Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #117

Happy Wednesday!  Can you believe there is only one more week before Christmas?  How did that happen?!  I'm not sure I'm ready yet.  Still have lots of gifts to wrap.  I guess that's part of the fun!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week courtesy of the talented Amy O'Neil!  This is our last sketch of 2013!  I can't believe how quickly this year flew by!  We have some great sketches lined up for 2014 so be prepared to be challenged!

I created one last Christmas card!  I loved the banners Amy chose to put on the sketch and took the opportunity to use more of the fabulous Winter Frost Specialty DSP.  I decided I would hand stitch with the Island Indigo Bakers Twine...maybe not one of my finest moments.  I won't even comment on how long that took me!  Oh well!

Cardstock: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Silver Foil
DSP:  Winter Frost Specialty
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Ink: Island Indigo
Other: Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Island Indigo Bakers Twine

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!  I may get one more card posted before the holidays but then will be taking a two week break to enjoy the holidays with my family!

I hope you and your families have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see the beautiful cards the Design Team has come up with!

Have a great day!



  1. I agree--wonderful sketch! Love the papers you used & I can't believe you hand stitched with that twine--it looks amazing! Enjoy the holidays, Jen!

  2. I love the grays and greens on your pretty banner card!

  3. Wow! I was wondering how in the world you were able to thread the baker's twine on your sewing machine. Your hand-stitching looks just like machine-stitching! I see you have another secret talent. Your card is beautiful. I love the blues and silvers against the white base. Great job with the sketch!

  4. That DSP is perfect for the banners - all shiny and bright! And yikes you really sewed! Wonderful!

  5. I was "this" close to buying that DSP and every time I see it I kick myself! And thanks for the editorial comment about stitching the baker's twine because I actually considered doing that too! This is gorgeous. I love that frosted finish embellishment!

  6. Such a beautiful card,Jen!! I LOVE the papers and the twine!!

  7. This is just beautiful Jen! I can't sew for the life of me, so I should've thought of hand sewing - it has such a lovely effect! Wishing you a Merry Christmas Jen!

  8. Beautiful Jen! I love the DSP! I have to laugh about the stitching - I hand stitched too and I agree with you about what a pain it was.

  9. I'm late in commenting, Jen - my apologies - but I know you understand! Your card here - stunning - and the hand-stitching just adds to how impressive it is! I hope you've been enjoying time with your family. Being with those you love, doing what you love: there's nothing better! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talent with us over the past year; you've inspired me more than you can possibly know! Wishing you a most Happy New Year; may 2014 be filled with joy, peace and love!!

  10. Gorgeous card! I love the colors - and the stitching with bakers twine!

  11. You go girl with your hand stitching! I'm impressed! I love your sparkly Christmas card with the bit of bling!

  12. Wow! That hand-stitching is amazing. I was trying to figure out how you were able to use the baker's twine in a sewing machine! Gorgeous card!