Freshly Made Sketch #440

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Gee Wednesday’s seem to come around so quick! In a way I don’t mind. I probably want this year to be over. Anyone else with me?

Seeing that it’s Wednesday, it means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our designer of this fabulous sketch is Amy O’Neill. Amy is one amazing card creator who combines colours like no one else!.

I felt it was time for a man card and for the Sailing Home Stamp Set to get some ink.  The lighthouse and anchor image have been lightly coloured with Soft Suede, Crumb Cake Blends and Old Olive Blends.  After layering everything on my card, I realised it was a little plain, so I took the stitched die cut off my card and daubed the background with Pool Party Ink. I then stuck the sentiment back down. But that wasn’t enough, I took the little bird stamp and stamp them in the sky.  Of course it didn’t ink perfectly, so I took my Journaling Pen and gave them a quick touch up. Note to self: don’t stick everything down until I’m happy with the card.I love me some Braided Linen Thread with this stamp set, so I looped it over my card and stuck it with Glue Dots. The DSP I’ve added to the background was an afterthought too….this script DSP is from the 2020-2022 In Colour 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Pack.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #432

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There’s a new sketch to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our fab sketch has been designed by Jennifer Timko, one of our talented coordinators of our challenges.  She makes the most gorgeous cards, pop over to her blog by clicking here.

I’ve made another man card!!!  I am definitely on a roll with masculine cards – hoping I have enough golfers to give these cards to!  The products I’ve used on my card are from the Clubhouse Suite.  The golf ball image is from the Clubhouse Stamp Set. I stamped this image with Black Memento Ink and added some colour to the grass with my Mint Macaron Blends.  The wooden elements I’ve added to my card are from the Country Club Elements.  These really are the perfect elements to mix with golfing images.  One of the other things that I like adding to my golfing cards is the die cut tree from the Majestic Mountain Dies.  The strip of DSP I’ve added to the background is from the Country Club Designer Series Paper.  I’m going through a watercoloured background phase also – this time I added some colour with some Call Me Clover Ink.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team – Country Club Suite & Mountain Air Bundle Blog Hop

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Welcome to April already and welcome to the latest Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop.  This month the team have created projects showcasing products from the Country Club Suite and the Mountain Air Bundle. I’ve made two cards this month – both with the fabulous argyle print DSP from Country Club Designer Series Paper.

Masculine cards don’t come to me as easy as feminine cards,  However, I was surprised to find that it didn’t take too long at all to come up with these cards. Must’ve been the great products I was working with! 🙂

My first card was made mostly with goodies from the Country Club Suite.  I wanted to show off the wooden elements from the Country Club Elements pack. Even though I wanted to use them all, I only went with two so as to not overload the card. I used the golf club and the argyle type edgelit in my layering.  The two Smoky Slate Cardstock trees have been cut with the Majestic Mountain Dies. The golf ball image has been stamped in Black Memento Ink and coloured with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – the photo doesn’t show how glittery the ball is though….. I added a little bit of colour to the grass with my Call Me Clover Blends. Basic Black Twine, from the Country Twine Combo Pack, was roughed up on the ends and layered under the sentiment – the sentiment is also from the Clubhouse Stamp Set. All of my layering is attached to a Whisper White Cardstock die cut with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

When it came time for a second card, I reached for the argyle print DSP again so that it tied in with my first card. I’d planned to run a class with these cards and by keeping the products the same, I won’t have to carry too items along – hopefully I’ll be seeing my class girls together again soon to run this class…..

I also wanted to demonstrate a different style of folded card.  This card opens under the label dies where the Basic Black Cardstock meets the Whisper White Cardstock. The card edges are held together with the tip of the WW die cut and the Basic Black Twine.  I punched two holes on the Smoky Slate Cardstock die with the Label Me Fancy Punch and threaded the Basic Black Twine through them and adhered it to the right side of the card.  The WW die cut has been stamped with the trio of birds stamp from the Mountain Air Stamp Set and adhered to the left side of the card.

Another way I matched this card to the first card was by using the same tree die cuts from the Majestic Mountain Dies. This time I cut them out of Bermuda Bay Cardstock.  The sentiment I’ve adhered to this card is from the Golfhouse Stamp Set.


As you can see, the card opens under the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. It’s a really easy fold and the card is held closed by the die cut and knotted twine.

The inside of my card was decorated with a strip of the DSP, a sentiment and the birds from the Clubhouse Stamp Set.  I always keep off cut strips of DSP just to decorate the inside to coordinate with the card front.

I hope you like the projects I’ve created. Make sure you check out the whole hop and see all the gorgeousness the team have created.  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, Country Club Designer Series Paper, Bermuda Bay Cardstock, Smoky Slate Cardstock, Basic Gray Cardstock

Stamp Set: Clubhouse Stamp Set, Mountain Air Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Call Me Clover Blends

Other Products: Country Club Elements, Country Club Twine Combo Pack, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Label Me Fancy Punch, Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush, Majestic Mountain Dies

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #497

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We have a new challenge for you to play along with at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge for you is a sketch challenge:

 

It was only after I took my photo did I realise two things – my sentiment is a tad skewed (will fix this tomorrow) and I may’ve got the layering a little wrong….  My excuse is I had a busy weekend and hurriedly put together this card after a card class on Sunday.  I’m blaming weary eyes and not enough concentration….

I thought it was time that I created a man card. I don’t have as much need for a masculine cards as as I do with my feminine ones, but my man card stash was getting a little low.  The stamp set I chose for this card is called Sailing Home Stamp Set.  I stamped the three images and gave them some colour with some blends.  I fussy cut them out and put them aside until I’d daubed the background with some Pool Party Ink.  I placed my images on the card and then decided I needed more details, so I stamped the birds on the card base – I then felt I had enough details.

I adhered all my images, sentiment and Linen Thread. Lastly, I really roughed up the Linen Thread and pulled it apart in places and stuck it in place with Glue Dots.

The team at Just Add Ink have created fab cards with the design. Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #410

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We have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch hostess is the fabulously talented Linda Callahan.

Here’s her great sketch:

I’ve been creating Christmas cards so much lately that I decided to mix it up and create a man card.  I’ve chosen the Sailing Home Stamp Set for my card.  The lighthouse from this set has been coloured with my Smoky Slate Blends.  I added a square of DSP from the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack and an embossed square of Whisper White Cardstock. This cardstock has been embossed with my Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. I added some Braided Linen Trim and looped it around until I had the shape I wanted.  I also added some rope die cuts in Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Cardstock that have been created with my Smooth Sailing Dies.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.

 

The Clean Team have created gorgeous cards that will no doubt inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #470

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It’s that time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink!  This week our challenge for you is to:

When I first saw what this challenge was, I’m not gonna lie, I panicked!!! I thought to myself “how do I create a card with no stamping?!?” After I calmed myself, I realised I could do this.  I thought about what I had in my collection that words on it and came up with my Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack.  It has images and pre-printed words that I could use for a masculine card.

When in doubt for a card, I layer.  By adding a strip of DSP, some Sahara Sand Cardstock and a piece of printed rope from the M&M Card Pack, it gave me the detail I like for card.  I fussy cut the lighthouse image from one of the cards and layered it on my card base.  The twine is knotted together and layered behind the lighthouse.  I then added a wheel diecut cut with my Smooth Sailing Dies.  I added my sentiments and my card was done! It all came together and I now wonder why I was so worried…..

Here’s what I created:

The team at Just Add Ink have created awesome cards without stamping.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Come Sail Away Suite

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I’m always excited when it’s time for the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop, but I’m super excited this month as we are using my favourite Suite at the moment – Come Sail Away Suite!

I’ve created two cards and a gift bag filled with Ferrero Rocher’s that I may or may not have eaten since I took this photo….

I’ve created these projects with a class or workshop in mind.  They’re very clean and simple and don’t use many products, so perfect for the stamper who’s just getting started.

For my first card, I’ve cut a circle out of my card base (I held on to the circle for my second card) and added this fabulous striped DSP from Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper under my raised card base.  I then stamped the lighthouse, compass and sentiment all from the Sailing Home Stamp Set.  I watercoloured the lighthouse and compass with Soft Suede Ink and Pear Pizzazz Inks and raised them up with Mini Dimensionals.  I then took the rope die and cut some Basic Gray and Night of Navy Cardstock edgelits.  Sail Away Trinkets are the perfect accessory to add to any project.  For this card, I added the little anchor and tied some Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine to it and adhered it all with Glue Dots.

It was only after I’d assembled my card, that I thought it looked a little bare on the top left side of the card.  Quite gingerly I stamped the trio of birds stamp and luckily I didn’t leave any Night of Navy Ink residue around them – I have a habit of not checking my stamp for excess ink and end up ruining projects….does that happen to anyone else?

For my second card, I daubed the card base with Pool Party Ink, added the circle I’d cut from my first card and a DSP circle.  To tie in with the first card, I also added Basic Gray and Night of Navy rope edgelits.  Because I like details on my cards, I added some Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine and placed it quite haphazardly across my card.  I then applied Night of Navy and Soft Suede Inks directly to my yacht stamp with my markers and stamped them on to Whisper White Cardstock.  The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy Ink and cut with a die from the Smooth Sailing Dies.

I like to create a matching gift box or bag when holding a class.  For this project, I’ve used a Gusseted Cellophane Bag and added a strip of the same DSP I’ve used on my cards.  I added a circle die and stamped the yacht and anchor and gave them a light watercolour.  I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy Ink and punched it out with my 2 1/4″ Circle Punch.  I’ve added a Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine bow to the top of my project that held everything together – until I undid the bow, of course, and ate the chocolates…..

The next hop along the way is Rochelle Blok who has created totally fabulous projects.  Make sure you check out all of the gorgeous creations the team have designed – I’m in love with the all!

 

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 – that’s me!

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Basic Gray Cardstock, Night of Navy Cardstock

Stamp Set: Sailing Home Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Pool Party Ink, Soft Suede Ink, Night of Navy Ink, Pear Pizzazz Ink, Night of Navy Marker, Soft Suede Marker

Other Products: Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine, Smooth Sailing Dies, 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bags, Daubers, Mini Dimensionals, Sail Away Trinkets, Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #461

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We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink.  This week is inspiration picture week – take a look at this wonderful pic the team have found for you.

As I said yesterday, I am LOVING the Sailing Home Suite Bundle.  I may need an intervention soon……

I’ve decided the card I’ve created could given to male or a female given the So Saffron Ink daubed background. The intricate laser cut piece I’ve cut down is from the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack.  To hide where I’ve trimmed it down to fit my card, I’ve added a piece of knotted Black Baker’s Twine.  This twine has been adhered with Glue Dots.

I stamped the lighthouse from Sailing Home Stamp Set and gave it a light watercolour with Smoky Slate Ink.  As I’ve done with pretty much every card I’ve created with this set, I’ve added some rope edglits cut with my Sailing Home Dies. To finish off my card, I added a simple sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set.

I am loving the variety of projects the team at Just Add Ink have created – click here to take you to the challenge and see all the awesomeness they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #392

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Gee these weeks are flying by quickly!  In my job I work on a three monthly basis. At the moment I am writing rosters for August and that seems unbelievable that the year will over before I know it!

As it’s Wednesday, that means we have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch designer is none other than the amazing Jacquie Southas.  She has created a fabulous sketch that had me completing my card in no-time!

Before you say it, I know I have an addiction to the Sailing Home Bundle. If you’re on a confident masculine card roll, why mess with it and change stamp sets?  It’s not often I create man cards, so I’m sticking with them for the time being. I may have another card using this stamp set to post tomorrow……so pop back to see how I’ve used this set and hopefully inspire you to create some man cards with it.

For this card, I’ve stamped the yachts with Black Memento Ink and given them a light watercolour with Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede Inks.  For the background I’ve added a piece of striped DSP from the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack.  I then added a Smoky Slate seaweed diecut and rope edgelit cut with my Smooth Sailing Dies.

The sentiment I’ve used on my card is from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.  To tie in the Bermuda Bay watercolouring, I added a torn piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock under the sentiment.  For the banners on the side of my card, I added some Basic Pearls that have been coloured with my Smoky Slate Dark Stampin’ Blend Marker.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards that will no doubt inspire you, so head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #458

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This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is a great challenge and a great way to test yourself- I’m gonna say, it stumped me for a little bit and I then went for a simple way to meet the challenge parameters.

 

Yatchs! It was the only thing I could think of that started with any of the letters and Sailing Home was sitting on my desk.  I’ve stamped the yatchs and lighthouse in Black Memento Ink and lightly watercoloured the shadow lines with Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Night of Navy Inks.  I may actually be in love with set stamp……

I daubed the background lightly with Soft Sky Ink to add focus around the images.  I then took some Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Twine and roughed it up around the edges and added it under my sentiment.  In the end it was a pretty quick and easy card and I was happy to have another man card to have in my stash.

 

The girls at Just Add Ink have created awesome cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve come up with.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle