Freshly Made Sketches #141

Hey Everyone

It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week the lovely Cindy Hall is our sketch hostess and she’s provided this fabulous sketch.  I had so much fun creating my card and I know you’re going to love her sketch too!

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Strawberry Slush is a colour I don’t use much, so I decided it was time to bring it out of the back of the cupboard and give it a go.  I really love the drama of any colour with Basic Black so that’s the colour I’ve teamed Strawberry Slush with today.  I’ve gone with one of my favourite flower stamp sets – Stippled Blossoms – for my card.  My leaves are also from this stamp set and are stamped in Old Olive.

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I’m so lucky I made my cards for this weeks design team committments on Sunday. I wouldn’t have got them made if I left them until Monday.  The reason for this is because I had a fall on Monday and fractured my left radial head (a bone in my elbow) and I’m left handed! I’m sad to say I’m going to be out of action after tomorrows post for a little while – can you imagine how completely devastated about this? This post has taken forever to type with my non-dominant hand.

We’d love it if you can join us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  Head over to the challenge and have a look at the gorgeous inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #120

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We have a great sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  The lovely Rita Wright (my maiden name was Wright so I’m thinking we might be related 😉 – always wanted to visit Texas!) is our hostess and she has created one gorgeous sketch for us:

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I had the urge to use pink this week – Stampin’ Up!s Strawberry Slush in fact.  I tend to use lighter shades of pink like Pink Pirouette but I wanted to try a Strawberry Slush and Smoky Slate combo.  Glad I did because I really like it!  Here’s my card:

FMS120Come and join us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  The design team has created fabulous cards for inspiration so why don’t you head over to the challenge and check them out!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #101

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This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches is brought to us by the fabulously talented Linda.

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My niece came to see me a little while ago and told me she was having her first baby – of course I cried (I’m sure they’ll never let me forget that!).  I’ve use this weeks sketch to create a card for her baby shower.  The colours she’s having for her party are pink and purple so I’ve used some Strawberry Slush and Wisteria Wonder DSP and the stamp set I’ve used is a retired Stampin’ Up! one called A New Little Someone.  Here’s my card:

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Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Retro Sketches #75 & Friday Mashup #121

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I’m on a roll today as this is my second post.  I’m combining challenges again – this weeks sketch challenge at Retro Sketches and the inspiration challenge at The Friday Mashup.

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How cute is this polka dotted beetle?  I think I want one!  I just received a new Stampin’ Up! order and in it was my new In-Colour DSP stack.  I think this spotted Strawberry Slush DSP works well for the challenge.  The second part of this challenge is to use the word “Happy”.  This was an easy addition for me.

Here’s my card:

FM121 & RS75

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #304 & Pals Paper Arts #166

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I didn’t think I’d get a chance to play along with any challenges this weekend, but things just fell into place for me and in the end, I had heaps of time to play.  I decided to “go round” for Mojo Monday’s sketch challenge this week:

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Combining bright colours used to scare me but now I’m happy to play along with colour challenges that I would’ve once considered tricky.  Don’t know when that happened but I don’t consider myself a “neutrals” girl only anymore.  The DT at Pals Paper Arts have a pretty colour combo for us to try – here’s their inspiration pic:

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Here’s my card:

Mojo304 & PPA166

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle