Freshly Made Sketches #187

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch hostess is the fabulously talented Cindy Lovell – head over to her blog and check out her wonderful creations.

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A quick and easy card that came together in no time! Believe it or not – my row of sequins is actually straight but I think the light they’ve picked up makes them look crooked.  I’ve stamped the splatters from Gorgeous Grunge in Gold Ink and in real life it’s actually quite sparkly. Here’s my card:

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We would love for you to join us this week – so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Mojo Monday #397 & Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #94

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I had something today that I haven’t had in weeks – time to play in my craft room.  The card I’m sharing today is for two challenges – Mojo Monday & Inspired by Stamping.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Posted in By Stamp Set - Papillion Potpourri, By Stamp Set - Tape It, By Theme - Female Cards, Challenge - Inspired by Stamping, Challenge - Mojo Monday | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Just Add Ink #262

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This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is a colour challenge.  Take a look at these great colours:

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I came up with something different than I normally do – I created a scene with a Stampin’ Up! stamp set that is new to me – Moon Lake.  To get the reflection of the boat in the water I stamped the boat image onto a window sheet and then pressed it down onto the cardstock. I created the water by sponging Pool Party ink onto the cardstock and the sky by dulling down the Pool Party ink on a piece of scrap first.  To get a bit of a sunset glow I sponged Calypso Coral lightly on the cardstock. I then used my blender pen to colour the tree and boat.  I used my white gel pen to draw in the little waves.  I love this sentiment from Butterfly Basics – I think it really finished off my card.

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I love how the design team have created very different cards to inspire you.  Head over to Just Add Ink and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Posted in By Stamp Set - Butterfly Basics, By Theme - Masculine Cards, Challenge - Just Add Ink | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

The Card Concept #35

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I’m back with a 2nd post today – this time it’s for the new challenge at The Card Concept. We have the following inspiration pic for you:

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I did a bit of colouring with my card today. I really love Stampin’ Up!s Indescribable Gift for colouring. Here’s my card:

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Come and join us with this challenge at The Card Concept. Head over to the challenge and check out the fabulous inspiration for you from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Posted in By Stamp Set - Butterfly Basics, By Stamp Set - Gorgeous Grunge, By Stamp Set - Petite Pairs, By Theme - Female Cards, By Theme - Vintage Cards, Challenge - Card Concept | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Freshly Made Sketches #186

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I know I’ve been quiet on here lately, but I’m still catching up with home and work life stuff after getting back from convention. I’ll get back to regular blogging soon!

We have a new challenge for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch hostess is the fabulously talented and creator of lovely clean cards – Jen Brum. Take a look at her great sketch:

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I threw this card together in no time – I love it when that happens (wish it would happen like this more often!). I am simply loving Stampin’ Up!s Butterfly Basics so you will be seeing a bit of it over the next few weeks.

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The design team have created cards that are going to wow you – so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look! Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #185

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Can you believe it’s May already?  This year is flying by! I think it’s almost time to start on Christmas cards.

Our sketch hostess this week at Freshly Made Sketches is Cindy Hall. She is not only an awesome card maker, she’s totally lovely too!  Here’s her sketch:

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On Sunday I returned from Stampin’ Up!s 2015 Create Inspire Share Event. I was really hoping to show you lots of new projects with goodies I received, as I have done in the past, but apart from a new stamp set that I probably won’t be inking up, the only other new product we received was a pack of this wonderful new designer series pack called Bohemian DSP .  I really do love the colours in this pack. It has a real aztec-y feel.  I am now waiting patiently (kind of) for my first pre-order to arrive so I can get my hands on more new products!

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The Design Team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous inspiration for you. Head over to the blog and check out their cards.  We would love for you to join us with this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Posted in By Stamp Set - Flower Patch, By Theme - Female Cards, Challenge - Freshly Made Sketches | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

The Card Concept #34

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I’m back with a second post tonight. This time I’ve created a card for the new challenge at The Card Concept.  Here’s the inspiration pic:

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I really love the colours in the picture and tried to match them. I’ve used Blushing Bride and Coastal Cabana.  To achieve my striped tag I inked the inside of my striped embossing folder and ran it through the big shot. I finger walked Dictionary in Blushing Bride over the background and inked up the flowers from Stippled Blossoms.  To finish off my card I used a sentiment from Petite Pairs.

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Come and join us with this challenge. Head over to The Card Concept and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Posted in By Stamp Set - Petite Pairs, By Stamp Set - Stippled Blossoms, By Theme - Female Cards, By Theme - Vintage Cards, Challenge - Card Concept | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Freshly Made Sketches #184

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It’s Wednesday again! Our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week is the very talented Kim Singdahlsen.  Here is her fabulous sketch:

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I haven’t used Four Feathers in a while so I inked it up for my card today.  I’ve used Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey combined with a strip of DSP from Stampin’ Up!s Park Lane.

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We would love for you to join us with this challenge. Head over to the challenge and link up a card. While you’re there, check out the wonderful cards from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Posted in By Stamp Set - Gorgeous Grunge, By Theme - Female Cards, Challenge - Freshly Made Sketches | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Just Add Ink #260

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

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Not sure how it happens, but when it’s my turn to create a sketch or colour combo I always stumble when it comes time to put my cards together.  I tend to overthink things. Because I’ve been so focussed on swaps and gifts for Stampin’ Up!s Annual South Pacific Convention that I will be attending next week, I fell back on a safe colour combo – Black and White with pop of colour card – it’s what I always do when I’m in doubt. Here’s what I created:

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We would love you to join in with this sketch challenge and because a lot of the team will be attending Convention, we will be leaving this challenge open for 2 weeks.  Head over to Just Add Ink and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Posted in By Stamp Set - Bloom with Hope, By Stamp Set - Petite Pairs, By Theme - Female Cards, Challenge - Just Add Ink | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Freshly Made Sketches #183

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Wednesday’s bring a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch hostess is none other than the wonderfully talented Linda Callahan.  Have a look a her fabulous sketch:

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I don’t make a lot of baby cards so I thought it was time to add to my add.  Here’s what I created:

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The Clean Team as usual have designed fabulous inspiration for you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look. We would love for you to join us in this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Posted in By Theme - Baby Cards, Challenge - Freshly Made Sketches | Tagged | 8 Comments