Just Add Ink #442

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Welcome to Friday and a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is sketch week at JAI – take a look at the fabulous sketch designed by Kim.

Can you tell I love layers on my cards? Pretty sure your answer’s going to be yes. I try to simplify my layers, but before I know it, my card is full of layers!

These fabulous leaves and sentiment that I’ve used on my card are from Stampin’ Up!s Wonderful Romance Stamp Set.  I stamped the leaves with Black Archival Ink and then gave them a light watercolour with Lemon Lime Twist and Mossy Meadow Inks.  I then used my matching Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies to cut them out.  The Whisper White doily type die is also from this die set.

To add another colour to my card, I used a strip of Petal Pink Designer Series Paper from Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The butterfly I’ve added to my card is fussy cut from Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. I’m really getting the hang of cutting into my DSP!  I then added a pretty Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequin.

The Design Team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using this sketch. Pop over to Just Add Ink and see what they team have created for you.  We would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Butterfly Gala South Pacific Blog Hop

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The cards I’m sharing for our blog hop today feature Stampin’ Up!s Butterfly Gala Bundle.  The Butterfly Duet Punch has been so popular that there are only limited numbers in Australia available to order.  If you’d like to order this punch, be sure to order it soon.  Once it runs out, it will be unavailable to order for a few months.

Myself and four of my Artisan friends from the South Pacific have created projects using the Butterfly Gala Bundle for you. The designer series paper featured on both of my cards is free during during Sale-A-Bration when you spend $90 or more.  This gorgeous pack of paper is called Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  I really like this colour combination of Highland Heather, Basic Black, Whisper White and tinges of Pear Pizzazz.

Another Sale-A-Bration item you can earn free are these fabulous Butterfly Elements – the perfect embellishments for any project.  To give the leaves colour, I ran them directly across my Pear Pizzazz Ink pad. I then took a Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequin and adhered it to the centre of the flower.

The butterflies I’ve created are watercoloured with Highland Heather and Pear Pizzazz Inks. I created a window frame with my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and added a square of Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and a rectangle of Basic Black Cardstock behind it.  I then took a strip of striped DSP from this pack and a strip of Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon and placed them behind the window frame.

The sentiment that I’ve used on my card is also from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set.   The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Ink.

The sentiment I’ve used on my second card is also from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set.  The butterflies for this card were created with the same colours as my first card.  For this card I added a circle of Highland Heather Cardstock and a circle of Botanical Butterflies DSP.  I then added some White Bakers Twine from top to bottom of my card to finish it off.

The next hop along the way is my talented NZ Artisan friend – Angela Meiritz-Reid.  Pop over to her blog by clicking on her name or on the badge below and see her gorgeous projects – they are sooooo pretty!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #373

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Welcome to our newest sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. This weeks sketch has been designed by the fabulous and so very talented Kim Singdahlsen.Something I don’t normally do is flip a sketch.  I’m thinking the main reason I did this was to use up the diecut from Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies that I had sitting on my desk. I’ve placed it between strips of Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock.  I’ve starting cutting into my DSP! Eek! The black and white butterfly has been cut from Botanical Butterfly DSP – an item you can earn free during Sale-A-Bration when you spend $90 or more.

The sentiment I’ve used is from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Catalogue called Beauty Abounds. To highlight the sentiment I’ve stamped a bokeh effect stamp also from this stamp set in Lemon Lime Twist. I then added some leafy diecuts from Wonderful Romance Framelits dies. To finish of my mostly monochromatic card, I then added a Lemon Lime Twist sequin.

 

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards using Kim’s sketch. Pop over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #342

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It’s Wednesday so that means we have a new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch this week has been designed by the amazing Linda Callahan who is one of the loveliest and most creative card makers around.

My card features products from All That You Are Stamp Set, Floral Romance Speciality Designer Series Paper and what I know is going to be some of my favourite die set – Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies.

The flowers from All That You Are were given a light watercolour colour with Fresh Fig Ink.  The leaves I added to my flowers were cut with Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  I also added a little Fresh Fig Cardstock leaf.  The Whisper White doily type diecut is also Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies.  I then added some Old Olive Linen Thread to tie all the colours together.  I used my White Gel Pen to add some detail to the centre of the flowers and lastly stamped a sentiment from All That You Are Stamp Set.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created fabulous cards with Linda’s sketch. Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Forever Lovely

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Welcome to my blog!  I can tell you I was more than a little bit excited to be writing this post as this is my first post as a Stampin’ Up!® Artisan Design Member.

The team comprises of myself and 15 amazingly talented and creative crafters from around the world.  I was thrilled when I received the call that I was chosen to be a part of this team.  I realised halfway through the call that I was hopping from one foot to the other with excitement! Lucky no one was passing by otherwise I’m sure I would’ve received more than one strange look….

Take a look at our fabulous team photo!

Now on to my card!  The Artisan Design Team is focusing on the All My Love Suite. From the title of the suite you can probably guess this suite is all about hearts and flowers.  I’ve chosen both of those elements for my card.

My sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick Ink and is from the Forever Lovely Stamp Set.  The sentiment is stamped on a tag that was created with a die from the matching die set called Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies.  The tag creates pretty cutout roses on the corner.  Behind these roses I’ve added a piece of Lovely Lipstick Cardstock to give colour to my flowers.

Behind the tag is a stitched heart in Whisper White Cardstock.  The heart die is from another set called Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  Also from this die set, I’ve cut the Crumb Cake leaves that are placed behind the flowers on each corner.

For something different this time I cut up DSP! Shocking, I know!  I’m generally a hoarder of DSP and tend to hold on to it in case I “waste it”.  This year, I’ve decided that I will no longer be a hoarder.  The little flowers and leaves that look like stamped images are actually DSP.  I really love the flowers as they look like embossed Crumb Cake edges with Lovely Lipstick for colour.  I added them to each corner I where I placed the flowers.  I then added a strip of Lovely Lipstick 1/2″ Ribbon with a bit of gathering on one side – I forgot it was a tricky thing to do as it kept falling apart, but I got there in the end.

The next hop along the way is the wonderfully talented Rochelle Blok. Pop over to see her absolutely gorgeous creation by clicking on the badge below or by clicking on her name.  I’ve also added a list of the Artisan Design Team below with links to their blogs in case you get lost.

 

 

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia – that’s me!

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Lovely Lipstick Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock, All My Love Designer Series Paper

Stamp Sets: Forever Lovely Stamp Set

Ink: Lovely Lipstick

Other Products: Lovely Lipstick 1/2″ Ribbon, Basic Clear Rhinestones, Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies, Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #440

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Welcome to our first challenge for 2019 at Just Add Ink.  We’re starting off our year with a blog hop and our challenge for you is to:

If you’re like me and have purchased a thousand new things from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue, you will have no problem with adding new products to your projects.  The new products I’ve used on my card are the fabulous new All My Love Designer Series Paper and Meant To Be Stamp Set.

The lovely little flowers are not stamps, even though they look like it. I’ve actually fussy cut them from the All My Love Designer Series Paper.  The leaves are also fussy cut from this DSP.  It hurt me at first to cut into DSP, but once I got started I realised I couldn’t hold on to the paper forever.

The sentiment from Meant To Be Stamp Set is stamped in Lovely Lipstick Ink.  The gorgeous Flirty Flamingo Ribbon I’ve used on my card is from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack. To tie in the Flirty Flamingo Ribbon with the card, I added some Flirty Flamingo Cardstock strips under the sentiment.   I then finished off my card with some Clear Rhinestones.

I’m the last one the hop, so if you’re ready to link up a card, head over to Just Add Ink and link away!

If you’d like to take another round at the hop, click here or on the badge below to take you to Jackie’s blog and start again.  Her project is amazing! Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #371

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Welcome to Wednesday and a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Take a look at this awesome sketch designed by the uber talented Jen Mitchell.

The stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Catalogue on the top of my list was Wonderful Romance.  This gorgeous stamp, with it’s spray of flowers and leaves, is perfect for colouring.  The flowers were given a light watercolour with Highland Heather Ink.  Because it was a tad hot in my craft room over the weekend, my glasses got a little foggy and I ended up with a bit of Highland Heather Ink in the centre of one of my flowers.  Of course I’d already coloured the leaves and didn’t want to start the whole thing again.  What to do?  Grab my White Gel Pen and add a dob of white gel to the centre of the flower. Image saved!  I then took my Black Journalling Pen to add definition lines to each of the petals.  I coloured the leaves with Lemon Lime Twist Ink and then added some Old Olive Ink to base of the leaves to create depth.

I can’t tell you how happy I was when I saw the matching framelits to this stamp set.  This framelit set is called Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies. Not only does the largest die cut around the outside of the stamp, it creates cutouts in areas that I wouldn’t be able to access by fussy cutting!  I did however fussy cut the two leaves that I added to the top of the image.  These leaves were given a darker shade of green to them – Mossy Meadow Ink.  I mainly fussy cut images like these because I like a fine edge around my images.  Another favourite die in this set is the doily type die that you can see under my spray of flowers.  I know this will feature on so many cards that I create.

The sentiment I’ve used is also from this set.  I added a strip of Lemon Lime Twist and Sahara Sand Cardstock under the sentiment.  The Whisper White Cardstock in the background is embossed with my Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.   I then finished of my card with a Linen Thread bow and some sequins.

We would love for you to join us with this weeks sketch.  The Design Team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful inspiration for you.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle