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Freshly Made #46

Hi there

Wow, another month has come and gone.  It seems like yesterday we were at Convention and now we are on the cusp of the new 2012-13 Catalogue.  The card I have for you today has a few sneak peeks of some new goodies that will be coming soon.

I have used this week's Freshly Made #46 sketch for a birthday card for a special friend. Here is the sketch:  FMS_46For the main panel, I've used the 'Pleasant Poppies' stamp set that is new for the 2012-13 Catalogue.  This is a single large stamp, but I have chosen to stamp one section of the stamp twice, masking a flower and bud to give a more realistic grouping.   The Crumb Cake background has also been stamped with the image in Crumb Cake ink to mirror the main panel.  Other new items are the lovely 'Fancy Fan' embossing folder that produces a beautiful crisp result on card stock and the large scallop Edgelit.


'Poppy Parade' and black produces a really vibrant colour combo, so I have toned it down with the Crumb Cake background and some 'bling' finishes it off.

Project Details
Stamps Pleasant Poppies (New in 2012-13), Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess)
Card stock & Papers Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, X-Press IT Blending Card
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Accessories Basic Rhinestones
Tools     Framelit Labels, Large Scallop Edgelit (New in 2012-13), Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (New in 2012-13), Big Shot, Dimensionals, Black embossing powder, Heat gun, Sponge Dauber, Copics (R20, R21, R22, R24, G82, YG67)

Thanks for stopping by.

ETA:  Thank you Lesley, for choosing this card for the Queen of Clean award this week.

Queen of Clean Badge


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Beautiful work!I am really like the way of presenting these awesome hand made designs..Thumbs up!!

Mary Kelly

Wow this is absolutely stunning. I love everything about it. No wonder it was a winner. Congratulations.


That is a stunning card Judy - love that stamp set and can't wait to order it.

Dale Morin

What a beautiful card! I love this set and I love what you did with it.


Beautiful card Judy, can't wait to order these goodies on Sept 1st!!


OMG, this is stunning. I love this set and it is at the top of my I can't wait :):):)

Andrea - EnchantINK

As soon as I saw this card I knew it would be the winner! So much to love! Ican't wait to get my hands on some of these goodies! Hugs xxx

Jill Norwood

Congratulations on winning the challenge! Your card is sooo beautiful! I just love that poppy stamp and how you masked it to get the grouping you wanted! The embossed panel adds so much to your card! It truly is gorgeous! :)

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Absolutely beautiful card! I love the poppy parade, black and bling!

Nancy Leppek

This is gorgeous and congrats on your win!!!

Christine Blain

Be in awe everybody - this is mine!!! LOL. Judy, this card is even more beautiful in real life; the colours, and colouring, are AMAZING. Thank you - I love it, my friend!


Stunning! The colors you used and how you used them make this a WOW card.

Sarah Milbourn

This is gorgeous Judy! Beautiful colouring.

Linda Suarez

Wow! I love your card Judy! Beautiful coloring and a great choice of colors! Thanks for playing with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Cindy Hall

This is one of the most stunning cards I've seen. Perfect choice of colors, and a beautiful job of coloring the poppies. A real "WOW" card! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Laurie L

I came over to say GORGEOUS!
the word's been used in the comments above, but I can't change my expression just for originality, when it just is what it is!! Absolutely a stunner!


Gorgeous card, love the bling on your scallop. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Timko

Gorgeous!!! I love the poppies stamped in the background...the coloring is amazing. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!


Very Pretty!

Jen Brum

This is such a beautiful card Judy! Wow! The black and red is so striking and that added bling makes me smile! Fabulous colouring job Judy! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tui Nathan

Wow ... this is drop dead gorgeous .... those poppies are absolutely stunning, your sparkles and texture beautiful ... fabulous in every way!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

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