Onstage Team Gifts Part Two

Hey Everyone

Yesterday I shared some gift boxes that I created for the Just Add Ink girls for Stampin’ Up!s Onstage Event last year.

I made the following gifts for my roomies.

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My big shot got quite a workout with all the flowers, leaves and sentiments I cut, but I propped myself on the kitchen table and watched TV at the same time.  The bags I’ve used are Chevron Tag a Bag Gift Bags and the flowers and leaves are cut with Botanical Builder Framelit Dies.  The sentiment is cut with Hello You Thinlits.

If you’re wondering what’s in the bag – look below.  I found the cutest foldable rubbish bins on ebay.  They’re the perfect size for my desk and for when I hold workshops.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #259

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I am in love with this weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Linda Callahan is not only a super talented card maker, she’s also a wonderful sketch designer.  Take a look at her fabulous sketch:

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I’ve used the sentiment and strip under the main circle, with the tiny circle cutouts, from Stampin’ Up!s Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  I then created candy dots with the circles cut from this die by adding Crystal Effects to the tiny circles.  After the Crystal Effects dried I added them to my card with Glue Dots.  I did a bit of watercolouring and then I created my flowers using Botanical Builder Framelits.  My leaves were created with Pretty Pines Thinlit Dies.

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The girls at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with Linda’s sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #331

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Don’t you hate it when you’re on annual leave and you forget what day it is and you schedule your post for the wrong day?  That’s me.  Here’s my post for this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge.

 

This week we have a fun challenge for you over at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is for you to

Just Add Wings

I LOVE this challenge.  I can’t wait to see what all you very creative people come up with.  I went pretty simple with wings because I don’t have a very big imagination and went with what first jumped into my mind.  Stampin’ Up!s Watercolor Wings is a fabulous set and is really easy to line up the layers on the first go.  I played around with colours to use for the wings and ended up with (in order of stamping) Soft Sky, Pool Party and Basic Black.  The rest of my card came together around those colours.  After my last messy effort of creating black linen thread, I learnt my lesson and this time I wore gloves.

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Come and join us with this great challenge. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the projects the girls have created for you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #327

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This weeks challenge is a colour challenge and has been suggested by Jan.

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I spent Saturday wandering around Paperific, a craft show here in Melbourne.  Craft shows are perfect if you want to get inspired (which I did) and is also good if you want to learn how to use new products.  At one point Rochelle and I were standing watching a demonstration when we spied a striking card that had a light blue and dark blue background with a white die cut sentiment.  For the life of me (because I’m not a big technique crafter) I couldn’t tell you the technique that was used – but I liked the effect. Rochelle gave me the challenge of re-creating a card like it.  Unbelievably the challenge colours at Just Add Ink are exactly what I needed to accept Rochelle’s challenge.

To create my background I have heat embossed the leaves and flowers from Birthday Blossoms with white embossing powder on watercolour paper.  I then spritzed the paper with water and then watercoloured, quite haphazardly, a combination of Soft Sky and Denim Dapper Ink.  The little flowers I’ve used are from Swirly Bird and the die cut leaves are from Botanical Builder Framelits.  The “Happy” sentiment is created with Hello You Thinlit Dies and the “Birthday” sentiment is from Four You. Here’s my card:

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Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the gorgeous cards the girls have created.  We would love it if you could play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #421

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I spent a lovely day yesterday wandering around Paperific (a great craft show in Melbourne) and met up with one of my fellow Just Add Inkers, Rochelle Blok. Rochelle is not only super creative, she is also a lovely person to chat to. I also caught up with a few of the Stampin’ Up! demos on the SU! stall. One of them was Simone Bartrum who is always lovely and even found a demo in Simone’s downline who lives about 10 minutes away from me. Her name is Rose and she is super sweet.  I mentioned that I’m having a bit of a lull in my creating so I decided that after a bit of a clean up of my desk, I would enter a challenge just to get my juices going again.

I found this fabulous sketch at Create with Connie & Mary.  I love everything about this sketch.

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I seem to only use the black and white side of Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I thought was time to use the Melon Mambo side – even if it’s only a smidge of it. My flowers and leaves are created with Botanical Builder Framelits. The sentiment is one I had sitting on my desk and for the life of me, I can’t remember what set it’s from. If my craft room was in any sort of order, I might’ve found the stamp set! The background spots are from Swirly Bird. The centre of my flowers are Basic Pearls that I coloured with my retired blendabilities – had to use a variety of them just to get a colour similar to Melon Mambo.   Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) This Sketch #179

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Just when you think you have three whole days to spend in your craft, your husband decides it would be a great idea to clean up the side of the house where I have a lot of craft stuff stored.  Rather than have a whole heap of stuff thrown out by him, I decided it would be best if I took charge and clean up the mess myself…..  I am happy though that this job was finally done.  In the end I did manage to slip into my craft room to make one card.  The card I’m sharing today is for the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch.

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Here’s the card I made using Stampin’ Up!s Botanical Builder Framelits and Swirly Bird stamp set.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #235

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It’s Wednesday, so that means a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch hostess this week is the amazingly talented Jen Mitchell.

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How cool is this sketch? I’ve gone with DSP on my main panel, but I can see that lots of cards with a whole heap of white space will be made with this sketch.  I’ve used my Botanical Builder Framelits and my sentiment is from Happy Birthday, Everyone.  Here’s my card:

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Our team have created seriously gorgeous cards to inspire you, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle