Monday, December 6, 2010

FTTC96 Happy Holidays, C4C66 Stay Warm and some more BLOG CANDY!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend??? Sarah and I returned safely from our trip to Florida. We had a fab time and unfortunately we lost the Volleyball game vs. Florida State.....sniff!!! Regardless of the outcome it was sooooooo cool to see both teams play!!! The NCAA game was held on campus of the Florida University home of the *Gators*...holy smokes what an awesome football stadium they have and the rest of the campus was awesome too!!!

Also, I'm thrilled to tell you that it is my turn to host the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC96 this week!!! My challenge to you is to create a *holiday 3-D gift* and if you feel like it you can create a matching card with it!!!  But the main focus should be the gift!!! If you have not created any gifts yet, this would be the perfect time to get inky!!! Remember, you are not required to use Flourishes stamps, but if you have them show them off...just have fun!!! Can't wait to see your creations!!!

My inspiration came from this weeks Cupcake Challenge #88. Here is my little gift idea...........




I always loved these sweet little handmade stockings...I couldn't resist making one this year!!! I used the super duper cute snowflakes from the Warm Winter Wishes Set, the sentiment inside is from the Holiday Greetings and the outside tag/sentiment is from the Holly and Dove Set. My card base is Crumb Cake. I randomly stamped the snowflakes with SU Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso and PTI Fresh Snow. The edges were ink distressed with PTI Chai Blend. I added some small cotton crochet trim on the top and finished the card off with some matching Chocolate Ribbon, a Red Button and some Gold Beaded Cord.

Now to the fun part...since it's the season of giving and you all are the best blog readers ever....I thought it would be fun to give this sweet Warm Winter Wishes Set away for some BLOG CANDY...if you own this awesome set already you can choose a different Set!!! All you have to do is leave me a comment!!! I will announce a winner this upcoming Friday!!!

Don't forget to check out ~ Barbara, Betty, Cindy, Dee and Maki's gift ideas!!! Have fun playing along and I'll be stopping by to see your ideas!!!

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Before you take off I actually have another card for you!!! This one is for this weeks Crazy 4 Challenge ~ C4C66. It was a Sketch Challenge and you can see all the creations from the Crazy Team right HERE!!!


I ran out of adhesive last Wednesday and didn't have a chance to buy some until I stopped at a Michael's store down in Florida. Better late then never right...??? It just so happened that I used the super sweet Warm Winter Wishes Set again!!! The colors were inspired by this weeks CTD121.

Here is my card............



I bought this awesome new DP at Archiver's last week and it's from the BoBunny Winter Frost Collection. I'm really starting to like blue :) !!! The doily in the background was sponged with the SU Frost White Shimmer Paint....that's some awesome stuff to sparkle up your card!!! The image was inked in Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers ~ B0000, B04, B29, E27, YR04. At last I added the Dazzling Diamond Glitter, the Marina Satin RibbonIce-Blue Rhinestones and the SU Antique Brad.

Hope you have a chance to play the Sketch as well??? Have a wonderful week and I'll see ya soon!!! Hugs ~S~

Here are some challenges I entered as well:

Crafty Creations #96 ~ Gift card holder
CCEE1048 ~ Add Snowman to your card
CAARDvark ~ Monochromatic cards
Cute Card #141 ~ The Blues
PaperPlay #48 ~ Monochromatic cards 
AiFactory #59 ~ BRRR..wintery challenge
Pile it On #48 ~ It's all in the Wrapping
Paper Sundaes #47 ~ Gift it!
DDCC #92 ~ Christmas card, ornaments or tag
OSAAT #42 ~ Old Stash/New Stash (Old Rhinestones/New DP)
Gingerloft #7 ~ Bows 
Stamp Something ~ Use Christmas Colors
Stamp R Us #10 ~ Holiday cards
Whoopsie Daisy ~ Ribbon and Bows 
Paper Romance #27 ~ Winter Theme
Totally PaperCrafts #45 ~ X-mas Punches
Frosted Designs ~ Glitter
Reasonable Ribbon #13 ~ Anything but a card (Winter Theme)
2 Sisters #16 ~ Sparkly Christmas
Secret Crafter #112 ~ Christmas
Creative Inspiration #48 ~ Christmas Gift  
Sweet Stampin' ~ Make your Paper  
Stamptacular Sunday #88 ~ Blue, Blue X-mas  
Lollipop Crafts #19 ~ Welcome Winter
Simon Says ~ Show a Holiday Greeting 

105 comments:

Pattie said...

That stocking is simply adorable! I love the snowman card too - so beautiful!

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful, Silke! Both projects are fabulous!

StampOwl said...

awesome Silke

Christina said...

Oh my goodness, these are both simply adorable! I especially can't get over that cute stocking and the way it opens at the top to reveal a gift card. And the lace trim is so sweet!

Maureen said...

adorable stocking gift card holder...love the silver cording and button :) And the blue and white...so classy and elegant :)

acreativeneed said...

Wow! Silke these are amazing! Your stocking card holder is super cute and the card is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us for the Crafty Creations challenge too!
smiles,Deena

jackiestamps4fun said...

Love both projects! I adore your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy Mc said...

Silke, your gift-card-holder stocking is fabulous with all your extra details, ribbon, button, beads, etc. But let me add that Frosty is just the coolest card ever. Love the Warm Winter Wishes stamp set so hope I get lucky. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome candy!

Traci M said...

Your stocking is adorable...so much fun in the kraft and red and hint of silver sparkle!!
And Frosty never looked so good!! How fun, Silke, love your projects!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Whoohoo, Silke, I'm so excited to hear that you visited Gainesville and the University of Florida campus and the Swamp! My family is all Gators, with the exception of my daughter who is currently at Florida State. UF is truly an awesome place - especially on a football weekend!

Your cards are wonderful. The stocking is especially adorable and I love the subtle vintage flair you are working in lately!

Have a great week!

Hugs,
Linda

FibreJunky said...

I was actually looking at the CTD yesterday and trying to figure out if I had any blues close to the right colour. I love your take on it. That snowman is wonderful!

I love the vintage touches, the lace and the button, on your stocking.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Gorgeous cards!

Pat said...

Absolutely beautiful cards and the stocking is just so darn cute!

Marisa said...

That stocking GC is too cute!! Love it. Great snowman card too - love all the sparkle :) Glad you had a fun trip, even if your team lost :(

Anke said...

Liebe Silke,

Du verzauberst mich mit zwei wundervollen Werken von Dir, die Schneemannkarte ist ein absoluter Traum und Dein Stiefelchen ist ssssssoooo schön geworden, zauberhaft gestaltet.

Herzliche Grüße
von Anke

jan farnworth said...

your stocking is to cute and i love that snowman

connys blog said...

Hallo Silke,
die Weihnachtssocke :-) ist ja echt witzig und Gutscheine können damit nett verpackt und verschenkt werden. Ich denke, meine Gutscheine werden dieses Jahr auch so nett verpackt werden.
Die Schneemannkarte sieht auch super aus, aber die Socke ist mein absoluter Favorit.
Eine schöne Adventszeit wünscht
Conny aus dem verschneiten Germany

Jan Castle said...

Such cute cards! Who would know socks could be sooooo cute! And the snowman too!

Cathy said...

that stocking is so pretty, love those colors together. And the snowman is gorgeous with those colors too. Fabulous cards again as usual.

Antje said...

Die Idee mit der Spitze/Zweigen an der Socke sieht hinreissend aus. Wirklich ein gelungenes Projekt!

LeAnne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your doily treatment is perfect for this image! I LOVE blue, BTW!

Michele said...

I adore both your stocking and your cute snowman card!

Cindy Haffner said...

Both are GORGEOUS!!

Emily Keaton said...

What a BEAUTIFUL gift card holder, Silke!! I LOVE those colors for Christmas--so rustic and homespun. I love projects like this. :)

uksharon said...

Both of these are absolutely marvous. Love them - couldn't pick which one more.
Thanks for joining us at Paperplay this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Crystal said...

OMG LOVE LOVE LOVE these Silke.....WOW girl what a post full of inspiration!!! You are amazing GF!! I am sooooooo sorry I have been MIA, I was gone for Thanksgiving then I got sick...yuck!!!! I am finally feeling better and back to blogging...Miss you girly!!!! Hugs!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Both cards are so adorable Silke! Love them girlie!

Sandra P said...

I can't pick a favourite...they are both fabulous! Love the bow on the stocking and the glitter on your snowman :)

Thanks for playing Paper Romance this week!

Hugs,
Sandra P

Brook said...

Love your projects! The gift card holder is precious. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hey girl, let me tell you, that stocking is awesome....love the colors and the warm and comfy feel it has and that snowman card, goodness, stunning, that is about all I can say about it! Hope all is well my friend. Miss talking to you. Hugs, Sabrina

*Vicki* said...

Silke, I just ADORE your gorgeous stocking gift card holder!! What a clever idea and your blue snowman card is extremely gorgeous!! :) HUGS

Wanda Cullen said...

Now that my kids are grown, gift cards are something they often prefer and this stocking is a perfect idea! Did you create your own template or is it available for downloading somewhere? I LOVE the way you've decorated it! Your cool blue guy is awesome as well!

Makiko Jones said...

Wow Silke, the stocking gift card holder is so cuuuuute!! Those colors are so warm and pretty!
I love the snowman card and great take on all challenges!!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great little stocking gift card holder, and I love your card too! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Barbara said...

This is so cute, Silke!! And how clever of you to make it a gift card holder!

Barbara said...

Oh, and I love your C4C card, too, of course!

Kimberly S. said...

WOW!! While both projects are fabulous, I absolutely ADORE the stocking gift card holder!!! I love the colors and the layout....just everything!!! Is there a template for that stocking? I'd love to make one for my kids from Santa....they would just be in awe!!

Laraine R said...

The stocking gift card holder is beautiful!! Love it!! Have to try to make one!! Also you card is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

I love it! What a great idea!! You have such a way of thinking outside the box that really inspires me :) Great job!! :)

Monique said...

Fabulous projects as Always Silke...Love the little stocking gift holder and they are so much fun to make to !!! Great work!!

Céline et Nathalie said...

fab cards. love the snowman so beautiful
the gift card holder is amazing
thanks for playing at paperplay challenge
hugs
céline

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How creative and fun Silke!! Love your stocking!! Your snowman is gorgeous in all the blue and white with the lace doiley!! I just love those colors and all the sparkle!!
hugs,
Chris

Our Little Inspirations said...

I don't know how you condense so many challenges into 2 stunning cards, but you sure do it well my friend! These are gorgeous, and I just LOVE the little stocking!

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card :-) the image is adorable and the colours are perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Stamp Something Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Liz said...

I LOVE that little stocking - too darn cute! I'd love to win it, of course. Thanks for sharing all your creations. I check every day. Also, Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful stamp set. Just found out it is no long available at Flourishes. I check your blog daily. Hope your new job is working out.
Mary H.

connie said...

I love the stocking gift card holder! You snowman card is beautiful.

Pattie said...

Hi Silke - me again! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations challenge!

Anonymous said...

What an adorable stocking!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Lauralee
talascam@rogers.com

Anonymous said...

I agree with Kimberly S. "Is there a template?" I think I've seen this little stocking before but with a hinged top. Seems the "fold over" option would be much simpler.

Judy Rozema said...

You make the most gorgeous things!! WOW! I love both of these. I just bought a bunch of doilies to use! So amazing! So glad you could join us at Paper Romance!

Janet said...

What beautiful creations. Thanks for sharing them and the candy.

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE the stocking Silke, the little details you added like the lace and pearls are so pretty! Love the snowman card too, I just got that Bo Bunny paper pad myself, I'm crazy for blue ;)

Joanne (jojot) said...

I don't know how I missed this one....but what a fabulous stocking gc holder...a gift all its own....and the C4C sketch looks fabbo with that wonderful snowman who has me thanking you for playing along with the CCEE this week too....

hugs,
joanne

Becki B said...

I love the stocking! TFS.

Melinda said...

Oh the stocking is so cute! The colors are perfect & the bow/button & tag are just the perfect touch. It's a great way to give a gift card. Thanks for the opportunity to win great blog candy.

Melinda
gizgad@gmail.com

jimlynn said...

Love that stocking! So elegant looking........and your card is just outstanding. So pretty.
Thanks for playing at Stamps R Us Challenges.
Lynn

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these projects are fabulous Silke! Love the stocking shaped gift card holder and the snowman card is adorable!

Kristin Bueter said...

These are both fantastic, Silke! I adore the stocking gift card holder, and your sparkly snowman is too cute!!

Betty Wright said...

These are gorgeous, Silke! The blue one is fabulous! I really heart that snowman! Thanks so much for playing Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! Your gift card stocking is fabulous! Great dp by ME design, too! Beautifully done! Blog candy!!! I want this set! Hee Hee!

Amy said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time in Florida.....warm weather and sunshine. My kinda weather! Now to these fabulous creations of yours girly, first you've used some of that awesome beaded cord (ahem....can't get my own), and this blue card? Oh my....the doily, the blue satin ribbon, the button center. Silke I could just go on and on. Fabulous! :)

Jayne said...

Really lovely projects, very sweet. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

velta said...

My goodness girl...I am number 63 and you will never get to see my comment...does not matter...I smiled when I saw this image...adorable, elegant, and beautiful...Thank you for sharing my friend...

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I love them both! Well done!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

These are absolutely stunning, gf! Love those stocking gc holders, and the way you decorated yours with the lace and beaded string is so pretty! Love that blue snowman card with the yummy ribbon and doily, too.

Have an awesome day!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow ! Both of these are beautiful! I really do love the stocking and the DP you have used! Thanks for playing with Gingerloft Challenge.

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Both your elf boot and your card are amazing! I love all the details on both and especially how you always make your bows look so lovely. Thanks so much for sharing your work with our challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY!! Hugs:)

CraftyGirl said...

Wow! Both of these are stunning! I love the stocking you made into a gift card holder... absolutely darling! And your snowman card is gorgeous!! The glitter adds just the right amount of sparkle! Thanks for taking on our glitter challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
barb :)

Love crafts forever said...

Beautiful absolutely beautiful card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hugs Nataliya.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

LOVE the stocking gift card! It is so Cute! And your snowman card is darling.

DebbieG said...

Oh I love the stocking gift card holder. Beautiful Snowman card too. Thank you so much for sharing.

Rema Timm said...

Love both projects! I'm a snowman collector and would love to add this set to my collection...

Tammy said...

The stocking gift card holder is amazing! I love the colors you used! I also find the snowman card adorable! Love the doily!

wannabcre8tive said...

Both of your cards are just amazingly beautiful. I like the doily you used with the snowman. Thanks for joining us in the CCEE challenge.

Curlybear said...

Wow stunning creation, and lovely colours
thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 112 Christmas
Good luck,
Hugs Bridget :) x.
SCSC DT

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Mmmmmm ... yummy! Love BOTH!!! What a fab idea for the gift card ... and love that snowman! Very sweetly coloured and lots of details! Hugs xxaxx

ruth said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love how you used the frosted paint....I'm going to have to find some of that. Perfect! :)

Thanks for taking the challenge at Frosted Designs this week.

Basement gal said...

That's beautiful. Thanks for entering the creative inspirations challenge

stampqueen said...

Fantasticle Christmas stocking!!! And your snowman card is adorable too!!!

Dawn B. said...

I had to scroll WAY down to leave a comment..hehe.. These are both amazing..Great Flourish creations..LOVE the stocking idea..I have many friends here that LOVE the Gators..glad you had fun.
Hugs,
Dawn

Rachel Hope said...

LOVE your projects! The stocking Brilliant! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

~Rachel Hope

Cassie said...

Those are just too darling. I really like the sparkly snow on the snowman card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Frosted Designs.

Liliana said...

Love the stocking - it's too cute! The snowman is adorable - love that Marina Mist. Thanks for the giveaway. Merry Christmas!

alicaz said...

so pretty! Wonderful gift card holder!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Lynn said...

Fantastic cards and all the detail that has gone into them!! And what perfect bows too! (wish mine looked that good :)
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges.
Huggs
Lynn x

Terry said...

HIya thank you for joining the DT at Simon Says Stamp and Show with your fabulous Stocking wow I just love it, great idea.
Hugs Terry xxxx

A.J. said...

Great card!
Thanks for joining in with our Old Stash/New Stash challenge at OSAAT.

Crafty Creations by AJ
Amanda

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's crazy man. They should really try to do something to fix that.

Belinda said...

Wow,these are both just lovely!

Maria said...

Oooh, that stocking is so cool. . .what a wonderful idea. . .it's a great thing to open it up and find that gift card.

Your card for C4C is so pretty. . I love the doily design in the background. . and the glitter on the snowflake image just makes your card all the more gorgeous!

Maria

Melissa S. said...

Love the stocking gift card holder and the card is pretty cute too. thanks for joining us at Pile It On this week.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Lovin that stockin gift card holder!! So pretty Silke!! Cute snowman card too girl! Hope yall are staying warm and hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Pattie G said...
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Pattie G said...

What a cute card! Love the image too, Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.

Karita said...

WOW! Your creations are fantastic! :)
Especially I love the snowman image, it´s just so gorgeous. And your design paper and embellies are wonderful with great card design:)

Thank you for joining us at this weeks SSC and hope to see you again :)

Hugs,
Karita

Helen said...

Fabulous creations!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC & Pile It On!
Helen x

Nina Dee said...

Wow! That stocking is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations! :)

Angela said...

so beautifully simply elegant! love the blue too! Thank you for joining in our glitter challenge at Frosted Designs this week xx

Beth said...

Silke,
your card is beautiful love the paper doily and that snowman is so cute.
Thanks for playing along with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
Hugs
Beth

Anonymous said...

Two super adorable creations Silke! I love them both! Happy holidays to you and your family! Judy, MN

Jessie/knightrone said...

Completely adorable girl!! Love this!!

lotte chew said...

gorgeous!!! love it

pmm said...

Love these cards, and the stocking is awesome- I too would like to know where to find a template for it. TFS!

marcella said...

Silke, I am just now seeing these, and I am about to go through the ceiling -- THESE ARE SOOO PRECIOUS!! You are a super incredible talent. :) ~marcella hawley

Sande said...

Awesome creations both!!
Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy!

Hugs, Sande