Freshly Made Sketches #366

Hey Everyone

Welcome to our newest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week we have some exciting news!

For the next two weeks we are thrilled to announce a Design Team call!  Yes, we are looking to add to our fun team of enablers.  All the details to apply the Design Team are on the challenge blog.

On to the sketch.  This week our cool sketch has been designed by our fabulous sketch designer and ultra elegant card make Cecile Ribon.

So my initial thought was to replicate a Christmas tree like the sketch, but I decided to change things up and go with a layered floral card.

I received Incredible Like You at our recent Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event.  Of course I was in love with it as it’s a flower set and you know how much I love them.  I’ve stamped my flowers in Lovely Lipstick and fussy cut them out.  I then stamped my leaves from Petal Palette in Mossy Meadow Ink and gave them the same fussy cut treatment as the flowers.

The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from my 6″ x 6″ Subtles DSP stack.  From memory I used a piece of Soft Sea Foam.  I then matted it with some Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  I added some bakers twine and a sentiment stamped in Mossy Meadow, also from Incredible Like You.  The font used for the sentiments in this set are so pretty and elegant.

Head over to Freshly Made Sketches to see what the talented cardmakers at Freshly Made Sketches have designed and while you’re there, read all about our Design Team Call.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #365

Hey Everyone

This weeks fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by my wonderfully talented friend from the other side of the world, Jen Brum.

Another Christmas card? Why not?  You just never know when you’re going to be surprised with card you didn’t expect to receive.

Joyous Noel Speciality Designer Series Paper is one gorgeous pack.  I didn’t expect to love it as much as I do and now I am almost running out of it.  I really should’ve purchased two…. Both the pretty rectangles of DSP are from this pack.  I added sprigs punched in Tranquil Tide Cardstock and Vellum.  I layered my sentiment, from Merry Christmas To All, on a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock punched with my Darling Label Punch.  I then added a strip of Striped Burlap Trim and some Linen Thread looped behind everything.

The team have created gorgeous inspiration for you – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #362

Hey Everyone

It’s Wednesday, so that means we have a new sketch for you to try at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by Linda Callahan. Linda’s cards always make me smile.

The card I’ve created was a quick and easy one as I’ve been super busy getting for our Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event. I have three days of catch ups with friends I’ve met online and can’t wait for hugs and tons of laughs.

You probably know by now that Petal Palette is my favourite flower set to colour and fussy cut.  The flowers are quickly watercoloured with Blushing Bride Ink and the leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzazz Ink.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is also from this set.  The designer series paper I’ve used under the circle punch is from Twinkle Twinkle DSP.  I’ve finished off my card with some Pool Party Bakers Twine and some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

The Clean Team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge and take a look at the card they’ve created.  We would love it if you could play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #361

Hey Everyone

Welcome to a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Jen Mitchell.  Pop over to her blog and see how gorgeous her creations are!

I’ve created a quick and easy Christmas card with this weeks sketch.  The candy cane adds a bit of fun and is from Stampin’ Up!s Candy Cane Season.  The little holly images are also from this set.  I’ve added a thin strip of DSP from Festive Farmhouse DSP, some sprigs and a sentiment from Dashing Deer.  I then added some thin gold ribbon and a gold sequin to finish off my card.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards. Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #360

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This is my second post tonight!  The card I’ve created this time is for the newest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our cool sketch has been designed by one of my favourite card makers Amy O’Neill.  Amy’s cards are wonderfully put together and she combines THE best colours.

Yep! It’s time for another Christmas card. Think I may just get there with a couple of these ones ready to stick together.  For this card, I cut a couple of isosceles (?) triangles to create some Christmas trees.  I cut these on my Stampin’ Trimmer.  They’re made from Mossy Meadow spotted DSP.  I layered them at different heights on my Stitched Oval that was cut on my Bigshot with my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

I cut two Whisper White Snowflakes with my Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and layered them on each side of my triangle trees.  I then cut some Whisper White Perfect Pines Thinlits Dies to layer under the right side of the oval to match the sketch.  There was a Pear Pizzazz sprig sitting on my desk, so I added this too just because I could.

The sentiment I’ve stamped on my Pretty Label Punch is one of my favourite Christmas sentiments.  It’s from a set called Peaceful Noel.   I added a touch of Soft Sea Foam watercolouring in the background under all the layers, but it hasn’t showed up really well.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards with Amy’s sketch.  Click here to take you to the challenge and take a look the cards they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #359

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It’s my turn to be sketch designer at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  I’ve gone with circles because they are so easy to work with, but you can interpret them anyway.

Sometimes my cards start off one way and end up completely different from what I had in mind….. I initially planned to create a Christmas card with those circles, but after about 1/2hr in, I ended up with a floral card.  The gorgeous flowers I’ve used are from Graceful Garden.  I’ve heat embossed them with white embossing powder and watercoloured them with a combination of Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch Inks.  The leaves are coloured with Soft Sea Foam and Call Me Clover Inks.  The background stamp is also from Graceful Garden.  I’ve stamped this in Soft Sea Foam Ink also.

The “Love” diecut is from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies.  I cut two diecuts – one in Whisper White Cardstock and one in Basic Black Cardstock.  I then layered them slightly offset to create a shadow for the sentiment to make it stand out more.  The “To You” sentiment is from Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #358

Hey Everyone

Welcome to our newest sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Karren Johnson is our sketch hostess this week.  Karren’s backgrounds, blending and colouring are the best I’ve seen.  Head over to her blog and check out her amazing cards.

I do love circles on sketches and on cards.  I might’ve even been inspired to add some to next weeks sketch…..

My choice of stamp set was Blended Seasons as it worked perfectly with the circles on the sketch.  I gave them some colour with my pencils and fussy cut them out and layered them on my circle. This circle was cut with the largest circle from my Stitched Framelits Dies.

The sentiment I’ve used is from Dragonfly Dreams.  I embossed this sentiment with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black Cardstock.  I added some black sequins to tie in with my black sentiment.  The designer series paper in the background is Pool Party DSP from 6″ x 6″ Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.

Here’s my card:

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle