Saturday, 24 August 2013

FMS hits 100!

Congrats to the team, past and present, at Freshly Made Sketches on hitting 100 challenges!  I have a soft spot for FMS as it was the first challenge I ever entered (my blog was only a month old!) and I was picked as a Perfect Princess for that very first challenge card!  The guest designer who chose my card, Kim Singdahlsen, left a particularly heartwarming comment on my post, which made it all the more special.

So I took special care with my card for the 100th challenge.  I also used a heap of NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) thanks to a pre-order of Holiday Catalog goodness arriving this week.

I love the large polka dot pattern in the Season of Style paper stack so my card was based around that paper.  The new chevron punch was put to good use on some Old Olive cardstock which was then run through the Big Shot with the new Pretty Print EF.  I colored the gifts using markers then cut them out.  It's hard to see in the photo but a tiny rhinestone in centred on the middle gift.  The sentiment is really the focal point of my card (lovin' that trend!) and is my favorite in the Christmas Messages set.

In honor of this special occasion, I even decorated the inside of my card :)

Here's the very first FMS sketch, which has been brought out of retirement for the 100th challenge:

Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Christmas Messages; Wishing You
Cardstock:  Old Olive; Crumb Cake; Basic Black; Whisper White; Season of Style DSP
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler; Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Pretty Print EF; Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine; Cherry Cobbler & Old Olive markers; Chevron Border Punch; Basic Rhinestones

Edited to Add:  This card was chosen for a Perfect Princess award at Freshly Made Sketches.



Amy O said...

Beautiful Christmas card! I love all of the fun goodies on here, especially the chevrons. Thanks for celebrating with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Lesley said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas card, Karren! I didn't know FMS was the first challenge you played! Very cool. Love the new goodies; so happy you could come and celebrate with us this week.

Christine Blain said...

Fabulous! Love all the new goodies, and the stack of presents looks so good stamped and cut out.

Linda Callahan said...

Wowza! Love this!

Jen Timko said...

Oh, you have outdone yourself Karren! Kim knew what she was talking are amazing! This card is particularly fabulous! So glad you joined in the fun this week!

Kelly S. said...

What a fun and trendy card, Karren! Love the way the green pops against the kraft and dots...and the little present stack is adorable for the "any shape" portion of the sketch :)!

Katie Melhus said...

This is beautiful! Love the kraft and white, they make the details really stand out ~ Congrats on your Honorable Mention at FMS!