Just Add Ink #124

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This week over at Just Add Ink, Mae has come up with the following colour scheme for us to use.

I have to admit this is a combination that I would never normally put together and it took me a while to even get started this week…..this is why challenges are good for me, they get me out of my comfort zone and make me try new things.

I’ve used a retired stamp set called Love and Care that I have only recently purchased from one of my fellow JAI design team members – thanks Bron! – it’s my new favourite flowery stamp set.

I hope you have time to check out what the very crafty design team have created this week at Just Add Ink and if you have time, we hope you can play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Marina Mist DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist Marker, Wild Wasabi Marker, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Love & Care, Occasional Quotes (retired), French Foliage
Other Products: Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Antique Brad, Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Punch

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary #198

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I love a sketch challenge and this one from this weeks Create with Connie & Mary Challenge is a great one that I know I’ll be using again and again.

I decided to order Stampin’ Up!’s watercolour paper in my last order as it’s a technique that I’ve only ever tried once before.  I’ve used my new stamp set, Bordering on Romance (it just begs to be coloured in) and in the end I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.  Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP, Crumb Cake
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Bordering on Romance, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other Products: Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Button, Hemp Twine, Oval Die, Stripes Embossing Folder (even though you can’t see it in my photo). Basic Pearls

Cheers

Narelle

Friday Mashup #42 & The Sweet Stop Sketches #142

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The challenge at The Friday Mashup this week is to:

  • Make a project using “Paper Piercing”.
  • Or Make a project using the colors “Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red & Early Espresso”.
  • Or “Mash it Up” and create a project with the “Colour Combo & Paper Piercing”.

I’ve combined this challenge with the sketch challenge at The Sweet Stop this week.  They’ve also given us extra challenge of creating a Valentine’s Day Card with a twist – use a non-traditional Valentine’s Day stamp.  I’ve whipped out my Favourite Teddy stamp set again as I don’t use it often enough. I inked up the balloons from Up, Up & Away and “tied” them to the teddy cart.  In the Favourite Teddy stamp set there’s an envelope with a heart that I inked up with Riding Hood Red with my blender pen – this seemed perfect for a Valentine’s Day card.

Here’s my card:

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I was made a Mashup Glamette this week at The Friday Mashup with this card.

See ya

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #2

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Lesley has come up with the following sketch for this weeks Merry Monday Challenge.  Check out her blog by clicking here and join in the fun.  I’ve gone with two of my favourites Christmas sets – Dasher and Lovely as a Tree (even though it’s not a traditional Christmas set – I use it as one).

Here’s my card:

Thanks for taking a look.

See ya

Narelle

Stamping 411 #222 & Our Creative Corner Challenge – World Card Making Day

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Happy World Card Making Day! The challenge at Our Creative Corner this week is to create a project inspired by a country other than our own.  I’ve chosen France because when I think of anything french two things come to mind – elegance and vintage.  For the layout I used the sketch challenge at Stamping 411 as it felt very elegant too.  Instead of the oval shape, I’ve used a rectangle shape as it gave me a chance to use my Notably Ornate stamp set again.

This is what I came up with:

I made the Stampers Showcase at Stamping 411.

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Beau Chateau DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Established Elegance, Artistic Etchings, Notably Ornate
Other Products: Early Espresso Satin Ribbon (retired), Antique Brad, Circle Punches

See ya

Narelle

CASE Study Challenge #54

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This is my 6th & final post today – I think my brain may be slightly fried. My final card tonight is for the CASE Study Challenge.  For the final week of their anniversary month, our challenge is to create a card with our “signature style”.  As I tend to get a lot of comments about my “monochromatic” card style – I figured this is my signature style and whipped up a card with those tones.

Thanks for taking a look.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Stamp Sets: Nature Walk, Vintage Vogue
Other Products: Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Buttons

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

 

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

See ya

Narelle