Freshly Made Sketches #316

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Time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  This weeks sketch has been designed by the uber talented Jennifer Timko. She creates fabulous sketches and uh-mazing cards.  Head over to her blog and take a look at her wonderful creations.  Here’s this weeks sketch:

One of great things about attending a Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event is seeing and receiving products from the upcoming Occasions Catalogue.  The stamp set I received for attending Onstage is called Picture Perfect Birthday.  This set is all about birthdays and I’ve chosen the candles, bow, confetti background stamp and sentiment from this set.  The candles are a two step stamping image.  The first one is stamped in Blushing Bride and Berry Burst and the second one, as well as the bow, is stamped in Pool Party and Bermuda Bay.  The confetti in the background is stamped in Blushing Bride.  I then added a strip of Vintage Crochet Trim across my card.  The “cue the confetti” sentiment is embossed on Basic Black cardstock and the sentiment on my circle is stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink.

Here’s my take on Jennifer’s sketch:

The team at Freshly Made Sketches has created awesome cards.  We would love it if you could join us with this weeks sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #313

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Time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our fabulous sketch creator is my very talented friend, Karren Johnson. As soon as I saw Karren’s card for this challenge, I immediately fell in love – it is absolutely stunning!  A card after my own heart with truly amazing flowers and perfect colouring.

I have only just realised I’d ordered Stampin’ Up!s Birthday Delivery and it had yet to see ink.  I decided to get a little creative with Karren’s sketch and create a card for a child using this set.  Can you see how I kind of followed the sketch?  Hopefully Karren will think it’s close enough…….  My images are lightly watercoloured in a variety of colours.  For once I think I was able to combine colours and make them look like they belong!

Here’s my card:

To see all the gorgeous cards the Clean Team have created, head over to Freshly Made Sketches.  We would love it if you could join us with this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #370

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It’s Friday here in Australia and it’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is sketch week and I’m the sketch designer.  I’ve created the following sketch for you:

After yesterday’s baby card I decided to make another one.  I wanted to use Moon Baby, a Stampin’ Up! stamp set that hadn’t seen ink – until today.

I also used my Embossing Paste for a project that I actually liked.  My previous attempts have ended up in the bin……  I’ve used various stamps from Moon Baby and given them a light watercolour.  My moon baby is also lightly watercoloured with Soft Sky Ink and then fussy cut and raised with dimensionals.

The designer series paper is from the same DSP pack as I used yesterday.  It’s called Naturally Eclectic and and I like that it matches my Pattern Party Decorative Masks.

Here’s my card:

We would love it if you could join us with this challenge.  To inspire you, the design team have created gorgeous cards – head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #291

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Jen Brum is our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Jen’s sketch is really cool and my card come together in no-time.  Jen’s cards are so elegant and striking – you’ll want to head over to her blog and check them out.

I’m big on Lemon Lime Twist at the moment. I don’t think I’ve been addicted to a colour as much this one in a while.  The Lemon Lime Twist DSP I’ve used is from Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and the fabulous sentiment is from Big on Birthdays.  The “Hooray” balloon sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and I’ve punched it out with my balloon punch.  The Peekaboo Peach balloon is crimped with my retired Stampin’ Up! Crimping Tool.  The circles I’ve stamped in the background are from Eastern Beauty, a stamp set that I’m finding is really versatile. I love finding new ways to show off stamp sets.

Here’s my card:

As always the Clean Team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Pop on over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.  We would love it if you could join in with Jen’s sketch this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Kelly’s Stamping Friends Blog Hop – Celebrating 5 Years

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My wonderfully talented and hardworking friend Kelly Kent is celebrating 5 years of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! I was really pleased to meet Kelly in person last year at Stampin’ Up!s OnStage Event.  She lives waaaaay on the other side of Australia to me and someday I hope to catch up with her again – she is such a sweetie!

To celebrate her milestone she has organised a blog hop with stamping friends.  I loved the idea of a blog hop to celebrate her anniversary and was pleased to play along.  I’ve just realised today is actually my 8th year anniversary as a demo too! To top things off today is my 25th wedding anniversary – so celebrations all around!

The theme for the hop is “Happy”.  The card I’ve made is a fun birthday card with a cool “Happy” sentiment from Birthday Celebrations.  I watercoloured my sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist – a colour that really pops when combined with Basic Black.  I heat embossed the “Birthday to You” sentiment (also from Birthday Celebrations) in white embossing powder and smooshed techniqued the background with Lemon Lime Twist.

The Lemon Lime Twist balloon is stamped from a set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous and the black balloons are punched with various Stampin’ Up! balloon punches.  I used my white gel pen to create a shine line to them.  The black and silver DSP is from Pop of Pink Specialty DSP and the strip of Lemon Lime Twist DSP is from Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.

A little bit of Black Bakers Twine, Silver Ribbon and a few sequins and my card was done.

Next hop along the way is Wendy Hodkinson.  You’re going to love what she’s created.

Happy Anniversary Kelly – congrats on your 5 years! ❤

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) this Sketch #222

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Weekends at home mean time to play in my craft room.  Do you find that your cards come together easy on some days and then on others, you could sit and stare at them for ages without even putting ink on cardstock?  That’s me.  This weekend was an easy peasy stamping weekend.  I banged out all my design team cards in no time and even had time to create a card for a challenge.

The challenge I’m playing along with is for this weeks CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.  What a great sketch to work with!

My craft room is in a bit of a mess.  It’s almost got to a “hop, skip and jump” to reach the desk……well almost.  It’s amazing what you find when you do a bit of a clean up!  I was able to findd a few “hiding” stamp sets.  The sentiments and balloon I’ve used are from Stampin’ Up!s Birthday Bright .  The circles are from Eastern Beauty and I’ve stamped these in Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst & Smoky Slate.  I like that these stamp sets work so well together as Birthday Bright has curvy sentiments that fit the circles perfectly.

Under my sentiment is a strip of Lemon Lime Twist.  This is cut with a new border punch – Ticket Tear Border Punch – this will be available in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

 

Just Add Ink #356

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge for you is to :

I decided to go with two balloons and two circles.  The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I have used is Balloon Adventures. I’ve love a layered card and have gone to town with circles and a banner and on top of those, a sentiment in a banner.  My balloons are coloured lightly with Watercolor Pencils and I stamped the background with a smidge of dots from Timeless Textures.

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and check them out. While you’re there, we would love you to play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle