Freshly Made Sketches #265

Hey Everyone

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

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Freshly Made Sketches #258

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The card I’m sharing today is for our newest sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer is the super talented Rita Wright – here’s her great sketch:

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I’ve had Stampin’ Up!s Christmas Magic sitting on my desk unopened for a few weeks.  I thought this weeks sketch was perfect for the train to get inked up and lightly watercoloured. While I was at it, I also watercoloured the candy cane sign post.  Pretty proud of myself that I’ve now started making my Christmas cards.  How are you going with yours?

Here’s what I came up with:

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Our team has created wonderful inspiration for you.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #319

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week is inspiration picture week.  This challenge has been suggested by Di.

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I’m making a start on Christmas cards because before we know it, Christmas will be upon us! I’ve used my Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to create the wreath and used a retired Stampin’ Up! Christmas stamp set called Watercolour Winter for the foliage and pine cone.  Here’s my card:

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Why don’t you make a start on your Christmas cards like me and join in this challenge?  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the wonderful inspiration the DT have created. Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #217

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These last few weeks leading up to Christmas seem to have flown by.  Here we are at our last sketch challenge for 2015 at Freshly Made Sketches.  Linda Callahan is our sketch hostess this week. Linda makes wonderfully creative and eye-catching cards – head over to her blog and check them out.

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This will probably be my last Christmas card for 2015 and again I’ve gone with a neutrals colour scheme.  Here’s my card:

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Our last challenge for 2015 is open for two weeks – so you have plenty of time to link up a card.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see how gorgeous the Clean Team’s card are.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #215

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Wow! It’s Wednesday already! Time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by Jen Mitchell.  Jen’s cards are gorgeously created and I’m always envious of her ability to combine colours and make them look effortless!

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Here’s my card:

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Our team, as always has created wonderful inspiration for you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

 

 

Freshly Made Sketches #211

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Don’t you love it when it when you get a sketch designed for you that you absolutely love?  This is how I felt when I saw this sketch by the wonderfully talented Karren Johnson.  Karren is our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week. You’re amazing Karren!

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I created another Christmas card for my stash and used my new Stampin’ Up Sleigh Ride Thinlits.  To finish off my creation I’ve used gold sequins and a Snowflake Element.

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Our team has created fabulous inspiration for you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look. While you’re there, we would love for you to create a card and link it up.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #280

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I love this weeks theme challenge at Just Add Ink – our challenge for you is to:

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I dug into a basket sitting on my desk that has loads of offcuts of DSP, cardstock and unused images I’ve stamps.  I also had this pre-cut glimmer circle sitting in there waiting for quite possibly this challenge.  My photograph doesn’t really show the black glimmer stars I’ve created for the tops of my trees.  I’ve used an off-cut of the same Champagne Glimmer Paper and ran my black ink pad over them to make them black.  This is because I haven’t yet put in a SU! order for some Black Glimmer Paper – I know, I’m probably the last in Australia to stock up on it!.   Here’s my card:

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Our team has provided wonderful projects to inspire you – head over to Just Add Ink and check them out. We would love for you to join us while you’re there!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #199

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Happy Wednesday!  We have a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and this week my oh-so-creative stamping friend from NZ, Karren Johnson, is our sketch hostess.

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I had no choice but to make a shaker this week as my mum came on Sunday and wanted me to show her how to make one.  And as I always do what my mum tells me (well, most of the time) I set about using this weeks sketch to show her how they’re made.  You will see I have strayed slightly from the sketch to please my mum (and to hold my sequins in). I’m hoping Karren will be ok with this.

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We would love you play along with us this week – so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the wonderful inspiration from the Clean Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #165

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This week at Freshly Made Sketches, Cindy has designed this fabulous sketch.  I can’t wait to see how you interpret it!

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I haven’t used this Santa from Santa’s List for any of my cards this year, so I decided to bring him out and see how he would look coloured with my Blendabilities (of course!).  Yep it’s another one that I can see myself colouring quite a bit. Don’t think I will ever part with him even though he’s retired!

Here’s my card:

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The Design Team have created gorgeous inspiration with Cindy’s sketch – so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Merry Monday Challenge #66

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Yes, I’m back with a 3rd post today – you’re probably all sick of me by now! So I will keep this one short (probably coz I’m running out of things to say!) – people who know me will laugh at that.

It’s Monday so that means a new sketch challenge at Merry Monday.

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Ok, so I’ve strayed from the again Lesley – I’ve already broken my promise from last week to stick to the sketch.  I really couldn’t get those points to look straight so I made them into banners instead.

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Head over to the challenge to join in the fun or you can click on the names below to see the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Lesley Croghan
Allisa Chilton
Bonnie Klass
LeAnne Pugliese
Nina Forsyth