Pals Paper Arts #125 – Tag, You’re It!

Hey Everyone

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  Can’t believe it’s come and gone and I’m thinking about New Year’s Eve already.  I’ve finally had a chance to sit down and create a couple of cards for challenges.  My first card tonight is for the “Tag You’re It” Challenge at Pals Paper Arts.  My initial thought was that I was going to make a Christmas tag, but in the end I went with a vintagey card as it feels I haven’t used Established Elegance in ages.

Here’s what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP, Crumb Cake DSP, Soft Suede
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake Marker
Stamp Sets: Established Elegance, Artistic Etchings, Occasional Greetings (retired), Kindness Matters
Other Products: Victoria Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, Button, Circle Punches, Hemp Twine, Jumbo Brad (retired), Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Spritzer Tool

See ya

Narelle

Mojo Monday #212 & The Play Date Cafe Challenge #105

Hey Again Everyone

My next card combines two challenges – Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge and The Play Date Cafe Challenge.

This is the sketch from Mojo Monday this week:

This is the colour palette from The Play Date Cafe Challenge this week:

Here’s my card:

I’ve been wanting to use the typewriter from Established Elegance since I first got this set, but I could never get it looking quite right (I felt it was a little big).  I figured that if I didn’t start using it soon, I’d never use it – in the end I don’t think it looks too bad on this card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Beau Chateau DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Established Elegance, French Foliage, Artistic Etchings
Other Products: Victoria Crochet Trim, Hemp Twine, Circle Punches, Basic Pearls, Scallop Edge Punch
See ya

Narelle

The Paper Players Challenge #69

Good Afternoon Everyone

I’m a little late with my post today for The Paper Players Challenge, but better late than never!  I made a card for their challenge, but as I was cleaning up my room I came across this unused photo frame and tested the card out to see what it would look like framed.  I was pretty pleased with the end result and am not sure now whether to give it away to someone special or keep it for myself!

Here’s what I came up with:

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Love Letter DSP (retired), Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Black Stazon, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings, French Foliage, Established Elegance
Other Products: Frame (not SU), Circle Punches, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Mini Library Clip
See ya

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #115 & Inkspirations #91

Good Evening Everyone

It’s a late post tonight, so I’m going to be quick.  I’m entering two challenges tonight – Pals Paper Arts – Falls / Thanksgiving and Inkspirations Sketch Challenge.

The colours I’ve used are Basic Black, Very Vanilla, More Mustard and Crumb Cake – all colours that I’ve taken from the inspiration photo below:

I then used the sketch from Inkspirations for a little guidance with my layout:

Here’s what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Newsprint DSP (retired)
Ink: Black Stazon, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: French Foliage, Occasional Quotes, Artistic Etchings
Other Products: Basic Pearls, Circle Punch, Button, Linen Thread, Circle Scissor, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon (retired)
See ya

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #6

Hey Everyone

For my third and final post tonight, I’m entering the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  I flipped this sketch a few times trying to see what worked best and then ended up designing my card the same way the sketch is.

Here’s what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Soft Suede DSP, Beau Chateau
Ink: Black Stazon, Soft Suede
Stamp Set: Artistic Etchings
Other Products: Kraft Tafffeta Ribbon (retired), Button, Linen Thread, Basic Pearl, Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch
See ya

Narelle

Stamping 411 #222 & Our Creative Corner Challenge – World Card Making Day

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Happy World Card Making Day! The challenge at Our Creative Corner this week is to create a project inspired by a country other than our own.  I’ve chosen France because when I think of anything french two things come to mind – elegance and vintage.  For the layout I used the sketch challenge at Stamping 411 as it felt very elegant too.  Instead of the oval shape, I’ve used a rectangle shape as it gave me a chance to use my Notably Ornate stamp set again.

This is what I came up with:

I made the Stampers Showcase at Stamping 411.

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Beau Chateau DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Established Elegance, Artistic Etchings, Notably Ornate
Other Products: Early Espresso Satin Ribbon (retired), Antique Brad, Circle Punches

See ya

Narelle

Mojo Monday #209 & The Paper Players Challenge #66

Hey Everyone

I’ve combined two challenges for this card – Mojo Monday and The Paper Players Challenges.  At The Paper Players LeAnne has asked us to make a card inspired by music.  As I was sitting in my room debating where to start on this one, a song from the 80s came on that is still one of my favourites – Ca plane pour moi by Plastic Bertrand.  I am such an 80s chick!  I couldn’t resist the french song, even though I have no idea what he’s actually saying – it’s just really catchy.  This song was my inspiration.  I’ve also added a bit of retired music note Newsprint DSP just to tie in the whole musical theme.

I’ve paired the music challenge with the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday as I really loved the layout.

This is a close up photo of the main panel so you can see how much is goin’ on with this card.

This card was chosen as A Cut Above at The Papers Players this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Mocha Morning DSP, Crumb Cake, Newsprint DSP (retired)
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Established Elegance, French Foliage, Artistic Etchings, En Francais
Other Products: Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Button, Label Punch, Circle Punches, Basic Pearls, Hemp Twine
See ya

Narelle

CASE Study Challenge #59

Hey Again Everyone

This is the last week for this months muse at CASE Study Challenge – Julie Lacey.  I have thoroughly enjoyed CASEing Julie’s card this month and can now pick out Julie’s distinctive and lovely style.  This is her card that we CASEd this week.

And this is my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Beau Chateau DSP, Basic Black
Ink: Black Stazon
Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings, Sincere Salutations
Other Products: Black Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Circle Scissor, Stripe Textured Embossing Folder
See ya

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #3

Hey Everyone

Freshly Made Sketches is a new challenge blog that has recently started.  You can visit their blog and check out what the design team has created by clicking here.  I’ve taken this weeks sketch and flipped it and slightly changed the placement of the shapes by doubling them up instead of having the side by side. I was soooo itching to dirty it up and rough up the edges, but this is a clean challenge, so I held back.

Here’s what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Mocha Morning DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Soft Suede
Stamp Sets: Established Elegance, Artistic Etchings, Creative Elements
Other Products: Circle Punches

See ya

Narelle

Stamping 411 Challenge #220

Hey Again

Another challenge I’m entering tonight is one that I’ve just come across whilst cruising around the web – Stamping 411 Challenge.

This card started out completely different from how it ended.  Does that happen to anyone else out there?  My original card had colour, but then I ended up going with my safe colours – Basic Black and Very Vanilla.  To this I added some Love Letter DPS (which has just retired) and then added my stamp set of the month – Artistic Etchings.

This card Made the Showcase at Stamping 411.

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Love Letter DSP (retired), Newsprint DSP (retired)
Ink: Black Stazon
Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings, French Foliage
Other Products: Brads, Black Satin Ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim, Circle Punch

See ya

Narelle