November 16, 2011

Freshly Makes Sketches #11

It is a blustery wet evening out my window, it makes me happy that I am snuggled in my craft space with a tea contently making a mess as I card.

I managed two separate cards this evening, the first is for the new Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I think this stamp is so cute, I cut the birdie out a second time and popped it up with foam tape and added the smallest of color to the branch. I used this wonderful twine that has sparkle to add a little something extra.

I tried to make my little flower punch look like a pointsettia but I am not sure I managed it. I finished with a crystal. Those little white flowers I added here and there are for nails, they are so delicate I thought they would work great on cards.

Supplies: Cream and red cardstock, Designer Paper-Recollections, Stampendous-Peace Birdie, misc punch and twine, crystal.

The next challenge is for Card Patterns.

This card was three days in the making, I had a it all lined up in my mind but it just did not translate to card form. I am still not loving it. I used my Cricut to make cut most of the elements, I added crystals to the snowflakes to give them added sparkle.

Supplies: Cream and blue cardstock, Designer Paper-My Minds Eye, Close to my Heart-Christmas scripts. gems, misc twine.



  1. Great cards Nina! I think they bothed turned out wonderful!

    I forgot today was freshly made...opps.

  2. Such a cute little birdie card! I love the dimension to added to him! I like your other card too! Thanks for joining Freshly made sketches this week!

  3. Pretty cards! That little birdie is the sweetest image! The background behind him is lovely!

  4. love the 2 cards Nina ...way to go. Neat idea with the little bird. Have a great day.


  5. What a sweet and adorable card Nina ... I love that little peace dove, so cute! Fabulous use of your patterned papers too - I love how the two different designs work perfectly together!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  6. Cute cards Nina! That little birdie is so sweet! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. Oh my goodness! That little birdie is too adorable! I always love seeing what you're going to do with your designer papers. I wish I could use them like you do! Thanks for joining us again this week; always look forward to seeing your entry. :)

  8. Good afternoon Nina :)

    I LOVE your cards!!!! Your birdie is sooo CUTE too!

    Thank you Soo much for inspiring me to try hard!er!!! :)

    Have a FANTASTIC weekend!:)


  9. Nina - what a delightful dove! I love the 3-D effect you gave him by popping him up. And I love the sentiment too - such a perfect one. Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  10. These are great Nina - I especially like your fabulous dove card! The white panel really stands out against the layers of those papers.

  11. Both cards are beautiful! Love the white and blue colors on the second one! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns this week!

  12. That little bird is so cute. I love the patterns and colors in the DSPs. Great job! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  13. Your little dove is fantastic. Love the papers you used! So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  14. Adorable, sweet birdie Nina! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!