Freshly Made Sketches #324

Hey Everyone

Welcome to a new Freshly Made Sketches challenge!  This week it’s my turn to be sketch hostess.

Take a look at this weeks sketch:

I always get really excited to design a sketch, but when it comes time to create my card – I never know where to start!  I’ve had another long weekend away at the beach and this time managed to take more of my craft room with me to finish off my card.

I needed another flowery female birthday card….actually no I didn’t, but I just love making them!  The flowers I’ve used are from a SAB stamp set called Amazing You.  I gave them a light watercolour with Daffodil Delight Ink and used my yellow Watercolor Pencil to add highlights.  The colours in the flower and leaves match the colours in the Birthday Memories DSP I’ve used in the background.  Both the circle and striped DSP are from this pack.  I also added a strip of Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock.   I then inked up the tiny spots stamp from Perennial Birthday in Daffodil Delight Ink and stamped them randomly under my layers.  I stamped the leaves from Petal Palette in Pear Pizzazz Ink and fussy cut them out.  The sentiment I’ve used is stamped in Basic Black Ink and is from Perennial Birthday.

The Clean Team have created wonderful cards with the sketch – I hope you can pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.  We’d really love you to play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #323

Hey Everyone

There’s a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch is a fabulous one and has been designed by Karren Johnson – our super creative Kiwi friend who makes stunning cards with amazing background and stunning details.  I’m going to make a trip over the seas in-between our countries and touch all the stuff in her craft room one day – she just doesn’t know it yet!

This card started as baby card and somehow ended up as a wedding card.  Funny how that happens!  The designer series paper strips I’ve used are from Stampin’ Up!s Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  My white leaves and gold flowers are cut on my big shot with Flourish Thinlits Dies.  The sentiment is one that I haven’t used on any of my cards yet – so I wanted to give it some ink today.  This great sentiment is from Better Together.

Here’s my card:

The team will inspire you with their gorgeous cards. Make sure you head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #322

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Welcome to a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by Cecile Ribon, our wonderfully talented friend from France.

I love me a flower card – can you tell? As soon as I saw Cecile’s fabulous sketch, I automatically visualised a feminine floral card.  It’s hard for me not to with all the pretty floral stamp sets Stampin’ Up! have! The stamp set I’ve used on my card is called Graceful Garden.  The roses are lightly watercoloured with Real Red Ink and then I used my Real Red watercolour pencil to add depth to the petals.  The leaves were given the same treatment with Old Olive Ink and Old Olive watercolour pencil.

The sentiment was cut on my big shot with my Happy Birthday Thinlits Dies .  The designer series paper in the background is from a retired pack called Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper.  I just loved the black and white criss-cross pattern behind the roses, as I think it really shows them off.

Here’s my card:

The team have created gorgeous cards using Cecile’s sketch.  Why don’t you head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look?

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #321

Hey Everyone

I’m back today with a card for the latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by Jen Brum – my friend who creates gorgeous clean cards with striking colour combinations.  Here’s her great sketch:

I have a great niece (that I love to bits) who is going to turn 2 soon, so I used Jen’s layout to create her birthday card.  I’ve been hanging to use Perfect Pandas and thought Jen’s was a perfect opportunity to give these sweet panda’s some ink. The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Bundle of Love Speciality Designer Series Paper.

The number 2 that I stamped in the balloon is from a retired Stampin’ Up! set call Memorable Moments.  The 2 fit perfectly in my balloon.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created wonderful cards that will definitely inspire you.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at their cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #320

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Oh my goodness! I’m in total holiday mode and have absolutely no idea what day it is – hence me forgetting to schedule my post last night for the new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks cool sketch has been designed by the fabulously talented Kim Singdahlsen.

It’s been a while since I created a card for a wedding.  In fact I found none in my stash….  I channelled my inner Cecile with this card.  Cecile has the most creative way of using dies and layering them to perfection.  I gave it a go with my Stampin’ Up! Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.  The stamp set is a new one to me – it’s called Perennial Birthday.  The flowers in this set are so easy to add a smidge of colour and then just as easy to fussy cut.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from the same stamp set.


The team have created gorgeous inspiration for you.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at their pretty cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #319

Hey Everyone

Freshly Made Sketches is back for 2018!  I hope you’re ready for our creative weekly sketches and hope to see you all play along with our challenges this year! Our first sketch for the year has been designed by the uber talented Rita Wright.  Take a look at her great sketch (I’ve just realised my alignment on my card is a tad off from the sketch, but I hope you’ll forgive me as I’m still in holiday mode…..)

As you can see I centred my layers but if you look at my card from an angle, it might look like the sketch…..  I am in LOVE with these flowers from Stampin’ Up!s Petal Palette.  I gave my flowers a light watercolour with Brushing Bride Ink.  I then stamped the leaves from Remarkable You and watercoloured them with Old Olive Ink.  The sentiment I’ve used is from From You.  I heat embossed this with white embossing powder on Smoky Slate cardstock.

Here’s my card:

As always the Clean Team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at their cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #318

Hey Everyone

We have a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches for you.  This sketch challenge will be running for two weeks over the Christmas period as we know everyone will be busy with Santa coming and all that comes with the festive season.  This weeks sketch has been designed by the super talented and super funny Linda Callahan.

As I think I made enough Christmas cards (you never quite know until the last minute though…) I’ve gone with a floral birthday card – as you can never have too many of those! The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I’ve used on my card is called Climbing Orchid.  I coloured my images with a combination of Watercolor Pencils and inks.  To create the centre of my orchids I used Rich Razzleberry cardstock and added white highlights with my white gel pen.  The sentiment I’ve used is from For You.

As I don’t think I’ll be back before Christmas, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and fabulous New Year. I look forward to creating with the amazing design team from Freshly Made Sketches for the upcoming year.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created for the final challenge of 2017.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle