TGIF Challenge #300

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I’m playing along with this weeks challenge at TGIF Challenge. Their challenge is an easy one as there so many fabulous products to choose from in the 2021 Mini Catalogue.

I am continuing on with my love of the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set today. The card I’ve created has been made with more of a feminine vibe.

The designer series paper I’ve used is from the PeoniesGarden DSP pack. I had some strips of this DSP sitting on the desk, so I thought I would use them on this card. Offcuts come in handy for a layout this like.

The Whisper White Cardstock panel has been given Petal Pink Ink with my Blending Brush. I then took the ink splatter stamp and stamped it over this blended area with Smoky Slate Ink.

The shells I’ve added to my card are from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. The large shell has been given colour with a combination of Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay Blends. The small round shell has been coloured with the Petal Pink and Crumb Cake Blends. The starfish was quickly coloured with Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Blends. The leafy foliage was stamped in Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate Inks – they were then all fussy cut out and adhered under the sentiment.

A Linen Thread bow and one single Pearl Basic Jewel finished off this card. You gotta have a pearl in an oceanic card right?

I Wink of Stella’d the large shell to give it an iridescent blue shine, but for the life of me, I couldn’t photograph it – but it looks shimmery in real life.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #469

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It’s time for anew sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch designer is the wonderfully talented Kim Singdahlsen. Take a look at her fab sketch:

I loved Kim sketch as soon as I saw it. I’ve chosen to decorate my strips of DSP with an image cut from the True Love Designer Series Paper. I gave the flowers some colour with a combination of Highland Heather and Rich Razzleberry Blends. The leaves have been coloured with Mint Macaron Blends.

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

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Cheers

Narelle

Friends Are Like Seashells – I’ve collected a few seashells during Covid….

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Not many positives during Covid, but one absolute positive I’ve found is the new friends I’ve found with online chats. My chat today lasted almost 6 hours with friends around the world. Nothing better than almost 6 hours of crafty chat time with ladies who have the same love as me.

The card I created today features the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. The shells have been given colour with a combination of Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake Blends. I’ve layered all the shells on a circle of Whisper White Cardstock. I then added this to a piece of Whisper White Cardstock that was daubed with Crumb Cake Ink and stamp with ink splatters.

I had a strip of ribbon on my desk that I twirled and then twirled again and layered it under the sentiment – also from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set.

The piece of DSP paper I’ve added is from the Good Taste Designer Series Paper. I roughed up the edges of the paper with my nail and matted it with a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock – also roughed up with my nail.

Three Basic Pearl Jewels finished off the card.

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #538

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week is a sketch challenge by Patrice. Take a look at the sketch:

I couldn’t help myself. I had to use the fabulous products from the Love You Always Suite. The stamp set and the matching Always Dies are my favourite! The flowers from the Forever and Always Stamp Set are perfect for colouring. I’ve given them colour with Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Blends. I gave the leaves some colour with the Smoky Slate Blends.

The leaf die that I’ve used is from the Forever Flourishing Dies. The background Whisper White Cardstock has been embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. The stamp sentiment is from the Forever and Always Stamp Set that is paired with the diecut sentiment from the Always Dies.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using the sketch. Pop over to the challenge and see what the team have created. We would love it if you could play along too!

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #468

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There’s a new challenge for us to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. Our sketch designer is none other than the fabulously talented Linda Callahan.

One of my new stamp sets that had yet to see ink is called Brushed Blooms Stamp Set . I decided to ink it up in Blushing Bridge Ink and fussy cut the flowers out. I took a gray watercolour pencil and added some shadow lines to the roses. I stamped some bud images and added them to the flowers. I had the fussy cut leaves from Forever Greenery DSP sitting on my desk, so I added them to the blooms.

The ombre DSP in the background is from the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper pack. This pack can be yours free when you spend $90 during the Sale-A-Bration period. The background cardstock has been embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.

The Clean Team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards. Make sure you pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

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Cheers

Narelle

Global Design Project #273

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This is my second post today! Go me! This card was made using the colour challenge at Global Design Project.

I really love the combination of these pretty colours together.

To start my card, I layered pieces of Night of Navy and Soft Seam Foam Cardstocks at angles. I took a piece of white cardstock and used my Light Soft Sea Foam Blend to create a water-washed background. I had a strip of Paper Blooms DSP that I wanted to incorporate on my card, so I placed a thin strip along the main panel.

The stamp set I’ve used on my card is called Dressed To Impress Stamp Set. The lippy image was given colour with Night of Navy Ink and an Aqua Painter and the bottle of perfume with Petal Pink Blends and a light watercolour with Night of Navy Ink to the lid.

The sentiment I’ve used is from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set. Under this sentiment, I’ve gather some white ribbon. The little flowers I’ve used is also from the same stamp set – these have been coloured with Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam Blends. Three Basic Rhinestones finished off my card.

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Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) This Sketch #403

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Love me a classic clean sketch. The newest sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch is one of those. Take a look at their sketch:

I’ve been playing around all weekend with my floral stamp sets , so I decided to give the florals a break and create a card featuring the Friends are Like Seashells Stamp Set.

I love colouring. I find it really relaxing and find fussy cutting even more relaxing. The largest shell has been given a small amount of colour with Pool Party Blends and the Light Bermuda Bay Blend. The second shell is shaded with my Smoky Slate Blends. The little starfish has been given colour with the Bermuda Bay Blends. I then took my Stampin’ Blends Colour Lifter and took some colour from the centre of the starfish so it didn’t look all one tone.

To create the background of the card, I added some ink splatters in Black Memento Ink to the card base and then gave it some texture with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I layered a piece of Peony Garden DSP, that I had sitting on my desk, and a torn piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock to the card base. To this, I then added a piece of Braided Linen Trim.

Once all the shells were placed on the card, I then added a sentiment from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set to finish it off.

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Cheers

Narelle

Global Design Project #272-CASE The Designer

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I hope everyone had the most amazing Christmas and New Year! I’m excited to be back and creating in my craft room – I haven’t had a chance to get crafty since the week before Christmas. The card I’m sharing today is for the CASE The Designer Challenge at the Global Design Project. Take a look at Kerstin’s gorgeous card we got to CASE.

Even though I have new goodies from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue on my desk (this catalogue is available to order from on 5th January), I pulled out the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set. I gave my sunflowers colour with a combination of every yellow Blend I own. I then took my dark Smoky Slate Blend and added shading to the petals. The centre of the sunflowers were coloured with the Smoky Slate Blends. The leaves were given colour with Soft Seam Foam Blends and then fussy cut out.

The card base was given with a combination of So Saffron and Crushed Curry Ink. I took a strip of Basic Black Cardstock and tore the edge of it to mimic the die cut edgelit. The strip of DSP is from the Love You Always Designer Series Paper pack – I am in LOVE with this pack already. Black and white DSP is always a fav of mine. The sentiment and ink splatters are from the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp Set.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #465

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Welcome to another Wednesday and another sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch hostess is the fabulously talented and really lovely lady Jacquie Southas.

I’ve gone with a floral creation using the Band Together Stamp Set. I’ve coloured my flowers with a combination of Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate Blends. The leaves have been given a really light colour with the Light Pool Party Blend. The designer series papers I’ve used in the background is a piece of Christmas DSP called Snowflake Splendor DSP. This DSP has been matted with a piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock. The tags I’ve created are made with Whisper White and Bermuda Bay Cardstock. I’ve tied them together with some white ribbon and twine. The sentiment I’ve added to my card is also from the Band Together Stamp Set.

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

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #525

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It’s Friday, so that means there’s a new challenge for you to play along with at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is:

We all have need for those thank you cards, so why don’t you play along and add a thank you card to your stash?

One of the ways we tend to say thank you is to give flowers, so I created a card full of bright flowers and a thank you sentiment. These beautiful flower images are from the So Much Love Stamp Set. I stamped the flower image twice and sat down with my Purple Posy and Highland Heather Blends.  The leaves have been coloured with the Soft Sea Foam Blends. I also took the Light Soft Sea Foam Blend and coloured the background Whisper White Cardstock to give it a watercoloured look.

The darker set of leaves are fussy cut from designer series paper.  I like the contrast of the darker leaves against the lightly coloured image ones. The pack of DSP I fussy cut the leaves from is called Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper pack.

Finally, I kept my sentiment simple by die cutting a Basic Black Cardstock sentiment cut with the Well Written Dies.

 

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful florally creations to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

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Cheers

Narelle