Freshly Made Sketches #368

Hey Everyone

I can’t believe it!  Somehow in the blink of an eye we are up to the last challenge for 2018 at Freshly Made Sketches.  This year has gone way too quick and as usual, I have no Christmas shopping done……

Our sketch designer for this weeks sketch is me!  Our challenge is open for two weeks, so you’ve got plenty of time to play along. I can’t wait to see what you create.

My card consists of lots of images and diecuts that I had laying on my messy desk.  Rather than clean everything up and put away, I decided to pile as many leftovers from other projects as I could.   The flowers I have used on my card are from Forever Lovely.  They’ve been stamped in Blackberry Bliss and Blushing Bride.  They’ve been sitting on my desk for three weeks now and this weeks sketch gave me the chance to put them to use.  The sentiment was also a leftover – the set it’s from alluded me at the time I wrote this post, but I’m sure it will come to me as I’m laying awake in the middle of the night.  The leaves I’ve added to my card are from Flourish Thinlits Dies.  I then added a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock and a strip of Black Sequin Trim.  To finish off my card, I added some of the little sequins that had fallen off my Sequin Trim.

Here’s my card:

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have nailed my sketch.  Head over to the challenge and take a look at all the gorgeousness they have to show you.  I would love it if you could play along with the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #367

Hey Everyone

We have a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for you!  This week our sketch has been designed by our Queen of creative backgrounds, distress inks and owner of probably the biggest stamp collections of anyone I know – Karren Johnson.

Also, don’t forget we are into week two of our Design Team Call.  This is your last week to enter, so if you’d like to join our group, head over to the challenge, link up a card and add DT Call next to your name.

I decided to go a little scenic with Karren’s sketch – something I don’t do very often.

The tree I’ve fussy cut out is from the ever faithful Lovely As A Tree – truly the most versatile of stamp sets.  I applied my Early Espresso and Old Olive Markers directly to the tree stamp, huffed on it with my breath and stamped on Whisper White Cardstock.  The little reindeer are from Dashing Deer Stamp Set.  I inked these up with Soft Suede Ink and cut them out with the matching Detailed Deer Framelits Dies.  The grassy area was stamped with the grass stamps from  High Tide.  I’ve used a combination of Mossy Meadow and Old Olive Inks for the meadow.

I searched around for a sentiment that fit in the space where I wanted to place it.  The one that worked the best was this Noel stamp from Joyous Noel.  I stamped this in Early Espresso Ink.  The background stamp is stamped in Crumb Cake Cardstock and is also from Joyous Noel.

The piece of designer series paper is from Wood Textures Designer Series Stack.  I thought the woodgrain background fit with my whole woodsy/meadow scene.  To balance out my placement of the reindeer, I added a sequin and a scrap of Burlap Ribbon near my sentiment.

For inspiration, head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see the gorgeous cards the Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #366

Hey Everyone

Welcome to our newest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week we have some exciting news!

For the next two weeks we are thrilled to announce a Design Team call!  Yes, we are looking to add to our fun team of enablers.  All the details to apply the Design Team are on the challenge blog.

On to the sketch.  This week our cool sketch has been designed by our fabulous sketch designer and ultra elegant card make Cecile Ribon.

So my initial thought was to replicate a Christmas tree like the sketch, but I decided to change things up and go with a layered floral card.

I received Incredible Like You at our recent Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event.  Of course I was in love with it as it’s a flower set and you know how much I love them.  I’ve stamped my flowers in Lovely Lipstick and fussy cut them out.  I then stamped my leaves from Petal Palette in Mossy Meadow Ink and gave them the same fussy cut treatment as the flowers.

The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from my 6″ x 6″ Subtles DSP stack.  From memory I used a piece of Soft Sea Foam.  I then matted it with some Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  I added some bakers twine and a sentiment stamped in Mossy Meadow, also from Incredible Like You.  The font used for the sentiments in this set are so pretty and elegant.

Head over to Freshly Made Sketches to see what the talented cardmakers at Freshly Made Sketches have designed and while you’re there, read all about our Design Team Call.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #365

Hey Everyone

This weeks fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by my wonderfully talented friend from the other side of the world, Jen Brum.

Another Christmas card? Why not?  You just never know when you’re going to be surprised with card you didn’t expect to receive.

Joyous Noel Speciality Designer Series Paper is one gorgeous pack.  I didn’t expect to love it as much as I do and now I am almost running out of it.  I really should’ve purchased two…. Both the pretty rectangles of DSP are from this pack.  I added sprigs punched in Tranquil Tide Cardstock and Vellum.  I layered my sentiment, from Merry Christmas To All, on a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock punched with my Darling Label Punch.  I then added a strip of Striped Burlap Trim and some Linen Thread looped behind everything.

The team have created gorgeous inspiration for you – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #362

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It’s Wednesday, so that means we have a new sketch for you to try at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by Linda Callahan. Linda’s cards always make me smile.

The card I’ve created was a quick and easy one as I’ve been super busy getting for our Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event. I have three days of catch ups with friends I’ve met online and can’t wait for hugs and tons of laughs.

You probably know by now that Petal Palette is my favourite flower set to colour and fussy cut.  The flowers are quickly watercoloured with Blushing Bride Ink and the leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzazz Ink.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is also from this set.  The designer series paper I’ve used under the circle punch is from Twinkle Twinkle DSP.  I’ve finished off my card with some Pool Party Bakers Twine and some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

The Clean Team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge and take a look at the card they’ve created.  We would love it if you could play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #361

Hey Everyone

Welcome to a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Jen Mitchell.  Pop over to her blog and see how gorgeous her creations are!

I’ve created a quick and easy Christmas card with this weeks sketch.  The candy cane adds a bit of fun and is from Stampin’ Up!s Candy Cane Season.  The little holly images are also from this set.  I’ve added a thin strip of DSP from Festive Farmhouse DSP, some sprigs and a sentiment from Dashing Deer.  I then added some thin gold ribbon and a gold sequin to finish off my card.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards. Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #360

Hey Everyone

This is my second post tonight!  The card I’ve created this time is for the newest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our cool sketch has been designed by one of my favourite card makers Amy O’Neill.  Amy’s cards are wonderfully put together and she combines THE best colours.

Yep! It’s time for another Christmas card. Think I may just get there with a couple of these ones ready to stick together.  For this card, I cut a couple of isosceles (?) triangles to create some Christmas trees.  I cut these on my Stampin’ Trimmer.  They’re made from Mossy Meadow spotted DSP.  I layered them at different heights on my Stitched Oval that was cut on my Bigshot with my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

I cut two Whisper White Snowflakes with my Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and layered them on each side of my triangle trees.  I then cut some Whisper White Perfect Pines Thinlits Dies to layer under the right side of the oval to match the sketch.  There was a Pear Pizzazz sprig sitting on my desk, so I added this too just because I could.

The sentiment I’ve stamped on my Pretty Label Punch is one of my favourite Christmas sentiments.  It’s from a set called Peaceful Noel.   I added a touch of Soft Sea Foam watercolouring in the background under all the layers, but it hasn’t showed up really well.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards with Amy’s sketch.  Click here to take you to the challenge and take a look the cards they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping.

Cheers

Narelle