Freshly Made Sketches #292

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I love Wednesdays as it means a new sketch to showcase Stampin’ Up! goodies that have taken my fancy for my card!  This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the uber talented Cecile Ribon.  She’s also super talented at sketch designing!

The daisy I have used is from Stampin’ Up!s Daisy Delight which is totally fun to colour.  I stamped the outline in Black Archival Ink and then water coloured with a bit of Hello Honey Ink and then added a bit of black with my black watercolour pencil to add definition to the flower. I then stamped some ink splatters in the backgroundfrom Swirly Bird in Basic Black Ink.  The leaves are cut with dies from Flourish Thinlits and my sentiment is from Big on Birthdays.  I embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder – a look I love for sentiments. My circles are cut with circle dies and the smidge of DSP you can see is from Pop of Pink Specialty DSP – which is now retired.

Here’s my card:

The design team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #290

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This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by Kim Singdahlsen. Kim has such a wonderful and distinctive style. Pop over to her blog and take a look at her gorgeous cards.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous is stunning stamp set.  I just adore these striking flowers and used them on my card to create an elegant wedding card.  The background ink spots are from Swirly Bird and I’ve stamped them in Basic Black.  The outline of the flowers are stamped in Basic Basic and the inside with Berry Burst and Powder Pink.  My foliage has been stamped in Smoky Slate and then fussy cut. I am loving this colour combo together! I’ve just realised now as I’m typing this that I’ve used no DSP on my card – this one is an easy card for a card class as there’s not a lot of cutting preparation!

The Clean Team at Freshly Made Sketches have created GORGEOUS cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #360

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There’s a new sketch waiting for you at Just Add Ink and this week I’m the sketch designer.  As always when I design a sketch, I’ve got NO clue what card I’m going to create.  In fact I created two because I wasn’t sure which one I liked best…..same sketch, but each so different.

Here’s the sketch I came up with:

The first of my cards is a shaker card.  Stampin’ Up!s Life Me Up is such a versatile stamp set that lends itself to either a feminine card or a masculine card.  Because I’ve used a bit of bling and gold ribbon, I think I’ll give this card to a female. The DSP I’ve used is from Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper. I made sure I stocked up on this before it retires.

Here’s the second card I made.  I used the sketch to make a Mother’s Day card for my mum with some new Stampin’ Up! goodies.  The Daisy Delight Bundle is going to be a favourite for sure. When I first joined Stampin’ Up!, I purchased every coordinating stamp set and punch bundle there was. They really make stamping and cutting so easy. The colours I’ve used are Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist (you’ve probably noticed my love for these colours in my last couple of cards!).  The background behind my stitched circle was created by the smooshing technique and ink splatters from Swirly Bird. I was in the mood on the weekend for mastering this technique and ended up with really inky fingers!

The design team have created the most gorgeous cards this week.  I totally love them all! Head over to Just Add Ink and get ready to be inspired by them.

We would love it if you could play along!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #286

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We have a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches for you and this time it’s my turn to design the sketch.

Here’s the sketch I designed:

I’ve used some new Stampin’ Up! goodies from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue for my card.  I love it when I have new toys to play with!

The flower I’ve used on my card is a sticker from Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers – they’re so easy to use and so effective. I then added a gold sequin to the centre of the flower to add a little more bling to my already gold accented card (really, you can never have too much gold and bling!).  The flower is mounted on a circle cut with Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies and this has been mounted on a Lace Doily.  The designer series paper I’ve used is called Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Oh my goodness! It’s so pretty!  I added a strip of thin gold ribbon and added one of my new gold tassels from my new Mini Tassels Assortment pack.

For the background of my card I stamped the ink splatters from Swirly Bird with my versamark and then heat embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder.  I then created the sentiment in the same way.  The little Hello sentiment is from a stamp set called Eastern Beauty. This stamp set matches Eastern Medallion Thinlits and Eastern Palace Specialty DSP.

We would love it if you could play along with our sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and be inspired by the Clean Teams gorgeous cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #284

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Oh I love a great sketch! This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the talented cardmaker and talented sketch maker Karren Johnson.

The pretty colour combination I have used on my card is – Soft Sky, Mossy Meadow & Sweet Sugarplum.  A combo I have never used before, but found I really love these colours together.  The flowers I have used are from Stampin’ Up!s Special reason and I have paired them with the flower and leave dies from Stylish Stems Framelit Dies.  I stamped the sentiment and frame around the sentiment die in Basic Black ink so it would stand out a bit more – it is also from Special Reason.

Here’s my card:

The design team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Head over to the challenge and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #272

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So it seems my bad week from last week has carried on to this week.  I completely forgot to schedule this post for Wednesday!  I’m going to blame being on holidays as I have totally lost track of days.

This weeks cool sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the very talented Cecile Ribon!

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I’ve used Stampin’ Up!s Balloon Adventures for my card.  It gave me another chance to use my new Watercolor Pencils.  Here’s my card:

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

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