Freshly Made Sketches #474

Hey Everyone

Welcome to my blog and the latest sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch hostess is the wonderfully talented Judy Rozema.

The card I’ve created features the Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set called Flowering Blooms. After I stamped the images with Black Memento Ink, I gave the flowers colour with So Saffron and Mango Melody Blends. I then fussy cut them out. For the background, I took the Light So Saffron Blend and coloured the cardstock to create a watercoloured type base.

The DSP I’ve added to the card base is from the True Love DSP pack. I had the Postage Punch Sahara Sand Cardstock shape already sitting on my desk, so I decided to add this to my card. I then cut the die sentiment from the Always Dies and added it to the card. The stamped sentiment was also laying on my desk and I trimmed the full sentiment to be just “your kindness” to go with the die cut. I added three Gold Metallic Pearls and a Linen Trim to finish off my card.

The Clean Team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome 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

Freshly Made Sketches #473

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Can you believe? It’s already time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. Don’t Wednesdsay’s come around quick? Not that I mind too much, because it means I get to create for you. This weeks sketch has been designed by one talented, lady Amy O’Neill.

I’ve created an oceanic scene by adding some of the fabulous Oh So Ombre DSP, that’s free during Sale-A-Bration when you spend $90 here in Australia. The ombre background reminds me of the ocean, so I’ve added a boat, anchor and lighthouse images from the Sailing Home Stamp Set. All three images were lightly coloured with Crumb Cake and Seaside Spray Blends and fussy cut out.

The card base has been given texture with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder – which I have to say is my absolutely favourite embossing folder. The sentiment I’ve added to my card is from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. This sentiment has been trimmed down the middle and layered over the lighthouse to give the card balance.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created wonderful inspiration. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #472

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There’s a new sketch in town at Freshly Made Sketches and this week it’s been designed by me!

I’ve kept the sketch simple but maybe not my card so much….

I love me some details and some layers and this probs shows on my card. I’ve gone with neutral colours for my flowers. The images are from the Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set called Forever and Always. I ADORE these flowers and leaves. I got my watercolouring on with this card and gave the flowers colour with Crumb Cake Ink, and for more definition, Soft Suede Ink. The leaves were given a light colour with Mint Macaron Ink. The tiny flowers were coloured with Soft Suede Ink.

The Whisper White Cardstock card base has been embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and I added some strips of Crumb Cake and Basic Black Cardstock. These have been die cut with the matching dies to the stamp set. They’re called Always Dies. This die set also cuts out the sentiment I’ve added to my card. This really is a favourite bundle. Three Metallic Pearls finished off my card.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #471

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. Our fab sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Karren Johnson. Take a look at her sketch:

I have reached again for one of my favourite sets from the 2021 Mini Catalogue – the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. I’ve given the shells some colour with Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate and Misty Moonlight Blends. I am loving colouring these shells – I find it really relaxing and I like playing around with different colour combinations.

The background of my card has been given colour with some Seaside Spray Ink and my Blending Brush. This is a shocking photo – but sometimes that happens when you leave your card til the last minute and try and take a photo in the worst light….I’ll take another photo in better light tomorrow.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #470

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I really shouldn’t have a 5 day weekend – I lose all track of which day it is. I am a whole day late with this post…..

The newest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches brings us this fab sketch from Jennifer Brum – my sweet friend from Canada who doesn’t freeze when she goes outside in -37 degrees…..

I kept my card pretty simple if you don’t count the time it spent me to fussy cut the images out…. The flowers and the sentiment are from a stamp set called Fancy Phases. I love the font used in this set and I love colouring the pretty flowers – so this set was one I couldn’t go past.

The flowers and leaves have been coloured with a combination of Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Inks. I placed a piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock under the main panel to tie the colours together. To give some texture to the background I used my Subtle 3D embossing folder and I couldn’t go past a Linen Thread bow.

Here’s my card:

The girls at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards that’ll no doubt inspire you. Head over to Freshly made sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

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.

Thanks for stopping by.

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.

Thanks for stopping by.

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.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #464

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It’s Wednesday, so that means a new sketch challenge for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch designer is the uber talented Judy Rozema.

I’m having a break from Christmas for this challenge. I’ve chosen to create a masculine card with the sketch. The stamp set I’ve used is called Sailing Home Stamp Set. I’ve kept my colours simple – Smoky Slate in the DSP, lighthouse lightly coloured with my Mint Macaron Blends and a diecut in Mint Macaron Cardstock.

To add little interest, I added some Braided Linen Trim and stamped the bird image from the Sailing Home Stamp Set.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #463

Hey Everyone

Welcome to my blog and the newest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. Our sketch designer this week is the fabulously talented Amy O’Neill! Amy’s cards are always so recognisable and a real stand out, as are her sketches!

I love layers! I’ve added probs one or two too many, but I just couldn’t help myself – soz Amy! The die cut sentiment I’ve added is created with the Joy Dies. The word “Bright” is made from Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and I used a matching die and Whisper White Cardstock to create a base for it. The “Merry And” sentiments are from the matching stamp set to the dies is from the Peace and Joy Stamp Set. The sentiment has been layered over a Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper diecut – these leafy diecuts give a perfect elegant touch to any card.

The strips of DSP I’ve added to my card are from the Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack. To finish off my card I added some gold twine from the ForeverGreenery Trim Combo Pack.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle