FMS145 – With You…

I’m back after a short “time-out”.  My husband had a week’s vacation for the first time since his new job (two years), and I ended up getting totally off schedule, so I ended up taking the week off with him, with the exception of a class that we had Saturday.  Ahhhhhh.  Much needed.

I love the sketch that our uber-talented Narelle created for us to play with at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week!  I’ve declared Narelle the Queen of Flowers, Colors, Patterns, Layering, Fussy-Cutting and Bow-Making, just to name a few of her titles.  I can’t wait to see what she’s done with this sketch, and I hope you’ll come check out the ‘Clean Team’s’ creations and play along with us!


I chose to use the circle element to highlight the adorable image from For the Birds.  I didn’t ink the sentiment for the main image, but then inked it in three parts for the banners.  This was my first chance to use the new Blendabilities, even though I wasn’t intent on a lot of blending or fussy-coloring, but I will say that I really love these already!  Can’t wait to get into some real coloring and blending with them!


This was a super-simple quick-n-easy card.  The Flowering Flourishes always make a quick tone-on-tone background, with the use of a little VersaMark, and I took it up a notch with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing.  You may have noticed that this card is void of many embellishments, and that’s because it’s for my best friend and husband.  I was really pushing my luck with the Flowering Flourishes and a single Pearl and Rhinestone.  🙂

FMS145 - Narelle


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  1. Amie Kiger

    I have just started learning to blend too and love it even though I don’t have the technique down. 😉 Great idea with the embossed background tone on tone. 🙂

  2. Cindy Lovell

    How pretty,Cindy!! I love the embossed panel,and the beautiful colored image!! You did a fabulous job on this card!!
    Have a great sunday! 🙂

  3. Narelle Farrugia

    You made me laugh Cindy! I’m gonna call you the Queen of gorgeous cards. I just love this card with all the little special touches like the versamark stamping and embossing – they add so much interest to your card. Your soft shading to the stamped image is the perfect finishing touch!

  4. Jen Brum

    Oh Cindy, this card is so lovely! I love that little wagon and it’s coloured so beautifully! Your husband must have loved it! So nice that you had a nice week off together!

  5. Jen Mitchell

    How sweet this is! I love the inked and embossed background not to mention the colorful cart full of flowers!

  6. linda callahan

    Such a sweet wagon of flowers! So cute!

  7. KarrenJ

    This is such a cute card, Cindy. I love the stamped and embossed layer – it really did step it up beautifully. I’m sure your husband will love this card!

  8. Bernice P

    I just love the whole card and the polka dots do bring It up a notch.. thanks for sharing.

  9. Katy McGloin

    I love that bird set, Cindy! It will be perfect for the Blendabilities! But my absolute favorite part of this card is your Flowering Flourishes layer! Well done!

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