Freshly Made Sketches #427

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Wednesday’s mean a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week the sketch has been designed by me!

When I designed this sketch I had absolutely no clue what stamp set I was going to use.  Admittedly this card took me longer than usual as I overthought it and ended up settling on Forever Blossoms Stamp Set. I LOVE colouring this image and went to town on colouring this blossom branch with a combination of Real Red and Cherry Cobbler Blends. The leaves have been coloured with Mint Macaron Blends.  To add more definition to the petals and leaves, I added Smoky Slate Blends at the base of them.  I also added some white highlights to the centre of the flowers with my White Gel Pen.

To add some interest to the base of the card, I took one of the ink splatter stamps from Artisan Textures Stamp Set and inked it up with Gold Delicata Ink. I then took a piece from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper, one of my favourites, and added it to my card.  Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic Edge Ribbon hasn’t left my desk as I am using it so often.  I couldn’t resist adding it to my card.  I’ve used Glue Dots to give it a bunched looked under my sentiment.  The sentiment added to my card is from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set also.  Three little Metallic Pearls finished off my card.

The creative team at Freshly Made Sketches have designed wonderful cards using my sketch.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team – Best Dressed Suite & Sale-A-Bration Second Release Blog Hop

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It’s time for another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Hop.

Sale-A-Bration is an exciting time of the year—and it just got even better with more fantastic products to
earn! More products mean more creative possibilities to experiment with!  Sale-A-Bration would have to be my favourite time of year. For every AU$90 I spend from the Annual Catalogue or the January – June Mini Catalogue, I earn a free Sale-A-Bration item! Who wouldn’t love free product just for doing what I normally do?  Spending is pretty easy with the current catalogues we have.

Sale-A-Bration is available until 31st March and now there’s more items to choose from with a Second Release Brochure. The Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team have created one project using products from the January – June Mini Catalogue and the second project showcases items from the second release earned during the SAB period.

The card I created on the left has been made with the following items from the Mini Catalogue:

  • Dressed To Impress Stamp Set $31.00.
  • Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ .Designer Series Paper $20.00
  • Best Dressed Tassels $14.00
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock $14.25
  • Petal Pink Cardstock $15.25
  • Petal Pink Ink $13.00.

By buying these products and spending AU$90, you then qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item free.  You can choose your free item from the first or second Sale-A-Bration brochure.

To create my card, I stamped one of the background stamps from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set with Petal Pink Ink.  I then fussy cut a combination of flowers and perfume bottles from the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment I’ve added to my card is from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set also.  The sentiment has been stamped in Black Memento Ink. I added a strip of Petal Pink Cardstock under the sentiment to tie all the colours together.  One of the Best Dressed Tassels finished off my card.

For my second card I added a flower from the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. This pack of DSP is the item that I earned free for spending $90 before 31st March. As you can see, I fussy cut the flower and leaves directly from one of the papers. This pack of DSP is perfect for the avid crafter! The images and patterns on this DSP are perfect for adding colour to.  You can sponge, brayer, daub or use your Blends like I’ve done.

The flower is coloured with my Petal Pink Blends and the little buds are coloured with my Calypso Coral Blends.  I gave the leaves some colour with both of my Old Olive Blends. The bottle of perfume is from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set. It’s been coloured with my Petal Pink Blends and Smoky Slate Blends.  You can’t quite see it in the photo, but I also gave some glitter to the lid of the bottle with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. I had one fussy cut bloom left over from my first project, so I added it to near the lid of the bottle.  To be consistent, and to tie it in with my first card, I added a Best Dressed Tassel to my perfume bottle.

Dont forget! The Sale-A-Bration earning period ends on March 31, 2020. To get your hands on these products, make sure you get your order in by then.

The next amazing Artisan Design Team member on the hop is the talented Nina Waldschmidt.  Click here to take you to her blog, click here or on the button below.  Make sure you check out the whole hop to see the wonderful designs the team have created.

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, Petal Pink Cardstock

Stamp Set: Dressed To Impress Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Petal Pink Blends, Old Olive Blends, Calypso Coral Blends

Other Products: Best Dressed Tassels, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #426

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Welcome to my blog!  Every Wednesday the Freshly Made Sketches Design Team have a new sketch challenge for you to play along with. This week our sketch has been designed by my friend from down-under, Karren Johnson.

I think I may be addicted to the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set and Best Dressed DSP…… I love combining the images from the stamp set with fussy cut images from the DSP.

The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from the Golden Honey DSP.  Black and white striped DSP is always very striking and is the perfect base for the pinks and greens in the images I’ve added to my card. I couldn’t resist adding a Best Dressed Tassel and some Gilded Gems Embellishments – never have enough pretties on my cards!

The girls at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using the sketch as inspiration.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #495

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There’s a new challenge for you to play along with at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge for you is to:

I’m all about comfort zone and when I saw this challenge, I may’ve panicked.  I was trying to think how I could combine all the colours of a rainbow on my card.  After my initial panic, I realised the challenge of combining the colours wouldn’t be as hard as I thought if I used the colours on these fabulous lipsticks from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set.  I layered my card with Gorgeous Grape Cardstock and this pretty DSP from Best Dressed DSP.  The sentiment I’ve used is from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set – love this matching sentiment for my lippy’s!

