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

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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:

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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:

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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

Hey Everyone

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