Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #218

Hello and Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday and enjoyed some time with their families.  We had a lovely visit with my parents and with my husband's parents.  My kids love being with their Grannie and Papa.  They sure hate leaving!  I do too!  We didn't have a white Christmas but we did end up getting some snow before we came back home!  The temperatures have returned to what they should be (much to my disgust!) but I see the long range forecast has some warmer weather in the future!

We are back in business at Freshly Made Sketches and the amazing Kim Singdahlsen has the first sketch of 2016!  Kim makes such amazing cards!  I would love to go and play in her craft room some time with all of her fun stamps!!!  Head over to her blog to take a look at her beautiful cards!
I was blessed with some fun new stamps for Christmas!  I may have also been blessed with some new Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers.  I do believe I'm in love!  I find Copics too challenging and I do love the look of watercolour!  These markers do what I need them to and make such fun colours!  Unfortunately the lighting did no cooperate with me for this photo and you can't truly see how fun these colours are!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Paper: Water colour paper (Canson)
Stamps: LJD Circle Scribbles (My Favourite Things), Awesome Blossom Stamps (Lil' Inkers)
Ink: Stazon
Other: Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers, Dimensionals, Die-namics LJD Circle Scribbles, Basic Rhinestones, Watercolour Brush

Thanks for stopping in today!  Please take some time to head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the beautiful cards the Design Team has created for you!

Have a wonderful day!



  1. Beautiful card Jen, love the colours you did the flowers.

  2. Beautiful flowers! I am not being quite so successful with my markers! Arrgh! Have to keep practicing!

  3. This is gorgeous, Jen! I love the colors you used on the flowers. I look forward to seeing you use those markers more and more!

  4. It looks like you got the hang of those markers right away! I love the vibrant colors and how they pop against the black and white. Beautiful card, Jen!

  5. It looks like you're off to a great start with your new markers! I love these fun and funky flowers and coloring them the way you did makes it even better! Great card, Jen!

  6. I adore this card! It jumps off the screen and your colouring looks fabulous. Can't wait to see what else you colour up.

  7. Striking card Jen! Wonderfully bold and graphic.

  8. I'm sure you'll be a whiz with those watercolor markers in no time! I love the look you have given these flowers and leaves!

  9. I LOVE those vibrant flowers on the simple black and white. The little gems are a fun touch!

  10. These flowers are perfect! Love the shading!!

  11. Such a pretty card,Jen!! Beautiful flowers and i love the pop of black!!

  12. Hi Jennifer,

    You said to stop by even though you are taking the weekend off... so HERE I AM! I pray you're having a most AWESOME time, relaxing is a great way to rest and get your mojo back for great creating!