Freshly Made Sketches #402

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It’s Wednesday, so that means we have a new sketch challenge for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. My super creative friend, Karren Johnson, has created the following sketch – which is a pretty cool one.

I am on a mission, a Christmas card mission.  My festive card stash has grown because of all the new toys I received recently from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

As soon as I saw Karren’s sketch, I thought these baubles and holly images from Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set would work perfectly.  I gave the baubles some colour with Cherry Cobbler Blends and Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink.  For the Golden Glitz Ink, I used an old Aqua Painter with no water in it and applied the colour to the bauble.  I really like the sparkle it brings to the bauble.  The holly was given colour with my Cherry Cobbler and Mint Macaron Blends.

For the background I used my new Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder to give texture to my Whisper White Cardstock.  I’ve actually used the debossed side of the cardstock because I liked the look of the ridges with my baubles.

I added a strip of DSP from Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper and a strip of Real Red 1″ Ruched Ribbon.  After adding a strip of Garden Green Cardstock and the sentiment from Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set, I finished off my card with three Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using this weeks sketch, head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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CAS(E) this Sketch #338

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The team at CAS(E) this Sketch have created a fabulous sketch.  I couldn’t resist playing along with it and knew that this sketch would be the perfect layout for an upcoming Christmas class card.

I’ve been itching to use my new Pigment Sprinkles.  I took the Granny Apple Green jar and sprinkled the tiniest bit out on to a clear block. After spritzing the sprinkles with a small amount of water, I used my Aqua Painter to mix the colour.  I then applied the Aqua Painter to my cardstock and created the watercolour wash background.

Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set and matching Beautiful Boughs Dies were sitting on my desk as I had used them for a couple of upcoming cards.  I inked up the large pine cone image with my new Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink. I think I may very well be in love with these inks.  They’re a dream to stamp with and perfect for all my festive cards – the sparkle in them is so pretty.  The smaller pine cone was inked up with Soft Suede Ink.

The sentiment from Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set has also been inked up with my Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink.  For more detail, (one can’t have enough details) I added some Linen Thread under the sentiment and added three Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Here’s my card:

Thank you CAS(E) this Sketch Design Team for inspiration for my Christmas card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #401

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We hope you all had fun playing along with last weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches . For those who played along, I hope you’ve all checked  checked your email to see if you have won one of the many prizes that our generous sponsors donated.

This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the wonderfully talented Cecile Ribon.

I’m currently working on my Christmas cards and thought Cecile’s sketch would work really well for one.  I started my card with a Copper Foil circle.  I then heat embossed the cluster of stars background stamp from Frosted Foliage with Copper Embossing Powder on a Whisper White Cardstock circle.  I then stamped the stem of holly with Memento Black Ink and coloured the berries with Cherry Cobbler Blends.  I fussy cut them out and raised them up because I really like dimension to my cards.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Tidings All Around Stamp Set.  This has also been embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.  Under all my layers I added a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock and a strip of 1/4″ Copper Trim.

Here’s my card:

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created the most gorgeous cards with this weeks sketch.  Why don’t you pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created?

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #472

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It’s time for another challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge for you is a sketch challenge:

My initial thought was to create a Christmas Card.  In the end I’ve gone with what isn’t a Christmas card at all……sometimes that just happens 🙂

I started with two different papers from Woven Threads DSP.  I then chose Free As A Bird Stamp Set and coloured my birds with a combination of Ivory and Crumb Cake Blends.  For the leaves I chose Lovely Lipstick and Old Olive Blends.  I then fussy the image out and layered it on a strip of Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim, Crumb Cake Cardstock and a sentiment.  To finish off my card, I added three rhinestones from my Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

Here’s my take on the sketch:

I can’t wait to see what you create with this weeks sketch.  If you’d like some inspiration for the sketch, head over to Just Add Ink and see what the Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #400 Week 4

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Welcome to week 4 of our month of celebration at Freshly Made Sketches.  This challenge is a special one as there will be prizes! Yes! Prizes! All you have to do is design a card and link it up to the challenge for your chance to win.  We will randomly choose cards to receive a prize from our sponsors below.  How fabulously generous these companies are to provide these prizes for us to give away.

Wonder if I can create a card and change my name in the gallery so I could be eligible for one of these……probs not…..

The card I’ve created showcases one of my favourite images – the gorgeous magnolia image from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. This flower is so easy to colour and is a great focal point to any card.  I’ve lightly coloured the petals with my Petal Pink Blends and the leaves with my Mint Macaron Blends.

The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Magnolia Lane DSP.  I matted the DSP with Mossy Meadow Cardstock and layered it on a Thick Whisper White Cardstock base.  Once my flower was coloured, I added a sentiment from Tropical Chic as it was the perfect shape and size for my card.  I also matted the sentiment with Mossy Meadow Cardstock.

Don’t forget for you chance to win one of the amazing prizes above, then head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card. While you’re there, make sure you check out the wonderful cards the Clean Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #400 Week 3

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Welcome to the third week of Freshly Made Sketches month of celebrations.  Week 3 sees us re-visit our 300th sketch. I hope you can join in with this weeks sketch challenge. I love looking at the gallery to see what you create.

I played around with colour combinations and came up with Night of Navy, Rococo Rose, Smoky Slate and Blackberry Bliss for my card.

