Freshly Made Sketches #213

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I had no idea which stamp set I was going to use when I set out to create a card for my uber talented friend Amy O’Neill.  Amy’s talent has earned her the honour of becoming Stampin’ Up!s newest Artisan Design Team Member! Huge congrats Amy! Here’s her sketch for this weeks challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

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So I got my radio going and looked to my new stamp sets.  It then literally only took me about 2 minutes to decide colours and stamp sets and I was off.  Sometimes cards just come together with ease and other times I can sit and play with a card over two days. This card came together in no time – I think I banged it out in about 25 minutes and that included heat embossing my sentiment and bauble. It might’ve then taken a couple more minutes to stick it together.  Love it when it “just happens”!  All thanks to Amy’s great sketch.

Here’s my card:

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Our team has provided wonderful inspiration for you.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out their fabulous cards.  We would love for you to join us with our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

 

Merry Monday Challenge #104 & Cardabilities #97

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I ‘ve decided it was time to mark a start on my Christmas cards and what better challenge to enter than Merry Monday Challenge.  This week they have an interesting colour combo – I say interesting because, even though I’m a neutrals girls, I probably don’t combine slate/gray and kraft together very often.  I found I actually like this combo!

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The layout for my card came from this weeks fabulous Cardabilities sketch:

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Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday July Challenge – Week 4 & Retro Sketches #73

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It’s week 4 of Lesley’s Merry Monday Anything Goes Challenge.

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I’m missing Lesley’s sketches, so I found this weeks fab sketch at Retro Sketches to give me a hand with layout.  Love this sketch as it allows me to show off my DSP.  I used a retired Stampin’ Up! pack called Christmas Cocoa DSP.

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Here’s my card:

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We’d love to see your Christmas card creations, so why don’t you head over to Lesley’s blog and link up a card.  While you’re there you can check out the gorgeous cards the Merry Makers have created or you can click on their names below:

Lesley Croghan
Allisa Chilton
Bonnie Klass
LeAnne Pugliese
Nina Forsyth

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday July Challenge – Anything Goes!

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Lesley our very creative and very busy Merry Monday creator is taking a blogging break for the month of July.  So she has given us the following challenge that will be open for entire month:

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Yep, so for the month of July you can link up as many new cards as you want.  I’ll be creating my usual one a week and linking them up on a Monday.  I’m not organised enough to have created them in advance 🙂

I’ve used some new toys – a Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Mosaic Madness with it’s own matching punch.  You gotta love it when you get coordinating products that making stamping easy! This card was one of the quickest cards I’ve made once I decided what I was going to create.  I’m so used to Lesley’s sketches, it took me a sec to put a layout together in my head!

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We’d love for you to join us for this month long challenge.  Head over to Lesley’s blog and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Merry Makers!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #68

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It’s Monday, so that means another fabulous sketch for you to create a Christmas card at Merry Monday.

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I had these retired Stampin’ Up! papers – Cottage Wall DSP & Nursery Nest DSP – on my desk so it was easy for me to throw them together on my card. Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Head over to the challenge to join in the fun or you can click on the names below to see the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Lesley Croghan
Allisa Chilton
Bonnie Klass
LeAnne Pugliese
Nina Forsyth

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #65

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It’s Monday so that means another sketch at Merry Monday.

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So I have a confession – I’ve strayed from Lesley’s sketch this week.  I didn’t take my computer to my craft room when I made my card – I decided to go from memory and obviously my memory sucks as I forgot to add the strip down the side.  As I’d had a busy weekend and didn’t make my card until the last minute I couldn’t change my card – sorry Lesley! I promise to get it right next week!

Here’s my card:

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We’d love for you to join us at Merry Monday so head over to check it out by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #64

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I returned from my first ever Stampin’ Up! Convention last night and I am absolutely drained.  I don’t even know how to put everything that I experienced in to one post, so I’m just going to sum it up and say I had a ball! Have you ever laughed so much, you cried? That was me for most of the 5 days I was away.  I can’t wait for the 2014 South Pacific  Stampin’ Up! Convention in Melbourne (yay! – it’s in my home town!).

Now for the real reason for my post today – it’s Monday so that means it time for another sketch at Merry Monday! Lesley has given us this amazing sketch.

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When I first saw this sketch it puzzled me and then once I sorted out my DSP, my card just fell together.  The designer series paper I’ve used is from a retired Stampin’ Up! pack called Parisian Breeze and once again I’ve used the baubles from Ornament Keepsakes.

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You’re going to want to head over to Lesley’s blog and check out the fabulous cards the Design Team have created as I love them all!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #62

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Lesley has given us this fabulous sketch to create our Christmas cards this week at Merry Monday.

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I’ve gone really green with my card today – Gumball Green. The stamps sets I’ve used are from Bright Hopes and More Merry Messages.  The Gumball Green designer series paper is from a pack called Be of Good Cheer.

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Head over to the challenge to join in the fun or you can click on the names below to see the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Lesley Croghan
Allisa Chilton
Bonnie Klass
LeAnne Pugliese
Nina Forsyth

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #57

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Lesley has created yet another fabulous sketch for this weeks Merry Monday Challenge.

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I’ve gone with some retired Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper – Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP for my card. It’s been a while since I’ve used it on a card, so I thought I’d bring it out for this one. I used my blender pen and Real Red ink to colour in my poinsettia from Watercolour Winter.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Stampin’ Up!s More Merry Messages.

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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 Challenge. 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

Thanks for stopping by.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle