Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #226

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you've had a great start to your week!  We are hoping that today is a snow day (since I'm writing this at night I really have not idea what's in store)!  Last night it was snowing like crazy!  The wind was so strong and it was absolutely nasty out.  The boys prayed so hard for a snow day.  I think I'm praying for a school day!!!!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  Our amazing hostess is our colouring champion Rita Wright!  Grab your coffee and head over to Rita's blog to check out her fabulous cards!

I love how versatile Rita's sketch is!  I also love that she used a butterfly not a circle!  Though you can use whatever shape you want, the butterfly is way less intimidating!   I started with the card at the top.  I wanted to do something other than black and white cards.  I love grey and yellow together and so thought I'd start with that.  the flower was a little more challenging because I had trouble finding who colours that worked.  It ended up being white and silver!

I then made the bottom card and yes, I realize that it's black and white.  I have a customer who wanted several black and white birthday cards.  I'm hoping this one will work.

Cardstock: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Basic Black, Silver
DSP: Cherry on Top DSP Stack
Stamps: LJD Pretty Poppies (Top card), And Many More (bottom card)
Ink: Black Stazon
Other: Falling snow Embossing Folder, Stitched Flag Die (Lil Inkers), Quilted Flower Die (Lil Inkers), Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Please head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards the design team has created for you!  You will not be disappointed!

Have a wonderful day!


  1. I love that flower die! it is gorgeous in silver and oh so pretty in b/ w too! No snow here.....just endless wind!

  2. Beautiful cards, Jen! I just adore that flower die and might have to investigate adding it to my collection ;)

  3. I love these, Jen! And no surprise -- I love the one with color better. That silver and white flower is beautiful with it too.

  4. These are really great (both of them!). The silver is pretty with the yellow!

  5. They are both so beautiful! I don't know which one I love more!

  6. Great card, love the silver with the grey and yellow, but I also love the black and white version. Karen x

  7. These cards are both great, but the yellow, gray and silver one is drop-dead gorgeous! That silver and white flower was the PERECT choice!