Just Add Ink #448

Hey Everyone

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

Ok, so I might not have gone really creative for this challenge…… I had a busy weekend and at the end of the day, all I could think of was to use Jar Of Love Stamp Set as my “J” element.

For the background of my card I used a piece of this gorgeous printed vellum from Floral Romance Speciality Designer Series Paper.  I then took my Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and some Sahara Sand Cardstock and ran it though the Bigshot (after spritzing it with water first).

These Jar of Love leaves are stamped in Mint Macaron and fussy cut out.  I then stamped the two-step flowers in Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo Inks.  The centre of the flowers are stamped with Black Stazon Ink.  I had the word happy already cut out on my desk discarded from another project.  This die set that I had used for this sentiment is Well Written Framelits Dies.  The For You sentiment is also from the Jar Of Love Stamp Set.  I always keep strips of cardstock as I like layering them under sentiments – as I’ve done with this Powder Pink Cardstock.

Here’s my card:

The Just Add Ink team have created more inspirational things that start with “J” than me, so head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #419 – Just Add A Twist

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

So many ideas came to mind when I saw this challenge but in the end I decided the twist I would use on my card was to use a non Christmas stamp set for a Christmas card.  The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I went with was Jar Of Love. I love the photos I’ve seen of decorated Christmas mason jars, so I tried to replicate one.  I’ve created a shaker with the larger jar and added some leaves and pine cone using my Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.  I added some Linen Thread to to the top of the jar and tied a bow.  I then added some ink splatters in Crumb Cake from Swirly Bird in the background.

The team at Just Add Ink have created awesome inspiration for you, so head over to the challenge at take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #362

Hey Everyone

We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you:

When I saw these colours, I wasn’t sure what kind of card I was going to make.  In the end I decided to keep a lot of white space and use the colours for my flowers and leaves.  I was really pleased how the card came together by keeping it simple.

I’ve used my favourite flowers from Penned & Painted on my card – so sad it’s retired (sniff).  I love them stamped in Peekaboo Peach and paired with Bermuda Bay leaves.  The centre of flower is coloured in black but I didn’t love that look so I added some white dots with my white gel pen.  I really like this effect and I think it makes the centre of the flowers pop.  To add Pool Party to my card, I stamped the leaves from Jar of Love directly to my card base.  I also used a strip of Pool Party cardstock and Pool Party Bakers Twine.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Blooms and Wishes.  The little sequin is actually Bermuda Bay but for some reason it’s photographed black….

Here’s my card:

The team at Just Add Ink 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

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Card

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I have a new flower stamps to play with!!! Thank you Stampin’ Up!

I initially purchased Happy Birthday Gorgeous from the Stampin’ Up! pre-order JUST for these flowers……I don’t think I even looked at the sentiments that come in the set when I ordered it.  I was thrilled when I looked past the flowers and found all the sentiments that come with it.  It’s a great set with tons of great stamps.

My background watercolour skills are still needing work so I’ve used the watercolour smooshing technique to add a little interest behind my flowers.  I must say – I totally love the effect this technique gives my card. The colours I used for my smooshing were Berry Burst and Powder Pink – two of the new InColours from the 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.  The flowers were stamped with Berry Burst and Sweet Sugarplum.  The leaves are from Jar of Love.  I stamped these in Old Olive and spent the next 20 minutes fussy cutting them.

Here’s my card:

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #275

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It’s that time again where it’s my turn to design the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  As always, I feel the pressure when it’s my turn to come up with a card.

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So my idea for this card started off with Blushing Bride and hearts, but this is how it ended up…..not pink and no hearts. The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I’ve used is Jar of Love and I’ve used a sentiment with Greetings Thinlits.

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I can’t wait to to see the cards you create with my sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card.  While you’re there, check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #265

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It’s Wednesday, so that means a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  I’m the sketch hostess this week and I designed a simple sketch for you – without my usual layers.

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Can anyone else believe that Christmas is only around the corner?  As I don’t tend to make the same card twice, I’m struggling to have enough cards to send out.  For my card today, I created a wreath by cutting out a circle to use as a mask and then stamped the leaves from Jar of Love in Pool Party and Smoky Slate.  I then cut a sentiment from Christmas Greetings and some leaves and pine cones from Perfect Pines Thinlits Dies.  The berries were made from the tiny circles from the Cookie Cutter Punch – they are little buggers to stick down!

Here’s my card:

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #255

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Goodness, 255 is a lot of sketches! I remember when Lesley started Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.  I played along with the very first sketch.  I looked back at my card and I totally wished I hadn’t – it sucked! Think I’ve improved along the way – well I hope I have 😉

Our resident Stampin’ Up! Artisan Designer, Amy O’Neill, is our sketch hostess this week.  She is such a talented card maker and an awesome sketch designer. Take a look at her sketch:

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As I’m on holidays, my husband organised for my mum to come for a sleep over.  She loves Stampin’ Up! as much as I do and as I don’t have Jar of Love yet, she let me have a play with hers.  I’ve now ordered it as I love it so much. Here’s my card:

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The Clean Team have created gorgeous inspiration for you, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle