Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches 200th Celebration!

Hello stamping friends! Today marks an amazing milestone! Way back (Sept. 7, 2011) I decided to start my 2nd challenge blog and I called it "Freshly Made Sketches". 


Never did I imagine that it would last for as long as it has and I never thought it would become so popular. The design team then, now and in between have been all so talented and wonderful! A couple of years ago I stepped down from "running" the challenge and the multi-talented Jennifer Mitchell and Jennifer Timko took over! They have done a fabulous job of building the challenge and making it into one of my favourite challenge blogs out there! Thank you ladies!!


Jennifer Timko managed to organize all these sponsors! Even Stampin' Up has jumped in!! Thank you so much, Jennifer for all of your hard work with organizing this amazing day!!!


The 200th Sketch is a cool one! SO many possibilities and so much potential! I decided to ink up an Altenew Stamp set that I love called Vintage Roses. My flowers are stamped in Stampin' Up ink using Crisp Cantaloupe, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango and Peach Parfait! The leaves are Pear Pizzazz and Gumball Green. I stamped the flower images first and then using the sentiment that came with the set, stamped the bottom half of my card. Then I used some gold dot washi and twine to accent the divide. The butterfly was punched out of vellum and I added some pearls.


I hope you will join in at Freshly Made Sketches and support the team with their wonderful work! There are so many prizes to be won!

31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! No surprise that this is extraordinary. So fun celebration the fruits of your vision! Thanks for everything!

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  2. And here we are 200 sketches later.....all because of you! I will be forever grateful to you for setting me on this path with such a fabulous team! I have learned so much and enjoyed every minute! You are one talented gal Lesley Croghan! Your card is gorgeous.....oh those flowers.....beautiful! And I love the dots stamped over the script! Here's to the next 100!

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  3. How lovely!! I love the flowers at the top and the fun mix of patterns you used at the bottom. Stunning card!!

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  4. Oh wow, your flowers are so pretty!
    I love to play along with the Freshly Made Sketches ... so thank You!

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  5. Oh such a stunning card, Lesley! Thank you for starting this challenge and what a testament to you for selecting the design team to keep it going!!

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  6. This is GORGEOUS, my friend! What a milestone!

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  7. These flowers are beautiful, Lesley! And I love how you've combined all of these pretty elements. I am so grateful to be a part of your FMS team, and it is fun to celebrate this milestone with you.

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  8. None of us would be here without your wonderful vision Lesley. Thanks for starting this challenge, for inviting me to be a part of of it and for joining us today as we celebrate this milestone!

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  9. Congratulations, Lesley! FMS is such a fabulous challenge! 200 and going strong. The inspiration and creativity shared each week is phenomenal!
    Your card is stunning! Those gorgeous flowers are life like and I love that you used the washi tape!
    THANK YOU for all everything you do!!!! XXXXX

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  10. So pretty. Love the papers and the vellum butterfly. Congraulations on FMS 200th challenge.

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  11. This is such a beautiful card, Lesley and so in your style of clean elegance. The flowers are stunning and I really love the dots. Thanks so much for starting this challenge - it's always been my favourite challenge and now I'm a part of it - dream come true!

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  12. Hey Lesley - truly stunning! The flowers are gorgeous - and all the details with the sentiment, the gold dots and the subtle butterfly make it just perfect!! The 200th is a tribute to you - thank you!

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  13. Gorgeous Lesley....love those blooms!

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  14. This card is amazing,Lesley!! Beautiful colors and i love the vellum!!!
    Thank you so very much,Lesley for starting FMS!! I am so thankful and proud being part of this Team!!

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  15. Such a wonderful challenge, Lesley .. I've played along for [I think] the very first time today... your card is fabulous - love the repeat sentiment stamping...
    =]

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  16. Thanks for all that you do !!! You are amazing and I love your card and I love FMS!!!!

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  17. Reminds me of your lovely Blog watermark!

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  18. Congratulations of the 200th sketch Lesley AND the success of the challenge!! Your card is lovely and the gold dot wash brings a festiveness to it!!

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  19. Stunning card Lesley...love your beautiful orange roses, they are so amazing.

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  20. You work wonders with these flowers, such pretty colours. Congrats on such a popular challenge. I actually could manage this sketch x

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  21. Fabulous. Love the rose that are beautifully colored and the vellum butterfly you added.

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  22. I love black and white and a splash of color - a beautiful card.

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  23. I joined in - Thank you so much and Congrats on 200!! That is so awesome and your card is BEAUTIFUL!!

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  24. Lesley, I saw this gorgeous card over at Freshly Made Sketches, and of course, it was yours! I love these bright, fresh colors! Beautiful!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  25. Gorgeous card Lesley, love you roses

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  26. Absolutely stunning Lesley! Those flowers are so vibrant and so beautiful and I love your layered stamping. You are so talented and are the Queen of Challenges - thanks for creating my favourite challenge! x

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  27. This is so beautiful Lesley. I have yet to try any layered stamping. I'm kind of chicken. LOL The bit of gold washi tape is a lovely little extra. Hugs!

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  28. I think it was last year I discovered FMS & was so happy when I read the definition of the style. It fits what I'm always drawn to, so thank you! Your stamping is gorgeous--love this card, Lesley!

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Lesley :)