Monday, January 3, 2011

FTTC99, FS204 Happy Birthday...and more!!!

Aloha stampin' friends!!!

I can't believe I have to head back to work today...sniff!!! I really enjoyed staying home with my girls and hubby! Oh well, I guess I have to suck it up...LOL!!! The last few days I was trying to get my house back into order and also tried to stamp for some upcoming challenges.

One of the cards I made is for today's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC99. Barbara is our host this week and she is challenging us to use *FLOWERS* on our cards!!! In the mist of all the cold temps and snowy conditions in many parts of the world, we are going to brighten and warm things up a bit with some flowers! Just add any kind any style of flowers to your card or projects this week! Looking forward to your ideas!



My inspiration for today's card came from Mona's CR84FN9 Color Challenge and from this weeks Featured Stamper #204 ....my sweet blogging friend Marisa. We both go back a few years now...we actually met over on Splitcoaststampers and I'm so thrilled that she was chosen to be showcased this week! I decided to case this beautiful card from her gallery. I changed the Border Punch, the Colors and used a different Stamp Set


The inspiration picture immediately made me go for the beautiful Flourishes Spring Bouquet Set. The image was inked in Memento Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~ Y15, Y08, YR12, YR18, G14, GY63, R0000, R00, R85,  RV23, V12 and Colorless Blender. The DP is from the SU So Saffron Collection. I added a punched out Flower Border on the side using a Martha Stewart Punch. I embellished my card with some Silver Pearls, some matching So Saffron Ribbon, PTI Botton, some Silver Beaded Cord and Dazzling Diamond Glitter. I finished my card with the sentiment from the Flourishes Tag Lines Set.

Please make sure to check out the rest of the team  ~ Barbara, Betty, Cindy, Dee and Maki!!! Please make sure to stay tuned for our 100th Challenge next week...you don't want to miss it!!!

My card was also created for these challenges:

Pile it On #1 ~ Brand Spankin' New ( I used a new jar of Glitter and a new Button from PTI)
My Time to Craft #121 ~ Brand Spankin' New
Speedy the Cat #36 ~ Use Something New
Creative Inspirattion #50 ~ Use Something New
Sew Many Challenge #38 ~ New Things
Really Reasonable Ribbon #15 ~ Something New Plus Ribbon
Blog-a-Doodle ~ Anything New
Stamp Something ~ Something with Glitter
Stamp Insanity #40 ~ Sparkle
Crafty Catz Weekly #63 ~ Your Choice
Creative Friday #34 ~ Lets Party
Totally Gorjuss #61 ~ For Someone Special (This birthday card for my little Sister)
Totally Papercrafts #47 ~ Time to Party
YNS Challenge #32 ~ Let's Party
Simon Says ~ Time to Party/Celebrate
Southern Girls #9 ~ Anything Goes
Mad for Markers ~ Anything Goes
Card Making Mamas #11 ~ Anything Goes
Catch The Bug ~ Anything Goes
AiFactory #61 ~ Elegance

65 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Silke! Love the bouquet of pretty flowers and the touch of shimmer is so eye-catching! I am happy you enjoyed your time off with your hubby and little ones :) Thanks for playing along with the CR84FN challenge :)

Heather Jensen said...

Fabulous Silke! Love this stamp from Flourishes. I fogot to link up my card to the Tuesday challenge too. Thanks for reminding me.
I had to work to day so I am not feeling sorry for ya. LOL :)
Hugs~

Marisa said...

Fabulously coloured image, Silke!! Love the MS flowers down the side and your silver pearls :) Gorgeous.

Question for you when you have time: How did you get the Network blogs Facebook widget on your sidebar?

Dani said...

Completely lovely! So spring like and happy looking!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love your coloring and the touch of glitter!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful card, beautiful coloring, love the added shimmer! Thanks for playing at CR84FN.

velta said...

I am quite sure that I have said this before....Stunningly beautiful Silke!!! I swear there are times that I see your art work and that green envy comes out...(just kidding)...well, maybe not kidding...you are such an inspiration to me and yet I will never be able to catch the "vision" you have...Again, just beautiful!!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Super pretty ... like Velta ... I have said it all before! I am always so inspired to pop by and see what you have been up to! Wishing you all the best for 2011. Hope you coped with going back to work! Hugs xxaxx

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Silke. I love how you always leave a lot of white. Your cards always look clean and beautiful!
Happy New Year!
Hugs and smiles

Pami said...

My goodness Silke this is just fabulous, stunning! I am so glad I found your blog, you are so inspirational! Any tips you can give me on how your photograph your work, it looks so good!! Happy New Year. Pami x

Julie said...

Wow, this is stunning Silke! I love everything about it, and the sparkles on the flowers are perfect! What a list of challenges too!!! I was off Monday, going back to work today...YUCK!!!

Liz Williams said...

This happy yellow and these lovely flowers could make a room glow with warmth!!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Lovely as always! Love that sparkle, girl....and love that sparklegirl!!! Now get back to work!!

Emily Keaton said...

What a super take on Mona's colors this week, Silke! And that is a beautiful card honoring our sweet Marisa as featured stamper. Superbly done! :0

Our Little Inspirations said...

This card is just beautifully done! The coloring is gorgeous, and the colors are so soft and pretty, and as always, that bow is sensational with the silver beading!

Dawn B. said...

Silke this is amazing.. What a beautiful card. I hope your work week goes well.. I know it must be so hard. Hugs.

Cindy Haffner said...

Silke just GORGEOUS.

Barb said...

Silke, Beautiful card as always..
Would love to know where you get that silver cording for the buttons.
Barb T

Makiko Jones said...

Super gorgeous and elegant Silke! Love how you colored the bouquet and the ribbon treatment!
Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Sue Lelli said...

Love the bouquet of flowers with that FAB shimmer and LOVE the silver bow and beads! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Monique said...

Happy New Year Silke!! Wow this is simply Beautiful... Such amazing coloring!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful uses of the colors!!

*Vicki* said...

So beautiful Silke!! I adore your fun border and the pretty sparkle everywhere!! WOW!!

Amanda said...

WOW! I love your simple and classic card!! Very pretty, I must say :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Holy moly, this is gorgeous!! Love the soft yellow you chose to highlight on this beautiful floral bouquet!

Melissa S. said...

This is a beautiful card. The coloring, the colors, the attention to detail. But then that is what you do. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On this week.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Silkie
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz,
hugs Dianne xx

Debgem said...

This is a wonderful bouquet of flowers, topped with the most amazing bow and button - fab!! I love the detail of the little pearls on the border. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous, GF! Love the beautiful bouquet and fab silver pearl details! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Beautiful card Silke! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Lisa Kind said...

Simply beautiful! Love the image you colored so wonderfully and the bow is just so pretty! Lovely photography...looks like I could just reach out and grab it off my screen!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful colors and design, Silke! Makes me think spring cannot be too far off! Yes, I had to go back to work today after a five day hiatus....yucky! I can empathize! Hope it was a good day for you, though!

Michelle said...

Really beautiful card Silke. The flowers look so pretty and the button and bow treatment is gorgeous.

Thanks for playing along at Mad For Markers.

Michelle :-)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Gorgeous card! Love the flowers and the colors. This just might be the challenge to get me back in the stamping mood.

Melissa Barnicoat said...

Oh I love that big yellow bow. Beautiful. Thanks for playing along at M4M.

Andrea M said...

Silke!!! This is gorgeous!!! Love the pretty bouquet with touches of sparkle! The bow and the beaded cord are sooo lovely!! And I really love the silver pearls! This is FANTASTIC!!!
So glad you could play along with us at CR84FN! Hope you'll join us again next week!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Since I already commented -- Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!! Stunning card!!! I really like the way you did the ribbon treatment!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Leslie Miller said...

Exquisitely done, Silke! Your coloring is beautiful, and love the touch of sparkle! Look at all those challenges! I can't imagine how you keep up with it all. I take a peek at the Daily Dare now and then, but can never get through it all. Happy new year to you!

Anonymous said...

Silke, what a bheautiful card! Love the spring colors and of course all the *sparkles*! Love stoppin' by your blog! Judy, MN

Ruthie said...

oh so pretty! soft and feminine! love it!

Barbara said...

Sigh. This just makes me smile--and I needed a smile this morning, LOL! gorgeous as always, my sweet friend!

Yvonne Hagane said...

Why is it that your cards always makes me GASP!? Well, I guess it`s because you`re so talented!! B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!
Happy new year, Silke! Hope your holiday was super:)

Sue said...

Hi ya
wow what a stunning card, beautiful image & colouring, luv the sparkle, pretty design & embelies,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

joey said...

Hiya Silke,

this is stunning and so elegant beautiful card, thanks for joining us at TPC

Joey xx

Kat said...

Gorgeous card. The flowers are just beautiful and the flowers are lovely. I'm sure your sister will love it. Thanks for joining us at TG.

Kat x

craftybunny said...

Beautiful card.Love the mix of colours on the flowers.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory :D
Lisa x

Meredith said...

Your card is just meticulous, and all the details come together beautifully. I love the extra oomph the sparkle adds to your wonderful colouring! Thank you for joining CR84FN!

Jackie said...

Oh I love how you colored in this image, the light shades work so well with this. Fabulous creation! Thank you for playing along this week in the anything goes challenge on the Catch the Bug Challenge blog!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Silke.....this is absolutely gorgeous....done in your signature style.....and just so very eye catchingly beautiful.....AND, gf, thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Anonymous said...

You always have such beautiful cards. May I ask where you get the silver beaded cord for the buttons. I just love it! Thanks,

Sue Deane
sue.armond@att.net

Dawn Easton said...

Girl this is GORGEOUS! That image is so pretty and beautifully coloured! I ALWAYS love when you used that cord! It's so so pretty tied with your ribbon!

Suzanne said...

A fantastic project. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz x

Denise Marzec said...

Ahhhhh.....happy sigh.....this is SOOOOO beautiful, gf! I love the soft yellow with all that white...and I think I need to find that floral border. I like it!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Beautiful! I can hardly believe you were able to incorporate so many challenges- amazing & amazingly gorgeous! {{Hugs}}

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a beauty Silke!! Those flowers are stunning!! And I love the sparkle you added!! I also love the yellow and your sweet little sentiment circle with the pearls!! WOW!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Silke!!! I love the yellow/white combo - so fresh and happy!! Your flowers are just gorgeous!

Aphra said...

GORGEOUS! Love the ribbon, the colors, and the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at RRR. :)

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous bouquet of flowers. Lovely elegant card. Glad you joined us at CR84FN.

SuzanneK said...

OMG stunning creation. Thanks for sharing with us at M4M, Suzanne x

Sammi said...

Oooh.. this is gorgeous!!

Thanks for entering in our Mad for Markers Anything Goes challenge!

Sammi
xx

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

my little scrapping corner said...

beautiful card. love the colors, the image and the use of elements.

thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

my little scrappingcorner
DT Pile It On

Benzi said...

Beautifully done! Love the awesome colored bouquet of flowers. Nice beading.

Kaneokcz said...

Silke this is amazing.. What a beautiful card. I hope your work week goes well.. I know it must be so hard. Hugs.