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Thursday, June 11, 2009
Happy Thursday Everyone!!! Today I had an ambitious plan of getting a lot done both in my creations and in my housework. Thought I would make a quick card first before getting to cleaning the house etc. Well.....since I had problems with the internet for the past two hour when trying to upload these cards...Grrr....I have just wasted a bunch of time. Oh well, just have to type a little faster I guess.

This card I made is for today's WT222 Crinkled Cardstock Challenge in honor of Dawn Flowergal36. This week the CCEE dt host for the challenge is Charlene at Where M&M's Gather (a wonderfully talented and sweet person). Her challenge was for the Catchy Name Featured Stamper. Charlene chose Dawn aka Flowergirl36. Dawn is one of my blogging friends and is so sweet and talented that I just had to play along. (If you get a chance, you should really check out Dawn's awesome SC Gallery or blog. You will be so glad you did. It is so inspiring!!) Since Dawn loves flowers, Charlene made it this weeks challenge to use flowers. Dawn's favorite color is purple. Another friend and a Flutter By Wednesday dt sister, Nicola, told me about a color challenge for a challenge blog she just started designing for called Stamping for the Weekend. This week's color challenge is purple and yellow which fit perfectly with Dawn's favorite color, hence my purple and yellow creation.

The dp is from the BG Wisteria Collection. I used the SU Bloomin Beautiful Set and Happy Harmony. The crinkled cardstock flowers is a technique I have not tried before. It was a lot of fun but I am not sure which was more fun, crinkling the flowers or watching my daughters face as I crinkled them. She couldn't understand what was wrong with them and why they had to be crinkled. The looks were priceless!!!

Stamps: SU Bloomin Beautiful and Happy Harmony

Paper: BG Wisteria, So Safforn, Royal Purple, White, Watercolor Paper
Accessories: yellow pearls, boho blossom punch, peony die from Spellbinders, label 3 nestabities, flower brads from Paper Co., Textile dry embossing folder

I hope you enjoyed today's post! Now that I have finally fixed some of my internet issues and switched to Firefox, maybe I can visit more blogs. IE was sooooooooo slow, it took all day to comment.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments! I so appreciate you all!


Donna said...

Wow Chris......this card is absolutely stunning, I love all the purple on it, and the layering you've done on the flowers is just superb, really adds depth to the card. It must have taken you ages, but it's truly glorious.
Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a lovely day.
Donna xx

Connie said...

Oh my Chris!! This is just drop dead gorgeous!! Your coloring is amazing, and love your added flowers...your rocked with sketch!!

Chris said...

This is just wonderful! Sorry you have had such problems. I've been stamping and "cleaning" today too... What joy. :) tee hee...

craftimamma said...

What beautiful cards you have been making since my last visit.

This one must have taken a lot of patience with all those pretty little flowers.

I love the inspirational card on the previous post too as I especially love browns and creams.


Vicki said...

ooooo this is a stunner Chris, aren't those Wisteria papers lush and so perfect for our first challenge over at SFTW. The way you have coloured and decoupaged those flowers is amazing, they stand out so beautifully, the whole card has been designed fabulously, well done Chris. I do hope you will be able to join us with many more of our challenges, good luck xx vicki xx

stampinfrog said...

Chris thios card is GORGEOUS! Love the color combo and the flowers looks soooo real!Fantastic coloring!!!

Nicola said...

Wowee what a stunning card Chris and lots of work too. Ooh your flowers are amazing sweetie and all your bugging and stitching are such pretty details. Your paper is mega delish and that sentiment is so sweet.
Thank you for joining us on our first challenge at "Stampin´ for the Weekend" and we hope you will play along with us on a weekly basis. Good luck.
Nicola -x-

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Kim said...

Wow chris that really is beautiful!

crafty amy said...

I hate it when blogger is playing up I have to rewrite a post 5 times before I actually get it on my blog. I am so glad you kept going this card is stunning. I love the technique I have never tried it before and it gives such a stunning effect :)
Thank you for joining us at stampin for the weekend and good luck with the challenges

X Amy X

Grace said...

Oh Chris this is beautiful and what a wonderful tribute to Dawn, my IRL friend! I love the richness of color here and this is one of my favorite sets. When I left this morning there wasn't a challenge up yet so I didn't even know about this technique yet! I ran all day long. I emailed you... hope it helps! Hugs!

Danni said...

Wow!! Wow!! Wow!! This is gorgeous!! Just love the rich!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh how beautiful.

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Heather said...

Oh My Gosh Chris this is just gorgeous!!! I love love love it!!!

I have thought and thought about getting that image for a long time and just never have!!!! It is so pretty on this card and I love all your purples!!!

AMAZING Chris!!!


Patti J said...

What a beautiful card! Great job Chris! Someone will be very lucky to receive this one!

Danielle said...

Fabulous card Chris - those colours are fab and your colouring of the flowers is fantastic! I spent 2/3 of my day laid out on the couch with a migraine so it's been a wasted day for me too, ah well, there's always tomorrow ....!!
Hugs, Danielle

Anonymous said...

Stunning card, Chris! The papers are fabulous and I love all the flowers, especially the layering it gives a fabulous effect. :)

Thank you for joining us in our first challenge at SFTW and we hope you'll join us again, next week.
Good luck!


Ida / Little said...

Stunning, just stunning. Your card looks amazing. Love the image and how you have decorated it!! :) Thanks for joining us at SFTW and I hope to see you again :)

Hugs Ida

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is beautiful and amazing. I so appreciate you making a card in my honor. The colors are my favorite. Thank you so much for participating. I too have been having major issues with blogger. It is so frustrating. I had my post all done and it disappeared today...Hugs to you.. Love this.

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

A quick card? You put me to shame!!! I love it and the colors. Such wonderful selections!! I spend the day at the Doctor's office with Dear Daughter but did get outside for several hours today!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Omigosh, Chris! This is a stunning beauty! I LOVE all the lush purple and am so glad you were able to play in the CCEE challenge. Fabulous job incorporating ALL of those challenges and honoring our sweet friend, Dawn.

By the way, I'd be happy to send you some stamped images of the little chihuahua dog, if you'd like. Just let me know!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i KNOW this was NOT a quickie card! nothing this gorgeous is a "quickie"! this is like totally drop-dead gorgeous! yikes. wow. unbelieveable. oh my! i can still go on, but i won't. holy cow!


Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Stunning Chris!! Love all the dimension and that marvelous purple!!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! This is one Fabulous card, Chris!!! I love the beautiful, rich colors you used and the flowers look sooo gorgeous!!!! You really did a super job on this!!!

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous Chris. Love wisteria papers and your array of flowers realy stand out on the card. Thanks for taking part in the 1st challenge at SFTW!

Jodi said...

This is just beautiful!! All of your details for this card was well worth the wait! Very pretty!
Jodi =)

Summerthyme Studio said...

YOur card is blooming Beautiful! Wow I love all of the details in this spectacular card! Have a wonderful weekend!

Cheryl Joshua said...

Gorgeous,love the colours......this stamp set really agrees with you,you make the most beautiful cards with it!!! I really need to get this set,hope my cards will look as good!
Hugs xx

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

So pretty, love the colors and this image is a favorite!

Angel said...

Great job with the challenges. LOVE this card. It's So prettY!

Gina said...

Wow this is beautiful. That is one of my favorite SU sets ever even before I saw your card. Love the way you used the stamp, the richness of your colors. Everything about it is beautiful.

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW! Love these rich colors and darling details! The flower have a 3-D look and I LOVE IT!! TFS Chris.... :)

Risa said...

OMG....Your card is stunning Chris! I love the beautiful DP and your image is very pretty!


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