Freshly Made Sketches #276

Hey Everyone

It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch hostess this week is the wonderfully talented Amy O’Neill.  Amy creates gorgeous cards and can combine colours like no other!

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I’ve chosen a hot air balloon as the focal point from Stampin’ Up!s Up and Away Thinlit dies. I chose a white balloon with black card stock underneath to make it stand out.  I then sponged a bit of Soft Sky on the background and stamped the water droplet type stamp from Timeless Textures for a bit of extra interest. I sponged a tinge of blue around my clouds so they weren’t as stark and so you could see the edges of the clouds.  My sentiment is from For You and is heat embossed on black card stock with white embossing powder.

Here’s my card:

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As always, the design team have created fabulous cards to inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #275

Hey Everyone

It’s that time again where it’s my turn to design the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  As always, I feel the pressure when it’s my turn to come up with a card.

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So my idea for this card started off with Blushing Bride and hearts, but this is how it ended up…..not pink and no hearts. The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I’ve used is Jar of Love and I’ve used a sentiment with Greetings Thinlits.

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I can’t wait to to see the cards you create with my sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card.  While you’re there, check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #274

Hey Everyone

Sketches are the easiest challenges to enter.  Most of the work is done for you. All you have to do is choose some colours, an image, a sentiment and your card is done!

We have a fabulous sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by the super talented Jennifer Brum.

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Does anyone else see a newly released stamp set and think there’s no way you’d ever buy it?  That was me with Dragonfly Dreams. When I saw the lovely creations people were making, I caved and got it. I laugh now because I am totally in love with it! Why did I ever think I wouldn’t use it?

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The design team have created wonderful cards to inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #273

Hey Everyone

We have a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  The super talented and creator of the most amazing backgrounds, Karren Johnson has designed this cool sketch:

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I love everything about this sketch.  I had lots of plans to create a masculine card, but somehow I’ve ended up with another floral card.  Oh well – I find that I need more feminine floral cards anyway.

Here’s my card:

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The team will inspire you with the cards they’ve created. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #272

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So it seems my bad week from last week has carried on to this week.  I completely forgot to schedule this post for Wednesday!  I’m going to blame being on holidays as I have totally lost track of days.

This weeks cool sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the very talented Cecile Ribon!

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I’ve used Stampin’ Up!s Balloon Adventures for my card.  It gave me another chance to use my new Watercolor Pencils.  Here’s my card:

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The design team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful inspiration for you. Head over to the challenge blog and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #271

Hey Everyone

I’m a tad late with my card for Freshly Made Sketches – well actually more than a tad…..

Things weren’t going well for me last week.  I actually managed to make this card two weeks ago (so plenty of time to have it ready to post last week) but it just didn’t happen. Better late than never I guess!

The super talented Cindy Hall has designed this fabulous sketch.

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Here’s my card:

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By now you will have probably seen the gorgeous inspiration from the design team, but if not, head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #270

Hey Everyone

Ready for a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches?  This weeks sketch has been designed by the talented Kim Singdahlsen! Head over to her blog and check out her gorgeous creations!

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I’ve been waiting for Stampin’ Up’s Watercolor Pencils and they finally arrived.  I love the detail in this flower from Penned and Painted, and even though it comes with it’s own water-colour type stamp, I decided to play with my new pencils.  And I LOVE them – they are so easy to use!  The sentiment I’ve used is from Big on Birthdays and the DSP I’ve used is Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I have almost used a whole pack of this DSP already!

Here’s my card:

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The girls have created cards that will totally inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle