Fusion – Galaxy Challenge

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I challenged myself this weekend to clean my craft room so I would have some idea of just how much craft stuff I have in my room.  I’ve lost a stamp set, and quite possibly my dog, so it’s essential I get it in to order.  I failed my clean up challenge as I made this card instead.  I will try and clean my room tomorrow…..

The card I made is for a cool challenge at Fusion Card Challenge .

I’ve chosen to use both the sketch and the inspiration pic for my card.

We dream at night, right? This starry themed DSP from Twinkle Twinkle DSP made me think of dreams. So I figured Follow Your Dreams Bundle was the perfect choice for my card.  Also, I have no alien/space type stamp sets, so a dreamcatcher was all I had to go with…..

The dreamcatcher in the background is stamped with Smoky Slate Ink. I ran the image and my framelit through the bigshot to cut the image out.  I then took some Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and cut out the smaller dreamcatcher. I layered this diecut over the stamped image and stuck them together. For the centre of the catcher, I added a tiny Artisan Pearl.  I stamped three feathers in Pool Party, Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist Inks and adhered them to the side of the catcher with some Pool Party Bakers Twine.

The intricate circle to the side of my dreamcatcher is also cut with framelits from Chase Your Dreams Framelits Dies.  For this, I used Pool Party Cardstock.  I then stamped the row of flowers and gave them a very light watercolour with Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party Inks – to keep with the same colour theme.

I added some strips of Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock under my sentiment.  I keep all my cut offs for occasions just like this. It always feels good when you can use them up instead of throwing them away.

Oh and don’t worry about the dog.  She appeared from my messy space once she got hungry! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #348

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I am always thrilled when it’s Wednesday. Mainly because we get to play along with a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, but also because I’m closer to the weekend and that means craft room time!

Our sketch hostess this week is Jennifer Brum.  If you haven’t been over to her blog, you need to so you can see her gorgeous cards.  But first, take a look at her wonderful sketch:

In my last Stampin’ Up! order I received Follow Your Dreams Bundle.  The dream catcher is cut with my Chase Your Dreams Framelits Dies and has two layers – one in Whisper White and one in Silver Foil.  The feathers are also cut from the dies in this Framelit set.  I initially cut and stuck down a Silver Foil sentiment, but felt it didn’t stand out enough from the background, so I then cut one in Basic Black Cardstock and offset it slightly from the Silver Foil to create a silver shadow.  I like how the sentiment stands out more now and ties in with the black feather.

The designer series paper squares are from a pack that I just cracked open and am already loving called Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper.   The papers in this pack are sooooooo pretty and I can’t wait to create a baby card using some of these papers.

Here’s my card:

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards that will definitely inspire you. Pop over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #417

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For two nights last week I tried to create a card for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge – I failed, until now.  The challenge at Just Add ink for you is to:

I tried two different types of tree cards and even gave the images I’ve used on my card below a try and for some reason a card using something with a T wasn’t happening.  I was determined to create a card and tonight I finally finished off a card.

The theme I’ve chosen is a teen card.  The cool images I’ve used below are from a 2018 Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Epic Celebrations – perfect for a teen card.  I’ve added lots of layers and background stamping to fill up my card – no CAS card here….

There’s still time to play along with our challenge at Just Add Ink.  Pop over to the challenge and see the fabulous inspiration the design team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #401

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How about a sketch challenge?  We have a great one for you at Just Add Ink!  Take a look at this weeks fabulous sketch:

I’ve stayed away from a floral stamp set – just to prove to myself that I can! Florals will always be my first choice when I sit down to create a card.  This week I’ve chosen to create a fun birthday card with candles.  The candles and sentiment I’ve used are from Stampin’ Up!s Picture Perfect Birthday.  The inks I’ve used for my candles are – Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Lemon Lime Twist.

The Pool Party Cardstock in the background is stamped with the confetti like stamp in Bermuda Bay Ink.  Initially I just had the cardstock uninked, but it looked a tad plain to me.  I kind of think it looks like a DSP and was able to match the colours in the candles.  This card would be a good card for a class as it can show your class that you can create a card without buying DSP to match.  I added some Pool Party Bakers Twine and some Gold Sequin Trim under my circle layer to give my card a fullness and details that I like to give my cards.

Here’s my card:

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge blog and take a look. We would love it if you could join us with this weeks challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #385

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you. This week is inspiration picture week. How pretty is this one?

You’d think I would automatically think flower card with this challenge, but I decided to change it up and go for a fun birthday card using colours from the pic in my cardstock and images.

My balloons are from a stamp set called Birthday Bright and my party blower (if that what’s it’s called?) and my sentiment are from Picture Perfect Birthday.

As always, the team have created cards that will surely inspire you.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #321

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I’m back today with a card for the latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by Jen Brum – my friend who creates gorgeous clean cards with striking colour combinations.  Here’s her great sketch:

I have a great niece (that I love to bits) who is going to turn 2 soon, so I used Jen’s layout to create her birthday card.  I’ve been hanging to use Perfect Pandas and thought Jen’s was a perfect opportunity to give these sweet panda’s some ink. The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Bundle of Love Speciality Designer Series Paper.

The number 2 that I stamped in the balloon is from a retired Stampin’ Up! set call Memorable Moments.  The 2 fit perfectly in my balloon.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created wonderful cards that will definitely inspire you.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at their cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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