Freshly Made Sketches #256

Hey Everyone

We have a new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer this week is the wonderfully talented Jennifer Timko.  Jennifer’s cards are lovely and clean – head over to her blog and be prepared to be inspired.

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Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper has some gorgeous papers in it.  I chose this stripe-y-watercolour- like paper to use as a banner.  I dragged out Summer Silhouettes – it’s my all-time favourite leaves stamp and inked it up in Pear Pizzazz.  The flowers are from a set called Swirly Bird and I’ve stamped them in Dapper Denim and Peekaboo Peach – a combination I think is really sweet together.

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The talented Clean Team have created gorgeous inspiration for you, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

June Workshop

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I usually only hold about 6 workshops a year.  Mainly because I work a 9-day fortnight and don’t get a lot of time to prepare for them when my weekends are generally full with boring grocery shopping and even more boring cleaning and laundry stuff.  I’m holding a class this weekend and thought I would share the cards that I have made.  You’ll notice I tried to simplify them.  Well, as simplified as I can get. I wanted to show the group that you don’t have to use a huge amount of designer series paper to get impact on your cards.  In fact, I’ve only used a smidge on each card.  I can see that Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper is going to be a favourite of mine.

My first card is using some new products from Stampin’ Up!s 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue.  I’ve used Swirly Scribbles Thinlits that match Swirly Bird stamp set.  I just love how easy these products are to use.  The colours I’ve used (and carried over to most of my other cards) are Basic Black, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum.

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These little scribbles dies are pretty versatile.  I decided to create a wreath with my next card and added some flowers stamped in Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum.  I then added a black banner sentiment from Time of Year.

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For my third card, I wanted a quick and easy card in case we are running out of time.  Even though Picture Perfect was in a previous catalogue I didn’t actually purchase it until now.  I saw so many cards with this pretty flower on it and decided I needed it – as I often do.

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And lastly, I thought we could finish off our day with a man card.  The starfish in Picture Perfect is perfect for a masculine card and although I was keeping to the theme of Flirty Flamingo or Sweet Sugarplum, I decided to leave those two colours off this card.  I stamped the watercolour-type stamp from Timeless Textures in Crumb Cake behind my starfish and added the wave-like die cut from Scribbles Thinlits.

 

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #135

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Happy Friday!  We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week is a sketch challenge.  Tina has designed this fab sketch for us:

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I’ve gone with a butterfly as the focal point on my card and stamped and then fussy cut some leaves from Summer Silhouettes.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Stampin’ Up!s Four You.  Here’s my card:

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Our team has provided wonderful inspiration for you.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #307

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our colour challenge was suggested by Kim. I am totally loving these colours.

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Lotsa layers on my card.

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Come and join in our colour challenge at Just Add Ink.  Head over to the blog and be inspired by the wonderful creations the Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #290

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink today.  Our pretty colour challenge has been suggested by Chantell. I can’t wait to see what you create with this combo.

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Whenever I need to combine more than a couple of colours, I’ve found the easiest way is to start with a white background.  I managed to squeeze the majority of the challenge colours on to my card by stamping stripes from Stampin’ Up!s Work of Art set.  I then only had to add some flowers and the final challenge colour, green, for my leaves.  I have used a black sentiment (not a challenge colour) but a black sentiment stood out better.

Here’s my card:

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The girls at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous inspiration for you – head over to the challenge and take a look.

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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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Cardabilities #104 & colourQ #252

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I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend – I know I am!  It’s challenge time! The challenges I’m entering my card into today are the sketch challenge at Cardabilities and the colour challenge at colourQ.

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I was so tempted to go Christmas with my card but I resisted as I’m not quite in the mode of Christmas card making yet.  Instead I’ve gone with a shabby flowery card.  The Stampin’ Up! stamp sets I’ve used are Dictionary, Everything Eleanor, Summer Silhouettes, Itty Bitty Banners, Gorgeous Grunge & Tape It.  Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #223

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Not sure what happened with my post below but for some reason it didn’t go live on Friday – so here it is a couple of days late.

This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is a sketch challenge.  Take a look at this fab sketch:

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I love a circle card but don’t make them often enough – mainly because they can be a bit fiddly and take a bit longer to cut than a normal shaped card.

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Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team.  While you’re there, why don’t you link up a card?

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Cardabilities #100 & Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #82

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My mum had a birthday on the weekend so to get me inspired to create her card I used the layout from the sketch at Cardabilities and combined it with the colour challenge at Inspired by Stamping.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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The flap at the top of the sketch gave me the idea to create a pocket so I could stash some money in there as part of her present (just in case she wanted to buy some Stampin’ Up! products!). The flowers I’ve used are from Everything Eleanor and the leaves are from Summer Silhouettes.  I’ve added a bit of washi from Stampin’ Up!s Tape It and the sentiment is from Express Yourself.  The honeycomb background is something I learnt how to create at convention.  Something I’ve never done before is ink up an embossing folder and used it as a stamp.  I love this effect so I know I’ll be doing it again.

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #215

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We have a fabulous colour challenge at Just Add Ink this week courtesy of Mae.

JAI215pic1Every time I tried to photograph my card it looked wonky – I think my tilted panel was making my view skewed.  I’ve gone for a cleaner style of card with more of a white background than I usually go for.  Not sure if you’d call this style clean and simple, but that was what I was trying to achieve.

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The Design Team have created gorgeous cards this week – head over to the blog and check out their creations.  While you’re there why don’t you join us with this fun colour challenge at Just Add Ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle