Saturday, December 5, 2009

MTSC50, OCC Musical Inspiration Challenge and IC209 Peace & Joy!!!

Happy Saturday everyone!!!

Are you all ready for Christmas??? We will finally put up our *Christmas Tree* today. With us gone before Thanksgiving it just didn't happen....but I'm looking forward decorating today!!!

I'm still in AWWWWE that it's December already....this also means we have a new challenge host for the OCC and it's no other then my fabulous, super sweet friend Jenny Gropp!!! As you already know I had the pleasure of meeting her and some other amazing ladies not to long ago...if you like..... you can read about it right here.

Jenny is challenging us to the *12 Days of Christmas Song* can find all the details on the OCC Blog. There is also a prize to win this make sure to check it out!!!

I decided to use the *12 drummers drumming* lyric and ran with it!!!

I used the awesome MTSC50 Sketch for my layout and I had to use the gorgeous Drummer Boy Set from's just perfect for it!!!

Hope you have time to play along this week??? For all the DT Samples please visit the OCC Blog!!!


Here is my card for today's IC209 - Charm Lady Boutique. What an awesome little shop!!!

I was inspired by this Dark Disco Ball Pendant.

For my image I used the gorgeous new Peace & Joy Set from Our Daily Bread Designs.

The smaller snowflake from this Set was inked in Memento Desert Sand. The larger snowflake was inked in Versamark and heat embossed with Copper EP.

To finish the card off I distressed the edges, added the Gold Pearls and the Copper Ribbon.

Thank you for stopping by today.....have a great weekend!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: Drummer Boy (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers - R29, No, E000, E47,
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (PTI), Chocolate Chip
Design Paper: Ski Slope
Accessories: MS Border Punch, Cuttlebug Snowflake Folder, CC Satin Ribbon, Pearls, Botton, Gold Cord, Circle Spellbinder Dies
Technique: Dry Embossing, Coloring with Markers
Card Size: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: Peace & Joy (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Kraft, White
Accessories: Ribbon (Michael's), Copper EP, Gold Pearls, Copper Jumbo Eyelet, Botton, Scrap Floss
Technique: Heat Embossing
Card Size: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"


Unknown said...

silke...these are gorgeous! i love the monochromatic brown one, and your sketch card is just stunning!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this've done a phenomenal job! :)


Cheryl said...

Good morning Silke : )

Both are absolutely gorgeous hun....I love that touch of blue....such attention to detail! I'm especially like your yummy ribbon and those pearls going down...nice touch!

What a gorgeous image on your second card! Perfect choice in colors too!

Have a fabulous weekend sweetie!

Carol L said...

I love how you used brown as the main color on both of these cards! So rich looking with those pretty bows and beautiful pearl accents! That snowflake is so pretty and the copper color just makes it amazingly beautiful!! Awesome work, and have a great weekend! :D

Anke said...

Wonderful cards Silke, I love the second one.


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both beautiful Silke!! Love the monocromatic and distressed look on your snowflake creation and that drummer boy is gorgeous. Love your coloring and the musical background you created.

Have fun with your Christmas decorations!! We are putting up our lights and all our other decorations in the house but waiting on the tree since we get a live one and it is too early here to put it up.

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Gorgeous cards, kiddo! Love them both but that monochromatic snowflake on my favorite kraft cs is stunning.

We're putting our tree up this afternoon. I was hoping we would be getting snow like they predicted - perfect tree decorating weather. But so far, nothing...we'll see! Have a great weekend!

Lori Rider said...

Two beautiful cards - I love them both! You get the award for choosing a different part of the 12 Days of Christmas for your card, LOL! The drummer image is just perfect and what you did with it is gorgeous. The snowflake card is breathtaking!

Grace said...

Silke these are both sooo pretty! Love the layout and papers of the first but I have to say the monochromatic snowflake is striking! Love it!!! Hugs!

Unknown said...

just beautiful- I especially love the second card

LorettaL said...

Oh Silke! You just blew me away again with these beauties!!! Cutting out that nutcracker stuns me! Do you use a craft knife?!! Stunning.

Deborah Saaranen said...

Beautiful designs Silke! Love the cocoa colors on each--it adds such a cozy feel!

Anonymous said...

These are GORGEOUS!! Such a perfect background for him!

Betty Wright said...

Silke, these are gorgeous!!! Beautiful colors and detailing!!! Lovely cards!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are beautiful Silke! I really like all the detail & the vintage look to your Drummer Boy card! Your second card is sweet & simple yet beautiful :) TFS

Jenny Gropp said...

Hey Lady!!!! I love these!!! The nutcracker totally stands out and looks amazing with your good idea to cut him out. Now you are enabling me again --- I don't have the nutcracker set!!!!!
Card #2 is FAB -- those snowflakes seem so warm and rich in the brwon tones!!!
You rock!

Joycelyn Pelkey said...

These are both so perfectly GORGEOUS, SIlke!!! WONDERFUL creations as always!!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are just beautiful, Silke! I love that drummer boy image and you've done such a wonderful job of highlighting him. Love the music sheet behind him.

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are beautiful....but I must say I love the looks of that snowflake card

Cindy Haffner said...

Stunning Silke, just stunning, I'm always in awe of you!!

Wendy J. said...

Silke, what a perfect stamp set for this challenge. (I had none!) Love the colors, love the sentiment, love it all!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Silke - what gorgeous cards from you...blogger has been acting up for me and I haven't been getting updates and I can see I have a lot of catching up to do in your gallery - these cards are gorgeous, as always and so inspiring! I always love your colour choices - they are stunning!! Thanks for sharing Silke - always gorgeous!! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Jessica Diedrich said...

Both of these are just GORGEOUS, Silke! I love the big yummy bow on the 1st one and awesome that you used Mercy's sketch, I love it! And I love the Kraft card too for the Holidays-so pretty!

Velta said...

So are such a great artist...this and the post below are awesome!!!

Melissa said...

What a splendid card! I love the color pallete! It's so creative and beautiful! The coloring on the nutcracker is so awesome!

Danni said...

These are both so wonderful! Gorgeous and elegant!

Mrs B said...

Wow! such a beautful card! the drummer boy image is so beautiful!

Unknown said...

Who would have thought brown would make such beautiful Christmas cards!!
You have two wonderful cards here Silke. Totally delightful.
Hugs Viv xx

Denise Marzec said...

Awwwww, Silke, these are BEAUTIFUL!! Lovin' Mercy's sketch and your pretty colors accenting that toy soldier. Your bows are absolutely gorgeous, too!

Barbara said...

This is beyond fabulous, Silke! I just LOVE that copper--LOVE it!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Two sensational works of art, Silke! The nutcracker is wonderful, so beautifully colored and cut out. I really love the distressed snowflake card - great color scheme and embellishments.

Hope you had some great family time putting up your tree.

Cassie said...

that nutcracker card is outstanding! one of my weekly favs.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Both cards are simply stunning Silke!! Love the rich browns of the second!! And the gorgeous sketch and colors of the first!! Beautiful work!!

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!
Jan Castle

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Wonderful cards Silke! Love the way you used the circle on the first and the second is just so clean and shabby all at the same time!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful cards, Silke! Love that drummer image! Your second card is so pretty with those colours!!

Carolyn King said...

fabulous cards (What else is new?) love that big bow and brads on the first. Great design! The monochromatic card is so pretty!!!

Anonymous said...

HI sweetie!! Long time no visit, eh?!! Sorry about that hun!! I surely missed your creation though!! WOW! Look at that soilder and the pretty musical background!! Stunning details and coloring hun!! HUGS