Tuesday, January 31, 2012

CQC122 Will U B Mine.....

Hello again!!!

   Hope you are enjoying your day so far???

Here is my card for this weeks Color Q Challenge #122. Arielle has once again created some fun, fun colors for you to try....

Here is my take on it.....



I couldn't resist pulling out my fun little robo friend from the Flourishes Tokens of Affection Set. The image was inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and was colored with these Copic Markers ~ YG91, R27, RV24 and Colorless Blender. I also coordinated my card with the PTI Chevron Stripes Set.

Please make sure to swing by the CQC blog to see all the cards the team has created. If you have missed my Timeless Tuesday card....make sure to check it out right HERE!!!

Thank you for stopping by and I'll see you again on Thursday!

                                                                        Hugs, ~Silke~


Here are a few more challenges:



The Shabby Tea Room #99 ~ Love is in the Air
The Kraft Journal ~ So Romantic
Simply Create Too #5 ~ Love is in the Air
Paper Sundaes #105 ~ Valentine
Anything Goes #59 ~ To the One I love
Mami Doodles #42 ~ For a Loved One
Stamptacular Sunday #149 ~ Diamonds or Pearls

FTTC154 It's my time....

Happy Tuesday!!!

I have the pleasure of hosting this weeks Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC154. I created this Sketch for you to try.....hope you like it and play along with us :) ?!?

Here is my take on it....



I used the newly released Flourishes From The Heart Set. I inked the heart in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with these Copic Markers ~ R14, R22 and Colorless Blender. The DP is from the S.E.I Promise Me Collection and I also added some Kraft CS. The rest of my card was embellished with a Doily, some Flowers, the Black/White Gingham Ribbon and the Silver Pearls.

Now it's time to check out the rest of the team ~ Cindy, Maki, Heather, Tammy, BeateMona and please don't forget our January Guest Designer Cheryl Lea.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you'll come back later for my Color Q card :) ?!?

See you then,

                                                                    Hugs, ~Silke~


Here are a few more challenges:


The Shabby Tea Room #99 ~ Love is in the Air
The Kraft Journal ~ So Romantic
Simply Create Too #5 ~ Love is in the Air
Paper Sundaes #105 ~ Valentine
Anything Goes #59 ~ To the One I love
Mami Doodles #42 ~ For a Loved One
Stamptacular Sunday #149 ~ Diamonds or Pearls

Friday, January 27, 2012

C4C121 A Friend....

Happy weekend!

Hope you have something fun going on??? I have to work this weekend....it's conference time again and from now till the end of March we are super busy. I'm still posting my cards, but I'll keep it short and sweet :) .

My card is for this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges ~ C4C121. Joanne is still hosting and she challenged us to create a card with *LOTS, LOTS OF LAYERS & EMBELLISHMENTS*.

Here is my idea...



I managed to add 6 layers....yeah! The sentiment is from the newly released Flourishes Heartlines Set. The DP is from the S.E.I Promise Me Collection.

Please make sure to swing by the C4C blog to see all the ideas the*Crazies* had.

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you again Tuesday with my FTTC and Color Q cards.

                                                                    Hugs, ~Silke~

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

CQC121 I Heart You...

Happy Tuesday!

If you missed my Flourishes card...don't worry, just scroll down one post or click right HERE!

Here are the fabulous colors for this weeks Color Q Challenge #121.


Here is my idea......


My inspiration for this layout came from this weeks Card Patterns Sketch #149.


To follow this layout I decided to dig out one of my poor neglected SU Sets called I (heart) Hearts. The base was created with the Spellbinder Blossom Die. The Kraft CS was embossed with the Cuttlebug Love Language Folder. Next I created the White BG Heart by using my Photoshop software. The SU Heart was inked in Riding Hood Red. The rest if my card was embellished with some Lace Ribbon, Red/White Gingham Ribbon, some Flowers, a Old Olive SU Button with some White Scrapper's Floss and of course some Silver Pearls.

