Saturday 12 August 2017

Freshly Made Sketches 300

I'm so happy to finally get a quiet day in the craft room, especially since my box of wonderful goodies from the Holiday Catalogue preorder arrived during the week. That's one of the benefits of joining as a Demonstrator - early access to new catalogue items.

I was drawn to the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. It's not only a great sketch but a pretty big milestone for the team there - 300 sketch challenges under their collective belts! Congratulations and a big thanks to them for constantly coming up with interesting and diverse challenges for the rest of us to enjoy.

So, pretty much everything in this card is from the forthcoming Holiday Catalogue, except the Whisper White card, the metallic gold thread, the gold embossing powder and the metallic enamel shapes. The rest is from a super suite called Year of Cheer, which includes stunning white and metallic papers, a versatile stamp set and lots of interesting embellishments. 

There's even a new colour foil card, Champagne, that will be available after 1 September. I've used it in this card. At first glance, in this photo, it might look silver but it's actually a warm, soft colour somewhere between gold and silver. 

I couldn't resist tucking in some gold thread around the sentiment to echo the lovely scribbly circle stamp, even though I know less is more.

This card is really the result of my first play with some of the delicious products in the Holiday Catalogue. Make sure you contact your demonstrator so you don't miss out on one - ordering begins on 1 September. 

If you live in New Zealand and you don't have a demonstrator, please contact me by clicking on the link to my Facebook page on the sidebar and messaging me, or you can leave a comment. I'd love to be your demonstrator.

Card: Whisper White, Champagne foil card, Year of Cheer Specialty DSP
Stamps: Cheers to the Year
Ink: versamark
Other: Year of Cheer embellishments, foil snowflake, metallic gold thread, gold embossing powder, metallic shapes


  1. Gorgeous! Darn it, I hate it when I have made up my mind NOT to purchase something and then I see it used and I feel my resolve crumbling! I may have to get this champagne paper after all!

  2. What a beautiful showcase of the new products! Lovely card. So glad you joined us for our celebration this week at FMS!

  3. LOVE your beautiful paper and foil! The embellishments and snowflake behind the "joy" are gorgeous. Thank you for playing along with us on our 300th sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

  4. beautiful card... love all the little details you added!!

  5. Cute card, I find that I have become addicted to the metallics this year.