Freshly Made Sketches #238

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It’s Wednesday, so that means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Kim is our talented sketch designer this week.  I fell in love with this sketch as soon as I saw it.  Kim, you have a winner here!

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Lots of details here but I still managed to keep it clean.  I’ve used Stampin’ Up!s Garden in Bloom and the splatters in the background are from Timeless Textures.  Here’s my card:

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Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the gorgeous cards the team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) This Sketch #173 & colourQ Challenge #342

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From a vintage-y tatty card in my previous post today to a very CAS one that probably took a third of the time to create. I’ve created my card for two challenges – CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge and colourQ Challenge.

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Look at these colours I’ve combined! I’ve definitely come a long way from when I used to use neutrals only! The Stampin’ Up! stamp sets I’ve used are Papillion Potpourri, Timeless Textures and Four You. Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

A Card for My Mum

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It was Mother’s Day a couple of weekends ago and as usual I stressed over making a card for my mum. My mum loves Stampin’ Up! as much as I do and I know she’d be happy with anything I gave her, but I always spend a little more time when creating her cards – just so she can see I put that little bit of extra love into them.  She loves my over-layered, tattered vintage-y cards, so this is what I made for her. You can’t get more worn than this mum!

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #237

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Welcome to a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch hostess this week is Linda Callahan.  Head over to Linda’s blog and check out her wonderfully witty blog and very creative projects. Here’s her sketch that I just happen to adore:

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Stampin’ Up!s Birthday Blooms is my favourite flower stamp at the moment.  Perfect for colouring and is a super stunning feature on any card. Here’s what I created:

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Every week our team creates the most gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.  While you’re over there, we would love for you to link up a card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #447 & Create with Connie & Mary #406

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A couple of people have asked me why I don’t make many of my vintagey over-layered style of cards anymore.  I think it’s a combination of time (well, lack of time – they really do take me longer to finish them) and also the negative comment that was left on my blog last year that all my cards looked the same in this style.  I’m going to try and find the time to mix up my cards so that I have a combination of both clean and vintage.

I’ve combined today’s card for two challenges – the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday and the colour challenge at Create with Connie & Mary.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #309

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We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink.  This week we have a gorgeous inspiration picture for you to create your projects:

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I’ve carried over the colours and chevrons into my star card that I created with a teen girl in mind.  Here’s my card:

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The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #232

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It’s my turn to host the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Whenever it’s my turn, I plan the sketch with no thought of what card I want to design.  When it comes time to put a card together, I struggle with designing a card!  I kept the sketch simple (for once) but it still took me forever to finish my card. Here’s my sketch:

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Here’s my card:

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Our team has provided wonderful inspiration for you, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #441

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I made this card for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch challenge a few days ago but as we’ve had so much sunshine for the last couple of days, I sat by the pool instead of creating cards!

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I played with the lighting on this card for ages but it still came out dark. I’m terrible at getting my lighting right when I’m on hols and don’t have my light tent. Next year I’m going to put the light tent and my coffee machine on my packing list!  Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #230

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch hostess is the super talented Jen Brum.  Head over to her blog and take a look at her gorgeous cards.

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I used this sketch to create a card for my niece who had a birthday last week.  The colours I’ve used are Whisper White, Basic Black and Calypso Coral.  To create the black thread I donned some gloves and inked up some Stmapin’ Up! Linen Thread by running the thread with my fingers over a Basic Black ink pad.  It’s a messy job if you don’t use gloves!

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Our team has provided wonderful inspiration for you, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and be ready to be inspired.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #229

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I’m so proud of myself. I haven’t eaten one Easter egg yet! I figure if I don’t have any in the house, then I won’t eat any.  Can’t say the same for hot cross buns though…..I’ve eaten far too many. For some reason I can’t just stop at one.  Can’t believe how quickly Easter has come around.  I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and don’t eat too much chocolate!

It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch hostess is the super talented Cindy Hall.  Her cards are always so beautiful – head over to her blog and check them out.

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I really can’t get enough of Stampin’ Up!s Botanical Builder Framelits.  They’re so easy to use and look great on any project.  The background stamping was created with one of the stamps from Timeless Textures.  Here’s my card:

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Come and join us with this weeks sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the wonderful inspiration from the Clean Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle