Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Dear Doily Bundle

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Welcome to my blog.  The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team are back with a blog hop.  This month, my cards are featuring the Dear Doily Bundle from the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue.

As soon as I saw that we were going to use this set, I wanted to create “pretty cards”.  You all know by know that I love, love, love anything floral.  I didn’t know I was going to love, love, love doilies just as much!

For my first card, I started with the the sentiment.  I wanted to showcase how amazing it is and how it can be paired with a second sentiment from the stamp set. I stamped the small doily in Flirty Flamingo Ink on the base of the card. I then layered the large doily in Whisper White and tucked the medium sized Flirty Flamingo Doily underneath the top corner.  I then layered my sentiment over the top.

The flowers were coloured with Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive Markers. I applied the markers directly to the stamp, huffed on them with my breath and stamped them on Thick Whisper White Cardstock.  Normally I would have to fussy cut them out, but luckily there is a die to cut them out.  This die is from a set called Doily Builder Thinlits Dies.  I then cut a strip of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock and a strip of Thick Whisper White Cardstock for the second sentiment.  All I had to do then was pop some Dimensionals underneath them to raise them up and this card was finished.

The second card I’ve made shows off the gorgeous flowers from Dear Doily as well as this oh-so-pretty Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon.

For this card, I stamped the large doily stamp in Flirty Flamingo from Dear Doily Stamp Set on the card base.  I then cut a strip of this pretty ribbon and stuck it across my card. I tied a bow on my fingers (I had to remind myself how to do this as I haven’t done it in ages!) and adhered it to my card with a Glue Dot.

I then cut a medium doily with my die set in Flirty Flamingo Cardstock and then the edge die in Old Olive Cardstock. The sentiment I’ve used is also from Dear Doily.  This sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Ink.

The flowers were also inked up with markers as my previous flowers were done.  Both cards would be great cards to do at a workshop, because even though they look detailed, there really isn’t a lot to them.

The next hop along the way is my very talented and very lovely friend from Melbourne – Rochelle Blok.  Rochelle really does create the most gorgeous and elegant cards.  Click on her name above or on the badge below to continue to her blog.

Here’s a full list of our amazing Artisan’s

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 – that’s me!

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

 

Products Used:

Stamp Set: Dear Doily Stamp Set

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Flirty Flamingo Cardstock, Old Olive Cardstock

Ink:Basic Black Ink, Flirty Flamingo Ink, Flirty Flamingo Marker, Old Olive Marker

Other Products: Doily Builder Thinlits Dies, Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dot

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #376

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Happy Wednesday! As you all probably know by now, Wednesday’s mean a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer this week is the fabulously talented Karren Johnson.

I have so many stamp sets sitting on my desk at the moment that it took me a while to choose a set.  Wouldn’t you know it? It was a floral stamp set I ended up going with!

This flower and leaf stamp is from Stampin’ Up!s All That You Are.  I gave it a light watercolour Powder Pink and added some Smoky Slate for definition in the crease lines.  I also used my Journalling Pen to give the base of the flowers more depth.  The stem and the leaves are watercoloured with Pear Pizzazz Ink.

The sentiment I’ve used is from the Well Said Bundle. Oh how I love this matching stamp and die set!  So many choices! The strip of DSP I’ve used on the bottom of my card is from Floral Romance Speciality Designer Series Paper.  This sheet is vellum and has a real elegance to it.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful inspiration for you. Head over to the challenge and take a look. Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #444

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Happy Friday! We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week we have a colour challenge for you.  Take a look a the pretty colours we have for you to play along with:

Initially I was going to go with a floral card and use Pear Pizzazz as my other choice of colour.  For some reason my card deviated from this and I went with a baby card instead.  Does that happen to you as well?  This gorgeous little bunny from Fabel Friends caught my card and I knew I wanted to incorporate her on my card.  The dies I’ve used on my card are Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies.  My other colour of choice is Sahara Sand – a neutral colour that balances out Poppy Parade and Powder Pink.

Here’s my card:

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge and see the fabulous creations they’ve made.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #374

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It’s Wednesday already! We have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. This weeks sketch has been designed by Jennifer Brum.  It’s so cool and I have to say I had a lot of fun creating my card.

I laughed when I saw this sketch and the tons of circles on it – I even had to check it twice that it was Jen’s sketch as she has a fear of circles on sketches – I am pretty sure she has overcome her fear with this fabulous sketch!

To match the circles on the sketch, I used the bokeh effect stamp from Beauty Abounds.  I stamped the circles in Lemon Lime Twist Ink.  The Lemon Lime Twist diecut leaves I’ve used are cut with my Wonderful Romance Framelits Dies.  I had previously fussy cut the butterfly I’ve used on this card and had it leftover from another project. So apart from the Birthday sentiment, this card is pretty simple without my usual layers.  The diecut sentiment is a new-to-me die set. It’s called Well Written Framelits Dies. This set has sooooo many wonderful and useful sentiments that will feature on many of my cards.

Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the amazing cards the team have created with this sketch.

Thanks thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team – Sale-A-Bration Coordination Blog Hop

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This time of year is an always exciting time of year. Why? It’s Sale-A-Bration time!  As you all know Sale-A-Bration products have been available to us for a few weeks now.  Well now there is more exciting news! Sale-A-Bration Second Release Items and Sale-A-Bration Coordination Products are coming your way!

 

The Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team are featuring products from both the Sale-A-Bration Coordination Promotion and Sale-A-Bration Second Release items with a blog hop. The coordination promotion features brand new products that coordinate perfectly with select Sale-A-Bration items. These products are only available for a limited time. As a demonstrator we can pre-order these goodies from 1st February – 28th February.  So think about purchasing them early to start planning for your classes or workshops. You can let your customers know that these products are available for them to order from 1st March – 31st March.

From the Sale-A-Bration Coordination Promotion I’m featuring Call Me Cupcakes Thinlits Dies on my cards.  These dies coordinate with the Hello Cupcake Stamp Set.  Matching stamp set and dies are the perfect products to showcase at a workshop or class. Any level of crafter will find the images easy to stamp. Once the images are run through the Bigshot, they can layer them together to create cupcake goodness!

I chose the colour combination of Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Whisper White for my cards.  The base of the cupcake is stamped with Crumb Cake Ink.  The icing image is stamped with Bermuda Bay Ink and the bottom layer of icing is stamped in Pool Party Ink.

My first card has lots of layers.  I stamped the confetti stamp randomly on Pool Party Cardstock and placed it on the base of my card.  I then embossed a piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock with my Lace Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder and placed a circle of Vellum Cardstock over it.  I then diecut those cute little candles and used my Watercolor Pencils to give them life.  How cute is the little cupcake topper?  This little topper was created with one of the dies from Call Me Cupcake Thinlits Dies. The cake stand is make from a piece of Silver Foil Sheet.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from the Hello Cupcake Stamp Set.  I fussy cut the sentiment out and placed it over the base of the cake stand as it looked a little bare when I had it placed higher.


What’s better than one cupcake? Two cupcakes of course!  I used the confetti stamp this time randomly on the card base this time.  I layered the cupcakes over Bermuda Bay and Pool Party Cardstocks and added the same sentiment from Hello Cupcake Stamp Set.  I used the circle cupcake topper from the die set on this card and also the same candle die as my previous card.

The next blog to hop to is my fellow Artisan Design Team Member from Melbourne, Rochelle Blok.  Rochelle is all about elegant layering and all things pretty.

 

If you get lost along the way, I’ve listed all of our fabulous Artisan’s links to their blogs below.  All you need to do is click on their name to visit their blogs and their fabulous creations.

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 – that’s me!

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Bermuda Bay Cardstock, Pool Party Cardstock, Silver Foil Sheet, Vellum Cardstock

Stamp Sets: Hello Cupcake Stamp Set

Ink: Bermuda Bay Ink. Black Archival Ink, Crumb Cake Ink

Other Products: Call Me Cupcake Thinlits Dies, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Embossing Tool, Versamark, Basic Pearl Rhinestone, Watercolor Pencils

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #442

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Welcome to Friday and a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is sketch week at JAI – take a look at the fabulous sketch designed by Kim.

Can you tell I love layers on my cards? Pretty sure your answer’s going to be yes. I try to simplify my layers, but before I know it, my card is full of layers!

These fabulous leaves and sentiment that I’ve used on my card are from Stampin’ Up!s Wonderful Romance Stamp Set.  I stamped the leaves with Black Archival Ink and then gave them a light watercolour with Lemon Lime Twist and Mossy Meadow Inks.  I then used my matching Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies to cut them out.  The Whisper White doily type die is also from this die set.

To add another colour to my card, I used a strip of Petal Pink Designer Series Paper from Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The butterfly I’ve added to my card is fussy cut from Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. I’m really getting the hang of cutting into my DSP!  I then added a pretty Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequin.

The Design Team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using this sketch. Pop over to Just Add Ink and see what they team have created for you.  We would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Butterfly Gala South Pacific Blog Hop

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The cards I’m sharing for our blog hop today feature Stampin’ Up!s Butterfly Gala Bundle.  The Butterfly Duet Punch has been so popular that there are only limited numbers in Australia available to order.  If you’d like to order this punch, be sure to order it soon.  Once it runs out, it will be unavailable to order for a few months.

Myself and four of my Artisan friends from the South Pacific have created projects using the Butterfly Gala Bundle for you. The designer series paper featured on both of my cards is free during during Sale-A-Bration when you spend $90 or more.  This gorgeous pack of paper is called Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  I really like this colour combination of Highland Heather, Basic Black, Whisper White and tinges of Pear Pizzazz.

Another Sale-A-Bration item you can earn free are these fabulous Butterfly Elements – the perfect embellishments for any project.  To give the leaves colour, I ran them directly across my Pear Pizzazz Ink pad. I then took a Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequin and adhered it to the centre of the flower.

The butterflies I’ve created are watercoloured with Highland Heather and Pear Pizzazz Inks. I created a window frame with my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and added a square of Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and a rectangle of Basic Black Cardstock behind it.  I then took a strip of striped DSP from this pack and a strip of Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon and placed them behind the window frame.

The sentiment that I’ve used on my card is also from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set.   The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Ink.

The sentiment I’ve used on my second card is also from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set.  The butterflies for this card were created with the same colours as my first card.  For this card I added a circle of Highland Heather Cardstock and a circle of Botanical Butterflies DSP.  I then added some White Bakers Twine from top to bottom of my card to finish it off.

The next hop along the way is my talented NZ Artisan friend – Angela Meiritz-Reid.  Pop over to her blog by clicking on her name or on the badge below and see her gorgeous projects – they are sooooo pretty!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle