Freshly Made Sketches #381

Hey Everyone

We have a new sketch for you to try at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Lee Ann Barrett.

This weeks sketch lends to clean lines and lots of white space.  I’ve added a strip of DSP from Botanical Butterfly DSP matted with some Basic Black Cardstock to my Whisper White Cardstock base.  I then fussy a butterfly from the same DSP to place on my leaves cut with my Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies. These were made with Pear Pizzazz Cardstock.  I then adhered the sentiment with some Braided Linen Thread and some Basic Black Cord underneath. A very quick and clean card for once!

 

The Clean Team have created gorgeous cards. Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team – Classic Garage Suite Blog Hop

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The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team are back with a hop featuring projects made with the Classic Garage Suite.

We all have need for masculine cards at some stage throughout the year – whether it be for a birthday or for Father’s Day.  I’ve created cards for both occasions, but you can easily change out the sentiments as needed and swap the occasion.

I used to struggle with masculine cards, so to overcome my fear of them, I keep a mostly white card base so that I don’t overcrowd them with too many layers. You probably all know by now that I love my layers, but sometimes they just don’t work for man cards.

I decided to start off with a Father’s Day card.  I love the shape of this sentiment and love the fact that there’s a matching die for it! This sentiment was the starting point for my card.

On the card base I randomly stamped the three nuts as a background stamp in Smoky Slate Ink.   I then added two strips of DSP from Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and a strip of Basic Black Cardstock.  To add some colour I took some Crushed Curry Cardstock and cut out the car badge with a thinlit from the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies.  I also looped some Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon and placed it to the side of the sentiment.  It still felt a little bare, so I cut some cogs in Basic Black Cardstock with various sized cogs from Garage Gears Thinlits Dies.

For my second card, I took the oil stain like background stamp and stamped it on card base with Smoky Slate Ink.  I then took some DSP from Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and the large cog die and ran it through the Bigshot.  I placed a strip of Crushed Curry DSP and a strip of Basic Black Cardstock across my card and then added a circle.  On the circle I placed my lightly coloured vintage card, from Geared Up Garage, and added the sentiment.  I was determined to add one of these cool Classic Garage Metal Elements on one of my projects.  This card will be the one I give to my husband for his birthday.  We have two vintage cars, so I know he will LOVE this card.

The Artisans have created amazing projects using this suite.  Make sure you visit the teams blogs and see what they’ve created.  The next talented cardmaker on the hop is my friend is Rochelle Blok.  You will absolutely love what she has to show you.

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, Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Basic Black Cardstock

Stamp Set: Geared Up Garage

Ink: Black Stazon Ink, Smoky Slate Ink

Other Products: Classic Garage Metal Elements, Black/Silver 1/’4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon, Garage Gears Thinlits Dies

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #448

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

Ok, so I might not have gone really creative for this challenge…… I had a busy weekend and at the end of the day, all I could think of was to use Jar Of Love Stamp Set as my “J” element.

For the background of my card I used a piece of this gorgeous printed vellum from Floral Romance Speciality Designer Series Paper.  I then took my Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and some Sahara Sand Cardstock and ran it though the Bigshot (after spritzing it with water first).

These Jar of Love leaves are stamped in Mint Macaron and fussy cut out.  I then stamped the two-step flowers in Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo Inks.  The centre of the flowers are stamped with Black Stazon Ink.  I had the word happy already cut out on my desk discarded from another project.  This die set that I had used for this sentiment is Well Written Framelits Dies.  The For You sentiment is also from the Jar Of Love Stamp Set.  I always keep strips of cardstock as I like layering them under sentiments – as I’ve done with this Powder Pink Cardstock.

Here’s my card:

The Just Add Ink team have created more inspirational things that start with “J” than me, so head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #379

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It’s time for a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by the talented Judy Rozema. Take a look at her fab sketch:

As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use Graceful Garden.  The roses match the sketch and gave me another chance to play around with colouring.  The colours I’ve used for my roses are Highland Heather and Elegant Eggplant Inks.  The leaves and stem are coloured with Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive Inks.

The base of my card is stamped with the background stamp from Graceful Garden in Black Stazon Ink.  I layered a strip of Basic Black Cardstock and a strip of spotted DSP from Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  I then took two pieces of Basic Black Bakers Twine and placed them across my card. I tied a bow with some offcut twine and adhered it to my card with a Glue Dot.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is also from Graceful Garden – don’t you just love the font in this sentiment?

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have gorgeous cards with this weeks sketch.  Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.  While you’re there, we would love it if you could link up a card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Dear Doily Love Continues

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One stamp and die set that hasn’t left my desk since I received it is the Dear Doily Bundle.  This Dear Doily Stamp Set and  Doily Builder Thinlits Dies are uh-mazing!  At the end of my day-of-play, I whipped up the following card.

