Just Add Ink #290

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink today.  Our pretty colour challenge has been suggested by Chantell. I can’t wait to see what you create with this combo.

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Whenever I need to combine more than a couple of colours, I’ve found the easiest way is to start with a white background.  I managed to squeeze the majority of the challenge colours on to my card by stamping stripes from Stampin’ Up!s Work of Art set.  I then only had to add some flowers and the final challenge colour, green, for my leaves.  I have used a black sentiment (not a challenge colour) but a black sentiment stood out better.

Here’s my card:

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The girls at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous inspiration for you – head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

 

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Mojo Monday #400

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It’s not like me to be able to play along with challenges on a Monday but it’s a holiday here in Melbourne and I have some free time.  After a quick look around at the challenges I found that Mojo Monday is having a design team search for their 400th challenge.  Thought I’d play along as theirs was one of the first challenges I came across and it pretty much inspired me to get myself a blog.

For this special challenge Julee has gone back to where it all started, and for inspiration, we get to play along with her very first sketch:

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Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #171

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I’m going to start with a quick thank you. After my debrief yesterday I have had so many supportive comments I’m feeling more than a little overwhelmed.  Thank you all for your kind words – they certainly outweighed the negative one I received.  You all totally cheered me up!

Gee Wednesday’s come around so quickly, don’t they?  It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week Rita is our hostess. Head over to Rita’s blog and take a look at her gorgeous creations – you’re going to love her cards as much as I do! But before you scoot off – here’s her great sketch:

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And here’s my card:

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We would love for you to join us with this weeks challenge. If you need inspiration for your card – take a look at the fabulous Design Teams creations by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #307 & The Shabby Tea Room #222

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I’ve had a great day of play in my craft room today making some cards for my design teams as well as two cards for challenges.  Don’t you love it when you have one of these days?  The first card I’m sharing is for two challenges – Create with Connie & Mary Challenge and The Shabby Tea Room.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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This sketch is totally fabulous and when I saw the soft colours at The Shabby Tea Room, I knew they would be combine perfectly.  The designer series paper I’ve used is from a Stampin’ Up! pack called Afternoon Picnic.  You’ve probably noticed I like to combine my stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! – this time I’ve used: Petite Petals, Papaya Collage, Simply Sketched and Flower Shop.  Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Card In a Box Class

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I’ve been a bit quiet here for a about a week now as I have just attended Stampin’ Up!s South Pacific Annual Convention.  I’ve had a total ball and am completely beside myself because I’m soooooo tired.  I’m in desperate need of a sleep in.

The projects I’m sharing today are from a class that I held just before I came to convention.  My class girls requested a card in a box – hmmmmm.  I am yet to make one mainly because I’m not a fan of 3D stuff but succumbed because they really wanted it.  Here’s the link to the youtube video I followed to get the measurements for my card.  We also made a matching gift bag that we created out of an envelope.

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Here’s a close up of the card in a box.

 

 

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This is a photo of the card when it’s close flat.  I played with this for ages to try and get it as pretty closed as what it is when it’s opened.

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And finally, one of the gift bag.

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Cheers

Narelle

Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge

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The card I’m sharing is a card I made for my Mum for Mother’s Day – as Mother’s Day was yesterday in Australia, it’s now safe to post my card.  Cards are getting so hard to make for my Mum these days as she’s a card maker too and I want to try and impress her.  She sent me a text last week to ask if I’d made her card yet and as she sees all of my posts, I couldn’t try and fob off an old one on her – oh, and she also said there was no pressure at all!  (I knew she was just kidding, but I still put pressure on myself!) Because I needed a little help I’ve used the layout from this weeks great Viva La Verve Sketch.

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I’ve moved my flowers a tad from the sketch, but they’re there and I’ve also moved my bow  a little to the left as that was where it worked best for my card.  I was really pleased with my card and I was also pleased to know that she loved it.

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Cheers

Narelle

colourQ #237 & The Paper Players #192

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I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Easter and not overindulged on chockies.  I’m pretty proud of myself as I’ve just had my first one and it’s Easter Monday here in Australia – I don’t even think I’ll need to eat anymore.  The challenges I’m entering today are colourQ Challenge and The Paper Players.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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It was a quick card for me for once as I was trying really hard for a clean and simple style. The Stampin’ Up! stamp sets I’ve used are Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Summer Silhouettes and Tape It.  As I’m just looking at my card I’m seeing a bluey tinge in the background, but my card base is definitely Whisper White – not sure what happened with my photo.

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Cheers

Narelle

The Deconstructed Sketch #140, Create with Connie & Mary #292 & Friday Mashup #149

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The card I’m sharing today I managed to sneak in for three challenges – The Deconstructed Sketch, Create with Connie & Mary and The Friday Mashup.

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The challenge at the Friday Mashup is to create a project with flowers.  The flower I’ve used is from Stampin’ Up!s Flower Shop and the leaves are from Secret Garden.  The extra green foliage I’ve added was created by my new fabulous fringing scissors.  The scallop border was created by using my scallop border punch that I wrapped around the circle of Summer Starfruit DSP.  To get it to bend neatly I cut little knicks into the edge.

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #324 & Inspired by Stamping #70

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I haven’t done much creating this weekend as I finally got myself organised and finished off my Christmas shopping – I was a bit panicked that I wouldn’t have anything to give anyone!

The card I’m sharing today is for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch challenge and the colour challenge at Inspired by Stamping.  Here’s their inspiration pics:

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Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #189

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It’s Just Add Ink time again.  This week is a colour challenge and I have to say this colour combo really challenged me!

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I think I tend to over-layer when I’m unsure about a card.  After a few starts, here’s what I came up with:

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We’d love for you to join us so head over to Just Add Ink and link up a card! While you’re there have a look and the pretty projects the design team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle