Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #167

Happy Wednesday!  Are you ready for Christmas yet?  I am slowly getting there.  The boys have their Christmas concert tomorrow.  I'm so excited to see them!  This week is slowly winding down and we have very few commitments between now and Christmas which I'm very excited to have some relax time.  

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches care of the amazing Narelle Farrugia!  Narelle is the queen of beautiful layers and flowers!  Her blog makes me so happy!  

I had to try out the new Celebrate Today stamp set!   I just love and I love that it's Polymer!  I'm still getting used to the polymer stamps but this one is super fun!  I must say that I didn't start with a black balloon but that's what I ended up with!  This stamp set and the corresponding Balloon Framelits will be available in the new Occasions catalogue in January!  I also added in some of the new Bermuda Bay Sequins - also available in the new catalogue!

I am not so impressed with my balloon tail but it is what it is!  I would do it a bit differently next time!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
DSP: Winter Frost Specialty
Stamps: Celebrate Today
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Other: Balloon Framelits, Island Indigo Baker's Twine, Bermuda Bay Sequins, Stripes Textured Impression Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  This is our last post until 2015!  This also means you have two weeks to enter this challenge!

Please head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check out the amazing cards the design team has created for you!

Have a fabulous day!



  1. Oooohh I want that new balloon stamp set and die too! I think that balloon works perfectly for the sketch and those colours you've used have a such a modern feel! Love this card Jen!

  2. This set and framelits are on my list for sure! This is really cute - love the big bold balloon with the sentiment! Enjoy those Christmas concerts - they are always wonderful!

  3. So so beautiful Jen!! I love the bermuda bay and the black together!!! The balloon is the size of it!!

  4. The black balloon looks amazing and makes the whole card pop! Such a modern, fun card, Jen - I love it!

  5. Love the balloon! It works perfectly for this sketch, and I love how you've arranged the cute baker's twine string. Have a wonderful Christmas, Jen!

  6. Handsome Birthday Card! Like that it can be either masculine or feminine.

  7. Oh, I just love these colors! Love all those stripes and the balloon is the perfect place to put the sentiment!

  8. I love.that new stamp set and how you used it for this sketch! It looks fabulous with the DSP and colors that you chose, too! Wishing you and your beautiful family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  9. This is so much fun! I love the new things and that balloon is adorable. Hope your Christmas was wonderful!

  10. Black and Bermuda Bay are fabulous together! Love this one.

  11. This card is so beautiful Jen! I adore these colours together - they have such a modern feel and your balloon tail is just fine!