Freshly Made Sketches #444

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Wednesday’s mean a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch has been designed by Jennifer Timko, whose cards are always wonderful and always make me smile.

In case you haven’t noticed, I do love a flower stamp set. I also love colouring so as soon as I saw the So Much Love Stamp Set – I knew we were a perfect match!

This Gray Granite DSP, from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper pack, was sitting on my desk from a previous project, so I added it to my card. From this, I then chose the colour of my blends to colour the flowers.  I went for a combination of So Saffron, and Mango Melody Blends.  For the leaves, I went for Soft Sea Foam Blends.  For the tiny flower buds, I chose the Dark Pumpkin Pie Blend.  I then got my fussy cutting on.  After I’d cut out my two flowers, I added Night of Navy Cardstock for a contrast colour behind the layers. A sentiment was added from the So Much Love Stamp Set and my card was done.

The team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created with their awesomeness.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #433

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We have a new sketch challenge for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch has been designed by the super talented Lee Ann Barrett.

I knew I wanted to use the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set for this sketch. Had my colours worked out and even had the sketch in front of me the whole time, but somehow I ended up with this card….. Totally loved it and got to the point of uploading it on our page when I realised I’d completely go the sketch wrong! I’m blaming covid – or maybe it’s just age. So at the last minute I had to pull it apart and correct the my error.

And now I have the layers the right way around…… Here’s a tip for you – check and then re-check your sketch before you stick every down 🙂

The team is sure to have made their cards with the panels going in the right direction from the get-go…..Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see the gorgeous creations they’ve made.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #442

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It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer this week is the talented Jacquie Southas.

The Geared Up Garage Stamp Set was my set of choice for this fab sketch. You can sort of see the sketch in my layers…. The vintage car image was stamped in Black Memento Ink and coloured with my Night of Navy and Seaside Spray Blends.  I’ve then cut a combination of cog dies from the Garage Gears Dies and added them to my card. The sentiment, also from the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set, was trimmed and layered over some Braided Linen Trim. The three little dots I’ve adhered to my card are pieces left over from the centre of the die cuts – I kind of think they look like enamel dots.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using this sketch. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve made – you’re going to love their projects.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #441

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We have a new challenge for you over at Freshly Made Sketches. Our latest sketch has been designed the super talented Judy Rozema.

The Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set came to mind when I saw this sketch.  Firstly, I stamped the sunflowers in Black Memento Ink and coloured one with my Purple Posy Blends and the second flower with my Highland Heather Blends. I added some leaves die cuts from the Sunflowers Dies and added a sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set. I added a torn strip of Highland Heather Cardstock and a strip of Braided Linen Trim that I had sitting on my desk. The designer series paper I’ve added to the side of my card is from the 2020-2022 In Colour Designer Series Paper pack. Three little Just Jade Enamel Dots finished off my card.

Here’s what I created:

The team have created awesome cards using Judy’s sketch. Make sure you head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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 #439

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It’s Wednesday, so that means it’s new sketch challenge time at Freshly Made Sketches. The sketch designer this week is this lil crafter who stresses like nothing else when it’s her turn to design one. Here’s what I came up with:

The card that I’ve made uses the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set. I am in LOVE with this set and the stylish images it has. I totally didn’t think I would love this set as much as I do.  The perfume bottle I’ve stamped has been given a quick colour with my Pool Party and Smoky Slate Blends. The little flowers from this set have been given colour with my Petal Pink Blends and the leaves with Mint Macaron Blends.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set.  I layered some ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon pack under the perfume bottle and added a ribbon holder die cut from the Dressed To Impress Dies. I added this little die cut to add a little something extra. Three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels finished off my card.

The girls have made cards that make my sketch look awesome! Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #438

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Welcome to my blog and the latest sketch challenge we have for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch this week has been designed by my friend and super talented card maker Karren Johnson.

I’ve got my colouring on with Pool Party & Bermuda Bay Blends and the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set for my card today.  The Jar of Flowers Stamp Set is a set from the Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue and is available to order now. I combined the image with dies from the Sunflower Dies, also available to order from the new catalogue.  The sentiment I’ve added to my card is from the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set also.  The pretty ribbon I’ve placed under the sentiment is one of three ribbon rolls from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack. The gorgeous DSP I’ve layered on my card is from the matching Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper Pack. Love getting new products that all coordinate – makes card making a breeze!

The girls at Freshly Made Sketches have made wonderful cards that will no doubt inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created with Karren’s sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #435

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As it’s Wednesday there’s a new sketch to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our talented sketch designer, Kim Singdahlsen, has created a fabulous sketch.

Sometimes I can overthink which stamp set would be the best set to use for a sketch, but for some reason, using the Beautiful You Stamp Set came to me straight away.

The elegant image I’ve used has been coloured with my Pool Party and Smoky Slate Blends. The sentiment I’ve added to the layering is also from the Beautiful You Stamp Set.  After I layered all my strips of cardstock, sentiment and image, I felt my card was lacking in detail so I stamped some flowers from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set and coloured them with Mango Melody & Pool Party Blends.  The little handbag fitted my fashion theme perfectly. This bag is fussy cut from the Best Dressed DSP.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #434

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There’s a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches for you to try.  Our sketch designer this week is the fabulous Linda Callahan.  Check out her cool sketch:

Good Morning Magnolia is a stamp set that I have been wanting to use for ages. My mum has a magnolia tree and I wanted to try colouring the closed magnolia buds with the same colours.  The images have been stamp with Black Memento Ink and the buds have been given colour with my Purple Posy Blends.  The leaves have been given a quick shade with Granny Apple Green Ink and an Aqua Painter.

The Gray Granite Cardstock I’ve layered in the background has been cut with my Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  I then chose a sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set and cut the sentiment with the same die.  In the background I’ve added flicks of Gray Granite Ink by picking up some ink with my Aqua Painter and tapping it on my finger.  Lastly, I added three Pearl Basic Jewels, a strip of Linen Thread and tied a bow.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #433

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There’s a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for you to try.  This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented and creator of all things clean and gorgeous – Jen Mitchell.

I stayed as true to sketch as I could, then added some layers on top.  I created the background by watercolouring Pool Party Ink on Shimmery White Cardstock and then added the water droplet image with Pool Party Ink from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set over the top.

The flowers and leaves I’ve added to my card are fussy cut from the Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. The colours in these flowers are really vibrant and so pretty – so all I added was a sentiment and rhinestones. Card done!

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created super cards that will inspire you. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle