Artisan Design Team – Christmastime Is Here Blog Hop

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Welcome to my blog and the latest Stampin’ Up! 2019 Artisan Design Blog Hop.  The team have been busy creating more projects for you with the gorgeous products from the Christmastime Is Here Suite.

This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

For out last hop I created the following projects that showcased the pretty Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper.  All of the roses were either fussy cut or die cut from the papers.

This time around I wanted to show you how I’ve used the rose stamp from the Christmas Rose Stamp Set.  You probably all know how much I love a flower stamp and fussy cutting…..so this stamp set is perfect for me.

I also wanted to show you the versatility of this suite, so in addition to a festive card, I created a card that can be given for any occasion.

The first card I created is a Christmas card.  I added a strip of this rich paper from Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I then cut a Whisper White Cardstock lattice die cut under my floral image.  The flower image from the Christmas Rose Stamp Set was stamped in Black Memento Ink and coloured with the following Blends – Cherry Cobbler, Mint Macaron, Ivory and Shaded Spruce. I then used my Roses Dies to cut the image. As much as I love fussy cutting, I also love the ease of cutting this image with a die. To finish off my card, I added some Gold Glitter Enamel Dots and bunched up some Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon to place under the sentiment.

For my second card, I knew I wanted to make a card for any occasion. I embossed the splatters from Artisan Textures Stamp Set with Gold Embossing Powder for the background.  For something different, I stamped two images and fussy cut them down until I had just two roses.  I coloured them with my Cherry Cobbler Blends making sure I had a deeper colour around the petal lines to give the roses definition. The leaves for these roses have been fussy cut from one of the papers from the Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP.  I also added a strip of DSP that was cut off at some point and was sitting on my desk.  I always keep these strips so I can use them on other projects. The small piece of Gold Foil you can see was cut with one of the label dies in the Roses Dies pack. To let you in on a secret, this is also an off-cut from another project but you can’t tell it’s not the whole label.  To make this card an any occasion card, I cut down the sentiment that I used on the festive card.

This suite has been available to demonstrators to buy for the last couple of weeks and are now available for everyone to purchase! These products are only available while stocks last, so make sure you get your order in soon so you don’t miss out on these bee-oot-iful products!

The next Artisan on our hop is my fab friend Rochelle Blok.  Click here to take you to her blog or on the button below.

2019 Artisan Design Team Blog Roll:

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Gold Foil, Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper

Stamp Set: Christmas Rose Stamp Set, Artisan Textures Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Versamark

Other Products: Roses Dies, Cherry Cobbler Blends, Mint Macaron Blends, Soft Suede Blends, Ivory Blend, Shaded Spruce Blends, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #406

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There’s a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for you to play along with.  Our awesome sketch has been designed by the our talented design team member Jacquie Southas.

Again, I’ve created a card using the Christmas Rose Stamp Set for a card that isn’t a festive card.  The sentiment I’ve added to this card makes this card suitable for an anniversary, a weeding, friendship or even a birthday card. The rose image has been coloured with a combination of Lovely Lipstick and Cherry Cobbler Blends.  The leaves have been trimmed from the gorgeous papers from Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.

For the background of my card, I initially had a plain piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  I felt it looked a little plain, so I added a piece of Mercury Glass Designer Acetate.  I then added a rectangle of Whisper White Cardstock that was given some treatment with Shimmery White Embossing Paste and Basic Pattern Decorative Masks. I liked the textured background behind my roses and sentiment.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created wonderful cards using Jacquie’s sketch.  Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

 

A Yellow Christmas Rose with Very Versailles

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For the project I’m sharing today, I’ve used products from the Christmastime Is Here Suite – paired with some products from the Annual Catalogue.  I’ve been making quite a few Christmas cards with this suite, but I wanted to try a card that wasn’t a festive card.  By trimming down the image and adding a sentiment from another set, I think I achieved a non-festive feel.

To create this card, I stamped the rose image from A Christmas Rose Stamp Set and fussy cut out the rose and leaves I needed for one side of the image.  I then stamped a second rose image and fussy cut out only a second set of leaves.  The second set of leaves has been layered to the right of the sentiment on my card.  The remainder of the rose and foliage has been put aside for the the card I need the rose for.

The rose image was stamped in Black Memento Ink and coloured with a combination of So Saffron and Daffodil Delight Blends. The leaves and little berries have been coloured with Mint Macaron and Calypso Coral Blends. The little pine cone was been quickly coloured with my Crumb Cake Blends.

Because I’d used Mint Macaron Blends, I chose a piece of Mint Macaron DSP from Garden Lane Designer Series Paper for the background.  I ran my fingernail quickly around the edge of the DSP to rough it up for a vintage-y feel.  I took a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and stamped the background script stamp from Very Versailles Stamp Set.  Because I used this stamp set of the background, I chose the sentiment from this set also.  I ran my nail around each of these too.

For my layering, I added a strip of Daffodil Delight Cardstock, a torn piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock and a strip of Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scallped Lace Trim.  Embellishments always finish off a card for me – this time I added three Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #476

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We have the newest challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week our challenge is an inspiration pic.

First Frost Stamp Set came to mind when I saw the inspiration pic. I’ve stamped my flowers in a combination of Elegant Eggplant, Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight Inks. The designer series paper is from Magnolia Lane DSP. I arranged some leaves cut with my Frosted Bouquet Dies under my flowers and added the sentiment from the First Frost Stamp Set.

The team at Just Add Ink have created beautiful cards using the colours from the pic. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Garden Lane DSP & Band Together Stamp Set

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Woohoo! It’s time for another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. I’m always super excited the team gets to share what they’ve created.

This month I’ve created cards featuring the Band Together Bundle as well as the gorgeous Garden Lane Designer Series Paper. This is a great month to buy Designer Series Paper Packs, because if you buy three packs, you get one pack free!  This special is only available until 30th September, 2019, so you might want to think about putting in an order soon.

I like to design ranges of cards using the same products but all with a different look.

My first card has a strip of DSP from the Garden Lane Designer Series pack matted with Sahara Sand Cardstock across the centre of the card.  I tore the bottom of the Sahara Sand Cardstock for a vintage-y feel. I really, really love Stampin’ Up!s Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim (as you can tell as I used it on all three cards!) and I think this works well with the vintage-y feel.  Because I can’t have enough details, I threw in some Linen Thread strips and tied a bow.

The pretty flowers from the Band Together Stamp Set have been stamped in Black Memento Ink and watercoloured with Elegant Eggplant Ink.  I added a heavier touch of ink with my Aqua Painter to the creases of the petals to add depth and dimension.  I then added Ivory and Daffodil Delight Blends to colour the centre of the flower. The stems were also lightly watercoloured with Mint Macaron and Old Olive Inks.

The sentiment I’ve used is also from the Band Together Stamp Set and is matted with Sahara Sand Cardstock.

For my second card, I added a rectangle of DSP and layered strips of Mossy Meadow and Sahara Sand Cardstock over the top.  And, as you can see, my favourite lace trim is there – it’s all about the details!  The flowers have been given the same treatment and the sentiment I’ve used is also from the Band Together Stamp Set.

My final card (and I think my favourite layout) has three strips of DSP, a Whisper White Cardstock circle, Mossy Meadow and Sahara Sand Cardstock strips, some Linen Thread and of course, THAT ribbon!  I chose the flower buds image from the Band Together Stamp Set for this card and added some Mossy Meadow leaves cut with my Detailed Bands Dies.

I hope you like what I’ve created!  The next creative Artisan along the way is my friend Rochelle Blok – she creates projects that I’m always in awe of. Click on her name or the button below to take you to her blog.

2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Garden Lane Designer Series Paper, Sahara Sand Cardstock, Mossy Meadow Cardstock

Stamp Set: Band Together Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Elegant Eggplant Ink, Daffodil Delight Blends, Ivory Blend, Mint Macaron Ink, Old Olive Ink

Other Products: Linen Thread, Detailed Bands Dies, Aqua Painter, Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim, 2 1/4″ Circle Punch

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #474

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week our challenge is a colour challenge. Take a look at the pretty colours we have for you to play along with:

Blackberry Bliss is a colour I haven’t used in ages! This is why I love colour challenges, they make me try different combinations that I wouldn’t normally put together.

I also tried my hand with one of my Basic Pattern Decorative Masks and some Shimmery White Embossing Paste.  I created the background of my card using these products.  Once I set it with my Heat Tool, I added my layers of:

  • Blackberry Bliss stamped frame from Very Versailles
  • Fussy cut Mossy Meadow leaves from Very Versailles
  • Fussy cut Blackberry Bliss and Rococo Rose flowers from First Frost
  • Black Memento sentiment from Very Versailles

And my card was done!

I am loving every one of the cards the design team at Just Add Ink have created.  Pop over to the challenge and check them out.  We’d love it if you could play along with us

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

 

Just Add Ink #472

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

My initial thought was to create a Christmas Card.  In the end I’ve gone with what isn’t a Christmas card at all……sometimes that just happens 🙂

I started with two different papers from Woven Threads DSP.  I then chose Free As A Bird Stamp Set and coloured my birds with a combination of Ivory and Crumb Cake Blends.  For the leaves I chose Lovely Lipstick and Old Olive Blends.  I then fussy the image out and layered it on a strip of Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim, Crumb Cake Cardstock and a sentiment.  To finish off my card, I added three rhinestones from my Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

Here’s my take on the sketch:

I can’t wait to see what you create with this weeks sketch.  If you’d like some inspiration for the sketch, head over to Just Add Ink and see what the Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #400 Week 4

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Welcome to week 4 of our month of celebration at Freshly Made Sketches.  This challenge is a special one as there will be prizes! Yes! Prizes! All you have to do is design a card and link it up to the challenge for your chance to win.  We will randomly choose cards to receive a prize from our sponsors below.  How fabulously generous these companies are to provide these prizes for us to give away.

Wonder if I can create a card and change my name in the gallery so I could be eligible for one of these……probs not…..

The card I’ve created showcases one of my favourite images – the gorgeous magnolia image from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. This flower is so easy to colour and is a great focal point to any card.  I’ve lightly coloured the petals with my Petal Pink Blends and the leaves with my Mint Macaron Blends.

The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Magnolia Lane DSP.  I matted the DSP with Mossy Meadow Cardstock and layered it on a Thick Whisper White Cardstock base.  Once my flower was coloured, I added a sentiment from Tropical Chic as it was the perfect shape and size for my card.  I also matted the sentiment with Mossy Meadow Cardstock.

Don’t forget for you chance to win one of the amazing prizes above, then head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card. While you’re there, make sure you check out the wonderful cards the Clean Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #400 Week 3

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Welcome to the third week of Freshly Made Sketches month of celebrations.  Week 3 sees us re-visit our 300th sketch. I hope you can join in with this weeks sketch challenge. I love looking at the gallery to see what you create.

I played around with colour combinations and came up with Night of Navy, Rococo Rose, Smoky Slate and Blackberry Bliss for my card.

The stamp set I used was the First Frost Stamp Set and matching dies.  The flowers have been stamped in a combination of Blackberry Bliss and Rococo Rose Inks.  The sentiment I’ve added to my card is also from this set.  It’s been stamped in Black Memento Ink.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Team Blog Hop -Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper

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Welcome to my blog and the newest Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!

This month we are featuring projects using these amazing Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.  We’re pairing these detailed sheets with various stamp sets.  The stamp set I’m using is the Inspiring Iris Stamp Set.  This stamp set is soooooo very pretty and has a mix of flower single flowers and long stemmed flowers.

All  four of my cards feature backgrounds cut from the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.  These squares are easy to cut out from the sheet and create a beautiful background for your cards.

For my first card I’ve stamped the single flower stamp three times and gave it them some watercolour with Highland Heather Ink.  I added more ink in the crease lines to give definition to the petals. I then added Daffodil Delight Ink to the centre of the blooms with my Daffodil Delight Blends.

The leaves I’ve used are a combination of leaves from the stamp set and also leaves that I’ve trimmed from the laser-cut sheet.  There are so many leaves that you can trim from the sheets with just a snip here and a snip there.  I gave these leaves colour with some Pear Pizzazz and  Mossy Meadow Inks.  The sentiment on this sentiment is from Beautiful Friendship. I layered the sentiment on a strip of Highland Heather Ink – a little bit off centre.

This second card was created with the long stemmed iris stamp.  I had fun colouring these flowers with Elegant Eggplant Ink and Daffodil Delight Blends for the centre.  The leaves have been lightly watercoloured with Pear Pizzazz Ink.  Again I added a strip of Highland Heather Cardstock under the sentiment.

These background laser-cut outs do all the work on my cards.  I matted this cut out with Highland Heather Cardstock so it shows through the intricate panel.  I then added flowers and leaves as created on my first card.  The sentiment is also from the Inspiring Iris Stamp Set.

For my final card, I daubed the background with Highland Heather Ink so it peaks through the cut out. I then layered the fussy cut irises as well as leaves with the sentiment from Rare Blessing Stamp Set.  Under the sentiment, I added a Whisper White Bakers Twine strip and bow.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects I’ve created.  The next Artisan in the hop is my amazingly talented friend, Rochelle Blok. Click on her name or the badge below to continue on the hop.  I’ve listed all the names of the team below if you get lost along the way.

2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

 

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Highland Heather Cardstock

Stamp Set: Inspiring Iris Stamp Set, Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set, Rare Blessings Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Highland Heather Ink, Daffodil Delight Blends, Elegant Eggplant Ink, Mossy Meadow Ink, Pear Pizzazz Ink

Other Products: Shimmer Detailed Lasercut Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Label Punch

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Narelle