Friday, January 14, 2011

HAPPY 100TH FLOURISHES TIMELESS TUESDAY BLOG HOP!!!!

HAPPY TGIF!!!

This is one special day today....Welcome to our 100th Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Blog Hop!!! I can't even begin to tell you how blessed and lucky I'm to design for Flourishes! I've been with this team for a little over 2 years and it seems like yesterday when Julie contacted me to design for Flourishes....and may I just say I almost fell of my chair and my hands were shaking....LOL!!! I truly love Flourishes!!! Not only do they have the most gorgeous images, the sweetest owners & staff, but I'm also blessed to create amongst these fabulous ladies!!! I'm also thrilled that we have so many stamper's that follow us and play with us!!! Hope you all come and help us celebrate this special occasion!!!


Remember we are giving away some awesome prizes!!! Make sure to read all the information on how to play in the Blog Hop right HERE!!!

The Blog Hop theme was to *USE YOUR FAVORITE*.....here are some of mine.........



Flourishes has gorgeous flower images ~ which are one of my favorites ~ and my first card is featuring the Butterflies & Blossoms Set. The sentiment was borrowed from the equally gorgeous Set Humming Along. The beautiful Spring colors were inspired by Mona's CR84FN10 Challenge....definitely one of my favorite Challenges too!!!


The image was inked in Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers. I embellished the card with one of my favortite Ribbons May Arts White Silk. I also added some Beaded Silver Cording...which was my favorite during the holiday season and now I'm completely out and I have to wait till next season :)....sniff !!!
I finished my card off with a matching Button, Silver Pearls and of course some Dazzling Diamond Glitter....voila!

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Onto my second card....Flourishes also has some beautiful sentiments and I'm showing them off on this card using these Thinking Of You and the Many Sentiments Sets.



Did I mention I L.O.V.E the Webster Design Paper??? Definitely another favorite of mine!!! The paper alone is amazing and it surely can make the entire card look beautiful!!! For this card I chose the Petite Papers ~ Hollywood Vogue & WonderFall Collection (unfortunately it's sold out the store right now, but please check back!)  The sentiment was stamped onto a Tag Die and I embellished it with some Black Satin Ribbon, a  Anna Griffin Brad and some sweet flowers my friend Sabrina Jackson mailed me!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today...have fun hopping!!! I'll see you later...hugs ~S~

Here are a few challenges I played as well:

Craft Your Days Away #11 ~ Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters #18 ~ Anything Goes
Fuzzy Wuzzy #5 ~ Anything Goes incl. an animal (mine are butterflies)
Tip Top Tuesday #17 ~ Anything Goes
Fab' n Funky #55 ~ Let's get warm & toasty (think spring!)
Crafty Purple Frog ~ New Goodies ( My stamp set & Webster DP is new!)
Cupcake Craft #124 ~ Something New
Creative Cowgirls #4 ~ Something New
The Creative Cottage #30 ~ Something New
Pollycraft Monday #75 ~ New Things
Aly's Sunday Challenge #33 ~ Things with wings (butterflies)
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Show us some Metal  (second card)

70 comments:

Our Little Inspirations said...

Both cards are amazing and so pretty, but I'm drawn to the first one simply for the colors! I love the DP combo as much as those gorgeous flowers!

Grace said...

Oh Silke both are just over the top gorgeous! Love the dp on the second and the pretty layout of the first! You've managed to make a sympathy card that would make anyone smile! Gorgeous!!!

Emily Keaton said...

These ROCK, Silke! Great work :)

petra,s cards said...

wow your cards are adorble!!! great colloring!!!
xx petra

Cindy Haffner said...

Truly BEAUTIFUL!!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous, Silke! The top card and bottom are such different looks and really shows your versatility as a designer! PURE GORGEOUSNESS!

Dawn Easton said...

Silke! These are beautiful! Stunning cards as always! TFS!!

dini said...

Sooooo pretty, Silke! I especially like your ribbon treatments.

Cammie said...

Beautiful cards, as always Silke. Let me just say, Julie chose wisely when she chose you to be on the design team.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

BOTH of these cards are gorgeous Silke! Love the pretty lavender flowers and butterflies on the first and the beautiful sentiment on the second! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

Laura Pryor said...

Wow! Truly gorgeous, Silke!

Janet said...

These are just beautiful Silke! You are an artist!

the whimsical butterfly said...

How is it that when I'm feeling like I'm stuck in the rut of same-old same old you are creating these BEAUTIFUL masterpieces over and over again! You really are an artist-I am blown away by your coloring and style! xoxo

Sue Lelli said...

BOTH are pretty but the CR84FN card is DAZZLING ~ especially with those Dazzling Diamonds! LOVE the coloring and those butterflies are so FAB! THX for playing this week at CR84FN!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Silke, what amazing cards. I really like the colour scheme on the first card and the bow is stunning. Thanks for joining in with my “something new” challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the flower images and how you color them. So pretty! And the PP with your lovely bows really make these cards special.

acreativeneed said...

Hi Silke! Both your cards are amazing!! I love the dps you used and you always have just the perfect accents!! I hope you know, I love your work!!
smiles,Deena

Ros said...

You make the most amazing cards ... these are just stunning!

Sue said...

Both cards are stunning. Love the addition of the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy challenge this month.

Hugs
Sue

Dani said...

What stunning and lovely card! They are perfect!!! :)

Marisa said...

Two beauties, Silke :)

Debgem said...

These are both stunning cards, but so different. The sympathy card is so elegant. I really like the dimension in the butterflies on the other card, and the very pretty flowers. It's fab. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week.

Stephanie said...

Both of these cards are absolutely beautiful Silke! You are so stinkin' talented! :D

Kay said...

Both of these are beautiful- I especially love the softness and the big beautiful bow on the first one!

Makiko Jones said...

Both cards are so gorgeous Silke!! Your design and coloring on the first card are amazing! I really love the simple & elegant look on the second card!

Misti said...

Silke, both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! These are stunning. I especially love that Webster's pages card. I have so much of that paper and keep forgetting to use it in this way. I am gonna CASE this!! Hugs,

Leanne said...

WOW your cards are gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

Hugs
Leanne xx

ChristineCreations said...

Just beautiful cards Silke! Beautiful details and papers!

Broni said...

Oh my, Silke! These are just fabulous, my friend!! You always have such exquisite details on your beautiful cards!

Heike said...

Wow, your cards are amazing. Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!

Hugs
Heike

Gina said...

Stunning card Silke!! Tracked you through Flourishes challenge page, you accidentally added them as your link :D Thank you for joining us at Creative Cowgirls XXX

Allison Cope said...

Two beautiful cards Silke!

Brook said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. Your bows are always perfect. I love the silver beaded cord, sorry to hear that you are out. The paper on your second card is perfect. It makes for a lovely card.

Meredith said...

I can't get over your bows!!! I wish I could tie such scrumptious little numbers! Both of these cards are beautiful, and I really love that beaded cording - I've never seen it before! Thanks for playing with CR84FN this week!

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! These are so gorgeous Silke!! I love your pretty colors and your yummy ribbon treatments!! :) Enjoy your weekend friend!!HUGS

Jessie/knightrone said...

So elegant and gorgeous!!

Alaine said...

These are beautiful as always. LOVE the silver beaded cord. GORGEOUS. I think I need to find some of that!

Dawn B. said...

Gorgeous cards Silke.. I love the way you created your sympathy card. I always struggle with those.. Great job.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hey girl, just had to drop everything and comment on these two BEAUTIES!!!! WOW, Silke, you have gone above and beyond and back on both of these gorgeous cards!! The first one with those fabulous flowers and breathtaking butterflies...LOVE it!! And your coloring...oh my goodness!! Your second card amazing with the Webster Pages DP and those cute little roses (;D) I am glad you've got some use out of them. Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Sabrina

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

What perfect bows on both cards..

E. Marie said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful. Love the bows and silver bling on both. The bg paper on the 2nd card is so pretty.

Heather Jensen said...

Both are true beauties Silke. The Blossoms and Butterflies is one of my favs too. I agree with you about the company and the wonderful designers on all the fab teams. :)
Hugs~

Ravengirl said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I just knew when I came today I would see your favorite silver pearls! I have those same silver pearls in my stash as a direct result of seeing you use them so beautifully again and again!

Dee Jackson said...

Wow this is gorgeous Silke!! Love the color,.paper and layout!! Hope you are staying warm:)

Andrea M said...

Oh Silke!!! This is gorgeous!!! Both cards are absolutely breath-taking! Love how you've used the challenge colors this week!!! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN! Hope you'll join us again next week!

jackiescrafts said...

Both your cards are gorgeous I love the way you have added the gems bow to them
Thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

Jackie x

Barbara said...

Silke, these are both so gorgeous! Your favorites are brought together just SO well on these cards!

Donna said...

Beautiful cards! I love your color combinations and the embellishments are lovely!

Rosemary said...

what a beautiful card!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love the purple - the butterfly is wonderful and the second card is very elegant!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

stunning work...love that beaded cord....gorgeous detail

Tammy Hershberger said...

Here I come, stalking you again, Silke! :) These are beautiful cards!!! I LOVE that beaded cord on the bow on the first one!

Chris said...

These cards are so very beautiful! The colours, details and design are stunning!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Just gorgeous! I love the accenting in silver!

andrea said...

Beautiful cards,lovely detail thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky
andrea

Janet said...

Wow--I'm totally in awe of your bows. They are AWESOME! I'd love to know how you make such symmetrical and neat looking bows. I'm joining the Flourishes hop too, but I see you've added your card to the Creative Cowgirls challenge--so thanks for joining us there too!

Donna said...

This is such a wonderful card...thank you so much for joining in the fun at cupcake this week :) Donna x

Jackie said...

What gorgeous cards love the paper too. Thanks for sharing.

Carol Ann said...

Two beautiful cards. Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time.
Carol Ann xx

FibreJunky said...

Oh my! These are both so lovely!!

Linda Carson said...

Both cards are beautiful, creative and truly inspirational!

Lori said...

Silke, you never cease to amaze me with your talent...I love, love, love these cards! Thank you so much for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

Lori - 4 Crafty Chicks DT

Jenny Gropp said...

Just beautiful, Silke!!!

Tamie said...

Each week I wonder what you will come up with next! Your cards are just stunning! The metal brads you used are just so elegant and perfect with your card. Thank you, thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Love it :)

Have a great week! Congrat's on the blog hop.

Sharon said...

What a beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you again next time.
Sharon x

Rebekah said...

Wow what stunning work thanks for sharing at the creative cottage hugs Rebekah xx

Anne said...

What elegant and beautiful cards! Lovely ribbons.

Thank you for taking the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope you’ll join us again today!
Hugs
Anne

tiggertastic said...

my god your work is just outstanding, i adore your style of card making so pretty and clean cut, just perfect

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise

Designning for: Crafty Purple Frog, Creative Card Crew, Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Anonymous said...

Hi

Traduction (français > anglais)

I love your blog, I will go and sign up for your newletter. I want to know what is the string that you pass in your yellow button on the card with the flowers. I noticed on your blog that you use it a lot and I'm looking in stores here in Canada and I have not found. Could you tell me what exactly is and where I can get.

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good day and continues to impress us with your beautiful creations.

Thank you

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