Freshly Made Sketches #241

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My wonderfully talented friend from NZ, Karren Johnson, is this weeks sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches.  She has created this very versatile and very cool sketch for us:

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It was only as I was taking a photo of my card to upload that I realised I used the same colours last week – oh well, I just love them together!  I initially had just the feathers from a Stampin’s Up! retired set called Four Feathers on my card.  I felt my card was a little naked so I whipped them off and stamped Off the Grid in the background, just to add a little something to all that white. I then added sequins because I’m addicted to them.  I think feathers and a grid stamp are a great combo. Here’s my card:

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The fabulously talented team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. So head over and check them out! We would love for you to join us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

 

Mojo Monday #410 & Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #96

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I was able to spend a little bit of time in my craft room this afternoon – this doesn’t seem to happen a lot lately but I’m hoping this will change as my son’s footy season finished yesterday! I get my Saturday’s back!!!  The card I’ve made is for two challenge – Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge and Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge.

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Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #274

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We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink.  This week our inspiration picture has been suggested by Trish. I am loving the neutral tones!

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As well using the neutral colours from the pic I also angled my Stampin’ Up! Go Wild DSP to create a pattern, kind of like the interesting pattern in the flooring (I think it’s flooring or it could be wall art!). Here’s my card:

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Our team have created wonderful cards to inspire you – so head over to Just Add Ink and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #180

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The wonderfully talented Jennifer Timko is our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Take a look at her great sketch:

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When I was packing for my holiday I thought I covered all colours ranges and had plenty of variety with my stamps, but when it came to making my card I realised how much stuff I left at home.  Here’s my card with my limited supplies:

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We would love for you to join us. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card.  While you’re there, take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the Clean Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #177

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I love that it’s Wednesday again and it’s time for a new challenge for you at Freshly Made Sketches. This week the ultra-talented Karren Johnson is our hostess.  If you haven’t been over to Karren’s blog, you need to, as she is the Queen of techniques and CAS cards.

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I’ve chosen one of my favourite colour combos at the moment for my card – Black, Gray & Yellow.  The feather and flower are from a Stampin’ Up! stamp set called A Happy Hooray. The sentiment is from Four You and the background stamps are from Gorgeous Grunge and Off the Grid (a retired Stampin’ Up! set).

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We would love for you to join us with this weeks fabulous sketch. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card.  While you’re there check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #344, The Deconstructed Sketch #190 & SUO Challenge #117

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Don’t you just love it when a card comes together with ease?  This was my card today.  I think it helps when you get inspiration from three different challenges – the colours from Create with Connie & Mary, the sketch from The Deconstructed Sketch and the “Create a Teen Card” from SUO Challenge.

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I love these funky colours for a teen card and of course it has to have bling! Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #383 & Pals Paper Arts #238

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Just a quick one tonight before I head off to bed.  My card is combined for this weeks sketch challenge at Mojo Monday and the colour challenge at Pals Paper Arts.

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I’m not much of a heart user, mainly because I don’t have any heart dies as yet.  My hearts are hand cut, except for the stamped one from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called I Heart Hearts.  I must remember to put the heart dies from Stampin’ Up! on my next order.

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #248

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It’s time for a colour challenge at Just Add Ink.  Take a look at the colour combo we have for you:

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I think I’m working out how to combine more than two colours a little more comfortably these days.  I find the best way for me is to start with a white background and then play with the colours until I manage to fit them all in.  One of the things I realised after helping my mum recently with her market is that I don’t have a huge supply of masculine cards.  I create the occasional one here and there but I need to make more of an effort to get her a supply of them.  If only I could repeat a card…. I could create 5 of the same card and have about 5 different designs for her.  It would make sense to do this while I have all the products out, but for some reason I just don’t do it.

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Come and join us with this great colour challenge. The design team have created fabulous and varied inspiration for you – take a look here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Cardabilities #88 & Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #88

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Instead of doing a bit of Christmas shopping today – I made a couple of cards….. My excuse for not going shopping is that the shops are too busy at the moment (although how would I know if I haven’t been shopping once yet?).  I will make the effort and go sometime during the week.

This card I’ve made is for two challenges – Cardabilities Sketch Challenge and Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

The Challenge #19

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I’m back with another card I made – this time I’ve combined both the sketch and colour challenge at The Challenge.

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The stamp sets I’ve used are retired Stampin’ Up! ones called Peaceful Petals and Off the Grid.  I love and quick and easy this card was to put together.  Here’s what I came up with:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle