Freshly Made Sketches #464

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It’s Wednesday, so that means a new sketch challenge for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch designer is the uber talented Judy Rozema.

I’m having a break from Christmas for this challenge. I’ve chosen to create a masculine card with the sketch. The stamp set I’ve used is called Sailing Home Stamp Set. I’ve kept my colours simple – Smoky Slate in the DSP, lighthouse lightly coloured with my Mint Macaron Blends and a diecut in Mint Macaron Cardstock.

To add little interest, I added some Braided Linen Trim and stamped the bird image from the Sailing Home Stamp Set.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created amazing cards with Judy’s sketch. Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #533

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There’s a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week our challenge for you is to:

The card I’m sharing has been created with a stamp set starting with the letter S – it’s called Snow Wonder. This set has wonderful vintage-y artwork that I adore. The snowman I’ve used as a focal point on my card has been given some colour with my Smoky Slate and Highland Heather Blends. The trees that I’ve added behind him are also from the Snow Wonder Stamp Set. These trees have been stamped on Whisper White Cardstock with Garden Green Ink. The sentiment that I have used is also from the Snow Wonder Stamp Set – this sentiment has been stamped in Black Memento Ink.

The Whisper White Cardstock in the background has been coloured with my Light Soft Sea Foam Blend to create a waterwashed effect. This has been layered over a piece of DSP from the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper pack.

I added a Crumb Cake diecut and a special delivery image that I had lying on my desk. The image is from the Posted For You Stamp Set and the diecut is cut with my Snow Time Dies.

To finish off my card, I added three Metallic Pearls and some Gold Twine.

The thing I love about these challenges, is seeing how everyone’s take on these challenges, is so very different. To see what the team have created, pop over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #463

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Welcome to my blog and the newest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. Our sketch designer this week is the fabulously talented Amy O’Neill! Amy’s cards are always so recognisable and a real stand out, as are her sketches!

I love layers! I’ve added probs one or two too many, but I just couldn’t help myself – soz Amy! The die cut sentiment I’ve added is created with the Joy Dies. The word “Bright” is made from Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and I used a matching die and Whisper White Cardstock to create a base for it. The “Merry And” sentiments are from the matching stamp set to the dies is from the Peace and Joy Stamp Set. The sentiment has been layered over a Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper diecut – these leafy diecuts give a perfect elegant touch to any card.

The strips of DSP I’ve added to my card are from the Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack. To finish off my card I added some gold twine from the ForeverGreenery Trim Combo Pack.

The girls at Freshly Made Sketches have made wonderful cards using Amy’s sketch. Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Snowflake Splendor Suite

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Welcome to my blog and the latest Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This month the team have created projects with the gorgeous products from the Snowflake Splendor Suite.

I’ve created a Christmas Card along with a gift box filled with gift cards.

For the card I created, I daubed some Whisper White Cardstock with some Pool Party Ink. I started at the top on the left and daubed to the middle and then across to the bottom left side of the card. I then took the little snowflake stamp from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set and some Merry Merlot Ink and stamped in the three places I wanted to add my snowflakes. I matted this cardstock on a piece of DSP from the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper pack and a piece of Merry Merlot Cardstock.

I ran some Whisper White Cardstock and Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper through my cutting machine. with some snowflake dies from the So Many Snowflake Dies. To add some embellishments and bling to my card, I added a strip of Snowflake Splendor 1/4″ Ribbon and Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems. The sentiment I’ve added is from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set. This sentiment has been stamped in Black Memento Ink.

My next project is a gift box. I took the same snowflake cluster image from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set and stamped the Mini Paper Pumpkin Box with Merry Merlot Ink. I then created a belly band of Merry Merlot Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock and a strip of DSP from the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper pack.

I then added the pretties of diecuts, ribbon and gem that I used on my first card.

I made 6 gifts cards to fit the Mini Paper Pumpkin Box. These cards were quick and easy as I made them all with the same design. I cut my Whisper White Cardstock to size and added a piece of Merry Merlot Cardstock and DSP. The same ribbon and diecuts were adhered with sentiments from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set.

I hope you like the projects I created with this suite – I thoroughly loved playing with all of the products! The next amazing Artisan on the hop is my talented friend Nina Waldschmidt. Click here to continue along the hop or on the button below.

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Merry Merlot Cardstock, Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper

Stamp Set:  Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Merry Merlot Ink, Pool Party Ink

Other Products: Snowflake Splendor 1/4″ Ribbon, Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems, So Many Snowflake Dies, Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #462

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch has been designed by me! I took inspiration for my sketch from the stickies icon on my computer.

I’m continuing to create Christmas cards as I don’t know how many more I need to make and also because I am loving the festive sets I have and want to get the most use out of them.

I had the Posted For You Bundle sitting on my desk so I’ve used the postage stamp image and the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch to add some layers to my card. The sentiment on my card and bow I’ve added are from the Gift Wrapped Stamp Set. The leafy diecut has been cut with my Forever Flourishing Dies. I added a piece of Braided Linen Trim to match the Crumb Cake Cardstock under the leafy diecut. To add more texture, I embossed a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with my Subtle 3D Embossing Folder added it to my card base.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards that make my sketch look good! Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #460

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We have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Judy Rozema. Take a look at her fabulous sketch:

When you want a quick and easy Christmas card, find a stamp set with matching dies. The stamp set and dies I’ve used are from the Forever Fern Bundle. I stamped the leaves in Basic Gray Ink and used the matching die to cut them out. I had the bow already coloured up sitting on my desk so all I had to do was stamp a sentiment and layer them over a Gold Hoop Embellishment. The bow and sentiment are from the Gift Wrapped Stamp Set. I inked up the background with the ink splatters stamp from the Forever Fern Stamp and Smoky Slate Ink.

To give the card base some texture, I took the piece of Whisper White Cardstock and my Subtle 3D embossing folder and ran it through my cutting machine.

Here’s my card:

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created amazing cards using the sketch. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Curvy Celebrations

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Welcome to my blog and a special hop the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team have for you using the Curvy Celebrations products.

The Curvy Celebrations promotion is available for all of your customers to purchase from 3rd November, just in time for them to get on to their Christmas creations. These products are an exclusive release and a first glimpse of the January – June 2021 Mini Catalogue. I like to create in a range of colours, so my cards have the same colours to keep them consistent.

My first card is the card I created for our last hop. I created a fun fold card using the dies to create interesting edges. For this sample I used the Quite Curvy Stamp Set and Curvy Dies. This stamp set is so versatile that can be used for all occasions. The sentiment I’ve used on this card, would be perfect for a loved one, a friend or even a wedding.

For this hop I used the same curvy die I used on my fun fold card. I eyeballed how far down I wanted the curve on the Whisper White Cardstock and ran it through my cutting machine. I wanted a mix of patterned paper on my card, so I took three different pieces of Sahara Sand DSP from the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper pack and cut them to size. I added Dimensionals to the DSP and layered them on my card.

The leaves from the Curvy Christmas Stamp Set have been stamped in Shaded Spruce and Mint Macaron Ink and then fussy cut out. I then inked up some bows, also from the Curvy Christmas Stamp Set, and coloured them with a combination of Purple Posy and Highland Heather Blends. The sentiment I’ve adhered to my card is the perfect size for layering over images and doesn’t detract from the images. Three Metallic Pearls finished off my card.

Even though this card is layered, it is quite a simple layout, but effective with the curve and the Sahara Sand Cardstock base showing through.

I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at the projects I’ve created with these products. Make sure you click here or on the button below to continue along the hop to see what the team have all created. The next talented designer on the hop is Nina Waldschmidt.

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Sahara Sand Cardstock, Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper

Stamp Set:  Curvy Christmas, Quite Curvy

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Purple Posy Blends, Highland Heather Blends, Mint Macaron Ink, Shaded Spruce Ink

Other Products: Curvy Dies, Metallic Pearls, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #529

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week our challenge is a colour challenge. Take a look at the fabulous colours we have for you to play along with:

I’m loving this colour combo. It’s bright and fun and I thought these colours would work well for a Christmas gift or even a thank you gift.

I’ve decorated a Mini Coffee Cup with a combination of Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight Cardstock. I used the Warm Wrap Dies to decorate the outside of the cup and added some twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack. I added a Whisper White Cardstock leaf die cut that I cut with my Forever Flourishing Dies. The sentiment circle that I’ve added to my cup has been stamped with a sentiment from the Warm Hugs Stamp Set. I added a pink star to the centre of the circle that was cut with a die from the Warm Wrap Dies. The sentiment is adhered to Silver Foil and Misty Moonlight circle die cuts.

I added some chocolates to a Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bag that has been tied with the gorgeous Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. This ribbon fancies up any project and I also added some twine for a bit of colour.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful projects that I know you will love. Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #459

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We have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Jennifer Brum. Jennifer is an amazing crafter who creates lovely elegant cards and fab sketches.

I adore the images in the Warm and Toasty Stamp Set. Especially this polar bear. He’s perfect for giving a quick colour and an even quicker trim. The blends that I’ve used to colour his scarf and hat are Highland Heather and Smoky Slate Blends.

I added falling snow to the background with the ink splatters stamp from the In The Pines Stamp Set and Pool Party Ink. I stamped the ink splatters stamp off once on scrap paper to create a light background of snow.

The hills that I’ve created are from a piece of DSP from the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper and a piece of Highland Heather Cardstock cut with the Pine Woods Dies. While I had the Pine Woods Dies on my desk, I cut two Whisper White Cardstock trees to finish the scene.

I played around with sentiments and ended up with Highland Heather Ink sentiments from the Peace & Joy Stamp Set. I think the solid ink sentiment works really well and stands out against the polar bear.

Here’s my card:

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards that will no doubt inspire you. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – In The Pines Bundle

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Welcome to my blog and the latest Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!

The Artisan Design Team have created projects with products from the In The Pines Bundle.  This bundle consists of a stamp set called In The Pines and dies called Pine Woods.

This was one of the bundles I HAD from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue. The stamp set is a two-step stampin’ set, so perfect for quick projects. Combine that with the dies that cut everything out, you have ultra quick cards you can produce in your classes or to send at Christmas time.

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The first card I created is a square card that features pine trees, hills and an embossed background. I took a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and embossed it with the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder. I then stamped my trees with Black Memento Ink and took the matching stamp to add colour to the trees. The inks I’ve coloured my trees with are – Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz & Just Jade Inks. Once coloured I took the matching dies and cut them out.

There are two mountain dies in the set so I created to mountains – one in Soft Sea Foam Cardstock and the other in Whisper White Cardstock.  Between these layers I added another layer of Whisper White Cardstock that I tore to create a layer of snow.  I then added a strip of ribbon from the Flower for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack to add some interest. To finish off this card I added three Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

The second card I created also uses the In The Pines Stamp Set but this time instead of the two-step stamping, I coloured the trees with a combination of Blends (the colours I’ve used are listed below). Once the trees were cut with my Pine Woods Dies, I layered on my card with the same ribbon I used on my first card. This time I added three Blue Adhesive-Back Gems because I think they are so pretty!

For a different background on this card you will notice a mosaic effect look.  I decided to trim a Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bag and adhere with glue dots strategically placed under the dotted pattern on the bag. I actually like the look of the mosaic background and will try this again.


Thanks for looking at my cards. The next hop along the way is the wonderfully talented Nina Waldschmidt.  Nina and the team have created fabulous projects that will no doubt inspire you – click here or on the button below to continue along the hop.

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock,  Soft Sea Foam Cardstock

Stamp Set:  In the Pines Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Sahara Sand Ink, Pear Pizzazz Ink, Soft Sea Foam Ink, Just Jade Ink, Soft Sea Foam Blends, Just Jade Blends,

Other Products: Pine Woods Dies, Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes, Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems, Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bags, Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle