Skis for Christmas — FMS363

It’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our crafty pilot friend, Jennifer Timko, is our hostess.  Take a look at this fun sketch:

While looking for a long image, vertical image to work with this sketch, I grabbed my Alpine Adventures set.  Since I live in Texas, snow skis are not exactly what comes to mind when I think of Christmas, but I do think they would make great Christmas decorations.

I started with a piece of Festive Farmhouse dsp and mounted it on a Cherry Cobbler card base.  The skis were stamped with Soft Suede ink and die cut with the coordinating Alpine Sports thinlits.

I inked one of the Festive Farmhouse Elements with Cherry Cobbler ink and a sponge dauber and placed it on the card for the sentiment.  The “Christmas” comes from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Holidays Sledding — FMS361

We have a new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches this week, and our hostess is our favorite New England Patriots fan, Jen Mitchell.  Take a look at what she has for us:

I decided to make another card for the Christmas stash.  Since I have the Alpine Adventure bundle and hadn’t used it yet, I decided that should be my set for the day.  I bought this set primarily for the sled die, so I knew that was going on this card.

 

The sled was die-cut from a piece of Wood Textures dsp, while a strip of Festive Farmhouse dsp was used on the card base.

I pulled out my Merry Christmas to All bundle for the sentiment.  I just love this set!  The word dies are gorgeous.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what you make.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

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Noel Pines — FMS360

It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and it’s my turn to be the hostess.  That means I get to make the sketch for the week, which is always a little intimidating.  Here is what I came up with for this one:

When I drew this up weeks ago, I had intended to have Fall leaves peeking out underneath the oval.  However, when I sat down to make the card last week, I was drawn to a Christmas theme.

The large Noel sentiment is one of my favorites.  I love the font and the bold look.  And I love the coordinating greenery that goes with this stamp set.

The greenery was die-cut using the Pretty Pines Thinlits dies, from Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler card stock.  A piece of Festive Farmhouse dsp was attached to the card base.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  I am looking forward to browsing the gallery this week and seeing what y’all make with it.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

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Merry and Bright — FMS358

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our favorite paper crafter extraordinaire from New Zealand, Karren Johnson, has a fun sketch for us.  Take a look:

I thought I would add another Christmas card to the stack as the large circle image made me think of a wreath.  When I was looking at the stamp sets on my shelf, I was drawn to the Making Christmas Bright bundle.  There is a circular image in the set that is adorned with tiny stars, and while I’m not sure if it’s really a wreath, I thought it would work well with the sketch.

The card base is a 3-1/2″ x 5″ Crumb Cake note card.  I stamped the string of light on it randomly with Versamark ink.

I embossed the star wreath with gold embossing powder and stamped the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce ink.  The bulbs were stamped with Shaded Spruce, Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler inks.

This was a quick and easy one to pull together.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you make.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

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A String of Lights — FMS355

It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is our favorite Coloradan card maker, Kim Singdahlsen.  Take a look at the sketch she has created for us:

When I first saw this sketch, I focused on the vertical strip.  I recently acquired the Making Christmas Bright bundle and was itching to ink it up.  I thought I could run a string of lights down the card in place of the vertical strip.

This bundle includes a punch which punches out the two parts of the light bulbs.  I love dies, but punches are my favorite.  They are quicker and easier.  I stamped the lights and punched them out.  The metal part of the bulbs were punched from silver foil card stock.

The stamp set also includes a little star stamp, which I used with Gray Granite Ink.  The dsp is from the Twinkle, Twinkle dsp collection.  A string of Silver & White Baker’s Twine was used as the cord.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

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Another Lantern for Christmas — FMS318

We have one last sketch for you in 2017 at Freshly Made Sketches.  And this week, our favorite upstate New Yorker, Linda Callahan, is our hostess.  She has a great sketch for us that is full of Christmas cheer.

When I saw this rectangular focal panel, I immediately thought of the Seasonal Lantern stamp set.  I think this set has been my favorite this year, and I wanted to use it again one more time.

After coloring the image with Stampin’ Blends markers, I applied some Wink of Stella glitter over the lantern to add some shimmer.

The white background was repeatedly stamped with an old Paper Pumpkin stamp using Smoky Slate ink that was stamped off once.

We are leaving this challenge open for longer than usual — January 8 to be exact, so you’ll have lots of time to create a card (or two) using this great sketch.  We love to see what you create!  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  And have a wonderful Christmas!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Elf Holiday — Monday Montage #106

 

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of nine stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

As I scramble to finish Christmas preparations, I have another Christmas card to share with you.  I love this cute image of this shy elf, and he’s so easy and quick to color, so he’s perfect for last minute Christmas cards.

I added a couple of pieces of dsp from the Quilted Christmas dsp pack and the Merry Little Christmas dsp collection to add some festive color to the card.  A little Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper snowflake  was cut using one of the Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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