Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #200!

It's here!  It's finally here!  Our 200th Sketch Challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!  Can you believe it?  This has been weeks in the making.  If there is one challenge that you want to take part in, this is it!  Why you ask?  Well, we have some amazing prizes to give away!  I mean totally amazing!  We have found some super generous sponsors who have donated some fabulous prizes!  Lots of these sponsors have joined in our challenge and have created some gorgeous cards that will definitely inspire you!

0ur sketch this week is super versatile and there are so many different things you can do with it!   Don't let it fool you though, it's not always as easy as it looks!!!  Trust me (and the rest of the design team!!!).

I would love to say that the card you see above was the first card I made and that I whipped it up in seconds BUT after last week's post I'm pretty sure you know as well as I do that it isn't!  This is in fact card #7!!!  Yup, #7!  Card 1 turned out not too bad.  I actually don't mind it.  Cards 2-5 did not even get finished and ended up in the garbage.  Card #6 looks like this one only it's more vanilla and brown.  I decided that one just wasn't doing it for me.  Finally I (with help of our fabulous design team) decided on this one!!!!  I'll get on to this creative process one of these days!

This week we will be picking TWO grand prize winners!  

Our two overall winners (two Queens or Kings of Clean) will win one of the following (1 of each prize to be given) from our premier sponsors:

Purple Onion Designs - $50 USD Stamp Prize Package
Stampin' Up! - Watercolor Wings Stamp and Framelit Bundle + 3 Classic Ink Pads of choice ($56 USD value)

Players will be randomly selected to win the following prizes from these fabulous sponsors:

Altenew - $30 Gift Certificate
Avery Elle - $25 Gift Certificate
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - $25 Gift Certificate + 20% Discount Code for ALL players (FRESH200 through Aug. 30th)
Clearly Besotted - £20 Gift Certificate
Lawn Fawn - Stamp Set of choice
Lil' Inker Designs - $35 Gift Certificate
My Creative Time - €25 Gift Certificate
Neat & Tangled - $25 Gift Certificate
Newton's Nook - $20 Gift Certificate
Paper Sweeties - $25 Gift Certificate
Paper Smooches - $25 Gift Certificate
Reverse Confetti - $25 Gift Certificate
Simon Says Stamp - $25 Gift Certificate
Sugar Pea Designs - $20 GIft Certificate
SRM Stickers - SRM Product
Stamplorations - $15 Gift Certificate OR 3 ARTplorations Stencils
Taylored Expressions - Petite Stamp and Die Combo plus Embossing Folder of Choice
Top Dog Dies - Borders #1 die and Happy Birthday Banner die ($20 value)
Two Paper Divas - $25 Gift Certificate
Uniko - Stamp set
Winnie & Walter - $25 Gift Certificate

As you can see, this is going to be one FABULOUS week!  You don't want to miss out!  You have until Monday, August 24th at noon to get your card entered!  Now, head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out what the Design Team and the Sponsors have created to inspire you!

Have a fabulous week!  Can't wait to see your creations!



  1. Such a gorgeous is an elegant black and white card! COngrats for 200th of FMS and loving this generous celebration! :)
    Suchi xx

  2. Woo hoo! You are our lead off hitter on this fabulous occasion and your card is fabulous too! So elegant done in white! Beautiful and classy!

  3. Well, this was worth the wait. I love this card! Every single detail!! Thanks for all that you bring to this team and for helping to make it such a special place!

  4. Oh, I LOVE this classy card Jen! Many congratulations to you and the rest of the DT and thank you for always inspiring! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

  5. Such a lovely card! I enjoyed meeting you this summer. XO thank you for all your hard work on this team!

  6. I always say that #7 is the luckiest number! I am seriously loving this white on white masterpiece! Thank God we all made it to #200 in one piece!!

  7. I LOVE this card, Jen! The white on white look is stunning. Beautifully done!

  8. I totally adore this card, Jen. It is so elegant and restful and perfect for a sympathy card. So happy to be on this team with you.

  9. The white on white with a little pop of black is so beautiful,Jen!!! I love the flower and leaves!!
    As Karren,i am very happy being on this Team with you...I LOVE this Team!!!

  10. I bet all 7 were good, we are all our worst critics. I love white on white and this is a beauty x

  11. a lovely white on white sympathy card!

  12. Arrived here from Julie Gearinger's blog, and so happy I did! This is beautiful and so appropriate for a sympathy card. I would imagine the previous 'failures' are also quite wonderful but perhaps just not right for this occasion..?

  13. Beautiful card! Love the white on white. Very elegant.

  14. Well--it was worth your efforts to end up with this stunning card!

  15. White on white with pops of black make this one stunning card Jen! It's such a lovely sympathy card.

  16. Your sympathy card is so beautiful! I love the simplicity of those gorgeous die cuts! Black and white is always a good colour combo for sympathy cards, I think. Great inspiration, thank you! It's my first time joining Freshly Made Sketches!

  17. This is absolutely gorgeous Jennifer!

  18. Love the simplicity of this card with it's white on white pallet. Thanks for sharing.

  19. This is so gorgeous!!!! Love the white on white here, just beautiful!

  20. LOVE how you used the sketch to keep the black framing the white panels. Also ADORE the monotone flower! Beautiful!!! :)

  21. This is awesomely beautiful and so peaceful and with such a feeling of hope about it!! SO lovely!! Thanks so much for this 200th sketch celebration!!

  22. Such an elegant and beautiful sympathy card. I like how all the elements come together. The flower and leaves are stunning. Thanks for sharing Jen.

  23. Is is stunning! He pearl placement is perfect and I love the black and white look. Congrats on 200!

  24. Simply elegant! Love the gorgeous flowers and pearls sprinkled about!

  25. Beautiful sympathy card! Love the fabulous elegant design!

  26. Truly elegant and absolutely gorgeous - perfect for #200!

  27. So clean and crisp and elegant!!! So happy for the FMS 200th, Yay, I ADORE playing along with you guys when I can!!!!
    -Kimberly Wiener