CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #244

Hey Everyone

I managed to play in my craft room mid week!  It doesn’t happen very often as usually when I get home I cook, clean up and basically sit on the couch and try and de-stress from work.  My eyes and mind are generally too tired to create something inspiring.

The challenge that I’ve played along with is the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch.

I’ve created a quick clean and simple Christmas card with non traditional Christmas colours.  I’ve teamed Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum and Basic Black diecuts from Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies and Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  The designer series paper I’ve used on my card is from Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.    I then stamped the ink splatters stamp from Swirly Bird in Basic Black Archival Ink in the background.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Flurry of Wishes.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #380

Hey Everyone

We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week the sketch has been designed by me.  I’ve created a simple sketch that can be interpreted in so many different ways.

I really love non-traditional colours for Christmas cards and I really love featuring black on them.  The only stamping I did on this card is the sentiment.  This Christmas sentiment is a new favourite of mine.  It’s from a Stampin’ Up stamp set called Better Together.  The pine boughs I added for layering are cut with my Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.

To create a border around my sentiment (that was punched with my Pretty Label Punch), I used a die from Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies.  As I wanted to create more of a oval shape to frame the sentiment, I cut the diecut through the centre and overlapped it under the sentiment.

I then layered some Burlap Ribbon and a half strip of this gorgeous Striped Ribbon as I had them both sitting unused on my desk. The strip of designer series paper was also sitting unused on my desk.  This pretty paper is from Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I always love it when I can use up discarded products laying around on my desk. It kind of makes me feel like I’m getting somewhere on cleaning up my desk!

Here’s my card:

The girls in the design team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Head over to the challenge and take a look at their creations.  We would love it if you could play along with this sketch challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #295

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It’s Wednesday!  That means it’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  I’m this weeks sketch designer and I’ve designed the following sketch for you:

Last year I decided I would try to create my Christmas cards early so I would have enough to give to family and send to friends, but as usual it’s already July and I haven’t made one, until today……

I decided my sketch was going to be the start for my 2017 stash.  Apart from my sentiment, my card is stamp-less – just a whole heap of die cutting using Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.  I find it relaxing running dies through my big shot.  The sentiment I used is from Flurry of Wishes and the colours I’ve used are – Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Whisper White.  The strip of DSP I’ve used in the background is from Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and I added a strip of Gold Ribbon under the sentiment.

Here’s my card:

For inspiration, head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the gorgeous cards the Freshly Made Sketches Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle