Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #430

Happy Wednesday!
I hope you're having a good start to your week!  We've had a good week so far.  The days do seem long when you're kinda stuck at home!  The local parks, trails and conservation areas have all been closed so our amazing hiking trails are no longer available.  I must say it made me a little sad.  Okay, maybe a lot sad.  The kids have been getting some work from school so that is filling part of the day.  Getting used to the new normal is taking me a little longer than I anticipated!

Despite the social distancing and self isolations, we can still make cards!  Yay!  Most of us card makers have hoards and hoards of supplies so we will probably be good from now until eternity!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is our the amazing Jacquie Southas!  Jacquie's cards are often brightly coloured, cheery and always beautiful!  Head over to her blog to check them out!

Okay, so when I first looked at that triangle I didn't quite know what to do with it and then I remembered I had ordered some dies from Modern Frame Dies from Concord & 9th.  I also needed to make a card for a very special lady who is celebrating her birthday today!  Happy Birthday Mom!  You are the best and I hope you have a good day celebrating despite having to stay home!!!

I love the elegance of black and gold and went with that.  White background because who doesn't love white backgrounds?!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Foil
Stamps: Modern Frame (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Modern Frame Dies (Concord & 9th), Sweetly Stitched Dies, Double Stitched Rectangles (Lil Inkers), Dimensionals

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

We can't wait to see what you create this week!

Have an amazing day!


  1. What an elegant and pretty card! Perfect for a birthday for Mom!

  2. This is so pretty!! I LOVE that frame in gold. It looks fabulous with that black flower!! GREAT design!!

  3. Love the classic, elegant black and gold palette, Jen! And I'm off to check out that Modern Frame.

  4. Perfect use of that diecut! Beautiful and classy in gold!

  5. The shiny gold and the pop of black - so elegant and eye-catching! I loved chatting yesterday - it amazes me that 9 of us from multiple countries could be together on one screen! We will have to do it again!

  6. What a beautiful and classy birthday card, Jen! This black/white/gold color scheme is so elegant.

  7. You are rocking the black and gold! This is such a stunner. I bet mom loved it!