Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #474

Hello!

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  We had lots of snow last week but this week we're getting above freezing temperatures and some rain.  I guess that means our snow will start melting - which is okay with me.  Maybe the death trap sidewalks will become more walkable!!!  The long range forecast (which is never right, let's be honest) indicates about freezing temperatures every day.  I'm totally okay with an early spring!!!  Bring it on!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  Our hostess is the amazing Judy Rozema!  Judy's cards are always so beautiful.  She sure creates some super creative cards!  Head over to her blog to check them out!

I had to be a bit of rebel with this card and turn it on it's side.  I tried to make it work in portrait mode but unfortunately I didn't have the right "with sympathy" sentiment to work.  So, over it went!  Narelle used flowers like these a few weeks ago and I knew they would be perfect on my card. My colouring isn't quite as good as Narelle's but we're going to go with it!  Thankfully whoever I send this to probably won't not how good Narelle's colouring is!  I used the Crumb Cake Stampin Blends to colour the flowers.  

Supplies:

Cardstock: Whisper White

DSP: In Good Taste

Stamps: Forever and Always

Ink: Memento Black

Other: Always Dies, Stampin' Blends, Braided Linen Trim, Elegant Faceted Gems

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

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

Have an amazing day!

Jen


 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #473


Hello!

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're all having a great start to the week!  It's been a crazy week!  I've seen pictures of kids building snowmen in Texas (for their first time ever) to 12" of snow out in Washington!  We got a big dumping of snow Monday night and there's more supposedly coming on Thursday.  I guess being Canadians we're supposed to be used to it and love it, but...I don't really!  I do really prefer to walk in the winter though - except for the death trap sidewalks!  I love the fresh, cold air.  Nothing beats it!

On a less cold and snowy note, we have a brand new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  Our hostess this week is the incredible and hopefully not frozen Texan, Amy O'Neill!  Amy is so creative and her cards always amaze me!  Head over to her blog to check them out!


Okay, you might not believe this but this is the first version of this card!  Yup, I got it the first time around!  I was rather impressed with myself.  It came together quite quickly.  Things like that generally don't happen so we'll celebrate this one!

I love the Flower and Field paper and couldn't help but use it again this week! Pair with the Pierced Blooms of course.  Who doesn't love a sweet, fresh daisy in the winter to cheer you up?

Supplies:

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green

DSP: Flower and Field

Stamps: Peaceful Moments

Ink: Basic Black

Other: Pierced Blooms Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and take some inspiration from the cards you see there.  The Design Team knocked it out of the park this week!

Have an amazing day!

Jen




Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #472

Hello!

Happy Wednesday!  The kids here are back in school physically and we're supposed to end our lockdown today (or tomorrow?  I can't remember)!  Not entirely sure what that means but I'm hoping they open a few more stores and maybe even let hairdressers and barbers open!  I know three boys who are in desperate need of a hair cut!  When I picked my oldest up from high school on Monday I discovered that ALL the boys are in the same boat!  Haircuts needed all around!

We have a fun new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the one and only Narelle Farrugia!  Narelle's cards are always breathtaking and her creativity amazes me!  Head on over to her blog and prepare to be wowed!  


Okay, so let's be honest.  You know this sketch totally threw me.  I tried to do Valentine's cards and then other different cards and nothing I wanted looked right.  I'm still not overly thrilled with the final product but what can you do?  I ran out of time to create something else!

Supplies:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Grey Granite

DSP: Peony Garden

Stamps: Prized Peony, Sweet Celebration (Lil Inkers)

Other: Peony dies, Wink of Stella, Celebrate Script Die (Taylored Expressions), Celebrate Backer Die (Taylored Expressions)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Please head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out a slew of fabulous cards! 

I hope you'll join in our challenge and I hope you have an amazing week!

Jen


 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #471

 


Hello!

Happy Wednesday crafting world!  I hope you're having a great week!  I hope those of you who were hit with the snowstorm earlier in the week are digging out!  I don't think we'll be getting it.  Sometimes we get the tail end but I think this time it's going to miss us!  I won't complain!  We're also hoping to hear today if our kids can go back to school this week.  Some kids in our province have headed back to school but our board has not.  We're hoping for next week.  My youngest isn't loving online school and really needs to be back with his friends.  I guess we'll just wait and see and then make the best of whatever happens!

We have a great new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the incredible Karren Johnson!  Karren is truly amazing and not only makes incredible cards, she is a truly incredible person!  I really do hope that I'm able to actually meet her in person one day!  

 

So I knew I wanted to use my "Wreath Builders" dies for this card.  It took me a few tries to get this to work.  I couldn't put the circle with the sentiment right on the bottom, I had to put it between the two wreath pieces.  Of course I had to use my Pierced Blooms dies again.  I couldn't resist.  They were such a cheery addition to the card!  

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Stamps: Beautiful World
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Pierced Blooms Dies, Wreath Builders Dies, Wonky Frame Dies (Lil Inkers), 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 that the Design Team has created for your inspiration!

I hope you'll join in this week's challenge!

Have an amazing day!
Jen

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #470


Hello!

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  We were covered in a blanket of snow yesterday.  Nothing major but the first big snowfall of the year (and it's not a huge one).  I have a love-hate relationship with snow.  I can definitely live without it but the ground feels so damp when we don't have it.  We're supposed to have some cold weather for the next couple of days so it will stick around!  The kids will be happy!

We have a brand new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  I have the honour of being this week's hostess!  I kept the sketch super simple but sometimes the simpler the sketch the harder it is to create a card!  At least it is for me!!!  

I just love the Forever and Always stamp set and dies.  I have so much fun using them and those flower are beautiful!  I definitely need to work on my colouring but I'm a work in progress!  I added a little Wink of Stella to the centre of the flowers but you can't really see it in these pictures!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
DSP: In Good Taste
Stamps: Forever and Always
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Always Dies, Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Stampin Blends, Wink of Stella, 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 that the Design Team members have created!  You will definitely be inspired!  I can't wait to see what you come up with and I do hope you'll enter our challenge this week!

Have an amazing day!

Jen

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #469

Hello!

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a good week!  I feel like Valentine's Day is just around the corner so I'm trying to get some Valentine's Day cards made so I'm not scrambling at the last minute!  Great intentions, not sure about great follow through though!  We shall see!  I usually decorate a bit and should probably do that before it's February 13th!  It's not like there's much else going on around here!!!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  Our hostess is the amazing Kim Singdahlsen.  Kim's cards are always fabulous and you need to head over to her blog and check them out!  

I decided to use my new Lots of Hearts Stamp set and the Many Hearts dies for this card.  Of course I needed to tie in the FREE Flower and Field DSP!  Honestly, this paper pack might just be my favourite ever.  It makes me smile!  I also used the FREE Oh So Ombre paper as the background.  I just love that fading colour!

I decided to add some thread around the edge of the heart.  It's just embroidery floss and took a VERY long time to stitch.  I couldn't get the floss through the needle and so I was frustrated!  Needless to say, I might not make too many versions of this card!

Supplies:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler

DSP: Flower and Field, Oh So Ombre

Stamps: Lots of Hearts

Ink: Basic Black

Other: Many Hearts Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Embroidery Floss, Dimensionals

Thanks again for stopping by!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the other cards!  

We hope you'll join in our challenge this week!

Have a wonderful day!

Jen


 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #468

Hello!

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  We have a brand new Stay At Home order and State of Emergency here in Ontario.  It's a little murky as to what we can and cannot do.  Let's just say that I don't leave the house much these days except to get groceries and go for a walk.  I guess it's a good thing I like my house!!  More crafting time?!  I think I should take advantage of it. It's a good thing it's winter and there isn't really anywhere I want to go!

We have a brand new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the fabulous Linda Callahan!  Linda creates such beautiful cards.  I always love them!  Head over to her blog to check them out! 

So I hadn't noticed that the sentiment was supposed to be at the bottom of my card.  I don't know how that happened.  I obviously cannot copy things down properly and so my sentiment is in the wrong spot!  I absolutely LOVE the FREE Flower and Field paper from Stampin' Up!  It's FREE as part of our Sale-a-bration sale!  For every $60 CAD before taxes, you get to pick a free product!  These flowers are so sweet! I also think they pair perfectly with my Pierced Blooms dies!

Supplies:

Cardstock: Whisper White, So Saffron, Petal Pink, Basic Black, Just Jade

DSP: Flower and Field

Stamps: Peaceful Moments

Ink: Basic Black

Other: Pierced Blooms Dies, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Dimensionals


Thanks so much for stopping by today.

I hope you'll head over to to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and join in our challenge!  The Design Team has created some amazing cards that will definitely inspire you!

Have an amazing day!

Jen