Freshly Made Sketches #316

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Time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  This weeks sketch has been designed by the uber talented Jennifer Timko. She creates fabulous sketches and uh-mazing cards.  Head over to her blog and take a look at her wonderful creations.  Here’s this weeks sketch:

One of great things about attending a Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event is seeing and receiving products from the upcoming Occasions Catalogue.  The stamp set I received for attending Onstage is called Picture Perfect Birthday.  This set is all about birthdays and I’ve chosen the candles, bow, confetti background stamp and sentiment from this set.  The candles are a two step stamping image.  The first one is stamped in Blushing Bride and Berry Burst and the second one, as well as the bow, is stamped in Pool Party and Bermuda Bay.  The confetti in the background is stamped in Blushing Bride.  I then added a strip of Vintage Crochet Trim across my card.  The “cue the confetti” sentiment is embossed on Basic Black cardstock and the sentiment on my circle is stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink.

Here’s my take on Jennifer’s sketch:

The team at Freshly Made Sketches has created awesome cards.  We would love it if you could join us with this weeks sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #315

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We have a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches for you.  This weeks sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Amy O’Neill.  Take a look at her fab sketch:

So when you’re craft room is too hot to spend a lot of time being creative in, you go with a clean and simple card with as little stamping as possible.  I might be the only Melbournian wishing for Winter to arrive soon…..

My only stamping comes in the form of a sentiment from Holly Berry Happiness.   I added a thin strip of Basic Black cardstock that was edged with my Ticket Tear Border Punch.  I then cut various snowflakes from Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies.  To add a little bling to my card, I added little black sequins to the centre of each snowflake.  The stitched oval on my card is cut with my Stitched Framelits Dies.  I LOVE Lemon Lime Twist for Christmas – so the DSP I used in the background is from Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and then I added some Lemon Lime Twist ribbon and tied a knot.

The Clean Team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and get ready be to wowed.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #313

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Time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our fabulous sketch creator is my very talented friend, Karren Johnson. As soon as I saw Karren’s card for this challenge, I immediately fell in love – it is absolutely stunning!  A card after my own heart with truly amazing flowers and perfect colouring.

I have only just realised I’d ordered Stampin’ Up!s Birthday Delivery and it had yet to see ink.  I decided to get a little creative with Karren’s sketch and create a card for a child using this set.  Can you see how I kind of followed the sketch?  Hopefully Karren will think it’s close enough…….  My images are lightly watercoloured in a variety of colours.  For once I think I was able to combine colours and make them look like they belong!

Here’s my card:

To see all the gorgeous cards the Clean Team have created, head over to Freshly Made Sketches.  We would love it if you could join us with this challenge.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #312

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Welcome to the newest challenges at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by the super talented Cecile Ribon.  She is the master of using amazing dies and creates cards that scream elegance.

Take a look at this cool sketch:

I recently purchased Stampin’ Up!s Painted Harvest.  My flowers are stamped with Pool Party and for a deeper contrast I stamped over the top with Bermuda Bay.  The centre of my flowers is stamped with Smoky Slate.  The outline of my leaves is stamped with Basic Black and the centre with Bermuda Bay.  My card was designed around this wonderful sentiment.  I was determined to use this sentiment on my card.

The designer series paper I’ve used on the bottom corner of my card is from Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  I then added a strip of Black Bakers Twine to bring in more black on my card to tie in with my sequins.

Here’s my card:

Our creative team at Freshly Made Sketches have made cards that will definitely inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #311

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Are you ready for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches?  The design team are and have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Our sketch this week has been designed by the talented Jen Brum.  Her cards are beautiful clean cards and her use of colours is always so striking.  Take a look at her fab sketch:

I decided to use the sketch for another Christmas card.  The card I’ve created is a very clean and simple card that I can mass produce, as I’ve done no fussy cutting to slow me down.  The colour scheme I’ve gone with is Berry Burst, Basic Gray and Powder Pink.  I love these colours for the festive season.

Flurry of Wishes is such a pretty set with fabulous snowflakes.  I randomly stamped my snowflakes in Berry Burst and punched a Powder Pink one out with my retired Snowflake punch.  I raised this snowflake up with a dimensional and added pink sequins to the centres of the three snowflakes to add some bling.  The sentiment is also from Flurry of Wishes.

The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.

We would love it if you could join us with this weeks challenge.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card.  While you’re there, take a look at the gorgeous cards from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #244

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I managed to play in my craft room mid week!  It doesn’t happen very often as usually when I get home I cook, clean up and basically sit on the couch and try and de-stress from work.  My eyes and mind are generally too tired to create something inspiring.

The challenge that I’ve played along with is the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch.

I’ve created a quick clean and simple Christmas card with non traditional Christmas colours.  I’ve teamed Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum and Basic Black diecuts from Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies and Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  The designer series paper I’ve used on my card is from Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.    I then stamped the ink splatters stamp from Swirly Bird in Basic Black Archival Ink in the background.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Flurry of Wishes.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #310

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We have a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by the super talented Kim Singdahlsen.

Have a look at her cool sketch:

When you make a card, do you go with the first idea that pops into your mind?  I do and then I do everything to make it work.  I don’t often change my mind about stamp sets and dies after my initial idea.  For some reason when I saw this fabulous sketch I had Christmas in mind.  People I work with will tell you once I make up my mind, I don’t usually change it.  Probably everyone who knows me will say the same thing……

Even though layering of these trees took me probably 1/2 hour, I was determined to make them work. I even cut three more and played with them until I felt I had my card right.  The trees I’ve used are cut with Stampin’ Up!s Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies.  I’ve used Old Olive cardstock as this matches the stripe-y DSP on my card. The DSP I’ve used is from Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.  Nothing quite says Christmas like diagonal striped DSP!

The sentiment I’ve used is stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink.  This great sentiment is from Cookie Cutter Christmas.  My layers are all matted with Basic Black cardstock and I tied some Basic Black Bakers Twine with a bow to pull everything together.  I then added some black sequins (as always in threes) to add some sparkle to my card.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle