Freshly Made Sketches #223

Hey Everyone

The über-talented Amy O’Neill is our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  I found her sketch so easy to work with and I know you will too!

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I’ve seen quite a bit of white embossed/watercoloured flowers and I thought I would give it a try.  I found it super easy and I didn’t have to worry about any ink overflow as the embossed lines kept my water colouring intact.  This flower from Birthday Blooms is fabulous to watercolour with.

Here’s my card:

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Take a look at the wonderful inspiration from the Clean Team at Freshly Made Sketches.  While you’re over there, we would love for you to link up a card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #286

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I managed make a card for this weeks Pals Paper Arts Challenge and even took a photo on the weekend, but didn’t have a chance to write this post until now.  My good friend Linda is this weeks sketch hostess at PPA and as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to play along.

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I did something with this card that I never normally do.  I stamped my sentiment and I stuck my sequins on with glu-dots before I even worked out what I was putting on my card.  Glu-dots are sticky little buggers and don’t want to come off without tearing your cardstock. I realised I need to flip the sketch to work for my card work – I could then match up my twine with the button and fit my leaves properly.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #297

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We have a new challenge at over at Just Add Ink.  This time it’s a colour challenge and it’s been suggested by Nikki.

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I’ve created a birthday shaker card using Balloon Celebration.  Here’s my card:

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The design team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous inspiration for you.  Head over and take a look.  We would love for you to join us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #222

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It’s my turns to host this weeks challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Here’s my sketch:

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I had a class a couple of weekends ago where we used Stampin’ Up!s Botanical Builder Framelits.  They’re great for a class as they make a change from stamping and they’re quick to run through the big shot.  I decided to use them for my card today and have gone with the colours – Hello Honey and Basic Black.  I heat embossed the sentiment from Four You and I watercoloured a smidge of Hello Honey in the background (although you can’t really see it as the flower covered most of it!).

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We would love for you to join in this weeks challenge.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check out the gorgeous cards the design team have created to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #221

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I totally love this sketch that my super-talented friend Karren has designed.  So easy to work with – I had my card made in no-time.

Here’s her sketch:

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I was sitting in my craft for a total of two minutes with the thinlit “Happy” in my hand when an idea came to me.  It occurred to me that as it was Australia Day, I would make a Happy Australia Day card. After a fews secs I realised there was no way Australia was going to fit on my card so I changed it to Straya instead.  I am so not a fan of this slang word for Australia but I created it for a bit of fun. A friend of mine was the receiver of this card as I knew she would see the funny side of it.  I’ve added a Southern Cross and some balloons on there to finish off my card.

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Come and join us with this great sketch challenge at Freshly made Sketches.  Head over to the blog and take a look at the inspiration the Design Team have provided for you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #250

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink and this week Tina has provided the following sketch for you to play along with:

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When I saw the four stars on the sketch, the first set that came to mind was my new Stampin’ Up! matching balloon stamp set and punch called Balloon Celebration.  The sentiment is from Sunburst Sayings and the banner is from Number of Years.  I’ve heat embossed them with White Embossing Powder.  Here’s my card.

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Check out the gorgeous inspiration from the DT at Just Add Ink.  We would love it if you could join in our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #220

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch hostess is the wonderfully talented Jen Brum.  Jen’s card are really striking in the colours she uses and also her perfect image choices. Head over to her blog and check them out.

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I really love Jen’s creative sketch as I found the circles really interesting.  As I’m typing this post I’ve just remembered her fear of circles on cards – from looking at her sketch I now think she’s over this fear!  I’m gonna chuck a circle on all of my sketches now from on! ;) The butterfly I’ve used is from Stampin’ Up!s Papillion Potpourri and the sentiment is from Birthday Blooms.  As soon as I saw the circles on Jen’s sketch, I thought of my new Stampin’ Up! background stamp set called Timeless Textures.  I thought the swirly circl(y) stamp would work well with the sketch.  The Hello Honey splatters are also from this set.  Here’s my card:

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Our team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you – so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle