21st Birthday Card

Hey Everyone

I’m going to surprise you all with another post tonight and this time unbelievably it’s not for a challenge!  Shocking, I know.  It’s been ages since I’ve posted anything other than a card for a challenge.

My niece is turning 21 (don’t know where those years have gone!) so I’ve made her a card that hopefully matches the theme colours from her party – Black & Pink.

Here’s my card:

I’ve used Melon Mambo and Basic Black for her card – which is a slightly brighter combo than I would normally use! So I’ve gone with lots of layering, the balloons from Up, Up & Away and I found some white wire that I’ve curled and tied into the bow – along with a key, of course.  I’ve also added some bling because I know she loves everything bright and sparkly. Hope she likes it!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Mojo Monday #236

Hey Everyone

I had some time yesterday to make some cards for challenges (yes, I think I am addicted to entering as many as I can!). I love this weeks sketch at Mojo Monday and I’ll be keeping this one up my sleeve for another card in the future. I made my card using my new Stampin’ Up! DSP – Twitterpated – how gorgeous is this red DSP? There are so many pretty patterns and colours available in this one that I know I won’t be stopping at just one pack!

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #235

Hey Everyone

I’m back with another card, this time for the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday.  I made some flowers for the card I made earlier today and didn’t use them all on that card, so I made it my mission to use them up for this card.

Here’s this week sketch:

Here’s my card:

Thanks for taking a look.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday Challenge #226

Happy Friday evening everyone

Alright, so I’m extremely excited about something and to find out what it is, you’ll have to come back tomorrow so you can share in my joy (I think you ladies will be more excited for me than the boys in family!)

My card tonight is for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.  The challenge is create either a round or a square card – I went with square coz it’s easier than finding a circle die or finding an envelope to fit it in!

Here’s my card: (it’s another vintage one with monochromatic tones, but I love this style!)

Thanks for stopping by.

Products used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, DSP, First Edition DSP, Love Letter DSP (retired)
Ink: Black Stazon, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Established Elegance, Bliss (retired), French Foliage, Nature Walk, Kindness Matters (gee, I used a few this time)
Other Products: Black Satin Ribbon, Chantilly Lace, Circle Punch, Antique Brad, Basic Pearls, Button, Linen Thread

See ya

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #127

Hey Again

I’m back with another card.  You better be sitting down for this one – I used pink and it wasn’t even for a colour challenge!  I played around with colours for a while for Margaret’s sketch challenge over at Pals Paper Arts this week but I kept coming back to neutral colours (which I love, but I need to experiment more).  I looked after my niece and nephew during the week and sat down to make a journal with my niece who loves pink.  I liked how the journal turned out so I’m adding pink to my card today. Here’s Margaret’s great sketch:

I flipped the sketch just because it worked better for Bliss & Kindness Matters. Here’s my card:

Thanks for taking a look.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink DSP, Rose Red DSP, First Edition
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Black Stazon, Rose Red
Stamp Sets: Bliss (retired), Kindness Matters
Other Products: Distressing Tool, Button, Linen Thread, Blender Pen, Basic Pearls, Black Satin Ribbon

See ya

Narelle

Mojo Monday Challenge #223

Hey Everyone

Gee it’s nice being on holidays and being able to enter a challenge during the week rather than trying to complete it in a hurry on the weekend.  I could really get used to this life – maybe a tattslotto win could keep me at home and in my craft room!

This is the sketch at Mojo Monday this week:

Here’s my card:

Thanks for taking a look.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder, Wisteria Wonder DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Wisteria Wonder
Stamp Sets: Creative Elements, Kindness Matters, Charming, Occasional Quotes (retired), French Foliage
Other Products: Circle Scissor, Tag Punches, Hemp Twine, Black Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Label Punch

See ya

Narelle

Colour Throwdown Challenge #173 & Merry Monday Challenge #1

Hey Everyone

I’ve been quiet for a few days as we’ve been painting our house (not fun!) so I’ve haven’t had a chance to head to my craft room and play until today.  I’m combining challenges for this card – Colour Throwdown Challenge #173 & Merry Monday Challenge #1 (which I’ve just discovered on Lesley’s blog). I said in a post a couple of weeks ago that I was kinda over Christmas, but after finding Lesley’s challenge I think it’s a great idea to make a weekly Xmas cards and that way when Xmas sneaks up on me this year – I’ll be ready.  It also gives me a chance to use my only used once Christmas set – Christmas Lodge.  We don’t have this set in Australia yet so I had to buy it off ebay.

Here’s my card:

Here’s a close up of frame that I made using Lots of Tags die in my big shot, my slot punch and threaded ribbon through to hold it down.  It also shows how messy I am with dazzling diamonds!

Thanks for stopping by.

Products used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Love Letter DSP (retired), Basic Gray
Ink: Black Stazon
Stamp Sets: Christmas Lodge, Short & Sweet
Other Products: Black Satin Ribbon, Nestabilities, Lots of tags die, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Dazzling Diamonds

See ya

Narelle

Mojo Monday #222

Hey Everyone

So this is my first official day of leave and I was wide awake at 6.30am.  I don’t even get up this early on a work day!  Not sure what’s going on there – maybe my mind was wanting me up early to enter Mojo Monday early in the week for once!  This is their sketch this week:

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP, Calypso Coral DSP, Love Letter DSP (retired), Basic Black DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Calypso Coral. Black Satin Ribbon, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets, Occasional Quotes (retired), French Foliage
Other Products: Basic Pearls, Slot Punch, Circle Scissor

See ya

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #124

Hey Everyone

I’ve only got one card tonight – it’s been another busy, busy weekend.  I’m hanging out for my holidays soon so I can catch up on some card making and challenge entering!  My card tonight is for the sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts – click here to take you their challenge blog.

This is this weeks sketch:

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Crumb Cake DSP, Calypso Coral
Ink: Black Stazon, Calypso Coral
Stamp Sets: Bright Hopes, Perfect Punches
Other Products: Basic Pearls, Black Satin Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punches, Button, Linen Thread

See ya

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #123 & Freshly Made Sketches #14

Hey Everyone

At Pals Paper Arts this week they are “Puttin’ on the Ritz” – that is, their challenge is to create a project that is a little bit fancy.  When I think of fancy, I think of getting dressed up.  The one occasion I get dressed up for is for a wedding (in fact I went to one yesterday), so with that in mind I pulled out my never-used flocked Mocha Morning DSP. I also dragged out my old faithful retired wedding stamp set – For the Bride.  I combined this challenge with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Challenges this week.  Jennifer’s sketch was perfect for my bride to use as a focal point.

Here’s the inspiration pic.

Here’s the Freshly Made Challenges sketch that I flipped:

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

I was made a Perfect Princess at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black,Very Vanilla, Mocha Morning DSP
Ink: Black Stazon
Stamp Set: For the Bride
Other Products: Black Embossing Powder, Embossing Heat Tool, Rhinestone Brads, Black Satin Ribbon, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder

See ya

Narelle