Category Archives: Freshly Made Sketches

Irresistible Flower!

I’m back with another creation from my recent night of crafting with some great friends. This time I combined this week’s colour challenge at Colour Me…! with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

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My card:

DSCN0222It was fun to play with some more new toys from the Occasions Catalogue!

The background was created with the really cool Irresistibly Yours DSP. I chose the leafy pattern, and sponged it with the Mossy Meadow. The flower is from the Crazy About You set, and was stamped four time, twice in Hello Honey and then twice in the Cajun Craze. Three of the layers, were fussy cut before assembling it all back together.

Thanks for taking a look!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Whisper White, Irresistibly Yours DSP

Ink: Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Early Espresso

Stamp Sets: Crazy About You

Tools & Embellishments: Flower Medallion Punch, Candy Dot, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Merry & Bright

It’s the weekend and it’s turning out to be a gorgeous one, here in the Nation’s Capital!  Definitely feels more like a summer day and before I get outside to enjoy it, I wanted to share a fun little card I made, featuring the following challenges:

Merry Monday #127 – Christmas Bingo! (I used sparkle, pattern paper and emboss/pattern paper, ribbon, punch)

The Colour Throwdown #311

Freshly Made Sketches – Sketch #155

My card:


It’s been a while since I created a card just for fun.  I haven’t had time, nor the mojo to want to create much of anything lately, but afternoon a fun night of crafting with some awesome friends, that just might have change!

I finally opened some new products from the Holiday Catalogue – can you believe they had yet to be touched (awful, I know!!) and used them for my card. I love how well the Festival of Trees set goes with the All is Calm DSP – so many possibilities!

Thanks for taking a look!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate, All Is Calm DSP, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake

Stamp Sets: Festival of Trees, Good Greetings

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, On Point Textured Embossing Folder, Lost Lagoon Satin Stitched Ribbon, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals


Blooms Just For You

My second post of the day – it’s been awhile since I’ve done that, lol! It’s going to be a quick one, so I can share the card I made using this week’s colour challenge at Pals Paper Arts, combined with the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

The challenges:


My card:P1150915Isn’t that a pretty colour combo? I immediately thought of flowers when I saw it, so I pulled out the Bloom With Hope set to use as the focal point.  I actually embossed the blooms first, then coloured them with my Stampin’ Markers. Then I cut them out and mounted them to the tag, which I finished off with some ribbon.

I knew I wanted some sort of leaf to go with the flowers, so I used one of the stamps from the Bordering Blooms set, for the background strips and voila, I had my leaves.

Thanks for taking a look!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush, Versamark

Stamp Sets: Bloom With Hope, Work of Art, Bordering Blooms

Tools & Embellishments: Heat Tool, Black Emboss Powder, Gold Emboss Powder, Gold 1/8 Ribbon, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals