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Sunday, April 5, 2009
Hello All! I hope everyone has been having a great weekend. My stomach has been quite off and I have been living in the bathroom it seems. I am going to try to may this post short so bear with me.
A good friend of mine recently had a baby girl after she has miscarried twice. I wanted to make something special for her. So I made this card and basket.

Danni is an awesome stamper and has been hosting a Flutter By Wednesday on her blog. Up until now I have not had the opportunity to play along. I made time this week. This week's challenge was to create a card with butterflies or fairies and no Designer Paper. I decided to use the ATS Blog challenge from last ,as well, to make a card that uses only color on the image. The background is dry embossed using the cuttlebug textile folder. I used Our Daily Bread design's Children of God released on April 1 for the sentiment and the butterflies from SU Priceless inked in Pink Pirouette. The frame is the new Classice Nesties frame which is also dry embossed and embossed with shimmery clear embossing powder to make it stick out. I love shakers so I decided to make a shaker for this card and used this week's Sketch 222 challenge on SC. The clear pacifier is one that I have saved for years that was on of my baby shower favors (My youngest daughter is now 6. Lol!) The flowers are hand crocheted and have a prima flower on top. The punches used include a MS butterfly punch, a MS heart border punch, and an EK Success Border Punch.
The second part of the gift is a woven basket that I made using this week's featured tutorial. It was a little more difficult than real basket weaving but I think it turned out cute. The handles and border around the sentiment are paisley which was inpired by yesterday IC174 challenge on SC. The sentiment is again from Our Daily Bread design's Children of God stampset.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Sorry that I have been out there visiting your blogs. I pray I feel better tomorrow so I can resume my visits. Tomorrow I would like to share some awards that I received and pass them on to some of you awesome bloggers and artists. Until then.....have a great night! I so appreciate all your comments and visits!!


Danni said...

I know I've said it before, but I just simply love this! It is so beautiful and that added basket is the cutest!! Wow!! Such creativity and talent!

Danielle said...

Wow Chris - this is one stunning card! I just adore all the details you've put into this! I really hope you're feeling better tomorrow! :)
Hugs, Danielle

stampinfrog said...

A Beautiful card! Love all the details.TFS
Hugs, Connie

Priscilla Heaton aka priscillastyles said...

Amazing Chris. You have managed to do it again. What detail..I love it :)

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW,absolutely stunning and ver beautiful!!! Your are very talented!!
Hugs xx

Denise said...

Very beautiful & Precious!!

Riet said...

wowww chris,what a beautiful card,l love the colour.

hugs Riet.x

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh wow, this is a beautiful card and gift for your friend. So many elegant details. Wow!!

I hope you feel better!

Silli said...

Chris, this is such a great gift. I love your card, the soft colors are so pretty... Great work... I wish you a happy day! Hugs

Anonymous said...

Oh yes...awesome card and gift. Love the soft colours you used. I hope your friend liked them. Reckon I would have so loved to have hand made stuff given to me!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

WOW! Like so totally WOW! Absolutely gorgeous!

Sure hope you're feeling better soon!


Michelle said...

Wow, what an amazing gift, Chris!! Just beautiful...definitely the most elegant shaker card I've ever seen, mom will love it!!

Neva said...

OMGosh Chris,
This is just awesome. Love the basket and that card is darling. Your friend is going to love you for those gorgeous hand made gifts. I love that pacifier, such a cute embellishment. Hope you feel better soon. You are not going to be needing a baby card are you?

DonnaMundinger said...

Exquisite Chris! I love all of the texture you put into your projects and all of the lovely detail. Awesome basket too. I think I'll hop over to SC and see if I can make one of them for Easter. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the sweet comment. xxD

Becky said...

This card is stunning, very elegant, love the colors and texture.

Jackie said...

Love your card and basket Chris! Hope you're feeling better soon!!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your baby card is stunning Chris, just so pretty, I love your cute basket too and what a beautiful gift set, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

I think your card and basket turned out very sweet. Hope you feel better soon.

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow breathtaking.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

WOW!! What a gorgeous gift set!! Love it!!

Amy Sheffer said...

What an amazing baby gift set!! I've never seen anything like it! Your talent and creativity blow me away, girl!!!

Janna said...

So sorry to hear about your stomach! That is awful!!

This is amazing! Seriously I want to have another baby so that I can get this! LOL! honestly though your friend is going to love this and what a blessing that she now has a daughter! The layout and the way that it is a shaker is so so beautiful!! I just adore how you incorporate details and then that you made a basket to go with it! Genius!


Shirley said...

Absolutely gorgeous and will you look at that sweet gift too! What a keepsake!


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