Freshly Made Sketches #285

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Who’s ready for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches? Me! I really do love Amy O’Neill’s sketches. Her cards are just as amazing! I may have added one or two more shapes than the sketch, but I had to have bunch of flowers and leaves to go with them!

My weekends are usually spent cleaning, grocery shopping, washing and more cleaning.  My son helped me out this weekend with all the boring stuff, so I was able to spend a little more time in my craft room colouring.  The flowers and leaves from Stampin’ Up!s Penned and Painted are my favourite to colour. The designer series paper I have used is Pop of Pink Specialty DSP.

The design team at Freshly Made Sketches are going to wow you with their cards. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #356

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

I decided to go with two balloons and two circles.  The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I have used is Balloon Adventures. I’ve love a layered card and have gone to town with circles and a banner and on top of those, a sentiment in a banner.  My balloons are coloured lightly with Watercolor Pencils and I stamped the background with a smidge of dots from Timeless Textures.

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and check them out. While you’re there, we would love you to play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #284

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Oh I love a great sketch! This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the talented cardmaker and talented sketch maker Karren Johnson.

The pretty colour combination I have used on my card is – Soft Sky, Mossy Meadow & Sweet Sugarplum.  A combo I have never used before, but found I really love these colours together.  The flowers I have used are from Stampin’ Up!s Special reason and I have paired them with the flower and leave dies from Stylish Stems Framelit Dies.  I stamped the sentiment and frame around the sentiment die in Basic Black ink so it would stand out a bit more – it is also from Special Reason.

Here’s my card:

The design team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Head over to the challenge and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Colour INKspiration Challenge #7

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The card I’m sharing today is for the newest colour challenge and at Colour INKspiration Challenge.

Colour INKspiration is found on Facebook – we would love it if you could play along.  Link up a project to our Facebook page.  You have two weeks create a project. I can’t wait to see what you create with this very pretty colour combo below:

I’ve been away on our yearly holiday for the past 10 days and made this card while I was away.  I try and fit as many Stampin’ Up! products as I can into the boat to take along, but when it comes down to making a card, I always find I never have exactly what I need.  When all else fails, Penned and Painted is my fallback stamp set.  For some extra interest I added some pink accents from Oh So Succulent and some leaves from Picture Perfect – quite a combination of sets!

Here’s my card:

The next hop along the way is the wonderfully talented (and fellow Melbournian) Rachel Palmieri.  You’re going to love Rachel’s project as much as I do!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #282

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There’s a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch hostess is the fabulously talented Cecile Ribon.  I fell in love with this sketch as soon as I saw it.  It’s such a cool design that made making my card easy and come together in no time.  A no time card was what I needed as I’m on hols and sunning it up by the beach until next week.  Take a look at the friends I made while I was putting my card together on Monday. These cheeky birds have me wrapped around their little fingers (if they had any) and have me feeding them 3 times a day.

Now on to Cecile’s cool sketch:

You probably know by now about my love of flower stamp sets.  The stamp set I have used is from Stampin’ Up!s Oh So Succulent. The flowers I have stamped are quite possibly supposed to be made into succulents, but I decided to colour mine and make a Dahlia out of it.  I have paired them with some leaves from Stylish Stems Framelit Dies.  The squares in the background are from Urban Underground Speciality Designer Series Paper – which I LOVE! The sentiments I’ve used are from Balloon Adventures. There are so many of the sentiments that I use from this versatile set.

Here’s my card:

As always, the Design Team at Freshly Made Sketches has nailed it and created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge and take a look.  While you’re there, we would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #281

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This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the wonderfully talented Kim Singdahlsen.  I totally love her cards – head over to her blog and check them out.

It’s been ages since I inked up butterflies from Watercolor Wings so I used them on my card today.  The colours I chose for them are – Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride and Basic Black.  I’ve piled so many butterflies and leaves as well as a sentiment, you might not see my circle – but it is there.

Here’s my card:

Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see the fabulous cards the girls have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #280

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Gee these weeks are flying! It’s Wednesday already and it’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by Linda Callahan.  She creates really cool sketches and even more amazing cards! Head over to her blog and check them out!

I’m channeling my talented colour combining friend Amy O’Neill and have added more than my usual two colours to my card. The candles I’ve created are from Stampin’ Up!s Build A Birthday.  I have inked them up in Pool Party,  Sweet Sugarplum & Peekaboo Peach.  The flames are stamped in So Saffron and to give them a little more depth I added a little Daffodil Delight with my Watercolour Pencil.  I really like this sentiment from Balloon Adventures and know that I’ll be using it a lot from now on.

Here’s my card:

I love seeing everyone’s interpretations of the sketches.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the fabulous cards the design team have created.  We would love it if you could join in with our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle