Kelly’s Stamping Friends Blog Hop – Celebrating 5 Years

Hey Everyone

My wonderfully talented and hardworking friend Kelly Kent is celebrating 5 years of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! I was really pleased to meet Kelly in person last year at Stampin’ Up!s OnStage Event.  She lives waaaaay on the other side of Australia to me and someday I hope to catch up with her again – she is such a sweetie!

To celebrate her milestone she has organised a blog hop with stamping friends.  I loved the idea of a blog hop to celebrate her anniversary and was pleased to play along.  I’ve just realised today is actually my 8th year anniversary as a demo too! To top things off today is my 25th wedding anniversary – so celebrations all around!

The theme for the hop is “Happy”.  The card I’ve made is a fun birthday card with a cool “Happy” sentiment from Birthday Celebrations.  I watercoloured my sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist – a colour that really pops when combined with Basic Black.  I heat embossed the “Birthday to You” sentiment (also from Birthday Celebrations) in white embossing powder and smooshed techniqued the background with Lemon Lime Twist.

The Lemon Lime Twist balloon is stamped from a set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous and the black balloons are punched with various Stampin’ Up! balloon punches.  I used my white gel pen to create a shine line to them.  The black and silver DSP is from Pop of Pink Specialty DSP and the strip of Lemon Lime Twist DSP is from Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.

A little bit of Black Bakers Twine, Silver Ribbon and a few sequins and my card was done.

Next hop along the way is Wendy Hodkinson.  You’re going to love what she’s created.

Happy Anniversary Kelly – congrats on your 5 years! ❤

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #221

Hey Everyone

It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I totally love this sketch that my super-talented friend Karren has designed.  So easy to work with – I had my card made in no-time.

Here’s her sketch:

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I was sitting in my craft for a total of two minutes with the thinlit “Happy” in my hand when an idea came to me.  It occurred to me that as it was Australia Day, I would make a Happy Australia Day card. After a fews secs I realised there was no way Australia was going to fit on my card so I changed it to Straya instead.  I am so not a fan of this slang word for Australia but I created it for a bit of fun. A friend of mine was the receiver of this card as I knew she would see the funny side of it.  I’ve added a Southern Cross and some balloons on there to finish off my card.

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Come and join us with this great sketch challenge at Freshly made Sketches.  Head over to the blog and take a look at the inspiration the Design Team have provided for you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle