Merry Monday Challenge #134 & Cardabilities #111

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Just a quick one tonight as a really good movie is about to start.  I had a chance to create one card on this busy weekend for a challenge so I combined it for two – this weeks Merry Monday Challenge and Cardabilities sketch challenge.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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I dragged out a retired Stampin’ Up! set for the baubles called Merry & Type. Once I heat embossed them with Silver embossing powder I gave them a bit of colour with my blendabilities.  I’ve used some retired brushed silver cardstock for the card base and I’ve teamed this with some DSP from All is Calm.

MMC134 & Cardabilities111

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Cheers

Narelle

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Merry Monday Challenge #69

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Lesley’s back from her July break so we’re back to sketch challenges at Merry Monday.  Here’s her fabulous sketch this week:

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I’ve gone with non-traditional papers for my card today and used some papers from Stampin’ Up!s Etcetera DSP. I’ve teamed them with Midnight Muse cardstock and used retired Stampin’ Up! stamp sets called Jolly Bingo Bits and Merry and Type.

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We’d love for you to join us in this weeks Christmas card challenge, so head over to Lesley’s blog and join in the Christmas card fun.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #47 & Stampin’ Royalty #160

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We have a fun challenge for you for this weeks Merry Monday Challenge

It’s Tic, Tac, Toe Time

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I’ve gone diagonal from the first tile, so that gives me – Blue, Colour with Markers and Ribbon.

I used the baubles from Merry & Type and coloured them in with my Baja Breeze and Midnight Muse Markers. The designer series paper I’ve used on the base of my card is a retired Stampin’ Up! one called Ski Slope. I’ve combined this with some current Midnight Muse designer series paper.  For the background on my main panel I stamped the log words from Open Sea in Baja Breeze for a different look.

I’m also entering my card into this weeks Stampin’ Royalty Challenge where their challenge is to use Polka Dots. You’ve gotta love Polka Dots! I think they work perfectly for a Christmas card.

Here’s my card:

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We’d love for you to join us so head over to Lesley’s blog and join in the fun. While you’re there, check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Merry Makers or click on their names below.

Lesley Croghan
Allisa Chilton
Bonnie Klass
LeAnne Pugliese
Nina Forsyth

Thanks for taking a look!

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #230

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It’s Thursday so that means a new challenge at Create with Connie & Mary.  This weeks challenge is to create a project using Champagne Glimmer Paper and Very Vanilla.  This was my first time using Champagne Glimmer Paper (in fact I purchased it just for this challenge!).

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I’ve gold heat embossed the trees from Evergreen as well as my sentiment from Merry & Type – I really like to mix my stamp sets, don’t I? Here’s my card:

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We’d love for you to join us this week at Create with Connie & Mary – head over to the challenge and check out what the design team have created this week!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Dynamic Duos #31 & Mojo Monday #270

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The Design Team over at Dynamic Duos have given us the challenge this week of using Certainly Celery and Real Red on our cards.  I don’t know how it happened but my card started out with poppies on it and somehow it turned into a Christmas card. As we’re allowed to use a neutral colour with the challenge colours, I’ve used my favourite designer series paper – Fan Fair DSP – I can’t stop using it!

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I’ve combined challenges for my card and have used the layout from this weeks Mojo Monday challenge.

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Here’s my card:

DD31 & Mojo270

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Cheers

Narelle

Dynamic Duos #28 & Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #34

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I’ve had such a wonderful day – my mum came over and played in my craft room with me all day! My mum lives just over an hour away from me so we don’t often get the whole day to  just do whatever we want, with no interruptions – thanks mummy for a fabulous day!

One of the cards I made today is for the gorgeous colour challenge over at Dynamic Duos this week.  I’ve also combined the colour challenge with this fabulous sketch over at Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge.

 

Here’s what I came up with:

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Cherry Cobbler Marker, Sahara Sand Marker
Stamp Sets: Watercolour Winter, Merry & Type
Other Products: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Basic Pearls, Spritzer Tool

Cheers

Narelle

Dynamic Duos #22 & Mojo Monday #260

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I’m back! Did you miss me? I’ve been on an almost 2 week holiday to one of my favourite places in Australia – Surfers Paradise.  For those who don’t know Australia, Surfers Paradise is a wonderful holiday destination that has beautiful weather (most of the time), gorgeous beaches and theme parks.  I jokingly told a friend recently that the only reason I had kids was so I could justify still going on rides at theme parks! That’s not the only reason I had them, I’m sure it was so they could complain to me about the road trip we took to get there – 2 days there and 2 days back! As wonderful as the holiday was, it’s nice to be home and back into my craft room.

Anyway, enough about me and now on to my card.  I made this card for the colour challenge at Dynamic Duos where their challenge this week is to create a project using Cherry Cobbler and one other colour of my choice. I’m also allowed to a neutral colour, so I’ve used Crumb Cake for this. I couldn’t find a Cherry Cobbler DSP that I wanted for my background so I’ve used this yummy Raspberry Ripple DSP, so I guess my colour of choice is Raspberry Ripple.

I’ve also combined the Dynamic Duos colour challenge with this awesome sketch from Mojo Monday.  I’ve gone with the square sketch this week.

Here’s my card:

Before I go, here’s a photo of the beach outside our resort looking back to Surfers Paradise.

And one of our resort pool (I miss it already!)

Thanks for taking a look.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #27

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Lesley’s back from her month long blogging break (hope you had a wonderful holiday Lesley) and has provided us with the following sketch at Merry Monday this week:

I attended our Heartfelt Stampin’ Event on Saturday and then realised when I got home that I hadn’t completed this card for the challenge.  This would be the fastest card I’ve made in ages. I’ve gone monochromatic (surprise, surprise!) for my card because they were the colours I had on my desk. Back to the Heartfelt Stampin’ Event – I had a fantastic time and finally got to meet some of my fellow Just Add Ink DT members – Tina, Christine & Jo. Thanks girls for taking me in and allowing me to hang with you all!

Here’s my card:

I hope you have time to check out this weeks challenge and the gorgeous project from the Merry Makers by clicking here – and hopefully you’ll have time to join in.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge – Something Different Week 1 & The Paper Players Challenge #102

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For the month of July we are doing something different at Merry Monday.  Lesley has given us the challenge to choose our favourite past Merry Monday sketch and use this for the month of July while she takes a well-deserved blogging break.  I’ve chosen the following sketch:

I’m also entering my card into The Paper Players – Christmas in July Challenge.

Here’s my card:

Check out the lovely cards the Merry Makers have created this week by visiting Lesley’s blog here.  Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #23

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This weeks Merry Monday Challenge threw me a bit this week.  I had no idea what I was going to use for the main panel – sometimes nothing seems to work.  Anyway after a 5 minute break I came back to it and tried again and came up with the following card.

Here’s this weeks Merry Monday sketch:

Here’s my card:

I hope you can play along with us this week.  The Merry Monday Makers have created some gorgeous projects – click here to take you to the challenge or click on the names below to take you to their blogs.

Lesley Croghan

Thanks for stopping.

Cheers

Narelle