Freshly Made Sketches #92

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The very talented and lovely Jennifer Brum is this weeks sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches.  It took me a couple of goes to get started with this sketch but then it all just came together for me.

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One of the girls at work recently got married so I used her wedding as inspiration for my card.  Her wedding was one of the most elegant and glamorous weddings I’ve ever seen photos of, so that was the theme of my card.  Whenever I use this flocked DSP from a retired Stampin’ Up! DSP pack called Mocha Morning DSP, I think of wedding cards.  Here’s my card:

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We’d love for your to join us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  Head over to the challenge and while you’re there check out the gorgeous inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Merry Monday Challenge #50

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It’s time for another Merry Monday Challenge!  This weeks theme is Elegance.  Lesley’s challenge for us is to create an Elegant Christmas card.

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When I tried to think of what’s elegant, I automatically thought of Black and White – I figure you can’t go wrong with these classy colours. I heat embossed the Christmas bauble and my sentiment with Silver embossing powder to add that little bit of extra elegance. To finish off the card I added a large pearl and a big Satin bow.

Here’s my card:

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We’d love for you to join us this week – head over to Lesley’s blog and check out the gorgeous inspiration the Merry Makers have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #40

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I was just sitting here wording in my head what I was going to say in this post, when I realised I’d forgotten to let you know my news.  Lesley asked me if I’d like to stay on her Merry Monday Design Team until March!  Of course I said yes, so I’m a Merry Maker for a few more weeks – you’ll be seeing more Christmas cards for a while yet.   I’m happy to say I’ve kept my record of playing along with every challenge from the start of the year.  You should see my stash!

Anyway enough of my babbling – here’s Lesley’s sketch:

I’ve used my newbie Stampin’ Up! stamp set again – Watercolour Winter – love how easy colouring is when you use a two-step stamping set. Instead of two strips (like on Lesley’s sketch) I’ve torn my two strips of DSP to give it a more vintage look.  Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Head over to Lesley’s blog and be inspired by the gorgeous cards the Merry Makers have created this week!

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players Challenge #105

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My card that I’m sharing tonight is for the sketch challenge at The Paper Players this week.  Jaydee has come up with this fabulous sketch:

Here’s my card using my newest Stampin’ Up! stamp set – Stippled Blossoms – of course it’s going to be my favourite, until the next one comes along 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Mocha Morning DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Stamp Sets: Stipple Blossoms, Petite Pairs, Artistic Etchings
Other Products: Various circle punches, Basic Pearls, Spritzer Tool

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #127 & Reason to Smile for Mojo Monday #250

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It’s Friday so that means a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is to use the following colour palette to create our cards:

So as you’ve probably guessed I’m a huge lover of neutrals so when I saw the challenge was to use Basic Black, Whisper White and one other colour of my choice- I went straight to Crumb Cake as my other colour.  I’ve used the following fabulous sketch from Mojo Monday for my card:

This week I broke out my previously unused Reason to Smile stamp set for the first time. I’ve been holding on to this gorgeous flocked DSP from Stampin’ Up!s Mocha Morning DSP, but decided now was the time to use it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge – Something Different Week 2

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This is week 2 of Lesley’s month long Merry Monday Challenge for July.  While Lesley’s taking a well deserved blogging break we are holding the fort and creating one card a week from our favourite past Merry Monday sketch (click here to take you to the full list of sketches to choose from).  You can join in at anytime over the next three weeks – we’d love to see you play along.

I’ve chosen the sketch below to create my 4 different cards this month.  Click here to see my take on this sketch from last week.  This time I decided to change it up from a cleaner card and ended up going vintage with it:

Here’s my card:

Please check out what fabulous cards the Merry Makers have created and if you have time, we hope you can join in.

Thanks for taking a look.

Cheers

Narelle

21st Birthday Card

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I’m going to surprise you all with another post tonight and this time unbelievably it’s not for a challenge!  Shocking, I know.  It’s been ages since I’ve posted anything other than a card for a challenge.

My niece is turning 21 (don’t know where those years have gone!) so I’ve made her a card that hopefully matches the theme colours from her party – Black & Pink.

Here’s my card:

I’ve used Melon Mambo and Basic Black for her card – which is a slightly brighter combo than I would normally use! So I’ve gone with lots of layering, the balloons from Up, Up & Away and I found some white wire that I’ve curled and tied into the bow – along with a key, of course.  I’ve also added some bling because I know she loves everything bright and sparkly. Hope she likes it!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #27

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It’s that time where I make myself create another “man card”.  I’ve been pushing myself so I could have some in my stash and also because I make too many feminine cards. They’re coming to me a bit easier now that I’ve got into the swing of things.  I still miss the tizzying up when I make a  “man card”, so I have to think of extra things to use instead, e.g. twine, jumbo eyelets etc.

Lesley’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week gave me the opportunity to use Open Sea (again).

Here’s what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by.  Click here to take you to the challenge and check out what the other Design Team members have created.  If you have time, join in the fun.

Cheers

Narelle

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge #239

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I’m soooo loving holidays – I’ve got time to clean, do washing, cook and the best thing – make a card everyday! My card today is for the sketch challenge at Stamping 411 – click here to check out their challenge and if you’ve got time, join in!

Here’s my card – I’ve done another man card!:

And a close up of the anchor:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Mocha Morning DSP, First Edition DSP, Soft Suede DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Open Sea, Sail Away, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Other Products: Hemp Twine, Jumbo Brads (retired, so sad), Eyelet, Circle Punches, Distressing Tool, Crop-A-Dile, Circle Scissor

See ya

Narelle

The Paper Players Challenge #77 & Create with Connie & Mary #183

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All you need is love is the theme this week at The Paper Players Challenge.  I am so singing the song in my head right now.  My card isn’t necessarily a Valentine’s Day card, but a card you could give to someone to let them know you are thinking of them and that you care.  My card is also made with the challenge colours at Create with Connie & Mary this week.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

This card was chosen as A Cut Above as The Players this week.

And this card was featured on My Craft Picks this week – click here to take you to Tiffany’s blog to check it out.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Mocha Morning DSP, Pool Party DSP, Pool Party, First Edition DSP, Blushing Bride
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride
Stamp Sets: Nature Walk, Short & Sweet, Kindness Matters
Other Products: Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Wide Oval Punch, Circle Punch

See ya

Narelle