Freshly Made Sketches #355

Hey Everyone

It’s Wednesday so that means a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch this week has been designed the seriously talented Kim Singdahlsen.

The flowers and leaves from Stampin’ Up!s Tropical Chic are sooooo pretty. I realised I haven’t used them in a little while and thought  it was time I inked them up again.  I’ve stamped the leaves in a combination of Basic Gray and Pool Party Inks.  The little flowers are stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink.  The Pool Party designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP.  I’ve added a strip of Basic Gray and Bermuda Bay Cardstock (embossed with my Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder).  The sentiment I’ve used is from Love What You Do.

The Clean Team have created wonderful cards that will surely inspire you. Head over to the challenge and take a look for yourself.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #354

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I’m back tonight with another card.  This time I’ve created a card for the newest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch has been designed by Linda Callahan – a talented card creator who creates the most gorgeous and witty cards.

Christmas cards seem to be my thing at the moment – probably because of the new products I received in my last Stampin’ Up! order.

I was thinking I might make a series of these cards for my Christmas class.  So quick and easy to put together and the only stamping is the sentiment.  The stamp set the sentiment is from is called Merry Christmas To All.  I ran my deer die, from Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies, through my bigshot and then raised is up with Dimensionals.  The background is embossed with my Tin Tiled Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.

The strips of designer series paper are from Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.  The thin strips and the embossed background give me the fullness I like to my cards.  I then added some gold sequins and a bow made with thin Gold Ribbon to my deer.

I love the cards the Clean Team have created with Linda’s sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Colour INKspiratioin #41

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Welcome to a new colour challenge at Colour INKspiration Challenges.  You all probably know by now that our Colour INKspiration Challenge is a facebook challenge. The design team provide inspiration for you in the way of a blog hop.  After being totally inspired by our blog hop, we would love to see you link up a project to our facebook group.

This time our challenge for you is to create a project using the following:

 

I had heaps of combos in mind for this challenge, but ended up going with:

  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Blackberry Bliss
  • Old Olive

Peaceful Noel is such a pretty set and was itching to be fussy cut.  I’ve stamped the leaves in a combination of Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Inks.

The sentiment is also from Peaceful Noel and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss.  The corners of my Whisper White Cardstock have a little bit of jazzing added to them.  The stamp set the corner stamp comes from is called Around The Corner.  These have also been stamped in Blackberry Bliss.

The circle behind my sentiment is from Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper – I can’t tell you how much I am loving this pack – although I probably just did….  I have used some strips of Blackberry Bliss and Rich Razzleberry Cardstock and a smidge of Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon.

The next hop along the way is a gorgeous creation designed by Monique Fielder. Have fun hopping!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #425

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Welcome to another Friday and a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This weeks challenge is an inspiration picture challenge. Take a look at all the gorgeous colours in this photo!

As you can imagine, I fell in love with this challenge and found it right up my alley with all of those pretty flowers.  I’ve used the flower image and sentiment from Stampin’ Up!s Blended Seasons for my card.  I stamped the flower image twice and went to town on colouring them.  I fussy cut the flowers and leaves out and used the ones I felt worked best around my sentiment.   My watercoloured flowers and leaves were created with my Watercolor Pencils.  I find the pencils so easy to work with.

The designer series paper I’ve added to my card is from Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  I also added a strip of lighter DSP, also from this stack, and a strip of Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon under my sentiment.

The team at Just Add Ink have all created gorgeous cards.  Pop over to the challenge and see how amazing their cards are.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #353

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New goodies arrived on my doorstep the other day.  I knew they arrived because my Ring Doorbell System showed me that the delivery man rang my doorbell.  I actually got so excited, I screenshot it….. I’m ignoring the fact that this is probably considered stalking by many people, but I was just so happy to see that big brown box!

The box arrived in time for our newest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This fabulous sketch has been designed by Jen Mitchell.  Jen’s use of colours and perfect stamp choices had me at hello long before I joined the Clean Team.

This post coincides with the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue going live today.  Many of the products I’ve used on my card can be purchased from this Catalogue.

I really love a sentiment die combined with a stamped sentiment.  I can see the amazing sentiments I’ve used on my card will be worn out before Christmas as they are the perfect font and perfect size for my cards.  The thinlits and stamp set are from a bundle called Merry Christmas To All Bundle – these were the first to go on my wish list.  I’ve stamped with Cherry Cobbler Ink and used the matching Cherry Cobbler Cardstock.

The yummy Striped Burlap Trim I’ve layered under my sentiment is also from the new catalogue. To give a bit of definition to the background on my card I also used my new Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Another must on my wish list was the Peaceful Noel Bundle.  This consists of the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set and Sprig Punch.  I’ve punched a few sprigs and also stamped a sprig from the stamp set and gave it a quick watercolour – it was only after I’d coloured my sprigs, did I realise this set is a two step stamp set and the set comes with a stamp to colour the centre…..oh well, they only took a few mins to colour.

Here’s my card:

The team have created awesome cards.  If you’d like to see them and be inspired by what they’ve created, head over to Freshly Made Sketches.

If you haven’t received a copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet and want to see all the goodness in it, click on the photo of the cover below to start browsing.  I’d suggest having a coffee, pen and paper handy. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #352

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It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our fabulous sketch has been designed by Jennifer Timko.  Jennifer’s cards are always absolutely beautiful and wonderfully clean.

As much as I’d love to use Petal Palette on EVERY card I make, I’ve held off for a few cards to try and mix up the look of my cards.  I gave my Stampin’ Up! Blends a go on my flowers rather than the usual watercolour I add.  I like the “fullness” they give to the colour of the roses. For the leaves I did a light watercolour in Pear Pizzazz as I didn’t want the leaves to overpower the roses.

The sentiment I’ve used on my card could make this either a birthday or a wedding card.  This sentiment is from Better Together.  As I seem to do a lot lately, I’ve stamped the background with the ink splatters from Timeless Textures.  I also added a strip of DSP from Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, a strip of Soft Suede DSP and a piece of Gold Ribbon.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created amazing cards that I know you’ll want to check out.  Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Fusion – Galaxy Challenge

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I challenged myself this weekend to clean my craft room so I would have some idea of just how much craft stuff I have in my room.  I’ve lost a stamp set, and quite possibly my dog, so it’s essential I get it in to order.  I failed my clean up challenge as I made this card instead.  I will try and clean my room tomorrow…..

The card I made is for a cool challenge at Fusion Card Challenge .

I’ve chosen to use both the sketch and the inspiration pic for my card.

We dream at night, right? This starry themed DSP from Twinkle Twinkle DSP made me think of dreams. So I figured Follow Your Dreams Bundle was the perfect choice for my card.  Also, I have no alien/space type stamp sets, so a dreamcatcher was all I had to go with…..

The dreamcatcher in the background is stamped with Smoky Slate Ink. I ran the image and my framelit through the bigshot to cut the image out.  I then took some Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and cut out the smaller dreamcatcher. I layered this diecut over the stamped image and stuck them together. For the centre of the catcher, I added a tiny Artisan Pearl.  I stamped three feathers in Pool Party, Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist Inks and adhered them to the side of the catcher with some Pool Party Bakers Twine.

The intricate circle to the side of my dreamcatcher is also cut with framelits from Chase Your Dreams Framelits Dies.  For this, I used Pool Party Cardstock.  I then stamped the row of flowers and gave them a very light watercolour with Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party Inks – to keep with the same colour theme.

I added some strips of Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock under my sentiment.  I keep all my cut offs for occasions just like this. It always feels good when you can use them up instead of throwing them away.

Oh and don’t worry about the dog.  She appeared from my messy space once she got hungry! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle