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!


  1. Adore those stitched stars! They look terrific in black - really pop! Love this!

  2. I love this card! The embossed circles, the stitched rectangle, tag and stars - yummy!

  3. I am loving all the stitching on this card! Add to that the striking color combo and it's a sure winner!

  4. Just awesome,Jen!! Love the big polka dot embossing and all of the stitched goodies here! Awesome job!!!

  5. Now I want dies that gives me stitched edges! I really love the look they give! Another fabulous colour combo that I love!

  6. Great card Jen! I love the boldness of the colour combo and the design layout! Thanks for the inspiration over at FMS. Hazel xx

  7. Can I come over and use all of your cool tools?! This is such an awesome design. Great use of colors, tools and accessories!

  8. So, so cute! Love the big and little polka dots.