Freshly Made Holiday Home

Thank you, Cindy Lovell, for your very inspiring sketch this week for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I would have never combined a big heart shape with a holiday card without the spark from your sketch!   Cindy is a brilliant designer and sketch artist, and if you haven’t already been to her blog or checked out this week’s creations by the ‘Clean Team’ at FMS, I hope you will. FMS165-Holiday-HomeI really wanted to make a Christmas card because I still need a few more, so I wanted to make Cindy’s sketch work for this project.  Normally, I would change the heart shape to a different shape that suits my needs, but I thought “why not?”!  I built my little scene inside a heart and I love how it turned out.  I also love all the possibilities with the Holiday Home stamp set! FMS165-Holiday-Home-Stamp-SI had a lot of fun with some of the little details on this card, like the string of Christmas lights brought to life with a little Crystal Effects.  For the “splatter” background, Gorgeous Grunge always makes it easy and looks great, too.  I enhanced it with a few stamped snowflakes from the Endless Wishes stamp set. FMS165 Cindy LI’d love to see what you create with this sketch; I hope you’ll play along with us!  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches for more inspiration and a chance to be Cindy’s pick for The Queen of Clean!

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SUPPLIES:  Stamps: Holiday Home, Endless Wishes and Gorgeous Grunge;  Paper:  Soft Sky, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White;  Ink:  White Craft Ink, Basic Gray, Mossy Meadow, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Soft Sky and VersaMark;  Stampin’ Write Markers:  Real Red, Garden Green, Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate and Cajun Craze;  Tools and Accessories: White Gel Pen, Hearts Framelits, Crystal Effects, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Frosted Sequins, Dazzling Diamonds, Silver Ribbon, Multi-Purpose Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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  1. Terri

    So original, I love it!

    Ter 😉

  2. Robin Feicht

    Cindy, your card is adorable! You have me singing “I’ll be home for Christmas”.

  3. Narelle Farrugia

    Totally amazing Cindy! I have been seeing this card pinned and pinned everywhere – everyone loves it as much as me!!!

  4. Jen Brum

    Oh my goodness Cindy, this is so sweet! I love it! I especially love that red door! The house looks perfect in that heart! Snowflakes and sparkle too! Just beautiful!

  5. Hazel

    I have just ordered the bundle! As soon as I saw the stamps, it was another set I knew I NEEDED 😉 A great take on the sketch Cindy, the heart with the sentiment works brilliantly, so clever! Thanks for the inspiration! Hazel x

  6. Marsha Reed

    Love your card, Cindy! Beautiful!

  7. Cindy Lovell

    No,THANK YOU,Cindy for bringing out the best of this Sketch!!! I ADORE this card,had to pin it!! I just love how you created your scene inside of the heart,and the snowflakes with the sequins around it!! You did ONE amazing job on this card!!!

  8. Anonymous

    This card is ADORABLE for this sketch, love it…I mean, I (heart) it ;)!!

    1. Kelly Schirmer

      That previous comment was from me! 🙂

  9. Jen Timko

    Cindy, you have done it again. This scene is so amazing. I love every little detail you have included.

  10. Cindie McDuffee

    Another spectacular card, Cindy! You really outdid yourself….again! And all those little things just make this simply amazing. The tiny bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper, the gel pen on the trees and roof……simply spectacular. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us!

  11. Rita

    I am just blown away by this card, Cindy. It’s so pretty and so wonderfully done. I love all the little details. One of my favorites ever!

  12. Monika Reeck

    Dear Cindy H
    this is amazing
    I adore the scene you made in the middle of that big heart
    sooo adorable and love the soft color on your card
    love love love this Cindy..

    I am lucky being the first participant on the challenge this time..would you mind to visiting me back and I would be soo happy if you could leave me some love too..hugs,Monika

  13. Patti

    Your card is just delightful!! I especially love the coloring you did and each perfect little detail : )


  14. Jen Mitchell

    I couldn’t agree more that the heart shape is the perfect complement to your homey scene. I love the snowy background and the rhinestones add just the right bit of sparkly goodness!

  15. Cindy C

    Wonderful interpretation of the sketch and great use of the Holiday Home stamp set!

  16. KarrenJ

    What a gorgeous scene you’ve created, Cindy. The aqua and red are such a stunning color combo. L-O-V-E this card!

  17. Linda Callahan

    These colors speak to me this year! This is gorgeous and full of the Cindy Sparkle!

  18. Bobbi Miller

    What?!?!?!?!? Now wait, I am not a “heart” person much either. but this absolutely is the most darling card! What a great sketch! What you did with it is just inspiring! I’ve always heard that “the heart of love is the home”, and this card matches that sentiment perfectly! Great detail….and gives me a “warm and cuddly” feeling, even with all those snowflakes! Love it!

  19. Rachel S

    This card is wonderful! I love all the little details!

  20. Sandy M

    Cindy this is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the little scene you created within the heart. So much detail.

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