Freshly Made Sketches #284

Hey Everyone

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

Freshly Made Sketches #267

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Wednesday’s mean a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Unbelievably there’s only one more Wednesday after today before Santa comes!  I hope you’re all more ready than what I am!  Our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches is the amazingly talented Jennifer Timko.  I spied some absolutely gorgeous cards on her blog earlier.

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I wanted to create a feminine floral card (just to get away from Christmas – even thought I still don’t have enough to send out by next week).  The flowers and the background stamps I’ve used are from Stampin’ Up!s Swirly Bird and the leaves are made with Flourish Thinlit Dies.  The sentiment is one I’ve cut down from Stampin’ Up!s Window Shopping – a set I won when recently attending Stampin’ Up!s On Stage Event.

Here’s my card:

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The design team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #261

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I’ve scheduled this post as I am attending Stampin’ Up!s 2016 Live On-Stage Event in Brisbane! Events like these are a great way to catch up with all the lovely friends I have made on-line.  It’s also a good opportunity to see and get my hands on products that will be released in upcoming catalogues.

 

Now on to my card! I created this card for our newest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  The super talented Cindy Hall is our sketch designer – here’s her cool sketch:

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I’m loving Penned and Painted and have used it on another project that I will come back and show you tomorrow.  The colours I have used here are Basic Black, Mint Macaron and Calypso Coral. Here’s my card:

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The cards the design team have created are just gorgeous. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #331

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Don’t you hate it when you’re on annual leave and you forget what day it is and you schedule your post for the wrong day?  That’s me.  Here’s my post for this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge.

 

This week we have a fun challenge for you over at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is for you to

Just Add Wings

I LOVE this challenge.  I can’t wait to see what all you very creative people come up with.  I went pretty simple with wings because I don’t have a very big imagination and went with what first jumped into my mind.  Stampin’ Up!s Watercolor Wings is a fabulous set and is really easy to line up the layers on the first go.  I played around with colours to use for the wings and ended up with (in order of stamping) Soft Sky, Pool Party and Basic Black.  The rest of my card came together around those colours.  After my last messy effort of creating black linen thread, I learnt my lesson and this time I wore gloves.

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Come and join us with this great challenge. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the projects the girls have created for you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #256

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We have a new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer this week is the wonderfully talented Jennifer Timko.  Jennifer’s cards are lovely and clean – head over to her blog and be prepared to be inspired.

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Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper has some gorgeous papers in it.  I chose this stripe-y-watercolour- like paper to use as a banner.  I dragged out Summer Silhouettes – it’s my all-time favourite leaves stamp and inked it up in Pear Pizzazz.  The flowers are from a set called Swirly Bird and I’ve stamped them in Dapper Denim and Peekaboo Peach – a combination I think is really sweet together.

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The talented Clean Team have created gorgeous inspiration for you, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle