Monday, October 19, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday and more goodies!!!

Happy day you all!!!

If you are here for the *MTSC44 Sketch* please go down one post...or stay and check out this post :) too!!!

Oh what a fun day it will be :) !!! I love having birthdays!!!

Anyway... today is another Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - FTTC38 !!! Dee is our host and she is challenging us to *Watercoloring*!!! We can use any medium for watercolor we choose and any theme we want. Pretty simple and straight forward!!!

What an awesome way to show off the newly released Flourishes Sets!!! I chose to watercolor the beautiful *Christmas Wreath* Set.

The wreath was inked with Memento Black onto European Watercolor Paper (love the thickness of this paper!!!) I used different SU Inks to color it!!! After I colored the image I bedazzled it with some Dazzling Diamond Glitter.

The DP I used is from the Ski Slope Collection. I also used Chocolate Chip CS for matting!!! At last I added some *Faux Stitching* to the squares!!!

I finished the inside of the card as you can tell I kept the card very simple....since the sparkly wreath makes the card!!! Make sure to click on the close up photos!!!!

Hope you like the card!?! We can't wait to see what you will create!!!

Please don't forget to check out the rest of the ladies on their take on the challenge - Betty Wright, Cindy Haffner, Dee Jackson, Kimberly Crawford and Makiko Jones !!!


Now I would like to announce the winner from the Birthday Bash Giveaway.......

Congrats to....... jpmayo said...
Your card just jumped out of my google reader and made me want to do this week's sketch challenge!! It's gorgeous!! Have a happe birthday next week!! October babies are the best..from one to another ;)

Please e-mail me your address under so I can mail off your package ASAP!!!

Thank you all for playing this round!!!!


As promised I'm giving more goodies away!!! Anyone can play for this Blog Candy...I will mail it anywhere - it's my treat!!!


Here is what I will mail you.........

A whole bunch of different Clear Stamps, a beautiful new Embossing Folder (HERE is a card I made with the same EF!!!) PLUS YOUR CHOICE OF ONE NEWLY RELEASED OCTOBER SET FROM FLOURISHES!!!

Here is what you have to do.....go and check out the new Flourishes Stamp Sets right HERE......come back and let me know which one of the Stamp Sets you like best!?!?! This will be the Set I will order for choose wisely!!!

Please include your e-mail address or full name with your their is no confusion at the end :)

I will chose a winner this upcoming Friday, October 23 evening and I will announce it with the OCC post on Saturday, October 24th!!!

Have fun playing!!! *****DRAWING IS CLOSED******
Thank you for playing along :)


Sabrina Jackson said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday liebe Silke, Happy Birthday to you!!! I hope you have a wonderful day my friend {{{{{HUGS}}}}}.
Your card is absolutely breathtaking, reminds me of the good old Weihnachts Kranz back in Germany:D:D:D:D. Yep, I think this is my favorite set the Christmas Wreath!!! Have a wonderful day my friend. Hugs and blessings to you, Sabrina

Betty Wright said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!
Happy Birthday to you!!!
Happy Birthday dear Silke!!!

Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

Hey, girl!!!! Your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!! GMTA on the wreath!!! It is gorgeous!!! Wonderful coloring and detailing on both cards!!!

Your birthday candy is fabulicious, too!!! Awesome!!! Enjoy your wonderful day!!!
Blessings and {{{HUGS}}}

Connie M. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Silke!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Your card is just so beautiful! I have not watercolored in forever...hope to be able to give this challange a whirl sometime this week!!

I already ordered my favoite new set from Flourishes (the santa one), but if I had to pick a close second it would be The Holly and The Ivy set! :) Love this idea to have your readers choose their fav new set...I may have to copy it next month for my b-day blog candy! :)

Sue (Australia) said...

Hi Silke, Just logged on for my "daily fix" and glad i did - firstly to remember your birthday today. HBTY!!!!!!!!!!!! and happy to have a chance at getting a stamp collection together. You know how much i love your cards and think they are just the BOMB! I wish i could be half the talent you are. Just in case i am lucky enough to win - i love the holly & the ivy stamps. The birds are divine. Hugs to you today, Suex (

Charlene Toppin said...

Hi Silke,

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you had a wonderful day. I follow your blog daily and I absolutely LOVE your work. You are a huge inspiration and I am always so excited to see what you are going to create next. Keep up the good work!!!

I took a look at the new set and I think my favourite is the Christmas Wreath, and you have made it look even more beautiful in your card!

Piali said...

Happy Birthday to You!!!
Hope you had a blast. Thanks for offering such a wonderful candy. My fave from the new stamp sets is
Christmas it.
the Musical Score & Words is very pretty too.

Shirley N said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win your delicious candy. If I were to choose, my favorite set would be the holly and the ivy set. I love the images and the sentiments both! Happy Birthday!

NinaB said...

Happy, happy birthday, my sweet friend. I hope you will have a day filled with joy and blessings! Hugs from Croatia...

Sandra said...

First of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
The second thing is... your card is gorgeous!!
And the last one.... what a great candy you're giving away!
And now... my fav set is "Christmas Wreath". Wow!!
Thanke you for the the chance to win it.

Sandra Z.

Claudia V said...

I hope your birthday was wonderful! Thank you for the chance at the giveaway. I'ts hard to choose but I would have to say The Holly and The Ivy is my first choice with Christmas Wreath a very close second. I absolutely love your card using the wreath, You have a real gift!

Carol Southern said...

Happy, happy birthday to you Silke. I hope you get throughly spoilt today. I'm another one of your daily visitors to see what you have for us and it's always tops.
What a wonderful lot of prizes you are giving away and some silver pearls, wow.
Thanks for the chance to win.
My Flourishes choice would be the Christmas Wreath.

Amanda said...

A very happy birthday to you Silke! May all your dreams and wishes come true. I can't wait for my daily updates to come through in the morning. Love your wreath card.

The set I like best is Santa, I Believe .... He looks so happy and cheerful, just like I remember Santa from my childhood days.

Thanks for the chance to win all that candy. A truley generous stash!

Have a great day!

Vicki (CraftCrazy98) said...

Happy Birthday, Silke! I hope you have a beautiful day and a very blessed year! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration you give me on your blog. I love all your creations and you are so very generous with your blog candy, too! My favorite Flourishes stamp is definitely the Santa one... I have seen some amazing cards done with it. Anyways, enjoy your day!

MelodyGal (LorieM) said...

Happy Birthday, Silke! I hope your day is especially wonderful.

I love all those sets. They are beautiful. But my favorite is the Holly and Ivy set.

Hope your weather is as lovely as ours is today.

Lorie McMullen

SueB said...

hippo birdie two ewe, Silke! I'm lovin' blurfing this week to check others' interpretations on your cards, and hope you're having a t'riffic b'day!

thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp - if chosen, I'd love the holly background for Christmas cards!

Lynne said...

Many Happy Returns Silke!
I adore your creations and have to have my daily fix. If only I were that talented.
I have coveted Flourishes stamps for a long time and am hoping Santa is going to be kind to me.The one I love the most from the recent releases is Christmas Wreath.
best wishes Lynne xxx

Kathy Jones said...

WOOHOO!!!! Happy Birthday GF!!!! Hope your day is simply fantastic!!!! Of course it goes without saying that I LOVE your card - my gosh how stunning is it!!! AWESOME colouring!!!!

As for the Blog Candy ---- well I have to say my fav new Flourishes set is The Holly & The Ivy!!! :)

KathyJ (aka Wattle)

Carol L said...

I was going to sing to you but Betty beat me to it! LOL Happy Birthday hugs my friend, I hope your day is as special as can be!!
Your card is just awesome with your fabby coloring and design!
The new release is so pretty and I like them all, but for some reason the holly background stamp really caught my eye!! Now go celebrate and have fun!!

Karen Dunbrook said...

Hi Silke...sending you wishes for a beautiful birthday. Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful candy....have a great day!!
Thanks for all the inspiring cards.

Velta said...

Hey Silke ~ Best wishes for a belated birthday!!! I love the wreath stamp set! What a great bunch of candy...Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Happy Day! Love your blog. What great candy. My favorite set is Santa, I believe!
Teresa Blue

Francie G. said...

Happy Birthday, Silke!

Your card is gorgeous! So beautifully colored! This just happens to be my favorite Flourishes set this month! Thanks for the chance to win these treasures! Hope your day is marvelous!

Hugs, Fran Gumprecht

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a very Happy Birthday!! I like all of the sets but the one I like best is "The Holly & The Ivy". Have a great day. Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne Hurlburt (

Cheryl said...

Did I miss your birthday? I am so sorry!! Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE!

And aren't you the BEST have more goodies to give away? I will have to say my fave:

Christmas Wreath

You did an AWESOME job on this one's just absolutely gorgeous! ~hugs~

Sheri said...

Happy happy birthday! Without a doubt the Christmas wreath is my favorite. I have seen so many different ways to color it and you just sealed the deal with your beautiful rendition

Dawn Easton said...

Happy Birthday, Silke! I hope your day is EXTRA special!!!
LOVE that wreath image, you've coloured it beautifully!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Happy Birthday Silke!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day and year!!! Love that wreathe and your layout!! Gorgeous coloring and design!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I got so excited about your card and birthday that I forgot to say your candy looks yummy. My favorite is the Holly and Ivy!! They are all gorgeous though!!

Have a great birthday Silke!!

Linda Carson said...

I love birthdays...when it's someone else's!! Happy Birthday Silke! You sure know how to celebrate! Your card is delicious! One of my favorite new sets is Drummer Boy! All of Flourishes' new sets are fabulous!
Stamping birthday hugs,
Linda C.
leenda1 at cox dot net

Jill Haddad said...

Wow! This is certainly generous of you! All the new sets are gorgeous - which is typical of Flourishes - but I think my favorite is THE HOLLY & THE IVY. It is so elegant - and fits nicely with that embossing folder you are offering.

Jill Haddad

Jill Haddad said...

just a note: the link to the card you made using the embossing folder didn't work. Would love to see it.

stamp500 said...

Tough choice! I pick The Holly and The Ivy. I have other stamps that would compliment these images very well.

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, my sweet friend Silke!! Hope your special day was started with a lot of fun!!

Your card is gorgeous!! Love the layout and your coloring! Sparkles are just what the image needed!!

What a fabulous blog candy! I love the idea to let the reader choose the prize!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy Birthday Silke! It's so much fun celebrating your birthday. :o) Beautiful card... Love the great colors, the lay-out! That image is one of my favorites... but my top pick is Musical Score & Words. :o)
Thanks! Monika Davis at

Pattyb said...

Happy Birthday! What a nice way to celebrate it, but including all of us! The Christmas Wreath is definitely my favorite! What gorgeous cards it would make.Thanks so much for sharing!
Pat Barger

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Happy Birthday Silke! Your watercoloring is beautiful! I have ordered my first favorite set from Flourishes and that is the "Dove and Holly." My next set I would love to have would be the "Christmas Music" Thanks for sharing your Birthday celebrations with us! What awesome goodies to give away - You're the best!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Happy Birthday to you! Enjoy it!

Your cards are so gorgeous! Love the watercolored~ might have to practice that also...

The set I love is Holly & Ivy - simply beautiful with the birds!

Thanks for the opp~

~Lori Roop said...

Happy Birthday Silke! I hope your day is as special as you are!! :)

Awesome give-away! I love the Flourishes set...The Holly and the Ivy! WOW! Gorgeousness!

Cindy Haffner said...

Your card is GORGEOUS!! Awesome work!!

Deanna C said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Silke! Have a wonderful day! Boy, you sure make it difficult. How can I possibly choose just ONE set? I guess, since your card truly is beautiful, that I would have to say that The Christmas Wreath set would be my favorite, though I would also love to own the rest of them as well. Your card is so simple, yet so stunning! Thanks for a chance to win! The blog candy is amazing too.

Sandy Kay said...

They are all gorgeous sets, but I tend to favor the Musical Score and Words.
What a nice way to celebrate your birthday!

Cristybug said...

What a generous offer! I must say my favorite Flourishes stamp (at least at the moment) is Santa, I Believe. The first few cards I saw with this stamp screamed that I must have this one also. They were beautiful.
Happy Birthday and thanks for the generous offer!


Dawn said...

Happy, Happy birthday! Your cards are gorgeous. The new sets are really nice, but my favorite has to be Santa, I believe. He's the best looking Santa I've seen in a while. I bet coloring him would be fun!

The Rubber Maid said...

Happy Birthday Silke and what an awesome Christmas Flourish card . Have a very Happy day and of course also this coming year. Blessings, Pat

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Silke!!!
I am so in love with your style of card making and I love the new Holly & Ivy Flourishes set with those beautiful doves. It looks like your overly generous give-away includes some of your "signature" silver pearls...right ? I can only hope to win such wonderful new goodies.
Pat Phillips...sheridangal

Frances said...

Have a wonderful Birthday celebration! The card is beautiful as always, great inspiration. My favorite stamp set is Christmas Wreath. Thanks!

Crystal said...

Happy Happy Birthday Silke!! I hope you day is AWESOME!!!!! Beautiful card too hun!!! Hugs to you!

Jimmi said...

Wow, thank you Silke!!!
I can't believe I won your blog candy, it's the best birthday present I got this year!!
Your card today, as always, is beautiful and inspiring, thanks so much for sharing it!

Becky said...

Happy Birthday! Oh, thank you so much for the wonderful blog candy. Your card is so beautiful it made me want the Wreath set, but I love all of them. I think, in the end, I would choose the Christmas Music in honor of my Father who sang beautiful gospel music his whole life.

Ravengirl said...

I hope you enjoyed your birthday! I think today's card is absolutely lovely. Flourishes images are alway so beautiful, but I think if I had to pick just one I would choose The Holly and The Ivy.

asnow said...

Happy Birthday! What a generous giveaway!

All of those stamp sets are simply STUNNING! But the one that jumps out the most to me is Musical Score & Words - hope you pick me!



Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Silke. Hope you have a very special day. My fav set is the Holly and the Ivy set but they are all really great. Thanks for the chance to win and your blog candy is wonderful too. Have a really great day. Phyllis M.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have some fun today!

Your card is beautiful and I really like the colors. Looking at all of the Flourishes sets, I had a hard time choosing my favorite... but I'll have to go with Christmas Drummers.

Vanessa Glass

Glenda Atkins said...

What a gorgeous card you created with the Christmas wreath! Happy Birthday and thanks so much for the opportunity to win some blog candy. All the new releasses are awesome, but I do think the Santa one is my favourite. Just looking at him puts me in the Christmas mood. Also, the cards I have seen using him are just wonderful. Would love to win!

frogers said...

Happy Birthday and many more. I love your blog and look at it every day. Love your work.
I will have to say I love the Wreath the best.

Marisa said...

I'd sing you happy birthday but Betty beat me to it :D Include me in her rendition as I'm sure her singing is much better than mine LOL! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Silke. Enjoy your day, and I'm hoping your family spoils you :D Thanks for the chance at some amazing goodies. Love the holly and the wreath. Wreath won the coin toss. Blessings for a great day.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Happy Birthday! I love that little christmas drummers set.


Denise Marzec said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birrrrrrrthday, dear Silke
Happy Birthday to you!! ya, girl!

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!

I love the Christmas Wreath set.


Anonymous said...

I'm just simply going to go with "Happy Birthday to YOU!" singing..not good at it!! TEE!! I love your wreath creation today sweetie!! Beautiful coloring!! Hope you have a wonderful day!! HUGS

Shirley said...

Your cards are always so beautiful. I love the Christmas Wreath......


Stef Perry said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you, Silke!! Your card is gorgeous - no surprise there!!

I have to say of all the new Flourishes sets I love Santa the best. He reminds me of the vintage stuff from when I was young (a long time ago!!).

Brenda H said...

Happy Birthday!!!
I just love your daily posts it give me inspiration to get my cards done
I love your card it is beautiful

I checked out all the new stamps set and I would choose the Wreath Stamp
Thanks for the chance to win
Have a good day
Brenda Hamilton

Kathy Kelsheimer said...

Hi Silke, I hope you have a wonderful birthday! Your cards are such an inspiration to me. Thanks for the gift you give your bloggers.
My pick from the new Flourish stamp sets would be The Holly and the Ivy. I've seen such beautiful card samples from this set. Thank you for the chance of winning! Blessings, Kathy

Jan Castle said...

My choice is the "Musical Score and Words"...singing is such a big part of Christmas for me. Your card is lovely! Thanks for the inspiration. Birthday blessings...enjoy your day!
Jan Castle

Olivia said...

Hi! Happy Birthday to you! I logged on a few minutes ago to view your gorgeous creation for the day...always love your work and the wreath card is no exception. Thanks for the chance to win...I like the Holly and the Ivy set best.

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday as well!!! You are such a wonderful lady and I hope today is wonderful too. Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

I love the Holly and Ivy set the most but all of them!

Thank you, Dahlene Spencer

Melinda said...

Happy Birthday! I love your card! I like all of the sets but if I have to choose one it would be the Christmas Wreath. Thanks for the opportunity to win!


Anonymous said...

Oh it's hard to choose but I think it goes to Christmas Drummer. I love the nutcracker image. Hope to win.

Kirsten said...

Happy Birthday, Silke. Like always you presented us with another fabulous card. I love that the wreath has oranges in it as we can never have a Christmas here with out oranges.

Wow, all of the new sets are fabulous! It is hard to narrow it down to just one, for me it really is a toss up between Santa, I believe and the Christmas Wreath. But if I absolutely had to pick just one it would be Santa.

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, I love checking out your blog... Happy Birthday to you
I love the Christmas Wreath stamp set.
Vonda Jewett

Catherine Dewaal said...

Happy Birthday! I check your blog daily and I am so inspired and impressed with your talent. Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful gift. I love the Holly and the Ivy stamp set. Those birds are beautiful.
Catherine DeWaal

Peggy said...

Happy Birthday and thank you for the inspiration. My favorite Flourish stamp set for October is Musical Score & Words. God Bless!
Peggy Allen

Nancy L. said...

The Holly & The Ivy is just beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win these goodies!!

Gwen said...

Happy Birthday! I always look forward to your blog to see all your wonderful creations! My absolute favorite new flourishes stamp set would have to be the Christmas Drummers!
Thanks so much!

kraftyaunt said...

Last year several of our great designers asked for ideas for new stamps and I kept pleading for Nutcracker style stamps!! Whew hew.. Flourishes' Christmas Drummers is absolutely gorgeous and would meet my wish list. I would love to win this set... Thanks for the opportunity!

Ronda C. said...

Happy Birthday! I love, love, love the Christmas Wreath stamp set from Flourishes! The card you made with that set is absolutely gorgeous! Did I mention how much I LOVE that set??? Thanks for the chance to win.

Ronda C.

The Pink Spot said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Happy Birthday to you!!!
my favorite set would be The Holly & The Ivy

Kimberly Crawford said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! Hope your day is wonderful, because you deserve it!!!

Your card is so elegant and classy! Wish I could see all that glitter-I bet it is amazing!! Such a great idea!!! (the photo caught just enough of it to tease! :))

Cassie said...
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Cassie said...

so, so pretty!
i would love to win the holly & the ivy!
thanks for being so generous!!

cassie larson

Mari said...

Oh, the Holly & the Ivy for sure! I just love everything I've seen done with those doves - stunning!
Awesome candy, you're too generous!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Silke! Hope you have a fun day. :)

My those new releases are fab-u-lous! If I had to choose, which is a hard job, I would say Christmas Wreath is my favourite. Thanks for the opportunity.


adeline said...

Happy birthday Silke!
I can't go to bed without checking your great cards and I'm glad I did it today too. My fav set is Musical score & words.
May this day be the best of the best!
thanks for this great candy

Janet said...

I love the musical score and words the best. You've done wonderful work. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that you are having a birthday! I love your blog. You do such beautiful work. My favorite Flourish's set is the Musical Score & Word. It was hard to pick as I loved your wreath. Amy Owens, Lexington, SC

Laraine R said...

Love your card!! Very elegant!! The set I would like to get is Santa, I Believe. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. Love the card as usual. To choose which one, if I won, sorry I can't pick just one. I really would just like to be surprised. Each set is remarkable in it's own way. They are so much fun.

Chris R. from Iowa

Elena said...

Happy Birthday, Silke! May your day will be as wonderful as you are!
Your cards and your blog are so beautiful!!! I am amazed of your talent!
I looked at the Gorgeous stamps from Flourishes - Santa, I Believe - is one of my favorites!
Thank you so much for the fabulous blog candy!

Jodi Collins said...

Isn't this GORGEOUS Silke! I LOVE this Christmas wreath and your stunning design!!! Always a feast for the eyes at your blog :) I personally LOVE the Santa, I Believe!!!

Gail S. said...

I love coming to visit your blog! I love the Holly and the Ivy set - it looks soooo elegant. Happy B-Day to you!! Gail S. gslagle (at) nctc (dot) net

momof5sons said...

Happy Birthday! I enjoy your work so much. Thanks for all of the creativity and inspiration you give to me and everyone who sees your cards. I love love love the Christmas Wreath set.

sandie carter said...

Happy birthday. Love your style of cards - I feel so inspired when I see any of your cards. Thanks for sharing.

The Flourishes set I like the best is the Christmas Wreaths. I would love to win this wonderful blog candy. - thanks for the chance.

Theresa said...

Hello Silke,

Happy Birthday! I'd send you your b-day card back, but I already framed it!! It's the most beautiful piece of art I have on wall in my scrapbook room.

Your card is beyond amazing. The new Flourish sets are great. I would love to win The Holly & The Ivy.

Thanks for all the great inspiration.

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Hi Silke,

I love the Christmas Wreath set and the card you made with it is wonderful! Happy Birthday!

Valarie Florer

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for giving us a chance for treat. I love your water colored card! I think my favorite from the new Flourishes release is Doves and Holly although Christmas Wreath is a close second.

Tracy Gentry

adleheidi said...

oh wow!!! Happy b-day even though i'm sure u must have heard it a thousand times already today. :P i really like the Holley and ivy. Have a blast and thanks for the chance to win. I'm a BIG fan of your cards! Like them cause they're plain and simple, and elegant.

adleheidi said...

sorry forgot my name:
Heidi Waldner

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday!
I like the Holly and the Ivy stammps set. I really enjoy your cards, thanks for taking the time to post them.
Ruth Sharpe

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Got to love surprises - I came to check your creation for this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge, and found some wonderful news - HOPPY BURP-DAY girl, hope you have a blast!!!
I noticed that you're also offering a yummy candy, so I don't see why I shouldn't give it a go lol! I absolutely love the Christmas Wreath set, and I wouldn't mind grabbing this one! :D
I love all your creations, your clean & crisp style is what I'd love to master one day... *wink*, and this card is no different - STUNNING!
Have a lovely week, all the best again,
( or

Raquel said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!! This card is absolutely gorgeous. Your always inspiring me with your work. Keep it up!!

The Holly and The Ivy is my favorite set, thanks for the chance to win.

Raquel Borges

Lueyes said...

What a nice way to celebrate. Hope your day has been happy. I always enjoy your blog and your beautiful cards. My favorite set is the Nutcracker.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Congrats!! The Christmas sets are all gorgeous!! If I win, I can't pick a set because I don't celebrate Christmas. Maybe I'll give it away to my g-friend. Thanks!!!

Patti J. said...

Gosh, where do I start? First of all, Happy Birthday!!! I'm sorry I was so late with my wishes for you! Hope your day has been full of blessings - you deserve many!!! Next, your card is delightful! Love the colors and layout...too pretty! Last, oh my goodness, I love the Christmas Drummers! I don't see too many nutcrackers out there, and that set is just priceless! Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Birthday!

Sandy said...

Happy birthdaaaaaayyy toooooo yoooooooou!!! Hope you had a great day and thanks again for being so generous with the giveaways!! My fav is the musical score and words!

kroppykat said...

Happy belated birthday! I hope it was fabulous.
My favorite of the Flourishes new releases is the Holly Background.
Thanks for the generous blog candy opportunity.

Mothermark said...

Hi Silke!

I just wanted to come and say that I hope you had a wonderful birthday today! Its fun to know our birthdays are so close! Thank you for always being so nice to me with your sweet comments on my cards.

I am so sorry I did not play along with the CCEE challenge but please know that I think you and your cards are so have such talent!

Happy Birthday girlfriend and many more!

Big hugs....birthday hugs...
Love, Cindy

Debora said...

Happy belated birthday. Always look forward to your posts. I like the Holly and Ivy. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi said...

Well of course HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
As for favorite set- now that is so unfair, I really have 3 of them so it is hard. But I am thinking hte Musical Score and words: at first glance it was Believe but I have something similar and then the Holiday wreath........ and then Holly and Ivy........... but I could do so much w/ the musical one. So I will stick w/ that as my fav! But they are all wonderful.

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Happy Birthday! Wow what a wonderful blessing for all of your readers. Not only do we get to see your creations, but we are blessed by your generosity as well.

My favorite Flourish set was the musical score and words. Very fun!!!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Liz Williams said...

Hope your birthday was the best. Love all the new stuff you have loaded since I was last here. I haven't had as much time for blogging lately. I ordered the nutcracker and the wreathes already and hope they arrive today. I couldn't order them all this time, but loved the holly and ivy set as well.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Happy Birthday! Oh what a difficult choice! Oh my...I think I must go with "Santa, I Believe".

Inky Angel said...

Happy Birthday and many more!
I adore the dove and ivy set.
Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous candy.

Rosemary Olson said...

Not many people choose this but I like the Holly Background. I think I could make some beautiful background paper with it. I always enjoy looking at your cards. Thank you. (

Michelle I. said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a fabulous day! I think all the new flourishes sets are lovely but I seem to be drawn more to the Musical Score set.

L. Brown said...

Happy Birthday!!! My absolute favorite is the Musical Score and Words. Runner up would be the Holly Background. Thanks for sharing your big day with us.

Kamie said...

My favorite has got to be Santa I believe. Love the large Santa image. I love large images! Fun, fun giveaway--thanks! said...

Happy birthday!
I love visiting your blog. Thanks for the chance to win so many goodies! I really enjoy using my Verve stamps. It would be nice to add to my collection. :)

Miriam from CA

Anonymous said...

How does one make a choice when they are all beautiful! Finally after a long deliberation I chose the Holly and Ivy. "Peace on Earth and goodwill toward men" says it all.

Barbara said...

Happy birthday!!!!

What a simply gorgeous, card, Silke--your watercoloring is fabulous! And what fabulous candy you're offering. I don't have to go look--I *know* I want "The Holly and the Ivy" set :) Thanks for the chance to win it!

kearneykrafter said...

Sincere birthday wishes to you!
Thanks for the chance to play and receive such fab godies!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you !! Enjoy your special day. Your gorgeous card makes the Christmas Wreath my favorite. Thank you for the lovely card and simple matting. It makes the wreath stand out.

Kathleen Lee said...

Oh boy, that's a tough one! But, I think I have to go with "Christmas Drummers" because I don't have any and I have granddaughters who love them!

Happy birthday!

Nicole said...

Have a wonderful birthday! All of these sets are beautiful; it's hard to just choose one! But, I think my favourite is The Holly and Ivy set. Thanks for the chance to win.

Giovana said...

Happy Birthday Silke!! I am back blogging and I wanted to check your blog and enjoy your creations!
Your card is beautiful.

Hope your day is great!
God bless

Linda Harris said...

A very happy birthday to you!!!

I really enjoy your ceative and beautiful cards. I'm new to the Flourishes stamping world, but I have loved each stamp set that I have ordered. Of this batch I think my favorite is "The Holly and the Ivy." The doves are so beutiful and the verses comliment it well.

MamaBeate said...

I wish you a very happy birthday!

Your cards are so beautiful...every day i have to have a look on your blog. And every card of you adds an new stamp-set on my wishing-list for xmas....I hope, flourishes ships to germany.

If I would win, I would wish the Christmas Wreath Set.

Kindly regards

Grace said...

Oh Silke I hope you had a totally awesome birthday gf! You deserve the best and may the year ahead be filled with blessings! Thank you for the chance to win as Flourishes new set! I love the Wreath but I also love the Musical Score... what a tough choice! I guess I'd have to say the Musical Score! Love your cards btw!!!!

Serena said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day and a wonderful year. Thanks for offering us presents for your day and thanks for sharing your talent. I really like the Musical Score and Words set.
Serena Brumley

Anonymous said...

Silke, it's birthday? Well happy birthday. I know your family and friends are celebrating YOU! Wishing you God's blessings. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

As far as the blog candy. The way you designed your card would make anyone have a hard time with the decision. All of the designs are absolutely gorgeous. I would have to say the...WREATH! I also love the nutcrackers, and the santa. The music is beautiful too!

Your card is fabulous Silke.

Kerri said...

I always love seeing the cards you come up with, and it's kind of you to offer so many goodies! I would go for the Christmas Wreath set - I've seen so many cardmakers do such a good job with it and it looks like it would be fun to color.

settle (at) sirenicart (dot) com

scrappingnana said...

Happy Birthday Silke, hope you have a blessed day. Your card is beautiful. TFS
I love all the new stamps, but I like the holy background best.
Thanks for offering such great blog candy.
JoAnn (

Dee Jackson said...

Hope you had a great day Silke!! Your card is gorgeous!! Fabulous coloring:)

shannon a said...

the sets are all nice...but i think i'm in the minority when i say i'd choose the santa i believe set! he's so cute. have a great day. ayduk200 at verizon dot net said...

"Santa, I Believe" is my favorite new set. Thanks for the chance to win him!
Cheryl Sablotny

Kitty Rodahl said...

My favorite new set is 'Christmas Drummers' Love that French horn! Thanks for the chance to win!

mustangsarah said...

Happy Birthday .
Your card is beautiful as all your cards are.
I follow your cards for inspiration.
My fav set would be the Holly and Ivy.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Donelda said...

wow, what a prize!! I looked at the new releases and I almost couldn't decide what to pick but if I were going to order one for myself I'd order the Christmas Drummers set!!! Crossing my fingers.

Anonymous said...

I hope your birthday was fabulous!! Thanks for sharing the inspiring work that you do. Thanks too for the chance for Blog candy. My favourite of the new releases is the Holly and the Ivy. I just love those birds. HB
Beth Greco

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday... I am loving your cards, the mojo Monday one is absolutely fab.. Very hard just to choose one of the Flourishes set as my favourite, but I think it has to be Santa, I Believe... they are all awesome... thanks for your generosity...

peg said...

Hope your Birthday was great! You work is beautiful! I would have to say my favortite set if I was to win is the Christmas Wreath.

Diane (fionna51) said...

Silke...I think the Christmas Wreath would be my favorite...

iriseyes said...

Silke, thanks so much for this great blog candy! It's hard to choose, they are all so fantastic, but I'd have to go with the Christmas Wreath...I love wreaths of all kinds, and this one is awesome.
Jacki Tobin

iriseyes said...

Silke, thanks so much for this great blog candy! It's hard to choose, they are all so fantastic, but I'd have to go with the Christmas Wreath...I love wreaths of all kinds, and this one is awesome.
Jacki Tobin

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, if I win, you don't have to send me a prize, Silke. I just wanted to wish you a happy belated birthday and tell you how beautiful I think your card is. This wreath might be my favorite of the new sets, but those doves are mighty pretty, too! Luckily, I have them both!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Silke - I can't believe I nearly missed you birthday - Happy Birthday my friend!! Thanks for the opportunity to play for this YUMBLY Candy - it is very hard to choose a favourite set but I would have to say ALL of them - okay the 'Holly and the Ivy' is one I love!! Thank you for making this candy international - Happy birthday my friend! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}