Mojo Monday #322 & Pals Paper Arts #182

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I’m loving the colour Smoky Slate at the moment.  The design team at Pals Paper Arts have a challenge with Smoky Slate and Elegant Eggplant in it, so I knew I had to play along.

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I’m entering my card into Mojo Monday’s sketch challenge as I have used their layout for my card.  Don’t you just love this sketch?

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The stamp sets I’ve used are Stampin’ Up! ones Evergreen and the cute little reindeer and sentiment are from a Hostess Stamp set called Warmth & Wonder.  I’ve almost run out of all my Elegant Eggplant DSP in my stack so I found some offcuts from a long ago retired pack called Lap of Luxury.  You’ll probably notice that I’ve used Whisper White instead of Very Vanilla? Well that’s because I didn’t study the challenge colours before I whipped up my card – sorry ’bout that!  My bow doesn’t quite look like Elegant Eggplant, but it is.  I don’t have an Elegant Eggplant re-inker so I had to run the seam binding over the ink pad with my fingers and by the time it dried, it came out with slightly pinkier tones.

Mojo322 & PPA182

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Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #53

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Lesley’s given us this fabulous sketch to create our cards for this weeks Merry Monday challenge.

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I’ve dug around in my stash of retired Stampin’ Up! DSPs again and found these pretty papers.  The Basic Gray DSP is from Lap of Luxury and the Real Red DSP is from Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP.  There’s lots of layers to this card, some Stampin’ Up! Window Framelits and a coloured poinsettia from Watercolour Winter. The sentiment I’ve used is from More Merry Messages – using the sentiment as my focal point is something I don’t often do, but I was happy with how it turned out.

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We’d love for you to join us this week – head over to Lesley’s blog and join in our Christmas card fun. You can click on each of the Merry Makers names below to check out their gorgeous cards.

Lesley Croghan
Allisa Chilton
Bonnie Klass
LeAnne Pugliese
Nina Forsyth

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #283

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I’m really late with my entry for Mojo Monday this week.  I had something in my head for this challenge but it just wasn’t working.  Finally after two days of messing around with it, I decided to throw that idea out the window and start again. I really love this great sketch, so I know I was the problem and not the sketch.

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Here’s what I came up with:

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #62

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My niece is having an engagement party soon, so I’ve used Jen’s pretty sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week to design a card for her and her fiance.

I’ve dug into my stash to try and use up some of my many packs of DSP that I have sitting collecting dust.  This DSP I’ve used is from a retired Stampin’ Up! pack called Lap of Luxury.  The colours in this pack really appealed to me for her card. I’m positive I have an “engagement” stamp but for the life of me I couldn’t find it today (must’ve had a boy look!), so I’ve gone with congratulations instead.

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Narelle

Just Add Ink #142

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It’s Friday so that means a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is sketch week and Mae has given us this fabulous sketch to create our cards:

I was so inspired by this gorgeous camellia card from Helen that I decided to give my own camellia a go (or does mine look like a rose?).  Because I didn’t have a punch that could give me the “stamen like” centre – I left this part out and I think this is why it looks more like a rose to me. I’ve gone with some retired Stampin’ Up! designer series paper called Lap of Luxury for my card.  Even though I’m making cards with my retired DSP, there’s still tons of it left.  You may well be seeing cards for me with retired products on it for years!

Come and join us this week at Just Add Ink – we’d love to see what you create with Mae’s sketch!

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Lap of Luxury DSP (retired)
Ink: Basic Gray
Stamp Set: Petite Pairs
Other Products: Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Little Leaves Die, Fancy Flower Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch

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Narelle