I hope you are having a good week. One of my favorite days is Wednesday and Freshly Made Sketches is the reason! The fabulous Tui Nathan has created this week’s sketch and it is another fun one to use!
I went around for a bit on this one…mostly deciding what to use for the circle element. Finally I started just putting it together and the circle came on its own. I used the retired Deck the Halls DSP (one of the best papers EVER). Other than the sentiment, all the work is done by the paper. I used my 2-1/2″ Circle Punch for the circle and then fussy cut that beautiful flower out of the same design piece. Once I had the flower on the card, I thought it was missing something so I added a few colored Basic Pearls to the center. It really make the flower coordinate with the berry paper, don’t you think?
I believe that this might be the last Christmas card of the year for me. I am done (I hope)…finally. I must admit that I have struggled to create anything over the last few days. With the tragedy of the school shooting in CT, my heart hasn’t been in crafting. I am the mother of a 1st grader and a 4th grader and this simply hit too close to home. When I look at their sweet faces, I am overwhelmed with love, pride and the feeling of being amazingly blessed. I generally do this anyway but you can expect minimum postings over the next couple of weeks. I plan to spend as much time as possible with my family enjoying the laughs and smiles of Christmas (and maybe flying some of you to do the same).
The design team has some fabulous examples for this sketch and you are sure to be inspired. The team is taking some down time, too, and this sketch will be open for two weeks, instead of one. If you have some extra time to craft, we will enjoy seeing what you create!
Thanks so much for stopping in today. I wish you a safe and happy week!
Stamp: Bright Hopes (ret); Paper: Deck the Halls DSP (ret), Crumb Cake; Ink: Early Espresso; Accessories: 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Big Shot, Perfect Pennants Die, Basic Pearls