Timeless Tuesday and an Announcement!!

I have some super EXCITING news today!  I have been asked to join the Flourishes "Friends of Flourishes" Design Team and I couldn't be more thrilled!  Each week, the Friends of Flourishes Design Team share and showcase the Timeless Tuesday challenge on the Flourishes blog.

I'd also like to take a moment to congratulate another fellow talented crafter, Denise Marzec.  Denise has also joined the Friends of Flourishes Design Team as a newbie with me this week.  Congrats Denise!  I look forward to creating with you and the rest of the team!

I'd also like to tell you all I received the most wonderful phone call from the lovely Jan Marie Caruso, owner of Flourishes. I got the great honour of talking with her and thanking her personally for the opportunity to design with the rest of the amazing Flourishes design team.  It was so great to put her beautiful voice to the name.  Thank you Jan Marie for such a warm and thoughtful welcome!

So let's check out my first official challenge for Timeless Tuesday...

Today's Timeless Tuesday challenge comes from the lovely, Silke.  Her challenge this week is called "Favourites!" - FTTC175.  Create a card using your favourite Spellbinders die, grab your favourite Flourishes stamp set and cool embellishments and create away.  It's a simple as that!

Here is my creation....

Season Everything with JOY!

To start, I grabbed my favourite Spellbinders' die, the Taylor-Made Classic Keyhole Die Set and my new favourite Flourishes stamp set, Italian Garden and began to create my focal image.  

I coloured my image using a variety of Copic Sketch markers including colours from the...

I created another frame for the Keyhole die from brown cardstock by tracing the die with a pencil and hand cutting it out.  I also added an addition of the Spellbinders' "Floral Ovals" die cut for that touch of flourish.  Here's a close up detail of the layered Spellbinder die cut pieces...

To add my sentiment, I die cut the tag aspect of the Taylor-Made Classic Keyhole Die Set out of a piece of vellum and stamped my phrase using my favourite black ink, Memento Black Tuxedo ink.  

Take a peek at what the other Timeless Tuesday designers have created for today…
 Thanks for stopping by today!  Join us this week for this great challenge!

stamps: Flourishes (Italian Garden)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, Bazzill
die cut shapes:   Spellbinders (Classic Keyhole, Floral Ovals, Floral Flourishes)
embossing folder:  Spellbinders (Elegance - Side A)
patterned papers: Crate Paper 6x6 "Story Teller"
inks: Memento, Copic, Ranger "Old Paper"
bradsCreative Charms, Making Memories
accessories: hat pin, flowers - Prima;  edge punch - Fiskars;  other - thread, vellum.


  1. Ally, first of all, welcome to the team, I am so excited! That Floral Ovals frame idea under the Keyhole Die is Super Fantastic, I may want to "borrow" that idea in the future - LOL :) Your card is beautiful and beautifully colored in and I love it :)

    ~ Amanda :)

  2. You're a sweetie. I'm excited to be designing with you, too! Whoo-hoooo! Your card today is gorgeous...I LOVE the eye-catching colors!

  3. WELCOME TO THE FLOURISHES FAMILY! We are thrilled to have you! Your card is gorgeous and I love how you combined this Set with the die...so need to try this too :) !!! Hugs ~S~

  4. Gorgeous!!
    I LOVE your work Ally!!
    You RAWKED this challenge!!

  5. WELCOME Ally I LOVE your GORGEOUS design!!~

  6. I absolutely love your card. Congratulations on making the Flourishes team!

  7. Congratulations on becoming part of the Timeless Tuesday challenge team. Your team mates are amazing and you will fit right in I need to give you a big "Shut the front door!" on the way you dressed up the keyhole die. LOVE what you did with that floral oval layer!
    Love your coloring and card. I am sorry we can't be team mates longer then a week, but I will definitely be back checking out your Flourishes creations.
    Hugs and smiles

  8. Allison, this is so beautiful! I love how you layered the keyhole & floral oval frame. The image and sentiment fit so perfectly!

  9. Congratulations Allison! Your card is beautiful! Love the sentiment made on vellum and the embellishments!

  10. Congratulations! Your card is lovely.

  11. Welcome to the FTTC Allison! Your card is very pretty! Love how you framed the image using black ~ really makes a statement!

  12. This looks amazing Allison. I love the layered dies and perfectly colored image.

    Welcome to the FTTC team. :)


  13. Beautiful card!

  14. beautiful design and coloring. love this!

  15. Gorgeous card Allison. Congratulations on your well-deserved honor!


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