Just Add Ink #436

Hey Everyone

Sketches are my favourite inspiration for card making.  This week I’ve designed the sketch for our challenge at Just Add Ink.  Here’s the sketch I’ve designed for you:

For this card, I started with my choice of DSP first.  Sitting on my desk is the gorgeous Joyous Noel Specialty DSP – I don’t think it’s even made it to my paper storage racks yet as it’s being used so often.  I have to probably say the same about my Merry Christmas To All Bundle – it hasn’t made it to my shelf once because I seem to be using it on every second card….. The sentiments are both from this bundle.  The sprigs I’ve punched are made with Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and apart from the Silver Metallic Ribbon I’ve used, I’ve kept this card pretty simple.

The girls at Just Add Ink have created awesome cards with this weeks sketch. Pop over to the challenge and take a look at their creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #365

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This weeks fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by my wonderfully talented friend from the other side of the world, Jen Brum.

Another Christmas card? Why not?  You just never know when you’re going to be surprised with card you didn’t expect to receive.

Joyous Noel Speciality Designer Series Paper is one gorgeous pack.  I didn’t expect to love it as much as I do and now I am almost running out of it.  I really should’ve purchased two…. Both the pretty rectangles of DSP are from this pack.  I added sprigs punched in Tranquil Tide Cardstock and Vellum.  I layered my sentiment, from Merry Christmas To All, on a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock punched with my Darling Label Punch.  I then added a strip of Striped Burlap Trim and some Linen Thread looped behind everything.

The team have created gorgeous inspiration for you – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Global Design Project #165

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Directly after Onstage, I left for a 10 day holiday on the Gold Coast in Queensland.  It was so good to feel the sun on my face everyday and basically unwind.  On my return, of course I had to play with this face……and dodge her sharp teeth! She is Eden, my 11 week old silly puppy.

My craft room was calling to me as soon as I got up this morning.  It’s been over two weeks since I’ve created and I was hanging to touch my new goodies.  I found the following colour challenge at Global Design Project to play along with – how perfect are these colours for Christmas?

Oh these colours are just gorgeous together – so rich and elegant.  It’s hard to pick a favourite side when it comes to choices of Joyous Noel Specialty DSP. I’ve used a piece of Merry Merlot and a strip of Tranquil Tide DSPs on my card. I added a rectangle piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock and an embossed circle for texture.

These holly images are from Joyous Noel Stamp Set.  I’ve stamped them in Merry Merlot Ink with the centre of them being stamped off once on a scrap piece of paper.  My leaves are made with my Sprig Punch and Tranquil Tide Cardstock.  I scrounged through my Baker’s Twine tray and found a spool of Baker’s Twine that may or may not be Tranquil Tide – I can’t remember where it came from.  GDP Team – forgive me if it’s not the correct colour!

The sentiment I’ve used is also from Joyous Noel Stamp Set.  I’ve stamped it in Merry Merlot Ink directly on to Crumb Cake Cardstock.  The sweet little pearls are from Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

Here’s what I created:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Colour INKspiration #45

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It’s time for a new challenge at Colour INKspiration Challenges.  To see what everyone is making and to link up your card to our facebook page – click here.

This week the challenge for you is to create a project using 1, 2, 3, 4 or all 5 of the 2017-2019 In Colours.  Easy peasy!

The challenge I gave myself was to create a Christmas card using colours from the 5 above.  In the end I chose 2 of them – Tranquil Tide and Powder Pink.

I only had one lot of stamping on this card – the “Christmas” sentiment from Merry Christmas To All.  I really do love this sentiment paired with the “Merry” Thinlit from Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies.  I then went to town cutting pine leaves from Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies in a combination of Tranquil Tide and Powder Pink Cardstocks.

The designer series paper layered in the background is from Joyous Noel Specialty DSP.  I then added a strip of Whisper White Cardstock embossed with Swirls and Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

As always, we have a blog hop to showcase our designs.  The next hop along the way is the super creative Tanya Bell.  You can click below to take you to see her amazing creation.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #361

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Welcome to a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Jen Mitchell.  Pop over to her blog and see how gorgeous her creations are!

I’ve created a quick and easy Christmas card with this weeks sketch.  The candy cane adds a bit of fun and is from Stampin’ Up!s Candy Cane Season.  The little holly images are also from this set.  I’ve added a thin strip of DSP from Festive Farmhouse DSP, some sprigs and a sentiment from Dashing Deer.  I then added some thin gold ribbon and a gold sequin to finish off my card.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards. Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #360

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This is my second post tonight!  The card I’ve created this time is for the newest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our cool sketch has been designed by one of my favourite card makers Amy O’Neill.  Amy’s cards are wonderfully put together and she combines THE best colours.

Yep! It’s time for another Christmas card. Think I may just get there with a couple of these ones ready to stick together.  For this card, I cut a couple of isosceles (?) triangles to create some Christmas trees.  I cut these on my Stampin’ Trimmer.  They’re made from Mossy Meadow spotted DSP.  I layered them at different heights on my Stitched Oval that was cut on my Bigshot with my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

I cut two Whisper White Snowflakes with my Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and layered them on each side of my triangle trees.  I then cut some Whisper White Perfect Pines Thinlits Dies to layer under the right side of the oval to match the sketch.  There was a Pear Pizzazz sprig sitting on my desk, so I added this too just because I could.

The sentiment I’ve stamped on my Pretty Label Punch is one of my favourite Christmas sentiments.  It’s from a set called Peaceful Noel.   I added a touch of Soft Sea Foam watercolouring in the background under all the layers, but it hasn’t showed up really well.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards with Amy’s sketch.  Click here to take you to the challenge and take a look the cards they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #431

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We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink.  This week is sketch challenge week.  Take a look at this great sketch:

Christmas is almost here! I’ve been trying to add to my Christmas card stash at least one card a week and I’ve used this weeks sketch to get to the total I need.

As much as I love non-traditional colours for Christmas, I still think you can’t go wrong with Red, White & Green.  The diecut sentiment I’ve used is from Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies.  The stamped sentiment is from the matching stamp set called Merry Christmas to All Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I’ve stamped this sentiment in Mossy Meadow Ink.

The fabulous designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.  The strip across the middle of my card is embossed with my new Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I added strip of Gold Sequin Trim that is tied together with some Linen Thread.  Because a card can’t have too many embellishments, I added a strip of Real Red Ribbon 3/8″ Mixed Satin Ribbon that I had sitting on my discarded from another project.  I then added half a Pearlized Doily that I also had sitting on my desk. By leaving offcuts on my desk, and on view, I make sure I always try and use them on future projects.

Our team have created gorgeous cards with the sketch.  Pop over to Just Add Ink and see their creations.  We would love for you to play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle