Freshly Made Sketches #201

Hey Everyone

We had an amazing 340 entries for our 200th challenge at Freshly Made Sketches last week. Even though I didn’t get time to comment on every card, I saw every one of your cards and applaude your creativity.   It’s my turn to design our sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Here’s what I came up with:

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I’m working on my Christmas cards early so I won’t have to rush when December comes.  I came up with the following simple card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Mojo Monday #411

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The card I’m sharing today is for this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge.  Take a look at their fab sketch:

 

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I’m going through a star phase – can you tell?  I’ve used a retired Stampin Up! set called Simply Stars and my sentiment is from Remembering Your Birthday. I’ve also stamped a bit of washi tape from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Tape It.  Here’s my card:

Mojo411

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #200

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It’s here!!! It’s our 200th Challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  For this special celebration we have sponsors donating wonderful prizes. Take a look at all the amazing sponsors below – they have truly made this challenge into something special!

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Here’s our sketch for you to create your card.  This sketch can be interpreted in so many different ways (as is shown by the fabulous inspiration from the Clean Team and all of the Design Team members from the sponsored companies).

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I had a day off work last week and I think I spent half the day trying to put a card together. Instead of a straight line through the middle of the sketch, I cut my cardstock on an angle just for something different.  I know I have a few more layers on my card than what is on the sketch, but if you know my cards, you’d know how hard it is for me to keep the layers to a minimum.

The colour combo I’ve used is Whisper White, Basic Black and Coastal Cabana.  My “Thanks” sentiment is from Stampin’ Up!s Greetings Thinlits and is cut twice and glued together. I then added a layer of Crystal Effects to give it a glossy finish – it’s a bit hard to see the glossiness in my photo but it’s there.  The “To a Good Friend” sentiment is from Stampin’ Up!s Happy Birthday Everyone set.  The DSPs I’ve used are Stampin’ Up! packs.  The Basic Black paper is from Everyday Chic DSP and the Coastal Cabana papers are from a retired stack called Fresh Prints DSP Stack. And lastly the butterfly is from Butterfly Basics.

Here’s my card:

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We have loads of inspiration for you over at Freshly Made Sketches, so head over and take a look.  We can’t wait to see what you create! Good luck with the prizes!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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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:

Mojo410 & IBSIC96

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Posted in By Stamp Set - Garden in Bloom, By Stamp Set - Petite Pairs, By Stamp Set - Summer Silhouettes, By Theme - Female Cards, Challenge - Inspired by Stamping, Challenge - Mojo Monday | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Freshly Made Sketches #199

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Happy Wednesday!  We have a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and this week my oh-so-creative stamping friend from NZ, Karren Johnson, is our sketch hostess.

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I had no choice but to make a shaker this week as my mum came on Sunday and wanted me to show her how to make one.  And as I always do what my mum tells me (well, most of the time) I set about using this weeks sketch to show her how they’re made.  You will see I have strayed slightly from the sketch to please my mum (and to hold my sequins in). I’m hoping Karren will be ok with this.

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We would love you play along with us this week – so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the wonderful inspiration from the Clean Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Mojo Monday #409

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I make a card for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge and forgot to post it until now!  I swear I’m losing my memory!

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I’m all about quick and easy these days. I think I’ve forgotten how to make a shabby/vintage card! The stamp set I’ve used is a Stampin’ Up! one called Garden in Bloom and the sentiment is from Petite Pairs. Here’s what I came up with:

Mojo409

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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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

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Freshly Made Sketches #198

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We’re on the countdown until our 200th challenge at Freshly Made Sketches – only a couple more to go and you can join in the fun and possibly win a prize from one of our many sponsors!

Our sketch hostess at FMS this week is the wonderfully talented Cindy Lovell.  Cindy has created a really cool sketch – take a look:

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I don’t make a lot of man cards but now this is my second one in a row. Two in a row means I’m on a man card roll I think! I also have to say how much I love Tip Top Taupe – it’s my new favourite colour!

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Our team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #197

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This week the wonderfully talented Jen Brum is our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches. Jen creates extremely striking cards that always catch my eye – head over to her blog and check out her lovely cards.

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A quick and easy man card using Stampin’ Up!s Amazing Birthday. Here’s my card:

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Our team has created wonderful inspiration for you – so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

You will notice that we are coming up to our 200th Challenge.  So to celebrate we have organised sponsors and prizes – you won’t want to miss out on the fun!

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #272

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It’s time for another challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge was suggested by Di.  Di’s challenge for us is to:

Just Add Butterflies

As I said in my recent post I’ve been a bit sick with man-flu.  My 18 year old has been sick for over a week and even though he’s over 6 foot, he still needed me for a hug and passed on his illness to me. As I was feeling sorry for myself I didn’t want to spend too long in my craft room so I’ve gone with a clean and simple butterfly card. The Stampin’ Up! stamp sets I’ve used are Wild About Flowers and Watercolour Wings.

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Our team has created wonderful projects to inspire you – head over to Just Add Ink and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Posted in By Stamp Set - Watercolour Wings, By Stamp Set - Wild About Flowers, By Theme - Female Cards, Challenge - Just Add Ink | Tagged , , | 2 Comments