Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches: So Thankful

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Narelle and here’s what I did with it!
Thanksgiving Daisies

I'm still making cards with my right arm in a cast. I'm discovering I can do it with a lot of planning. I used to try something, not like the die, try something else, not like the color, try again, not like the stamp but every step is hard with the dominant arm in a cast and that includes the die cuts. So now I carefully plan and do it once! The old Big Shot that I have is really a two-handed affair so my poor husband wakes up each morning and wanders into the craft room and asks what he needs to cut! (I'm a very early bird, he is not, so I have my cards planned before he's up.)  The other thing that is impossible is fine detail in the die cuts - notice everything on this card is chunky.

This card started with the leaf by Simon Says. I though it had a nice solid look that would stand in well for the rectangle on the sketch. Then I went digging for a big round flower and found this older daisy from My Favorite Things. I did it in corals and golds so I could add it to my Thanksgiving stash.

Thanksgiving Daisies

So my typing is one-handed and there's already way too many words in this post!  I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!


Stamps: Penny Black Wagonful

Dies: My Favorite Things Gerbera Daisy, Simon Says Layered Rose Leaves, Pink and Main Stitched Rounded Rectangles (background), Altenew Featured Sentiments (sentiment)

Paper: Stampin' Up Calypso Coral and Grapefruit Grove, Taylored Expressions Peapod and Granny Apple Green, Concord & 9th Neutral Foils Paper Pack

Other: Studio Katio Gold Foil Pearls


  1. What a sweet card with gorgeous colors! I would never suspect you were doing all of this one-handed if I didn't know about your situation. I chuckled reading about your husband turning the Big Shot crank for you. What a great guy!

  2. I love this card Kim! That daisy is so perfect - especially with that foil centre! So pretty! I also love that your husband cuts your die cuts out for you! That's so sweet and what true love is!

  3. I just love this card! Every detail perfect and still perfectly clean.

  4. My father used to say "I am busier than a one armed paper hanger" which is what I thought of when I read your post! You are still making gorgeous cards!

  5. You are doing such a great job one-handed and you husband is a legend to help you out. Love how you used the sketch in this fabulous card!

  6. No doubt, this is definitely CAS perfection. How do you manage to create such an amazing card with one hand only!


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