Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Winners for Freshly Made Sketches #1

What a terrific first week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Thank you to everyone who joined in our first challenge and thank you to Jaydee for being our Featured Designer!  We loved visiting your blogs this week!!!

Without further ado, let's see who the "Clean Team" has chosen as their "Perfect Princess"!

Jen's card stood out to me right away. Her elegant thoughtful design is beautiful in its simplicity and color! A few pearls add to the charm of the ribbon flower and the overall look. The soft blue with the neutral tones give it a fresh clean look.  Congratulations Jen on being named a "Perfect Princess" !

Rita's Choice
Carrie Gaskin of Artisic Avenger

Carrie really touched me with this beautiful card and her inspiration for each and every detail.    I found myself sitting with tears in my eyes as I was reading her post on 9/11.   That day will forever live in our memories and continue to stir up so many emotions.   Even looking at the solo chair as I'm typing this is making me a bit misty-eyed.   Black and white, clean, and oh so meaningful.   Thank you, Carrie, for this beautiful piece of art and congratulations on being my choice for "Perfect Princess" this week.

Tui's Choice
Susan Joyce of Cat's Ink.Corporated

Wow ... what a tough job it was this week to make a selection ... each and every entry was fabulous and you all certainly rose to the challenge .... but after much deliberation I finally settled on this really lovely Anniversary card by Susan.  Firstly, the colour combination - elegant, classic and chic, and then the fabulous texture from the embossed backgrounds to the gorgeous punched lace and finally, nothing says "love" like the beauty of a red heart - strategically placed top, centre and bottom!  Congratulations Susan on being my choice for the "Perfect Princess" in our debut challenge!!! 

Jaydee's Choice
Tracey of My Creative Side

So many amazing choices this week that it was really hard to choose a winner, but I settled on Tracey's fabulous Halloween card.  I loved the repeating circular elements, the highlighted 31, the highlighting on the punched out bat, and the way the bat appeared to be flying over a full moon.  The scalloped textured layer beneath the dotted DSP was fabulous.  I also loved the broke up sentiment.  Congratulations, Tracey, on being my "Perfect Princess" for the week. 

Jen's Choice
Kim S of Joyful Creations With Kim

All that white space caught my eye right away and the dry embossing really makes it stand out.  The colors are fantastic and are a perfect complement to the flowers.  I really liked the pleated flower detail with the ribbon peeking out behind it and that sweet butterfly finishes sit off beautifully!  Congratulations, Kim on being my "Perfect Princess" this week!

I had a challenging time choosing the "Queen of Clean" this week! 

 Wow! SO may terrific submissions, I honestly had to keep going back to look them all over again!!!  However, one card in particular kept jumping out at me and my choice for the "QUEEN OF CLEAN" this week is.....
Lesley's Choice

I chose Cindy's pretty card because I loved the clean lines and the awesome embellishements! The pearls in that flower really pop and the Vintage Lace border punch is dressed up with Ribbon. Love how she inked the birthday sentiment with her markers, to make it two-toned as well.  All around a perfect "freshly made" design!  Congratulations Cindy for being our first "Queen of Clean"!

Thank you for joining us! Tomorrow we will be back with Sketch #2 and another Featured Designer.


  1. Thank you so much!!! This is the first time I have received such a great honor!!!!! I am blushing and so excited!!! Loved this sketch so much. Thank you Jaydee and everyone at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  2. Oh my gosh. I got goosebumps when I read the email letting me know I was awarded the "Queen of Clean" on Freshly Made Sketches! I'm not kidding, I really did! WooHoo! The very first Queen. I am so honored. The competition is always going to be tough on this blog. You really drew some awesome entries. Thanks so much Lesley!

  3. Gorgeous cards everyone!!! And Cindy YOU GO GIRL!! Or shall i say Queen!!

  4. Thanks so much Ladies! this was a great sketch and I look forward to the next one!

  5. Thanks Tui for your lovely comments, very much appreciated. Congrat's to the Queen of Clean and the other Perfect Princesses.

  6. And all lovely creations they are!

  7. wow gorgeous cards. Congratulations to ALL the winners!

  8. Congratulations everyone, such beautiful cards!!! I got inspired looking at all of the winners. Kudos, ladies!!!