Freshly Made Sketches #208

Hey Everyone

I love Wednesday’s as that means it’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. Our designer for this wonderful sketch is none other than the fabulously talented Cindy Hall. Head over to her blog and check out her lovely creations.

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Here’s my card:

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Our team has provider gorgeous cards to inspire you so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out. Why don’t you play along this week?

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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The Card Concept #36

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I really love challenges as they make me try different colour combos that I would never usually try.  Take a look at the fab inspiration pic we have for you at The Card Concept.

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I tried a new-to-me technique – the emboss resist technique.  I heat embossed Stampin’ Up!s En Francais with Clear Embossing Powder.  I then sponged Slate Gray and Morning Meadow ink in patches and then wiped away the excess with a paper towel.  I then set about fussy cutting (gee did they take time!) the fern fronds and flower from Butterfly Basics.  Here’s my card:

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We’d love for you to join us with our challenge. Head over to The Card Concept and link up a card. While you’re there, take a look at the wonderful inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Card Concept #33

Hey Again Everyone

I’m back with a second card tonight.  This time I have created a card for this fortnight’s challenge over at The Card Concept.  Here’s our inspiration picture for you:

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I to’d and fro’d with this colour combo for ages.  In the end I found the best thing to do was to walk away and come back a day later. I completely threw out the ideas I originally had and started from scratch and my card came together in less than 1/2 hour.  I really love the patterns and shapes in this picture so I tried to carry them over to my shabby card. You may not be able to see it but my pink circle DSP has a subtle chevron pattern to it. It was really hard to photograph.

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We would love for you to join us with this challenge – head over to The Card Concept and link up a card. If you need a little inspiration, take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #258 & Mojo Monday #392

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This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink was suggested by Rochelle – take a look at the pretty colours she has given us to use:

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As colour challenges still scare me, I searched around for a sketch that I could use for the layout.  This weeks Mojo Monday sketch really appealed to me.

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I finally put in a Stampin’ Up! order and just received Butterfly Basics.  I really love this pretty flower.  I can see it’s going to be my go-to flower stamp for a while. Here’s my card:

 

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We would love for you to join us with this weeks colour challenge. For some inspiration, head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the cards the Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #169

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week the lovely Jennifer Timko is our hostess – she is not only a talented card marker, she also creates fabulous sketches that make my cards come together in no-time. Truthfully it was one of the easiest cards I’ve thrown together in ages.

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Here’s my card:

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We would love for you to join us this week so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card.  While you’re there, take a look at the gorgeous inspiration (as always) from the Clean Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Deconstructed Sketch #164 & Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #85

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After a bit of a slow start to my Sunday morning I headed out to my craft room to get myself inspired to create a card.  Sometimes cards just come together with ease and this was one of those cards.  The challenges I used to inspire me are The Deconstructed Sketch and Inspired by Stamping

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I absolutely love this sketch of Jen’s. The layers are so me! The Stampin’ Up! stamp sets I’ve used are Happy Easter (don’t think I’ve actually used these tulips for an Easter card) and my sentiment is from a retired set called Simply Sketched. Here’s my card:

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I got on a bit of a roll and even created a second card (which is a bit unusual for me!).  Must’ve been a bit gee’d up after a chat to a friend on Facebook this morning. ❤  I’ll be back later with that card once I fix it up a bit.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #144

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I’m back!!! It feels like forever since I’ve been into my craft to do anything other than stare at my desk and wonder how long it would take for me to stamp again.  The fracture is healing well so I thought it was time to try and make a card.  I really wanted to have a go at Karren’s great sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, so I ignored my twingy elbow.

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I was given good advice by my fellow FMS DT member Jennifer to keep my fussy cutting to a minimum so that was what I attempted to do – as you can see, keeping it to a minimum didn’t quite work! I finally put in an order for Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities and this is my first attempt at using them.  I think I should’ve been doing a bit of research on how to use them in while I haven’t been able to create – think I’ll do that as I’m now off work for the next week and a half.

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We’d love for you to join us this week at Freshly Made Sketches – head over to the challenge and check out the inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle