Freshly Made Sketches #196

Hey Everyone

Our sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week has been designed by the very talented Cindy Hall.  Cindy creates gorgeous cards – you’re going to want to head over to her blog and check them out.

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As you can see I have strayed a tad from the sketch – I hope Cindy doesn’t mind too much!  The reason for my straying is because my son was sick over the weekend which is my usual crafting time. I ending up taking him into hospital on Saturday where he received fluids and we were stuck there for 5 hours (I imagine we would’ve stayed longer if I didn’t work there and get a bit of special treatment).  I then got sick on Sunday and when I sat down to create a card – nothing came to me! I did originally start off with a rectangle panel, like the sketch, but my fuzzy head just couldn’t figure out what to put on it. So in the end I used my star framelit to cut out a star in the white cardstock, shoved a heap of sequins under some window sheet, added some shaker tape and created a shaker card.  No fussy cutting from me for once! Here’s my card:

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The Clean Team have provided wonderful cards to inspire you – so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #271

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We have a new sketch for you at Just Add Ink and this week I’ve designed the following sketch:

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I’ve used a new-to-me Stampin’ Up! stamp set called You’ve Got This and tried my hand at lightly watercolouring it.  The designer series papers I’ve used are from Bohemian Designer Series Paper.

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Our team has created gorgeous inspiration for 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 #195

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Whenever I need a little inspiration to create a card, I find a a great sketch as my starting point.  Like this weeks fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches that’s been designed by the talented Kim Singhdahlsen. This one’s a keeper for sure!

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I created this card for one of the girls at work who is retiring after being with us pretty much forever. I love it when a card comes together with ease. I was able to bang this one out in less than 1/2 an hour (that’s pretty good for me!).  The image and sentiment I’ve used are from Stampin’ Up! Hostess sets called Best Thoughts and Happy Birthday Everyone.  The “Thanks” sentiment is made with a die from Greetings Thinlits. The designer series papers are from Everyday Chic DSP.  I think I have every Black & White/Cream DSP pack that Stampin’ Up! has made!

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The team has (as always) created wonderful cards to inspire you – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #270

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This weeks Just Add Ink inspiration pic is all about Christmas.  If you’re like me and leave everything until the last minute, this challenge will hopefully inspire you to get going early on your Christmas projects.

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I received my Stampin’ Up! Gift Bag Punch Board a few weeks ago and thought it was time to give it a go.

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While I had the papers and stamp sets out, I decided to make up some simple gift cards to go with my gift bag. They measure 7cm x 7cm when made up.  They are busy, but not as busy as my gift bag as people don’t tend to keep gift cards and I didn’t want to waste the ribbon or bling!

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Our team has created gorgeous inspiration for you – so head over to Just Add Ink and check them out. While you’re there, we would love you to join us with this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #194

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The card I’m sharing today is for this weeks sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch has been designed by the very talented and ultra-funny Linda Callahan.

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My cousin is getting married in a few weeks time and I thought Linda’s fab sketch would work well for my card.  Black, Cream and Red is a favourite of mine for a wedding card as I love the elegance of these colours combined together.

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Our design team have created wonderful 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 #193

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Gee these weeks seem to be flying by quicker than ever!  Wednesday’s bring a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our sketch designer my talented friend from Texas – Rita Wright.  Take a look at her cool sketch – I am loving it sic!

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I’ve used some new goodies from Stampin’ Up!s 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue.  One of my most favourite things from the catalogue is going to be this thick white cardstock that I have been hanging for.  I think you will be seeing more CAS cards from me (well as CAS as I can get!). I really do like the white on white clean look.  The designer series paper I have used is called Everyday Chic DSP. The flower, butterfly and greeting are from a set called Garden in Bloom.

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Our team has created gorgeous inspiration for you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #268

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. You’re probably going to look at this sketch and realise it’s a “me” sketch with all those layers.

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Isn’t it always the way when you design a sketch and then realise you have absolutely no idea what to do with it? In the end I chose some really cool new Stampin’ Up! animal print papers called Go Wild DSP and paired it with a zebra image from a retired Stampin’ Up! set call Zoo Review.

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Our design team have created wonderful cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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The Card Concept #38

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I’m back with a second card today and this time it’s for the new challenge over at The Card Concept.  Take a look at our inspiration colours for you:

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If you’ve seen my earlier card you’d notice I’ve used the same colours for both cards. I created my card for Freshly Made Sketches first and then went into our Card Concept page to see what the inspiration picture was for this week – unbelievably it was the same colours!  I think I was able to show that with different styles you can create two totally different cards using the same colours.

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Come and join us with this pretty colour challenge – head over to The Card Concept and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #193

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It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our fabulous sketch this week has been created by the wonderfully talented Jen Mitchell. I’m always in awe of Jen’s cards as they are so detailed with a minimal amount of layers – something I can only dream of doing!

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Here’s my card:

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Our design team have created stunning cards to inspire you so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out. We would love for you join us!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #192

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Almost forgot it was Wednesday and that I needed to write up this post!  We have a new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches. Our sketch hostess this week is the wonderfully talented Jennifer Timko. Take a look at her fabulous sketch:

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Here’s my card:

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I love seeing the design teams take on our sketch, so I know you will too! Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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