For more inspiration swing bu the Color Q Blog and check out all the cards the Design Team created and of course all the entries so far!

See you soon! Have a fabbo week!

                                                                          Hugs, ~Silke~

FTTC153 Center Step Card - CHECK IT OUT!!!

Happy day friends!

We have a fun, fun, fun challenge for you over at the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC153. Cindy has challenge us to create a *CENTER STEP CARD*. These are very fun to make if you can read instructions...LOL!!! I must admit I struggled with the first one, since I couldn't find my Fiskar scoring tool....yikes!!! Of course there is a great tutorial over at SCS you can follow and we hope you'll play along!

Here is my attempt.....



I decided to grap my beautiful Bee My Honey Set. The background features the Spellbinder Fleur de Lis Squares Die. I added a few more layers and then stamped the image, which was inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and colors with these Copic Markers ~ R93, YR04, Y15, BV02, B00, YG11, G21, E25, E27, C1 and Colorless Blender. The rest of my card was embellished with some piercing, PTI Ribbon, SU Button with some Scrapper's Floss, and the Silver Pearls.

Now it's time to hop on over to the rest of the Design Team to see all their ideas ~ Cindy, Maki, Heather, Tammy, BeateMona and please don't forget our January Guest Designer Cheryl Lea.

Have a fabbo week and make sure to come back in the morning to check out my Color Q card :) !!!

                                                                  Hugs, ~Silke~

Monday, January 23, 2012

Oh la la Challenge #97

Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend??? Ours was way toooooo short and busy and I'm looking forward to next weekend already *wink*.

Today, I have a new card for the Oh la la Challenge #97. Swing by the Oh la la Blog for all the details.



I was provided with the Lilly of the Valley Package and chose the large tag from it. The sentiment is from the new Flouirshes Heartlines Set. The background was embossed with the Embossing Border Folder Just my Type. The Border one the bottom was created with the SU Eyelet Punch and I decided to also add some scored lines. Next I embellished my card with some Bown Satin Ribbon, a matching Button, Scrapper' Floss, Flowers and the Silver Pearls.

Please make sure to checkout all the creations the Oh la la team has created by stopping by the Oh la la Blog.

Have a fabulous week and I have a new card for you tomorrow!

                                                                      Hugs, ~Silke~

Saturday, January 21, 2012

C4C120 BIG WISH....

Happy weekend!

It's time for a new Crazy 4 Challenge  ~ C4C120 theme!!! Joanne has challenged us to create a *BIRTHDAY CARD FOR A CHILD*....fun, fun, fun!!!

We also have a fabulous sponsor this month and if you own their stamps than this challenge will be a doozy for ya...LOL!!! It's no other then My Favorite Things.



I have the pleasure of showing off some must have goodies....the Die-namic Oval Decorative Doily and the super duper cute Set from Pure Innocence called Believe in Magic. Stinkin' cute for sure!

The DP in the background is from the SU Pear Pizzaz Pattern Paper Collection and the Autumn Rose Ribbon is from the PTI. Next I added a matching PTI Button and some Green Scrapper's Floss. The bottom border was punched with the SU Scalloped Border Punch. At last I added the Clear Rhinestones from Kaisercraft.

Now it's time to check out all the fabulous creations from the *Crazies* Frances, BarbaraCindy,

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you'll get a chance to play along!

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~

Thursday, January 19, 2012

ODBD Alumni Team - CHECK IT OUT!!!

Happy Thursday everyone!


First, I want to thank you for leaving so many sweet comments on Sarah's pageant pictures....she was so delighted to read the comments and I know it boosted her ego as well...LOL!!! If you missed them you can see them HERE!!!


You probably have noticed that I'm not participating in the Saturday ODBD Challenge Team posts anymore.....don't worry....I'm still creating for Our Daily Bread Design, just in a different format. We have an *ALUMNI Team* now and you will be excited to see what designers Kelley brought back!!!


Today is our first hop and the theme is *LOVE of Custom Dies Hop*. We all are showing off the fabulous ODBD Custom Dies Kelley carries in the ODBD Store.  Please make sure to start over at the ODDB Blog and then work your way back to me...or if you came directly from KATHY'S Blog then you are right on track!!!


One of the post is a hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate. So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love! You have until February 1st at 6 pm. Winner will be announced February 2nd! So, get hopping and enjoy all the inspiration using for the Love of ODBD Custom Dies!

Here is my idea....





I decided to create a Trifold card using the Crocheted Circle Die and the matching Serve the Lord Set. The image was inked in Memento Black Tuxedo and colored with these Copic Markers ~ E00, R14, R17, YG11 and G21. To cover up the *bleeding* of the coloring I decided to add some Design Paper from the SU Poppy Parade Pattern Design Collection. Since the cut out image was left over I thought it would be perfect for the inside...and added the sentiment from the same Set. To dress the card up a bit I added some scoring and embellished the front with some Silver Pearls, some Black/White Gingham Ribbon as well as some Flowers.


Okay...now it's time to hop on over to my sweet German buddy SABRINA!


Thank you for stopping by today! I'll be back again on Saturday with a new post...see ya then!!!

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

FTTC152 Valentine Box

Holy smokes...what a day!  I had to run home at lunch time and take some pics of my box...not great, but here is my Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC152 project. Heather is our host this week and she has challenged us to create anything *BUT A CARD*. Please make sure to hop on over to the FTTC152 post to see all the details and ideas.



I created this Tea Tabbed Box and added the new candy image from the Love Sweet Love Set. The image was inked in Memento Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~ R000, R00, R14, R17 and Colorless Blender. Next I added the Red Striped Ribbon, a matching Red Button with some White Scrapper's Floss and some Silver Pearls.

Have a fabulous week and thank you for stopping by again. Don't forget to check out my previous post :) !!!

                                                                            Hugs, ~Silke~

CQC120 CHECK IT OUT!!!

Happy Tuesday again!

I'm so excited to share with you all that I'm the newest Design Team Member over at the Color Q Challenge Blog....YEAH!!! I want to thank Arielle and the team for having me!!!

If you are not familiar with the Color Q colors then hurry over the the CQC Blog to see all the entries for this weeks color combo and all the ideas the team had so far.

Here are the new colors for this weeks CQC120.....

Here is my idea....



I must admit this color combo was a tough one....but then my Design Paper Collection Gypsy Sisters from Kaisercraft came to my rescue. It pretty much has all the colors that are required in there...all I had to do is add the Bravo Burgundy. The main images are from the Flourishes Set called Country Charm Labels and the With Graditute Set. Next I embellished my card with the matching PTI Stitched Scarlet Jewel, matching Button, some White Scrapper's Floss and some Flowers.  At last I added some scoring on the bottom punched out Border and topped the scallops off with some Silver Pearls.

Before I forget.....the fabulous layout is from my sweet friend Iwona's Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #45.

Hope you like this weeks colors and give it a try! Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again on Thursday!

                                                                      Hugs, ~Silke~

FTTC152 and some pictures!!!

Hello stampin' friends!

I will be a little late for my Flourishes project :(... I accidentally crafted the project for next week...silly me!!! Don't ask me what I was thinking?!?

I will post this weeks idea as soon as I have a good picture :) !!!

See ya then and please come back for some exciting news at 9:00 AM!!!

Before I go I wanted to share some of Sarah's pageant photos!!! I'm so proud of my baby.....she won 3rd Runner up!!! As always, all the girls were gorgeous and Sarah had a lot of fun!


Sarah is getting her hair done by our sweet hairstylist Mrs. Beth


Sarah posing for her mommy


Of course we have to take some more photos.... 


Sarah on stage right before announcing the winners...


Sarah just found out that she won 3rd Runner up.....YEAH!!!


Hope you liked the photos!?!

                                               Hugs, ~Silke~

Saturday, January 14, 2012

C4C119 I'm seeing BLUE!!!

Happy weekend everyone!

Hope you’ll have a nice relaxing one planned. We’ll be busy with Sarah’s first pageant this year. It’s a Pink Ribbon Pageant in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. A cause that is dear to my heart. I’ll post some photos this week so you can see her new dress and I can update you on how well she has done!!!

Anyway, I had a chance to stamp for this week’s Crazy 4 Challenges -C4C119 theme. Joanne has challenged us to create a card/project with *MONOCHROMATIC IN BLUES*.

Here is my take on it…….




I decided to dig out one of my retired Stampin’ Up Hostess Set called Because I Care. I inked it in Memento Black and colored it with these Copic Markers ~ BV000, B0000, B00, B93, B97, YG11 and G21. The image was placed onto a Circled Spellbinder Die and a Doily. The DP in the background is from the Pacific Point DP Collection and I decided to add some scoring on top and added the new PTI Filigree Border on the bottom. The Enchanted Evening Ribbon is also from PTI and I topped it off with a matching Button as well as some White Scrapper’s Floss. At last I added the Silver Pearls...voila!

Please make sure to check out the rest of the *Crazies* for their  ideas ~ FrancesBarbaraCindy,
Have a fabulous week and I'll see you again on Tuesday!!!

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~

Here are a few more challenges I have entered:
7 Kids Challenge #38 ~ Try Something New ( PTI Filigree Border Die)
Crafty Creations #152 ~ Something New (PTI Filigree Border Die)
Card Makin' Mamas ~ Something New (PTI Filigree Border Die)
Cheeryl Lynn Designs #10 ~ Beautiful Borders
Dream Valley #23 ~ Anything Goes
Anything Goes #58 ~ Anything Goes
Lexi's Creation #56 ~ Anything Goes
For Fun ~ Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

FTTC151, WMSC79 Happy Valentine...

Happy Tuesday!

We have another fun Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC151 lined up for you! Tammy is our hostess this week and check out the fun inspiration photo she has chosen. Totally fun and happy!!!


Here is my take on it....



I immediately was inspired by the fun colors and had to add a few of them to my card. I used the fun and sweet Tokens of Affection Set. The robot image was inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~ C1, C2, C3 and R14. The background was embossed with the Cuttlebug Love Language Heart Embossing Folder and the DP is from the SU Pattern Design Paper Collection. Next I added the PTI Satin Ribbon and matched it up with a SU Button plus some White Scrapper's Floss. I finished it all off with some Roses created with the Sizzix Flower Dies and then added the Silver Pearls.

The layout for this card was inspired by this weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch #79....


Please make sure to check out all the fun projects the rest of the FTTC team has created ~ Cindy, Maki, Heather, Tammy, BeateMona and please don't forget our January Guest Designer Cheryl Lea.

Have fun playing along!!!

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~


Here are a few more challenges I've added my card to:
The Paper Players #77 ~ All You Need is Love
TPE #130 ~ Add Hearts
Catch the Bug ~ Anything Goes
CES #67 ~ Anything Goes
Art Impressions #46 ~ Anything Goes

Monday, January 9, 2012

Ooh la la....Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend????

If this post looks familiar, then you are not going bananas...LOL!!! I accidentally posted it before...so...offically today I have the pleasure of announcing that I'm the Guest Designer for the Ooh la la Challenge Blog the next two month. Of course I want to thank the fabulous ladies over at the Ooh la la blog for inviting me and I'm looking forward hanging out with them the next couple of weeks :) !!!


The Challenge #96 for the next two weeks is all about *NEW BEGINNINGS*. I guess you can interpret this theme in many ways....



I decided to do a *Happy Birthday* card. Many of my friends and family members have a January birthday and of course each birthday starts a new chapter in their life's. I was provided with the beautiful Be Mine - Passion for Fashion DP in the background. It compliments perfectly with Kraft CS and also with the PTI Enchanted Evening CS.

My inspiration for this card came from the Sketchbook Saturday Sketch #143. For the cirlces I used the Spellbinder Picot Edge Circle and the Classic Standard Circle Dies. The sentiment is from the PTI Communique Mini Set. To follow the Sketch I added some scoring on my background panel. Next, I added the panel on the bottom and added some piercing lines on the top and bottom plus the punched out Scallop Border. To finish it all off  I added the PTI Enchated Evening RibbonButton with some Brown Scrapper' Floss, Flowers and the Silver Pearls.

Now it's your turn!!! Hope you'll get chance to play?!? Please make sure to stop by the Ooh la la Blog for all the beautiful ideas the Design Team had!!!

Have a wonderful day and please make sure to come back tomorrow for my new Flourishes card!!!

                                                                      Hugs, ~Silke~

Saturday, January 7, 2012

C4C118 Thanks....

Hello everyone!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far? The weather is super mild here and I know we'll be spending lots of time outside. Our sweet little Miriam finally learned to ride her bike and I know she'll be wanting to show everyone in the neighborhood :) !!!

Anyway, the *Crazies* are back with new challenges....so how about joining us over at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog ~ C4C118 ?!?! Joanne is our new host this month and she has challenged us to create some thing *NEW*...it can be a new technique, using some new goodies etc.



My card features some new Papertrey Ink goodies...yeah! I love that store!!! The main image is from a complimentary set that was included in my last shipment. It's called *A Big Thank You*. I inked it in Memento Black and cut it with a Circle Spellbinder Die. Couldn't resist adding a Doily behind it :) !!! The Burlap in the background is also new....I bought it on my last Archiver's Shopping Trip. Next I embellished my card with the new PTI Smokey Shadow Stitched Ribbon, matching Button, Silver Cord and Silver Pearls.

Please make sure to check out the rest of the *Crazies* for their  ideas ~ Frances, BarbaraCindyDawn, Jessie, Joanne, Joycelyn, LyndaMariaSilke K. and Vicki.

As always thank you so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a fabulous weekend,

                                                                        Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Here are a few more challenges I've added my card to:
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday #67 ~ Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund #38 ~ Try Something New
Freshly Brewed #77 ~ Use Something New
Delicious Doodles #10 ~ All Thing New

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

FTTC150 Trifold card....

Happy Tuesday!

It's time for a brand new Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC150....YEAH!!! Mona is hosting this round and she has challenged us to create a *TRIFOLD* card. I you are like me and have never created one before, then please make sure to swing by SCS to find a great *Trifold* tutorial.

Here is my idea.....






I decided to use the beautiful Sweet Nature Set. First I stamped the outside of the Kraft CS with the block sentiment using the SU Crumb Cake Ink. The frame and window was created with the Spellbinder Label Eighteen Dies. Next I added the White CS and stamped the rose image with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with these Copic Markers ~ R14, R17, R22, YG11, G21 and Colorless Blender. The sentiment was stamped onto the right side and I also added some piercing on the side. To finish it all off I added the Red/White Gingham Ribbon and the Silver Pearls.

As always please make sure to swing by the rest of the team for their ideas ~ Cindy, Maki, Heather, Tammy, BeateMona and please help us welcome our new January Guest Designer Cheryl Lea.

Have fun playing along!!!

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~

Here are a few more challenges I've entered my card in:

Kaboodle Doodles #100 ~ Let's Celebrate (birthday)
Simon Says... ~ Something Old & Something New (Old - Stamp Set, New - Trifold and Ribbon)
Paper Sundaes #101 ~ Something Old & Something New ( Old - Stamp Set, New - Trifold and Ribbon) 
Sentimental Sunday #83 ~ Anything Goes
TPE129 ~ Anything Goes
Stamp R Us ~ Anything Goes
Pile it on #1 ~ Anything Goes
Incy Wincy #127 ~ Anything Goes
Kraft Journal ~ Anything Goes