Freshly Made Sketches #367

Hey Everyone

We have a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for you!  This week our sketch has been designed by our Queen of creative backgrounds, distress inks and owner of probably the biggest stamp collections of anyone I know – Karren Johnson.

Also, don’t forget we are into week two of our Design Team Call.  This is your last week to enter, so if you’d like to join our group, head over to the challenge, link up a card and add DT Call next to your name.

I decided to go a little scenic with Karren’s sketch – something I don’t do very often.

The tree I’ve fussy cut out is from the ever faithful Lovely As A Tree – truly the most versatile of stamp sets.  I applied my Early Espresso and Old Olive Markers directly to the tree stamp, huffed on it with my breath and stamped on Whisper White Cardstock.  The little reindeer are from Dashing Deer Stamp Set.  I inked these up with Soft Suede Ink and cut them out with the matching Detailed Deer Framelits Dies.  The grassy area was stamped with the grass stamps from  High Tide.  I’ve used a combination of Mossy Meadow and Old Olive Inks for the meadow.

I searched around for a sentiment that fit in the space where I wanted to place it.  The one that worked the best was this Noel stamp from Joyous Noel.  I stamped this in Early Espresso Ink.  The background stamp is stamped in Crumb Cake Cardstock and is also from Joyous Noel.

The piece of designer series paper is from Wood Textures Designer Series Stack.  I thought the woodgrain background fit with my whole woodsy/meadow scene.  To balance out my placement of the reindeer, I added a sequin and a scrap of Burlap Ribbon near my sentiment.

For inspiration, head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see the gorgeous cards the Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #437

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

I really wanted to be super creative and think of an amazing project starting with I….. nothing came to me at the time so I went with the same stamp set I used on my previous card – Incredible Like You.  This two step flower stamp set creates perfect definition to the flowers but I gave it a little extra in using my white gel pen to add some stamen to the centre of the flower.  The flowers have been stamped in Grapefruit Grove.  The initial stamped has been stamped off once on scrap paper so the colour is lighter.  I then inked up the second stamp and stamped over the top to give it those petal lines.

The leaves are also a two step stamp – I’ve stamped these in Soft Sea Foam.  Looking at the card now, I wish I had’ve used a darker green so that they stood out a little more…..oh well, I don’t mind them in this soft colour.

The sentiment is also stamped in Soft Sea Foam.  This sentiment is also from Incredible Like You.  I tied a bow in White Bakers Twine and layered it under my flowers.

The Soft Sea Foam designer series paper strip was an off-cut I had sitting on my desk.  I was determined to use it up, so that was start of my card design.  I also had the Pearlized Doily on my desk, so I managed to sneak that on to my card too.

The Design Team at Just Add Ink have created awesome projects starting with the letter I.  Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #366

Hey Everyone

Welcome to our newest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week we have some exciting news!

For the next two weeks we are thrilled to announce a Design Team call!  Yes, we are looking to add to our fun team of enablers.  All the details to apply the Design Team are on the challenge blog.

On to the sketch.  This week our cool sketch has been designed by our fabulous sketch designer and ultra elegant card make Cecile Ribon.

So my initial thought was to replicate a Christmas tree like the sketch, but I decided to change things up and go with a layered floral card.

I received Incredible Like You at our recent Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event.  Of course I was in love with it as it’s a flower set and you know how much I love them.  I’ve stamped my flowers in Lovely Lipstick and fussy cut them out.  I then stamped my leaves from Petal Palette in Mossy Meadow Ink and gave them the same fussy cut treatment as the flowers.

The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from my 6″ x 6″ Subtles DSP stack.  From memory I used a piece of Soft Sea Foam.  I then matted it with some Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  I added some bakers twine and a sentiment stamped in Mossy Meadow, also from Incredible Like You.  The font used for the sentiments in this set are so pretty and elegant.

