Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #340 & My Favourite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #213

Hey Everyone

It’s Sunday evening here in Australia and I’m just about to sit down and watch the Australian Open Men’s Tennis Final.  Go Djokovic!  I’ve combined today’s card for two challenges – Creative with Connie & Mary Challenge and My Favourite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

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MFTWSC213

Here’s my card:

CCMC340 & MFTWSC213

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #213

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My second post tonight is for the challenge at Mojo Monday.  I’m entering early this week, only because I had the day off and had a chance to play around.  Mojo Monday have a circle or square challenge this week and I decided to go square from the sketch below:

I played around with colours for a while and then found my unopened pack of In-Colour DSP and flicked thru it until I chose Pool Party for my card. This is what I came up with:

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Black Stazon, Very Vanilla, Mocha Morning DSP, Pool Party DSP
Ink: Black Stazon
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Sincere Salutations, French Foliage
Other Products: Black Satin Ribbon, Antique Brad, Wide Oval Punch, Circle Scissor
See ya

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary #164

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I love a sketch challenge and found this one over at Create with Connie & Mary this week. I’ve lifted my self-imposed ban on my use of Fifth Avenue Floral for this card as I couldn’t think of anything else to stamp on it!

This is what I came up with:

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Products used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Certainly Celery DSP, Elegant Soiree DSP, Newsprint DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Sincere Salutations
Other Products: Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Buttons, Brad, Crimper

See ya

Narelle

 

CASE Study Anniversary Blog Hop

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Whoo hoo! – Congratulations CASE Study on turning one.  What an  excellent idea to have a Blog Hop for your 1st Anniversary.  I have to ask though – did you think it would be easy for us to choose just one card to CASE when there are squillions of amazing cards to choose from?  I’ve been thru the Design Team and former Muses blogs a couple of times and decided I would CASE a card that I love created by Teneale Williams. Her cards are gorgeous and you can find her site by clicking here.

This is her card below that I’ve wanted to CASE for ages.

And this is my take on it:

I’ve kept the layout the same as Teneale’s and used the lilies (I think they’re lilies) from Fifth Avenue Floral.  I know earlier in the week I said I needed an intervention on this stamp set but after today I promise I will intervent (is that a word) myself.  And because it’s a Teneale CASE I decided I needed to spruce up the inside of the card – not something I normally do – but I admire it every time she does it.

Thanks for taking a look.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray DSP
Ink: Basic Gray, Black Stazon
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Artistic Etchings, French Foliage
Other Products: Antique Brad, Black Satin Ribbon, Daubers

See ya

Narelle

 

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #80

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I made this card on the weekend but ran out of time to enter it because of another busy weekend. This week at Inkspirations Challenges is a colour challenge using the following colour palette.

Not my usual colours, but I found they still look very pretty together.  I think I may need an intervention on my use of Fifth Avenue Floral, but it’s my go-to stamp set when I want something flowery.

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Concord Crush
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, So Swirly Wheel, Fast & Fabulous
Other Products: Concord Crush Ribbon, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Dots Embossing Folder

See ya

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #103 – Sketch Challenge

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At Pals Paper Arts this week we have the following sketch to inspire us.  Love this sketch so I sat down this afternoon to have a go at it.  I’ve used Fifth Avenue Floral (again) as it’s one of my favourite sets.  I had the Basic Black DSP in my leftovers folder so I decided to use it up and added in the extra striped piece just because it was sitting there!

Thanks for taking a look.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Basic Black DSP
Ink: Black Stazon
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avneue Floral, Artistic Etchings
Other Products: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls, Circle Punch
Seeya

Narelle

 

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #77

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This week at Inkspirations we used the following sketch as inspiration to make our cards.

This is what I came up with:

This is a close up of the flower. For the leaves I’ve cut Basic Black cardstock into a leaf shape (yes black, I think I’ve created a new species of leaf but that was the colour that went the best!), crimped it and ran my bone folder down the middle to give it a crease.

Thanks for taking a look.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Very Vintage Roller, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other Products: Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

See ya

Narelle

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #75

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If you have time this week there’s a fantastic sketch challenge over at Inkspirations Challenges. To play along, click here to take you to their challenge

I’ve used my favourite colours again – Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla. These are the colours I keep coming back to when I’m having a mental block and can’t think of a new colour combo.  As usual, I’ve daubed, torn and background stamped with the words from French Foliage with Crumb Cake – you can tell I love this effect coz I use it all the time.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Newsprint DSP, Cherry Cobbler DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, French Foliage
Other Products: Black Satin Ribbon, Antique Brad, Scallop Edge Punch, Circle Scissor Plus
See ya

Narelle

JAI 64

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The challenge over at Just Add Ink this week is to create a project using your favourite chocolate bar wrapper.  This is really hard as I have so many favourites!  I decided to use what was in my cupboard and not go out and buy something  I’d end up eating as soon as I finished the challenge!

I know this is not technically a chocolate bar, but it is chocolate and they do taste nice. They also take me back to my youth, even though they are much smaller now than I remember.

I used the scallop circle die for the card and ran it through the big shot as it reminded me of the shape of the wagon wheel.

Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, En Francais
Other Products: Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Scallop Circle Die

See ya

Narelle

Concord Workshop Make

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On Saturday I had my “day of play” by heading off to my Aunt’s house in Torquay for a workshop.  We had a great day of making cards and this was one of the cards we made.  I know, I’ve used Sense of Time again, but it’s what I’m loving at the moment.

The colours I’ve used again are basic black, concord crush and whisper white.  My upline, Pam, recently made a bookmark using Sense of Time, En Francais and Elements of Style. I loved this effect so I CASEd this look for my card.

I recently purchased the square scallop clear die for my big shot, so I wanted to give this a go.   This is the card I came up with – hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by.

See ya

Narelle

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Concord Crush
Stamp Sets: Sense of Time, Fifth Avenue Floral, En Francais, Elements of Style, Short & Sweet
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Antique Brad, Basic Rhinestones, Word Window, Modern Label Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Square Scallop Clear Die, Scallop Trim Border