Freshly Made Sketches #305

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks fabulous sketch has been designed by Amy O’Neill – Queen of combining colours and creating scenes.


I really fell in love with this sketch and had heaps of ideas running through my head.  To mix up my cards, I decided to stay away from a floral card (even though I was itching to create one!) and made a card using Lift Me Up for a friend.  The hot air balloons are stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black.  I then cut them with my matching Up and Away Thinlits Dies.  Dies are so easy to use and cut the images in no time!

I used a strip of Lemon Lime Twist DSP behind the balloons.  This DSP is from Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The ink splatters in the background are from Swirly Bird and are stamped in Basic Black Ink.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Lovely Words Thinlits Dies.  The dies in this set are surrounded with an oval frame that also cuts with the sentiment, but I have trimmed it off my sentiment for my card. I then added some Black Bakers Twine, some sequins and some little white clouds to finish off my card.

As always, the Clean Team have designed gorgeous cards to inspire you – so pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at their wonderful cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #291

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Jen Brum is our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Jen’s sketch is really cool and my card come together in no-time.  Jen’s cards are so elegant and striking – you’ll want to head over to her blog and check them out.

I’m big on Lemon Lime Twist at the moment. I don’t think I’ve been addicted to a colour as much this one in a while.  The Lemon Lime Twist DSP I’ve used is from Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and the fabulous sentiment is from Big on Birthdays.  The “Hooray” balloon sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and I’ve punched it out with my balloon punch.  The Peekaboo Peach balloon is crimped with my retired Stampin’ Up! Crimping Tool.  The circles I’ve stamped in the background are from Eastern Beauty, a stamp set that I’m finding is really versatile. I love finding new ways to show off stamp sets.

Here’s my card:

As always the Clean Team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Pop on over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.  We would love it if you could join in with Jen’s sketch this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #289

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Happy Wednesday! Love Wednesdays as it means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks sketch has been designed by Linda Callahan. I adore every one of Linda’s cards as she’s so creative and so very talented!

I was overdue for a masculine card.  The stamp sets I’ve used for my card are Feather Together and Big on Birthdays.  These feathers are just fabulous!  I’ve stamped them in Soft Sky and Dapper Denim.  The circles under my feathers are from Stampin’ Up!s Eastern Beauty and the watersplash type stamp is from Gorgeous Grunge – I’m going to miss this set!  The designer series paper is from Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and I’ve tied everyone together with some linen thread and a strip of Burlap Ribbon under my sentiment. I really need to push myself and make more masculine cards as it’s surprising how many requests I get for them!

Here’s my card:

The girls at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Pop over to the challenge and take a look!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #358

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

Not gonna lie. I had no clue what I was going to do with this challenge.  I can’t sew for the life of me.  I buy a pair of jeans on special for $15 and then pay $22 to get them taken up. Not much of a special when I pay so much to alter them…… In the end I got confirmation from the girls that I could use my Stampin’ Up! Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.  The challenge wasn’t as hard as I thought!

Not sure if I’ve seen blue flowers like these before but I wanted my flowers to match my designer series paper.  The stamp set I’ve used is called Garden in Bloom.  I stamped them in Basic Black Ink and then used Dapper Denim and Hello Honey to give them colour.  The leaves are coloured with Lemon Lime Twist – a colour that I already love!  The sentiment I’ve used is from Dragonfly Dreams.

The Design Team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look. We would love it if you could play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #286

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We have a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches for you and this time it’s my turn to design the sketch.

Here’s the sketch I designed:

I’ve used some new Stampin’ Up! goodies from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue for my card.  I love it when I have new toys to play with!

The flower I’ve used on my card is a sticker from Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers – they’re so easy to use and so effective. I then added a gold sequin to the centre of the flower to add a little more bling to my already gold accented card (really, you can never have too much gold and bling!).  The flower is mounted on a circle cut with Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies and this has been mounted on a Lace Doily.  The designer series paper I’ve used is called Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Oh my goodness! It’s so pretty!  I added a strip of thin gold ribbon and added one of my new gold tassels from my new Mini Tassels Assortment pack.

For the background of my card I stamped the ink splatters from Swirly Bird with my versamark and then heat embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder.  I then created the sentiment in the same way.  The little Hello sentiment is from a stamp set called Eastern Beauty. This stamp set matches Eastern Medallion Thinlits and Eastern Palace Specialty DSP.

We would love it if you could play along with our sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and be inspired by the Clean Teams gorgeous cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle