Just Add Ink #339

Hey Everyone

It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week I designed the sketch and as usual, I stumbled when it came time to sit down and put something together…..  Don’t know why I don’t design a card without the pressure of a sketch and then take the sketch from that! Does that make sense???

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I wanted to use Stampin’ Up!s Father Christmas – a set that hadn’t seen ink until this card. Do you ever really want to use a set and then when it comes time, you don’t know how to use it? That was me with this card.  The background trees and sentiment are from a set called Christmas Magic.  Here’s what I came up with:

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Head over to Just Add Ink and see the gorgeous cards the girls have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #265

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It’s Wednesday, so that means a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  I’m the sketch hostess this week and I designed a simple sketch for you – without my usual layers.

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Can anyone else believe that Christmas is only around the corner?  As I don’t tend to make the same card twice, I’m struggling to have enough cards to send out.  For my card today, I created a wreath by cutting out a circle to use as a mask and then stamped the leaves from Jar of Love in Pool Party and Smoky Slate.  I then cut a sentiment from Christmas Greetings and some leaves and pine cones from Perfect Pines Thinlits Dies.  The berries were made from the tiny circles from the Cookie Cutter Punch – they are little buggers to stick down!

Here’s my card:

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The Design Team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #264

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Happy Wednesday!  It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Karren Johnson has designed our sketch this week.  Karren is super creative – head over to blog and take a look at her wonderful cards.

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Oh I love this sketch! I made my card in no time! It helped that I already had these flowers cuts out that I had discarded from another project.

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I can’t wait to see what you create with this great sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the cards the creative Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #337

Hey Everyone

We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink. Our challenge for you is to:

Just Choose Two –

Doily or Die Cut or Designer Designer Paper

This is going to be an easy one to play along with!  I’ve chosen two patterns of designer series papers from Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  I’m in love with these papers!  They will be available from the new Occasions Catalogue in January.  I’ve paired the papers with a stamp set that will also be available next year called Balloon Adventures. This stamp set coordinates with Balloon Pop Up Thinlits.  From these thinlits I’ve used the loopy present topping die and cut two of them to create a doily effect.

Here’s my card:

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Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the inspiration from the Just Add Ink Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #263

Hey Everyone

Our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week is Cecile Ribon.  She is not only talented but she also creates fabulous sketches:

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I’ve used some new-to-me Stampin’ Up! products on my card.  The stamp set I’ve used is Lift Me Up and I coordinated it with Up and Away Thinlit Dies.  I’ve lightly water coloured the hot air balloons in Pool Party and Calypso Coral.  I love coordinating products – not as much fussy cutting!🙂 Here’s my card:

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As always the design team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards.  Head over to our challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #261

Hey Everyone

I’ve scheduled this post as I am attending Stampin’ Up!s 2016 Live On-Stage Event in Brisbane! Events like these are a great way to catch up with all the lovely friends I have made on-line.  It’s also a good opportunity to see and get my hands on products that will be released in upcoming catalogues.

 

Now on to my card! I created this card for our newest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  The super talented Cindy Hall is our sketch designer – here’s her cool sketch:

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I’m loving Penned and Painted and have used it on another project that I will come back and show you tomorrow.  The colours I have used here are Basic Black, Mint Macaron and Calypso Coral. Here’s my card:

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The cards the design team have created are just gorgeous. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #335

Hey Everyone

It’s sketch week at Just Add Ink!  Tina has designed this very versatile sketch – love what the design team has created with it!

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And yes, it’s another Christmas card! This time it’s a Black, White and Silver Snowflake card.

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We would love for you to join us in this challenge.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the inspiration the design team has provided for you.

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Narelle