Head over to Freshly Made Sketches to see what the talented cardmakers at Freshly Made Sketches have designed and while you’re there, read all about our Design Team Call.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #436

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Sketches are my favourite inspiration for card making.  This week I’ve designed the sketch for our challenge at Just Add Ink.  Here’s the sketch I’ve designed for you:

For this card, I started with my choice of DSP first.  Sitting on my desk is the gorgeous Joyous Noel Specialty DSP – I don’t think it’s even made it to my paper storage racks yet as it’s being used so often.  I have to probably say the same about my Merry Christmas To All Bundle – it hasn’t made it to my shelf once because I seem to be using it on every second card….. The sentiments are both from this bundle.  The sprigs I’ve punched are made with Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and apart from the Silver Metallic Ribbon I’ve used, I’ve kept this card pretty simple.

The girls at Just Add Ink have created awesome cards with this weeks sketch. Pop over to the challenge and take a look at their creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #365

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This weeks fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by my wonderfully talented friend from the other side of the world, Jen Brum.

Another Christmas card? Why not?  You just never know when you’re going to be surprised with card you didn’t expect to receive.

Joyous Noel Speciality Designer Series Paper is one gorgeous pack.  I didn’t expect to love it as much as I do and now I am almost running out of it.  I really should’ve purchased two…. Both the pretty rectangles of DSP are from this pack.  I added sprigs punched in Tranquil Tide Cardstock and Vellum.  I layered my sentiment, from Merry Christmas To All, on a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock punched with my Darling Label Punch.  I then added a strip of Striped Burlap Trim and some Linen Thread looped behind everything.

The team have created gorgeous inspiration for you – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Global Design Project #165

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Directly after Onstage, I left for a 10 day holiday on the Gold Coast in Queensland.  It was so good to feel the sun on my face everyday and basically unwind.  On my return, of course I had to play with this face……and dodge her sharp teeth! She is Eden, my 11 week old silly puppy.

My craft room was calling to me as soon as I got up this morning.  It’s been over two weeks since I’ve created and I was hanging to touch my new goodies.  I found the following colour challenge at Global Design Project to play along with – how perfect are these colours for Christmas?

Oh these colours are just gorgeous together – so rich and elegant.  It’s hard to pick a favourite side when it comes to choices of Joyous Noel Specialty DSP. I’ve used a piece of Merry Merlot and a strip of Tranquil Tide DSPs on my card. I added a rectangle piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock and an embossed circle for texture.

These holly images are from Joyous Noel Stamp Set.  I’ve stamped them in Merry Merlot Ink with the centre of them being stamped off once on a scrap piece of paper.  My leaves are made with my Sprig Punch and Tranquil Tide Cardstock.  I scrounged through my Baker’s Twine tray and found a spool of Baker’s Twine that may or may not be Tranquil Tide – I can’t remember where it came from.  GDP Team – forgive me if it’s not the correct colour!

The sentiment I’ve used is also from Joyous Noel Stamp Set.  I’ve stamped it in Merry Merlot Ink directly on to Crumb Cake Cardstock.  The sweet little pearls are from Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

Here’s what I created:

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Cheers

Narelle

Colour INKspiration #45

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It’s time for a new challenge at Colour INKspiration Challenges.  To see what everyone is making and to link up your card to our facebook page – click here.

This week the challenge for you is to create a project using 1, 2, 3, 4 or all 5 of the 2017-2019 In Colours.  Easy peasy!

The challenge I gave myself was to create a Christmas card using colours from the 5 above.  In the end I chose 2 of them – Tranquil Tide and Powder Pink.

I only had one lot of stamping on this card – the “Christmas” sentiment from Merry Christmas To All.  I really do love this sentiment paired with the “Merry” Thinlit from Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies.  I then went to town cutting pine leaves from Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies in a combination of Tranquil Tide and Powder Pink Cardstocks.

The designer series paper layered in the background is from Joyous Noel Specialty DSP.  I then added a strip of Whisper White Cardstock embossed with Swirls and Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

As always, we have a blog hop to showcase our designs.  The next hop along the way is the super creative Tanya Bell.  You can click below to take you to see her amazing creation.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle