Freshly Made Sketches #107

Hey Everyone

This weeks sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches is the fabulously talented Jennifer Timko.  She creates the most beautiful cards so you’re going to want to head over to her blog and check out her blog.

Jennifer’s sketch is wonderful this week (and so very similar to one I was planning on using next week, so back to the drawing board for me). Jennifer and I must be on the same wavelength!

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I’ve gone with a gold embossed Christmas tree card complete with pressies to add to my Christmas card collection.  I’ve used some retired  Stampin’ Up! retired DSP that I can’t even remember the name of and the tree is from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Christmas Lodge.

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Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Merry Monday Challenge #58

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Lesley has created another fabulous sketch for us this week at Merry Monday:

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I’ve used some non-traditional Christmas papers for my card in my effort to use up some of my stash of designer series papers – these ones are from a retired pack called Urban Oasis.  The tree I’ve used is from a Stampin’ Up! set called Christmas Lodge and is stamped in Kiwi Kiss.  Kiwi Kiss is a retired Stampin’ Up! colour that I never warmed too when it was in the catalogue – I may’ve only really used it when I had to in a colour challenge.

Here’s my card:

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We’d love for you to join us this week – head over to Lesley’s blog and join in our Christmas Challenge. You can click on each of the Merry Makers names below to check out their gorgeous cards.

Lesley Croghan
Allisa Chilton
Bonnie Klass
LeAnne Pugliese
Nina Forsyth
 Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday #46

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It’s for another Merry Monday Challenge.  I can’t believe how quickly Monday’s come around.  Before we know it, we’ll be needing these Christmas cards (well, maybe in a few months time, lol). But really, it’s never too early to start your stash. I had all my cards made in time for Christmas last year by entering every week at Merry Monday – I even had a few left over.

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Birds! Hmmmmm…….. I don’t have a lot of bird stamps so I’ve gone with about the only Christmasy bird stamp that I have from Christmas Lodge.  I’m calling them my subtle birds as they’re not very big – I was even doubting if they qualify enough for a card 🙂 I’ve coloured them in and raised them up so you can see them better in real life.

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Check out what the design team have created by clicking on their names below or head over to Lesley’s blog to link up your project.

Lesley Croghan
Allisa Chilton
Bonnie Klass
LeAnne Pugliese
Nina Forsyth

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #65 & Dynamic Duos #33

Hey Again Everyone

I’ve got another quick card for you tonight that I made for two challenges – Linda’s sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and for the colour challenge over at Dynamic Duos.

Here’s their inspiration pics:

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Instead of a rectangle card as in the sketch, I’ve gone with a square card (hope that’s ok?).  Here’s what I came up with:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #228

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At Create with Connie and Mary this week the challenge is to use the following colours for our projects:

I have to tell you, these colours stumped me and it took me about 3 different cards to get one I was happy with.  I now have Baja Breeze and Wisteria Wonder cut-offs littered everywhere on my desk!  Oh well, I’ll put them aside for another project.  Here’s my end result (I’m actually really happy with it!):

We’d love to see what you create this week – head over to the challenge and check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder, Wisteria Wonder DSP, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Baja Breeze
Stamp Sets: Christmas Lodge, Watercolour Winter
Other Products: Basic Rhinestones, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Basic Pearls, Blender Pen

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #144

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It’s Just Add Ink time again! We’ve got a fabulous challenge for you this week – Trish is this weeks hostess and she’s given us the very inventive challenge to:

Just Add…….Music!

I’ve got a whole heap of Christmas cards, but I thought I’d add another to my stash because I felt music notes fitted with the whole Christmasy theme.  For something really different my card basic is Very Vanilla – something I rarely do. I find whenever I make a Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake card I never get a great photo (it’s a bit wishy-washy) but it looks much prettier in real-life.

We’d love for you to join us this week over at Just Add Ink – head over to the challenge and check out the beautiful cards the Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday #34

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Lesley has provided us with this fabulous sketch at Merry Monday this week:

I’ve used some of my new DSP – Be of Good Cheer. This DSP showcases this gorgeous new In-Colour called Gumball Green – I may have overloaded my card with Gumball Green :). I did try and balance out the Gumball Green by using some retired Very Vanilla satin ribbon.

I hope you can join us this week at Merry Monday – click here to take you to Lesley’s blog and check out the gorgeous cards the design team have created.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #28

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It’s Monday, so that means a new challenge at Merry Monday.

Here’s this weeks sketch by Lesley:

You know when you have an idea in your mind, and when you sit down to create it – it ends up being different from what you had planned?  That’s what happened with this one. I’m not exactly sure if I’m loving it yet, but I think it’s growing on me! Plus I may have gone too far with my daubing 🙂

I hope you have time to head over to Lesley’s blog and check out the gorgeous creations the Merry Makers have created with this fab sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday #25

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It’s Monday again – can you believe how quickly these weeks are flying by? Good thing I’ve made a start on my Christmas cards as Christmas will be here before I know it!

Because it’s Monday, it means it’s Merry Monday Challenge time again.  Here’s Lesley’s sketch:

I’ve gone with an easel card with traditional Christmas colours for my Merry Monday card this week.

Here’s a photo of the card when it’s closed up:

And finally a close up to show you the main panel.

Head over to Lesley’s blog and check out the gorgeous projects the Design Team have created this week.  Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle