Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #455


Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  We've gone from having our air conditioning on to sweaters and jeans in a span of 24 hours!  Gotta love season changes!  I love the cooler nights and having the windows open (though my allergies don't agree!).  My summer flower baskets are still doing amazing.  I do not have a green thumb at all and usually by July my baskets look dreadful but this year, they don't.  For some reason these baskets are doing amazingly well and I can't bear the thought of getting rid of them.  Normally I have fall mums outside but I'm going to wait out my summer baskets as long as I can!!!

We have a brand new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Jen Mitchell!  Jen is our clean queen!  She creates the most gorgeous and elegant cards.  I'm always jealous of her nice clean backgrounds!  Head over to her blog to check them out!

I'm sure you can guess that this card threw me for a loop.  That giant star might as well be a giant circle!  I also kinda forgot that I hadn't done this week's card and was rushed to make it.  I may have tired several other designs before I settled for this one too.  And I say "settled" because I'm not over thrilled with this card.


Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil

DSP: In Good Taste

Stamps: Poinsettia Petals

Ink: Early Espresso

Other: Poinsettia Dies, Gold Sequins, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check it out!  There are tons of gorgeous cards to inspire you!  We can't wait to see what you create this week!

Have an amazing day!



  1. Oh wow! This is just gorgeous! I adore that combination of wood DSP and gold accented poinsettia!

  2. I think your design is fabulous, Jen! The poinsettia is stunning against the dark wood panel and I'm loving anything wood paired with gold embellishments these days.

  3. The poinsettia is wonderful against the woodgrain! Total beauty!

  4. This is really pretty and elegant looking. Love the Poinsettia and gold foil dies. Great background paper too.

  5. I don’t know why you aren’t thrilled with this card because it’s beautiful! The poinsettia along with the wood grain background are gorgeous together!

  6. This card is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE the ivory color of the flower and your gold accents. STUNNING design.

  7. You do elegant so well, Jen and this is no exception! The woodgrain background really makes that gorgeous flower pop!

  8. Gorgeous! I think I'm going to trying this!!

  9. The white and gold is truly stunning on the dark woodgrain.