Tuesday, July 26, 2011

FTTC128 Christmas in July.....

Hello my sweet stampin' friends!

Time sure flies by these days and it's time for another Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC128.
Flourishes is having a *Christmas in July SALE* going on this week and our theme for this weeks FTTC is to create a *CHRISTMAS* card /project. Make sure to swing by the Flourishes store to see the sale!!!

I chose the super cute snowman from the Warm Winter Wishes Set for my card today. The sentiment is from the Holiday Greetings Set. The snowman was inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~ C1, C2, R14, E15, E17, YR07, B91, B93. The background was embossed with the Swiss Dots Folder and the snowman was layered onto the Dainty Doily Die-namic. Next I added some Glitter, Ribbon, Silver Cord, Silver Pearls and a matching Button. My layout for this card was inspired by this weeks Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #21.

Please take a minute and check out my team mates ideas on this weeks challenge ~  CindyHeather, Maki, Tammy and Betty. Don't forget our July Guest Designer Shannon White!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today....have a wonderful day and I'll see you soon!

                                                                  Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Here are a few more challenges I've entered:
OCC Challenge ~ All the B's (Black, Blue, Bling, Buttons and Bows)
Delightful Challenges ~ Christmas in July
Creative Belli #122 ~ Christmas in July
Creative Inspiration #64 ~ Christmas in July
Simply Create #48 ~ Christmas
Pollycraft #103 ~ Christmas in July
Christmas Inspiration #29 ~ Christmas
Craft Your Passion #68 ~ Christmas in July
Crafty Ann's #45 ~ Dry Embossing
The Crafty Pad #131 ~ Dry Embossing
7 Kids College Fund #26 ~ Texture
AiFactory ~ Layer it Up
Stamp Something ~ Something Embellished
Totally Gorjuss #90 ~ Punch or Die
OLLCB #85 ~ Circles
The Crazy Challenge #77 ~ Ribbon
DCC720 ~ Glitter
Gingerloft ~ Make it Sparkle
Thrilling Thursday ~ Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy #13 ~ Anything Goes
2 Sisters #49 ~ Anything Goes
Paper Cutz #101 ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts #113 ~ Free and Easy
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

FTTC127 Bee My Honey.....

Happy Tuesday and welcome to a new Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC127.

I'm excited to host today's challenge. I found this beautiful inspiration photo from the Crate&Barrel ~ Summerlin Furniture Collection. I hope you like it as much as I do??? I thought the colors are so beautiful together and as you all know by now I love purple! I hope this photo will inspire you to play along??

Here is my idea...

I decided to create a *long card* reflecting the lounge chairs. This card is measuring 3 1/2" x 6 1/2". Of course I couldn't resist showing off the newly released Bee My Honey Set. The main image was inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~ C0, C1, C2, C3, C5, BV00, V17, Y08, YR07, YG11, G21, G24 and Colorless Blender. The rest of my card was embellished with some purple Design Paper, matching Ribbon & Button, a Doily, some Flowers, a punched out scalloped border on top and bottom, some scoring and I finished it off with a tag on the side.

Hope you like it and now I can't wait to see your ideas!!! Please make sure to add your cards to the FTTC127 post over at the Flourishes Blog.

For more inspiration please check out my team mates ideas ~  CindyHeather, Maki, Tammy and Betty. Please make sure to swing by our July Guest Designer Shannon White!!!

Have fun playing along....HUGS ~Silke~  

Here are a few more challenges I decided to play:
Crafty Catz #91 ~ Tags
OLLCB #84 ~ Tag it!
Cute Card Thursday #173 ~ Going Round in Circles
Stampin' Moments ~ Say it with Circles
Alota #63 ~ Circles
Paper Play #28 ~ Things with Wings
Stampin' B's  #119 ~ Add Bling
OSAAT #71 ~ Flowers
Fussy and Fancy #41 ~ Summer
Card Making Mama's #24 ~ Summertime
Stamp Insanity #68 ~ Summer Colors
Sentimental Sundays #64 ~ For the Men in Your Life
PaperCutz #100 ~ The Sky is the Limit (Bee's)
Stamptacular Sunday #120 ~ Animal Antics (Bee's)
Really Reasonable Ribbon #28 ~ Cool it
Allsorts #112 ~ Free & Easy

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Flourishes July Release...check it out!

Hello and happy Wednesday!

As promised I'm back with a card. This one is for this month Flourishes release. Today, I have the pleasure of showing off a super duper cute Set called Bee My Honey using the Challenge Sketch ~ FTTCJUL01.
Please make sure to read about this challenge and all the RULES on how to play along over at the Flourishes Blog.  You can win some fabbo prizes ......you don't want to miss it!!!!

Here is my idea.....

I had soooo much fun coloring this sweet image :) !!! After inking the image in Memento Tuxedo Black I started coloring it with theses Copic Markers ~ E13, E15, BV00, BV17, Y15, YG11, G21, G24, R14 and Colorless Blender. I used some Kraft CS and the DP is from the PTI Guide Lines Collection and I added the matching Satin Ribbon and Button. For a bit more interested I added some scored lines in the background and the finished the card off with some Prima Flowers and some Silver Pearls...voila!

How about some more inspiration??? Check out ~ Jan Marie, Tammy, Heather, Cindy and Betty for their take on this awesome Sketch and new Set!!!

Have a wonderful day,                                                                    
                                                             Hugs ~Silke~

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

FTTC126 The Beauty...

Happy Tuesday!

It's time for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC126. Cindy is our host and she is challenging us to *DRY EMBOSS* or *HEAT EMBOSS*. Both techniques are fun to try and I hope you'll come and play along with us?!?

Of course I couldn't resist to use on of my favorite Embossing Folders ~ SU Tulip Frame.  The beautiful quote is from the Flourishes Life Line Set. The DP is from the SU Blushing Bride Collection. I embellished the rest of my card with some Prima Flowers, SU Blushing Bride Ribbon and Silver Pearls. I totally loved the CR84FN33 colors and had to use them again this week :) !!!

Now it's time to hop on over to the rest of the team ~ CindyHeather, Maki, Tammy and Betty. Don't forget to swing by our July Guest Designer Shannon White!!!

Have a wonderful day and I'll be back on Wednesday with a sneak peek of this months Flourishes release!!!

See ya then,
                                                               HUGS ~Silke~

Here are a few more challenges I entered my card into:

Pile it on #28 ~ Favorite Technique (Embossing)
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #97 ~ Favorite item (Embossing Folder & Sentiment)
Deep Ocean #3 ~ Cards
The Shabby Tea Room #70 ~ Flower Power
Charisma Cardz #27 ~ All about Flowers
Blogger Challenge ~ Floral Frenzy
Creative Craft ~ Pretty Blossoms
Shelly's TTT ~ Pick 3 (Bling, Ribbon, Embossing)
Whoopsi Daisy ~ We love PINK!
Speedy the Cat #63 ~ Die Cut
Crafty Pad #129 ~ Lots of Texture
Bearly Mine #14 ~ Anything Goes
Bling it On #5 ~ Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts ~ Anything Goes
Stamp Insanity #67 ~ Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #66 ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts #11 ~ Free and Easy
Make it Monday #45 ~ Anything Goes
OSAAT #70 ~ Anything Goes

Monday, July 4, 2011

FTTC125 Friends....

Happy Tuesday!

Hope you all are enjoying your summer so far and I hope all my American friends had a fun 4th of July???

I'm taking a few days off this week and I'm looking forward hanging out with my hubby and girls. Sorry I have not been productive at all this past week....but I'm happy to share a card for this weeks Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC125.  Heather is our host and she has challenged us to create a card/project  for a friend across the miles or nearby. The card must have the word *FRIEND* in the sentiment.

Here is my idea....

I decided to use the beautiful sentiment from the Angelic Love Set. I inked it in SU Riding Hood Red. The Sketch was inspired from my sweet friend Iwona's Sketchbook Saturday and the colors were inspired by this weeks CR84FN33 colors.

The Design Paper I chose is from the SU Sending Love Specialty Collection. I embellished the card with the Spellbinder Beaded Circle Die, SU Blushing Bride Ribbon, Halfback Pearls, Prima Flowers and a punched out MS Butterfly.

Now it's time to hop on over to the rest of the team and I hope you will have a chance to play along! ~ CindyHeather, Iwona and Tammy. Don't forget to swing by our new July Guest Designer Shannon White!!!

Enjoy your summer!!! I'll see you soon... Hugs ~Silke~ 


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