Tuesday, November 25, 2008

BIC33, OCCC Happy Holidays and CC194, WSC67 Love Birds

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

I was in the middle of posting my CC194 card when my computer crashed - YIKES!!!

I have some news to share....I'll be a Guest Designer for *Treehouse Stamps* in Dec/Jan!!!
I'm so excited to get a chance to play with Ashley Bowen's Stamps!!!

Treehouse Stamps is celebrating it's
1. Anniversary starting December 01st and Ashley will have some fun stuff going on - so make sure you'll check her blog!!!

I used Beate's WSC67 for the layout. The Set I'm using is actually a Sneak Peek for the December Release and it's called *Owlentine*. I colored the owls with Prisma and Copic Marker - Sienna Brown, Dark Brown, Green Tea and Lipstick Red. I also used the Going Gray Marker from SU. I added some Basic Black CS to make the image pop a bit more...Next I added some Tiny Silver Brads and the Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon. The Really Rust CS was embossed with the CB folder *Bubbles*.

Hope you like it??? ~TFL~

Next is my card for the *Be Inspired* Challenge #33.

This time Beate has chosen this cozy outdoor living space by Martha Stewart. It reminds me a lot of Germany.... - we have beautiful settings like that around the area I grew up!!! I always loved the Summer time in Germany...fun Beer Gardens, good food and the best beer - LOL!!! I think I'm getting home sick now...:(
I have not been to Germany in 3 years!!! It gets harder and harder once the kids go to school and all the activities after school....Sorry - didn't try to get all sad now - LOL!!!

Anyway - here is what inspired me about this picture - there are some hanging light right above the table - can you see them??? I thought it would be fun to translate them into hanging ornaments for my Christmas card.

For the layout of my card I used the OCC Sketch from this past weekend. The flowers from the picture were my color inspiration....just in case you wondered where the blue is coming from - LOL!!! The CS I chose are - Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White. I embossed the Baja Breeze CS with the CB folder *Snowflakes*. Next I stamped the Ornaments from the retired *Ornamassortment* Set with Black Stazon and colored them with Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red Ink using a Blender Pen!!! Next I added some Crystal Effects and dried it with the Heating Tool. Once I knew it was completely dry I added the punched out Martha Stewart Branches on top. I used River Rock, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive CS for them. Next I dressed the card up with the new Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon.

The sentiment is from the *Many Merry Messages* and it was also inked in Black Stazon. This whole panel was raised with Stampin Dimensionals.

Well - I hope you like my take in the picture??? ~TFL~

Hope we have inspired you to play along??? Make sure to check out all the other ladies from Beate's Design Team - Charmaine Ikach, Danielle Lounds, Dawn McVey, Jennifer Buck and
Susan Roberts.


Tamara said...

Gorgeous card. I particularly love the punched branches at the top.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Looooooove what you did with the branch punch. I can't believe I still don't own one of them. It just adds so much to a card. Great job with the OCC sketch too, Silke!!

Julie said...

CUTE, Silke! Love that little branch, and the beautiful colors!! Those ornaments are adorable!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Wow! These are great. I am LOVIN' the ornament card. So much texture!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Both cards are just wonderful, Silke! Love the use of the pine punch. And congrats on being chosen as a guest designer!!

Michelle said...

I like the owl card...and I LOVE the ornament card! Simply beautiful...the colors, the use of the punches...all of it! :-)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Your inspiration card is STUNNING!!

Jackie Pedro said...

The owls are so cute!! Great card! Congrats on being the GD!!

The inspiration card is gorgeous! Love the branches at the top!!

Secret said...

Wow Silke, I love those little owls. Great card!! TFS..

Congrats to you as well for being a Guest Designer for Treehouse Stamps.

Gloria (aka GloriousGreetings)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Gorgeous cards Silke! And congrats on your news!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

I so enjoy your cards today! I didn't get a chance to play SCS CC194, but maybe this weekend. Love the MS branches... I so need that! I also have Ornamassortment set!! Such a cute card with the Crystal Effects. I'll be chasing... Happy Thanksgiving!! Smiles :)

Anonymous said...

So cute!! Congrats Silke, you are one busy lady! Treehouse is fortunate to have you onboard!!

One4Joy said...


Jami {sgtStamper} said...

oh my gosh...I love the swag you created with those punched branches!! Gorgeous!!!
hugs, Jami

Amy Johnson said...

congrats on being chosen as a guest designer. You deserve it! I love your cards, especially the ornamassortment card. I love the crystal effects and the branch created with the Martha Stewart punch. Great idea!

Jennifer Buck said...

These are both beautiful! :) You are amazing! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! :)

starsandcards55 said...

this is so nice! i, too, love the martha stewart branch punch (i have seen it used in many cardsbut i haven't been able to find it! great job and tfs!