Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches: Holiday Centerpiece

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

Holiday Centerpiece

I ventured a little further from the sketch that I normally do. I almost didn't play along this week.  I spent a week with the flu and still feel totally run down - so not a lot of mojo.  I played around with the sketch exactly as is and instead of enjoying it, I got frustrated. So I decided to go with dies that I really wanted to use - and hope you can see still see the sketch in it!

The dies, except for the sentiment, come from Photoplay's Holiday Centerpiece.  It's a gorgeous set! The picture does not do this card justice. (To top off the lack of mojo, it was a gloomy, snowy day for pictures so it looks rather dull and flat.  Wow - could I whine any more??!)  Not only did I use gold foil for various elements, the paper has gold speckles in it.  So here's a quick snap just to show a little bit of the shine. 

Holiday Centerpiece

I ended up having fun with this card and I have the perfect receipient in mind.  So I may be whiny - but my craft room brought me out of my post-flu slump - so I promise to stop complaining.

I hope to see you playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches. 


Dies: Photoplay Holiday Centerpiece, Spellbinders Make It Merry Sentiments 

Paper: Lawn Fawn Spiffier Speckles, Stampin' Up Real Red, Garden Green and Pecan Pie, Taylored Expressions Shimmer White and Buttercream Frosting, Papertrey Ink Cocoa Bean, Concord & 9th Gold Foil

Other: Pinkfresh Gold Glitter Drops


  1. This is lovely and elegant, Kim. Whine away, the flu is no fun! Hope you're back to 100% soon!

  2. Such a wonderful Christmas card, Kim. Love the splatters of gold and the sentiment too! Thanks for having me at FMS this week and I hope you have a great December and Holiday Season.

  3. This card is gorgeous Kim! I love the Christmas candle! It's so pretty! I'm trying to tell myself I don't need to add those dies to my wish list! I'm so sorry you're not feeling well and hope you feel better soon!

  4. Not play along? I think this is absolutely lovely, and perfect for the sketch! I hope you are feeling better. The flu is no fun. :(

  5. Very elegant holiday card! Glad you are feeling better!

  6. I hope you're feeling better now, Kim. Despite being ill, you still made an absolutely fabulous card! Those dies are wonderful.


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