Freshly Made Sketches #301

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Love, love, love the newest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  This sketch has been designed by the super talented Jen Brum.  Sketch challenges are my favourite and where I get most of my inspiration when I’m stuck for a design.

My love for Stampin’ Up!s Graceful Garden continues.  This time I watercoloured my roses with Cherry Cobbler Ink and my leaves are coloured with Old Olive Ink.  The pretty designer series paper I’ve used is from Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The papers from this pack are all stunning and, even though I want to use them on every card, I’ve held myself back so you won’t be Bundle of Love’d out!

The sentiment I’ve used is from Beautiful Bouquet.  I made this card for a wedding, but with the simple congratulations, it could be given for an anniversary or to someone who is starting a new job.  Whenever I sell my cards I’m always interested to hear the story of who they’re buying them for.

Here’s my card:

The design team at Freshly Made Sketches have aced this sketch challenge – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #372

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is a colour challenge. Take a look at these pretty colours.

I’ve gone with a clean card today letting the colours pop off the white background.  The flowers I’ve used are from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  They’re stamped in Powder Pink and Pool Party.  To add Tranquil Tide, I placed a strip of card stock under my panels.   I also added a strip of Pool Party to tie everything together.

The sentiment I’ve used is from Colorful Seasons.  I stamped this in Basic Black Ink and the flourish-y outline stamp in Pool Party, from Label Me Pretty, and then used the matching Pretty Label Punch to punch my label out.  The ink splatters in the background are Swirly Bird – these are from Swirly Bird.

Here’s my card:

The girls at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Colour INKspiration #15

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It’s time for a new Colour INKspiration challenge! We are kicking off with blog hop this evening! If you have been hopping along you will have come from Jacque Williams’ awesome card.  If not, don’t worry you can follow the hop and start again.  Colour INKspiration is a Facebook Group where you can share your card and be inspired by the creativity there.

The colour challenge at Colour INKspiration has most of the design team playing along this week.  These colours are just gorgeous together and I love how we’ve all used them so differently!

These colours gave me a chance to use my new Stampin’ Up! stamp set – Climbing Orchid.  My orchids are stamped with a mixture of all four colours.  The leaves are stamped with Lemon Lime Twist and the branch that my orchids are placed on has been cut on my big shot with Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies.

The layout of my card was centred around the sentiment as I was determined to use it on my card.  I am loving the font of this sentiment.  To finish off my card I used some little copper sequins.

Here’s my card:

The next hop along along way is the very talented and super lovely Simone Bartrum!  You’re going to love her card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #299

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The very talented Kim Singdahlsen is our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  She has created this fantastic sketch for us:

I often make collections of cards, especially for my classes.  For this card I’ve used the same colours and stamp set as a card I posted on Sunday as I may end up using them for a class.  Click here to see my previous card.

This pretty rose stamp is from Stampin’ Up!s Graceful Garden.  I watercoloured my rose with Calypso Coral Ink and outlined the petals with my Calypso Coral Marker.  The background stamp is also stamped with Calypso Coral Ink.  The strips of designer series paper are from Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack.

The sentiment is from Big on Birthdays, and as you can tell, it’s my favourite sentiment stamp set at the moment.

Here’s my card:

The cards the design team have created are just gorgeous and will inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players #354

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Do you ever get stuck on where to start with a card?  Whenever I do, I head to my favourite sketch or colour challenges and join in.  The card I made today was for the sketch challenge at The Paper Players.

Here’s Jaydee’s great sketch:

I received lots of new Stampin’ Up! goodies a couple of weeks ago and love that when I’m sitting in my craft room, I have heaps of new products to choose from.  It’s hard to know where to start!

The flowers I’ve used on my card are stamped with Oh So Eclectic stamp set and then I’ve used the coordinating dies – Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies.  I didn’t realise until I opened the set that there are so many useful dies in there!  The sentiment I’ve used is from Big on Birthdays – it’s kind of my go-to sentiment at the moment.

The strip of designer series paper in the background is Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack.  There are so many pretty designs in this pack.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketchhes #297

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It’s Wednesday again – gee, those Wednesdays come around quick, don’t they?

We have a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our designer this week is the super talented Jen Mitchell.  Jen’s sketch, with the tilted panel, is really cool!

The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I used on my card is called Ribbon of Courage.  This stamp set was designed by Million Dollar Achiever Patty Bennett – how awesome is this set and how awesome is Patty for selling over $1,000,000 of Stampin’ Up! products?  My ribbon, large flower and leaves are all cut with  Support Ribbon Framelits Dies. Matching dies are the best and save my eye sight!   The small pink flower is cut with a flower die from Flourish Thinlits Dies.  The pretty pink designer series paper I’ve used is from Ribbon of Love Designer Series Paper.

The girls at Freshly Made Sketches have made wonderful cards to inspire you, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #295

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It’s Wednesday!  That means it’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  I’m this weeks sketch designer and I’ve designed the following sketch for you:

Last year I decided I would try to create my Christmas cards early so I would have enough to give to family and send to friends, but as usual it’s already July and I haven’t made one, until today……

I decided my sketch was going to be the start for my 2017 stash.  Apart from my sentiment, my card is stamp-less – just a whole heap of die cutting using Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.  I find it relaxing running dies through my big shot.  The sentiment I used is from Flurry of Wishes and the colours I’ve used are – Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Whisper White.  The strip of DSP I’ve used in the background is from Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and I added a strip of Gold Ribbon under the sentiment.

Here’s my card:

For inspiration, head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the gorgeous cards the Freshly Made Sketches Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle