Freshly Made Sketches #339

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It’s Wednesday!  Wednesday’s on my blog mean a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  The sketch, as you will see below, has a really cool and interesting design.  Jen Brum, one of our talented Clean Team Designers has designed it.  Jen’s blog is full of wonderful and elegant cards.  Pop over to her blog by clicking here and take a look.

Jen’s sketch gave me an opportunity to add to my Christmas card pile. I think this brings me to a total of 5.  Yep, I’m totally on a roll and may well get to 10 before December – my target is about 25…..

On to my card.  The snowflakes I’ve stamped on my card are from Colorful Seasons.   My snowflakes are inked with Soft Sky Ink.  The Whisper White diecut snowflake is cut with my Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  I really love the sentiment I’ve used on my card.  It’s from Holly Berry Happiness and I’ve stamped it in Black Memento Ink.  I added some solid Black Bakers Twine along the Whisper White diagonal cardstock I cut to tie it in with my black layers.  I then added some sequins to the centres of the snowflakes to add some bling and to also hide the mini dimensional I have used on my raised snowflake.

As always, the Clean Team have nailed the sketch with their cards.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #338

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Welcome back to my second post tonight!  The card I’m sharing is for the latest sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Kim Singdahlsen.

Christmas cards have been put on the back burner for the last couple of weeks while I continued my love for florally feminine cards and wedding cards.

I am using Stampin’ Up!s Holly Berry Happiness stamp set for my card.  This set is a two step stamp set.  This means that there is an outline image and one that colours the centre.  The berries are also stamped with the same process. These stamps are perfect for when you don’t have a lot of time to watercolour or use markers to give your images colour.  Of course I then slow down the whole process by fussy cutting, but I just can’t help myself!

The sentiment I have used is also from Holly Berry Happiness.  I have heat embossed the sentiment with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black Cardstock.  The strips of DSP in the background are from Foil Frenzy Speciality Designer Series Paper.  I like the glitzy feel of this DSP with the shiny copper chevrons.  To finish off my card, I added some Black Bakers Twine and Copper Sequins.

We love seeing everything you create in our gallery every week.  The team have totally nailed the sketch – pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #334

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by Amy O’Neill.  Amy creates beautifully detailed cards and always with the perfect use of colours. Head over to her blog and take a look.

Look at this! I’ve created my second Christmas card for the year!  I enjoy combining non traditional colours for Christmas – not to say I don’t like traditional colours – but I like mixing them up just as much.

This week my card started with this strip of DSP from Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper.  I decided to add a rectangle of black behind my DSP and went from there.  My die cuts are cut with my Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies and my sentiment is from Holly Berry Happiness.  I ended my card with three black sequins.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards with Amy’s sketch.  Pop over to the blog and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #332

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Every Wednesday we have a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches for you to try. This week our sketch has been designed by my fellow “Down Under” card creator Karren Johnson. Kiwis and Aussies are called this as our countries are below many of the other countries on the globe. Karren is the Queen of Backgrounds and truly gorgeous cards. Head over to her blog and take a look at her wonderful cards.

This is my first Christmas card for 2018! Pretty chuffed with myself for starting my cards in April rather than leaving them until the last minute as I’ve done before…..many times in fact.

The holly I’ve used for my card is from Holly Berry Happiness.  I gave my leaves a seriously quick watercolour with Old Olive Ink and my berries are coloured with Cherry Cobbler Ink.  I used the solid stamp from the set to colour the berries.  I then fussy cut them all out and raised them with Mini Dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Ink and is also from Holly Berry Happiness.  I had a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock laying on my desk and decided to add it under the sentiment as I liked this colour combo together.  I then added a strip of striped DSP from Merry Little Christmas DSP.

The background ink splatter stamped in Basic Black Ink is from Swirly Bird.  I wasn’t too sure about using black for the ink splatters, but it’s grown on me the more I look at it.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created amazing cards using Karren’s sketch. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #388

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week we are asking you to:

I went with another Christmas card as I found it easy to add glitter to a Christmas card.  My glitter comes in the form of glitter on my glimmer paper as well as some glitter highlights on my trees.  The trees I used are cut with my Card Front Builder Thinlits.  I added dobs of glue to my trees and then sprinkled some retired SU glitter and let them dry.

The DSP I’ve used is from Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The wonderful big sentiment I’ve used on my card is from Stampin’ Up!s Flurry of Wishes.  This sentiment works so well on the large circle I punched.  I then added some glimmer paper offcuts and some Striped Ribbon.  There’s a reason I keep my glimmer offcuts – it’s for times like these when I want to use just a smidge of glimmer! I’ve learnt not to throw tiny bits away.

The team have created gorgeous projects to inspire you.  Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #315

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We have a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches for you.  This weeks sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Amy O’Neill.  Take a look at her fab sketch:

So when you’re craft room is too hot to spend a lot of time being creative in, you go with a clean and simple card with as little stamping as possible.  I might be the only Melbournian wishing for Winter to arrive soon…..

My only stamping comes in the form of a sentiment from Holly Berry Happiness.   I added a thin strip of Basic Black cardstock that was edged with my Ticket Tear Border Punch.  I then cut various snowflakes from Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies.  To add a little bling to my card, I added little black sequins to the centre of each snowflake.  The stitched oval on my card is cut with my Stitched Framelits Dies.  I LOVE Lemon Lime Twist for Christmas – so the DSP I used in the background is from Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and then I added some Lemon Lime Twist ribbon and tied a knot.

The Clean Team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and get ready be to wowed.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) this Sketch #248

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Sundays seem to be my most common day to craft.  After making design team cards, I usually try and play along with a challenge.  I’ve chosen this weeks sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch for my card – isn’t it a cool one?

It seems that Christmas has done the usual thing and snuck up on me again.  It’s only 34 days until Santa arrives so I’ve used this weeks sketch to another another card to my collection.

Santa’s Sleigh is a stamp set I really haven’t inked up much. I felt it was time to give this reindeer, Christmas tree and presents some time to shine on my card.  The sentiment is also from this set.  My reindeer and presents are fussy cut but the Christmas Tree is cut with the matching Santa’s Sleight Framelits.  My images are all stamped with Black Memento Ink and I’ve coloured the images with a combination of retired Blendabilities and Stampin’ Up Blends.

The designer series paper that I’ve used is from Be Merry Designer Series Paper.  I really need to get stuck into some more cards to use up this gorgeous pack before it retires.

Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle