Freshly Made Sketches #348

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I am always thrilled when it’s Wednesday. Mainly because we get to play along with a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, but also because I’m closer to the weekend and that means craft room time!

Our sketch hostess this week is Jennifer Brum.  If you haven’t been over to her blog, you need to so you can see her gorgeous cards.  But first, take a look at her wonderful sketch:

In my last Stampin’ Up! order I received Follow Your Dreams Bundle.  The dream catcher is cut with my Chase Your Dreams Framelits Dies and has two layers – one in Whisper White and one in Silver Foil.  The feathers are also cut from the dies in this Framelit set.  I initially cut and stuck down a Silver Foil sentiment, but felt it didn’t stand out enough from the background, so I then cut one in Basic Black Cardstock and offset it slightly from the Silver Foil to create a silver shadow.  I like how the sentiment stands out more now and ties in with the black feather.

The designer series paper squares are from a pack that I just cracked open and am already loving called Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper.   The papers in this pack are sooooooo pretty and I can’t wait to create a baby card using some of these papers.

Here’s my card:

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards that will definitely inspire you. Pop over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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CAS(E) this Sketch #282

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The card I created and am sharing today is for the latest sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch.  Here’s their wonderful sketch designed by the uber talented Brian King.

I made this card on Sunday but ran out of time to stick everything in it’s place Sunday night as I had to unpack from a long weekend away, so I’ve only managed to upload it here after I finished work today.  I LOVE going away, but don’t LOVE unpacking and washing…..  Monochromatic was on my mind and this is how I decided to go on my card.  The DSP I’ve used in the background is Soft Sea Foam DSP from Subtles 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.  For the strip in the centre of my card I used Mossy Meadow and Old Olive Cardstock.

I then stamped these fabulous leaves from Tropical Chic in Mossy Meadow and Old Olive Inks.  The sentiment is also from this stamp set and has been stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink.  I then added some Faceted Dots – as always I’ve gone with three of them.

Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #419 – Just Add A Twist

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge for you is to:

So many ideas came to mind when I saw this challenge but in the end I decided the twist I would use on my card was to use a non Christmas stamp set for a Christmas card.  The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I went with was Jar Of Love. I love the photos I’ve seen of decorated Christmas mason jars, so I tried to replicate one.  I’ve created a shaker with the larger jar and added some leaves and pine cone using my Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.  I added some Linen Thread to to the top of the jar and tied a bow.  I then added some ink splatters in Crumb Cake from Swirly Bird in the background.

The team at Just Add Ink have created awesome inspiration for you, so head over to the challenge at take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #347

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We have a new challenge for at you at Freshly Made Sketches. This weeks sketch has been designed by the amazingly talented Kim Singdahlsen.

 

I’ve been waiting for my latest order to get my hands on Blended Seasons.  I should warn you now that it will probably, no definitely, feature on a lot of my cards.  This stamp has all three flowers with leaves joined into one stamp, but for my card I fussy cut the flowers and separated them so they could layer around my sentiment. I watercoloured the flowers with a touch of Pool Party and Blueberry Bushel Inks.

Instead of using the leaves that come with the stamp, the leaves I’ve used on my card are from Tropical Chic.  I stamped the leaves in Lemon Lime Twist and then fussy cut them out.  How amazing is this sentiment I’ve used on my card?  I can see it used on so many of my cards that I like to give friends for just being them.  It’s also from Tropical Chic.

The Pool Party square of DSP that I layered under the circle is from Subtles 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.  To finish off my card I decorated the corners of my card using this stamp from Around The Corner – a set that is perfect for jazzing up cards.

As always, the Clean Team have nailed the sketch challenge.  Pop over to the challenge and see how wonderful their cards are.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #346

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We have a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented and clever card maker herself Linda Callahan.

I fell in love with Linda’s awesome sketch as soon as I saw it.  I knew exactly which stamp set and colours I was going to use on my card when I sat down to create.

I wanted to bring the circles together by using flowers and leaves that spread over the middle and lower circles. The flowers I’ve used are from Love What You Do.  I’ve given them a light watercolour with Rich Razzleberry Ink.  The leaves are from Rooted in Nature and are stamped in Old Olive Ink with some added definition with my Early Espresso Marker.

The sentiment on the main circle is from Love What You Do.  I am loving the flow-y font in this sentiment.  After stamping the sentiment and arranging the flowers around the stitched circle, I re-checked the sketch and realised it had a sentiment lower down….it really does pay to look at those things before you get excited and stick things on your card.  I found a thank you sentiment from Petal Palette that I think has a similar font and was pleased to see it doesn’t look out of place.  I added some Powder Pink ink splatters from Timeless Textures and added some sequins to fill in spaces and to add bling. A card can never have too much bling!

I always enjoy seeing the variety the Clean Team create with their cards.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #417

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For two nights last week I tried to create a card for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge – I failed, until now.  The challenge at Just Add ink for you is to:

I tried two different types of tree cards and even gave the images I’ve used on my card below a try and for some reason a card using something with a T wasn’t happening.  I was determined to create a card and tonight I finally finished off a card.

The theme I’ve chosen is a teen card.  The cool images I’ve used below are from a 2018 Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Epic Celebrations – perfect for a teen card.  I’ve added lots of layers and background stamping to fill up my card – no CAS card here….

There’s still time to play along with our challenge at Just Add Ink.  Pop over to the challenge and see the fabulous inspiration the design team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #345

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Welcome to our newest sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch hostess is the wonderfully talented Jen Mitchell.

I am loving this sketch! Especially that tilted panel!

I chose the butterfly from Watercolor Wings to use on my main panel.  The butterfly is stamped in So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Basic Black and Crumb Cake Inks.  I then took my Black Journalling Pen and added some definition lines around the centre of the butterfly.  I had some leaves cut with my Seasonal Layers Dies Thinlits Dies sitting discarded on my desk, so I added them for extra layers.

I added some Gold Sequin Trim and some Black Cord under my sentiment.  For the background I stamped the watercolour type stamp in Soft Sea Foam. This stamp is from Love What You Do and it saves me time from having to watercolour the background myself – and I have to say it has a much better look than when I try it myself.

I then added the ink splatters from Timeless Textures in Basic Black Ink.  My “Happy Birthday” sentiment is Beautiful Bouquet and “to you” is from a set that I have just forgotten and couldn’t find in the limited time I had to write this post….

Come and join us for this challenge! The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome inspiration for you. Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle