Freshly Made Sketches #356

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It’s time for a new sketch to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch hostess is the super talented Jen Brum.

My card probably didn’t start out as a Christmas card, but the more I looked at the colours I’d chosen, the more I liked them for a Christmas card. I chose strips of Smoky Slate, Basic Gray & Crumb Cake DSP from my 6″ x 6″ Neutrals DSP Stack to layer across my card.  I then added just simple leafage with some Mossy Meadow Sprigs and some leaves from Blended Seasons.  The sentiment I used on my card is from Blended Seasons also.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using Jen Brum, head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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CAS(E) this Sketch #290

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I had a bit of fun playing with a new Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Spirited Snowmen for this weeks fab sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.

I recently watched a facebook live video by the super talented Anne Marie Hile using Lovely As A Tree and a dryer sheet technique.  Pop over to her blog by clicking here and take a look at these awesome cards.  Seeing Anne Marie use Lovely As A Tree had me thinking how long it had been since I’d inked it up. So I gave myself the challenge to use it on an upcoming card  – once I found it that was……  I applied my Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay Markers directly to the tree, huffed on it and stamped it on some Whisper White Cardstock.  Once it was fussy cut, I then layered it on my “snow layers” of Pool Party, Whisper White & Bermuda Bay Cardstock.

My dancing snowman is from Stampin’ Up!s Spirited Snowmen.  I used a combination of Blends to give him some colour to match my snow layers.  The sentiment and the background snowflake stamps are also from this set.  I’ve stamped them both in Bermuda Bay Ink.

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #427

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Welcome to another challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is for you to:

I was probably a little stumped when it came to creating a card with a K for about an hour…..in the end I’ve gone with a Christmas card using Kris Kringle – in fact that’s two K’s on there.

The stamp set I’ve used is a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Father Christmas Stamp Set. I’ve used a combination of Blends and Markers to colour my Kris Kringle. I then added layers with DSP from 6″ x 6″ Neutrals DSP, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Gray Cardstocks.

 

The team from Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with your K project.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Colour INKspiratioin #41

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Welcome to a new colour challenge at Colour INKspiration Challenges.  You all probably know by now that our Colour INKspiration Challenge is a facebook challenge. The design team provide inspiration for you in the way of a blog hop.  After being totally inspired by our blog hop, we would love to see you link up a project to our facebook group.

This time our challenge for you is to create a project using the following:

 

I had heaps of combos in mind for this challenge, but ended up going with:

  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Blackberry Bliss
  • Old Olive

Peaceful Noel is such a pretty set and was itching to be fussy cut.  I’ve stamped the leaves in a combination of Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Inks.

The sentiment is also from Peaceful Noel and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss.  The corners of my Whisper White Cardstock have a little bit of jazzing added to them.  The stamp set the corner stamp comes from is called Around The Corner.  These have also been stamped in Blackberry Bliss.

The circle behind my sentiment is from Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper – I can’t tell you how much I am loving this pack – although I probably just did….  I have used some strips of Blackberry Bliss and Rich Razzleberry Cardstock and a smidge of Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon.

The next hop along the way is a gorgeous creation designed by Monique Fielder. Have fun hopping!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #353

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New goodies arrived on my doorstep the other day.  I knew they arrived because my Ring Doorbell System showed me that the delivery man rang my doorbell.  I actually got so excited, I screenshot it….. I’m ignoring the fact that this is probably considered stalking by many people, but I was just so happy to see that big brown box!

The box arrived in time for our newest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This fabulous sketch has been designed by Jen Mitchell.  Jen’s use of colours and perfect stamp choices had me at hello long before I joined the Clean Team.

This post coincides with the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue going live today.  Many of the products I’ve used on my card can be purchased from this Catalogue.

I really love a sentiment die combined with a stamped sentiment.  I can see the amazing sentiments I’ve used on my card will be worn out before Christmas as they are the perfect font and perfect size for my cards.  The thinlits and stamp set are from a bundle called Merry Christmas To All Bundle – these were the first to go on my wish list.  I’ve stamped with Cherry Cobbler Ink and used the matching Cherry Cobbler Cardstock.

The yummy Striped Burlap Trim I’ve layered under my sentiment is also from the new catalogue. To give a bit of definition to the background on my card I also used my new Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Another must on my wish list was the Peaceful Noel Bundle.  This consists of the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set and Sprig Punch.  I’ve punched a few sprigs and also stamped a sprig from the stamp set and gave it a quick watercolour – it was only after I’d coloured my sprigs, did I realise this set is a two step stamp set and the set comes with a stamp to colour the centre…..oh well, they only took a few mins to colour.

Here’s my card:

The team have created awesome cards.  If you’d like to see them and be inspired by what they’ve created, head over to Freshly Made Sketches.

If you haven’t received a copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet and want to see all the goodness in it, click on the photo of the cover below to start browsing.  I’d suggest having a coffee, pen and paper handy. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #351

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Welcome to another Wednesday and another new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Amy O’Neill.

Here’s the fabulous sketch Amy has designed:

I have used Amy’s sketch to add a card to my Christmas card collection.  The snowflakes I’ve used are from Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  I’ve used a combination of Whisper White and Mossy Meadow Cardstock for them.

The sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink and is from Blended Seasons Stamp Set.  The font on this sentiment is just gorgeous and is the perfect size for a single layered sentiment.  The background stamps are from Timeless Textures. I’ve stamped these in a combination of Sahara Sand for the watercolour look and Mossy Meadow for the ink splatters.

The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Twinkle Twinkle DSP.  I love it when you can use papers from a pack that it isn’t typically designed for.  I’ve been using this pack for my baby cards, but I think the stars work well for Christmas too!

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #350

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Would you like to see our latest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches?  Here tis:

Don’t you love this sketch? I hope you say yes because it’s mine! lol

I’ve been wanting to use Blended Seasons for a Christmas card since I received it.  I chose to make a wreath from the garland stamp from this set.  After stamping four garlands, I gave the leaves and berries the lightest of watercolour and then set about fussy cutting them all out.  I then created a shaker with some retired Stampin’ Up! Christmas sequins and then glued my wreath together around the circle shaker.  After standing my card up to photograph it, I realised my shaker doesn’t shake.  I think the dimensional I stuck under the sentiment (also from Blended Seasons) is obstructing my sequins to move about.  After I took the photo, I repaired the obstructing dimensional and now my card shakes like it’s supposed to…

The little bell I’ve used on my card is also from Blended Seasons.  I gave it a light watercolour with Basic Gray Ink.  I then gave the bell a quick once over with my Wink of Stella Pen.  It’s so glittery in real life and really adds a sparkle that I think of when I think of Christmas.  It also balances out my off-centre wreath.  The background got a bit of treatment with Mossy Meady ink splatters from Timeless Textures.

Yay for the latest addition to my Chrissy card stash!

The girls have created gorgeous cards with my sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle