A Card for My Mum

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It was Mother’s Day a couple of weekends ago and as usual I stressed over making a card for my mum. My mum loves Stampin’ Up! as much as I do and I know she’d be happy with anything I gave her, but I always spend a little more time when creating her cards – just so she can see I put that little bit of extra love into them.  She loves my over-layered, tattered vintage-y cards, so this is what I made for her. You can’t get more worn than this mum!

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Cheers

Narelle

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Mojo Monday #440

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I love this sketch from Mojo Monday – it’s one that I will keep somewhere in my memory to use again.  Being on holidays without a huge amount of craft supplies, really makes it difficult when you decide to enter a challenge and find you didn’t have as much matching stuff packed as you thought. Next year I think I’ll make a list rather than shove everything in boxes at the last minute.

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My mum is on holidays with me and I decided to give her a bit of a watercolouring class (not that I’m overly good at it myself). I find colouring of any sort relaxing and there’s nothing more relaxing than being on a holiday and crafting at the same time!   Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #227

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Yep, it’s Wednesday and that means a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Take a look at the great sketch the fabulous Linda Callahan has created:

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Here’s my florally creation using Botanical Blooms Framelit Dies:

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As always, the Clean Team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #202

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It’s Wednesday, so that means it’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I just love this sketch that has been designed by my very talented friend Amy O’Neill.

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Black and white is the colour combo I’ve gone with today. If I’m ever in doubt of which colours to use, I always go back to a reliable combination.

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As always our team has created wonderful inspiration – so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and be inspired.  We would love for you to join us with our challenge.

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Cheers

Narelle

 

The Challenge #26 & SUO Challenge #117

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Don’t you just love it when you get a message or an email that makes you smile?  I got one last week from my good stamping friend – Lesley Croghan.  Lesley invited me to be a Guest Designer for her fabulous challenge called The Challenge for the month of March. I really do feel a bit spesh when I get her messages!

The Challenge is a challenge where every fortnight we are provided with a colour challenge and a sketch challenge.  You can choose to use either or you can use both.  I chose both as all the work is pretty much done for me – I just add the embellishments!

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To keep the variety in my cards, I’ve gone with a card with a young male in mind.  The designer series papers I’ve used are all off-cuts that I had laying around. I always feel good when I can finally put my scraps to good use.  I’m entering my card into this fortnights SUO Challenge as their challenge is to create a card for a teen.

TC26We would love for you to join us with this fortnights challenge.  Head over to The Challenge and check out the inspiration from the Design Team.

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Cheers

Narelle

 

The Card Concept #20

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I’m back with another card and this time it’s for the colour challenge at The Card Concept. Take a look at the inspiration pic:

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You’ll see these colours would work so well for a Halloween card but as I’ve only made a couple Halloween projects ever, I’ve decided to go with what I’m familiar with – a feminine florally card.  Can you tell I’m loving my blendabilities at the moment?  I’ve used another flower from Bloom with Hope for my card as this one lends itself so well to colouring.

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Come and join us this week at The Card Concept.  While you’re over at the challenge, check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #153

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It’s Wednesday so that means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Jennifer Brum has created this weeks sketch.  Love how quick this card came together with Jen’s fabulous sketch. Head over to her blog and check out her lovely creations.

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I really do love a circle on my cards – you probably already know this as I tend to use them on so many of my cards.  I inked up Stampin’ Up!s Four Feathers for the first time in two colours – Basic Black and Strawberry Slush.  I then fussy cut them out and placed them on my circle.  It was then that I decided to add a banner or two because I couldn’t help myself.  I really love how the speckles in these feathers matches the flecks in this paper I’ve used from Confetti Celebration DSP.

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Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the gorgeous inspiration from the Clean Team.

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Cheers

Narelle

The Card Concept #16

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Our challenge for you this fortnight at The Card Concept is to create a wedding card.  We have the following pretty picture to inspire you.

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I dug into my stash to retrieve some retired Stampin’ Up! designer series paper called Beau Chateau. Lots of playing went into my card and was really pleased with how it finally turned out (took me ages for me to be happy with this one!). Here’s my shabby wedding card.

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Head over to the challenge and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

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Cheers

Narelle

colourQ #250 & Mojo Monday #354

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You would think with me being on holidays for the last two weeks I would’ve had a chance to make heaps of cards for challenges, but somehow I went into total holiday mode and sat on the couch catching up on TV series and movies.  I got myself out of holiday mode today (my last day of holidays) and made a card for the colour challenge at colourQ and the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday.

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Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #338 & Merry Monday Challenge #101

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I’ve been a bit quite around here because I’ve been a tad busy lately.   Let me tell you – I’m missing my stamping time!

The challenges I’m entering my card into are Monday Monday’s sketch challenge and a challenge that I haven’t entered since I left their design team in August last year – Merry Monday.  I really miss the girls on the design team and also miss my regular Chrissy cards.  I’ve lost the hang of how to make a Christmas card so it took me a sec to get started today!

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MMC101picI really love these challenge colours together and have decided that my card kinda reminds me of wrapped present with my big gray bow. This ribbon is one I haven’t really used much of, so today was my opportunity to give it a go.  The trees are from a Stampin’ Up! set called Evergreen and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

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Cheers

Narelle