Monday, June 8, 2009

Timeless Tuesday Challenge

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC19)!!!! Thanks so much to all of you who participated in last week's "frame it" 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 Cindy Haffner is our host. She is challenging us to use designer papers. Now, I realize that designer papers are about as necessary to card making as spellbinders die cuts, but there is a lot that you can do with designer papers. You can stamp on them, use border punches, color them, paper piece, die cut shapes, cut out images to use as a focal point, or just to enhance the look of your card. Whichever option you choose to do, we would love to see what you create.

Let's go see what the blog design team has created for you with the "DP" Challenge!

Up first this week is Cindy Haffner our challenge host. She is using the Lilac set. Cindy has combined this set with the beautiful basicgray wisteria dp. Cindy has colored this image and the oval silhouette beautifully!!! I love the fanciful details Cindy has done with the designer paper. Layered punch borders and paper piercing adds quite a bit of flair to this beautiful card!!! Wonderful card, Cindy!!!

Next up this week is Connie McCotter. She is using the newly released A Man's View stamp set. This set is a fabulous set for making manly cards and with Father's Day right around the corner, now is the time to get it. Connie has combined some wonderful colors and designer papers to decorate the room. She has paper pieced the chair, the carpet, and the lamp for a wonderful manly feel. She colored the rest of the images to create some visual interest and coordination with the paper pieced furnishings. Lovely card, Connie!!!

The next card is Dee Jackson. She is using the newly released DIY Topiaries set. She is using some Memory Box designer papers. This particular pattern is very soft and subtle, but adds enough detail to create visual interest. Love the coloring and shading on the topiary, Dee!!! Dee finished her card with some chocolate organdy ribbon. Beautifully done, Dee!!!

Next, is Kimberly Crawford. Kimberly is using the newly released DIY Topiaries set, too. This set is so versatile in many ways. There are several topiaries that come in this set. Kim chose the three-tiered topiary. She colored the topiary and added flower soft for extra dimension and detail creating a true topiary-like feel. I love how Kim created visual interest with her designer paper as the background. Lovely button detailing, too!!! Terrific card, Kim!!!

Up next is Silke Ledlow . She is using the newly released A Man's View stamp set as well. This set is so versatile for making many different looking masculine cards. I love the silhouette image of the recliner with the sentiment quote stamped over the top. Silke has used some wonderful colors and pattern designer papers in a fabulous layout. Love the hardware detailing, too!!! Fabulously done, Silke!!!

Last up this week is Betty Wright. I am using Coffee with Friends set. I love paper piecing the cups. I decided to go all out out with four columns of paper pieced coordinated coffee cups. I love the finished look. It is bold and dramatic. I used some much loved designer paper and chose different patterns to stamp my cups on and cut out individually. I finished my card with a sentiment from the Timeless Quotes set.

Be sure to check out each designers blog links to get more detail card information!

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Winner(FTTC18) decided by

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By the way, if you still do not have theTimeless 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 FTTC19 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!


Judy Rozema said...

Wow!! What fantastic samples!! I am off to think!

Lois said...

Gorgeous cards, ladies. I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Here's my card --

Laurie said...

Here's a link to my card for this week's challenge. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are beautiful as usual.
Here my card:

Deborah March said...

Delightful designers' samples! I created a simple Father's Day card this week:

Liz Williams said...

Another fabulous challenge and Cindy, I just love pretty paper so that makes this challenge lots of fun. Loved all the beautiful samples to inspire. Here's my card using a set that I don't see many using:

Latisha said...

Look at all that eyecandy, just gorgeous!

Made by Mandy said...

Love Kimberley's Flowersoft topiary tree, really gives it great dimension.

You do lots of great challenges on here, I'm so glad I found you :)

Mandy's Card

Lesley said...

Thanks for the fun challenge Cindy!!

Here's my entry

Lesley :)

marilynprestonn said...

Here is my entry for this week's challenge, love the design papers I'Ve been seeing. Everybody is rocking!

Here is my entry, enjoy!

Jan Marie, I haven't forgotten the answer I want to get for you.

Vickilyn said...

Here's mine!!!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Dorothy (etsdas on SCS) said...

Cindy, you always do such wonderful cards - thank you for the inspiration. Thanks also to all the others who have created examples.

I hope I am doing this correctly. Here is my card from the scs gallery:

Cindy Holshouser said...

Here is my card. I just love the swings!

Karen W said...

Beautiful cards from everyone, here is my link to mine at SCS
Karen W

Judy Rozema said...

Here is my card! I used my DP to frame my poppies!

Terri said... Here is my card. This is my first Flourishes stamp set. I just love it.

The Rubber Maid said...

Lovely cards and some beautiful papers. My card is at
Pat Adam

Emily Keaton said...

What a great selection of designer paper! This was a fun challenge. Here's my card:

Hang In There

Thanks for looking!

Jeanne Forsyth said...

What beautiful work! Here is a link to this week's challenge. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rebecca said...

Those cards are so gorgeous! Here is my card

Thanks for the opportunity!

Rebecca said...

Oops Soor I think my link was cut off at the end. The correct link is


Anonymous said...

Here is my Entry:

a sweet origami box

-- dalis

raindropecho said...

Hello ladies! Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards with us :D
Here's my card for this week

Joann said...

Here's one from me:

Vickilyn said...

And who doesn't love patterned paper!

Thanks for the challenge!


Lisa Arana said...

Here is my link...

Lovely Linda said...

What gorgeous DT cards - as seems that the DT never have a bad day!!! Here is my card:

Thank you for the opportunity to play....God bless you!

Unknown said...

Beautiful samples!
Here is my project.
Thanks so much for looking!

pam124 said...

Great challenge and beautiful uploads!!! This is my first Flourishes challenge. I found out from Lovely Linda after I posted a card. Here is mine:

Thanks and it was a lot of fun!

Angel said...

here's one i made that also fits the new release quick and simple challenge:

love the samples, as always!!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is my first Timeless Tuesday challenge. I just discovered all the challenge blogs and am having fun entering. Your DT really put together a beautiful bunch of samples!

Here’s my entry

Irit Shalom said...


Girlsinthecraft said...

I am a first timer on this challenge blog. Had some fun!

Here is my entry

Hope you like it!......deanna

Ali Manning said...

Fantastic DT samples as always - you ladies are so inspiring! Here's mine:

Girlsinthecraft said...

I had to do this one again!

Here is my entry

Anonymous said...

I'm back with two this week! Yay!! I love it when I get to play! Here they are:
Kick Back
Friends are Flowers


Lovely Linda said...

Hello there everyone - I am back with 2 pages I have done for this weeks challenge - I love using DP as a feature!! Thanks for the inspiration!!


Thanks again - God bless you!

Sabrina said...

I meant to add the keyword for this when I uploaded my fllcjune card, and forgot. So here's a brand new one today -

Carol Ric said...

Great samples from the DT.

Here is my card