The team at Just Add Ink have created fabulous cards for the challenge.  Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created. While you’re there, we would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #425

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There’s a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches! This week our sketch designer is the fabulously talented Cecile Ribon. I LOVE this sketch and wished that I could design one as cool as this!

Something I haven’t done until recently, is fussy cut my DSP.  I have always been a hoarder of DSP and only used it sparingly. Many of the SU paper packs have perfectly coloured images that are made for cutting out.  Bird Ballad DSP is one of those packs that has amazing images to cut and adhere directly to a card. The banner pieces I’ve used in the background on my card are also from this pack.  I raised the three banner pieces with Dimensionals and added some Linen Thread around them.  I then tied a Linen Thread bow amongst the flowers – hopefully you can see it.

The only stamping I did on this card is the sentiment.  The sentiment is from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set.  This really was a quick and easy card and came together in no time.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #424

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It’s Wednesday, so that means we have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by the super talented Jennifer Brum.

I channelled Jen with the colours I’ve used on my card today.  She has used this gorgeous colour combo in the past and I wanted to emulate her striking colour choices. Daffodil Delight Blends gave my poppies, from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set, colour. The leaves I’ve added to my card have been coloured with my Old Olive Blends.

The sentiment I’ve used on my card is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set.  I matted this sentiment with diecut from the Peaceful Poppies Elements.  The black banner is also from this pack. I love how black makes any image pop when layered behind it.  To add more texture, I embossed the background Whisper White Cardstock with my Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards that will no doubt inspire you to create a card and join in this weeks challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team – Peaceful Poppies Suite Blog Hop

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It’s that time where the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team are hopping! This month the products we are featuring are from the Peaceful Poppies Suite. I adore ALL of the products in this suite and was able to put my projects together as soon as I received them. The sentiments I’ve used on all of my projects are from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set that comes in the suite – or you can buy all of these products individually.

My first card has been layered with these gorgeous papers from the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper pack.  The colours in these papers became the colour combination for my projects.  After angling the papers, I added the basic black embossed circle from the Peaceful Poppies Elements. The embossed pieces from this pack are the perfect addition when you want to add an elegant element without having to get out your embossing powers and heat tool.

My flowers are from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set.  I gave them some ink by watercolouring them lightly with Rich Razzleberry Ink.  I took my Daffodil Delight Blends and added some colour to the centre of the poppies.  Under the poppies, I added some Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz leaves cut with my Poppies Moments Dies.  I also cut some Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry die cuts from other dies in the Poppies Moments Dies to layer behind my poppies.

The second card I created uses the same Rich Razzleberry DSP from Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper.  I added an embossed trim from the Peaceful Poppies Elements.  I really love the effect this piece of edging gives my card.  It matches the embossed circle that I’ve used on this card too.  I added some more poppies and leaves and three sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins.

For my last project, I created some tags that I attached to a 6″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag filled with chocolates.  The tags are made from the matching DSP to my cards and Whisper White Cardstock.  Both of these tags have been trimmer/hand cut and are attached to the bag with the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding. I added an edgelit and a strip of Basic Black Cardstock and layered my poppy and leaves together with the sentiment.

I hope you’ve enjoyed what I’ve created.  The team have designed amazing projects that will wow you! The next hop along the way is the talented Nina Waldschmidt.  Click here to take you to her blog or on the button below.

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

 

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper, Peaceful Poppies Elements, Basic Black Cardstock, Mossy Meadow Cardstock, Pear Pizzazz Cardstock, Rich Razzleberry Cardstock

Stamp Set: Painted Poppies Stamp Set, Peaceful Moments Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Rich Razzleberry Ink, Daffodil Delight Blends

Other Products: Poppies Moments Dies, Peaceful Poppies Sequins, Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding, 6″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #493

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We have a new challenge for you to try at Just Add Ink. This week our challenge for you is to:

As soon as I saw this challenge, I thought of using my All Dressed Up Dies as it has a stitched label and button dies.  I may have thought of creating a bag that features these dies initially, but ended up going with a card that uses them.  The blooms and leaves that have been added to my card are from the Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. They’ve been fussy cut out and adhered to my card.  The background DSP is also from the DSP pack.

The buttons have been die cut and are made from Silver Foil Cardstock. I’ve kind of just layered them on each side of my stitched sentiment label.  The sentiment is from the matching stamp set to the dies, called Dressed To Impress Stamp Set. In the end this card was really quite quick to assemble.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful projects that will inspire you.  Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.  While you’re there, we would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #423

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There’s a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches for you to try.  This week our sketch has been designed by the uber talented Kim Singdahlsen.

My card features the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set.  I’ve chosen Elegant Elegant Ink for the flower and Mint Macaron Ink for the leaves. The sentiment is one I already had sitting on my desk left over from another card.  The stamp set it’s from is the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set.  It was right size for the card I was creating and it always feels good it use up discarded stamping rather than throw them out.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #422

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There’s a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented and super funny Linda Callahan.

Painted Poppies Stamp Set got a work out on my card today.  I started off with light watercolouring with some Real Red Ink. To give definition to the creases of the petals, I added some colour with my Real Red Blends.  The leaves were given a quick watercolour with Mint Macaron Ink.

The designer series paper I’ve added to my card is from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I added a strip Bermuda Bay Cardstock to have a contrast colour. I then tied a Baker’s Twine bow for the bow element on the sketch.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created awesome cards with Linda’s sketch.  Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle