Just Add Ink #343 Pop Up or Interactive Blog Hop

Hey Everyone

Welcome to our first challenge of 2017 at Just Add Ink.  We’re starting off 2017 with a blog hop.  Our challenge for you is to:

Just Add Pop Up or Interactive

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This is probably the first pop up card I’ve made in over a year.  Challenges like this are great for me, they really get me creating out of my comfort zone.  This card with it’s neutral colours could be for either a male or female, but I probably had a man in mind when I made it.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Balloon Adventures.  Don’t you love this big sentiment?  I am loving the size of this sentiment and I love it combined with these hot air balloons.

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I’ve used Balloon Pop Up Thinlits Die for the centre of my card.  Instead of the balloons that the thinlits cut, I added hot air balloons and clouds from Stampin’ Up!s Lift Me Up. I had to trim down the balloons the thinlit cut just a tad so you wouldn’t see the outline behind my hot air balloon. I had some pieces of Urban Underground DSP sitting on my desk when I made this card, so after trimming them to fit, I added them to my card.

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The next hop along the way is the uber talent Rochelle Blok.  Rochelle creates the most gorgeous projects – click on her name or the button below to continue hopping.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #270

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Ready for a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches?  This weeks sketch has been designed by the talented Kim Singdahlsen! Head over to her blog and check out her gorgeous creations!

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I’ve been waiting for Stampin’ Up’s Watercolor Pencils and they finally arrived.  I love the detail in this flower from Penned and Painted, and even though it comes with it’s own water-colour type stamp, I decided to play with my new pencils.  And I LOVE them – they are so easy to use!  The sentiment I’ve used is from Big on Birthdays and the DSP I’ve used is Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I have almost used a whole pack of this DSP already!

Here’s my card:

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The girls have created cards that will totally inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #269

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful festive season.  I’ve had a bit of a break from card marking but am now back on track.

 

It’s time for our first sketch challenge for 2017 at Freshly Made Sketches.  The very talented Linda Callahan is our sketch designer this week.

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January means new product time at Stampin’ Up!.  I’ve used a new-to-me stamp from the up-coming Occasions Catalogue set, that I know is going to be a favourite of mine, for masculine cards.  The set is called High Tide.

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We would love it if you could join us with this challenge. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the wonderful inspiration the DT have provided.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #342

Hey Everyone

This is our final challenge at Just Add Ink for 2016.  Our challenge for you is to:

Just Add N

I could’ve scrapbooked a page with just my on it, but as I’m not a scrapbooker I’ve gone with a couple of N’s on my card – I’ve used Night of Navy DSP and used N sentiments. I love this vintage Santa from Stampin’ Up!. He’s from a set called Father Christmas.  He and vintage go together, so I have created a vintage Christmas card.

Here’s my card:

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We would love it if you could join us with this challenge.  Head over to Just Add Ink and see the fabulous inspiration from the design team.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and safe New Year.

Thanks for stopping by and see you in 2017!

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #268

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I can’t believe this is our final challenge for 2016 at Freshly Made Sketches! This weeks sketch has been designed by Jen Mitchell – the creator of some of my favourite cards.  This sketch challenge is open until 2nd January, so plenty of time for you to play along.

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I know, it’s another Christmas card……I think I finally have the right number of cards I need.  I’ve used Stampin’ Up!s Sleigh Ride Thinlits for my card – I love just how they fill up a space with their layers. Speaking of layers, this card has plenty!  The sentiment I’ve used is from Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set. You can’t see it in my photo, but I’ve heat embossed this sentiment in black embossing powder.

Here’s my card:

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Come and join us in this challenge.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card. While you’re there, take a look at the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #341

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I am loving the challenge colours for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge.  These colours were suggested by Kim.

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When I saw these colours – I instantly thought Christmas.  I had a card mostly made and decided I wasn’t a fan of it, so I ditched it at the time I was supposed to have uploaded it to our FB page and started again.  I’ve gone with a quick and easy, mostly thinlit dies card.  The thinlits I’ve used are Pretty Pines Thinlits and Christmas Greetings Thinlits.  I added a Christmas sentiment (one of my all-time favourites) from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Many Merry Messages and a bit of background stamping from Swirly Bird and I was done!  Oh, I almost forgot – a strip of ribbon and as always, I’ve used the ever faithful sequins.

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We would love it if  you could join us with this challenge. Head over to Just Add Ink and link up a card – while you’re there, take a look at the wonderful inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #267

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Wednesday’s mean a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Unbelievably there’s only one more Wednesday after today before Santa comes!  I hope you’re all more ready than what I am!  Our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches is the amazingly talented Jennifer Timko.  I spied some absolutely gorgeous cards on her blog earlier.

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I wanted to create a feminine floral card (just to get away from Christmas – even thought I still don’t have enough to send out by next week).  The flowers and the background stamps I’ve used are from Stampin’ Up!s Swirly Bird and the leaves are made with Flourish Thinlit Dies.  The sentiment is one I’ve cut down from Stampin’ Up!s Window Shopping – a set I won when recently attending Stampin’ Up!s On Stage Event.

Here’s my card:

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The design team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle