Freshly Made Sketches #292

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I love Wednesdays as it means a new sketch to showcase Stampin’ Up! goodies that have taken my fancy for my card!  This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the uber talented Cecile Ribon.  She’s also super talented at sketch designing!

The daisy I have used is from Stampin’ Up!s Daisy Delight which is totally fun to colour.  I stamped the outline in Black Archival Ink and then water coloured with a bit of Hello Honey Ink and then added a bit of black with my black watercolour pencil to add definition to the flower. I then stamped some ink splatters in the backgroundfrom Swirly Bird in Basic Black Ink.  The leaves are cut with dies from Flourish Thinlits and my sentiment is from Big on Birthdays.  I embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder – a look I love for sentiments. My circles are cut with circle dies and the smidge of DSP you can see is from Pop of Pink Specialty DSP – which is now retired.

Here’s my card:

The design team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #291

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Jen Brum is our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Jen’s sketch is really cool and my card come together in no-time.  Jen’s cards are so elegant and striking – you’ll want to head over to her blog and check them out.

I’m big on Lemon Lime Twist at the moment. I don’t think I’ve been addicted to a colour as much this one in a while.  The Lemon Lime Twist DSP I’ve used is from Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and the fabulous sentiment is from Big on Birthdays.  The “Hooray” balloon sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and I’ve punched it out with my balloon punch.  The Peekaboo Peach balloon is crimped with my retired Stampin’ Up! Crimping Tool.  The circles I’ve stamped in the background are from Eastern Beauty, a stamp set that I’m finding is really versatile. I love finding new ways to show off stamp sets.

Here’s my card:

As always the Clean Team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Pop on over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.  We would love it if you could join in with Jen’s sketch this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #290

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This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by Kim Singdahlsen. Kim has such a wonderful and distinctive style. Pop over to her blog and take a look at her gorgeous cards.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous is stunning stamp set.  I just adore these striking flowers and used them on my card to create an elegant wedding card.  The background ink spots are from Swirly Bird and I’ve stamped them in Basic Black.  The outline of the flowers are stamped in Basic Basic and the inside with Berry Burst and Powder Pink.  My foliage has been stamped in Smoky Slate and then fussy cut. I am loving this colour combo together! I’ve just realised now as I’m typing this that I’ve used no DSP on my card – this one is an easy card for a card class as there’s not a lot of cutting preparation!

The Clean Team at Freshly Made Sketches have created GORGEOUS cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #289

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Happy Wednesday! Love Wednesdays as it means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by Linda Callahan. I adore every one of Linda’s cards as she’s so creative and so very talented!

I was overdue for a masculine card.  The stamp sets I’ve used for my card are Feather Together and Big on Birthdays.  These feathers are just fabulous!  I’ve stamped them in Soft Sky and Dapper Denim.  The circles under my feathers are from Stampin’ Up!s Eastern Beauty and the watersplash type stamp is from Gorgeous Grunge – I’m going to miss this set!  The designer series paper is from Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and I’ve tied everyone together with some linen thread and a strip of Burlap Ribbon under my sentiment. I really need to push myself and make more masculine cards as it’s surprising how many requests I get for them!

Here’s my card:

The girls at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Pop over to the challenge and take a look!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #287

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It’s new sketch time at Freshly Made Sketches! Our newest sketch has been designed by the super talented Jennifer Timko.  Jennifer has created this cool sketch. Can’t wait to see what you all do with it!

I revisited Birthday Blooms for my card today.  I just adore this flower.  I embossed it with White Embossing powder and watercoloured it with Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum and Lemon Lime Twist.  Do you love Lemon Lime Twist as much as I do? It’s going to be my new favourite colour.  I added a strip & bow of Bakers Twine and a strip of Burlap Ribbon.

The design team at Freshly Made Sketches has created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge at take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #286

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We have a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches for you and this time it’s my turn to design the sketch.

Here’s the sketch I designed:

I’ve used some new Stampin’ Up! goodies from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue for my card.  I love it when I have new toys to play with!

The flower I’ve used on my card is a sticker from Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers – they’re so easy to use and so effective. I then added a gold sequin to the centre of the flower to add a little more bling to my already gold accented card (really, you can never have too much gold and bling!).  The flower is mounted on a circle cut with Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies and this has been mounted on a Lace Doily.  The designer series paper I’ve used is called Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Oh my goodness! It’s so pretty!  I added a strip of thin gold ribbon and added one of my new gold tassels from my new Mini Tassels Assortment pack.

For the background of my card I stamped the ink splatters from Swirly Bird with my versamark and then heat embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder.  I then created the sentiment in the same way.  The little Hello sentiment is from a stamp set called Eastern Beauty. This stamp set matches Eastern Medallion Thinlits and Eastern Palace Specialty DSP.

We would love it if you could play along with our sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and be inspired by the Clean Teams gorgeous cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #285

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Who’s ready for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches? Me! I really do love Amy O’Neill’s sketches. Her cards are just as amazing! I may have added one or two more shapes than the sketch, but I had to have bunch of flowers and leaves to go with them!

My weekends are usually spent cleaning, grocery shopping, washing and more cleaning.  My son helped me out this weekend with all the boring stuff, so I was able to spend a little more time in my craft room colouring.  The flowers and leaves from Stampin’ Up!s Penned and Painted are my favourite to colour. The designer series paper I have used is Pop of Pink Specialty DSP.

The design team at Freshly Made Sketches are going to wow you with their cards. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle