Just Add Ink #354

Hey Everyone

We have a gorgeous inspiration picture challenge at Just Add Ink for you this week:

I thought “vintage” as soon as I saw this photo and dragged out an old favourite retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Bloom with Hope.  I watercoloured the flowers with Blackberry Bliss and a touch of Hello Honey.  The leaves are coloured with Pear Pizzazz and Always Artichoke.  To add woodgrain to my circle I stamped Hardwood in Crumb Cake onto some Crumb Cake cardstock.  For the background, I applied my Crumb Cake Ink pad directly to my mat and spritzed it with water. I then put my cardstock directly onto it and heated it with my heat tool to dry it off.

Here’s my card:

The Design Team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #260

Hey Everyone

We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink and this week I’ve designed the following sketch for you.

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Not sure how it happens, but when it’s my turn to create a sketch or colour combo I always stumble when it comes time to put my cards together.  I tend to overthink things. Because I’ve been so focussed on swaps and gifts for Stampin’ Up!s Annual South Pacific Convention that I will be attending next week, I fell back on a safe colour combo – Black and White with pop of colour card – it’s what I always do when I’m in doubt. Here’s what I created:

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We would love you to join in with this sketch challenge and because a lot of the team will be attending Convention, we will be leaving this challenge open for 2 weeks.  Head over to Just Add Ink and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #180

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The wonderfully talented Jennifer Timko is our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Take a look at her great sketch:

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When I was packing for my holiday I thought I covered all colours ranges and had plenty of variety with my stamps, but when it came to making my card I realised how much stuff I left at home.  Here’s my card with my limited supplies:

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We would love for you to join us. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card.  While you’re there, take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the Clean Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #254

Hey Everyone

We have a colour challenge for you at Just Add Ink this week.

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This many colours normally scare me but I love how easy these earthy colours came together.  To create my background I inked up Stampin’ Up!s Hardwood stamp with Baked Brown Sugar ink. To lighten the colour, I stamped it off once on scrap paper and then finger walked it over the card stock. I then inked up Dictionary and finger walked it in random spots on the cardstock. I sponged Baked Brown Sugar around the edges to take the starkness off the white cardstock.  To finish off the background I stamped the splotches from Gorgeous Grunge.  My flowers and leaves are from Stampin’ Up!s Bloom with Hope. Here’s my card:

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We would love for you to join us. Head over to Just Add Ink and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for joining us.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #387 & colourQ #282

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Thought I would miss the cut off time for this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge, but luckily we have a long weekend and I was able to finish off my card with a few minutes to spare.  I love combining challenges and my go-to challenge for colours is colourQ. As soon as I saw their colours, I knew a vintage card was what I wanted to make.

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Here’s my card:

Mojo387 & cqc282

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Card Concept #30

Hey Everyone

It’s time for another challenge at The Card Concept. Here’s our inspiration pic for you:

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Oh I just loved creating my card for this challenge.  Don’t you just love the softness of these colours together?

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Come and join us with our challenge.  The Design Team have created gorgeous inspiration for you – head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #379 & Stampin’ Royalty #260

Hey Everyone

Gee it’s been ages since been on here.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.  I’ve been so busy with the festive season and work that I haven’t even been out to my craft room for 3 weeks! I was way overdue to play along with some challenges so I finally found “my time” today for some card fun.  The challenges I’m entering are – Mojo Monday and Stampin’ Royalty. Here are their inspiration pics.

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Here’s my card:

Mojo379 & SR260

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle