Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fit for Royalty Challenge!

With Flourishes celebrating its second birthday, we know one thing is clear -- our customers are worth their weight in gold! To get ready for our smash release in August (wait 'til you see what we have in store - squeal!), we wanted to set the scene by honoring our customers who we consider - royalty!

That's why we are ushering a challenge to all of you!

HOW TO PLAY: Try to create a card fit for a king or queen! Use regal embellishments, a lavish paper, a beautiful image, glitz it up! Link your creation to this post on the Flourishes Newsletter. If you upload to Splitcoast - please use the keyword FLLCAUG. Be sure to link back to this post! That is what will keep you in the running! You have until Friday, August 14th at 5 PM Eastern to have your creation uploaded! We can't wait to see what you come up with!

WHAT YOU COULD WIN: All of our new releases that will be revealed starting next Wednesday, August 12th over on the Flourishes Newsletter.

We asked our Senior Design Team to dream up a little glitz and glam to get read for our Royal Challenge!

Latisha has a beautiful distressed lace heart - aged to perfection - that is embellished with a gorgeous strand of bling! She added only the best silk ribbon for a friend she treasures!
Laura added the Midas touch to her card with gilded Sweet Violets, a golden ribbon and beautiful golden tag. When it comes to card creations - it's solid gold!
Leslie took her gold to the max as well with a fancy stenciled flourish die, a beautifully regal brad and some fabulous bling! Her watercolored sweet peas are fit for a queen!
Stacy took her glam and put a modern spin on it! Afterall, princesses still have to text - don't they? :-) She took Chloe from the Gigi and Chloe set, added some Flourished Elements, a beautiful velvet ribbon and a regal looking ribbon slide to add the perfect finishing touches!

Next up is yours truly- Julie - with flowers fit for the Flourishes Royal Court! Mix the Spellbinders Classic Frame die with silk ribbon in all it's splendor, and some bling -- and you get these grand poppies that actually do... pop!
Faith got incredibly creative and made her rose regal... by making it a crowned beauty! What a beautiful rose,watercolored and adorned with some beautiful gold accents - a crown and some fabulous decorative details thanks to the Lace and Trims set!

Fleur de Lis borders, gorgeous silk ribbon and a fabulous ribbon slide accented with a jeweled brad - it all adds up to this gorgeous Sweet Peas creation thanks to Cindy!
Christine's card takes on a black tie feel, like this card is dressed up in its best tux, red rose in hand! I love the black on black effect with the embossed flourishes on the base part of the mat! Beautiful accents thanks to some black pearls and elegant Spellbinders shapes wrap this one up with a bow!


If you'd like to learn more about any one of our fabulous designers' creations, just hop on over to their blog for more details!

We hope you make time to play! Afterall, if you win, you will be the first to get your hands on our August release where we have 3 full sets and a beautiful accent stamp created.... just for YOU!

Thanks for stopping by!

47 comments:

Cook22 said...

What a fabulous pick of cards this morning. FLLCAUG already - where does the time go!

kreativeimagination said...

Beautiful cards. What a royalty. Cards speak for themselves. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Lois said...

All of these cards are so so pretty -- and quite regal indeed! I love all the glitter and gold!

Karen W said...

Wow, what gorgeous cards from everyone. I made a card for your royalty day also, here is a link for my blog and I put it in SCS. Thanks so much for the wonderful stamps and the gorgeous inspirations from your team.
http://karensinspirations.blogspot.com/

Liz Williams said...

Love all the beautiful samples and here's my card "
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1439039?&cat=500&ppuser=7104

Lois said...

Liz (lazylizard) pointed out that purple is the royal color, so I think my Timeless Tuesday card (which I just uploaded) will qualify for the "Fit for Royalty Challenge" too. If a twofer is allowed, here's my card -- http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1439328?nocache=1

beadz said...

Just found your site and really love it! I made a card for the Fit for Royalty Challenge and just posted it on my blog. http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/2009/08/2-challenges-in-one.html

Thanks for looking!

Carol Southern said...

Wow ladies what a beautiful lot of cards shown here, they just shine.
I decided to join in the fun so here is mine.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1439697?&si=AussieParcher

Cammie said...

Thanks to all the inspiring designers for the elegant cards.
Here's my card:
Golden Violets

Lisa said...

Super fun challenge!

Here's my link

Makiko Jones said...

All cards are fabulous and amazing!!
Thank you for the inspirations!!

Here is mine:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1440685?&cat=500&ppuser=25136

Coralee Perry said...

Amazing and inspirational!! Fabulous job ladies!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous DT cards.
Fabulous challenge.
My card is here

Karen x

Lisa said...

This is my card...Getti'n Figgy wit it :) Hope u like it.


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is a link to my card.

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http://creativek9s.blogspot.com/

Emily Keaton said...

What royal-looking cards, everyone! Here is my fit-for-royalty card:
Royal Lemon Tree

Lisa B said...

I don't have to much gold since I am a silver gal myself. I used a "flourish" design across the top. The heart in the center is raised with pop dot. Not as "regal" as everyone elses but I literally get stumped when it comes to gold..

Here is my card

Reeca L. said...

I just love all of these cards. My image turned out darker than I wanted but I kind of like it. Here is mine
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1444345?&cat=500&ppuser=146604

Cook22 said...

In spite of all those wonderful cards from the DT, I struggled to come up with an idea that would use Flourishes stamps I had...but in the end I came up with this today: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1444511?&cat=500&ppuser=133118

Rosemary said...

What beautiful cards! So much inspiration! Here is my card for the challenge:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1444716?&cat=500&ppuser=211071

southernscraps said...

Gorgeous cards. HERE is my card.

Angel said...

such *royal* cards!! another humble attempt by moi:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1444673?&cat=500&ppuser=71773

hope ya like it!

Traci M said...

I think I completed my card just in the nick of time!!
This was a fun challenge, thank you ladies~

http://www.tracimajor.blogspot.com/

Anita said...

All the cards are so beautiful.

Here is mine.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1445552?nocache=1

leenda said...

Beautiful & regal artwork ladies! It's hard to see the shimmer in the paper as well as the pearlescent chalk but it's there!

Here's mine http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1445576?&si=FLLCAUG

ineke said...

Here is my Entry
and its a bit different than the others...

Trina said...

Thanks to the design tem for all the wonderful cards. Here is mine

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1446174?&cat=500&ppuser=210555

Lovely Linda said...

What fabulous new sets and what gorgeous cards from the DT - fot for Royalty indeed!! I have loved making this card and realised that when I uploaded it a couple of days ago, I forgot to link it - 'a right royal messup!' LOL! Thanks for the opportunity to play!! God bless you!

Emilia said...

It is not difficult to make elegant cards with these stamps :)
They are so beautiful!
Here is my card:

http://italianinspirations.blogspot.com/2009/08/flourishes-fit-for-royalty-challenge.html

Karen (ON) said...

What gorgeous cards! Still feeling a little intimidated by all the talent; also on (slow)dial up out here in the boonies. One day soon I'll submit a challenge card. Thanks for the opportunity.

Cathy (ON) said...

The cards are all gorgeous! The Baby Love set is so cute! They would sure come in handy as I have several relatives & friends that are expecting a baby...this is a "Have to HAve" set!

Diane said...

What gorgeous cards! Here is my link for mine
http://nelliesnest.blogspot.com/2009/08/fit-royalty-challenge.html

All the entries are very pretty, too...lot of talent out there!

Marian said...

Wow...what talent...gorgeous cards with a ton of inspiration!

Karen D said...

HI Just lovely cards i love the flourish stamps after seeing these its time i ordered some. I don't know if the contest is open to Canadians but i wanted to say thanks for the inspiration. I won blog candy on Paper Crafts but two months later found out new owners its U.S only.

Anonymous said...

The cards just seem to get prettier an prettier. I wish I had the talent to come up with some of these beautiful creations. Great Job Everyone!!

peggysue said...

The samples are gorgeous. Here is mine. Thanks for the inspiration. http://rosesbymywindow.blogspot.com/2009/08/beauty-for-ashes.html

joanienp@aol.com said...

You never fail to amaze me with the beautiful creations!!

Anonymous said...

Can hardly wait for the release of the newest sets! I am a daisy lover!!!

Bettie

tbk100601 said...

This is very exciting!! I absolutely love these stamps! My card for the Roylty Challenge is here http://tbk100601.blogspot.com/ Thanks for the chance to win.

Dru said...

O.K., so here's mine - I posted it to splitcoast, but cannot figure out how to link back here from there - would appreciate some help if possible. Thanks

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1446675?nocache=1

Shopping Diva said...

My Card is for the Fit For Royalty Challenge. I really enjoyed making it! Thanks for the chance to win.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1446800?&cat=500&ppuser=21403

Ravengirl said...

Whew, just in time! I had to go out and get the wedding paper for my card. Here is my submission :)

Coralee Perry said...

I really enjoyed the challenge!! It was tons of fun creating something "Fit For Royalty".

Here's my card:
http://sassscrapping.blogspot.com/
Enjoy! :)

Sonya said...

I just learned about this contest last night and I emailed the cox.net email address, and left a phone message before the deadline.

Vickie said...

Beautiful cards. Love all the gold!!

Sonya said...

Ok, I finally got a picture that at least looks pretty close to what it looks like IRL. It was very difficult to photo. Here is my entry, http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1447026?&cat=500&ppuser=206150 .
I know it is after the deadline, see my previous post above in comments. But, after all the work I wanted to show it.

dlcamacho said...

I love the bling! The cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Lunet Media said...

thanks for the awesome cards, very nice