Monday, March 9, 2009

Timeless Tuesday!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!!!! Thanks so much to all of you who played along with us last week and used Spellbinders on your cards. 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 Kimberly Crawford is hosting the Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC6). Kimberly has provided us with a sketch to test our card making skills.

As far as sketches go, there is not much explanation necessary. You can turn it and enlarge the sections to fit your card size. However, in the end, it should still look like the sketch. Good Luck!!!! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!!!

Let's go see what the blog team created with this sketch!!!!

Up first is our challenge hostess, Kimberly Crawford. Kimberly is using the beautiful Lilacs set for the magnolia bloom images. I just love her coloring and softly colored sky background. She is framing the oval with a layer of Basic Gray Sultry dp. She uses the Signs of Spring set for the sentiment, and the Many Sentiments set for the filigree bars above and below the oval. Love that detail. Beautiful, Kimberly!!!!

Silke Ledlow is using the Thinking of You set. The Thinking of You set includes the solid cluster flower oval frame which adds a lovely finished look for the sentiment. Silke's clean and simple, yet elegant design adds just the perfect finishing touches. I love how she uses score lines to create texture and added detailing. Beautifully done, Silke!

Next up is Becca Feeken. Becca is using several sets for her card. For her background lace detailing she is using Lace and Trims set. Love this bold detailed image that comes in the set. The white embossed image takes on a true lace effect. She is also using the I Love Roses set to create a beautifully colored rose detail. The sentiment is part of the Thinking of You set. Great colors and details, Becca!!!! Lovely card!!!

Betty Wright is next on our tour of cards. I am using the Signs of Spring set. I added layers of the Basic Gray Porcelain dp. I love these colors. I, too, allowed the sentiment to be the focal point with a touch of the small daffodil image that comes in the set. Love this quote and the flower is the perfect size. I added some soft sponging around the edge of the oval to create a subtle framing effect for the sentiment.

Cindy Haffner is next on our tour of sketches. She, too, is using the Thinking of You set. Love her color combo and soft pattern dp choices. The pierce and dot detailing around the card base and oval image adds a subtle frame effect for the card and the sentiment as the focal image. Love her attention to details. Gorgeous, Cindy!!!!

We are hopping on over to Dee Jackson's to complete our sketch tour. Dee is using the Easter Bunnies set. This card is so cute. I love Dee's spring colors and her double wrapped soft pink satin ribbon detailing. Great coloring, too!!! Lovely and festive seasonal card, Dee!!!

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

Timeless Tuesday Winner(FTTC5)!!!!!
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Here are your random numbers: 23
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Cook22 (Sabrina) is this week's winner!!! Congratulations, Sabrina!!!!
Sabrina, email:

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 FTTC6 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 FTTC6 if you load your card to SCS or another gallery. We cannot wait to see what you create!!!!

Did you know that this week is Flourishes Release week? The SDT start showcasing sneak peaks of the new sets starting tomorrow here at the Flourishes Newsletter. The release party - which is set for Friday, March 13th from 8 to 10 Central in the Flourishes Forum at SCS is the big reveal party. You still have time to participate in the Flourishes Getting Sentimental Challenge which gives you a chance to win a new release set. Find out more about that challenge here. So many ways to win!!!! Thought you might want to know!!!!

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

Your Flourishes Friends!!!


Norine said...

the cards are all beautiful

Anonymous said...

Ladies, I always enjoy your cards, but today's are striking! Thanks for sharing.

Stacy Morgan said...

All wonderful cards! I came home today sick so I got to play along early. Here is mine:

The Rubber Maid said...

Love this challenge, it's right up my alley as it is easy enough to follow . Love the gals work as usual. Mine is at Pat

Neva said...

Here is MY MOM'S LILY card.
Love this layout

Lois said...

Beautiful cards once again, ladies. I like the sketch -- here's my card:

jan farnworth said...

here is my card

Mandy said...

Here is my card for this week

From My Heart said...

I have tried to add the Flourishes Button to my blog, using your instructions, but get an error message that I need 100 characters. Help me please.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Thanks for a fun challenge. (I happen to love sketch challenges.) Your cards are all beautiful. Here is mine:

Anonymous said...

Your cards are fabulous, with such variety and inspiration - thank you so much!!! Here is my card for this weeks Sketch Challenge, which I enjoyed doing!!!

Thank for letting me play, I enjoy it so much...and for the inspiration!

Lovely Linda

Anonymous said...

Wonderful cards! Here is my card for the challenge:

Nancy said...

Love sketch challenges! Here's my card:

Michelle said...

Great sketch, I have featured this card on my Blog
or you can find it here

Liz Williams said...

Here's my card for this week's challenge. Loved all these pretty examples!!

Kay D said...

Gorgeous samples, as always.
Here is my card:

(it's a 2 for 1 with the "Getting Sentimental" challenge

Ravengirl said...

I love the sketch and the fabulous design team samples. I took a shot at this sketch myself and this is what I came up with:

Barbara said...

LOVE your samples, ladies!! And I love this challenge--great sketch!! Here's mine:

Live Life In Color

Anonymous said...

First time entering one of your challenges. I love doing sketches, and all the samples are gorgeous.

Mine is up at SCS

stampingwriter at hotmail dot com

~Lori Roop said...

Your cards are this week are stunning DT!! WOW!! Love all the new releases~!

Here's mine Lovely Fruit

Anonymous said...

I could not resist making another card for ths Challenge, it has been a lot of fun - these cards have been the sort that really make themselves! I have loved looking at your cards and as always am so inspired by them - thank you for sharing them!!

Here is my card:

Thank you for looking!
Lovely Linda

Anita said...

Here is my card.

Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

Beautiful cards. I was somewhat inspired by Becca's and Cindy's in making mine-

mustangsarah said...

Beautiful cards.
Here is my take on it ;