Monday, May 18, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC16)!!!! Thanks so much to all of you who participated in last week's Happy Birthday challenge!!! Keep reading to find out who won!
For those of you who are new, 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 Silke Ledlow is hosting the challenge!!! It is all about shapes this week. Silke is challenging us to go square with our cards. A square has four right angles and fours sides the same length. We are stepping away from the standard A2 card and going square!!!
So, go square with us this week!!! We would love to see what you create!!!
Come along with me and let's go see what the blog design team created for you this week!!
Up first is our challenge host, Silke Ledlow . She is using the newly released DIY Topiaries. This set is fabulous and so versatile for all kinds of cards. Silke is using one of several topiaries and pots that come in this set. I love the red and white color combo and the beautifully colored rose topiary. The scored background is fabulous and adds wonderful texture and sophistication to this card!!! She finished her card with some layered red bling brads, a red ribbon, and a wonderful sentiment from the Many Sentiments sets! Beautifully elegant, Silke!!!

Up next is Betty Wright. I am using the newly released DIY Topiaries and Many Sentiments sets, too. Instead of using one of the topiaries as my focal point, I opted for one of the smaller groupings of topiaries in the set to create a stamped background. It was super easy and fast to do with clear images to see where I stamped. I outlined each of the mini topiaries with a copic shadow marker(C1) to give the topiaries some definition. I finished with my sentiment as the focal image with a stamped off image of the topiaries behind. I love the way it turned out!!!

Next up is Cindy Haffner. She is using the Sweet Pea set. The colors and coloring of the Sweet Peas are gorgeous, Cindy. She is also showcasing many fabulous Spellbinder shapes. She is using as her square frame the Classic Squares and she punched holes in the scalloped borders for an added detail. She has layered that with the Inverted Scalloped Circles. Then, she topped it off with the Octagon shape. She finished her card with some Sakura gel pen dotting around the scalloped edge. Beautifully done, Cindy!

Last up this week is Kimberly Crawford. Kimberly is using the newly released DIY Topiaries and Sweet Violets sets. The colors and patterns are fantastic and the topiary coloring is beautiful!! Kimberly is using another one of the large topiaries and pots in this set. She stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Violets set directly to the dp. She finished her card with a pretty red ribbon bow and heart shaped button detail. Beautifully done, Kimberly!!!

Be sure to check out each designer's blog links for more specific card details.
Don't forget the Spring Sale!!!!
Flourishes is having a Special Spring Sale!!! EVERYTHING in the store is 10% off!!! That means Spellbinders, Flowers Soft, Inks, Designer Paper, Ribbons, Pearls...and more! You get my point!!! Got to love that! You must use the code rsc99! This offer expires May 21st! So hurry!
Make sure to stop by next week for a big surprise announcement!!!!
You will not want to miss it!!!

This week's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday(FTTC15) Winner chosen by
Random Integer Generator is
Here are your random numbers:6
Timestamp: 2009-05-19 02:05:34 UTC
Peggy (marilynprestonn) you WON!!! WooHoo!!! Congratulations!!!!
You need to email: 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!
Here is what you need to know!
  • 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 FTTC16 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...

Awesome challenge (I love square cards too) and great samples from all of you!

Here's mine:

Connie M. said...

Beautiful cards, ladies!! Love square cards!!

Here is mine!

marilynprestonn said...

I am so thrilled to be part of this challenge this week again. I want to thank the random generator for making me this week's winner. LOL But really, thank you ladies for the weekley challenges. Here is my simple square card for this week. Thanks for looking and enjoy.

Joan Ervin said...

What a great challenge...I love all the designer's cards...such awesome new stamps!!! I uploaded my card to SCS and here is my blog post

LeAnne said...

Fun, I love to make square cards! Here's mine:
Thanks, Silke!

raindropecho said...

Great cards! I love making square cards

You can see my card here

CarrollAnn (~CA~) said...

I made a square card for this challenge and the color challenge on SCS. Thanks for the challenge! I'll be back to do more of these!!! Here's mine:

The Rubber Maid said...

Don't usually do square cards but who doesn't like to do something different. Beautiful work from the design usual. Pat
Here is my card

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards, ladies, as usual! I always love coming here every Tuesday to see what samples you have posted!

Here's my square card:

Joseline said...

My first square card! Awesome challenge and thanks for inspiring me to think outside the A2 "box". I think I'm hooked on square cards. I know I will be using them for my future cards.

Vickilyn said...

Here's mine!!

Thanks for the challenge!

Lesley said...

Thanks for the fun challenge this week!

Here is my card...

Lesley ;)

Liz Williams said...

I love all these beautiful examples and the best part about square cards is that it gives you more space to make use of on your card. Here's mine:

Tracey said...

Great challenge, I love square cards & the samples are gorgeous :o)

My card is hereHugs

Liz Williams said...

I decided to make another square card for the color throw down challenge and use it for both challenges.

Liz Williams said...

Oops, I forgot to leave the link:

Janice M said...

Great challenge, the DT cards are beautiful!

Here is my card

Arielle H Gordon said...

I LOVE square cards... I ordered my new stamps last Friday & *poof* they appeared in the mail on Monday, you guys are awesome! I have always loved nasturtiums, so I freaked when I saw this set!

Here's mine!

Robbie said...

I really like the square cards. Here is mine:

Julie Leblanc (Kewlstamps-n-more) said...

yahoo, here is one from me too:-)

Linda said...

Thank you for a really great challenge and some AWESOME inspiration cards.

Here is a link to my square card. TFL

Jonia said...

I love to do sqare cards and your cards are fabulous. Hope you enjoy mine.

Here's my entry Jonia

Sabrina said...
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Sabrina said...

opps - sorry about that. Still having trouble linking.
5 cards uploaded this morning, and three of them are square.
But here's the one specially for Flourishes - at last I've got ink on that stamp :D

Unknown said...

Love Flourishes stamps. Please find a UK seller. My only hope is to win some at the moment.
HERE is my card. Beautiful creations from the DT too.
Viv xx

Rosemary D said...

Love the Flourishes Challenges! This one is no exception. Here is my card:

Lorelie Kim said...

I LOVE square cards!! HERE is my card.

Sandy said...

Squares are fun to work with a for a change. Here's my card:

Sandy J
(stampingwriter at SCS)

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Another great challeng! Thanks for the chance to enter.
Here is mine!

Barbara said...

Put on your shades for this one, ladies ;-)Loved all your samples!!!

Lois said...

All the samples were wonderful. I actually made two cards for the challenge --

Kay D said...

Great challenge- I like square cards!
Here is mine:

Reeca L. said...

Great Job Everyone!!! Here is my card

Anita said...

Here is my entry for this great challenge.

Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

Love square cards! Here is my entry

Janis Lewis said...

Just found your site and am enjoying looking around here. I've entered this week's Tuesday Challenge. Here's my link:

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