Freshly Made Sketches #83

Hey Everyone

This week our Freshly Made Sketches hostess is Allisa and she has created this fabulous sketch (this one’s a keeper for sure Allisa!) :


 At Freshly Made Sketches this week we are giving a birthday shout out to one of my fellow Merry Monday Design Team members Vicki Burdick! It’s her birthday today so we’ve created birthday cards for Vicki for her special day.  Lesley has organised a linky party on her blog so you can add your birthday wishes to her blog as a surprise for Vicki.  If you haven’t been over to Vicki’s blog, head over and check out her gorgeously layered beauties! She creates such amazing cards – I’m a huge fan and have stalked her blog for over a year now.

Happy Birthday Vicki!

I designed my card around the designer series paper in the background which is from a retired Stampin’ Up! pack called Pocketful of Posies.  I have to admit that even though I’ve had this pack for ages, I’d never noticed this pretty striped paper before.  I think the main colour is Pale Plum, a retired Stampin’ Up! colour, that I’ve teamed with Perfect Plum. When it was time to choose a stamp set, I channeled Vicki and used Stippled Blossoms, a stamp set I know she uses and one of my favourite flower stamp sets. I got my fingers inky and dyed some Very Vanilla Seam Binding with Perfect Plum ink – it was only after I finished did I accidentally come across some Perfect Plum taffeta ribbon that I didn’t even know I had!


We’d love for you to join us this week so head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card for our challenge. While you’re there check out the gorgeous inspiration the Clean Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.



13 thoughts on “Freshly Made Sketches #83

  1. OH MY, this is gorgeous, Narella!! I am such a fan of yours and your style, you cards always blow me away!!! Thanks so much for making my birthday so sweet and for reminding me of all my blessings!!

  2. Narella, this is absolutely beautiful. I love the colors and everything about it. And thanks for all of your lovely comments on my blog. I really appreciate it.

  3. Gorgeous! I love how did the card in shades of purple! And the dyed ribbon looks fabulous. Every time I try and do that the color looks washed out. What’s the secret?

  4. Just beautiful Narelle! Those colours are such a stunning combination and your seam binding is perfection. xxx

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