Freshly Made Sketches #321

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I’m back today with a card for the latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by Jen Brum – my friend who creates gorgeous clean cards with striking colour combinations.  Here’s her great sketch:

I have a great niece (that I love to bits) who is going to turn 2 soon, so I used Jen’s layout to create her birthday card.  I’ve been hanging to use Perfect Pandas and thought Jen’s was a perfect opportunity to give these sweet panda’s some ink. The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Bundle of Love Speciality Designer Series Paper.

The number 2 that I stamped in the balloon is from a retired Stampin’ Up! set call Memorable Moments.  The 2 fit perfectly in my balloon.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created wonderful cards that will definitely inspire you.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at their cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

My Mummy’s 70th!

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This week my mum has turned the big 70!  My mum is a huge lover of my vintage-y type cards so I made her this card to celebrate her special day.

 

The colours I’ve used on my card are Mint Macaron (oh I will miss this colour), Basic Black, Powder Pink, Crumb Cake and of course Whisper White.  The designers series paper I’ve used is now retired.  It’s from Urban Underground Specialty DSP.  The flowers, as you will have seen from the many times I’ve used it, is from one of my favourites and now retired sets called Penned & Painted.  The sentiment and numbers are from Memorable Moments.  The diecut leaves are made with Flourish Thinlits.  I had lots of fun going back to dirty and tatty edges with this card.  Anything for my mum!

Here’s my card:

Happy Birthday Mummy!  Hoping you have another fabulous 70 years ahead!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Card Concept #32

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When I first saw the colours for this weeks Card Concept challenge, I wondered how I was going to make them work for a Shabby Chic card – but once I found the right DSP my card just fell together. Love it when that happens!

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Here’s what I came up with:

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We would love for you to join us with our challenge.  Head over to The Card Concept and take a look at the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #364 & Stampin’ Royalty #247

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I’m going to be quick with this post as I’m just managing to sneak in my card for Mojo Monday’s sketch challenge before it closes in 1/2 hour.  I’ve combined it with the pretty inspiration challenge from Stampin’ Royalty.

Here are their pics:


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I had another go at using my blendabilities again today.  I have to say – they’re growing on me.  Bloom from Hope is the perfect stamp set if you want a bit of practice at colouring.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Memorable Moments.  I really like the script font in these words.  Here’s my card:

Mojo364 & SR247

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Cheers

Narelle

ColourQ Challenge #222 & Cardabilities #90

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I’ve been asked to make a couple of cards for one of my friends at work – one being a card for her sisters 30th birthday.  The cards aren’t needed until I go back to work on 29th January, but I thought I would make a start on them.  I looked around for some inspiration and found the colour challenge at colourQ and the sketch challenge at Cardabilities would work perfectly for her sisters card.

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The cardstock I’ve used is from a Stampin’ Up! pack called Modern Medley DSP as well as some retired Brushed Gold cardstock.  I love the balloons from Stampin’ Up!s Up, Up & Away as they’re great to make a big bunch of birthday balloons.  The numbers come from a set called Memorable Moments. I’ve heat embossed the balloons and numbers in black and gold to make them shiny. I’ve also added some curled white craft wire to the balloons to add some extra interest.  You may be wondering where the Going Gray is, but I managed to sneak it in by stamping Gorgeous Grunge in the background.  To finish the card off, I’ve added a big black satiny bow.

CQ222 & Cardabilities90

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Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #178 & Mojo Monday #318

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I’ve finally had a chance to enter a challenge! I’ve had a bit of a busy couple of weeks and haven’t had much of a chance to play…..until this afternoon.  The card I’m sharing today is for two challenges actually – the colour challenge at Pals Paper Arts and the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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Not a colour combo I’ve tried before.  In the past colour challenges like these used to frighten me off, but now I look forward to giving them a try.  I used to call myself a “neutrals girl only” and even though I do love my neutrals, I think I can confidently add colour to them now! Here’s my card:

PPA178 & Mojo318

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday Challenge #296

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The card I’m sharing today is for this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge.

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My mum has just had a birthday so I’ve used this weeks Mojo sketch to create a card for her.  I gave the card to her last night so now I can safely put it on my blog without spoiling the surprise.  I’ve gone a bit vintagey for my card as we both have the same love for this style.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Fan Fair DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink: Midnight Muse, Sahara Sand
Stamp Sets: Secret Garden, Memorable Moments, Take a Ticket Wheel
Other Products: Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Little Leaves Die

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #249

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The Design Team at Create with Connie & Mary have given us a fabulous sketch this week – one that appealed to my over-layered style!

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With our Australian Stampin’ Up! catalogue changing soon, I’ve been taking a look at what stamp sets I do and don’t use anymore.  Established Elegance was in the “don’t use” pile but seeing as it was one of my favourite stamp sets, I don’t think I can part with it. I decided I wanted to use it on my card today as I’ve been going overboard on flowery cards.

Here’s my card:

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Beau Chateau, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand
Ink: Sahara Sand
Stamp Sets: Established Elegance, French Foliage, Memorable Moments
Other Products: Vanilla Flower Trim, Window Framelits, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Bird Punch

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #70

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Rita from Freshly Made Sketches has given us this gorgeous sketch to create our cards.  This sketch is perfect for clean cards and this is what I’ve tried to do today.

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Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Products used:
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP, Fan Fair DSP
Ink: Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red
Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor, Memorable Moments, Summer Silhouettes
Other Products: Labels Framelits, Basic Pearls, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary #235

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Didn’t you just love the colour combination we were given at Create with Connie & Mary last week? Midnight Muse, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White will be a combination that I will be using again for sure.

This week we have a sketch for you to try:

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I’ve gone with yet another feminine, vintagey, rolled rose and hand dyed seam binding card – but I’m really loving this type of card at the moment!

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Head over to the challenge and check out the gorgeous inspiration the Design Team have created.  While you’re there, we would love for you to join us for this sketch challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Fan Fair DSP
Ink: Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette
Stamp Sets: Papaya Collage, Memorable Moments
Other Products: Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Circle Punches, Spritzing Tool

Cheers

Narelle