Just Add Ink #356

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

I decided to go with two balloons and two circles.  The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I have used is Balloon Adventures. I’ve love a layered card and have gone to town with circles and a banner and on top of those, a sentiment in a banner.  My balloons are coloured lightly with Watercolor Pencils and I stamped the background with a smidge of dots from Timeless Textures.

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and check them out. While you’re there, we would love you to play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #282

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There’s a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch hostess is the fabulously talented Cecile Ribon.  I fell in love with this sketch as soon as I saw it.  It’s such a cool design that made making my card easy and come together in no time.  A no time card was what I needed as I’m on hols and sunning it up by the beach until next week.  Take a look at the friends I made while I was putting my card together on Monday. These cheeky birds have me wrapped around their little fingers (if they had any) and have me feeding them 3 times a day.

Now on to Cecile’s cool sketch:

You probably know by now about my love of flower stamp sets.  The stamp set I have used is from Stampin’ Up!s Oh So Succulent. The flowers I have stamped are quite possibly supposed to be made into succulents, but I decided to colour mine and make a Dahlia out of it.  I have paired them with some leaves from Stylish Stems Framelit Dies.  The squares in the background are from Urban Underground Speciality Designer Series Paper – which I LOVE! The sentiments I’ve used are from Balloon Adventures. There are so many of the sentiments that I use from this versatile set.

Here’s my card:

As always, the Design Team at Freshly Made Sketches has nailed it and created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge and take a look.  While you’re there, we would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #280

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Gee these weeks are flying! It’s Wednesday already and it’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by Linda Callahan.  She creates really cool sketches and even more amazing cards! Head over to her blog and check them out!

I’m channeling my talented colour combining friend Amy O’Neill and have added more than my usual two colours to my card. The candles I’ve created are from Stampin’ Up!s Build A Birthday.  I have inked them up in Pool Party,  Sweet Sugarplum & Peekaboo Peach.  The flames are stamped in So Saffron and to give them a little more depth I added a little Daffodil Delight with my Watercolour Pencil.  I really like this sentiment from Balloon Adventures and know that I’ll be using it a lot from now on.

Here’s my card:

I love seeing everyone’s interpretations of the sketches.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the fabulous cards the design team have created.  We would love it if you could join in with our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #279

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It’s Wednesday again! We have a new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches and this week Rita Wright is our sketch hostess.  I love her cards and am always inspired with her creations.  If you haven’t visited her blog, then click here and check it out!

I have a niece who’s birthday is in a couple of weeks time.  She’s so lucky as she’s holidaying in America at the moment. The first part of her holiday was spent on a Disney Cruise and her request for her birthday was to spend it in New York.  One day I’ll get there myself……

I wanted to make a fun birthday card for her.  The balloons I’ve stamped are from Stampin’ Up!s Balloon Adventures.  I’ve stamped them in Melon Mambo and Pool Party.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Happy Celebrations. And because I’m a work in progress with a watercoloured background, I decided to use the watercolour type stamp from Timeless Textures.  I’ve stamped it Pool Party to just add a little bit of something behind the balloons.

Here’s my card:

The girls from Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #272

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So it seems my bad week from last week has carried on to this week.  I completely forgot to schedule this post for Wednesday!  I’m going to blame being on holidays as I have totally lost track of days.

This weeks cool sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the very talented Cecile Ribon!

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I’ve used Stampin’ Up!s Balloon Adventures for my card.  It gave me another chance to use my new Watercolor Pencils.  Here’s my card:

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The design team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful inspiration for you. Head over to the challenge blog and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #343 Pop Up or Interactive Blog Hop

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Welcome to our first challenge of 2017 at Just Add Ink.  We’re starting off 2017 with a blog hop.  Our challenge for you is to:

Just Add Pop Up or Interactive

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This is probably the first pop up card I’ve made in over a year.  Challenges like this are great for me, they really get me creating out of my comfort zone.  This card with it’s neutral colours could be for either a male or female, but I probably had a man in mind when I made it.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Balloon Adventures.  Don’t you love this big sentiment?  I am loving the size of this sentiment and I love it combined with these hot air balloons.

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I’ve used Balloon Pop Up Thinlits Die for the centre of my card.  Instead of the balloons that the thinlits cut, I added hot air balloons and clouds from Stampin’ Up!s Lift Me Up. I had to trim down the balloons the thinlit cut just a tad so you wouldn’t see the outline behind my hot air balloon. I had some pieces of Urban Underground DSP sitting on my desk when I made this card, so after trimming them to fit, I added them to my card.

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The next hop along the way is the uber talent Rochelle Blok.  Rochelle creates the most gorgeous projects – click on her name or the button below to continue hopping.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #337

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We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink. Our challenge for you is to:

Just Choose Two –

Doily or Die Cut or Designer Designer Paper

This is going to be an easy one to play along with!  I’ve chosen two patterns of designer series papers from Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  I’m in love with these papers!  They will be available from the new Occasions Catalogue in January.  I’ve paired the papers with a stamp set that will also be available next year called Balloon Adventures. This stamp set coordinates with Balloon Pop Up Thinlits.  From these thinlits I’ve used the loopy present topping die and cut two of them to create a doily effect.

Here’s my card:

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Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the inspiration from the Just Add Ink Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle