Mojo Monday #209 & The Paper Players Challenge #66

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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.

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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

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Play Date Cafe Challenge #94

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Initially when I saw the colours at the Play Date Cafe Challenge I thought they’d be perfect for a Father’s Day card (which reminds me, I should get a start on making some) but then I changed my mind and decided they would work for a femine card as well.

This is what I ended up with:

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Products used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: French Foliage, En Francais
Other Products: Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Button, Twine

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Narelle

CASE Study Challenge #50

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Just a quick one tonight before I tackle my mountain of washing to fold.  This is the last week for CASE Study Challenge’s July muse Dawn Woleslagle.  This is her gorgeous clean card below that I was inspired by:

Not sure why I chose Christmas, but that was what popped into my head after I had looked at my flowery stamp sets and realised they wouldn’t work.  Is it just me or is everyone hanging out for the new catalogue as well?  This is what I came up with:

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Ink: Sahara Sand
Stamp Sets: Snow Swirled, En Francais, Many Merry Messages
Other Products: Basic Pearls, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon

See ya

Narelle

 

Pals Paper Arts #101 – Summertime Blues

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The challenge at Pals Paper Arts this week is a Celebrity Colour Challenge – Summertime Blues.  Here in Australia I think I’ve got the Wintertime Blues – it’s been cold and wet and all I want to do is catch up on sleep!  I decided to sneak away from my kids who are on school holidays and enter this colour challenge.

This is what I came up using the colours above:

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink:Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist
Stamp Sets: En Francais, Vintage Vogue, Strength & Hope, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel
Other Products: Marina Mist Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Circle Die, Basic Pearls

See ya

Narelle

CASE Study Challenge #45

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June’s CASE Study Challenge muse is Jill Foster.  This is her gorgeous card below that we used for inspiration.

This is my take on her card – very dark I know, but I got my inspiration from the shadow effect from her flowers.  See where I’m coming from???

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Basic Black DSP, Newsprint DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Basic Black Marker, Baja Breeze Marker, River Rock
Stamp Sets: Elements of Style, En Francais
Other Products: Basic Pearl, Black Satin Ribbon, Button, Linen Thread, Top Note Die

See ya

Narelle

 

 

 

 

CASE Study Challenge #44

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Jill Foster is our muse for the month of June at CASE Study Challenge.  This is her card that we used as inspiration for our entries to the challenge:

And this is my card: (I know, it’s nowhere near the same colour, but I have put a flower in the middle!)

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Newsprint DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Stamps Sets: Because I Care, En Francais, French Foliage
Other Products: Early Espresso Striped Grosgain Ribbon, Basic Pearl, Twine, Eyelets, Punches
See ya

Narelle

 

colourQ Challenge #88

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I didn’t play last weeks colourQ Challenge as I whimped out coz I seriously couldn’t make the colours work.  This weeks challenge was much more up my alley as they have used alot of my fave colours.

I have a workshop in a couple of weeks time and the ladies have asked me to make Christmas Cards.  I’m soooo not prepared for Christmas but when I saw these colours I thought I could make them work.  Who says Christmas has to be green, red and white???

When making this card, I had a reindeer issue.  I originally stamped the wet droplet looking stamp from French Foliage around the reindeer and it ended up looking like someone had taken shots at the poor bugger!!!  I had to trash that idea and start again.

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Dasher, Elements of Style, En Francais, French Foliage, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other Products: Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Antique Brad, Circle Punch, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch. Basic Pearls
See ya

Narelle

ColourQ Challenge 85 & CASE Study Challenge 40

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Today I combining two challenges into one.  I’ve used the colour palette from colourQ Challenge and the design from CASE Study Challenge whose muse this month is Sarah Martina Parker.

Not overly lovin’ it, but this is my card:

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Products Used
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Sahara Sand
Stamp Sets: En Francais, Elements of Style, Short & Sweet
Other Products: Basic Jewels, Sizzix Flourish Die, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

See ya

Narelle

PPA93 – Here Comes the Bride

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I was able to get away for a short time in this busy weekend to enter the Pals Paper Arts Challenge for the first time.  I’ve wanted to enter these challenges for a while, but have never got around to entering before the challenge closes!

This week the the DT have asked us to use this photo for inspiration for anything that took our fancy for a wedding creation.  This is what I was able to throw together in the limited time I had.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: For the Bride (retired), Baroque Motifs, En Francais, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other Products: Black Satin Ribbon, Antique Brad, Basic Pearls, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

Thanks for stopping by.

See ya

Narelle

Just Add Ink 66 – Just Add a Flower

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Got some news!  I got a Top Pick for last weeks Just Add Ink Challenge!  If my chubby arm could reach back there – I’d be patting myself on the back right now!  Thanks to everyone who left messages of support – it’s so nice to receive compliments.

This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is to Just Add a Flower.  This is something that I seem to be creating a lot of lately with Mother’s Day coming up.

I know, I’ve used the flower again – I’ll try something new next time!

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Rich Razzleberry DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Sets: En Francais, Elements of Style
Other Products: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Black Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Circle Punches, Fancy Flower Punch, Little Leaves Die

See ya

Narelle