Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #368

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week!  How's the Christmas preparations coming along?  I think I'm done.  That being said, I'll probably discover in a few days that I wasn't as ready as I thought I was!   I'm getting over a bad cold that my youngest decided to share with me.  So far everyone else has stayed healthy so we're hoping that remains the case!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of our designer down under, Narelle Farrugia!  Narelle creates gorgeous card often with intricately cut, beautiful flowers.  Be sure to check out her blog!

It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do for this card but I remembered I had some of the galvanized metal cardstock and an embossing folder that I had yet to try out!  Once I decided to use the galvanized metal, I knew that black, white and grey would work perfectly!

I don't really know where the scraps of DSP came from.  They were just sitting in a pile and worked really well together!  They are from SU though and they're probably retired!!

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Galvanized Metal, Silver Glimmer
DSP: SU retired
Stamps: LJD Birthday Greetings (MFT)
Ink: Black Stazon
Other: Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Oval Dies (Spellbinders), Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards the Design Team has created for your inspiration!

Have a fabulous day!


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #366

Hello Everyone!

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  How's that Christmas shopping coming along?!  I'm happy to report that our tree is still standing.  Sprite has removed a few decorations.  She actually removes them with her teeth and then carries them around like she's a dog. She's more intrigued with my banana leaf nativity scene than the tree though.  I'm pretty sure one of the wisemen is going to bite the dust.  She has also knocked over a nutcracker.  And here I thought the Elf on the Shelf was naughty.

Okay, we have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the incredibly talented Cecile Ribon!  Cecile's cards are beautiful and always contain the most amazing die cuts and elements!  Please head over to her blog and check them out!

Okay so I'm a little behind on the Christmas cards.  Actually, I don't know if that's true or not.  I have to get everything ready tomorrow.  I'm almost done.  I have to admit that not everyone on my Christmas card list gets a handmade card anymore.  Don't get me wrong, I'd love to send handmade cards to everyone but I just can't.  It's not possible anymore.

Anyhow, I saw the tree on Cecile's sketch and knew that my Festival of Trees stamp from Stampin' Up would work perfectly.  I actually had to make this card rather quickly so I embossed a tree with silver embossing powder (I couldn't get a great picture) and put it all together.  That subtle texture embossing folder may be one of my new favourite toys! I threw on some sequins and called it a day!

We have some exciting news this week as well!!!  Our Freshly Made Sketches Team is doing a Design Team Call!!!  We would love for you to join our team!!!  We have a few prerequisites  (not many at all) so head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check those out - and you can check out the Design Team's gorgeous cards in the process as well!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  We can't wait to see what you come up with this week!

Have a fabulous day!