Monday, March 16, 2009

Timeless Tuesday!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC7)!!!! Thanks so much to all of you who played along with us last week with the sketch challenge. Keep reading to find out the winner from last week's challenge.

For those of you who are new to the site, the Friends of Flourishes blog team are bringing you exciting and different challenges each week. Everyone can PLAY and anyone can WIN! Make sure you continue reading to find out how.

This week Cindy Haffner is hosting. She is challenging us to use ribbon. You may think…ribbon? I use ribbon all the time. Of course, you do!!! We all do!!! I mean there are just so many ribbons out there to choose from. There are lace, organdies, ric rac, satin, twill, and grosgrain just to name a few. Then, there are polka dotted, printed, and stitched patterns to be had. And, if that is not enough, many of these come in different widths. Like I said, there are just so many to choose from. However, you may only use a certain type of ribbon all the time…yet you hoard a boat load of others. It is time to cut those ribbons that bind you….lol!!! Try to venture from your normal comfort zone or try to use ribbon in a different way. Do not fret, though. If you are not feeling awfully adventurous, any card with some ribbon will do!!!! We would love to see what you create either way!!!!


Come with me and let's see what the blog team created for you this week using ribbon!!!


Up first is our challenge host, Cindy Haffner. She is using the Signs of Spring set. Love her color combo and bold pattern dp choices. She colored the basket with flowers so beautifully, too. Love all the Spring time colors. Love how she used a stitched ribbon with a knotted design with a heart charm. Beautiful, Cindy!!!!






Every thing is sweet, indeed, at Dee Jackson's!!!! She is using the beautiful and newly released Sweet Pea set designed by Marcella Hawley!!!! Gorgeous colors and coloring, Dee!!!! Love how she used the satin brown and antique gold reversible ribbon as the perfect compliment with the metallic chocolate cardstock she uses as a matte. Gorgeous, Dee!!!









Kimberly Crawford is using the Happy Birthday from the Many Sentiments set as the focal point on her card. She has layered her card with some Basic Gray Sultry dp. However, the showstopper for her card are the two ribbon flowers she has created and accented using ribbon from Flourishes. It just goes to show you that sometimes a beautiful card just needs a good sentiment and some fabulous accents!!!!! Beautifully done, Kim!!!!







Silke Ledlow is using the All Wrapped Up set for her bundle of packages and Chairs For You set for the fun sentiment. Love the colors and the elegant design. The cut work and created dimension really sets this card off beautifully. I love how she colored the ribbon and cut it out for added dimension. I love, too, how the package ribbon mimics the color of the actual satin ribbon shes uses. Great look, Silke!!!





Next up is Becca Feeken. Becca is using the newly released Ornamental Elements set on her card. I love how she uses the main element in the set as a background to the spellbinder's created flower and leaf accent. I, too, am amazed how the ribbon is used as more of an element to the card than an accent. It is absolutely stunning!!!! Great pearl detailing and framing, too, Becca!!!!



Betty Wright is last up this week. I am using the Summer on the Patio set. When I chose this set, I chose it for the assortment of summer beverages, the patio table and chair, and the chandelier. However, once I got the set in my hand, I was amazed at the number of pieces in the set and the designs. There are 35 images and sentiments in this set!!!! WOW!!! I love this pot of flowers. I added a layer of MB Fernbrae dp. I colored my flowers with some copics and added the So Very Thoughtful sentiment from the Many Sentiments set. I ventured out and used some pink ribbon. I rarely use pink ribbon. At least, I do not think I do!!!





Be sure to check out each designer's blog links for more specific card details.


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Anita (Anita) is this week's winner!!! Congratulations, Anita!!!! You need to email: flourishesllccustomerservice@cox.net

By the way, if you still do not have our lovely Timeless Tuesday blog button

for your blog, check here for the codes.


Now, it is your turn to play in our challenge!!!!
Here are the rules!!!!

  • Anyone can play whether you have Flourishes stamps or not. Of course, if you have
    Flourishes stamps, by all means, use them.
  • Use code word FTTC7 when linking to SCS or public gallery.
  • Leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. Please give a direct link to your blog post so we can see the Flourishes challenge post and not just the generic page. To get the full link, click to read the comments. Another page will open that will have just the one card and your comments. Copy and paste that link here in the comments section.
    If you use either your blog link or online gallery, please give an active Flourishes Newsletter link.
  • You can combine this challenge with as many others as you want.
  • The challenge runs from Tuesday, 12:01 am until Monday at 8 pm EST.
  • Enjoy yourself!!!


Make sure you post your card link back here to the Flourishes Blog and use the code FTTC7 if you load your card to SCS or another gallery. We cannot wait to see what you create!!!!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!!!!


Your Flourishes Friends!!!

42 comments:

StampinCathy said...

WoW! These cards are just amaZING! I just love everyones take on this ribbon challenge.

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Love the DT creations!! I created my card and have posted it here.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Norine said...

all the cards are so pretty My sweet peas are on there way to me can you see me pacing LOL
Hugs
Norine

flourishes said...

This is an UN_Believable Tuesday Challenge. Ladies this cards are over the top! Cindy you did a great job at putting this together.

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Ribbon, yay!! Thanks Cindy!! I can't wait to play!! :)

I bought my first Flourishes stamp set last week. Happily, I got it in the mail yesterday. I had to ink it up last night...Can't wait to use it again!

Karen W said...

They are all outstanding and gorgeous!! I just posted on SCS and by blog with my versions, thanks so much for all the inspiration from all the DT members, everyone including all the "friends" are just amazing!!!!
http://karensinspirations.blogspot.com/

The Rubber Maid said...

Love to use ribbon on my cards so this was an easy one. Great cards by the team as usual. Mine is at
http://rubbermaid.blogspot.com/
Pat

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous samples.
I'm a ribbon hoarder, so it's good to get a nudge to use some. Here's the resulting card:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1277740?cat=500&ppuser=165893

Anonymous said...

oops, for got to leave a name on my comment above.

Sandy (stampingwriter at SCS).

Angela said...

Here is my card..

http://thepapergourmet.blogspot.com/2009/03/four-in-one.html

Michelle Redman said...

I love ribbon, but I usually tie it is a bow, this time I tied it in a knot.
Here is mine...
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1277937?cat=7224

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Here's my contribution....

Sympathy

newenglandstamper said...

Fabulous DT creations - I'm in love with Kimberley's ribbon flowers. Here's my card:
http://www.newenglandstamper.com/my_weblog/2009/03/springtime-daffodil.html

Playing with Paper said...

I have created some Wee Quote Cards with different ribbon placement!!! They are at my blog!

http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.com/2009/03/cas-challenge-on-scs-and-ribbon.html

Thanks for the fun challenge!!

Rosemary D said...

Beautiful cards, as always! Here is my card for the challenge:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1278172

Mandy said...

I LOVE ribbon, but I was seriously hiding this ribbon...I finally used the last of it.

http://mandyspaperplayground.blogspot.com/2009/03/timeless-tuesday-challenge.html

Ravengirl said...

I gave it a shot this week. I have never used poly-twill ribbon and tried it on this card. Not sure what I think about this ribbon. Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1278674?cat=500&ppuser=156271. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Love ribbon...so it is great to be used here. I have gone 'outside the sqaure' with this one....hope that's okay...but I did pop back here to check what I was allowed. Here is my card:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1278747?cat=500&ppuser=179849

Thank you for the opportunity to play!!!
Linda Lucas
creative_linda@bigpond.com

Denise (peanutbee) said...

You girls are amazing. All your samples are BEAUTIFUL!!

Here are my daffodil notecards: http://thepaperlandscaper.blogspot.com/2009/03/daffodil-notecards.html

Cook22 said...

Some amazing ribbons on amazing cards there.
Just had time to make a quick one tonight before we head for a holiday.
Definitely stretching myself with the bright ribbons!!
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1279359?cat=500&ppuser=133118

Donna said...

http://butternutsagedesigns.blogspot.com/2009/03/easter-basket.html

Here is what I did with ribbon! Hope you'll try it too

-Agnes- said...

Here is my entry for the ribbon challenge.

Connie said...

What beautiful cards!!

Here is my card for this week: http://cmc2stamp.blogspot.com/2009/03/sc220-fttc7-flourished-butterflies.html

Anonymous said...

This is my second card for this challenge...I have used wider ribbon than I normally would, I usually stick to thin ribbon....but I am happy with it! Here is my card:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1280050?nocache=1

Thank you for the opportunity to play!!
Lovely Linda
ctretive_linda@bigpond.com

Sonya said...

I don't have any flourishes stamps yet, but you have inspired a wonderful card for our courageous servicemen. I have posted it here: http://thepinkpaperpenguin.blogspot.com/2009/03/heartfelt-thanks-to-our-troops.html

I hope you enjoy it! And maybe I'll win some flourishes stamps for next time! TFL

Yvonne said...

Hi!
As always the samples are outstanding!! I`ve tried to use my ribbon in a new way...
Here is my card.

Heather T said...

Thank you once again for the imspiring designs and fun challenges. My card is here:

http://cardz.wordpress.com/2009/03/19/poppy-patch/

Liz Williams said...

Here's my card for this week's challenge. Thanks, Cindy for picking ribbon!
http://rightbrainmadness.blogspot.com/2009/03/ive-been-on-spring-break-and-although.html

southernscraps said...

Beautiful cards again! Here's mine

http://southernscraps.blogspot.com/2009/03/another-4-in-1.html

Emilia said...

Great challenge!!!!
This is my entry:

http://italianinspirations.blogspot.com/2009/03/flourishes-timeless-tuesday.html

Anonymous said...

Hello again...I just can't stay away...here is another card for this challenge....hope you are not sick of seeing them...I can't wait to use my new Flourishes stamps for the challenges....sweet!!!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1281067?nocache=1

Thanks for looking...
Lovely Linda
creative_linda@bigpond.com

Anita said...

Here is my card for this fantastic challenge.

http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/03/yellow-daffodils.html

peggy said...

Here is my entry for the Timeless tuesday for this week, the gallery is beautiful!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1281742?cat=500&ppuser=129892

Ravengirl said...

I found time to try a different kind of ribbon. I also tried to create texture with the ribbon. Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1282147?cat=500&ppuser=156271
Thank you!

Ravengirl said...

I used one of my favorite flourishes sets on this one and made tabs with my ribbon. Here it is:http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1282859?cat=500&ppuser=156271.

Ravengirl said...

Oh and did I mention that my hubby is out of town and my daughter is at grandma's house? So I had time for this fun one. I knotted my ribbon in a different way! Here a fun birthday card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1282982?cat=500&ppuser=156271

alica said...

fun challenge and great cards by DT.
here is my card:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1281144?cat=500&ppuser=181697

acreativeneed said...

Beautiful DT cards!! I realized that I don't often use ribbon, and I really should more often! Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1282116?cat=500&ppuser=136154

Crafty Cat Chicka said...

That was fun! I didn't break out in hives, but I left the grosgrain alone and tried some rick rack. I might even do it again.

Cat Spicer
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1283417?cat=500&ppuser=112075

Nancy said...

Fun challenge, especially for someone as ribbon-challenged as I am! :)

http://windstarcreations.blogspot.com/2009/03/timeless-tuesday-7.html

Kay said...

Great fun (and I finally got to use some Flourishes stamps for the challenge!).
Here is my card:

http://willtradesleepforstamps.blogspot.com/2009/03/stamps-and-smiles-sketch-challenge_23.html

Thanks!

Shar said...

While the ribbon treatment isn't that unusual on my card, it is unusual for me to use ribbon at all! I had fun with this challenge! Thanks for inspiration!

Here's my card.