Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #463

Hello!

Happy Wednesday!  How on earth is it Wednesday already?!  A big Happy Early Thanksgiving to all of my American readers!  I hope you have a wonderful day on Thursday and eat lots of turkey (or whatever you choose to eat!)!  Are you a big Black Friday shopper?  Black Friday in Canada isn't the same as the US.  We're a little more low key!  There are sales but no one seems to line up at unearthly hours to get deals!  My kids are home that day for a PA Day so I won't be going to far!  Hopefully by Friday most of my shopping will be done.  I'm on a mission to have all Christmas shopping completed by the end of the week.  We shall see!  

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the incredible Amy O'Neill!  Amy is so talented and her cards always amaze me.  Head over to her blog to check them out!  


I decided to take a break from Christmas cards this week!  I had received the Playful Pets DSP a few weeks ago and it has just been sitting on my desk begging to be used (get it, "begging"?!)!  I just love this paper!  Of course I had to start with a cat card!!!  I cut the "Grump Cat" from DSP and then added a sentiment!  Who doesn't love a grumpy cat?!

Supplies:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Grey Granite

DSP: Playful Pets

Stamps: Itty Bitty Birthdays

Ink: Basic Black

Other: Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog you'll find lots of inspiration!  We can't wait to see what you come up with this week!

Have an amazing day!

Jen



 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #462

Hello!

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  Have you started decorating for Christmas yet?  I put up my Christmas village on the weekend.  It's a long, tedious process and I tend to do it early so that I can get it done and enjoy it.  The rest of the decorations will need to wait until at least next weekend.  I can't have my tree up that long without going crazy!!  Plus I kinda think Sprite the cat will undecorated the tree this year.  She's a toad!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  Our hostess this week is the world famous fussy cutter Narelle Farrugia!  Narelle's cards are always gorgeous!  Head on over to her blog to check them out!  

So, I stared at this sketch for a while.  A long while.  I tried one thing and then another and didn't feel inspired.  I figured it was just because I was tired.  Anyhow, I knew I needed to make it Christmassy because I'm still behind on my Christmas cards so I tried pine trees first and when they wouldn't work I went with ornaments.


I realized after I stuck the ornaments on and glued on the sequins that I probably should have embossed the background but it was late and I was tired and so the card is how it is! I'm keeping it simple today people!

Supplies:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Silver Foil

Stamps: Christmas Gleaming

Ink: Basic Black

Other: Ornament Gleaming Punch Pack, Sequins, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you'll head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards there!  Honestly, I am pretty sure this is the best Design Team ever!  Okay, so it's the only one I've ever been on, but I'm pretty sure it's the best one!

We can't wait to see what you create this week!

Have an amazing day!

Jen

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #461

Hello!

Happy Wednesday and Happy Remembrance Day!  I hope everyone is having a great week!  I also hope that today you'll take a minute to stop and be thankful for the freedom that we have.  Regardless of whether you live in Canada, the US or abroad, most of us are so very fortunate to live freely and in safety. Today we will remember those that fought and continue to fight for our freedom and the freedom of others!  

We have an amazing new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Karren Johnson!  Karren is so talented and every week she knocks it out of the park with her cards!  Head over to her blog and check them out!


 I recently purchased the In The Pines stamp set and the coordinating Pine Woods dies.  I had seen Narelle make too many amazing cards that I decided I needed these stamps and dies!  Of course when I got them and attempted to make a card, it was a disaster.  This was an "under the wire" card.  Nothing like trying to find good lighting in your house when it's pitch black outside!!!

Supplies:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black

DSP: Plaid Tidings

Stamps: In the Pines, Star of Light

Ink: Basic Black

Other: Pine Woods Dies, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Sequins, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to be inspired by the ladies and their beautiful cards!  

Have a fantastic week!

Jen

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #460

Hello!

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  I guess if you live in the US (or anywhere in the world) you might still be waiting for the results of yesterday's election!  I do hope that regardless of who wins or who doesn't that there aren't any riots or unrest.  

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week courtesy of our giraffe loving Judy Rozema! Judy's cards are always gorgeous!  She's so talented!  Head on over to her blog to check them out!  

When I saw the sketch I was a bit stumped.  I must admit I left making this card a little late!  I felt the pressure to get it done and I'm not overly thrilled with the final creation!  Needless to say I know I need more Christmas cards so that's where I started.  I might have experiments with different paper and a different green for the holly leaves but this is what I settled on.


Supplies:

Cardstock: Basic Black, Real Red, Red Foil, Green Foil

DSP: Tis The Season

Stamps: Star of Light

Ink: Basic Black

Other: Banners Framelits Dies, Poinsettia Dies, Sequins, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll join our challenge this week!  Head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the gorgeous cards my team members have created!  You won't be disappointed!

Have an amazing day!

Jen

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #459


Hello!

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  I know some places around Ontario had snow earlier this week.  Thankfully we did not though it's cold and damp!  I kinda feel like winter might be coming a little bit earlier this year than we're used to!  I also realized that this weekend is the time change.  I kinda think that the pandemic started the weekend of the time change so maybe it will disappear this weekend?!  One can dream right?

We have a new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I am this week's hostess!  I'm so excited and hope you guys like the sketch and will play along!  It's definitely not my usual kind of sketch.  I stretched myself with this one and it's totally out of my comfort zone!

Shockingly enough though this was the first edition of this card!  I saw the poppy paper and knew it would work!  Crazy right!  I think I fall in love with this paper more and more when I use it!  I wish I had hoarded a bit more of it!


Supplies:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Mossy Meadow, Basic Black, Granny Apple Green,  Cucumber Crush

DSP: Painted Poppies

Stamps: You're So (Reverse Confetti)

Ink: Mossy Meadow

Other: You're So Confetti Cuts, Poppy Moments Dies, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, 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 girls have created!  I hope you'll join us this week and create your own card using my sketch!!   

Have an amazing day!

Jen


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #458

Hello!

Happy Wednesday!!!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  I bought my first Christmas present yesterday.  Actually, I guess that's not entirely true.  I bought a book for my youngest a week or so ago but I picked up a present for my husband today.  I had to hide it in my son's closet because I didn't know where else to put it.  Ugh.  I must remind myself to tell my son or he'll wonder what is going on!  Thankfully he's old enough to keep it a secret!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Kim Singdahlsen!  Kim creates the most beautiful cards!  She is what I would call an enabler!  I often use her cards to make Christmas lists!!!


 As you can imagine, this is not my first card!  I attempted a Christmas card but...as you can see that did not happen!  I opted for the Peony Garden DSP because it's so pretty and I wanted some nice soft colours paired together!  At first I hadn't added the flower but thought the card looked a little naked so went back and added it in.  I coloured it with the Petal Pink Stampin Blends.

Supplies:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Gray Granite

DSP: Peony Garden

Stamps: Prized Peony, Itty Bitty Birthdays

Ink: Gray Granite, Memento Black

Other: Dainty Diamonds Textured Embossing Folder, Stampin Blends,  Peony Dies, Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon, Golf Club Dies, Elegant Faceted Gems, Dimensionals


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If you want to see some truly amazing cards, you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the cards that the Design Team created!  

We can't wait to see what you create this week!

Have an amazing day!

Jen


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #457


Hello!

Happy Wednesday!  We are coming off a long Thanksgiving weekend in Canada!  We were able to get out for a few hikes this weekend and the trees were so glorious!  That's one thing I would miss if I didn't live where there were gorgeous maples and oaks.  The colours were amazing!  

We have an amazing new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week courtesy of the talented Linda Callahan!  Linda makes gorgeous cards!  She is super creative and usually has a great story to go with her cards!  Head over to her blog to check them out! 


I bet you can't guess it, but I had trouble with this one!  I know, shocking right?!  Story of my life these days.  I just couldn't figure out what to do.  Finally my eyes landed on the Honey Bee DSP from SU.  It's some of my favourite paper ever!  I was pretty sure this would work for my card!

I added a couple of little bees and we were off to the races!   

Supplies:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Foil

DSP: Honey Bee Specialty

Stamps: Honey Bee, Celebrate Sunflowers

Ink: Memento Black, Basic Black

Other: Detailed Bees Dies, Tasteful Texture DSP, Stampin Blends, 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 have created!  

Have an amazing day!

Jen