Freshly Made Sketches #360

Hey Everyone

This is my second post tonight!  The card I’ve created this time is for the newest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our cool sketch has been designed by one of my favourite card makers Amy O’Neill.  Amy’s cards are wonderfully put together and she combines THE best colours.

Yep! It’s time for another Christmas card. Think I may just get there with a couple of these ones ready to stick together.  For this card, I cut a couple of isosceles (?) triangles to create some Christmas trees.  I cut these on my Stampin’ Trimmer.  They’re made from Mossy Meadow spotted DSP.  I layered them at different heights on my Stitched Oval that was cut on my Bigshot with my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

I cut two Whisper White Snowflakes with my Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and layered them on each side of my triangle trees.  I then cut some Whisper White Perfect Pines Thinlits Dies to layer under the right side of the oval to match the sketch.  There was a Pear Pizzazz sprig sitting on my desk, so I added this too just because I could.

The sentiment I’ve stamped on my Pretty Label Punch is one of my favourite Christmas sentiments.  It’s from a set called Peaceful Noel.   I added a touch of Soft Sea Foam watercolouring in the background under all the layers, but it hasn’t showed up really well.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards with Amy’s sketch.  Click here to take you to the challenge and take a look the cards they’ve created.

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Freshly Made Sketches #265

Hey Everyone

It’s Wednesday, so that means a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  I’m the sketch hostess this week and I designed a simple sketch for you – without my usual layers.


Can anyone else believe that Christmas is only around the corner?  As I don’t tend to make the same card twice, I’m struggling to have enough cards to send out.  For my card today, I created a wreath by cutting out a circle to use as a mask and then stamped the leaves from Jar of Love in Pool Party and Smoky Slate.  I then cut a sentiment from Christmas Greetings and some leaves and pine cones from Perfect Pines Thinlits Dies.  The berries were made from the tiny circles from the Cookie Cutter Punch – they are little buggers to stick down!

Here’s my card:


The Design Team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

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