Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Happy Tuesday!

Today we are playing the *200th* Color Q Challenge....how cool is that???

Here are the colors....

As always please stop by the CQC Blog for all the details and to see all the beautiful samples the rest of the team has crafted!!!

Have a great day...see you again on Thursday with lots of cards & info...you don't want to miss it :) !!!!

                                                           Hugs, ~Silke~

plus Ribbon, Doily, SU Embossing Folder & Dazzling Diamond Glitter

Saturday, July 27, 2013

C4C196, AMMCCA4 and Catered Crop - WHAT'S THE SCOOP?.......

Happy weekend!

The scoop here at the Ledlow house is that Rebecca and Sarah finally received the word on what team, schedule, home room teacher they have for the new school year. I had no idea, that this info could be sooooooooooooooooooooooo super important...LOL!!! Miriam really doesn't care, since she already knows, that all of the 3rd Grad teachers are awesome...so whom ever she will have, she will be happy! I guess it's not so for Middle and High School...LOL?!?

To be honest with you, I'm excited too, that we finally return to a routine....I know my kids need the structure and social live that comes with schooling. Even though we enjoyed our summer it's time for our normal family life :) !!!

Anyway, we had an awesome summer day today and we hung out at the pool....which threw me a little bit behind on crafting my card for today's Crazy for Challenge ~ C4C196.
This week's challenge theme is *PICNIC TIME*. Interpret this any way you like. A checkered tablecloth background, a picnic invitation, food card, ice cream, fireworks, ANTS! Whatever picnic means to you?!?

I also combined this card with this weeks Catered Crop Challenge....the theme for this challenge is *SUMMERTIME*. For more inspiration check out this fun Pinterest Board.... 

My color inspiration came from Mona's the new A Mixed Media Color Challenge ~ AMMCCA4.

The requirement for this challenge is to use two different Mediums......mine are ~ Memento Tuxedo Black Ink along with the Copic Markers ~ YR000, E00, E35, E37, R14, R29, R35 plus Colorless Blender

I hope you can get crafty this weekend and join us for some of the challenges??? As always check out all the details by stopping by all the different blogs.

Have a fabulous weekend......       

                                          ~Hugs Silke~ 


Friday, July 26, 2013


Happy TGIF!!!

It's so exciting...Flourishes is having a BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!!

The entire Flourishes Design Team is jumping on the birthday band wagon and helping Flourishes light the candles and roll the music to celebrate SIX fun-filled, creative years...yeah!!!! 

Today's challenge is all about the right recipe for your cards. So, all you need to do is check out our recipe card below and make sure you use all six items. We're calling this challenge -- The SIX for SIX -- six items for six years! 

So, without further ado -- the recipe!


HOW TO PLAY: Like we said, simply use the six items as your recipe for your card or creation. Make sure to use the sketch and be inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo and then, use the other four items as well when you create. This Birthday Celebration Challenge is just that simple! When you are done with your card, don't forget to link up your creation HERE using the Inlinkz widget

For Birthday Celebration Challenge #5, enter as many times as you like. If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, use the keyword FLLCBC5. You have until 11:59 PM CST on July 31st to enter!

Winners will be announced Saturday, August 3rd and winners will receive a goodie bag from Flourishes valued at $30! There’s a whole bunch of fun scheduled for Flourishes 6th Birthday — if you want a peek at all the challenges, just click HERE to see!

Now just as I said, all of our fine and fabulous Flourishes designers are playing along in this one, so be sure to hop on over and see what these ladies have in store!

We can't wait to see what fun you whip up for this challenge! Remember, you only have until July 31st to play in any and all of our birthday challenges! Be sure to stop by tomorrow. 

To win tomorrow's goody bag, all you need to do is stop by and leave a comment sending Flourishes some birthday wishes! One lucky person will walk away with a goody bag valued at $30! Good luck....

                                                       Hugs, ~Silke~



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