Tuesday, July 26, 2011

FTTC128 Christmas in July.....

Hello my sweet stampin' friends!

Time sure flies by these days and it's time for another Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC128.
Flourishes is having a *Christmas in July SALE* going on this week and our theme for this weeks FTTC is to create a *CHRISTMAS* card /project. Make sure to swing by the Flourishes store to see the sale!!!



I chose the super cute snowman from the Warm Winter Wishes Set for my card today. The sentiment is from the Holiday Greetings Set. The snowman was inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~ C1, C2, R14, E15, E17, YR07, B91, B93. The background was embossed with the Swiss Dots Folder and the snowman was layered onto the Dainty Doily Die-namic. Next I added some Glitter, Ribbon, Silver Cord, Silver Pearls and a matching Button. My layout for this card was inspired by this weeks Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #21.


Please take a minute and check out my team mates ideas on this weeks challenge ~  CindyHeather, Maki, Tammy and Betty. Don't forget our July Guest Designer Shannon White!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today....have a wonderful day and I'll see you soon!

                                                                  Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Here are a few more challenges I've entered:
OCC Challenge ~ All the B's (Black, Blue, Bling, Buttons and Bows)
Delightful Challenges ~ Christmas in July
Creative Belli #122 ~ Christmas in July
Creative Inspiration #64 ~ Christmas in July
Simply Create #48 ~ Christmas
Pollycraft #103 ~ Christmas in July
Christmas Inspiration #29 ~ Christmas
Craft Your Passion #68 ~ Christmas in July
Crafty Ann's #45 ~ Dry Embossing
The Crafty Pad #131 ~ Dry Embossing
7 Kids College Fund #26 ~ Texture
AiFactory ~ Layer it Up
Stamp Something ~ Something Embellished
Totally Gorjuss #90 ~ Punch or Die
OLLCB #85 ~ Circles
The Crazy Challenge #77 ~ Ribbon
DCC720 ~ Glitter
Gingerloft ~ Make it Sparkle
Thrilling Thursday ~ Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy #13 ~ Anything Goes
2 Sisters #49 ~ Anything Goes
Paper Cutz #101 ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts #113 ~ Free and Easy
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything Goes

72 comments:

Anke said...

Zauberhaft liebe Silke, ich mag den Schneemann so gerne und der schöne Sketch (der übrigens sehr inspiriend ist) passt wunderbar dazu. Ein wundervolles Winter-Werk !!!

Herzliche Grüße
von Anke

Shannon White said...

Wow, Miss Silke, this is Really Pretty! 8-) Love your Sweet Snowman and the Lovely blue and white color combo, So Elegant!

Hugs
Shannon

P.S. Sure has been a pleasure working with you Miss Silke, thanks for being soo Sweet! 8-)

Theresa said...

Great card...this snowman is one of my faves. Love the colors in your lovely card.

ecpiercy said...

What a cute snowman! Love your card!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful holiday card, Silke! I love snowmen and this one is darling! Love it!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

So pretty, so serene! Even though the snowman is whimsical, the pairing of white & navy blue, with a touch of silver, makes up for such an elegant card! Love it :)

Liz Williams said...

Love all the plays on dots on this fabulous card: the embossed dots, the dots on the dp and the holes on the diecut. Beautiful work, as always.

Lynne said...

The bow is wonderful on a lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

Heather Jensen said...

What a beauty Silke. I love the glitter accents on the snowman. Super cute! :)
Hugs~

Sara Mac said...

Just perfect Silke! I think the swiss dots and the doily are perfect together for a Christmas / snowy card. Love it!

Pattie said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love your layered bows and the perfect button to top it off! Sweet snowman!

Jacqueline Smith said...

Love the snowman and the die. What a gorgeous card thanks for sharing.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Darling card, Silke!

stampqueen said...

Adorable!!! Love that shade of blue against the white!!!

Benzi said...

Silke, you couldn't have made a card that I liked any more than this. Birds and snowmen are some of my favorite things. What a great challenge as Christmas cards are my favorite kind to make. This is just awesome!
Thanks so much for the encouraging words you gave me last week on my card....I had really had a bad day in the craft room. LOL I guess those days happen and you put a smile on my face.

The Rubber Maid said...

Super Sweeet! Love this little guy.
Pat

Carol L said...

I just love this little card with that cute snowman! Awesome colors!!

dpkennedy said...

Frosty and beautiful! I can almost feel how cold it is! Love the white on white too-just gorgeous!

Joanne (jojot) said...

such a precious card...love the sketch you used....love the blues

Betty Wright said...

Beautifully done, Silke! You totally rock this little snowman! Wonderful Christmas card!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oooo I love the sparkle!! And the blue and silver are just gorgeous!!

CARLA PREDIGER said...

wow!!! what a gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.

Shannin said...

Your Christmas card is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us this week for our "Christmas in July" challenge over at Craft Your Passion Challenges. I hope you have a great week and Good luck.

Hugs
Shannin

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So sweet Silke! Love the shimmery touches on the snowman! The embossed background looks fabulous!

Donna said...

Wonderful card. Love that snowman image. The die cut behind it is very cool!

anne said...

the white with a little punch of dark blue works well with your card.. love how the puncehd border mimics the dots in the background..

Leslie Miller said...

You girls are all inspiring me greatly with your Christmas cards. This one is so cute with that darling snowman! I'm not really in the mood for Christmas, but I'm getting in the mood for making Christmas cards after seeing this challenge. Thanks! I needed that!

Heidi said...

great inspiration, love this snowman and your layering up. hugs heidi x

Ann Whitfield said...

This is stunning Silke, the embossing is perfect and your colouring is fabulous - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Silke

Another gorgeous creation from you - just love it!

Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Creative Inspirations and good luck.

Tina

Kirsty said...

Beautiful card! I really like the layout, the embossing, the glitter, the bow - in short everything!! Thanks for joining us at Crazy Challenge - good luck!

sallysbitz said...

Totally gorgeous. Love the colour tones & layout x

Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Anne Temple said...

Love the white with touches of that gorgeous blue shade. Great textures too. Glad you joined us for the Layer it Up challenge at AiFactory this week.

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Silke!!~

E.T said...

Gorgeous!! Love the colours on this one Silke.
Thanks for playing at Gingerloft. Good Luck.

Márcia Mattos said...

Hi Silke, your card is elegant and really cute!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope to see you back soon!
Hugs

Trish said...

Absolutely lovely!

Becky said...

This is Beautiful Silke...

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card - fabulous colouring. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

Riette said...

I'm amazed at your 'white' coloring. Simply stunning. And what a cute snowman!

Janet said...

A truly beautiful Christmas card with one of the nicest snowmen I have seen. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.

Janet xx

Doreen said...

This is stunning.Thanks for sharing this with us at OLL,hope you can join us next time.xxx

Allison Cope said...

Super duper cute Silke! Love that almost lacy border around your Frosty! LOL

velta said...

Hi Silke ~ I doubt you will see this comment...but I will comment nonetheless. Love that BLUE ribbon you used to go along with your wonderful image. The doily just adds such a nice touch to this creation as well as the swiss dot embossing in the background! TFS!

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Lovely Christmas card and you went with non-traditional Christmas colors. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

Kath - GD
"Let's Get Scrappy!"
http://kmcbhernandez.blogspot.com/

Theresa said...

Beautifully done!! Love the blue and all the polka dots.

Thank you for all your encouragement and comments. You're the best!!

T.

Shime said...

WoW! Look very cute and simple too! Very nice balance of embelishments!

Carol said...

Super cute card, love the image. Carol x

Steph Lee of Arty Carty said...

OMG!! How did ever manage to combine cute and elegant!! what an amazing card!! Love it.

Cheryl said...

I LOVE all the dots!!! That doily die is so pretty and all the dots and circles go so well with that round bodied snowman. Beautiful bow.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

One day ... when I grow up ... my dream is to have the time to just sit with a card ... and spend time adding all those gorgeous details that you add to your wonderful creations. My cards are usually created "on the run" ... but ... one day ..........
I just love this gorgeous snowman. Hugs xxaxx

Glenda J said...

Absolutely fantastic! I love everything about this!

papertrails leaver said...

gorgeous gorgeous goregous Silke! From the swiss dot embossing to the color palette! You have so many wonderful details on your cards!

Yogi said...

that's definitely a cool card. I feel frosty all over... Love the ribbon with it and the Swiss Dot folder is perfect for it.

Makiko Jones said...

Silke, this is sooooo pretty! I love the white & navy blue colors. Fantastic circle elements too!

wendyp said...

what an adorable snowman!!! love the delicate diecut circle layered under the snowman! BeautifuL!!!

Scrapaddict said...

Love, love, love the color combo, the embossing, the bow... just beautiful! Thanks for playing Simply Create and good luck!

Dani said...

What a wonderful Christmas card!

coldwaters2 said...

This is one awesome Christmas card that image is superb and I love your design and colours, thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Marlena M. said...

What a fun little guy. Very sweet Christmas card! ;)

Rosemary said...

stunningly beautiful, silke!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This just has cuteness all over it! I love the image and the embossing folder and the touch of glitter is wow! Thank you for sharing and playing with us at The Crafty Pad!

LynneForsythe said...

Silke....what a WONDERFUL...WONDERFUL...WONDERFUL card!

THANKS BUNCHES for playing along with the teamies of Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

Jackie W. said...

Oh, Silke, I love this. The snowman is so cute, and he doesn't look cold at all :) I love the color combination. Thank you for sharing.

Lena said...

OMG! Silke, your card is simply gorgeous. I'm stunning. Really you made a great job.
Love stamp, colors and your colouring is perfect!
Thanks for joinning us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.
I hope to see you again soon!
Hugs
Lena

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

This is gorgeous, Silke! I love all that fantastic texture!

Franca said...

So wonderfull, I love this coulr combination!!!

Hugs Franca

Ravengirl said...

Love this sweet card! I really love that snowman image!

Sylvia said...

such an adorable and winter-y christmas card.. totally LOVE it, Silke!

Sherry said...

Beautiful!!! I love how you can take white, add a color and come out so very beautiful!!!

Lizy said...

This is just absolutely stunning Silke! I really do love your creation! And I'm going shopping for that die now! :)

Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week :)
Lizy DT x

Misti said...

Love, love this!!!!