2014 South Pacific Stampin’ Up! Annual Convention Swap

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One of the things I forgot to do before I went to Convention was schedule my post for my Convention Swap.  So every year I say I’m going to plan ahead and makes swaps and every year I run out of time.  All I managed to get done was 10 swaps finished for my fabulous friends from the Just Add Ink Design Team.  I’ve been home from Convention for about 9hrs now and have barely made it off the couch.  We’ve had the best time, but I’m completely buggered – I think it’s going to be an early night for me.

Anyway – here’s my swap.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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The Card Concept #10

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Do we have a great challenge for you at The Card Concept this fortnight?  I’ll answer for you – yes!  The challenge we have for you is to create a project with a coffee theme. I can’t wait to see how you interpret it.

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Lucky for me a I had a couple of weeks to think about this challenge as it had me stumped for a little while.  I have nothing in my stamping collection that says coffee at all!  Then I remembered MDS.  I’d totally forgotten how to use it and then because I got a new laptop I had to go through the whole rigmarole of getting it loaded again.  Then when it came to printing ,I’d ran out of ink.  $127 to buy new cartridges and I was ready to go. (It was probably cheaper to buy a new printer!).  Here’s what I came up with:

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The Design Team have created some fabulous coffee themed cards – so head over to The Card Concept and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Viva la Verve Sketch, Shabby Tea Room #215 & The Friday Mashup #157

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I’ve had such a productive card making weekend but haven’t had a chance to post anything until now as my son took over my laptop for pretty much the whole weekend.  I wrestled it from him tonight so I could get my posts done.

The challenges I’m entering my card into are Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge, The Shabby Tea Room Pastel Goodness Challenge and The Friday Mashup’s Challenge Seeing Dots Challenge.

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I feel like I’m using the same stamps all the time so I reached for a little flower from Stampin’ Up!s Simple Stems that I haven’t used before now.  The leaves are made with my Stampin’ Up! Little Leaves Die and Crisp Cantaloupe DSP.  The dotted DSP in the background is from Fresh Prints Designer Series Stack and my sentiment is from Petite Pairs.  Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Card Concept Challenge #4

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Wow! We had 140 entries for our third challenge at The Card Concept – I can’t wait to see what you create with our fourth challenge!  This fortnights challenge is to create a card with a floral theme – here’s our inspiration pic to give you a hand making your card.

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As you will see by my card I took the inspiration pic literally.  I totally love the flowers in the photo and went about re-creating them myself.  I tried to describe these flowers to my mum the other day on the phone to ask what they could be. She said two types of flowers.  I googled both flowers and ended up finding the correct one.  I then promptly forgot what they’re called.  I’m typing this post at 10pm at night so it’s too late to call her and ask her again – so at the moment these flowers have no name.  Anyway I made these flowers by cutting 6 circles of differing sizes and the black centre of the flower was made with my new Stampin’ Up! fringing scissors.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Stampin’ Up!s Petite Pairs.

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Come and join us in our flower challenge – click here to take you to the challenge.  While you’re there check out the inspiration from the talented design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #118

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Jen Mitchell is our hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  If you haven’t been over to Jen’s blog you’re missing out – she creates the most beautiful cards that I can spot from a mile off.

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I’ve gone with a soft colour scheme for my card – Smoky Slate, Crisp Cantaloupe & Pistachio Pudding.  The stamp set I’ve used is a Stampin’ Up! one called Summer Silhouettes and the sentiment is from Morning Meadow.  Here’s my card:

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We’d love for you to join us with this weeks sketch – so head over to the challenge and link up a card.  While you’re there check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #327

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Mojo Monday has a fabulous sketch for us this week:

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Crisp Cantaloupe is becoming a colour I want to reach for whenever I make a card lately.  I’ve teamed it with Basic Black and and this striking Houndstooth DSP from Modern Medley. I haven’t used much of the Crisp Cantaloupe ruffled ribbon as I wasn’t too sure how to make work it on my cards, so I just tied a it in a double bow this time – I have to say that I don’t mind it tied like this.  I’ve stamped the poppies from Pleasant Poppies in the background and stamped the sentiment from Field Flowers over the top.  To finish my card off, I added some butterflies from Kindness Matters.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #116

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It’s Wednesday so that means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and I’m this weeks sketch hostess.  Here’s my sketch:

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When I created this sketch I had Christmas in mind, but when I saw how many Christmas cards I had, I decided it would work for a birthday card too – you can never had too many birthday cards!  I’m really loving Crisp Cantaloupe at the moment so I’ve teamed it with Coastal Cabana. The flowers I’ve used are from a Stampin’ Up! set called Fabulous Florets and the sentiment is from Simply Sketched.

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I can wait to see how you interpret my sketch so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card.  While you’re there check out the lovely inspiration from the Clean Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle