Freshly Made Sketches #309

Hey Everyone

It’s Wednesday and we’ve had a hot one here in Australia! It’s not even Summer yet and I was melting!!!  Think it’s going to be hot Summer……truly not looking forward to it arriving.  I’m a Winter lover!

This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the superbly talented and super funny Linda Callahan.  This one’s a keeper for sure Linda!

Christmas is on my mind at the moment as someone said to me the other day it was less than 70 days until Santa arrives.  I hadn’t thought it was so close!  I’ve took this weeks sketch and created a Chrissy card to add to my stash.

I wanted to go with the following colours for my card:  Black, White, Green and Copper.  I’ve layered my circles with leaves and pinecone from Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.  I added a strip of Striped Ribbon and Copper Trim to my layers and I’ve used Copper Embossing Powder for the sentiment.  The sentiment is from a Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Flurry of Wishes.  The DSP circle in the background is from Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.

Here’s my card:

The girls at Freshly Made Sketches have nailed this weeks sketch – head over to the challenge and see for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #341

Hey Everyone

I am loving the challenge colours for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge.  These colours were suggested by Kim.

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When I saw these colours – I instantly thought Christmas.  I had a card mostly made and decided I wasn’t a fan of it, so I ditched it at the time I was supposed to have uploaded it to our FB page and started again.  I’ve gone with a quick and easy, mostly thinlit dies card.  The thinlits I’ve used are Pretty Pines Thinlits and Christmas Greetings Thinlits.  I added a Christmas sentiment (one of my all-time favourites) from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Many Merry Messages and a bit of background stamping from Swirly Bird and I was done!  Oh, I almost forgot – a strip of ribbon and as always, I’ve used the ever faithful sequins.

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We would love it if  you could join us with this challenge. Head over to Just Add Ink and link up a card – while you’re there, take a look at the wonderful inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #260

Hey Everyone

Time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  Wednesday’s mean a new sketch hostess and this week our sketch hostess is the fabulously talented Kim Singdahlsen!

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I am about halfway through my Christmas cards, so I’m pretty much using any sketch I get to add to my Christmas card stash!  For my card, I’ve cut the various leaves and pinecones from Stampin’ Up!s  Pretty Pines Thinlits in two colour greens (can you pleuralise green? I have!) – Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow. I then added a third green in the way of a crimped Mint Macaron strip.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Christmas Magic and I have embossed this in white embossing powder.

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The Clean Team are going to wow you with their cards – so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #259

Hey Everyone

I am in love with this weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Linda Callahan is not only a super talented card maker, she’s also a wonderful sketch designer.  Take a look at her fabulous sketch:

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I’ve used the sentiment and strip under the main circle, with the tiny circle cutouts, from Stampin’ Up!s Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  I then created candy dots with the circles cut from this die by adding Crystal Effects to the tiny circles.  After the Crystal Effects dried I added them to my card with Glue Dots.  I did a bit of watercolouring and then I created my flowers using Botanical Builder Framelits.  My leaves were created with Pretty Pines Thinlit Dies.

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The girls at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with Linda’s sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle