2018 Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event Roomies Gifts

Hey Everyone

I have just spent the past weekend with amazing friends at our local Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event in Melbourne.  This year Stampin’ Up! is celebrating 30 years and I have to say we were a little bit spoilt by this amazing company.

I roomed with 4 fabulous friends from the Just Add Ink Design Team – Nikki, Patrice, Kim & Jan. Even though the event is only a one day event, we stayed for two nights.  Even then, two nights didn’t seem long enough as we only catch up once a year, and we have way too many things to chat about to fit into two nights.

My roomies gifts were given in these tall gift boxes I created.  When I’m stuck for 3D ideas, I visit Pootles for her fabulous tutorials.  I found the following tutorial that fit my gifts perfectly!

 

What to give for roomies gifts was on my mind for ages.  This year my mum gave me the idea of giving Raspberry Drops made in Sovereign Hill. Sovereign Hill is a tourist attraction depicting the gold rush in the goldfields from the 1850s. I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned I grew up in a little country town called Creswick, located about 15 minutes outside of Ballarat.  These Raspberry Drops are what I remember from growing up and visiting Sovereign Hill.  I have to thank my dad for buying them for me as I ran out of time before Onstage to drive from Melbourne to purchase them.

The boxes I’ve created are made from Sahara Sand Cardstock.  For extra support and decoration, I added strips of Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstocks to each of the four sides of the boxes.  The lid of the boxes is made from Basic Black Cardstock.  I decorated the top of the boxes with a mixture of thinlits from Flourish Thinlits Dies and my favourite flowers from Petal Palette.  I then added some Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon and some Black Cord. The sentiment I’ve used is from a set called Waterfront – I really felt this sentiment fit for the weekend we had.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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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

Just Add Ink #433

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We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink.  This week is colour challenge week and we have the following fun colours for you to try.

These colours said teen girl card to me as soon I saw them.  The combination is really pretty and a fresh change from my constant love of neutrals.  The Berry Burst and Whisper White circles are cut on my Bigshot with Chase Your Dreams Framelits Dies.  I also cut my feathers with the dies from this set.  The sentiment I’ve used is my favourite for this size circle punch – the sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday.  The Berry Burst ink splatters in the background are from Timeless Textures.   I used some Linen Thread to the base and tied a bow to anchor down the feathers.  I then finished off my card with a Share What You Love Artisan Pearl.

The team at Just Add Ink have all used this colour combination in different ways.  We would love to see how you use them on your project.  To see all the wonderful inspiration the JAI girls have come up with, and to link up a card, head over to Just Add Ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #361

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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

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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

Colour INKspiration Challenge #44

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Welcome to a new challenge at Colour INKspiration Challenges.  This week we have these pretty colours for you to try:

These colours sang feminine floral to me as soon as clicked on them in our facebook group.  One of the other reasons I went with flowers was because I have no bed stamp set…….

My flowers are from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I’ve stamped the outline stamp with Black Stazon Ink.  This stamp set has a solid stamp to colour the centre of the flowers.  It’s a great set for new stampers who aren’t confident in colouring with watercolour pencils for pens.  For the centre I’ve stamped Blushing Bride Ink and three coats of Highland Heather Ink to give me a darker shade of purple. The leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzazz Ink – these leaves are from Tropical Chic.  The little solid black stems are also from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

I’ve been wanting to use this fabulous sentiment from Tropical Chic for a while.  The layout I’ve used gave me the opportunity to fit the sentiment on my card.  Under my sentiment I layered a strip of Sahara Sand DSP from 6″x6″ Neutrals DSP Stack and a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock.  I then used a spotted piece of the same DSP for the background. These 6″ x 6″ stacks are my go to for DSP as the patterns on them work so well when combining the same colours as I’ve done here.

As I’m the last person on the hop, you can now head over to our facebook group and see what everyone else is creating.  We would love it if you’d like to play along with your card or maybe even 3D project.

If you’ve just started with me and would like to keep hopping, click on the next button below to take you the start of the hop to my fellow Melbournian, Rachel Palmieri’s blog.  She has created a gorgeous project to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #431

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We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink.  This week is sketch challenge week.  Take a look at this great sketch:

Christmas is almost here! I’ve been trying to add to my Christmas card stash at least one card a week and I’ve used this weeks sketch to get to the total I need.

As much as I love non-traditional colours for Christmas, I still think you can’t go wrong with Red, White & Green.  The diecut sentiment I’ve used is from Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies.  The stamped sentiment is from the matching stamp set called Merry Christmas to All Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I’ve stamped this sentiment in Mossy Meadow Ink.

The fabulous designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.  The strip across the middle of my card is embossed with my new Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I added strip of Gold Sequin Trim that is tied together with some Linen Thread.  Because a card can’t have too many embellishments, I added a strip of Real Red Ribbon 3/8″ Mixed Satin Ribbon that I had sitting on my discarded from another project.  I then added half a Pearlized Doily that I also had sitting on my desk. By leaving offcuts on my desk, and on view, I make sure I always try and use them on future projects.

Our team have created gorgeous cards with the sketch.  Pop over to Just Add Ink and see their creations.  We would love for you to play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle