Tuesday, June 28, 2011

FTTC124 A Day of Joy and more....

Happy Tuesday again!

It's time for a new Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC124. Tammy is our host and she created this awesome Sketch for you/us to try.

Here is my idea....

I used the beautiful Butterflies & Blossoms Set for this design. The DP in the background is from the Webster Vellum & Diecut Kit II. The image itself was inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~ R14, R17, R22, BG0000, BG000, B02, BG07, BG10, G24, G94, YG11, Y15 and Colorless Blender.  The tag was created with the SU Large Tag Punch.and inked with the sentiment from the Kids Play Set. My embellishments for this card are ~ Doily, Kaiser Pearls, Flourished Rhinestones, matching Button, White Scrapper's Floss and some White Satin Ribbon.

As always, please make sure to check out the rest of the team ~ Cindy, Maki, Betty, Heather and Tammy. Don't forget our super sweet June Guest Designer Pat Adams!!!

Before I go I want to thank everyone for playing my goodie giveaway last week, I was so happy to hear that you liked my little gift bag :) !!! Thanks for all the sweet comments! The lucky winner of the two fabbo Flourishes Set is Lisa aka My Paper Tales. Lisa, please e-mail me at silkeledlow@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today! Have a wonderful week! I'll see you again soon...!!!

                                                                 Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Here are a few more challenges I've entered:

Our Creative Corner ~ Your Style (Clean, Simple & Elegant)
Stampin' for the Weekend #11 ~ My Favorite Things (Colors, Pearls/Rhinestones, Dry Embossing)
Sweet Stampin' ~ Something Old/Something New (Stamp Set/Flourished Rhinestones)
Sew Many Cards #58 ~ Dry Embossing
Crafty Purple Frog ~ Swirls & Pearls
Blogger's Challenge ~ Things with Wings (butterflies)
The Poodles Parlour ~ Come Fly with Me
Simply Create #46 ~ Fly with us
Crafty Calender ~ Things with Wings
Ruby's Rainbow #6 ~ Flowers
Deep Ocean #2 ~ Flowers
OLLCB #83 Summer Flowers
Kaboodle Doodles #73 ~ Going in Circles
Pile it On # 26 ~ Going Round in Circles
Challenge up Your Life #46 ~ Circles
Phindy's Place #61 ~ Going round in circles
Make it Monday #43 ~ Anything Goes

MMSC110 My last card...

Hello my sweet stampin' friends!

It's Tuesday again and today I'm sharing my last Midnight Madness Sketch card as a DT member. The last three months have just flown by and I want to thank Priscilla, from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to design for her. The entire team is super sweet and it was really fun playing along with them. Thank you ladies and I will definitely play again soon!

Here is this weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
 Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
Our MMSC110 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is...
“Shelly’s Images store offers a variety of digital stamps for your paper craft projects. All of the images are hand drawn and perfect for getting your creativity flowing.   If you need more inspiration please visit the Shelly’s Images Blog.  There is always something happening at the blog.  You can see the newest images used by the design team on Marvelous Mondays and MM images are almost always offered at a special price on their spotlight day.  Technique and Tutorial Tuesdays are perfect for learning something new.  Every week they have a Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge so be sure to join for a chance to win an image. Be sure to become a follower of the blog so that you can visit often

Smooch Pearlized Accent Inks (Colors Moonlight, Silver Fox, Gold Lamé, Tuxedo)
Making Memories Heart Metal Pendant
Making Memories Gold Square Metal Frame
Making Memories Gold Flower Metal Frame
Making Memories Far East Metal Label Holders Set of 3
Plus..choice of two images from her store 
Thank you Shelly..what a great prize!!
Our June Monthly sponsors are....
 KennyK Collection & Whimsy Stamps
View their awesome monthly Grand prize worth over $100!!
Here is my take on this week's CAS Sketch:

I was provided with the image called Madison Attitude. Isn't it such a fun girly girl card?? I colored the shopping diva with these Copic Markers ~ BG0000, BG000, BG02, BG10, YG11, Y15, Y21, R22, RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV10.

The rest of my card was embellished with some SU Design Paper, PTI Ribbon and matching Button, some Pearls and the pretty Flowers.

Please make sure to hop on over to the MMSC blog to see all the beautiful ideas the rest of the team had! I'll be back shortly with my FTTC card...see ya then!

Hugs , ~Silke~

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

FTTC123 It's all in the Bag and some goodies!!!

Happy Tuesday again!

We have a fun, fun challenge going on over at the Flourishes Timeless Challenge ~ FTTC123. Betty is our host this week and she is challenging us to think *INSIDE THE BAG* or should I say *outside the Bag*....LOL?!? Use brown grocery bag paper on your card or project. You can use a brown lunch bag to create a gift item or small scrapbook album. Or, you can create a background, border, or accent piece for your card or project. If you don't have any brown grocery bag paper to play with, Kraft CS will work, too! We want everyone who wants to play along to be able to play with us! Have fun and we can't wait to see what you create!!!

Here is my idea.....

I went with a fun little brown paper gift bag I found at Hobby Lobby. I opted to decorate it and add dress it up with a *tag*. The stamp set I used today is from the Country Charm Labels. This set has really become one of my fav's lately...and if you stay tuned you will have the chance to win it today!!!! The sentiment is from another the beautiful set that I adore Wedded Bliss! You will have the chance to win this one too... :) !!!

My bag came together quickly by adding some Cotton TrimSatin Ribbon, a PTI tag die, some Pearl/Rhinestone Flourish, Halfback Pearls, matching ButtonScrap Floss....voila! The fabbo colors were inspired by this weeks CR84FN32 Challenge.

Now onto the fun part....leave me a comment and you are automatically entered into wining the Country Charm Labels and Wedded Bliss Set. I will announce the winner with next weeks post!!!!

Please make sure to stop by my team mates to see their fabulous ideas on this weeks challenge ~ Cindy, Maki, Betty, Heather and Tammy. Don't forget our Guest Designer Pat Adams!!!

Thank you for taking the time to swing by...see you next week! I'm taking a little stampin' break :) !!!

                                                                      Hugs, ~Silke~  

MMSC109 I love Vintage!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Hope you are enjoying some nice weather these days? It's been extremely HOT here in the South and I'm sweating my fanny off...LOL!!! It's even tooooo hot to go to the pool...yikes! Nevertheless, it gave me the opportunity to craft and I'm excited to show off my card for today's Midnight Madness Sketch ~ MMSC109.

This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
 Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
Our MMSC109 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is...
D'Amour Allure was formed as a result of a love for papercrafting and rubber stamps. Our stamps include vintage styles to character art. Please browse the collections at our exclusive retailer, http://www.mcmahonfivedesign.com/.
Check out the awesome MMSC109 Bonus Prize!
Prize details
Laura’s Love Stamp
Sophia’s Stroll Stamp
50 Kaisercraft Pink Flowers
10 Offray Ribbon Rosettes
What a great prize..thank you so much Jeni :)
Our June Monthly sponsors are....
 KennyK Collection & Whimsy Stamps
View their awesome monthly Grand prize worth over $100!!
Here is my take on the Sketch :

I had the pleasure of coloring up the image from the D'Amore Allure Vintage Collection called Doris Mae. The image was colored with these Copic Markers ~ E27, E37, E35, E50, and C2.
I used some Webster Design Paper in the background and added some white ink distressed Kraft CS on top. Next I embellished the card with Ribbon, Cotton Trim, Pearls, an Antique Brad and not to forget the fabbo Flowers!!!

Okay guys, now it's your turn!!! Please make sure to swing by the Midnight Madness Blog to see all the cards the MMSC team has created!!!

I'll be back next week with my last Midnight Madness card!!! See you then!!!

Hugs,  ~Silke~ 

Friday, June 17, 2011

C4C92 Sweet Baby Girl

Happy weekend everyone!

Hope you all are doing well?!? I've been super busy with my girls and at work this week.  I'm also trying to prep for our upcoming mini vacation to Charleston, SC. Have you ever been to Charleston? It's definitely a must see city! So much history and charm...love it!

Anyway, I'm blending in really quick to tell you all about our new Crazy 4 Challenge ~ C4C92 theme this week....this weeks challenge is an easy one!!! All you have to do is add twine, floss, string, etc... to your card or project!!

We also have a fun sponsor *Lil' Inker Designs* this week...so make sure to check out the C4C Blog for all the details and the fabulous cards the Crazy Team has created!!!

Laura, the owner of Lil' Inker Designs was so generous and supplied us with some goodies to try and I had the opportunity to play with the fabulous pinwheel die that she sells in her store! Isn't it toooooo stinkin' cute??? I also inked up the matching sweet Sentiment Flag Set.

Before you head out, please make sure to check out Laura's awesome tutorial for her pinwheel right HERE.  Laura, is also giving away a stamp set of your choice by playing along in the C4C92 Challenge...so get going and play along!!!

Have a fabulous weekend and I'll see you soon!

                                                          Hugs, ~Silke~  

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

FTTC122 Thinking of you and more!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend?!? I have been under the weather last week and trying to recuperate! I'm feeling a tad better and played along in this weeks Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC122. Maki is our host this week and she has challlenged us to use only *CIRCLES AND SQUARES* on our creations.

My inspiration came from the Embellish Magazine ~ Background Stamping Color Trend Challenge. The requirements are to use the colors shown in the photo down below and to stamp the background. Loved the colors and it worked perfectly with the images from the fabulous newly released Flourishes Set called Zinnias. Isn't it gorgeous??? The sentiment is actually from the Orchid Set.

My background was stamped with the single flower from this set. I used Kraft CS and SU White Craft Ink. The main image was inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~ YR01, YR02, YR07, BG000, B00, B01, Y15, G24, C1 and Colorless Blender. I added a stripe of White CS and scored it and topped it off with some matching Satin Ribbon, Button, Glitter and some Silver Pearls.

Please make sure to swing by the rest of the team and see their beautiful ideas ~ Cindy, Maki, Betty, Heather and Tammy. Don't forget our Guest Designer Pat Adams!!!

Thank you for taking the time to swing by...see you again soon! Enjoy your day!

                                                                      Hugs ~S~

Here are a few more challenges I played:
Totally Gorjuss #84 ~ Flower Power
Kaboodle Doodles #71 ~ Floral Showcase
Pollycraft Monday #97 ~ Ribbon and Flowers 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #30 ~ Summertime Fun
Make it Colorful #22 ~ Color with Blues (Copic)
Stamp with fun #115 ~ Pearls and Flowers
Wee Memories #59 ~ Anything Goes
Inspire me Friday #10 ~ Anything Goes
Shelly's Images ~ Show us what you got
Whoopsie Daisy ~ Free and Easy
Scrap Creations ~ Anything Goes
Top Tip #38 ~ Anything Goes
Stamp Something ~ Something Punched
AiFactory ~ Use something NEW (stamp set)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Stamper's Dream & Friends Blog Hop!!!

Hey everyone, I have a quick card for you today. My sweet friend Michelle Rodger's from Stamper's Dream has asked me a while back if I wanted to participate in today's blog hop and of course I couldn't resist saying no!

Michelle has invited some more friends to play along and she is also giving away some *Blog Candy* (see picture below).  Make sure to come out and hop around!!!

I have the pleasure of showing you a card with a sentiment from the JustRite Collection called My Rainbow Borders. The sentiment and the border were inked in Memento Black. I used the QuicKutz Retro Diamond Embossing Folder in the background and added a doily behind the PTI Guide Lines Design Paper. At last I embellished my card with the matching PTI Stitched Ribbon, Button, some Flowers and some Large Halfback Pearls.

Here is the photo of the candy Michelle is offering and a link to all the fabbo friends that created a card for today's hop:

                                                                ~  Becca Feeken
                                                                ~  Michelle Rodgers
                                                                ~  Laurie Schmidlin
                                                                ~ Amy Sheffer
                                                                ~ Denise Marzec
                                                                ~ Tosh Leyendekker
                                                                ~ Mona Pendleton
                                                                ~ Cindy Lawrence
                                                                ~ Silke Ledlow
                                                                ~ Arlene Cuevas
                                                                ~ Charmaine Ikach
                                                                ~ Mariana Grigsby
                                                                ~ Lea Lawson
                                                                ~ Joan Ervin
                                                                ~ Teresa Kline
                                                                ~ Jeanne Streiff
                                                                ~ Kellie Fortin
                                                                ~ Christina Fischer
                                                                ~ Jo Thompson

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have fun hopping and good luck of winning the awesome candy!

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

FTTC121 My turn...

Happy Tuesday again!

I'm excited to tell you, that it is my turn to host this weeks Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC121!!!
Father's Day is celebrated here in the US on June19th and since that special day is right around the corner I thought it would be wise to plan ahead! So, my challenge to you this week is to create a *FATHER'S DAY* card!!!  We would love it if you would play along!

Here is my idea....

I used the newly released May Set called What a Catch. I inked the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with these Copic Markers ~ C0, C1, C2, C3, B0000, B91, B93, B95, E25, E29, E51,  E53, YG95 and Colorless Blender. In the background I used a corrugated cardboard piece and ink distressed it with some Craft White Ink. At last I added the Ribbon, the Star Brad and the three Silver Brads below the sentiment.

Please make sure to check out the rest of the manly cards the team has created ~ Cindy, Maki, Betty. Please  check out our newest team member Heather and our new Guest Designer for the month of June Pat Adams!!! We also have another friend, Iwona helping us out today!


Of course I couldn't  pass up the opportunity to create another fun Flourishes card!!!

This time I'm using the beautiful color palette from the  CR84FN31 colors!

I finally cleaned up my super duper messy stamp room this past weekend and I came across some Vellum Paper and I thought it would be fun to use something different for a change :) !!! I stamped the main image from the gorgeous Orchids Set using Memento Black. The DP in the background is from the SU Blushing Bride Collection and I also used a piece from the SU Pear Pizzazz DP. I distressed the edges and added some *faux stitching* connecting the dots with some White Gel Pen. The rest of my card was
embellished with a doily, White Satin Ribbon, a SU Antique Brad, a punched out MS Butterfly and some Snow White Kaiser Pearls.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you come out and play along with us...hugs ~S~

Here are a few more challenges my card fits to:
EPC #39 ~ For Dad
CYDA #21 ~ Father's Day 
Here Come The Boys #3 ~ Father's Day 
Freshly Brewed #49 ~  It's a guy thing!
Simon Says Stamp ~ Father's Day/Male card
Aud Sentiment #29 ~ For a Male
Fussy and Fancy ~ Card for Man/Boy
Crafting for all Seasons #2 ~ Father's Day
Lexi's Creation #41 ~ Father's Day
Patties's Creation #23 ~ Father's Day
Delightful Inspiration ~ Masculine/ no flowers!!!
The Kraft Journal ~ It's a Guy thing!
The Crazy Challenge #70 ~ Father's Day
Paper Sundaes #72 ~ Let's get sentimental!
Catch the Bug ~ Anything Goes
Papertake ~ Anything Goes
Creations by Gill #8 ~ Pink/Green with Flowers
One Stop Craft #134 ~ Texture
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #92 ~ Use something new
Spoonfull of Sugar #155 ~ Here comes Summer
Everybody Art #145 ~ Distress

MMSC107 It's a new Sketch!

It's Tuesday again and it's time for a new Midnight Madness Sketch!!!

This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.

 Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
Our MMSC107 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is...
Stamp and Create is an on-line store carrying many popular brands of stamps, paper, and embellishments including: Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Stamps, Sweet Pea, CC Designs, Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, Whiff of Joy, Stampavie, Penny Black, The Greeting Farm, Basic Grey, 7 Gypsies, Shimmerz, Nestabilities (always 20% off!!), charms and more!! Lacey is always adding new items to the store…so check it out at www.stampandcreate.com
Thanks Lacey for your wonderful prize this week!
Our June Monthly sponsors are....
The and KennyKDownloads digi stamps will add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations!

   Prize itemized list:
*  10 Rubber stamps from the KennyK Collection at Whimsy.  Theses stamps are deeply etched rubber mounted on cling cushion foam, untrimmed.
*  3 
*  1 Pad Basic Grey Olivia Paper
*  1 Package of Mixed Flowers
*  1 Package of Mixed Charms
*  1 Package of Jump Rings
*  1 Package of Lace Ribbon
*  1 Whimsy Ticket Die
What an awesome monthly Grand prize worth over $100!!
WOW! WOW! WOW!!  Thank you so much!
Here is my take on this weeks CAS Sketch:

I received this beautiful fairy image from Wags n' Whiskers called Nichola. After printing the image I colored is with Copic Markers and added some Glitter to the wings. The DP is from Papertrey Ink and I added some embossing with the SU Framed Tulip Folder and finished it off with a doily, some Lace Ribbon, some Black/White Gingham, a SU Flower Brad, Silver Pearls and the Prima Flowers.

Please make sure to stop by the MMSC blog to check out all the beautiful cards the team has created!

Here are a few more challenges I played:

Kabadoodle Doodle #70 ~ Mystical Creatures
Whoopsie Daisy ~ Lace and Ribbon
Make it Monday #40 ~ Always Anything Goes
Speedy the Cat #58 ~ Flowers 

Saturday, June 4, 2011

ODBDSLC63, C4C90 Faithfullness and more!!!

Happy Saturday!

It is super hot down here in the South...how about in your neck of the woods?!? I took the day off yesterday and I surprised the girls to a trip to the fun *Splash in the Boro* Waterpark...yeah!!! Today my girls are busy participating in a Cheerleader Camp and I plan on doing a little bit of stampin' :) !!!

Onto my card.....I had the opportunity to combined my card with this weeks ODBD Shining Light Challenge ~ ODBDSLC63. Chris has challenged us to create a card/project using *ONLY A SENTIMENT*. The second challenge is for this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges ~ C4C90. It's an *Inspiration* Challenge!!! Check it out....

Here is my idea..............

My inspiration definitely came for the colors on the purse...I used Orange, Black, Green, Turquoise plus the Silver Accent!!! My card started out with the Spellbinder Blossom Die. Next I added the DP and added some *faux stitching*. The sentiment I chose is from the beautiful ODBD Faith Set. Next I added some fun embellishments like the Cotton Lace, Prima Flowers, the Black/White Gingham Ribbon with the SU Antique Brad,  the punched out MS Butterfly and the Silver Pearls. I actually made a similar card not to long ago...check it out HERE!

Now it's your turn to paly along!!! Before you leave please make sure to take a peek at my team mates beautiful creations ~ Sabrina, Francie, Chris, Rosemary and Pat. Please also make sure to stop by the C4C Blog for all the fun cards the *Crazies* made.

Have a fabulous weekend and stay cool :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Here are a few more challenges I entered my card into:
SNTODBD36 ~ Use your favorite Stamp Set
ABC Challenge ~ V is for Variety
Truly Scrumptious #58 ~ Summer Sparkle
AiFactory ~ Distressing
Charisma Cardz #22 ~ Something that Flies!
DYSU #22 ~ Orange
PaperPlay #22 ~ Summer Citrus Splash
Little Miss Muffet #10 ~ Metal Embellishment


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