Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #313



Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week.  Have you had any snow yet?  We had a bit of snow last Thursday.  Not enough to create chaos but enough to make me wish I lived somewhere warm that had palm trees.  Somewhere like Hawaii!!!  I am not a cold weather girl, which is funny because I was born and raised and have lived my whole life in Canada!  Oh well!  I guess I'll just have to accept that the snow is coming and try and enjoy it!!!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches today!  Our hostess this week is our favourite New Zealand card maker and one of the most creative people I know...Karren Johnson!  Karren's cards always amaze me so head over to her blog and check them out!

Karren's sketch obviously threw me for a loop.  Do you see those circles.  There are 6!  6!  And here I thought Karren and I were friends!!!!  I took a few deep breaths and dug in.  I found some cut flower and leaves stamps and went to town.  This card came together surprisingly easy for me.  It's truly a shocker!  Trust me!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder
Stamps:  You're so (Reverse Confetti), Love Blooms (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Versamark
Other: You're So Confetti Cuts, Love Blooms Confetti Cuts, Sequins (SU), 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!  You will be inspired!  We can't wait to see what you come up with !

Have a fabulous day!
Jen

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #312


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone has had a great start to their week.  We have had some early mornings this week with the time change!  It was so lovely to get an extra hour of sleep but the boys are waking up super early these days.  I must say that I also am waking up around 4 am every day!  Hopefully after a few more days we'll be used to it!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of our favourite French Design Team member, Cecile Ribon!   Cecile has the most amazing die cuts on her cards and they always inspire me!  Please head over to her blog and check her beautiful creations out!


Of course I'm still trying to tackle the Christmas card problem!  I will be tackling that one for a while at the rate I'm going!  I need to put some additional effort into it!  I decided to combine some Copper foil and some basic black for this card.  I just couldn't help myself!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Copper Foil
Stamps: Festive Flurry, Christmas Pines
Ink: Versamark
Other: Copper Embossing Powder, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Sequins, Festive Flurry Dies, Dimsionals

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

Have a fabulous day!

Jen


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #311


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone is having a great week!  Did you get a lot of trick or treaters last night?  We didn't have as many as we usually do.  Not sure what happened there.  I saw lots of kids out there but we live in a weird spot and lots of kids miss our house.  I guess that means more candy for me to eat!!!  Oh dear!!!

We have a new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I have the honour of being this week's hostess.  It's always such a stressful job because you're never sure if people are going to like your sketch or want to play along!  I went with something pretty straight forward so hopefully people will want to join in this week!

In order to get my Christmas cards ready, I think I'll have to make one a week for the next year!!!  I also tend to pick one set and stick with it through the whole season so if you're sick of seeing this set, I'm really sorry but I do really love it and think it's so perfect for Christmas!

I love black and gold together especially at Christmas.  They're my go-to elegant colour combination!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold
Stamps: Night in Bethlehem
Ink: Black Stazon, Versamark
Other: Bethlehem Edgelits, Gold Embossing Powder, Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards the Design Team has created for you!  I can't wait to see what you create this week!

Have a fabulous day!
Jen

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #310


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're all having a great week so far.  I had a crazy busy last week.  My husband was so sweet and got me a new computer for my birthday so I am up and running again.  Don't get me wrong,  I like my iPad but some things don't work well on the iPad.  The boys both had presentations that required the computer so we are thankful to be back in business!  Oh how we've become so dependent on technology.  That part I don't like so much.

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches today courtesy of the amazingly creative Kim Singdahlsen.  I know that I'd definitely love to go to Colorado and visit Kim and play with all of her fun stamps and dies!  I'd love to see those gorgeous mountains too!!!

This sketch kinda stumped me.  Mainly because I was super tired when I was trying to make the card, I had a ton of thank you cards to make and wasn't feel the most creative.  I want to try and get as many Christmas cards done now as I can.  I'm falling behind though.  I need to get my act together!!! I do love the wise men from the Wise Men From Afar set.  I also really love when they're embossed in gold.  I decided to do a completely black and gold themed card.  You will notice that a sentiment is missing.  I just couldn't figure out where it would work best so I went without.  I may go back this week sometime and add one in somewhere.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Gold
Stamps: Wise Men From Afar
Ink: Versamark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Softly Falling Textured Embossed Folder,  Gold Sequins, Dimensionals.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards the Design Team has created!  You won't be disappointed!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #309



Hello!
Happy Wednesday! I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already!  I hope you’ve had a great start to your week. I’m still without a laptop and working off my iPad which is a little frustrating my old laptop is not fixable and we had to bite the bullet and get a new one. Technology.  Can’t live with it, can’t live without it!!

We have a great new sketch this week courtesy of Linda Callahan! Linda makes such beautiful cards and she has such a fabulous sense of humour.  I seriously think she should write a book!

I needed to make an anniversary card for my husband as we celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary last week.  I try and keep the cards themed like our wedding was, hence the leaves, the cherry cobbler and the gold!   I was pretty liberal with the sketch. I opted to pretend I didn’t see those evil circles and saw leaves instead! 

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Gold
DSP: Painted Leaves
Stamps: I can’t remember....
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Large Number Framelits, 

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you’ll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the gorgeous cards that the Design Tean has created for your inspiration!  

Have a fabulous day!



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #308


Hello!  
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you’re having a great week!  I hope my fellow Canadian friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We had a lovely weekend and our turkey was so yummy!  Unfortunately my laptop died or has developed some health issues and won’t turn on!  Needless to say, doing this post from my iPad is proving to be a little more frustrating than I had anticipated!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Rita Wright!  Rita is a colouring queen!  Her marker manipulating abilities far exceed anything I’ll ever be capable of!!!

I love sunflowers and wanted to this amazing DSP on a card!  I find that sunflowers always make me smile.  I added some burlap ribbon and a tiny little sunflower. There are some gold sequins on there too!  

Supplies:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Garden Green, Whisper White, Crushed Curry
DSP:Painted Leaves
Stamps: So Very Special
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Gold Sequins, burlap ribbon, bitty flower punch, Dimensionals.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you’ll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team has created for your inspiration!  You won’t be disappointed!  

Have a fabulous day!
Jen


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #307 - Take Two!



Happy Wednesday!
I hope you're having a great start to your week!  The weeks seem to be flying by!  I can't believe that it's October already and this weekend we'll be celebrating Thanksgiving here in Canada!  Turkey and gravy!!!  Yummy.  Oh, I guess that means I have to make that.  Hmmm...I wonder how everyone would feel about hamburgers instead!!!!

So you may have noticed that this is the same Freshly Made Sketches card that I made last week.  We had a little, itty, bitty issue with our linky tool and all of the submissions we had received vanished into cyberspace somewhere.  We decided that we would extend our challenge one additional week with hopes that everyone who had entered would re-enter their gorgeous cards!!!

Our sketch was courtesy of my dear friend Jen Timko!  Jen is such an amazing card maker and comes up with the most creative cards!  Did you see her x-ray card?  You need to go and check out her blog!



I wasn't quite sure what to with this sketch when I first saw it but then I realized I needed a wedding card for my friend Laura who is getting married this coming Saturday!  (Well, Laura and Brad had a beautiful day and Laura was a gorgeous bride!)  I love the heart die from Lil Inkers and knew it would be the perfect substitute for an evil circle!!!  I threw on some flowers and voila!  I used the colours that Laura had told me she's using for her wedding!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Smokey Slate
Stamps: Sweet Celebrations (Lil Inkers)
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Smokey Slate
Other: Sweet Celebrations Dies, Celebrate Word Die, Sequins, Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  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!!!

Jen