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!



  1. Oh I am behind as can be with my Christmas stuff! Your card is elegant.....and that subtle embossing folder looks hat in the background! That’s one of my favorites!

  2. How cute! This is such a fun little set.

  3. What an adventure watching the antics of Sprite! I can't wait to see what she gets into next! (Although, I hope it's not the tree)!!! Speaking of trees I love this mod one you've made on your card. This card is so clean and crisp!

  4. Another black and white beauty! I love the subtle embossing on the tree and I agree that this embossing folder is pretty fabulous. Beautifully done, Jen!

  5. Really like the black and white colrs on this. Such a striking card.

  6. Your silver-embossed tree looks amazing and stands out so beautifully from the dark and elegant background.

  7. Can't get more striking than that! Black and white is gorge for Christmas!