Freshly Made Sketches #301

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Love, love, love the newest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  This sketch has been designed by the super talented Jen Brum.  Sketch challenges are my favourite and where I get most of my inspiration when I’m stuck for a design.

My love for Stampin’ Up!s Graceful Garden continues.  This time I watercoloured my roses with Cherry Cobbler Ink and my leaves are coloured with Old Olive Ink.  The pretty designer series paper I’ve used is from Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The papers from this pack are all stunning and, even though I want to use them on every card, I’ve held myself back so you won’t be Bundle of Love’d out!

The sentiment I’ve used is from Beautiful Bouquet.  I made this card for a wedding, but with the simple congratulations, it could be given for an anniversary or to someone who is starting a new job.  Whenever I sell my cards I’m always interested to hear the story of who they’re buying them for.

Here’s my card:

The design team at Freshly Made Sketches have aced this sketch challenge – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #300

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We are celebrating 300 sketches at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  How amazing is that? To celebrate this huge milestone, one person will be randomly chosen from the gallery to receive all of our cards!

I remember I played along with the very first sketch way back and I definitely my first card (not a fan of that one I can tell you…..).  It’s funny (and almost slightly cringeworthy) looking back at my style and the cards I used to make.

Our sketch designer is Jen – she’s created this great sketch for us:

 

I ADORE this sketch and as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to make a Christmas card in blue and white. You will see that I’ve added a strip of Silver Glitter Ribbon under my sentiment to break up the blue and white and to also add a bit of sparkle.  I also LOVE this sentiment from Holly Berry Happiness as it’s the perfect sentiment for when I create cards for the many creative friends I have made overseas.  I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black Ink and then punched it out with my Pretty Label Punch.

The designer series paper I’ve used is from Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and the snowflakes I’ve cut are from Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies.  These dies are so versatile as there are dies for all seasons in them.

The girls are Freshly Made Sketches are such a wonderful group of girls that I feel privileged to be a part of.  As always, they inspire me and encourage me to create the best cards I can.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the wonderful cards they have created.

We would love it if you could play along with our 300th sketch!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #299

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The very talented Kim Singdahlsen is our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  She has created this fantastic sketch for us:

I often make collections of cards, especially for my classes.  For this card I’ve used the same colours and stamp set as a card I posted on Sunday as I may end up using them for a class.  Click here to see my previous card.

This pretty rose stamp is from Stampin’ Up!s Graceful Garden.  I watercoloured my rose with Calypso Coral Ink and outlined the petals with my Calypso Coral Marker.  The background stamp is also stamped with Calypso Coral Ink.  The strips of designer series paper are from Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack.

The sentiment is from Big on Birthdays, and as you can tell, it’s my favourite sentiment stamp set at the moment.

Here’s my card:

The cards the design team have created are just gorgeous and will inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketchhes #297

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It’s Wednesday again – gee, those Wednesdays come around quick, don’t they?

We have a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our designer this week is the super talented Jen Mitchell.  Jen’s sketch, with the tilted panel, is really cool!

The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I used on my card is called Ribbon of Courage.  This stamp set was designed by Million Dollar Achiever Patty Bennett – how awesome is this set and how awesome is Patty for selling over $1,000,000 of Stampin’ Up! products?  My ribbon, large flower and leaves are all cut with  Support Ribbon Framelits Dies. Matching dies are the best and save my eye sight!   The small pink flower is cut with a flower die from Flourish Thinlits Dies.  The pretty pink designer series paper I’ve used is from Ribbon of Love Designer Series Paper.

The girls at Freshly Made Sketches have made wonderful cards to inspire you, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #296

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We have a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for you.  This weeks our sketch has been designed by the super talented and very hard working Jennifer Timko.  I’m wish I had half the energy of her with her busy life and cardmaking!

I love it when I see a sketch and my card comes together in no time at all.  I needed a no time at all card this week as I was the babysitter for my 1yo and 3yo great nieces on Saturday night.  It’s been a long time since I’ve had little kids needing me overnight.  I adore these girls to bits, and as they are so sweet, I didn’t even mind I only had four hours sleep.  I think I may’ve been “Auntie Ral’d” out by Sunday afternoon though.  Then I had to sit down and create my card.  I thought I was would no inspiration as tired as I was, but I ended up loving my card.  Cheers to all those cardmaking mums with small kids – I don’t know how you do it!

I’m on a Christmas card roll as I’m determined to have my cards written and ready to send early December…..that’s my plan – let’s see if I can do it.  I’ve used Stampin’ Up!s Flurry of Wishes for my card and kept my colour scheme neutral by using Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake and a strip of retired Pop of Pink Specialty DSP.

Here’s my card:

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards to inspire you – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #295

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It’s Wednesday!  That means it’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  I’m this weeks sketch designer and I’ve designed the following sketch for you:

Last year I decided I would try to create my Christmas cards early so I would have enough to give to family and send to friends, but as usual it’s already July and I haven’t made one, until today……

I decided my sketch was going to be the start for my 2017 stash.  Apart from my sentiment, my card is stamp-less – just a whole heap of die cutting using Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.  I find it relaxing running dies through my big shot.  The sentiment I used is from Flurry of Wishes and the colours I’ve used are – Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Whisper White.  The strip of DSP I’ve used in the background is from Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and I added a strip of Gold Ribbon under the sentiment.

Here’s my card:

For inspiration, head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the gorgeous cards the Freshly Made Sketches Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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