Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Needlepoint Nook Suite

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Welcome to my blog and a new Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop.  This month we are featuring projects made with the gorgeous Needlepoint Nook Suite.

 

There are so many pretty colours in Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper, but I chose to use an Old Olive sheet as the main colour for my cards.  I’ve combined Old Olive with Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake for my flowers and leaves.

I really like the stitched line image in the Needle and Thread Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I’ve stamped this twice in the background of my first card – once facing upwards and then downwards.  I liked the fullness it gave the background under my flowers and leaves.  I stamped this stitched line in Black Memento Ink.  I then stamped the flowers in Powder Pink and Crumb Cake Inks.  I love buying suites as there is always matching dies to save me time so I can make more cards! The die set is called Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies.

The sentiments for my cards have been heat embossed on Basic Black Cardstock with White Embossing Powder.  The frame that the sentiment is on is also from the die set. I couldn’t resist adding Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons to my cards, as they are just the cutest!

One of the dies in Needlepoint Nook Framelits Dies is a swirly stitched die.  I cut a thin strip of Whisper White Cardstock and placed the die on one side and ran through the Bigshot. I then repeated this process for the other side of the cardstock.  It gave the swirly stitched edge that you can see in my photo.  I then adhered this piece to larger pieces of Whisper White Cardstock to create the base for my flowers and leaves.

The Artisan Team have all created amazing projects that will no doubt inspire you.  The next hop along the way is the fabulously talented friend Rochelle Blok.  Click on the badge below to continue the hop and check out all the gorgeousness of her cards.

Here’s a list of all the Artisan’s names in case you get lost along the way.

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #384

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Welcome to the latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by the uber talented Linda Callahan.

Can you believe I only recently received First Frost?  What was I thinking in not purchasing this when it first became available?  These flowers are just the sweetest! I’ve inked the smaller flower in Gorgeous Grape Ink and the larger flower is stamped in Highland Heather Ink.  The leaves are cut with dies that match the stamp set called Frosted Boutique Framelits Dies.  The sentiment I’ve used is from First Frost and the DSP I’ve added to the background is from Floral Romance Speciality Designer Series Paper.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have aced this weeks sketch. Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #452

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  Our challenge this week is for you to create a project using the following sketch:

Sketches are my go-to when sitting down to create a card.  I might stray a little from the original sketch, but this time I tried to remain true to the sketch.

I am totally in love with this lil bunny from Fable Friends.  I’ve used this bunny in the past for baby cards and now I’ve added the image to create an Easter card. The bunny was given a light watercolour with Basic Gray Ink and Mint Macaron.

In my endeavour to use up my scraps from my never-ending pile of offcuts, I circle punched a variety of circles of Elegant Eggplant and Highland Heather Cardstock as well as some DSPs.  The leaves were also in this pile.  They’re from Jar of Love and are stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink.  The sentiment is also from Fable Friends and is stamped in Memento Black Ink. I then added some little sequins from Iridescent Sequin Assortment to finish off my card.

 

The girls at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards that I know will inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #383

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Welcome to another Wednesday and a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our fab sketch has been designed the amazing Jen Mitchell.

 

I gave myself a challenge with this card.  On the corner of my desk, I have a pile of unused bits and pieces that I hold on to just in case I might use them on a future card. My mission was to see if I could create a card using only discarded products.  Every image, die cut, DSP and sentiment was taken from this pile, layered and adhered to my card. Card done in less than 10 mins!

The butterfly I used for my card was fussy cut from Botanical Butterflies DSP.  The spotted DSP was also from this DSP pack.  The Mossy Meadow fussy cut leaves are from Jar Of Love – I had just the right amount for my card leftover from another project.  I was thrilled that I had a Mossy Meadow sentiment from Petal Palette also sitting in the pile that I could use.  The little round doily type diecut was cut with Chase Your Dreams Framelits Dies.  The Highland Heather scalloped edge was cut with my Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.

I’m sure if I tried this again, I couldn’t match a thing. I had fun doing it and it was actually quite satisfying dipping into this pile.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards.  Head over to the challenge and take a look at their gorgeous cards that will no doubt inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

 

Just Add Ink #451

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This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is a gorgeous inspiration pic.  I am loving the sweet colours in this pic.

The pink wall reminded me of this pretty vellum DSP from Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper. The woodgrain DSP is also from this DSP.  The flower and leaves image I’ve lightly watercoloured is from All That You Are Stamp Set.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from this stamp set.

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards that will inspire you. So head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #382

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It’s Wednesday, so that means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. This weeks sketch has been designed by the amazing Jennifer Timko.  We all adore her and love everything she creates.

This card came together so easy – mainly because I had this image already coloured on my desk discarded from a previous project. I then tied in my DSP and colours from the colours I’d already used on my flowers.  I took a piece of DSP from Botanical Butterflies and a sentiment from Needlepoint Nook.

The team have created wonderful cards. Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #350

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Welcome to Friday and a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is for you to:

One of the girls I work with is due to have a baby boy soon, so I’ve used this challenge to create a card for her and her husband. I am loving Bermuda Bay, Basic and Whisper White as a colour combination for a little boy. My little bunny and squirrel are from Fable Friends and a lightly with Bermuda Bay Ink.  I’ve fussy cut both and layered them around my sentiment from Welcome Little One.  The designer series paper I’ve placed behind my circle cut out, and the striped piece under my sentiment, is from Botanical Butterflies.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful baby cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle