Monday, April 13, 2009

Timeless Tuesday!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC11)!!!! Thanks so much to all of you who played along with us last week. Keep reading to find out who won with our favorites challenge last week.

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.

Becca Feeken is our challenge hostess this week. She is challenging us to paper piercing. Paper piercing is the art of piercing holes through the cardstock for decoration. Paper piercing has evolved so much in the past couple of years with the invention of some highly detailed piercing templates. There are all kinds of piercing ideas to use. Whether it is just a pierced frame or border, some pierced corner accents, a few pierced dots here and there, or you go all out with ornate piercing template patterns, we would love to see what you create.

Come along with me and let's see what the blog team created for you this week and how they used the piercing challenge!!!!

Up first is our challenge hostess Becca Feeken. She is using the newly released
Vintage Wallpaper background and the Sweet Pea set for the sentiment. She colored the background image with two colors to create this beautiful look. She is using a circular ornare template to create a piercing focal point for her card. She has finished it off with a gorgeous organdy with satin piping bow and touches of pearls. Beautifully done, Becca!!!!

Betty Wright is next. I am using two newly released sets Vintage Wallpaper background and Swing Set . I stamped the background image using versamark. I colored and layered the focal image with the new release Spellbinders Label three diecuts. I added a few pierced details at the corners and along the design points in the background. I finished with a few pearls. I thought the pierced scallops in the border punch looked paper pierced, so I added it as a faux paper pierced edging.

Cindy Haffner is next. She is using the Summer on the Patio set to create a springtime invitation!!! I love the colors and all the wonderful border punch detailing. I love how she colored the image and created a sidewalk scene for the patio and chair. She is using some Memory Box dp which coordinates beautifully with this set, too. Cindy has added some corner pierce detailing in the focal image and on the tag. Just beautiful, Cindy!!!!

Next up is Dee Jackson. Dee is using the newly released Sweet Violets set. Dee has colored the violets with prisma colored pencils and baby oil. I love the colors and the shadowing effect. Dee used the paper piercing mat to add piercing to the tag and to create a frame around the focal image. Love how she backed the piercing in white cardstock so the color shows through. Wonderfully done, Dee!!!!

Next, we move on to Kimberly Crawford. Kimberly is using the newly released Sweet Violets set, too. Kim chose to watercolor her violets. She is using some of the fabulous European Watercolor paper . I love the coloring and the touches of little violets with leaves on either side of the sentiment. The outside scalloped circle is pierced to offer a subtle detail. Just gorgeous, Kimberly!!!!

Last, but certainly not least this week is Silke Ledlow . She, too, is using the newly released Sweet Violets set. She has colored the violets with copics and cut out a few and popped them up on dimension for added height and interest. She is also using a border ornare piercing template and create very ornate pierced borders on either side of the focal image. Beautifully done, Silke!!!!

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

The Flourishes newly released stamp sets are still available in a bundle set with discount until this Friday, April 16! Here is the link to the two bundles available this month.

The Winner for Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC10

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Liz Williams (Liz or Lazylizard at SCS) is this week's winner!!!

Congratulations, Liz!!!! WooHoo!!!!

for your coupon code!!!!

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 Flourishes Favorites 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 FTTC11 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!!!

We cannot wait to see what you create!!!! As always, thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

Your Flourishes Friends!!!


Denise Marzec said...

Gorgeous samples, girls!! I'm playing!! :)

flourishes said...

These are all wonderful inspiration....the kind that we have instinctively grown to know we would get from such a wonderfully talented group of ladies. I sure am glad we are all Friends of Flourishes ! What a great friend we have in each of you.
Jan Marie

Kristen H said...

The DT cards are gorgeous!!! Thank you for showing me such wonderful ideas with piercing!

Have a great day :)

Connie M. said...

These are all so very wonderful, and such a wonderful challenge too! It gave me a chance to use a paper piercing template I have had for quite a while now! here is my card:

DONNA said...

hi everyone, what beautiful cards so far! Just is my sample. Hope you find it inspiring too! hugs Donna

Carol L said...

What lovely samples to draw inspiration from! They're all just stunning!
Thanks for the opportunity to play along. Here's my card:

Liz Williams said...

How fun it was to see that I won last week!!! I just love these challenges and all the beautiful samples that inspire us. Here is my card for this challenge:

Lesley said...

Thanks for the wonderful inspirations. Love the piercing templates on these cards. Wow! I had never seen anything like that before!!!

Here is my card:

Thanks for the challenge. Hopefully the paper piercing shows up in the picture!!

Lesley :)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful display of cards from the DT - they are all stunning...very daunting for me to is my card:

Thank you for looking and for the great challenges, they are so-o-o much fun!!

Lovely Linda

Theresa Momber said...

Thanks for the challenge. The samples from the DT are stunning!

Here is my submission.

-Agnes- said...

Hi, here is my take on the piercing challenge.

Christy Dillman said...

Fun challenge, 1st timer here to your blog and look forward to playng again. Here are my cards, hope you enjoy!

Robbie said...

This picture is terrible! I know I'm not the greatest card maker, but come on, camera!

Anyway, this is my first FTT challenge and I combined it with another challenge. There's just a little bit of piercing on it and it is in the scallops of the Ruby Red layer. Here is my card.

Unknown said...

As always, I love all the samples here. I've made two cards which are both here:

Thanks for all the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I am going nuts with the paper is my Mothers Day card, I tried paper piercing on an embossed it is:

Thank you for looking!
Lovely Linda

Barbara said...

Gorgeous samples, ladies!!! Here's mine and it's only Thursday!

Bloomin' Beautiful

Cammie said...

Beautiful samples! Here's my card for my first Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

Ravengirl said...

What amazing work that the dt did! Here is my card:

Thanks for the fun challenge!

Cindy said...

I knew I wanted to do this one because I love paper piercing. Here is my card:

Kate Souder said...

Love Becca's inspiration - always!
I'm playing along with my new Pierceabilities!

Anonymous said...

Here is another card from me - can't stop myself!!!

Thnak you for looking and for the chance to play!!

Lovely Linda

Anita said...

Great challenges and cards. Here is my card.

Trina Kuriger said...

Great challenge, I love paper piercing. It was great fun to combine it with my fabulous new sweet peas set!
Here's my card

Anonymous said...

This was so much fun to do. I always forget about piercing. Thanks for the challenge. Here's mine

marilynprestonn said...

Here is my card for this week's challenge, I love the piercing technique, hope you enjoy my card which was very much inspired by Cindy Hafnner's beautiful card.

Thanks for looking and enjoy.

Anonymous said...

You would think I didn't have a life wouldn't are two more cards...


Thanks for looking....and indulging me!!!

Lovely Linda

Carol Southern said...

I managed another challenge this week, so I was pleased. Lots of cards ladies and all are great.
Here is mine...

Laurie said...

Wow - some of those templates must take forever to pierce but they are outstanding!!! Gorgeous work and so inspirational. I've posted mine at

Jeanne Forsyth said...

The samples are beautiful - Loved this challenge;-)

Jeanne Forsyth said...

This is just another card to enter - hope there are no limits on how many we enter - if so just enjoy the peek.

Lois said...

All the samples were beautiful. Paper piercing adds a nice touch. Here's my first card for the challenge --

Lois said...

I just bought a huge piercing template that has lots of designs so I wanted to use it on a card. Here's the first card I made using one of the designs on the template --

Anonymous said...

Love all the samples! My piercing is on the inside of the card, I hope that counts:)


Lois said...

One last card for the piercing challenge, and I used my new Flower Soft. This is the first card I made with it. Here it is --

Vickilyn said...

Thanks for the challenge and the inspiration! Those DT samples are AWESOME!!

Here's mine...

Angel said...

here's one i did:

it's also on my blog! great challenge, i love piercing! gorgeous cards, ladies!!!

Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

Great challenge. I love piercing!

Here is my card

Anita said...

All the DT cardss are fantastic.

Here is my card.

Anonymous said...

The dt cards are beautiful and inspiring!! Here is my humble "Faith" card:


Sabrina said...

I'm in, just about. Started the card over the weekend but left it till today, forgetting I had the dentist after work.
I used the Vines stamp as my piercing template.

Rosemary D said...

Here is my card for the challenge. I used the new CPS 112 sketch for this card.

Etha said...

As always, the DT samples blow me away and are on the edge of intimidating :)
I think I am JUST in time with my entry: bloomin with love . thanks for the chance :)