Freshly Made #90

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Today I have a very CAS card for this week's great Freshly Made #90 sketch from Linda C. I have used some more of the new products from the forthcoming Annual Catalogue.  First of all, here is the sketch:

The image on my card is from one of the great new Hostess sets from the Annual Catalogue, called 'Simply Sketched'. It has 3 lovely line images that are perfect for colouring and 3 sentiments in a lovely classic font. 

The card base is one of the new In Colours - 'Baked Brown Sugar', which works well with the Soft Suede DSP that has been layered on top. The image is framed in 'Crisp Cantaloupe', another new In Colour and the sentiment is trimmed in 'Calypso Coral'. The image is coloured with Copics, colour matched.


Project Details
Stamps Simply Sketched (Hostess)
Card stock & Papers     Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Neutrals Pattern Stack, Subtles Pattern Stack.
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basic Pearls
Tools     Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Corner Rounder punch, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer, Copics

Thanks for looking!

Freshly Made #89 & Sneak Peaks

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Today I have a card for this week's Freshly Made #89 sketch by Rita. It is a great sketch and one I'm sure I will use again. Here it is:

I have taken the opportunity to do some colouring with this fabulous Noah's Ark stamp - 'Two by Two'.  I have used the MDS Stamp Brush to print it onto Blending Card and coloured it with Copics. This is such a great option for line images.

I also have a couple of sneak peaks of items from the new Annual Catalogue that is launched in Australia on 2 July.  Before we get to that, here is the card:

The first sneak peak is the gingham flag, which is a fabulous new Gingham wheel stamp, which I have stamped  in Strawberry Slush, one of the new In Colours.    The second sneak peak is the matching paler Strawberry Slush button.  This is made with the new 'Simply Pressed Clay', which you can colour and then press into a mold and pop out the button. There are 3 sizes and this is the middle size. It is a firm rubber texture when dry, but you can still put a needle through the holes to thread the twine through, as I have done.  Now you can create matching buttons for every project!   This is the inside of card, where I have used the Gingham wheel again.


Project Details
Stamps Two by Two (MDS Stamp Brush), Itty Bitty Banners, Gingham Wheel, Easy Events
Card stock & Papers     Pink Pirouette (textured, retired), Pool Party, Strawberry Slush, Subtles Patterns Stack, Whisper White, Blending Card
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Strawberry Slush
Accessories White Bakers Twine
Tools     Fancy Fan & Needlepoint Border Embossing folders, Bitty Banner Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Mold, Copics

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Freshly Made #88

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Today, I have a CAS card using this week's Freshly Made #88 sketch.  I have made this for a kind friend who went out of her way to help me recently.  This is the sketch, which has lots of possibilities.

I have coloured one of my favourite stamps with shades of Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi and set it in lots of white space.



Project Details
Stamps Happiness Shared (Retired), Million-Dollar Moments (Hostess)
Card stock & Papers     Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Subtles Pattern Stack, Blending card
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Wild Wasabi
Accessories Basic Pearls, Calypso Coral Bakers Twine
Tools     Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Scallop Border punch, 1" Circle punch, 1 1/8" Circle punch (not SU), Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting!

ETA:  Thanks to the DT for choosing this card as a "Perfect Princess'' this week.


Freshly Made #78

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Today I have another Easter card for you, featuring the very cute 'Everybunny' stamp set.  This one is based on  Freshly Made Sketches #78 from Jen M. 

FMS_78I thought this pretty  'egg' paper from the 'Birds of a Feather' DSP was very appropriate for Easter.  The bunny's dress was paper pieced with another of the prints from the DSP. 


For the inside, I have used the coordinating colours and another of the cute images from the 'Everybunny' set.


Project Details
Stamps Everybunny
Card stock & Papers Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit,  Whisper White, Birds of a Feather DSP, In Colour Pattern Stack
 Ink Raspberry Ripple, Memento Gray Flannel
Accessories Seam binding ribbon (not SU), White Bakers Twine, Basic Rhinestones
Tools     Needlepoint Border embossing folder, Big Shot, Doily Lace punch (not SU), 1/8" Circle handheld punch (not SU), Dimensionals, Copics

Thanks for stopping by.

ETA: Thank you to Linda C. for choosing this card as a 'Perfect Princess' this week.


Freshly Made #73

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I hope you had an enjoyable weekend.  Today I have a card for this week's Freshly Made #73 sketch by Jen  B. using a few more of the new toys that I have acquired recently.  I have a number of friends and family having birthdays in the next 6 weeks, so I'm taking the opportunity to get organised. Here is the sketch:FMS_73
I have inked up the 'Stippled Blossoms' stamp set for the first time (how could I have waited this long??) using the small flower and leaves to frame the top of the panel. My half circle is actually a Labels framelit die cut as the sentiment didn't fit well into a circle.  The flowers are stamped in Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit which were stamped off for the lighter colour and then normal strength for the highlight. These colours were taken from the striped designer paper from the Print Poetry Paper stack, one of my favourite items from the Occasions Mini Catalogue.To finish off, I used the new Needlepoint Border Embossing folder.



For the inside, I've used the same designer paper and added the scallop needlepoint embossed border at the top. I love the elegant finish it provides.


There are a lot of inspiring creations waiting to be seen, so check out the entries this week.

Project Details
Stamps Stippled Blossoms, Perfectly Penned
Card stock & Papers Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla, Print Poetry Paper Stack
 Ink Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake
Accessories Basic Pearls, Resin flower (Artisan Embellishment Kit)
Tools     Lacy Brocade Embossing folder, Needlepoint Border Embossing folders, Lables Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue dots

 Have a great week.


Many thanks to Jen B. for selecting this card for the 'Queen of Clean' this week. Woo hoo!

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