Saturday, 13 October 2012

Freshly Made Ornaments

I've recently started following the Freshly Made Sketches blog.  This challenge blog is SO my style; clean lines, simple designs; I really like it.   Though I've been following it I have not had a chance to enter a challenge yet.   Last night, in another late night stamping session (and yes, "Jesus Freak" was playing in the background again) I created a card using this week's sketch.

Here's the inspiration:

Be sure to check out all of the samples this week!!

Here is my card:

For this card I turned to some new product again, mostly from Stampin' Up's Holiday Catalogue as well as some "old" favourites.  It's been a while since I've used Baja Breeze and it was nice to use it again on this card.  The colour combination in the Snow Festival DSP pack is so great!!!  I used Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Baja Breeze for this card.

I had fun with my Ornaments Keepsakes stamp set and Framelits die in combination with the Festive Paper Piercing pack.  Yet again, Stampin' Up has done a great job of creating coordinating products that are just so hard to resist!!  Contact me to learn how you can get the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack for FREE!!!!

Delicate Designs Textured Embossing folder and Festive Paper-Piercing close-ups
It's hard to see but for the white strip I used the Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Believe it or not, I've had this folder since June and this is the first time I've used it!  I love it for holiday cards.

I stamped the inside with a smaller ornament couldn't be just one colour though : )  I realised after I had finished the card that I had neglected to use a sentiment but in the end I really like how the front turned out and I didn't want to clutter it up with a sentiment. 

On another note, just before I started this blog entry my husband came in from outside saying "Quick!! 4 turkeys are walking in between the houses!"  He and my son followed them around the house into the backyard and here is one of the photos I snapped:

These four, a mother and 3 young ones, have been a fixture in our neighbourhood since the spring.  We have not seen them IN our yard until today (apparently they were around yesterday too).  I'm glad they didn't get eaten for Thanksgiving last week : )   For the past 3 hours or so they've just been hanging around in one of our neighbour's yards....even a rambunctious little dog didn't scare them away!
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Happy Stamping!


  1. Hi Laura! Love your card! The large ornament works beautifully with the DSP. Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. I love Jesus Freak. It's on my card-making playlist, too! Your card is gorgeous, and I love the colors and paper choices. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. I love this card Laura! It's so beautiful :D Great job!

  4. This is one gorgeous Christmas card Laura! I love your multi-coloured baubles - fabulous job of colouring them in! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  5. Love the coloring of your ornaments and the paper you chose. Great card. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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