This card was created by inking up the large doily stamp in Elegant Eggplant Ink and the small doily in Powder Pink Ink.  Both of these were fussy cut, although once I started layering I realised I didn’t need to fussy cut the large one.  Oh well!  I then took my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and created a frame by cutting some Whisper White Cardstock with two square dies at once.  I then took my Powder Pink doily and layered it over the frame.

These super pretty flowers are also from the Dear Doily Stamp Set.  As with my previous cards using this set, I applied my markers directly to the stamp.  The colours I’ve used for flowers are Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive. I then used the die to cut them flowers out on my Bigshot.

The sentiment I’ve used has such a pretty font, that I couldn’t go past it.  It’s also from Dear Doily Stamp Set.  To finish off the card I added some Flirty Flamingo Ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #378

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Welcome to a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch hostess is the wonderfully talented Amy O’Neill.  I absolutely adore everything she creates.

After playing around for about an hour with different stamp sets and colour combinations, I finally went with Rooted in Nature for my card. The main reason it took me an hour to decide was because I was re-watching Stranger Things on Netflix, so my focus wasn’t initially on my card…..was too busy watching Eleven do her thing……

The colour combination I chose to use on my card was Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Sahara Sand.  I stamped the circular timber piece in Sahara Sand Ink and my leaves and trees are stamped with Bermuda Bay and Pool Party Inks.  This fab sentiment I’ve used on my card is also from Rooted In Nature and is stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink.  I added a strip of Bermuda Bay Cardstock that I offset under my sentiment.  I wrapped some White Bakers Twine around the end of my sentiment strip and then added some tiny Needlepoint Nook Buttons.

You can see that my layering is slightly off from Amy’s sketch, so I hope she’ll forgive me.

Here’s my card:

 

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards with Amy’s sketch.  Head over to the challenge see what they’ve created.  You will be totally inspired to join in the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team Sale-A-Bration Coordination Blog Hop – Painted Seasons

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Welcome to my blog.  The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design are back with a hop featuring cards from the Sale-A-Bration Second Release Brochure and Sale-A-Bration Coordination Promotion. The products I’ve used on my cards are from both of these promotions.  These products are available to demonstrators and customers for only a short time. So be quick to order before 31st March so you don’t miss out!

 

My cards are featuring gorgeous flowers and designer series paper from the Second Release Sale-A-Bration Promotion.  This bundle is called Painted Seasons Bundle and can be yours in Australia by spending $180.  Of course I was beside myself receiving another flower-y stamp set.  I can never have enough flower stamp sets.  The colour scheme for my cards was inspired from the papers from Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

I gave the card base on my first card a bit of a watercoloured background.  I applied a very watered down Call Me Clover wash over my Watercolor Paper and waited for it to dry.  I then moved on to stamp my flowers from the Painted Seasons Stamp Set in Mango Melody Ink.  To give definition and depth to my flowers, I took my Journalling Pen and went to town around the centre of the flowers and to each petal.  After each flower was cut out, I stamped some leaves from the stamp set in Call Me Clover and Soft Sea Foam Inks.

Once the card base was dry, I stamped the ink splatter type stamp on to my watercoloured background with Black Stazon Ink.  Not going to lie, I was a little hesitant to do this in case the black ink bled, but it all turned out ok….  I then added some strips of Call Me Clover and Soft Sea Foam Cardstock under my sentiment to tie all of my colours together.

One of the fabulous products from the Sale-A-Bration Coordination Promotion I’ve used on this card is the matching die set to Painted Seasons.  These dies are called Four Seasons Framelits Dies and are a combination of flowers and leaves.  I actually couldn’t believe how many dies there are in this set.


For my second card, I started with this amazing graphic DSP matted with Call Me Clover Cardstock.  As with my previous card, I used the same flowers and leaves, but instead of fussy cutting them, I ran them through the bigshot with these dies.  The sentiment I’ve used on my cards is from All That You Are Stamp Set.

For my layering under the sentiment, I added a strip of Call Me Clover Cardstock and some White Burlap Ribbon and some Braided Linen Trim.

The next amazing Artisan Team Member on the hop is the very talented Rochelle Blok.  Click below to take you to her blog to check out her gorgeous projects.

If you get lost along the way, I’ve listed all of our fabulous Artisan’s links to their blogs below.  All you need to do is click on their name to visit their blogs and their fabulous creations.

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 – that’s me!

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Call Me Clover Cardstock, Soft Sea Foam Cardstock, Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper

Stamp Sets: Painted Seasons, All That You Are

Ink: Stazon Black Ink, Call Me Clover Ink, Soft Sea Foam Ink, Mango Melody Ink

Other Products: Bigshot, Journalling Pen, Four Seasons Framelits Dies, Circle Punches, White Burlap Ribbon, Braided Linen Thread

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle