Monday, May 4, 2009

Timeless Tuesday!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC14)!!!! Thanks so much to all of you who participated in last week's sketch. Keep reading to find out who won! The April monthly winner is up, too!!!

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 Betty Wright is hosting. She is challenging us to use beads. There are all kinds of shapes and sizes as well as materials that beads come in. You can choose from the tiniest microbeads to the largest you can find to add to your card. Halfback beads count, too!!! There are glass beads, plastic beads, wooden beads, clay beads, and paper beads to name a few. So, bead it, girls!!! We cannot wait to see what you do with this one!!!

Let's go see what the blog design team has created for you this week using beads!

Up first is Betty Wright. I am used the Signs of Spring and Siberian Iris sets. I needed another Mother's Day card and this sentiment in the Siberian Iris is perfect. I watercolored the daffodil using European Watercolor paper for my paper of choice. This is amazing watercolor paper. I also used some Memory Box dp. For my bead detailing, I used a stickpin with clear beads and I stuck it into the ribbon detailing coming from the tag.

Next is Cindy Haffner. She is using the Sweet Violets set. Love the colors and patterns, Cindy. The Nestabilities Labels Four frame is fabulous with these wonderfully colored sweet violets. Cindy, colored and cut out the leaves and flowers to create wonderful dimension. Love how she tucked the little sentiment tag into the flower's leaves. Cindy has chosen to use halfback pearls for her bead detailing. Beautifully done, Cindy!!!

Next, we move on to Kimberly Crawford. Kimberly is using the Strut Your Stuff and Sweet Violets sets. I absolutely love how Kimberly showcased this beautifully colored peacock. I think the layered paisley shaped nestability is perfect!!! I love the Impressabilities - Paisely textured background, too. Love all her tiny bead detailing around the scalloped paisley frame and along the feathers of the peacock!!! This is gorgeous, Kimberly!!!

Next is Silke Ledlow . She is using the Mixed Greetings stamp set. I love this color combo. The pattern dp is fantastic, too. She paper pieced the vase holding the flowers, cut it out, and added dimensionals to give it some height. Beautifully colored arrangment, too, Silke! I love the added piercing detailing Silke added to the sentiment. Silke chose to use black halfback pearls for her beads of choice. Beautiful layout and design, Silke!!!

Up last this week is Becca Feeken. She is using the Sweet Pea and Sweet Violets sets for the sentiment. These colors are so light and refreshing. I just love how Becca colored the Sweet Peas and created a double layered effect with the flower image. She added her beads as little finishing touches along the side of the card. The sentiment comes from the Sweet Violets set. Wonderfully done, Becca!!!

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

The Winner for Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC13

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Dannie Graves is this week's winner!!! Congratulations, Dannie!!!!

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Our April Monthly Winner!!!!

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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 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 FTTC14 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 Friends of Flourishes!


Stacy Morgan said...

Gorgeous girls! They are all wonderful!

Connie M. said...

So beautiful Ladies!! Such a great challenge too!

Here is my card: exciting to with this month's contest!! Thanks so much!!

Deborah March said...

FABULOUS samples! Here's my card for this week:

Theresa Momber said...

Wow, that samples are amazing! Thanks for the challenge. Here is my card.

Sewflake said...

What can I say, you all have done a fab job. Love them all, and the beads on the peacock...just perfect. Flowers are colored so nicely. If I can get a card made this week I will remember to post here too.

dpkennedy said...

Just beautiful cards! I am so glad that I was able to join in this week!
Wild Dragonfly Designs

Carol L said...

I love all the beads on your sample cards for this great challenge! Thanks for the great inspiration! Here's my card:


Lovely Linda said...

The DT cards are always so lovely...I love this challenge, beads are a pleasure to use on is mine:

Thank you for the opportunity to play!!!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wow, these cards are all gorgeous!! Well done, ladies!

Linda said...

Ladies your cards are all very STUNNING!!!
This was a really super challenge and it gave me a chance to use some of my beaded ribbon.
Here is the link to my card. TFL

Lorelie Kim said...

Always such beautiful creations from your DT!

HERE is my card.

Vickilyn said...

Love the DT Samples!! Here's what I did with the challenge!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Trina Kuriger said...

I love beads and pearls but I don't remember to use them often. Funny though, I used them on the card I made for last week's FTTChallenge. Here is what I came up for this week, I used Flourishes fabulous Sweet Pea set.

TFL! Trina

LeAnne said...

My first challenge with your lovely stamps! Here it is:
Thanks for all the wonderful samples, I really enjoy the creativity!

Christine said...

I ordered some stamps from you and can't wait to get them so I can play your challenges with them. I entered the challenge anyway.

Here's a link to my card.

Lovely Linda said...

There are some more cards with beads on - I have been making quite a few with the same stamp but different papers and beads - fun!!! Here is my card:

Thank you for the opportunity to play. There is more information on my NEW BLOG:

Thank you for looking: God bless you!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous samples as usual.
Great challenge Betty. I never remember to pull out the beads, so thanks for nudging me that way.

Here's my card:

Sandy (stampingwriter)

Anonymous said...

Sorry, bad link. Let's try again:


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for encouraging us to rememer to use our accessories. Here is my Try for this week


NinaB said...

Wow, what beautiful cards. I love using pearls on my card. Thanks for a great challenge. Here's my card:

Lovely Linda said...

There is so much we can do with beads - I am having fun using is another card:

Thank you for the opportunity to is always a pleasure to participate in this challenge!!

Lovely Linda said...

Here is my last card for now....thanks for having me and for the great inspiration!!!

Thank you for looking!

NinaB said...

Here's another one of my cards:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous DT samples - so inspiring! Here's mine:

Jill Haddad said...

Just want to say I made this card BEFORE I saw Becca's - but if qualifies for this challenge AND I really like the way it turned out.

Besides which - Becca does inspire me - so perhaps I made it for her subconsciously. :)

Lovely Linda said...

Yay - another card from me....are you sick of me yet?!?

Thank you for having me!!

Kay D said...

Woo hoo, do you know how much I love to use pearls? I didn't use any Flourishes stamps on this, but I did get the pearls from Flourishes, so I hope that's okay.
Here is my card:

marilynprestonn said...

Here is my late entry for the Timeless tuesday, love the signs of spring set. Thanks for looking:

Sabrina said...
Nothing like Kimberly's peacock, but that was the set that inspired me this week. My beaded flowers are usually much less exotically coloured.

Barbara said...

Great challenge and wonderful samples--so inspiring!! Hope I'm not too late, but here's mine:

Spotlighted Beaded Fresh Cuts

Anita said...

Here is my card.

Reeca L. said...

I loved this challenge. Thanks girls. Here is my card

Linda Carson said...

Here is my card


Lunet Media said...

My challenge with your lovely stamps!

wov, realy like it