Freshly Made Sketches #127

Hey Everyone

I saw Jennifer Timko’s really cool sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week and instantly thought – man card time.  I figured I was due to make another one and give you a break from my floral creations.

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This card took me forever to make because I so focused on using an off-cut piece of blue designer series paper from a retired Stampin’ Up pack called Comfort Cafe DSP.  I had a nautical themed card in mind that I thought would work because of the rippled pattern on it that reminded me of water.  After an hour of playing around with shells and boats, I decided to give up that idea and go with a guitar themed card instead.   I added some chevrons from my new chevron border punch to pair with the chevron DSP I used in the background.  The guitar and sentiment are from a retired Stampin’ Up set called Grunge Rock.

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Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.  I love everyone’s interpretation of the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #315 & The Paper Players Challenge #167

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The card I’m sharing with you today is for two challenges – Mojo Monday and The Paper Players.  I don’t normally get a chance to create during the week, but I had a little bit of time last night to sit down and have a play.  Sometimes cards just come together really easy and last night was one of those times.  I have to say I was really happy with how this card turned out.  Here’s the inspiration pics for the challenges:

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I’ve used some retired Stampin’ Up! DSPs on my card – Spice Cake DSP and Comfort Cafe DSP.  The stamp sets I’ve used are Hearts A Flutter and the sentiment is from Express Yourself.

Mojo315 & PPC167

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #309 & The Paper Players #161

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I’ve combined two challenges for my card today – the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday and the Fall Themed Challenge at The Paper Players.

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When I think of fall I think of browns, reds and a bit of yellow, so that’s what I’ve gone with today.  The papers I’ve used are some retired Stampin’ Up! ones called Comfort Cafe.  The leaves I’ve dirtied up are from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called French Foliage – been using them a bit lately, but they work well for this challenge.  Here’s my card:

Mojo309 & PPC161

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Cheers

Narelle

Deconstructed Sketch #99 & Stampin’ Royalty #173

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I’m back with a second post tonight (can you tell I had the day off work and had time to play in my craft room? – love it when this happens!).

I’m combining a couple of challenges for my card – Deconstructed Sketch and Stampin’ Royalty.

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I entered a challenge with these colours just last week, so these colours were a breeze to work with again. In fact I had my DSPs in these colours still on my desk – shows you I don’t clean my desk in between cards very often!  The roses I’ve created are made from Summer Starfruit DSP and cut with my largest circle punch.  I then loosely rolled them and stuck them together with Crystal Effects. Here’s what I came up with:

DS99 & SR173

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Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #248 & Pals Paper Arts #157

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The card I’m sharing with you today is for two challenges – Create with Connie & Mary Colour Challenge and Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.

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I actually surprised myself with how much I love the challenge colours together.  I’m using colours so much these days I’m starting to think I may not be a “neutrals” girl only. Colour Challenges used to scare me, but I found that I enjoy entering them now – not at much as sketch challenges, but almost! Margaret’s sketch at PPA is a fabulous one (as usual!).

Here’s my card:

PPA157 & CCMC248

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla, Comfort Cafe DSP, Print Poetry DSP Stack
Ink: Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green
Stamp Sets: Secret Garden, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Other Products: Basic Pearls, Window Framelits and my fussy cutting!

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #153

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Just Add Ink has a colour challenge this week for you.  Nikki is this weeks hostess and she has given us the challenge of using Midnight Muse, So Saffron and Whisper White – a combination that I found a little tricky to start off with and then I warmed to these pretty colours.  Once I worked out my layout, the rest just fell into place.

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Here’s my card:

JAI #153 Narelle

Check out the gorgeous inspiration the Design Team from JAI have created this week by heading over to the JAI blog. I love how we all created different projects from these challenge colours.

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Comfort Cafe DSP, So Saffron DSP
Ink: So Saffron, Midnight Muse
Stamp Sets: Summer Silhouettes, Occasional Quotes (retired)
Other Products: Midnight Muse Striped Ribbon, Basic Pearls

Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #149

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One of my favourite challenges, Pals Paper Arts, is having their last challenge for 2012.  Their challenge is a sketch challenge and it’s another fabulous one by Margaret.

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I’ve used Comfort Cafe DSP a lot lately, but I haven’t used this particular pattern in a while.  In my effort to use up the many papers I’ve got sitting around, I decided paper this would be the starting point of my card. I’ve teamed it with Soft Suede and Cajun Craze Ink. Here’s what I came up with:

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #271 & Seize the Birthday Linky Party

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Gee I’ve had a busy weekend.  I’ve decided that I’ve gotten old – we had our work Christmas Party last night and I feel I could sleep for another two days to catch up on missed sleep (even though I only got home at 1am)!

Inbetween laying around on the couch for a lot of the day I made a card for this weeks Mojo Monday challenge and also for Lesley’s new challenge blog – Seize the Birthday.

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Here’s what I came up with:

Mojo271 & Seize the Birthday

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #229

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We have a fabulous sketch challenge for you this week at Create with Connie & Mary.

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I’m really loving Comfort Cafe DSP so I’m hope I’m not overloading you with it! I’m trying to use up all my designer series papers – rather than hoarding them like I have been.  You’ll notice that I added a sentiment to the top of my card that isn’t on the sketch, but I couldn’t get it to work any lower.

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We’d love for you to join us this week at Create with Connie & Mary – head over to the challenge and check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team have created!

Thanks for taking a look.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #63

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It’s the weekend again (yay!) – this is my opportunity to have some crafting time and catch up on challenges! The card I’m sharing with you today is for Rita’s fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  If you’re ever looking for inspiration for a design, head to FMS as they have wonderful sketches every week.

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Have you ever seen blue poppies? Me either, but this is what I’ve put on my card today.  I just liked the look of them matching the Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper!

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle