheers

Narelle

The Papers Players Challenge #82 & Mojo Monday #228

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It’s a school night and I’m posting!  Shocking, I know.  I’ve combined challenges for my card tonight -Ann’s colour challenge at The Paper Players Challenge – and the sketch challenge from Mojo Monday.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

##Just had a giggle to myself – I was just about to press publish when I had to double check as I had this sudden thought that it might have been a CAS challenge at The Paper Players – luckily it’s not as this card is definitely not clean and simple!##
Products Used:
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Beau Chateau DSP, Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade DSP, Pool Party DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade
Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets, Creative Elements, Greenhouse Garden, French Foliage, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other Products: Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Button, Linen Thread, Dauber, Spritzer Tool, Distressing Tool, Circle Scissor

Cheers

Narelle