The Deconstructed Sketch #155

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I’m back with my second card today – click here to see my earlier card.  I find by the end of a day crafting, my last card is always a bit of a struggle.  My drained brain just doesn’t work as well by the time I get to my fourth card.  The challenge I’m entering my card into is the sketch challenge at The Deconstructed Sketch.

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Jen’s sketch is fabulous and it’s one I know I’ll be using it again.  I reached for some 2014 Stampin’ Up! SAB DSP called Sweet Sorbet and the flower is from Everything Eleanor. The background stamping I added is from Gorgeous Grunge and I also inked up my Hexagon Embossing folder and pressed it directly onto Whisper White cardstock. I then added the little butterfly from Kindness Matters.

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Narelle

Mojo Monday Challenge #336 & colourQ Challenge #232

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I made this card for the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday (I’ve just now realised the challenge has closed, but I was an issue last night with migrating my old macbook pro to my new one and I couldn’t access it for 15 hours!  I guess it’s a case of better late than never!) and the fabulous colour challenge at colourQ.

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Love, love, love this colour combo!  I’ve used some old Stampin’ Up! DSPs – Urban Oasis DSP and First Edition DSP and the stamp sets I’ve used are Pleasant Poppies, Kindness Matters and my sentiment is from Happy Watercolour.

Mojo336 & CQ232

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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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Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #103

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I’m going to be quick with my post today as I’ve had no internet access since Saturday and I’m using the internet on my phone.  I’m not sure how much data I’ve used on my phone and it gets really expensive if you go over your allowance.

Our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week is Jennifer Brum.  She has created this fabulous sketch that I think works when it’s flipped both sideways and longways.

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Not really feeling this photo as I decided to go monochromatic and it looks quite dull.  The Pistachio Pudding colour scheme actually looks a lot brighter in real life.  Here’s what I came up with:

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

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Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #102

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It’s Wednesday again, so that means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  The very talented and super friendly Cindy is our hostess this week.  Here’s her fabulous sketch that I can see myself using again:

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I’m loving the combination of Smoky Slate and Coastal Cabana, so I’ve used this combo on my card again.  Here’s my card:

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

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Narelle

The Deconstructed Sketch #110 & Dynamic Duos #62

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Jen at The Deconstructed Sketch has a great sketch this week that really challenged me – but I was really happy with my card in the end.  Here’s the sketch:

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I’ve combined the sketch challenge with the colour challenge over at Dynamic Duos.  Their black tie challenge this week is to create a card using Basic Black and Calypso Coral.  The option for us is to use Butterflies – I was up for the challenge to use them.

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Here’s my card:

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Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #80

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Linda Callahan is the creator of this weeks fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

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Truthfully, I’m not completely loving my card.  I’m on a holiday and even though I squeezed in about a third of my craft room, I still couldn’t find anything to work in the two hours I gave myself to make it (I think I may have been chatting too much to my mum while I was putting it together! lol).  I then ran out of time to change it, as it had to be loaded to the challenge.  I’ll be more organised for next weeks challenge now that I’m settled into our accommodation.  Here’s what I came up with:

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Sorry about the photo quality – I’m really missing my light tent.  I was literally on the floor of my balcony trying to get good light to take it!

Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out the gorgeous inspiration the Design Team have provided to inspire you. Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #50 & Mojo Monday #284

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The challenge at Inspired by Stamping this week is to create a project using the following soft colours:

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I’ve combined challenges again and have made my card with this weeks Mojo Monday sketch in mind:

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I’ve been taking a look at my Stampin’ Up! stamp sets I haven’t used in a while. There’s a pile sitting there of about 20 stamp sets that I’m deciding whether or not to sell – I haven’t sold off any retired stamp sets as yet, I’m scared I may need them at some stage.!  One of the neglected stamp sets I have on my desk is Elements of Style. I LOVED this stamp set when I first got it so I’ve made the effort to use it today.   I’ve also made another card with it for a Design Team challenge that I will share later in the week.

For this card I thought the blossom would look nice in the background behind my birdcage so I used my markers to colour the image in Pear Pizzazz and Pretty in Pink.  I’ve used a retired Stampin’ Up! DSP called Beau Chateau as it fit nicely with the challenge colours. The bird cage is from Nature Walk and the butterfly is from Kindness Matters – both Stampin’ Up! stamp sets.  The sentiment frame is from an Inspired by Stamping set called Fancy Labels 18.

Here’s my card:

IBSIC50 & Mojo284

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Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #234

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We have a pretty colour combination for you over at Create with Connie & Mary this week – Midnight Muse (my favourite blue at the moment), Pink Pirouette and Whisper White.

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I gone with blue poppies again (even though I don’t think there’s such a species of flower) and dancing butterflies.  I’ve stamped the frame from Papaya Collage and tied a triple bow (not sure how that happened – is it too much?) although I probably meant to tie a double bow. I then added two butterflies from Kindness Matters that I coloured with my blender pen. My sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners.

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We’d love to see what you create with these colours – head over to the challenge and check out the gorgeous inspiration the Design Team have created.

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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