Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #317


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're enjoying your week and your Christmas preparations are going well!  We had a slight Christmas decoration faux pas yesterday when my cat (Pepsi) decided that walking across our fire place mantle and stopping to play with the pine cones and garland would be a good idea.  Not so much.  Garland, poinsettias (fakes one of course), lights and pine cones all ended up on the floor.  Pepsi just sat up on the mantle looking at what she'd done like she was sweet and innocent!  The boys of course just laughed!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the incredibly talented Jen Mitchell!  Jen creates amazing cards that always blow my mind.  I think she's the queen of clean cards! I love what she can do with paper!


The sketch is very versatile this week!  I do love the Merry Little Christmas DSP from SU and had to use it again for this card!  The stitched felt embellishments were too cute, how could I not throw one on!!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Red Glimmer
DSP: Merry Little Christmas
Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Ink: Stazon
Other: Stitched Felt Embellishments, Double Stitched Squares (Lil Inkers), Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see what the Design Team has cooked up for your viewing pleasure!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #316


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  How is your Christmas shopping coming along?  I am almost finished...I think!  I am waiting on a few things that are supposed to be delivered soon but I think I'm in better shape than I was last year. I've started wrapping gifts - it's not my favourite job so I figured if I started early and got them done I wouldn't have to dread it anymore!!!  My trusty cat helper hasn't been so helpful and tends to just lay all over the paper!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is our favourite pilot Jen Timko!  Jen makes the most gorgeous cards!  She can colour with the best of them and comes up with the most creative concepts for cards!  Head over to her blog and check them out!

So I think this is the last Christmas card that I have to make.  I love the Merry Little Christmas DSP and thought it would look great with some black and silver paper!  Very non traditional colours but I still kinda like it!  I added some rhinestones to the centres of some of the snowflakes since I thought they needed a little boost of sparkle!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
DSP: Merry Little Christmas
Stamps: Christmas Pines
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Dimesionals, Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards the Design Team has created to inspire you!

Have a fabulous day!
Jen

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  It's been a whirlwind week here so far.  Somehow the days have blurred.  I hope all my American friends enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving weekend!  I've started to get some Christmas decorating done.  Our tree is up.  It's naked but it's up.  Let's just say that within 5 minutes of the tree being up it had a furry decoration.  Pepsi (our cat) has decided that the tree is the perfect perch.  We are waiting a few days to see if she is able to actually knock the tree down before we put any decorations on it!!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our lovely hostess this week is the one and only Amy O'Neill!  Amy is the colour goddess on the team!  She can put any two colours together and make them look fabulous!  Oh, and she's the queen of "elements"!  I love what she adds to her cards!  Head over to her blog and check it out!
So of course I"m still working on Christmas cards.  I think I may get a few more done but I sure didn't get as many done as I would have liked.  Oh well.  I love the Merry Little Christmas DSP from SU and decided to use it for this card.  I threw in some real read and some red foil paper and voila!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whipser White, Real Red, Red Foil
DSP: Merry Little Christmas
Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Oval Dies, Star Dies, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards the Design Team has created for your inspiration!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #314



Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone has had a great start to their week!  I hope my American friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!  Christmas isn't that far away!  Are you ready? I am definitely not ready. The kids are bugging me to put the tree up but we have to put our tree up in stages.  See, last year our kitten was just over 3 lbs.  The tree was her favourite hiding spot.  She could climb that sucker lightening fast.  This year she's about 7 lbs.  We're not sure our tree can handle the 7 lbs so we'll have to put it up without decorations to see what she does.  I'll have to get my squirt bottle ready just in case she decides to go for a climb.  Which she will...because she's a cat!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Narelle Farrugia!  Narelle is our fussy cutting, flower making queen!  Her cards are multi-layered masterpieces!  Head over to her blog to see what I mean!

Narelle also decided to throw some circles in there!  I'm wondering if my friends from the Southern Hemisphere got together and decided to torture me together!!!  Needless to say I decided to stick true to the sketch on this one.   I am still lacking in Christmas cards so I used some of the Quilted Christmas DSP from SU along with some red and black cardstock and threw this baby together!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black and Red Foil
Paper: Quilted Christmas DSP
Other: Silly Stitched Dies (Lil Inkers),  Double Stitched Circle Dies (Lil Inkers), Christmas Greetings Thinlits (SU), Red Sequins, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team has created!  They truly are beautiful!

Have a fabulous day and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Jen

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #313



Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week.  Have you had any snow yet?  We had a bit of snow last Thursday.  Not enough to create chaos but enough to make me wish I lived somewhere warm that had palm trees.  Somewhere like Hawaii!!!  I am not a cold weather girl, which is funny because I was born and raised and have lived my whole life in Canada!  Oh well!  I guess I'll just have to accept that the snow is coming and try and enjoy it!!!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches today!  Our hostess this week is our favourite New Zealand card maker and one of the most creative people I know...Karren Johnson!  Karren's cards always amaze me so head over to her blog and check them out!

Karren's sketch obviously threw me for a loop.  Do you see those circles.  There are 6!  6!  And here I thought Karren and I were friends!!!!  I took a few deep breaths and dug in.  I found some cut flower and leaves stamps and went to town.  This card came together surprisingly easy for me.  It's truly a shocker!  Trust me!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder
Stamps:  You're so (Reverse Confetti), Love Blooms (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Versamark
Other: You're So Confetti Cuts, Love Blooms Confetti Cuts, Sequins (SU), Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches Blog and check out the beautiful cards the Design Team has created!  You will be inspired!  We can't wait to see what you come up with !

Have a fabulous day!
Jen

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #312


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone has had a great start to their week.  We have had some early mornings this week with the time change!  It was so lovely to get an extra hour of sleep but the boys are waking up super early these days.  I must say that I also am waking up around 4 am every day!  Hopefully after a few more days we'll be used to it!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of our favourite French Design Team member, Cecile Ribon!   Cecile has the most amazing die cuts on her cards and they always inspire me!  Please head over to her blog and check her beautiful creations out!


Of course I'm still trying to tackle the Christmas card problem!  I will be tackling that one for a while at the rate I'm going!  I need to put some additional effort into it!  I decided to combine some Copper foil and some basic black for this card.  I just couldn't help myself!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Copper Foil
Stamps: Festive Flurry, Christmas Pines
Ink: Versamark
Other: Copper Embossing Powder, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Sequins, Festive Flurry Dies, Dimsionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards the Design Team has created for you!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #311


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone is having a great week!  Did you get a lot of trick or treaters last night?  We didn't have as many as we usually do.  Not sure what happened there.  I saw lots of kids out there but we live in a weird spot and lots of kids miss our house.  I guess that means more candy for me to eat!!!  Oh dear!!!

We have a new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I have the honour of being this week's hostess.  It's always such a stressful job because you're never sure if people are going to like your sketch or want to play along!  I went with something pretty straight forward so hopefully people will want to join in this week!

In order to get my Christmas cards ready, I think I'll have to make one a week for the next year!!!  I also tend to pick one set and stick with it through the whole season so if you're sick of seeing this set, I'm really sorry but I do really love it and think it's so perfect for Christmas!

I love black and gold together especially at Christmas.  They're my go-to elegant colour combination!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold
Stamps: Night in Bethlehem
Ink: Black Stazon, Versamark
Other: Bethlehem Edgelits, Gold Embossing Powder, Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards the Design Team has created for you!  I can't wait to see what you create this week!

Have a fabulous day!
Jen