Just Add Ink #451

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This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is a gorgeous inspiration pic.  I am loving the sweet colours in this pic.

The pink wall reminded me of this pretty vellum DSP from Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper. The woodgrain DSP is also from this DSP.  The flower and leaves image I’ve lightly watercoloured is from All That You Are Stamp Set.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from this stamp set.

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards that will inspire you. So head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

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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

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Freshly Made Sketches #376

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Happy Wednesday! As you all probably know by now, Wednesday’s mean a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer this week is the fabulously talented Karren Johnson.

I have so many stamp sets sitting on my desk at the moment that it took me a while to choose a set.  Wouldn’t you know it? It was a floral stamp set I ended up going with!

This flower and leaf stamp is from Stampin’ Up!s All That You Are.  I gave it a light watercolour Powder Pink and added some Smoky Slate for definition in the crease lines.  I also used my Journalling Pen to give the base of the flowers more depth.  The stem and the leaves are watercoloured with Pear Pizzazz Ink.

The sentiment I’ve used is from the Well Said Bundle. Oh how I love this matching stamp and die set!  So many choices! The strip of DSP I’ve used on the bottom of my card is from Floral Romance Speciality Designer Series Paper.  This sheet is vellum and has a real elegance to it.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful inspiration for you. Head over to the challenge and take a look. Thanks for stopping by.



Freshly Made Sketches #342

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It’s Wednesday so that means we have a new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch this week has been designed by the amazing Linda Callahan who is one of the loveliest and most creative card makers around.

My card features products from All That You Are Stamp Set, Floral Romance Speciality Designer Series Paper and what I know is going to be some of my favourite die set – Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies.

The flowers from All That You Are were given a light watercolour colour with Fresh Fig Ink.  The leaves I added to my flowers were cut with Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  I also added a little Fresh Fig Cardstock leaf.  The Whisper White doily type diecut is also Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies.  I then added some Old Olive Linen Thread to tie all the colours together.  I used my White Gel Pen to add some detail to the centre of the flowers and lastly stamped a sentiment from All That You Are Stamp Set.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created fabulous cards with Linda’s sketch. Head over to the challenge and take a look.

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Freshly Made Sketches #369

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This is my first post after my little break for the Christmas and New Year period.  I hope you’ve all had an amazing festive season and didn’t overindulge like I did…..I do it every year – I just can’t help myself. I’m pretty sure it’s the law to put on weight over those 10 days or so 😉

We have one fantastic sketch for you to try this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer is Amy O’Neill.  You all know Amy is one super talented card maker right?

Oh I love new catalogue time. The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue is only days away.  As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, we are spoiled and get to order from this catalogue earlier than the release date.  One of the sets I knew I wanted when I received my catalogue in November was All That You Are.  This set, with it’s pretty flowers and leaves, were made for colouring.

My flower is watercoloured in Highland Heather Ink and the shadows and definition lines were drawn with my Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil.  The leaves are watercoloured with Pear Pizzazz Ink and the definition lines were drawn with my Old Olive Watercolor Pencil.

I’m going to call it now – the sentiment I have used on my card is from All That You Are Stamp Set also – it will be my favourite sentiment EVER! The font and the size of the letters are perfect for most of the circle and label punches I own.  As I don’t own an Highland Heather ribbon, I made my own by running my Whisper White Flax Ribbon over the Highland Heather Ink pad with my fingers.  I made sure I used gloves as my fingers get very inky.  I know this because the first time I tried this with ribbon, I had stained fingers for a day.  I then added two strips of cardstock I had sitting on my unused pile.  These are Highland Heather and Soft Sea Foam Cardstocks.


We have some exciting news over at Freshly Made Sketches.  We have new Design Team members – so pop over to read the announcement.  While you’re there, we would love it if you could play along with this weeks sketch.

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