Freshly Made Sketches #129

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  The amazingly talented Jen Mitchell is our sketch hostess this week and she’s given us this fabulous sketch – I can’t wait to see how you interpret it!

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I’ve been playing around Stampin’ Up!s Sweet Sorbet DSP lately and found I love the colour combo of Pool Party and Sahara Sand.  The flowers I’ve used are from a Stampin’ Up! set called Everything Eleanor and I teamed them with some leaves from my Little Leaves Die.  I struggled to combine a third DSP to go across the card, so in the end I used my Woodgrain stamp inked with Sahara Sand to finish it off.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #205

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Can’t believe it’s Friday already.  Because it’s Friday, that means we have a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week Tina is our hostess.  Tina’s given us the challenge to:

Just Add Sunburst

Ok, so I’ve never made a sunburst card.  Shocking I know!  I’ve said it before that I’m kind of a lazy cardmaker, so learning new techniques gets put off until challenges like this – then I have to try and quickly learn them.  I decided to stick with my shabby kind of style and added a panel of sunburst with my usual flowers/leafage combo.

JAI #205 Narelle

Come and join in with our fun Sunburst challenge.  I can’t wait to see what you create. Head over to the challenge and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #332 & Stampin’ Royalty #214

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I can’t believe my weekend has flown by again.  It feels like our weekend days are getting shorter and Monday comes around too quickly.  Apart from my design team cards, I only had a chance to make one card for a challenge – well, two challenges actually because I combined  Mojo Monday’s sketch challenge and Stampin’ Royalty inspiration picture challenge.

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I was really pleased with how quickly this card came together – it always helps when you have a sketch and a colour combo to start you off.  This card started with Stampin’ Up!s Afternoon Picnic DSP and then all I had to do was add some flowers from Everything Eleanor and some leaves from Summer Silhouettes and my card was done (after quite a bit of dirtying up of the edges of course).

Mojo332 & SR214

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #331 & Dynamic Duos #89

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I love the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday and the colour challenge at Dynamic Duos this week, so I decided to combine them.

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I really need to get myself a new Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride ink pad and some designer series papers as it’s a colour that I absolutely love.  I used about the only scrap I had from a retired stack that I found and combined it with some Pistachio Pudding designer series paper.  The stamp sets I’ve used are Everything Eleanor, Papaya Collage, Dictionary and the sentiment is from Simply Sketched.  The ribbon I’ve used is also a retired Stampin’ Up one.  Here’s my card:

Mojo331 & DD89

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Cheers

Narelle

Cardabilities #91 & Dynamic Duos #87

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I’m coming to the end of my four week holiday and I’m trying to figure out exactly what I’ve done in all that time.  These four weeks have just flown and I’m wishing I could rewind and start my holiday again!

I’ve been out all day but had a bit of a chance to play in my craft room tonight and whipped up a card for two challenges – the sketch challenge at Cardabilities and the colour challenge at The Dynamic Duos.

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Black is my new favourite colour again for my card bases. So when I saw the challenge at Dynamic Duos was to create a card with Basic Black and Melon Mambo, I knew this challenge would suit me to a tee.  I had to forgo the dessert option of adding an umbrella as I didn’t really know how to incorporate one with my flowery card.

Here’s my card:

Cardabilities91 & DD87

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #120

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We have a great sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  The lovely Rita Wright (my maiden name was Wright so I’m thinking we might be related 😉 – always wanted to visit Texas!) is our hostess and she has created one gorgeous sketch for us:

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I had the urge to use pink this week – Stampin’ Up!s Strawberry Slush in fact.  I tend to use lighter shades of pink like Pink Pirouette but I wanted to try a Strawberry Slush and Smoky Slate combo.  Glad I did because I really like it!  Here’s my card:

FMS120Come and join us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  The design team has created fabulous cards for inspiration so why don’t you head over to the challenge and check them out!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Royalty #210 & The Deconstructed Sketch #134

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I said I wasn’t going to get out to my craft room until the weekend but it got the better of me and I decided to head out there first thing this morning.  I figured how hot could it be at 8.30am???  Let me tell you it was extremely hot – 36°C.  It’s going to hit 44°C before the change comes through at about 8pm tonight – I can’t wait!  Although I shouldn’t be sooking – it’s not like I’m one of the tennis players playing in the Australian Open at the moment.  I can’t believe they’re still playing in the heat!

I’ve combined challenges for my card – inspiration picture at Stampin’ Royalty and the sketch challenge at The Deconstructed Sketch.

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Here’s my card:

SR210 & DS134

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Card Concept Challenge #1

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I’m a BIT excited about this post as it’s my first one designing with the amazingly talented team at The Card Concept.  I’m extremely honoured that Lesley asked me to be part of this new challenge and I want to say a huge thank you for the opportunity – if she lived on this side of the world I’d give her the biggest hug!

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I’m designing along with Debbie Marcinkiewicz in the Shabby/Vintage style.  Here’s a definition of our style:

Definition:

  • the use of used, worn or inexpensive components to make stylish goods
  • distressed or sponged edges
  • old feel-antiqued
  • lots of embellishments
  • ribbons or lace
  • lots of layers

Our first challenge is a colour challenge:

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I’m a huge lover of feminine florally cards (just in case you didn’t know!), so when I saw there was pink in the challenge colours I knew I wanted to create a card a girly card with pink blossoms.  The blossoms are from a Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Everything Eleanor and the leaves are my favourite from a stamp set called Summer Silhouettes. Here’s what I created:

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The design team have created gorgeous inspiration for you so head over to the challenge and take a look.  We’d love for you to join us for our very first challenge at The Card Concept.  I can’t wait see your style.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Royalty #190 & Mojo Monday #307

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I’ve changed my mind about Stampin’ Up!s new In-Colours from when I first saw them – I now love them and was really pleased when I saw the colour combo for this weeks Stampin’ Royalty Challenge – gotta love any colour challenged teamed with Crumb Cake!

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I’ve teamed the colour challenge with this weeks interesting sketch over at Mojo Monday.  I was a little unsure about the triangle pieces in the corners of the sketch as none of the DSP I was combining was working for me today.  I decided to keep the triangles the same colour as the background DSP (Pistachio Pudding).  I’ve just used a different pattern and then distressed them a little so you can see I followed the sketch.

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Here’s my card:

SR190 & Mojo307

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Retro Sketches #75 & Friday Mashup #121

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I’m on a roll today as this is my second post.  I’m combining challenges again – this weeks sketch challenge at Retro Sketches and the inspiration challenge at The Friday Mashup.

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How cute is this polka dotted beetle?  I think I want one!  I just received a new Stampin’ Up! order and in it was my new In-Colour DSP stack.  I think this spotted Strawberry Slush DSP works well for the challenge.  The second part of this challenge is to use the word “Happy”.  This was an easy addition for me.

Here’s my card:

FM121 & RS75

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle