Mojo Monday #387 & colourQ #282

Hey Everyone

Thought I would miss the cut off time for this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge, but luckily we have a long weekend and I was able to finish off my card with a few minutes to spare.  I love combining challenges and my go-to challenge for colours is colourQ. As soon as I saw their colours, I knew a vintage card was what I wanted to make.

Mojo387sketch

cqc282pic

Here’s my card:

Mojo387 & cqc282

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink Challenge #164

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Who loves a sketch challenge? Me!  Mae Collins, Just Add Ink’s sketch Queen, has given us one of my favourite sketches so far:

JAI164_Sketch

I’ve gone quite a bit vintage with my card this week.  I was initially thinking I would create a Mother’s Day card, but in the end I think the embellishments I added suited a Wedding card more. I never seem to photograph these colours really well but in real life the colours are more pronounced and my sentiment is clearer. I’m really happy with this card and am glad I have another Wedding card to add to my stash.

JAI #164 Narelle

Come and join us for this wonderful sketch – click here to take you Just Add Ink and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Products used:
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Fan Fair DSP, Newsprint DSP (retired)
Ink: Sahara Sand
Stamp Sets: Occasional Quotes (retired), French Foliage
Other Products: Vanilla Flower Trim, Basic Pearls, Heart Punch, Crimper, Bird Punch, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #66

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Tui is this weeks hostess over at Freshly Made Sketches.  She’s given us this great sketch that I know I’ll be using again. Thanks Tui!

FMS66sketch

I’ve done my Christmas cards for the year, so I’m making a head start on next years cards. I’ve combined a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Tree Trimmings with Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP for this one. Here’s my card:

FMS66

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #65 & Dynamic Duos #33

Hey Again Everyone

I’ve got another quick card for you tonight that I made for two challenges – Linda’s sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and for the colour challenge over at Dynamic Duos.

Here’s their inspiration pics:

FMS65sketch

DD33pic

Instead of a rectangle card as in the sketch, I’ve gone with a square card (hope that’s ok?).  Here’s what I came up with:

FMS65 & DD33

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #271 & Seize the Birthday Linky Party

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Gee I’ve had a busy weekend.  I’ve decided that I’ve gotten old – we had our work Christmas Party last night and I feel I could sleep for another two days to catch up on missed sleep (even though I only got home at 1am)!

Inbetween laying around on the couch for a lot of the day I made a card for this weeks Mojo Monday challenge and also for Lesley’s new challenge blog – Seize the Birthday.

Mojo271Sketch

Linky Party Badge

Here’s what I came up with:

Mojo271 & Seize the Birthday

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #147

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Trish is this weeks hostess at Just Add Ink – she’s given us the challenge to:

Just Add……Balloons

I decided to get out of my comfort zone and try some sponging on my card to create a scene for my masculine card and the hot air balloons.  I tried some different layering to my card (you know I love layers!) but ended up going quite simple because the main panel with my scene was enough.

JAI #147 Narelle

We would love to see you over at Just Add Ink this week – head over to the challenge and check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #269

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Mojo Monday has a fabulous challenge this week – to create either a round or square card with the following sketches:

I decided to go square (mainly because this was quicker to whip up than the round one!). Lazy of me, I know, but I’ve got work in the morning.  I’ve gone with a vintage card and dragged out Stampin’ Up!s Artistic Etchings and Established Elegance which have been neglected of late. Here’s what I came up with:

I’ve used Fan Fair Designer Series Paper as I think the papers in this pack are gorgeously vintagey.  I wouldn’t even have noticed this pack if it wasn’t for my good stamping friend LeAnne – she’s my enabler 🙂  She demonstrates how good they can look and I buy! It’s kind of like the movie Field of Dreams where they say “Build it and they will Come”.  Instead with me it’s “Demonstrate it and I will Buy”!  I’m a sucker for good products!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #36

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The Design Team at Inspired by Stamping have given us this great sketch to create our projects this week:

I’ve flipped the sketch on it’s side as it worked better for my layout.  The pink designer series paper that I’ve used is from a Stampin’ Up! one called Fan Fair and the newsprint paper is from a retired Stampin’ Up! one called Newsprint (I guess that was appropriately named!). I’m really liking the colour combo – Crumb Cake (or Kraft my non-Stampin’ Up! followers), Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla,  so this is what I’ve gone with.

Thanks for taking a look.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Newsprint DSP (retired), Fan Fair DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake Marker, Pink Pirouette Marker, Crumb Cake Ink
Stamp Sets: Because I Care (retired), Occasional Quotes (retired), French Foliage
Other Products: Window Framelits, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Button, Hemp Twine (retired)

Cheers

Narelle

My Mothers Day Card for my Mum

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It’s now safe for me to post the card I made for my mum for Mother Day as I’ve just given it to her – I didn’t want to spoil the surprise of this card because she regularly checks my blog.

My mum and I have a mutual love of vintage cards so of course I’ve gone vintage for her card.  Hope you have a special day Mum!!!

Thanks for taking a look.

Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #115 & Inkspirations #91

Good Evening Everyone

It’s a late post tonight, so I’m going to be quick.  I’m entering two challenges tonight – Pals Paper Arts – Falls / Thanksgiving and Inkspirations Sketch Challenge.

The colours I’ve used are Basic Black, Very Vanilla, More Mustard and Crumb Cake – all colours that I’ve taken from the inspiration photo below:

I then used the sketch from Inkspirations for a little guidance with my layout:

Here’s what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Newsprint DSP (retired)
Ink: Black Stazon, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: French Foliage, Occasional Quotes, Artistic Etchings
Other Products: Basic Pearls, Circle Punch, Button, Linen Thread, Circle Scissor, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon (retired)
See ya

Narelle