Monday, October 28, 2013

A Surprise Birthday Wishes Challenge - Flourishes

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.

While I would have rather shared in a piece of cake with the talented Christine, this card will have to do in celebrating her birthday.

I used Flourishes Pinwheels and Popsicles set with the coordinating sentiment.  I did finish the inside of the card to match and the sentiment states, "Have your cake and eat it too!'  I colored the image with the following Copic collections and cut it out using Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals die set.  The main panel is matted with Flourishes Color Made Easy cardstock in Emerald Coast with patterned paper from Echo Parks Sweet Girl Collection.  The image is popped up over the paper and ribbon from my stash before finishing with some pearls and flower.  I stamped the sentiment directly onto the paper.

In honor 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
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! post signature


  1. This is so cute, she will love it!!

  2. So cheerful and very cute. The coloring is very nice.

  3. Your card is YUMMY. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,

  4. What a lovely, scrumptious, colorful card!

  5. GREAT colors, love the cake and that pretty polka dot flower! FAB!!!

  6. Deborah, this is so pretty and colourful! That piece of cake looks good enough to eat.

  7. Yum! Beautiful coloring on that cake...makes me want to go buy a birthday cake right now! Love the spiraled ribbon and polka dot flower, too.

  8. A slice of delightfulness! The papers and colors you used are perfect.

  9. So very sweet Ms. Deb! I love the sweet and feminine feel and that piece of cake looks downright delish! :-)

  10. Love your piece of cake card, lovely coloring and design!

  11. You know Deborah - this is my favourite stamp in the set :) I just love that little slice of cake! Love how you’ve tucked your ribbon too. Such a lovely birthday surprise! Thank you, it means so much!

  12. So beautiful! Love the piece of cake perfect for a birthday card!

  13. OH YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYTIME I see this image, my tummy wants CAKE!!!!!!!!! LOL I'll BET it TASTES FANTASTIC TOO!!!!!!!!!!!! :) LOOOOOOOOVE what you've done with the designer papers too & that SWEET little flower to match!!!!!!!! ;)

  14. What a darling birthday card for Christine. She will love it. :)

  15. Mmmm--yummy cake and I like your choice of papers.

  16. This is gorgeous and so perfect for the occasion!!! Wonderful Card!!!

  17. That cake looks yummy, Christine will love her card. Beautifully colored.

  18. Beautiful. Your cake looks amazing. TFS.

  19. Yummy and sweet....perfect birthday card!!!

  20. Yummy Deb! Your cake looks delish and pretty papers.

  21. This is so cute! I love the delicious looking cake and the darling papers you used to accompany it!

  22. What a gorgeous piece of cake, looks so 3d...LOVE it!!

  23. Fantastic card. So colourful and fun. I love how the yummy cake sits on the Victorian oval it almost looks like it is on a serving platter.

  24. Yummy!!! Your papers are so pretty and I love the dotted rose and the little trio of pearls!

  25. Oh such a pretty card! The papers are so pretty! Love it! :) Nancee

  26. Lovely card. Love your colouring and the colours/papers you chose.

  27. Ooooh...yummy! Amazing coloring on this scrumptious piece of cake. Love the colors and that floral BG.
    <3 J

  28. Pretty and cute! Love the bright colors :)


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