The stamp set I used was the First Frost Stamp Set and matching dies.  The flowers have been stamped in a combination of Blackberry Bliss and Rococo Rose Inks.  The sentiment I’ve added to my card is also from this set.  It’s been stamped in Black Memento Ink.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using this sketch.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created with the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Team Blog Hop -Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper

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Welcome to my blog and the newest Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!

This month we are featuring projects using these amazing Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.  We’re pairing these detailed sheets with various stamp sets.  The stamp set I’m using is the Inspiring Iris Stamp Set.  This stamp set is soooooo very pretty and has a mix of flower single flowers and long stemmed flowers.

All  four of my cards feature backgrounds cut from the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.  These squares are easy to cut out from the sheet and create a beautiful background for your cards.

For my first card I’ve stamped the single flower stamp three times and gave it them some watercolour with Highland Heather Ink.  I added more ink in the crease lines to give definition to the petals. I then added Daffodil Delight Ink to the centre of the blooms with my Daffodil Delight Blends.

The leaves I’ve used are a combination of leaves from the stamp set and also leaves that I’ve trimmed from the laser-cut sheet.  There are so many leaves that you can trim from the sheets with just a snip here and a snip there.  I gave these leaves colour with some Pear Pizzazz and  Mossy Meadow Inks.  The sentiment on this sentiment is from Beautiful Friendship. I layered the sentiment on a strip of Highland Heather Ink – a little bit off centre.

This second card was created with the long stemmed iris stamp.  I had fun colouring these flowers with Elegant Eggplant Ink and Daffodil Delight Blends for the centre.  The leaves have been lightly watercoloured with Pear Pizzazz Ink.  Again I added a strip of Highland Heather Cardstock under the sentiment.

These background laser-cut outs do all the work on my cards.  I matted this cut out with Highland Heather Cardstock so it shows through the intricate panel.  I then added flowers and leaves as created on my first card.  The sentiment is also from the Inspiring Iris Stamp Set.

For my final card, I daubed the background with Highland Heather Ink so it peaks through the cut out. I then layered the fussy cut irises as well as leaves with the sentiment from Rare Blessing Stamp Set.  Under the sentiment, I added a Whisper White Bakers Twine strip and bow.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects I’ve created.  The next Artisan in the hop is my amazingly talented friend, Rochelle Blok. Click on her name or the badge below to continue on the hop.  I’ve listed all the names of the team below if you get lost along the way.

2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team

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

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

 

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Highland Heather Cardstock

Stamp Set: Inspiring Iris Stamp Set, Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set, Rare Blessings Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Highland Heather Ink, Daffodil Delight Blends, Elegant Eggplant Ink, Mossy Meadow Ink, Pear Pizzazz Ink

Other Products: Shimmer Detailed Lasercut Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Label Punch

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #470

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It’s that time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink!  This week our challenge for you is to:

When I first saw what this challenge was, I’m not gonna lie, I panicked!!! I thought to myself “how do I create a card with no stamping?!?” After I calmed myself, I realised I could do this.  I thought about what I had in my collection that words on it and came up with my Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack.  It has images and pre-printed words that I could use for a masculine card.

When in doubt for a card, I layer.  By adding a strip of DSP, some Sahara Sand Cardstock and a piece of printed rope from the M&M Card Pack, it gave me the detail I like for card.  I fussy cut the lighthouse image from one of the cards and layered it on my card base.  The twine is knotted together and layered behind the lighthouse.  I then added a wheel diecut cut with my Smooth Sailing Dies.  I added my sentiments and my card was done! It all came together and I now wonder why I was so worried…..

Here’s what I created:

The team at Just Add Ink have created awesome cards without stamping.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #400 Week 2

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Welcome to the second week of Freshly Made Sketches month of celebrations.  Week 2 sees us revisit our 200th sketch.

This sketch had me reaching for my Dashing Deer Bundle to pair with some Garden Lane DSP.  I love it when I can work products into projects for something other than they were designed for.  This Garden Lane DSP isn’t a traditional pack of Christmas papers, but I think it works perfect for my festive card.

My deer has been cut out with my Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies.  To tie in with the colours in the DSP, I used Mossy Meadow Cardstock for him.  I added some strips of Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand Cardstocks under the sentiment as well as piece of Braided Linen Trim.  For a bit of sparkle I added some Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

The team have created wonderful cards using this sketch.  Why don’t you pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created?  We would love it if you played along with us!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Morning Magnolia Thrown Together

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On the weekend I decided I’m the messy cardmaker ever.  Some of the Artisan Design Team filmed their craft spaces for us to view – which were totally amazing by the way.  I was in awe.  My room however, was totally putrid and I was too embarrassed to show it.  A clean up then followed……for about 1/2 hour and then I got bored.  So instead of putting things away, I decided to create a card from a magnolia image I had laying on my desk as well as some DSP cut offs.  That was much for fun than cleaning! Cleaning can wait for another day right?

The rectangles of designer series paper I used are from Garden Lane DSP and Woven Threads DSP.  The amazing magnolia image is from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set.  I gave the petals colour with my Petal Pink and Crumb Cake Blends and the centre with Daffodil Delight Blends.  The leaves have been coloured with my Mint Macaron Blends.

The sentiment I’ve used is also from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. I added a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock and a piece of Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim. Pretty quick and easy as I already had everything stamped, cut out and ready to go.

Here’s the card I created:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle