CAS(E) this Sketch #248

Hey Everyone

Sundays seem to be my most common day to craft.  After making design team cards, I usually try and play along with a challenge.  I’ve chosen this weeks sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch for my card – isn’t it a cool one?

It seems that Christmas has done the usual thing and snuck up on me again.  It’s only 34 days until Santa arrives so I’ve used this weeks sketch to another another card to my collection.

Santa’s Sleigh is a stamp set I really haven’t inked up much. I felt it was time to give this reindeer, Christmas tree and presents some time to shine on my card.  The sentiment is also from this set.  My reindeer and presents are fussy cut but the Christmas Tree is cut with the matching Santa’s Sleight Framelits.  My images are all stamped with Black Memento Ink and I’ve coloured the images with a combination of retired Blendabilities and Stampin’ Up Blends.

The designer series paper that I’ve used is from Be Merry Designer Series Paper.  I really need to get stuck into some more cards to use up this gorgeous pack before it retires.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #386

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week our challenge is for you to:

This is an easy one challenge to add anything starting with an “R’ on your project – the possibilities are endless!  As I spent the whole weekend with fabulous friends at the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event in Melbourne, I didn’t have a huge amount of time to be super creative.

I decided so go simple with roses and ribbon on my card.  The roses I’ve stamped are from Graceful Garden.  My roses are coloured with So Saffron and Crushed Curry Inks.  The leaves are cut with dies from Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  I’ve used Old Olive cardstock for them.  The strip of designer series paper I’ve used is from Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack.  I then added a strip of Basis Black cardstock for another layer – just because you can’t have too many layers! To add some ribbon, I added a thin strip of Vintage Crochet Trim and the sentiment is from Big on Birthdays.

Here’s my card:

The girls from Just Add Ink were a little more creative than me with their projects, so head over to the challenge and take a look.  We’d love to see your project starting with “R”.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #313

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Time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our fabulous sketch creator is my very talented friend, Karren Johnson. As soon as I saw Karren’s card for this challenge, I immediately fell in love – it is absolutely stunning!  A card after my own heart with truly amazing flowers and perfect colouring.

I have only just realised I’d ordered Stampin’ Up!s Birthday Delivery and it had yet to see ink.  I decided to get a little creative with Karren’s sketch and create a card for a child using this set.  Can you see how I kind of followed the sketch?  Hopefully Karren will think it’s close enough…….  My images are lightly watercoloured in a variety of colours.  For once I think I was able to combine colours and make them look like they belong!

Here’s my card:

To see all the gorgeous cards the Clean Team have created, head over to Freshly Made Sketches.  We would love it if you could join us with this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #312

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Welcome to the newest challenges at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by the super talented Cecile Ribon.  She is the master of using amazing dies and creates cards that scream elegance.

Take a look at this cool sketch:

I recently purchased Stampin’ Up!s Painted Harvest.  My flowers are stamped with Pool Party and for a deeper contrast I stamped over the top with Bermuda Bay.  The centre of my flowers is stamped with Smoky Slate.  The outline of my leaves is stamped with Basic Black and the centre with Bermuda Bay.  My card was designed around this wonderful sentiment.  I was determined to use this sentiment on my card.

The designer series paper I’ve used on the bottom corner of my card is from Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  I then added a strip of Black Bakers Twine to bring in more black on my card to tie in with my sequins.

Here’s my card:

Our creative team at Freshly Made Sketches have made cards that will definitely inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #384

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Happy Friday!  I know I’m going to enjoy it as I have a 5 day weekend!!! Doesn’t happen very often and it’s all because of a horse race……that I have absolutely no interest in.  But I’ll take a long weekend for it!

We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week is inspiration picture week.  Take a look at the colours in this photo:

My colours aren’t quite as vibrant but as you can see I’ve created flowers in similar colours.  The flowers I’ve watercoloured are from a Stampin’ Up! set called Garden in Bloom.  I’ve given them some colour with Pool Party and So Saffron Inks. I then lightly coloured the leave with very watered down Pool Party.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is one that I love for the pretty font.  It’s from a set called Colorful Seasons.

Do you find you put extra time and thought into cards for someone you care about?  Especially if they’re cardmaker like you?  I did with this one as it’s going to a friend with love.

The design team have created gorgeous cards with the inspiration pic.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with us this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #311

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Are you ready for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches?  The design team are and have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Our sketch this week has been designed by the talented Jen Brum.  Her cards are beautiful clean cards and her use of colours is always so striking.  Take a look at her fab sketch:

I decided to use the sketch for another Christmas card.  The card I’ve created is a very clean and simple card that I can mass produce, as I’ve done no fussy cutting to slow me down.  The colour scheme I’ve gone with is Berry Burst, Basic Gray and Powder Pink.  I love these colours for the festive season.

Flurry of Wishes is such a pretty set with fabulous snowflakes.  I randomly stamped my snowflakes in Berry Burst and punched a Powder Pink one out with my retired Snowflake punch.  I raised this snowflake up with a dimensional and added pink sequins to the centres of the three snowflakes to add some bling.  The sentiment is also from Flurry of Wishes.

The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.

We would love it if you could join us with this weeks challenge.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card.  While you’re there, take a look at the gorgeous cards from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) this Sketch #245

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Look at me making another card and posting it during the week!  I am surprising myself like you wouldn’t believe!

The card I made today is a quick and easy CAS card for this weeks sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch. Their sketch is super cool and as soon as I saw it, I thought “man card”.

The Stampin’ Up! set I’ve used is called High Tide.   The lighthouse is stamped in a combination of Bermuda Bay and Pool Party Inks.  The sun is stamped with So Saffron and the birds are stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink.  The water is stamped with Pool Party Ink.

The sentiment is one I haven’t used a lot as I sometimes find that I can’t fit it on my card.  This sentiment worked perfectly on this card as it didn’t cover up too much of my images.  As you will see I usually let my images be the focal point on my cards, rather than sentiments.  I then added some retired Soft Suede (I think it’s Soft Suede…..) Bakers Twine and stapled it to my card for a nautical kind of effect.

Here’s the card I created:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle