Freshly Made Sketches #285

Hey Everyone

Who’s ready for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches? Me! I really do love Amy O’Neill’s sketches. Her cards are just as amazing! I may have added one or two more shapes than the sketch, but I had to have bunch of flowers and leaves to go with them!

My weekends are usually spent cleaning, grocery shopping, washing and more cleaning.  My son helped me out this weekend with all the boring stuff, so I was able to spend a little more time in my craft room colouring.  The flowers and leaves from Stampin’ Up!s Penned and Painted are my favourite to colour. The designer series paper I have used is Pop of Pink Specialty DSP.

The design team at Freshly Made Sketches are going to wow you with their cards. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #356

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

I decided to go with two balloons and two circles.  The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I have used is Balloon Adventures. I’ve love a layered card and have gone to town with circles and a banner and on top of those, a sentiment in a banner.  My balloons are coloured lightly with Watercolor Pencils and I stamped the background with a smidge of dots from Timeless Textures.

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and check them out. While you’re there, we would love you to play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #267

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Wednesday’s mean a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Unbelievably there’s only one more Wednesday after today before Santa comes!  I hope you’re all more ready than what I am!  Our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches is the amazingly talented Jennifer Timko.  I spied some absolutely gorgeous cards on her blog earlier.

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I wanted to create a feminine floral card (just to get away from Christmas – even thought I still don’t have enough to send out by next week).  The flowers and the background stamps I’ve used are from Stampin’ Up!s Swirly Bird and the leaves are made with Flourish Thinlit Dies.  The sentiment is one I’ve cut down from Stampin’ Up!s Window Shopping – a set I won when recently attending Stampin’ Up!s On Stage Event.

Here’s my card:

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The design team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you, so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #329

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This weeks inspiration picture was suggested by Di.

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I tried to bring each of the colours from the pretty bouquet of tulips into my card.  The colours I’ve used for my flowers are So Saffron, Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo. My leaves were made with Gumball Green and Mint Macaron.  I had the sentiment sitting on my desk that I had previously cut for another project and never used.  Instead of just leaving it white, I decided to give it a bit of colour. To give it a rainbow effect, I wet it with water and then took my watercolour pen and lightly added the same colours I used for the flowers.  After drying it off with my heat tool, I felt it needed a little more colour.  After adding a bit here and there, I dried it off again. This is the result and I have to say that I like this effect!

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The team at Just Add Ink have provided fabulous inspiration for you, so head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #252

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Our sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by my super talented friend Karren Johnson.  Karren’s so creative and is the master of amazing backgrounds, copic colouring and techniques.  Here’s her great sketch:

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I had need of a wedding card and Karren’s sketch worked perfectly for this. Here’s my card:

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I adore every one of the cards the Clean Team have designed this week – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

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! #186 & colourQ Challenge #355

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Hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend – it’s almost over in Australia as I’m writing this post :(.  I managed to sneak in a card this weekend that wasn’t for design team stuff.  I’ve combined my card for two challenges that I love and that work out time perfect for when I’m looking for challenges on a Sunday afternoon – the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch! and the colour challenge at colourQ. Here are their inspiration pics:

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Birthday Blossoms is such a pretty set and perfect for watercolouring.  The stripey DSP I’ve used is from Pop of Pink Specialty DSP and the sentiments I’ve used are from Greetings Thinlit Dies and Happy Birthday Everyone. Three sequins and my card was done!  Here’s what I came up with:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle