Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #175

Happy Wednesday!  I am so glad it's Wednesday.  We are in week 2 or 3 of some very cold, bitter weather.  As a Canadian, you would think I would be use to this weather but I'm not.  I could totally be happy without having this extreme cold.  We are looking forward to some more spring like weather starting next week!  Hopefully it doesn't decide to go somewhere else instead!

I have the great honour of being the hostess this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  You would not believe how stressful it is to come up with a sketch.  I wanted a sketch that was very clean and simple.  No circles!  Not a one!

I decided I would make a card with no stamps!  It was really fun.  I was excited to use my thinlits dies on this card!  As you can see I totally glued the Hello on crooked.  Of course I didn't notice it until I uploaded the photo.  I have a very crooked eye!  I will just say that it add character!

Cardstock: Basic Grey, Whisper White
DSP: Quatrefancy Specialty (Retired)
Other: Hello You Thinlits Die, Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inkers), Silver Satin Ribbon, Dimenionals

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Please make sure you check out the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the fabulous card the design team has created for you.    I look forward to seeing what you come up with this week!  It's always so fun to see how many different cards can be created from one sketch! 

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #174

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  We are still in a deep freeze in Southern Ontario though I must admit that yesterday wasn't too bad and today is supposed to be similar and then we plunge back into some mighty cold temperatures!  I guess it could be worse and we could be experiencing the deep snow that the East Coast is getting nailed with....Sorry Jen and Linda!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of the super creative Cindy Lovell!  Cindy's cards are so amazing and you need to check out her blog if you haven't been there before.  You will discover a world of beautiful things!

This sketch has another giant circle on it.  I seriously think these ladies are trying to do me in!!!  I was staring at the circle and decided that a beautiful spring wreath would work wonderfully for a circle!  The background and diagonal stripe took a little work to get them so that I was happy but the card didn't take as long as they usually do!  I think I should whip up a few more while I'm on a roll!

Cardstock: Whisper white, Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Crazy for You, Wondrous Wreath, Pictogram Punches
Ink: Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green
Other: Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Wondrous Wreath Framelits Die, Basic Rhinestones, Strawberry Slush Thick Bakers Twine,  Modern Mosaic Textured Embossing Folder

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

Have a fabulous day!


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

CAS(E) This Sketch Hello!

Happy Tuesday!  I don't normally get to post on a Tuesday afternoon!  It's been a very chilly start to the week.  We celebrated Family Day here in Ontario yesterday and were able to go skating together - thankfully indoors!  It was so fun to see the kids skate around and remember that even last year Jake had trouble skating on his own.  This year he whipped around like no one's business!  They are growing far too fast!

I have missed making cards for challenges and had a few minutes this afternoon to make a card.  I can honestly say that cards don't usually come together quickly but I knew when I looked at the sketch from this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge exactly what I wanted to make!  This is a very rare me!

I love butterflies and I think I could put them on every card I make!  I tried making tho scare with sequins (and I do love sequins) but there was just something about it I didn't like.  I decided this one could just be plain.    I like simple...a lot!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, In a Big Way (Reverse Confetti),  Dot Spot (PTI)
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Basic Black
Other: Daffodil Delight Blendabilities,  Elegant Butterfly Punch, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!
I will be back tomorrow with this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #173

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week!  We had a beautiful day here yesterday.  The weather was just gorgeous - well, winter gorgeous!  I love that the ice and snow is melting off the driveway!

Wednesday's mean a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our fabulous hostess this week is Kim Singdahlsen from Joyful Creations!  I love the story behind how Kim came up with her blog name!  You should head over to her blog to check it out!
This week's sketch is a bit of an eye teaser!  The sketch looks a bit crooked but the middle two rectangles are the only ones on an angle.  Makes me a bit dizzy!  Super fun to work with though.

Of course I had in mind that this card needed to be for a specific someone and got stumped.  Then (after Narelle reminded me sometimes we need to give up that idea) I decided to just make a card and it all came together quite quickly.  I'm so thankful we have such wise people on our Design Team!

I used my new stitched star dies from My Favorite Things.  I really do love little stars!  They have the faux stitching but I thought they needed a little something else and added the bling!

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red
DSP: Perfect Polka Dot
Stamps: In a Big Way (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Basic Rhinestones,  Anytime Stitched Rectangles, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Stitched Stars (My Favorite Things), Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inkers), Dimensionals

Thanks again for stopping by!  I hope you'll head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see all of the beautiful cards the design team has created!  We then hope you'll join our challenge with your own fabulous creation!

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #172

Happy Wednesday!  I'm all messed up with my days because we ended up having a snow day on Monday!  The boys loved being home and being able to stay in their PJ's and play outside in the snow with the neighbours and their dog!  The boys had a blast!  It was nice to be able to have a nice day of relaxing and playing!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  The fabulous Linda Callahan brings us this week's beauty!   Linda makes such amazing cards!  Head over to her blog and check them out!

Now, that giant heart is very much like giant circle to me.  Maybe even worse!  I don't know why I have trouble with shapes.  I think the main reason this sketch really challenged me was because was was determined to make my husband's birthday card with it (which was my first mistake).  Once I gave up the notion that this would be his birthday card, it all came together a lot easier.  If you get frustrated making cards, don't worry, you're not alone!

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Stamps: I Like You, Sending You (Lil' Inkers)
Ink: Basic Black, Stazon
Other: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Sequins, Twine, Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inkers), Anytime Tags Dies (Lil' Inkers), Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
I hope you get the chance to head to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the beautiful cards the design team has created for you!  

Have a fabulous week!