Friday, December 5, 2008

Festive Flourishes Friday!

Just hear those sleigh bells ring-a-ling, ting, ting, tingle-ing too! Come on it's lovely weather for --- Festive Flourishes Friday! And, you can join in all the fun!

This week, it's all about the colors of Christmas-RED and GREEN! So, grab your favorite Flourishes set and let your creativity flow! That’s the only requirement! You don’t even have to make it a Christmas card. If you want to play along, simply leave a comment on this post or upload your card to Splitcoast using the keyword FFFC01. Keep in mind, we’ll be doing this fun Friday challenge all month long and there will be a special drawing for those that play all four weeks! Details on what is up for grabs -- to come!!

So, let's start the parade!

Don't you love how Becca used one of the flourished borders from the Flourished Elements set for her birdies from the Birds And Vine set to sit on? Very cute! They just look so alive sitting there! I love how one is even looking up to see the bird in flight! Very creative!

I absolutely LOVE the vibrant colors of Cindy's card. This is just too pretty! I love the decorative paper she used. I love the punched and paper pierced edges and I love how she added glitter to the ornaments from the All that Glitters set to make it just sparkly and festive!

Betty's ready for a sleigh ride with this beauty! Don't you love the antique flair to this card? She used distress inks to give her card that warm and cozy look! Love the vintage Christmas feel!
Now Dee and I were both on the same page when we did this challenge -- because we both are doing double duty this week! In addition to the Red and Green-- We both take part in the Friday Stamp Simply challenge which - this week - is to make a Christmas card with stamps that are NOT Christmas! You can add a Christmas sentiment, but the image had to be something that was not designed for Christmas! So, Dee used the Just Rite alphabet in the Times Roman font (on sale now--25%) to spell out her Noel and also added those fabulous flourish from the Wedding Esssentials set. Do you see the extra sparkle she added? Adds a bit of whimsy!
For my card, I used the Mardi Gras set and stole the crowns from the set to make me "Three Kings!" the saying, "Wise Men Still Seek Him" is from the City of David set. See that Christmas Glittered Paper sticking out on top? I love the razzle dazzle of this paper! And... it's on sale now! I thought the card turned out well and -- I love the Mardi Gras set for the crowns! Can you see - King-For-A-Day birthday cards? Fit-For-A-Queen gift packs? Oh my, the options are endless!
Since we made this challenge up mid week - Christine already made a card ripe for Christmas using beautiful shades of blue! She is actually at a retreat -- (waving to Christine) hope she had fun!! Her card is a real stunner! That crisp blue and white is to die for! I love, love, love the angel from the Rejoice set (it's on sale now you know-- 25%!)

We hope you enjoyed taking this "ride" with us this morning and remember-- if you want to join us in the challenge, make a card and link it in a comment here or upload to Splitcoast. This week's key word is FFFC01!
Can't wait to see what you come up with!


Kimberly said...

Oh, my! GORGEOUS cards, ladies!!!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

These are gorgeous! I love them all, awesome work girls. I am going to have to play along!

Lois (clownmom) said...

Beautiful cards, all! I did a card and uploaded it to SCS. Can't wait to see everyone's creations.

Carol Southern said...

These are all very creative and beautiful. Such talent ladies.

Sewflake said...

I sucked in my breath so hard when I read Flourishes Friday I was glad I did not have any food or liquid in my mouth or I would have choked to death...LOL... I am constently amazed at the gorgeous cards, this weeks took my breath away!!!!!!!!!

Laurie said...

These cards are tremendous! They are so different and beautiful.

silkeledlow said...

Fabulous cards ladies!!! Love each and every one!!!

PatsyB said...

These cards are simple, yet gorgeous!! I would have a hard time picking one that is better. Such a gathering of great talent!!

StampinCathy said...

All the cards are just fabulous and so inspiring.