Christmas Gleaming Card

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Christmas cards are flowing out of my craft room at the moment. It’s all because of the fabulous new products from the Holiday Catalogue on my desk.  I’m planning my next class event and designed this card featuring the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set.

The baubles have been given colour with Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede Blends.  The small bauble was given colour with Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink.  The holly was coloured with Cherry Cobbler and Mint Macaron Blends.  I had a strip of Gold Foil sitting on my desk and I added this strip under the baubles to tie in with the gold ink.  The background Whisper White Cardstock was embossed with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.  I love things in trios, so I added three Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels to finish off my card.

 

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Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #402

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It’s Wednesday, so that means we have a new sketch challenge for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. My super creative friend, Karren Johnson, has created the following sketch – which is a pretty cool one.

I am on a mission, a Christmas card mission.  My festive card stash has grown because of all the new toys I received recently from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

As soon as I saw Karren’s sketch, I thought these baubles and holly images from Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set would work perfectly.  I gave the baubles some colour with Cherry Cobbler Blends and Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink.  For the Golden Glitz Ink, I used an old Aqua Painter with no water in it and applied the colour to the bauble.  I really like the sparkle it brings to the bauble.  The holly was given colour with my Cherry Cobbler and Mint Macaron Blends.

For the background I used my new Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder to give texture to my Whisper White Cardstock.  I’ve actually used the debossed side of the cardstock because I liked the look of the ridges with my baubles.

I added a strip of DSP from Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper and a strip of Real Red 1″ Ruched Ribbon.  After adding a strip of Garden Green Cardstock and the sentiment from Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set, I finished off my card with three Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) this Sketch #338

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The team at CAS(E) this Sketch have created a fabulous sketch.  I couldn’t resist playing along with it and knew that this sketch would be the perfect layout for an upcoming Christmas class card.

I’ve been itching to use my new Pigment Sprinkles.  I took the Granny Apple Green jar and sprinkled the tiniest bit out on to a clear block. After spritzing the sprinkles with a small amount of water, I used my Aqua Painter to mix the colour.  I then applied the Aqua Painter to my cardstock and created the watercolour wash background.

Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set and matching Beautiful Boughs Dies were sitting on my desk as I had used them for a couple of upcoming cards.  I inked up the large pine cone image with my new Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink. I think I may very well be in love with these inks.  They’re a dream to stamp with and perfect for all my festive cards – the sparkle in them is so pretty.  The smaller pine cone was inked up with Soft Suede Ink.

The sentiment from Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set has also been inked up with my Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink.  For more detail, (one can’t have enough details) I added some Linen Thread under the sentiment and added three Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Here’s my card:

Thank you CAS(E) this Sketch Design Team for inspiration for my Christmas card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #401

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We hope you all had fun playing along with last weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches . For those who played along, I hope you’ve all checked  checked your email to see if you have won one of the many prizes that our generous sponsors donated.

This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the wonderfully talented Cecile Ribon.

I’m currently working on my Christmas cards and thought Cecile’s sketch would work really well for one.  I started my card with a Copper Foil circle.  I then heat embossed the cluster of stars background stamp from Frosted Foliage with Copper Embossing Powder on a Whisper White Cardstock circle.  I then stamped the stem of holly with Memento Black Ink and coloured the berries with Cherry Cobbler Blends.  I fussy cut them out and raised them up because I really like dimension to my cards.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Tidings All Around Stamp Set.  This has also been embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.  Under all my layers I added a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock and a strip of 1/4″ Copper Trim.

Here’s my card:

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created the most gorgeous cards with this weeks sketch.  Why don’t you pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created?

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #400 Week 2

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Welcome to the second week of Freshly Made Sketches month of celebrations.  Week 2 sees us revisit our 200th sketch.

This sketch had me reaching for my Dashing Deer Bundle to pair with some Garden Lane DSP.  I love it when I can work products into projects for something other than they were designed for.  This Garden Lane DSP isn’t a traditional pack of Christmas papers, but I think it works perfect for my festive card.

My deer has been cut out with my Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies.  To tie in with the colours in the DSP, I used Mossy Meadow Cardstock for him.  I added some strips of Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand Cardstocks under the sentiment as well as piece of Braided Linen Trim.  For a bit of sparkle I added some Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

The team have created wonderful cards using this sketch.  Why don’t you pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created?  We would love it if you played along with us!

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #466

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Welcome to another challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is for you to create a project using the following inspiration pic:

I went with using the theme and colours from this fabulous pic for my card.  It’s never too early to start on your Christmas card stash because the festive season comes around in the blink of an eye.

My Christmas card featured berries and background stamp from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Peaceful Noel Stamp Set. The leaves that go with my berries were cut with my Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.  I also used the Merry Christmas To All Bundle to create my sentiment.  Because I like pretties, I add a strip of Real Red Ribbon under the sentiment.  The strip of black and white striped DSP was laying on my never-ending pile of offcuts.  This DSP is from a retired SAB DSP pack called Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  I added this for a contrast between the Whisper White card base and the Sahara Sand Cardstock.  The panel of Whisper White Cardstock has been embossed with my Script Embossing Folder.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful and varied inspiration for you.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #367

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We have a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for you!  This week our sketch has been designed by our Queen of creative backgrounds, distress inks and owner of probably the biggest stamp collections of anyone I know – Karren Johnson.

Also, don’t forget we are into week two of our Design Team Call.  This is your last week to enter, so if you’d like to join our group, head over to the challenge, link up a card and add DT Call next to your name.

I decided to go a little scenic with Karren’s sketch – something I don’t do very often.

The tree I’ve fussy cut out is from the ever faithful Lovely As A Tree – truly the most versatile of stamp sets.  I applied my Early Espresso and Old Olive Markers directly to the tree stamp, huffed on it with my breath and stamped on Whisper White Cardstock.  The little reindeer are from Dashing Deer Stamp Set.  I inked these up with Soft Suede Ink and cut them out with the matching Detailed Deer Framelits Dies.  The grassy area was stamped with the grass stamps from  High Tide.  I’ve used a combination of Mossy Meadow and Old Olive Inks for the meadow.

I searched around for a sentiment that fit in the space where I wanted to place it.  The one that worked the best was this Noel stamp from Joyous Noel.  I stamped this in Early Espresso Ink.  The background stamp is stamped in Crumb Cake Cardstock and is also from Joyous Noel.

The piece of designer series paper is from Wood Textures Designer Series Stack.  I thought the woodgrain background fit with my whole woodsy/meadow scene.  To balance out my placement of the reindeer, I added a sequin and a scrap of Burlap Ribbon near my sentiment.

For inspiration, head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see the gorgeous cards the Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #436

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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

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:

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Cheers

Narelle