December 1, 2011

Freshly Made Sketches

Wowzers this week has zoomed on by, I don't even have any wild tales to say I enjoyed the speedy passage of time.

I am pretty excited though that my card from last weeks Freshly Made Sketches earned me a title of Perfect Princess, how fantastic is that :) big smiles... thank you so much ladies. I will post my little badge with honour. If you have not seen the amazing cards created by some very talented card makers so hop on over to the blog to take a peek.

With that all said it is time for the new challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches. Lesley has created a wonderful sketch for us to try.

This card should have been relatively easy to make happen, no way no how, this endeavor spanned two days. I think the ol' creativity flew the coop for awhile. Alas it sorta came together today enough for me to get it off the craft mat.

As I was out shopping for a dress shirt with my son yesterday at Winners, I thought I would take a look in the kitchen section (my husband started my oven mitts on fire the other day) needing some replacement mitts. We have to go through the stationary isle to get there, and there was an amazing section of designer paper stacks who would have thunk it... Winners of all places. Anyhoo, found this wonderful My Mind's Eye - O Christmas Tree Glitter cardstock stack, not that I need any more but it is so pretty and sparkly.

Sheesh boring you now, so pretty little faux poinsettia's are created from misc flower punches then heat embossed with the Antiquities embosssing powder, layered with foam tape and topped with a gem.

Supplies: Cream and burgundy cardstock, Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye, Verve-Glad Tidings, misc punches and embossing folders, Recollections rhinestones.



  1. Hay, who took my sister away and replaced her with someone who writes a good, meaty and long post hehe! I'm liking it!

    Congrats on your achievements - they give me more sisterly bragging rights *puffing up*

    Beautiful card - I think the sketch is terrific and there you transform it into something even more. The poinsettias are beautiful - You always layer to perfection. Gorgeous DP.

    Thanks for showing, sharing and the NICE long post. I'll be looking for another lengthily one soon?

    Much love,

  2. Hello Princess Nina! This is a very pretty card! Beautiful paper and I really like how you used the punches! Thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches again this week!

  3. Well you found some beautiful paper on your shopping trip! This is just lovely!

  4. I love finding those great deals on DSP at Winners! Way to go Nina! This is a lovely card, the embossed, flower punched poinsettias are so pretty! Thanks for joining us at FMS.

  5. Well, I have no idea what Winners is, but it looks like you scored a winner with this paper!!! Your poinsettias are so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Oh my, what a great card Nina ... your super cute poinsettias are lovely ... and your background embossing is a fabulous feature!
    Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  7. Nina - this is lovely! Sounds like that excursion to Winners was just what you needed to jumpstart your creativity as your card is beautiful. I love the paper you used and the flowers you created. Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches this week!