Monday, October 28, 2013

It's a Surprise Party!!!

IT'S A SURPRISE PARTY!!! Grab a handful of confetti, a bright balloon and come along for a fun birthday blog hop to celebrate a special birthday for our dear friend, Christine Okken!  One thing about birthdays, is that you always hope to spend time with those you care about and that's why we're here!  At Flourishes, we're just one big family... so we just wanted to celebrate a wonderful day with one of our loved ones.

Even though we're a day early, we'd like to say...


Join along with members of the Flourishes family today and share some fabulous birthday inspirations, many happy celebratory birthday wishes and maybe even a slice of cyber cake.

I've used two Flourishes sets for my card today - Garden Gate and Inside and Out Hello!  I've used a base of cream card and layered with teal card cut with Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles.  The next two layers have also been cut with Resplendent Rectangles using more cream and some subtle DP.  I've used my Silhouette Cameo and cut a piece of blending card using the Garden Gate Silhouette Cut File.  I've then stamped the floral image from Garden Gate in Memento Tuxedo Black (it's easier to do while the cut out is still on the Silhouette sticky mat) and then coloured it with Copic Markers using The Pistachio Collection, The Candy Pink Collection and The Sunflower Collection.  I've popped it up on foam tape and stamped the sentiment from Inside and Out Hello as shown.

Stamps - Garden Gate, Inside and Out Hello (Flourishes)
Paper - Blending Card, Cream, Teal, DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles, Foam Tape.

In honour of Christine's birthday celebration, we're giving away a special birthday present or two of our own!  Hidden among the Design Team's blogs today is a Mystery Blogger. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen as one of our birthday prize winners! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

As well as one lucky commenter, we're having a birthday challenge too!

  • Simply create a NEW birthday themed card or project.
  • Entries need to be in by Friday November 1st at 6 PM EST.
  • Those entries using Flourishes stamps will be counted for 2 prize ballots!
  • You must link your creation in our InLinkz Widgit to be counted.
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog post or gallery post.  Please feel free to use our Birthday Graphic too!
  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCWISH
  • We'll announce the winners on Saturday on the Flourishes blog on Saturday November 2nd, so check back then to find out if you are a winner!

Hop along with our Flourishes family today.  Don't forget to leave some love for our fabulous designers today for a chance to win...

Aleksandra Mihelič
Allison Cope
Cheryl Lea
Cindy Lawrence
Deborah Anton
Dina Kowal
Heather Jensen
Jenny Gropp
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Maki Jones
Meredith MacRitchie
Naomi Gong
Stacy Morgan
Silke Ledlow
Tosha Leyendekker

Don't forget to stop by Christine's blog, HERE, and send her some birthday wishes too!


Karen W said...

Wow, very pretty, love your colors and dies also.

D- said...

Your coloring is beautiful. TFS this great card and Silhouette file cut tip.
Crafty hugs,

Unknown said...

GORGEOUS! Beautiful coloring and stamp choice, love the cream and teal combo.....and the dies you chose! Well done!

Barbara said...

I love this card with the colors and the beautiful flowers. You did an awesome job! Love teal, but with the cream, it is outstanding!

Marisa said...

Fabulous flowers and love the use of dies.

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is so pretty Kathy! Love all of the beautiful layers and the beautifully coloured image.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous coloring on that image, and I love the green and cream layers.

Liz Williams said...

Frilly and flowery, just my favorite elements on a card.

Julie Koerber said...

One word -- GORGEOUS!!!!! Love the layout and the beautiful way those die cuts accent all that gorgeous coloring! I know Christine will love it! And.... those cupcakes below are making me downright hungry! Darling creation there too! :-)

Lagene said...

GORGEOUS! I love these dies, beautiful design!

ChristineCreations said...

Kathy this is stunning! I love the beautiful layering of the dies and the gorgeous colouring on the roses! Gorgeous work! Thank you for such a lovely birthday surprise! So kind!

TLady said...

HOW PRETTY KATHY!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE all the intricacy of your dies!!!!!!!! AND I LOOOOOOOOOOVE the IMAGE YOU'VE USED!!!!!!!!! One of my FAVORITES!!!!!!!! :) Christine will LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this!!!!!!!:)

Heather Jensen said...

Oh how pretty! I love the decorative frame and stunning purple flowers. :)

Angelica Schmidt said...

Gorgeous card and coloring!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the dies you used.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the pretty die cut layers and your beautifully colored floral spray.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. The flowers are beautiful and I love your colouring. Thanks.

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous birthday card Kathy!

Deborah Anton said...

Such a wonderful layout with your chosen dies. Beautiful card with that pop of purple!

Stacy Morgan said...

Very pretty Kathy! I like the frame and layers.

Ravengirl said...

How beautiful! I love the die cut rectangles and how much elegance they add!

Diane said...

Elegant and gorgeous!!!

loulou said...

Such a beautiful elegant card. I love your gorgeous colouring.

Heather said...

This is beautiful!! Those flowers are stunning; you colored them so well! And the dies you chose are so elegant.

NPurdum56 said...

Kathy this is so pretty! I love those die cuts! Very pretty! :) Nancee

Alshandra said...

Gorgeous card. Love your coloring and the colours you've chosen for the paper. Just beautiful :-)

Janis said...

So beautiful. Love the dies and coloring!
<3 J

zub momi said...

Beautiful card! Love the dies and the image :)


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