Freshly Made Sketches #460

Hey Everyon

We have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Judy Rozema. Take a look at her fabulous sketch:

When you want a quick and easy Christmas card, find a stamp set with matching dies. The stamp set and dies I’ve used are from the Forever Fern Bundle. I stamped the leaves in Basic Gray Ink and used the matching die to cut them out. I had the bow already coloured up sitting on my desk so all I had to do was stamp a sentiment and layer them over a Gold Hoop Embellishment. The bow and sentiment are from the Gift Wrapped Stamp Set. I inked up the background with the ink splatters stamp from the Forever Fern Stamp and Smoky Slate Ink.

To give the card base some texture, I took the piece of Whisper White Cardstock and my Subtle 3D embossing folder and ran it through my cutting machine.

Here’s my card:

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created amazing cards using the sketch. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #521

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There’s a new challenge over at Just Add Ink.  This week is an inspiration picture challenge. Take a look at the pretty pic we have for you:

I’ve created a card using the colours, the flowers and the jars from the picture.  The jars I’ve added to my card are from the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set.  I stamped the images in Black Memento Ink and coloured the jars with some retired Rose Gold Shimmer Paint.

The flower image that I’ve used on my card is also from the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set. I’ve lightly coloured the image the Light Crumb Cake Blend. The leaves have been given some colour with my Call Me Clover Blends. I then took some Call Me Clover Cardstock and cut some leaves with the Forever Flourishing Dies. The sentiment I’ve added is from the Forever Fern Stamp Set – we could all use a sentiment like this for those friends at the moment.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using the inspiration picture from the challenge. Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Narelle

Global Design Project #255

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I have to say, I’m actually enjoying my lockdown weekends. Only being allowed out to go to the supermarket and one hour of exercise a day, means more time in my craft room!  If only I could bring myself to clean it……

I’ve managed to play along with the latest challenge at Global Design Project. Take a look at their fab challenge:

I could’ve used pretty much all of my Stampin’ Up! Sets in my craft room for this challenge, as they almost all have leaves in them!  The set I’ve chosen is called Forever Fern Stamp Set.  The leaf images that I’ve stamped, in Mint Macaron and Smoky Slate, have been fussy cut and layered about the sentiment – also from the Forever Fern Stamp Set.  I love that this set also has background ink splatters – you can never have to many ink splatter stamps!

The designer series paper I’ve roughed up is from the Peony Gardens Designer Series Paper pack.  I also roughed up the edges of a piece of Mint Macaron Cardstock to layer underneath.  I added some Linen Thread strips and a Linen Thread Bow to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #450

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It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch has been designed by my friend Karren Johnson – all the way over the other side of the ditch from me. One day I will get to see her beautiful country and touch all the sets she has in her craft room.

I went for a bit of fun with those circles. We could all use a smile couldn’t we? I saw letters instead of circle could be used and tried to think of abbreviations with three letters. After a couple of mishaps with letters that would be a tad rude if I’d used them, I came up with FMS! This card is for my girls at  Freshly  Made Sketches!

I’ve combined the letters with some foliage, because I had to give it some fullness.  The leaves I’ve stamped are from the Forever Fern Stamp Set.  They’ve been stamped in Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Inks. The designer series paper I’ve added to the background is from the Peony Garden DSP pack.

The rhinestones I’ve added to my card have been coloured with the Dark Bermuda Bay Blend so that they could match the colour scheme I created.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using Karren’s sketch. Pop over to the challenge to see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #448

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It’s Wednesday, so that means a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Jennifer Brum. Her creations are always just stunning and super clean.

Stampin’ Up! have gorgeous packs of designer series papers that have wonderful images made for fussy cutting.  These perfectly coloured leaves are from the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper pack. The strip of DSP I’ve added behind these leaves is also from this pack.

The sentiment I chose to add is from the matching stamp set called Forever Fern Stamp Set. I’ve got a friend in mind for this card who makes me smile every day at work. I coloured the background with the Light Soft Sea Foam Blend and added some ink splatters in Garden Green Ink from the Forever Fern Stamp Set.

I then added some gems from the Flowers For Every Season Gems to tie in with my greenery.  Some Braided Linen Trim was added under the sentiment to match the Sahara Sand Cardstock base.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards using this weeks sketch.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Global Design Project #249

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There’s a new challenge at the Global Design Project.  This combination of colours is super pretty and I couldn’t resist playing along.

I started off with choosing a stamp set – Forever Fern Stamp Set was my set of choice.  I wanted to see if the images from this set worked with the challenge colours and I think they do!

The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from the Peony Garden DSP pack.  I’ve roughed the edges of this piece, giving it a bit of a tear here and there.  I then took a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and daubed the background with Pool Party Ink. The script stamp I’ve added to this piece of cardstock is from the Very Versailles Stamp Set and is stamped in Petal Pink Ink.  I’ve really torn and roughed up the edges on this piece.

I cracked open my Tasteful Labels Dies and die cut two stitched dies in Misty Moonlight and Petal Pink Cardstock. The sentiment I’ve used is from the Forever Fern Stamp Set. I’ve stamped this with Misty Moonlight Ink and it has also been die cut with one of the dies.

A strip of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon was added as well as a bow for that vintage-y feel. Elegant Faceted Gems finished off my card – as always three were added.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle