Just Add Ink #482

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  Our challenge for this week is a sketch challenge. Take a look at this fabulous sketch!

Sketch challenges are the perfect way to start off a card.  They’re my go-to when I’m struggling with a layout. Once I’ve chosen a stamp stamp, I then sit down and work out a colour combination.  For this card I’ve gone with a more traditional festive colour scheme – Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Mint Macaron.

The card I’ve created showcases the Santa from the Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp Set.  I love him and had fun giving him some colour with my blends.  The sentiment on my card is also from this stamp set.  Even though this designer series paper isn’t a traditional Christmas pack, I think this piece from Garden Lane DSP works really well.  The ribbon I’ve added to my tags is so pretty and I find I want to use it on every card at the moment.  This Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Diagonal Stripe Ribbon is from the Holiday Catalogue.

The team at Just Add Ink have created awesome cards using this sketch.  Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team – Christmastime Is Here Blog Hop

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Welcome to my blog and the latest Stampin’ Up! 2019 Artisan Design Blog Hop.  The team have been busy creating more projects for you with the gorgeous products from the Christmastime Is Here Suite.

This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

For out last hop I created the following projects that showcased the pretty Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper.  All of the roses were either fussy cut or die cut from the papers.

This time around I wanted to show you how I’ve used the rose stamp from the Christmas Rose Stamp Set.  You probably all know how much I love a flower stamp and fussy cutting…..so this stamp set is perfect for me.

I also wanted to show you the versatility of this suite, so in addition to a festive card, I created a card that can be given for any occasion.

The first card I created is a Christmas card.  I added a strip of this rich paper from Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I then cut a Whisper White Cardstock lattice die cut under my floral image.  The flower image from the Christmas Rose Stamp Set was stamped in Black Memento Ink and coloured with the following Blends – Cherry Cobbler, Mint Macaron, Ivory and Shaded Spruce. I then used my Roses Dies to cut the image. As much as I love fussy cutting, I also love the ease of cutting this image with a die. To finish off my card, I added some Gold Glitter Enamel Dots and bunched up some Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon to place under the sentiment.

For my second card, I knew I wanted to make a card for any occasion. I embossed the splatters from Artisan Textures Stamp Set with Gold Embossing Powder for the background.  For something different, I stamped two images and fussy cut them down until I had just two roses.  I coloured them with my Cherry Cobbler Blends making sure I had a deeper colour around the petal lines to give the roses definition. The leaves for these roses have been fussy cut from one of the papers from the Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP.  I also added a strip of DSP that was cut off at some point and was sitting on my desk.  I always keep these strips so I can use them on other projects. The small piece of Gold Foil you can see was cut with one of the label dies in the Roses Dies pack. To let you in on a secret, this is also an off-cut from another project but you can’t tell it’s not the whole label.  To make this card an any occasion card, I cut down the sentiment that I used on the festive card.

This suite has been available to demonstrators to buy for the last couple of weeks and are now available for everyone to purchase! These products are only available while stocks last, so make sure you get your order in soon so you don’t miss out on these bee-oot-iful products!

The next Artisan on our hop is my fab friend Rochelle Blok.  Click here to take you to her blog or on the button below.

2019 Artisan Design Team Blog Roll:

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Gold Foil, Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper

Stamp Set: Christmas Rose Stamp Set, Artisan Textures Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Versamark

Other Products: Roses Dies, Cherry Cobbler Blends, Mint Macaron Blends, Soft Suede Blends, Ivory Blend, Shaded Spruce Blends, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #409

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It’s that time of the week where we get a new sketch to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. Our sketch hostess is Jen Mitchell, the creator of all things elegant and user of perfect colour combinations.

The roses I’ve coloured and used on my card DS from the gorgeous Christmas Rose Stamp Set.  I gave my roses a combination of Highland Heather and Elegant Eggplant Inks. I’ve been on a blends roll lately, but this time I gave my images a watercolour with my Aqua Painter.  The leaves and berries have been coloured with Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry Inks.

The designer series paper I’ve added to my card is from Garden Lane DSP.  I wanted to show the versatility of this stamp set, so I made this a birthday card by adding a sentiment from Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.  I then added a strip of Mossy Meadow Cardstock that has been cut with my Roses Dies. Linen Thread finished off my card with a couple of strips and a bow.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created the most gorgeous cards using this weeks sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #480

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

I consider myself quite technique challenged. This is why challenges are good for me – to test myself and take me out of my comfort zone.

I did a bit of searching on the internet before I came up a with a vellum overlay technique, but I added a die cut window to this technique.  The inspiration for my vellum overlay card is from this card of Jennifer McGuire’s.  Initially I was going to emboss the vellum like Jennifer, but I ended up die cutting the vellum with the Roses Dies from the Christmastime Is Here Suite so you can see the gorgeous image from the Christmastime Is Here DSP.  I think vellum gives the card softness and really lets the colours in the image pop.  I added the sentiment from the Christmas Rose Stamp Set and tied a bow with this gorgeous Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Diagonal Strip Ribbon.

The team at Just Add Ink have created fabulous cards with techniques. Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #408

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Are you ready for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches?  The fabulously talented Jennifer Timko is this weeks sketch hostess. Have a look at her cool sketch.

I’ve been playing with my blends a lot lately and used pretty much all of the ones I own for this cute Santa image from Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp Set.  I gave the background some texture with Embossing Paste and Basic Pattern Decorative Masks.  I love the richness of this gorgeous DSP I’ve added to my card – it’s from the Christmastime Is Here Speciality Designer Series Paper. For a bit of foliage in the background I added this die cut from my Beautiful Boughs Dies that I had sitting on my desk.

Come and join us with this challenge.  If you’re looking for inspiration, head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what the crafty Clean Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Team Blog Hop – Frosted Foliage

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Welcome to my blog and the newest blog hop the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team are sharing.  This month we are featuring projects created from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.  The bundle I’m featuring is the Frosted Foliage Bundle.  This bundle consists of the Frosted Foliage Stamp Set and the Frosted Frames Dies.

Each of the design team have created projects using various products from the Holiday Catalogue and for a twist, we are creating projects outside of the suite colours. For this twist, I’ve used papers from the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper pack.  I also added some Pool Party Cardstock for a pop of colour behind the berry branches.

The berry branch images, from the Frosted Foliage Stamp Set, have been stamped with Black Memento Ink (my go-to ink for everything).  My Cherry Cobbler Blends gave the berries a very quick colour but the fussy cutting maybe wasn’t so quick….. The first card has a Pool Party leaf and Whisper White snowflake cut with my Frosted Frames Dies. You can never have enough bling on any project, so I added a rhinestone to each card from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones pack.

The tags I’ve created have been cut with my Frosted Frames Dies – a really quick way of creating some interesting tags that you can’t find in a shop. I added the background stamp of snowflakes in Pool Party Ink to the tags and stamped the sentiment in Black Memento Ink over the top.  For some prettiness, I added some Rococo Rose 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon tied together with 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim.  Pool Party snowflakes with Noble Peacock Rhinestones in the centre finished off the right amount of embellishments I needed for them.

The next hop along the way is my talented friend Rochelle Blok.  Click here to take you to her blog or on the button below.  You’re going to love what she’s created!

 

2019 Artisan Design Team Blog Roll:

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Woven Thread Designer Series Paper, Pool Party Cardstock

Stamp Set: Frosted Foliage Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Cherry Cobbler Blends

Other Products: Frosted Frames Dies, Noble Peacock Rhinestones,3/16″ Braided Linen Trim,Rococo Rose 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #407

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Oh my goodness, I am one whole day late in posting this!  I think as the year has gone by, so has my memory!

We have a new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our fabulous sketch has been designed by the super talented Lee Ann Barrett.

The Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set got a work out for Lee Ann’s sketch.  So did my blends! I can’t believe it took me a few months to jump on the blends train – why did it take me so long? They’re so easy to use and they colour like a dream. The holly images are also from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set.  They’ve also been coloured with my blends. I’ve gone with a non traditional Christmas colour scheme on this card – Night of Navy in the background DSP from Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and Cherry Cobbler in the cardstock and bauble. I really like this Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler combo.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created the most gorgeous cards with this sketch.  Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #478

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Welcome to our newest challenge at Just Add Ink.  Our challenge this week is for you is to:

I didn’t have to think very long about what I was going to create for this challenge. Holly starts with “H”, so I filled my card  with tons of it!

The holly on my card has come from this gorgeous piece of DSP from Wrapped In Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Additionally I stamped the holly image from Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set.  The holly has coloured with Cherry Cobbler and Mint Macaron Blends.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is also the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set.  It’s also got the word holly in it.  My card is “H” overloaded!

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards that will inspire you.  Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’re created.  We would love it if you could join us with this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #405

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Welcome to another Wednesday and another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch designer is the fabulously talented Judy Rozema.  Have a look at her cool sketch!

This card is so easy to re-create if you love fussy cutting…… 🙂 These little boughs took me about 15 minutes each one. I was probably almost regretting my choice to use them after the first one. However, I persevered and in the end I really liked the outcome of the layered boughs with Celestial Copper Delicata Metallic Ink pine cones.  The boughs, pine cones and sentiment are all from my favourite Christmas stamp set atm – it’s called Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set.

The elegant paper I’ve added to my card base is from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.  I added some texture to my Whisper White Cardstock squares with my Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.  I couldn’t stop there, I had to add a Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team – Christmastime is Here Demo Facing Blog Hop

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Welcome to my blog and a special Stampin’ Up! 2019 Artisan Blog Hop we have for you.

Christmas Is Coming Early This Year!

We hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical, because the Christmastime Is Here Suite is, well . . . here! This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you and your customers need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

All demonstrators have exclusive, early access to pre-ordering these products from 1st October (that’s today!).  I’m thinking it’s a great time to sign up to be a demonstrator just so you can get your hands on these pretties asap!

Take a look at all the amazing products available in this suite!

I can’t even really explain to you how happy I was when I saw the products in this suite. A Christmas Rose!!! What could be better than that? The image in the Christmas Rose Stamp Set can be used for the festive season, but I can also see it used for a birthday card.  I played around with fussy cutting on the weekend and have some non-festive cards using the rose on my blog soon. LOVE me some versatile stamps!

My projects have been created by cutting the rose images from the gorgeous papers in the Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper pack. I’m always hesitant to cut into my designer series papers, but these papers are made for it – if I can do it, you can too.  The dies from the Roses Dies match the larger flowery image I’ve used on my card. This image from the DSP is coloured perfectly and great for your customers to show them that if they’re not fussy cutters, the die can do all the work for them.

For the background, I’ve added a piece of the gorgeous DSP and added a diecut made of Whisper White Cardstock under my image.  I layered a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock under the sentiment to tie in a neutral colour.  Because I couldn’t resist using the ribbon, I added a loop of Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon to the side of my card.  The Gold Glitter Enamel Dots that come in this suite are right up my alley and, as always, I’ve added three of them around my card.

Gold Mini Pizza Boxes are a perfect gift to give that special someone.  For the inside I created 6 little note/gift cards as part of the gift. The top of the pizza box has been decorated with a square of DSP, a Whisper White Cardstock framelit cutout, a sentiment from Christmas Rose Stamp Set, a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock and the gorgeous Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon.  I then fussy cut some flowers from the DSP pack and layered them under the sentiment.

The gift cards have all been decorated with the same details but a scaled down version of the box.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects I’ve created using this suite. Don’t forget to put in your order soon so you can be ready to churn out those Christmas projects

Preorder limits are as follows:

  • Limit one per demonstrator for non-consumable items (e.g., Christmas Rose Stamp Set, Charming Rose Bracelet, etc.).
  • Limit two per demonstrator for consumable items (e.g., Gold 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, and Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper).

The next Artisan Team member on our hop is the talented, and super creative, team member Rochelle Blok.  Click here to take you her blog and to continue on the hop.

 

2019 Artisan Design Team Blog Roll:

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Sahara Sand Cardstock, Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper

Stamp Set:Christmas Rose Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink

Other Products: Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Roses Dies, Gold Mini Pizza Boxes

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle