Freshly Made Sketches #110

Hey Everyone

The lovely Rita has designed a fabulous sketch for us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  This sketch has so many possibilities and I can’t wait to see what you do with it.

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I decided to go with another masculine card to add to my stash.  Here’s what I came up with:

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The Clean Team have created gorgeous inspiration for you this week.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out their cards!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Cardabilities #84 & Inspired by Stamping 2nd Birthday Challenge & Seize The Birthday Challenge

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Cardabilities has a fabulous sketch that I couldn’t wait to play along with this weekend.

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How it is that you can lose a stamp set for 6 months and then it all of a sudden appears under the couch in my living room?  It happened to one of my Inspired by Stamping stamp sets called Elegant Flowers.  I just may be losing my mind as I don’t remember taking it from my craft room!  I’m entering my card into Inspired by Stamping’s 2nd Birthday Colour Challenge, their Birthday Theme Challenge and their Customer Gallery Challenge.

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I’m also entering my card into Seize the Birthday’s Anything Goes Challenge.  Here’s their inspiration pic:

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Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Royalty #181 & Deconstructed Sketch #106

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I’m back for the third time today! I’ve been having a wonderful play in my craft room.

The design team at Stampin’ Royalty have an inspiration picture challenge this week that I found would work well for a masculine card.

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I’ve combined the colours from the inspiration pic with this weeks sketch challenge at The Deconstructed Sketch.  Here’s Jen’s fabulous sketch:

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I’ve left the bow off from Jen’s sketch but have replaced it with a starfish that I moved slightly to the left.  Because the inspiration pic was very nautical, I’ve used Stampin’ Up!s Sail Away stamp set again.  You may not recognise a couple of the DSPs I’ve used.  I’m pretty happy with myself as I printed them off MDS.  The stripey one in the background is from a designer kit called Number One.  I’ve got no idea what the name of the burlap looking one is as when I went back to find the name of it, I couldn’t find it!  Oh well, it was one that was pre-loaded on MDS when I brought it. I was really chuffed with how they printed and know that if I have more time to look around MDS, I’ll be using it more often. Here’s my card:

SR181 & DS106

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #42

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I love sketch challenges – I’ve probably said that heaps of times – but I thought I’d say it again just in case you’re new to my blog.  I try and enter as many challenges as I can squeeze in, in my limited crafting time.

Freshly Made Sketches is one of my favourite sketch challenges as it makes me try a more “cleaner” style of card than I normally create.  Here’s this weeks sketch:

I’ve used this weeks sketch to make my monthly “man card” and tried my hand at making clouds for the first time (I think I’m technique challenged, so I’m making myself learn new things). I got so carried away with the clouds, I tried them out on my tag too! Here’s my card:

Thanks for taking a look.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Night of Navy DSP, Always Artichoke
Ink: Night of Navy, Always Artichoke
Stamp Sets: Up, Up & Away, Lovely as a Tree
Other Products: Scallop Circle Punch, Hemp Twine, Button, Tag Punches, Crop-A-Dile

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Sketch Challenges #3

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I’m on a roll – I’ve completed three out of three challenges for Lesley’s Merry Monday Sketch Challenges.  I may even end up with 50 cards by the time Christmas comes this year if I keep it up.  Here’s what I came up with this week:

Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used:
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Night of Navy DSP
Ink: Night of Navy
Stamp Sets: Bright Hopes, Bliss (retired)
Other Products: White Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearl, Dauber
See ya

Narelle