Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #625

Happy Wednesday!  Here we are back at another Wednesday!  How is that even possible!  I hope you're having a good week!  I had my steroid shot this morning and I'm praying for some significant relief in my pain!  Some of you know but I have been diagnosed with moderate arthritis in my left thumb (I also have it in my right thumb) but I'm left handed so most tasks have become very difficult.  I have been waiting for this shot for months so I'm excited that today is the day!  Tonight is also a big ladies paint night at our church.  It's my first event as Women's Ministry Coordinator so I'm a little nervous! We have 100 ladies coming to paint!  I will be heading from my shot to the church for set up!  As excited as I am, I'm looking forward to it all being over.

So I have the privilege of being this week's hostess at Freshly Made Sketches!  I am not great at coming up with sketches but I sure love to see what you all create with my sketch!  

I had just received these SU dies.  I saw them in the catalogue and one of my new friends is a demonstrator so I decided I would get them from her!  I love a good flower die!  These ones are user friendly and fun to play with!  I cut the flowers out of white and then used my Distress Oxides to colour them!  I wasn't going to make this a Mother's Day card but it looked pretty Mother's Day like to me so that's what it became!

I need a thank you card for the lady that is leading/teaching our paint night tonight.  She really likes purple so I made one especially for her!  I've added Wink of Stella to the centres of all of the flowers just to add a bit of sparkle!  

Cardstock: Hammermill White Coverstock, Blushing Bride, Highland Heather, Basic Black
DSP: Gingham Gala (retired SU), Gingham Happy Hearts (Honey Bee Stamps)
Ink: Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness (Distress Oxides)
Other: Paper Florist Dies (SU), Softly Sophisticated Embossing Folder, Nested Essential Dies (SU), Sentiments for Everyday (Spellbinders), Happy Parents Day (Spellbinders) Rose Gold Foil (Spellbinders), Purple Foil (Spellbinders), Glimmer Hot Foil Machine (Spellbinders), Wink of Stella

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and join in our challenge!  You have until 3 PM EST on Monday to enter our challenge!  We always love to see what you come up with!  If you need some inspiration, head over to the blog!  You'll find some amazing cards already posted by the Design Team!

Have a fantastic day!



  1. Well first of all you and I have matching thumbs - oh the pain especially in the cold weather! The index finger on my right hand is really bad as well and I had to take steroids for a week about a month ago! (You can tell I am right handed!) Anyway your sketch is wonderful and your card is gorgeous! And I am so glad your painting event went well! You are a busy lady!

  2. I absolutely love the design of these cards Jen - there's so much detail on them yet they look wonderfully clean and elegant. That flower dies are gorgeous too! I do hope you get some relief from the pain in your thumbs. Your paint night sounds amazing and I hope your 100 ladies have a wonderful time! Vicky x

  3. Gorgeous cards, Jen, and a fabulous sketch! These flowers are so striking and the colours and patterns you've used with them are beautiful.

  4. Both cards are fantastic! I love the softly colored flowers with the classic patterns behind them!