Stampin’ Royalty #199 & Mojo Monday #316

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You all probably know by now that I’m a lover of neutrals so when I saw the inspiration picture at Stampin’ Royalty I fell in love and knew immediately what I was going to create.  I’ve used the sketch from this weeks Mojo Monday challenge for my layout.

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My friends daughter made her debut last night and I wanted to make her a card.  I love the elegance of white/cream with black and it kind of reminded of the elegance  of a debutantes dress paired with her partners black suit.  Here’s what I came up with:

SR199 & Mojo316

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Cheers

Narelle

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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

Pals Paper Arts #160 & Cardabilities #76

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Gee I  love a four day weekend!  I’ve had so much time to play around in my craft room and I even got all my cleaning done – except for folding the washing.  I’m hoping it will fold itself!

The card I’ve made today is for two challenges. The Design Team at Pals Paper Arts have this pretty colour challenge.

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And the Design Team at Cardabilities have the following sketch challenge.

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Whenever I see Gumball Green I have it in my head that it’s a colour more suited towards Christmas cards, but I have to say I actually like it teamed with Primrose Petals – not Christmasy at all! Here’s my card:

PPA160 & Cardabilities76

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Products Used:
Cardstock: Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals DSP
Ink: Primrose Petals, Gumball Green
Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor, Occasional Quotes (retired)
Other Products: Basic Rhinestones, Window Framelits, Little Leaves Die, Scallop Edge Punch

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #168

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Just a quick one tonight as I’m running really late with posting this.  Our hostess at Just Add Ink this week is Mae.  She’s designed this very versatile sketch.

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I’ve flipped the sketch on it’s side to create my card – here’s what I came up with:

JAI #168 Narelle

We’d love for you to join us this week at Just Add Ink – head over to the challenge and link up a card.  While you’re there check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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:

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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.

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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

Dynamic Duos #50 & Retro Sketches #61

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The Design Team at Dynamic Duos have a pretty colour combination for their challenge this week:

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I know I’ve ever combined Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride together before, so to give me a little bit of help with layout I’ve combined the colour challenge with this fab sketch at Retro Sketches:

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I went hunting through my piles of DSP to find the striped Blushing Bride DSP I used (it doesn’t really show up well, but it is Blushing Bride).  I then used some Calypso Coral DSP from my barely used DSP stack – I might need to start making more cards using those particular In Colours.  Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #79

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The very creative Rita is this weeks hostess at Freshly Made Sketches.  She has created this fabulous sketch for us:

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I haven’t used Midnight Muse in a while, so I decided to pull it out for my card today.  I think I may be the last demonstrator in Melbourne to open my Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration DSP Sycamore Street.  After I cracked it open I found this pretty patterned Summer Starfruit paper.  I’ve teamed it with the Summer Starfruit flowers and Midnight Muse leaves from Stampin’ Up!s Summer Silhouettes.

Here’s my card:

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Come and join us this week for Rita’s fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  While you’re at the challenge blog, check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #78

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Sketches challenges are my favourite! Jen M is this weeks hostess at Freshly Made Sketches and she has created this fabulous sketch.

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I mentioned on Sunday that I’d made another card using my Elements of Style stamp set, so that’s what I’m sharing with you today. I stamped the image twice, one for the main panel and for the second one I coloured in the flowers with my blender pen and More Mustard Ink, fussy cut them out and raised them up.  Can you tell I like to give my cards dimension?

Here’s my card using Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP again:

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Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out the gorgeous inspiration the Clean Team have created this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #242

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The card I’m sharing with you today is for this weeks Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  Our challenge is to create a project using the following colours:

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These colours are waaaaaay brighter than what I would normally combine but it just so happens that I have a niece who’s having a birthday soon, so I decided these colours would be perfect for a young miss birthday card.  I also wanted to make something other than a feminine florally card as I think I overload you with them!  Notice there’s no seam binding or distressing on this card? 🙂

The spotted Designer Series Paper I’ve used is from Stampin’ Up!s Print Poetry Designer Series Stack. It showcases our current in-colours beautifully. I’ve combined it with Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit Designer Series paper.  As I don’t really have a lot of age appropriate stamps (most of mine are flower stamp sets), I’ve opted for butterflies.  I hope she likes them!

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Head over to Create with Connie & Mary and check out the gorgeous inspiration the Design Team have created this week!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #74 & Stampin’ Royalty #164

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Allisa is this weeks hostess at Freshly Made Sketches – this is her “go-to” sketch. I was really pleased with how quickly my card came together and it was all because of Allisa’s fabulous sketch!

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The colours for my card are from this weeks pretty colour combination over at Stampin’ Royalty.

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Whenever I see a colour challenge with black it in, I always want to reach for this striking paper from this Stampin’ Up! Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP. As we only get two sheets of it in each pack, I’m finding I only have off-cuts left.  It’s been pretty much the only paper I’ve used out of this pack as Halloween’s not really big in Australia.  I need to find other uses for the left over papers – that’s my next mission!  Anyway, now on to my card:

FMS74 & SR164

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Melon Mambo
Stamp Sets: Secret Garden, Occasional Quotes (retired)
Other Products: Basic Pearls, Basic Black Satin Ribbon (retired)

Cheers

Narelle