Pals Paper Arts #147 & Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #35

Hey Everyone’s

Hope you’re all having a wonderful day.  It’s Saturday here in Australia and it looks like it’s going to be a cloudy weekend in Melbourne and then the sun will come out on Monday – isn’t that always the way?!

Pals Paper Arts sketch Queen, Margaret, has given us this fabulous sketch to create our cards:

I’ve combining this sketch with the challenge over at Inspired by Stamping. Their colours for this week are pink, gold & white.  Here’s their inspiration pic:

I probably don’t “do” a lot of pink cards, but I actually like these colours together.  The cardstock I’ve used is from a Stampin’ Up! DSP pack called Fan Fair.  As Stampin’ Up! don’t have pink seam binding, I made my own.  Normally I would drop a couple of drops of my desired re-inker colour into hot water and throw some Very Vanilla seam binding in, but as I don’t have any pink re-inkers, I dragged my seam binding over the ink pad to give it colour.  It’s probably not the exact colour I was going for, but I’m happy with it. Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Dynamic Duos #26 & The Sweet Stop Sketch #182

Happy Sunday Everyone

There’s a monochromatic colour challenge over at Dynamic Duos this week.  I love monochromatic tones but I paused when I saw it was So Saffron and More Mustard – probably not the monochromatic colours I had in mind!  I guess that’s why challenges are good for me – to test me with colours outside of my comfort zone.

I’ve based my card on this weeks Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge. I’ve deviated a little from their sketch by moving my bow to the bottom of the card and my sentiment sideways a bit. Here’s their fabulous sketch:

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, So Saffron DSP, Spice Cake DSP (retired)
Ink: So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets:  Stippled Blossoms, Occasional Quotes (retired)
Other Products: Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Circle Scissor (retired), Brushed Bronze Button, Hemp Twine (retired)

Cheers

Narelle

CASE Study Challenge #112

Hey Everyone

It’s feels like ages since I’ve had a chance to play along with the girls at CASE Study Challenge.  This months muse is Julia Stainton – how gorgeous is this card that the design team have asked us to CASE this week?

The inspiration for my card came from the strips that Julia has used on her card, but instead of strips I’ve used rectangles.  I chose to use Basic Black and Very Vanilla as the colours on my card – nothing like Julia’s really, but I thought there was no way I could even come up with colours that look as amazing as  hers!

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #144 & Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #221

Hey Everyone

I don’t experiment much with colour combinations, so colours challenges are great for me. When I saw this gorgeous combo over at Pals Paper Arts this week I fell in love with these earthy colours and know that I will use them again.

I’ve teamed these colours with this versatile sketch from Create with Connie & Mary.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle