Freshly Made Sketches #162 & SU Only Challenge #109

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It’s Wednesday again so that means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our fabulous sketch has been designed by the lovely Kim.

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I’ve dragged out an old Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Because I Care.  This card started with a me wanting to use a bee so I searched for a flower stamp that I could set my bee on. My little bee is from another retired Stampin’ Up! set – Nature Walk – and is coloured with blendabilities.  I’m also entering my card into the SU Challenge where the challenge is to create a Thank You/Thanksgiving card.

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We’d love for you to join us this week with our challenge.  Head over to the challenge and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Card In a Box Class

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I’ve been a bit quiet here for a about a week now as I have just attended Stampin’ Up!s South Pacific Annual Convention.  I’ve had a total ball and am completely beside myself because I’m soooooo tired.  I’m in desperate need of a sleep in.

The projects I’m sharing today are from a class that I held just before I came to convention.  My class girls requested a card in a box – hmmmmm.  I am yet to make one mainly because I’m not a fan of 3D stuff but succumbed because they really wanted it.  Here’s the link to the youtube video I followed to get the measurements for my card.  We also made a matching gift bag that we created out of an envelope.

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Here’s a close up of the card in a box.

 

 

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This is a photo of the card when it’s close flat.  I played with this for ages to try and get it as pretty closed as what it is when it’s opened.

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And finally, one of the gift bag.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Card Concept #7, The Deconstructed Sketch #144 & IBSIC #80

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I’m back with my second post tonight and this time it’s for The Card Concept.  Our challenge for you is to create a card with a butterfly theme – easy peasy right?

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I found a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Nature Walk that had a butterfly in it that reminded me of the butterfly in the inspiration pic.  The layout for my card is from this weeks Deconstructed Sketch and the colours I’ve used are from the colour challenge at Inspired by Stamping.

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Here’s my card:

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We’d love for you to join us at The Card Concept. Head over to the challenge and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #98

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It’s Wednesday so that means there’s a new sketch for you to try at Freshly Made Sketches.  Take a look at the sketch that the lovely Jen Mitchell has created:

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Jen creates some of my most favourite clean cards that I could only dream of creating.  I really do sigh when I see how she makes them look so easy to put together.  I was initially going try and create a card in her signature style, but I lost it and before I knew it, the layers piled on – I did try Jen!

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Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the lovely inspiration from the Design Team – you’re gonna love their cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink Challenge #165

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It’s Friday so that means a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  Christine is this weeks hostess and she’s given us the challenge to:

Just Add Woodgrain

I’ve never been a big woodgrain user on my projects and I’m pretty sure I’ve never used my woodgrain embossing folder at all.  I started out with a card for this challenge, then another card and then finally ended up with a vintage tag.  I will be so sad when my most favourite Stampin’ Up! stamp set – French Foliage – retires, but I’m sure I’ll still be using it on some challenges.  Because I use a lot of butterflies, for something different this time, I decided to add some cute little bees from Nature Walk

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Head over to Just Add Ink and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team. We’d love for you to join us, so why don’t you create a woodgrain project and link it up?

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #50 & Mojo Monday #284

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The challenge at Inspired by Stamping this week is to create a project using the following soft colours:

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I’ve combined challenges again and have made my card with this weeks Mojo Monday sketch in mind:

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I’ve been taking a look at my Stampin’ Up! stamp sets I haven’t used in a while. There’s a pile sitting there of about 20 stamp sets that I’m deciding whether or not to sell – I haven’t sold off any retired stamp sets as yet, I’m scared I may need them at some stage.!  One of the neglected stamp sets I have on my desk is Elements of Style. I LOVED this stamp set when I first got it so I’ve made the effort to use it today.   I’ve also made another card with it for a Design Team challenge that I will share later in the week.

For this card I thought the blossom would look nice in the background behind my birdcage so I used my markers to colour the image in Pear Pizzazz and Pretty in Pink.  I’ve used a retired Stampin’ Up! DSP called Beau Chateau as it fit nicely with the challenge colours. The bird cage is from Nature Walk and the butterfly is from Kindness Matters – both Stampin’ Up! stamp sets.  The sentiment frame is from an Inspired by Stamping set called Fancy Labels 18.

Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #33

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I’m back with another card using Stampin’ Up!s retired DSP – Bella Bleu.  I had it on my desk from my earlier card, so I thought I’d make use of it again.  I’ve made my card for Joanna’s sketch over at Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Bella Bleu DSP (retired), Very Vanilla
Ink: Midnight Muse
Stamp Sets: Nature Walk, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other Products: Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Little Leaves Die, Scallop Circle Punch, Framelits, Hemp Twine

Cheers

Narelle

Stamping 411 #264 & Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #17

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My card today has been combined for two challenges – Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge – here’s their sketch for this week:

And I’ve used the inspiration pic from Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge – where the colours we’re to use are light blue, light yellow and light pink as our main colours. I think I’ve achieved this….

How good do those cupcakes look???

Thanks for taking a look.

Cheers

Narelle

Vintage Grid Cards

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You might remember I made this card for a Mojo Monday Challenge a little while ago.

As you know I’m into everything vintage  – I think it must be my mum’s influence (she’s a bit vintage herself! – just kidding mum – love you!).  My stamp girls requested we make this card at a recent workshop.  Half the girls requested vintage and half requested a brighter combination of colours.  I chose Perfect Plum and Certainly Celery for the brighter colours and I thought I’d share this card with you tonight.

Even though I like this card – I’m still loving the vintage card better. Which one do you like?

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #122

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It’s Just Add Ink challenge time again! This week our challenge is to Just Add…. Delys Cram.  This week the Design Team choose one of the many gorgeous cards found on Delys’ blog and CASE it.  I’ve chosen this pretty card below – you can click here to take you to Delys’ original post.

One of the reasons I chose this card is because of the gorgeous colour combination – Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.  The layout Delys used also appealed to me and this is what I came up with:

So head over to Delys’ blog by clicking here, pick a project and join us at Just Add Ink this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle