Dear Doily Love Continues

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One stamp and die set that hasn’t left my desk since I received it is the Dear Doily Bundle.  This Dear Doily Stamp Set and  Doily Builder Thinlits Dies are uh-mazing!  At the end of my day-of-play, I whipped up the following card.

This card was created by inking up the large doily stamp in Elegant Eggplant Ink and the small doily in Powder Pink Ink.  Both of these were fussy cut, although once I started layering I realised I didn’t need to fussy cut the large one.  Oh well!  I then took my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and created a frame by cutting some Whisper White Cardstock with two square dies at once.  I then took my Powder Pink doily and layered it over the frame.

These super pretty flowers are also from the Dear Doily Stamp Set.  As with my previous cards using this set, I applied my markers directly to the stamp.  The colours I’ve used for flowers are Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive. I then used the die to cut them flowers out on my Bigshot.

The sentiment I’ve used has such a pretty font, that I couldn’t go past it.  It’s also from Dear Doily Stamp Set.  To finish off the card I added some Flirty Flamingo Ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #378

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Welcome to a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch hostess is the wonderfully talented Amy O’Neill.  I absolutely adore everything she creates.

After playing around for about an hour with different stamp sets and colour combinations, I finally went with Rooted in Nature for my card. The main reason it took me an hour to decide was because I was re-watching Stranger Things on Netflix, so my focus wasn’t initially on my card…..was too busy watching Eleven do her thing……

The colour combination I chose to use on my card was Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Sahara Sand.  I stamped the circular timber piece in Sahara Sand Ink and my leaves and trees are stamped with Bermuda Bay and Pool Party Inks.  This fab sentiment I’ve used on my card is also from Rooted In Nature and is stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink.  I added a strip of Bermuda Bay Cardstock that I offset under my sentiment.  I wrapped some White Bakers Twine around the end of my sentiment strip and then added some tiny Needlepoint Nook Buttons.

You can see that my layering is slightly off from Amy’s sketch, so I hope she’ll forgive me.

Here’s my card:

 

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards with Amy’s sketch.  Head over to the challenge see what they’ve created.  You will be totally inspired to join in the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team Sale-A-Bration Coordination Blog Hop – Painted Seasons

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Welcome to my blog.  The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design are back with a hop featuring cards from the Sale-A-Bration Second Release Brochure and Sale-A-Bration Coordination Promotion. The products I’ve used on my cards are from both of these promotions.  These products are available to demonstrators and customers for only a short time. So be quick to order before 31st March so you don’t miss out!

 

My cards are featuring gorgeous flowers and designer series paper from the Second Release Sale-A-Bration Promotion.  This bundle is called Painted Seasons Bundle and can be yours in Australia by spending $180.  Of course I was beside myself receiving another flower-y stamp set.  I can never have enough flower stamp sets.  The colour scheme for my cards was inspired from the papers from Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

I gave the card base on my first card a bit of a watercoloured background.  I applied a very watered down Call Me Clover wash over my Watercolor Paper and waited for it to dry.  I then moved on to stamp my flowers from the Painted Seasons Stamp Set in Mango Melody Ink.  To give definition and depth to my flowers, I took my Journalling Pen and went to town around the centre of the flowers and to each petal.  After each flower was cut out, I stamped some leaves from the stamp set in Call Me Clover and Soft Sea Foam Inks.

Once the card base was dry, I stamped the ink splatter type stamp on to my watercoloured background with Black Stazon Ink.  Not going to lie, I was a little hesitant to do this in case the black ink bled, but it all turned out ok….  I then added some strips of Call Me Clover and Soft Sea Foam Cardstock under my sentiment to tie all of my colours together.

One of the fabulous products from the Sale-A-Bration Coordination Promotion I’ve used on this card is the matching die set to Painted Seasons.  These dies are called Four Seasons Framelits Dies and are a combination of flowers and leaves.  I actually couldn’t believe how many dies there are in this set.


For my second card, I started with this amazing graphic DSP matted with Call Me Clover Cardstock.  As with my previous card, I used the same flowers and leaves, but instead of fussy cutting them, I ran them through the bigshot with these dies.  The sentiment I’ve used on my cards is from All That You Are Stamp Set.

For my layering under the sentiment, I added a strip of Call Me Clover Cardstock and some White Burlap Ribbon and some Braided Linen Trim.

The next amazing Artisan Team Member on the hop is the very talented Rochelle Blok.  Click below to take you to her blog to check out her gorgeous projects.

If you get lost along the way, I’ve listed all of our fabulous Artisan’s links to their blogs below.  All you need to do is click on their name to visit their blogs and their fabulous creations.

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 – that’s me!

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Call Me Clover Cardstock, Soft Sea Foam Cardstock, Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper

Stamp Sets: Painted Seasons, All That You Are

Ink: Stazon Black Ink, Call Me Clover Ink, Soft Sea Foam Ink, Mango Melody Ink

Other Products: Bigshot, Journalling Pen, Four Seasons Framelits Dies, Circle Punches, White Burlap Ribbon, Braided Linen Thread

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #377

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Welcome to another Wednesday and another sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  The sketch hostess is me this week. Take a look at the sketch I’ve designed:

I can’t get enough of Stampin’ Up!s Dear Doily Bundle!  From the flowers to the gorgeous doilies, I don’t know which I love most!  The combination of colours I’ve used on my flowers are Petal Pink and Smoky Slate.  I then added some Basic Gray to the tips of the flowers to make them stand out a little more. The matching die to these flowers makes it a breeze to cut them out and place on my card.  My flowers are colours by applying the markers directly to my stamp, huff on them with my breath and then stamp them on Whisper White Cardstock.

I had some off cut pieces of Smoky Slate DSP and Whisper White Cardstock sitting on my desk, so they ended up being layered under my flowers.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is from Tropical Chic. I haven’t used this one in a while, but I love how it fits across the card and has the mixture of fonts.  I then cut a strip of Basic Gray Cardstock that has been cut with the edgelit type die.  I place this under my sentiment.  The doily that I have used on my card is stamped in Flirty Flamingo Ink and then fussy cut out. I then added a strip of White Burlap Ribbon and an Artisan Pearl to finish my card off.

The talented team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards with my sketch.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.  I can’t wait to see what you’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #376

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Happy Wednesday! As you all probably know by now, Wednesday’s mean a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer this week is the fabulously talented Karren Johnson.

I have so many stamp sets sitting on my desk at the moment that it took me a while to choose a set.  Wouldn’t you know it? It was a floral stamp set I ended up going with!

This flower and leaf stamp is from Stampin’ Up!s All That You Are.  I gave it a light watercolour Powder Pink and added some Smoky Slate for definition in the crease lines.  I also used my Journalling Pen to give the base of the flowers more depth.  The stem and the leaves are watercoloured with Pear Pizzazz Ink.

The sentiment I’ve used is from the Well Said Bundle. Oh how I love this matching stamp and die set!  So many choices! The strip of DSP I’ve used on the bottom of my card is from Floral Romance Speciality Designer Series Paper.  This sheet is vellum and has a real elegance to it.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful inspiration for you. Head over to the challenge and take a look. Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #374

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It’s Wednesday already! We have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. This weeks sketch has been designed by Jennifer Brum.  It’s so cool and I have to say I had a lot of fun creating my card.

I laughed when I saw this sketch and the tons of circles on it – I even had to check it twice that it was Jen’s sketch as she has a fear of circles on sketches – I am pretty sure she has overcome her fear with this fabulous sketch!

To match the circles on the sketch, I used the bokeh effect stamp from Beauty Abounds.  I stamped the circles in Lemon Lime Twist Ink.  The Lemon Lime Twist diecut leaves I’ve used are cut with my Wonderful Romance Framelits Dies.  I had previously fussy cut the butterfly I’ve used on this card and had it leftover from another project. So apart from the Birthday sentiment, this card is pretty simple without my usual layers.  The diecut sentiment is a new-to-me die set. It’s called Well Written Framelits Dies. This set has sooooo many wonderful and useful sentiments that will feature on many of my cards.

Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the amazing cards the team have created with this sketch.

Thanks thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team – Sale-A-Bration Coordination Blog Hop

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This time of year is an always exciting time of year. Why? It’s Sale-A-Bration time!  As you all know Sale-A-Bration products have been available to us for a few weeks now.  Well now there is more exciting news! Sale-A-Bration Second Release Items and Sale-A-Bration Coordination Products are coming your way!

 

The Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team are featuring products from both the Sale-A-Bration Coordination Promotion and Sale-A-Bration Second Release items with a blog hop. The coordination promotion features brand new products that coordinate perfectly with select Sale-A-Bration items. These products are only available for a limited time. As a demonstrator we can pre-order these goodies from 1st February – 28th February.  So think about purchasing them early to start planning for your classes or workshops. You can let your customers know that these products are available for them to order from 1st March – 31st March.

From the Sale-A-Bration Coordination Promotion I’m featuring Call Me Cupcakes Thinlits Dies on my cards.  These dies coordinate with the Hello Cupcake Stamp Set.  Matching stamp set and dies are the perfect products to showcase at a workshop or class. Any level of crafter will find the images easy to stamp. Once the images are run through the Bigshot, they can layer them together to create cupcake goodness!

I chose the colour combination of Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Whisper White for my cards.  The base of the cupcake is stamped with Crumb Cake Ink.  The icing image is stamped with Bermuda Bay Ink and the bottom layer of icing is stamped in Pool Party Ink.

My first card has lots of layers.  I stamped the confetti stamp randomly on Pool Party Cardstock and placed it on the base of my card.  I then embossed a piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock with my Lace Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder and placed a circle of Vellum Cardstock over it.  I then diecut those cute little candles and used my Watercolor Pencils to give them life.  How cute is the little cupcake topper?  This little topper was created with one of the dies from Call Me Cupcake Thinlits Dies. The cake stand is make from a piece of Silver Foil Sheet.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from the Hello Cupcake Stamp Set.  I fussy cut the sentiment out and placed it over the base of the cake stand as it looked a little bare when I had it placed higher.


What’s better than one cupcake? Two cupcakes of course!  I used the confetti stamp this time randomly on the card base this time.  I layered the cupcakes over Bermuda Bay and Pool Party Cardstocks and added the same sentiment from Hello Cupcake Stamp Set.  I used the circle cupcake topper from the die set on this card and also the same candle die as my previous card.

The next blog to hop to is my fellow Artisan Design Team Member from Melbourne, Rochelle Blok.  Rochelle is all about elegant layering and all things pretty.

 

If you get lost along the way, I’ve listed all of our fabulous Artisan’s links to their blogs below.  All you need to do is click on their name to visit their blogs and their fabulous creations.

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 – that’s me!

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Bermuda Bay Cardstock, Pool Party Cardstock, Silver Foil Sheet, Vellum Cardstock

Stamp Sets: Hello Cupcake Stamp Set

Ink: Bermuda Bay Ink. Black Archival Ink, Crumb Cake Ink

Other Products: Call Me Cupcake Thinlits Dies, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Embossing Tool, Versamark, Basic Pearl Rhinestone, Watercolor Pencils

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle