Freshly Made Sketches #256

Hey Everyone

We have a new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer this week is the wonderfully talented Jennifer Timko.  Jennifer’s cards are lovely and clean – head over to her blog and be prepared to be inspired.

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Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper has some gorgeous papers in it.  I chose this stripe-y-watercolour- like paper to use as a banner.  I dragged out Summer Silhouettes – it’s my all-time favourite leaves stamp and inked it up in Pear Pizzazz.  The flowers are from a set called Swirly Bird and I’ve stamped them in Dapper Denim and Peekaboo Peach – a combination I think is really sweet together.

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The talented Clean Team have created gorgeous inspiration for you, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Pals Paper Arts #319 & Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #425

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I’m back with the second card I created today.  I’ve combined my card for two challenges – the colour challenge at Pals Paper Arts and the sketch challenge at Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.

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This is such a pretty colour combination and one I haven’t used before.  I’ve lightly watercoloured the flower from Stampin’ Up!s Birthday Blooms after I embossed it with white embossing powder.  I’ve used the watercolour and droplet type stamps from Timeless Textures in the background.  Here’s what I came up with:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

ColourQ Challenge #360 & Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge

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I managed to organise myself this weekend and found time to play along with some challenges.  I’ve combined my card for the following two challenges – the colour challenge at colourQ and the sketch challenge at Viva la Verve.

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It’s been ages since I’ve gone with a worn and torn/vintagey type card.  I forgot how messy I get my fingers when I sponge! Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #255

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Goodness, 255 is a lot of sketches! I remember when Lesley started Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.  I played along with the very first sketch.  I looked back at my card and I totally wished I hadn’t – it sucked! Think I’ve improved along the way – well I hope I have😉

Our resident Stampin’ Up! Artisan Designer, Amy O’Neill, is our sketch hostess this week.  She is such a talented card maker and an awesome sketch designer. Take a look at her sketch:

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As I’m on holidays, my husband organised for my mum to come for a sleep over.  She loves Stampin’ Up! as much as I do and as I don’t have Jar of Love yet, she let me have a play with hers.  I’ve now ordered it as I love it so much. Here’s my card:

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The Clean Team have created gorgeous inspiration for you, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #329

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This weeks inspiration picture was suggested by Di.

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I tried to bring each of the colours from the pretty bouquet of tulips into my card.  The colours I’ve used for my flowers are So Saffron, Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo. My leaves were made with Gumball Green and Mint Macaron.  I had the sentiment sitting on my desk that I had previously cut for another project and never used.  Instead of just leaving it white, I decided to give it a bit of colour. To give it a rainbow effect, I wet it with water and then took my watercolour pen and lightly added the same colours I used for the flowers.  After drying it off with my heat tool, I felt it needed a little more colour.  After adding a bit here and there, I dried it off again. This is the result and I have to say that I like this effect!

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The team at Just Add Ink have provided fabulous inspiration for you, so head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #254

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It’s that time again where it’s my turn to host the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. As always when I plan a sketch, I have absolutely no clue what kind of card I want to make. Saturdays are generally my crafting day and wouldn’t you know it, I got a migraine! Saturday and most of Sunday was out due to my fuzzy head.  I finally managed to create my card on Sunday night and it probably wasn’t exactly what I had in mind. But I ran out of time….

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In the end I decided to go with a Christmas card.  My mum and I were talking recently and I said it had been ages since I had used my Stampin’ Up! markers.   I decided to use them by applying them direct to my stamp and then after a little huffing on the stamp, I then stamped my tree onto Whisper White cardstock.  The tree I’ve used is from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Special Season. It was the first time I inked up this set – never seen ink before shows you how much I really needed it, doesn’t it? There’s probably a few sets in my craft room like this in my craft room😉

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The Clean Team have created gorgeous inspiration for you. Head over to the blog and check out their cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #253

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Sketch challenges are my favourite!  Especially when you find a sketch as good as this one! Jennifer Brum is our sketch designer at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Jennifer’s cards are so crisp and stylish – go over to her blog and check them out!

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The Stampin’ Up! set I’ve used is a retired one called Choose Happiness and my sentiment is from Sunburst Sayings.  Here’s my card:

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We have an amazingly talented team at Freshly Made Sketches – pop over and take a look at their cards.  We would love you to join us with this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle