Just Add Ink #533

Hey Everyone

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

The card I’m sharing has been created with a stamp set starting with the letter S – it’s called Snow Wonder. This set has wonderful vintage-y artwork that I adore. The snowman I’ve used as a focal point on my card has been given some colour with my Smoky Slate and Highland Heather Blends. The trees that I’ve added behind him are also from the Snow Wonder Stamp Set. These trees have been stamped on Whisper White Cardstock with Garden Green Ink. The sentiment that I have used is also from the Snow Wonder Stamp Set – this sentiment has been stamped in Black Memento Ink.

The Whisper White Cardstock in the background has been coloured with my Light Soft Sea Foam Blend to create a waterwashed effect. This has been layered over a piece of DSP from the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper pack.

I added a Crumb Cake diecut and a special delivery image that I had lying on my desk. The image is from the Posted For You Stamp Set and the diecut is cut with my Snow Time Dies.

To finish off my card, I added three Metallic Pearls and some Gold Twine.

The thing I love about these challenges, is seeing how everyone’s take on these challenges, is so very different. To see what the team have created, pop over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #463

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Welcome to my blog and the newest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. Our sketch designer this week is the fabulously talented Amy O’Neill! Amy’s cards are always so recognisable and a real stand out, as are her sketches!

I love layers! I’ve added probs one or two too many, but I just couldn’t help myself – soz Amy! The die cut sentiment I’ve added is created with the Joy Dies. The word “Bright” is made from Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and I used a matching die and Whisper White Cardstock to create a base for it. The “Merry And” sentiments are from the matching stamp set to the dies is from the Peace and Joy Stamp Set. The sentiment has been layered over a Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper diecut – these leafy diecuts give a perfect elegant touch to any card.

The strips of DSP I’ve added to my card are from the Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack. To finish off my card I added some gold twine from the ForeverGreenery Trim Combo Pack.

The girls at Freshly Made Sketches have made wonderful cards using Amy’s sketch. Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #462

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch has been designed by me! I took inspiration for my sketch from the stickies icon on my computer.

I’m continuing to create Christmas cards as I don’t know how many more I need to make and also because I am loving the festive sets I have and want to get the most use out of them.

I had the Posted For You Bundle sitting on my desk so I’ve used the postage stamp image and the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch to add some layers to my card. The sentiment on my card and bow I’ve added are from the Gift Wrapped Stamp Set. The leafy diecut has been cut with my Forever Flourishing Dies. I added a piece of Braided Linen Trim to match the Crumb Cake Cardstock under the leafy diecut. To add more texture, I embossed a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with my Subtle 3D Embossing Folder added it to my card base.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards that make my sketch look good! Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #460

Hey Everyon

We have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Judy Rozema. Take a look at her fabulous sketch:

When you want a quick and easy Christmas card, find a stamp set with matching dies. The stamp set and dies I’ve used are from the Forever Fern Bundle. I stamped the leaves in Basic Gray Ink and used the matching die to cut them out. I had the bow already coloured up sitting on my desk so all I had to do was stamp a sentiment and layer them over a Gold Hoop Embellishment. The bow and sentiment are from the Gift Wrapped Stamp Set. I inked up the background with the ink splatters stamp from the Forever Fern Stamp and Smoky Slate Ink.

To give the card base some texture, I took the piece of Whisper White Cardstock and my Subtle 3D embossing folder and ran it through my cutting machine.

Here’s my card:

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #529

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week our challenge is a colour challenge. Take a look at the fabulous colours we have for you to play along with:

I’m loving this colour combo. It’s bright and fun and I thought these colours would work well for a Christmas gift or even a thank you gift.

I’ve decorated a Mini Coffee Cup with a combination of Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight Cardstock. I used the Warm Wrap Dies to decorate the outside of the cup and added some twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack. I added a Whisper White Cardstock leaf die cut that I cut with my Forever Flourishing Dies. The sentiment circle that I’ve added to my cup has been stamped with a sentiment from the Warm Hugs Stamp Set. I added a pink star to the centre of the circle that was cut with a die from the Warm Wrap Dies. The sentiment is adhered to Silver Foil and Misty Moonlight circle die cuts.

I added some chocolates to a Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bag that has been tied with the gorgeous Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. This ribbon fancies up any project and I also added some twine for a bit of colour.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful projects that I know you will love. Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #459

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We have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Jennifer Brum. Jennifer is an amazing crafter who creates lovely elegant cards and fab sketches.

I adore the images in the Warm and Toasty Stamp Set. Especially this polar bear. He’s perfect for giving a quick colour and an even quicker trim. The blends that I’ve used to colour his scarf and hat are Highland Heather and Smoky Slate Blends.

I added falling snow to the background with the ink splatters stamp from the In The Pines Stamp Set and Pool Party Ink. I stamped the ink splatters stamp off once on scrap paper to create a light background of snow.

The hills that I’ve created are from a piece of DSP from the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper and a piece of Highland Heather Cardstock cut with the Pine Woods Dies. While I had the Pine Woods Dies on my desk, I cut two Whisper White Cardstock trees to finish the scene.

I played around with sentiments and ended up with Highland Heather Ink sentiments from the Peace & Joy Stamp Set. I think the solid ink sentiment works really well and stands out against the polar bear.

Here’s my card:

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards that will no doubt inspire you. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #527

Hey Everyone

There’s a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you to play along with. This week our challenge for you is a sketch challenge.

I really love the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. There are so many wonderful die cuts in this paper pack. I’ve used a combination of them my card with the gold side showing and then the wide side showing. They really jazz up a card without any hard work at all! I’ve combined these die cuts with images and sentiments from the Peace and Joy Bundle. To add some texture to my oval die cut, I ran the Whisper White Cardstock through my machine with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.

The team have created wonderful cards. Pop over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #457

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It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch designer is the super talented Linda Callahan.

I’m continuing with Christmas cards as you can never have too many of them. The stamp set I’ve used for my card is called Peacefull Boughs Stamp Set. I stamped the boughs in Soft Suede Ink and fussy cut them out. The pine cones have been stamped with Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride Inks. For the background I daubed Blushing Bride Ink and stamped the ink splatters in Soft Suede Ink. I added some Braided Linen Trim and stamped up a sentiment from the Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set.

Here’s my card:

The team have created wonderful cards. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Tag Buffet Card

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I managed to create another card today just for a bit of fun. I was playing around with possible cards to mass produce and ended up with this card. Not sure if I’ll keep with this one, but I’m thinking about it.

The stamp set I’ve used today is called Tag Buffet Stamp Set. I gave the bauble and stocking a quick colour and fussy cut them out. I then cut two trees with the Majestic Mountain Dies. I added a piece of DSP from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper pack and matted it with tilted Whisper White and Pool Party Cardstocks.

The sentiment I’ve adhered to my card is also from the Tag Buffet Stamp Set. I think I’ve said this before, that I love this stamp set just for this sentiment. Three Metallic Pearls finished off my card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #455

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We have a new challenge for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by the super talented and oh so lovely Jen Mitchell.  Make sure you pop over to her blog and see her gorgeous creations!

I’m continuing with my Christmas card making. I’ve taken the Forever Fern Stamp Set and made it work for a Christmas card.  The colours I’ve stamped my leaves in are Basic Gray, Gray Granite and Mint Macaron Inks. Once the leaves were fussycut, I layered them over a Gold Hoop Embellishment.  I then took some Braided Linen Trim and held it in place with some Glue Dots.  Three little Gold Metallic Pearls were placed on my card to add some bling.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards that will no doubt inspire you. Head over to the challenge and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle