Freshly Made Sketches #309

Hey Everyone

It’s Wednesday and we’ve had a hot one here in Australia! It’s not even Summer yet and I was melting!!!  Think it’s going to be hot Summer……truly not looking forward to it arriving.  I’m a Winter lover!

This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the superbly talented and super funny Linda Callahan.  This one’s a keeper for sure Linda!

Christmas is on my mind at the moment as someone said to me the other day it was less than 70 days until Santa arrives.  I hadn’t thought it was so close!  I’ve took this weeks sketch and created a Chrissy card to add to my stash.

I wanted to go with the following colours for my card:  Black, White, Green and Copper.  I’ve layered my circles with leaves and pinecone from Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.  I added a strip of Striped Ribbon and Copper Trim to my layers and I’ve used Copper Embossing Powder for the sentiment.  The sentiment is from a Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Flurry of Wishes.  The DSP circle in the background is from Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.

Here’s my card:

The girls at Freshly Made Sketches have nailed this weeks sketch – head over to the challenge and see for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #308

Hey Everyone

Holidays are great, but not so great when you come home and unpack your craft stuff and realise your husband has packed his tool box on your recently made card for this weeks sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches……  My card was crushed and I realised I needed a re-do at the last minute last night to photograph and upload to our challenge blog.  I will need to make sure my husband doesn’t pack the car next time we go on holidays!

This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the super talented and perfect colourist, Rita Wright.  Here’s her wonderful sketch:

Happy Birthday Gorgeous has gorgeous little flowers that I love using.  They have a solid stamp that lines up perfectly to colour the flowers in no time.  The colours I’ve used for the centre of my flowers are Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Blushing Bride.  The leaves that I have used are from Flourish Thinlits Dies and I have used a combination of Olive Old and Berry Burst cardstock.

The birthday sentiment I’ve used is from Big on Birthdays.  The pretty DSP I’ve used in the background is from Bundle of Love Speciality DSP.  I then used a strip of Berry Burst cardstock to tie all of the colours and flowers together.

Here’s my card:

We would love if it you could join us with Rita’s sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the wonderful inspiration from the Clean Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #307

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It’s Wednesday, so that means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer this week is wonderfully talented and creator of gorgeous clean cards – Jennifer Timko.

Take a look at her great sketch:

I’m currently on holidays, and even though I thought I packed half of my craft room, it wasn’t until I sat down to make this card that I realised just how much I left at home….. This card took me a little longer to create as I kept ducking outside to enjoy the sunshine on our newly renovated deck at our beach house.

I’ve got a couple of Christmas cards coming up soon, so I decided to create a flowery birthday card for this weeks challenge.  I stamped the daisy from Daisy Delight in Berry Burst on to Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  The centre of my daisy was stamped with Old Olive Ink on to Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper – as I was originally going to go with a Christmas card for this challenge.  I love that these Christmas papers are versatile and can be used for other cards.

The leaves and little black stems I’ve created are cut my Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies and my sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

Here’s my card:

The team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.  We would love it if you could join us in this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #306

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Time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch hostess is the fabulously talented Jen Mitchell.  Jen is not only an amazing cardmaker but she also designs wonderful sketches – I fell in love with this one as soon as I saw it.

Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is one of my favs at the moment.  I almost reach for it every time I go to create a card.  I couldn’t go past it this time as I knew that I wanted to use these gorgeous flowers from Graceful Garden again that I had already stamped, watercoloured with Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo Ink, fussy cut and had just found laying on my desk.  I consider using them on my card as partly cleaning up my mess of a desk. Imagine how much messier it would’ve been if I had left them on my desk…….

The leaves were also found laying on my desk.  These leaves are from a Stampin’ Up! set called Remarkable You and are watercoloured with Old Olive Ink.  I really like the size of these leaves paired with the roses.  They also look like they belong together.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Colorful Seasons and is stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink.

Here’s my card:

We would love it if you could join us for this weeks challenge. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the wonderful inspiration the design team have provided.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #305

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks fabulous sketch has been designed by Amy O’Neill – Queen of combining colours and creating scenes.


I really fell in love with this sketch and had heaps of ideas running through my head.  To mix up my cards, I decided to stay away from a floral card (even though I was itching to create one!) and made a card using Lift Me Up for a friend.  The hot air balloons are stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black.  I then cut them with my matching Up and Away Thinlits Dies.  Dies are so easy to use and cut the images in no time!

I used a strip of Lemon Lime Twist DSP behind the balloons.  This DSP is from Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The ink splatters in the background are from Swirly Bird and are stamped in Basic Black Ink.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Lovely Words Thinlits Dies.  The dies in this set are surrounded with an oval frame that also cuts with the sentiment, but I have trimmed it off my sentiment for my card. I then added some Black Bakers Twine, some sequins and some little white clouds to finish off my card.

As always, the Clean Team have designed gorgeous cards to inspire you – so pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at their wonderful cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #304

Hey Everyone

It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  It’s my turn to be sketch designer and I’ve created a simple sketch for you that you can interpret anyway.  As always, I look forward to see your cards in the gallery.

We are currently renovating our tea room in the Emergency Department I work in and have created a feature wall with cherry blossoms on it.  I was really taken with the prettiness of the feature wall, so I decided to create a cherry blossom card with the flowers from Colorful Season stamp set.  I’ve also used the matching dies from Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies to cut my leaves and branch.  The flowers are stamped in Berry Burst and I’ve used my Berry Burst marker to add crease lines to my flowers.

The strip of designer series paper I’ve used is from Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  To break up the sentiment from the background I added strips of Basic Black Cardstock that I cut with my Ticket Tear Border Punch.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Big on Birthdays.  I then added some black sequins to finish off my card.

You’re going to want to see the gorgeous cards the design team at Freshly Made Sketches have created.  Pop over to the challenge and get ready to be inspired.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #303

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This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the Queen of Backgrounds (I’m giving her that title if she doesn’t already have it!) Karren Johnson, my super talented and creative friend from NZ.  Think I’m going to have to book a flight to NZ soon just to go touch in her stuff in her craft room! Oh, and to say hello of course!  I saw return flights from Australia for only $236 the other day.  I might have to lock in some travel dates!

Floral Statements is a stamp set that I had sitting on my desk unlinked – I felt the sketch worked perfectly for this combined pretty rose image and sentiment.  The flowers are stamped in Black Archival Ink and watercoloured in Calypso Coral and Old Olive Ink.  I then added a strip of of Calypso Coral DSP from Petal Gardens Designer Series Paper Stack.  I added some Black Bakers Twine, a bow and created two banners – one in Petal Gardens DSP Stack and one in Basic Black cardstock.  My banners are attached with a couple of staples – just because I haven’t used my stapler in ages!

Here’s my card:

You may know by now that I’m not one for a flat card, so I stamped a second image and watercoloured it.  After a bit of fussy cutting, I then added dimensionals and layered it over the top of the original image.  I took a photo to try and show you the layered image – hope you can see my fussy cutting and the extra height I’ve given to all the flowers and leaves.

 

The design team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and get ready to be wowed!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle