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Friday, January 8, 2010
Happy Friday everyone!! I hope you all have had a great week and are geared up for the weekend!! I sure am. It is suppose to be a real cold one here. Maybe we won't have the high wind gusts and can have a fire. Something so cozy about a fire. My fave thing of winter!

Anywho...Soon it will be Valentine's Day and it is time to create those special cards for the special people in your life. This week's challenge is to make a Valentine's Card with a Wags n Whiskers image but not use red! (if you do not have a Wags n Whiskers stamp, you can buy them here)

Here is my creation for this challenge:
I used Bear Hug and paper pieced her dress. The rest I colored with prisma color pencils and gamsol. I used the Sketch from Sketch Saturday 84.

Stamps: Wags n Whiskers; Bear Hug
Paper: Basic Gray Sultry, Brown and White
Accessories: ric rac ribbon, flowers from ZVA Creative, Vintage corner die, MS heart border punch, Swiss dots embossing folder

Wags n Whiskers: Valentine without red
Corrosive chall~2 fav and ribbon (ric rac).
Crazy 4 Challenges~polka dots (Swiss dot background).
Hand Full of Stamps~love
Crafty Calendar chall~warm colors (Pink and brown)
That's Just So ribbon from my daughter for Christmas (she glowed from ear to ear when I used it)
Stamp Something~new ric rac ribbon
Sketch Saturday 84
A Spoonful of Sugar- hearts

For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:

I hope you can join us with this week's challenge. If so, please leave a direct link on Mr. Linky here. We can't wait to see your creations!!


This next card I made with the New Our Daily Bread Designs stampset- Noah's Ark. This set could not have come at a better time since we are having a baby boom in our family. I have three nieces that have had babies in the last month and a half. (It makes me feel old to be a great Aunt. There is several years difference between my husband and his brothers.)

Anywho...I created this card for one of them. I incorporated the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge to make a baby card or a card for a new Christian as well as the Crazy 4 Challenge to use Polka dots. This card is full of them. I water colored my image. I used a sketch from Sketch for You to Try (Dec 190 hosted by Jen from a while back.

Stamps: Noah's Ark from Our Daily Bread Designs and the sentiment is from the Children of God set.
Paper: My Mind's Eye- Bloom and Grow
Accessories: Soft Suede ribbon, jewels, bermuda bay ribbon, Ek Success Moracco Lace punch, circle nestabilities, Spellbinders Ribbon tags trio

Crazy 4 Challenges~polka dots
Stampin Sisters in Christ #20- baby card or a card for a new Christian

I hope you enjoyed today's post!! I will be back tomorrow with two challenges: The Spotlight Diva Challenge and a new Our Daily Bread Challenge!!!

Have a great beginning to your weekend and thanks for stopping by.


cats whiskers said...

Wow hun two stunners today I love your WnW ard such gorgeous colours
Hugs Jacqui x

Michele said...

Gorgeous cards Chris. Love the images you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Tracy said...

Lovely creations today Chris, I adore your Noah's ark card, the image is gorgeous. It reminds me of my 3 year old, who has a playmobile ark and plays with it constantly.
Love it!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cheryl said...

gorjus work once again hun love that noah's ark and that little girl is so sweet bless her hugs cheryl xxx

Kimberly S said...

Beautiful cards Chris! Really love the DP on Bear Hug! Her shimmery wings and her paper pieced dress are simply fabulous! Noah's Ark mkes such a great card for baby too! :)

chercroppin said...

Wow Chris, you've been a busy-bee girl! That first one is just gorgeous...yummy papers, beautiful accents with the flowers, borders and stitching!

And your second one is just as gorgeous! LOVE, love, love the color combo there! Great choice in that yummy ribbon and's so pretty : )

Tanya Rudd said...

My two favorite colors are pink and brown. I love what you did with them. The sparkle on her wings is adorable.

RosesMarijke said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Jeanette said...

Amazing cards Chris! I especially love the WnW one! Such a gorgeous image (we used the same one) and I just love how you have showcased it with this beautiful card!
have a great weekend sweetie!
Hugs Jeanette

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
these cards are beautifully done. I love your colours and layouts and while the Noah's Ark is cute, the first card is stunningly gorgeous.
Fiona x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris two stunning cards, both so beautifully coloured and the layouts and papers are gorgeous. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Chrissy D said...

two gorgeous cards. Love each one of them! The papers and punches are perfect. I need to get some more punches! Have a great day Chris

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

OMGosh, Chris, both of your cards are totally stunning!!! I love the first one because of the colors and the embellishments....they are just way gorgeous, heck, the entire card is GORGEOUS. For the second card....who could not love a Noah's Ark card? And let me tell ya, those polka dots sure make it pecious. Oh, and that edger punch....I want it!! :D:D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Grace said...

Oh wow Chris! Both are adorable! I love what you did with the Noah's Ark set! Great color combo!!! Your image and layout on the first is just so cute! Love the paper piecing... perfect patterned paper for Valentines Day! Hugs!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i just love what you did with that heart edger. absolutely gorgeous. and the ark is just beautiful. your stitching i'm always in awe of and i love the colors.

stay warm, my friend - it's no better here - lol.


Kris said...

Wow Chris!!! both of these creations are stunners! Love the bear hugs image... so sweetly colored and the sketch is great with the pretty pinks... LOVE the stitching on the Noah's Ark card... the detailing is fabulous! Fantastic job on both!! =D hugs, Kris

Sol said...

Just love this card... love the girl, papers and colours all together! Great combination of it all. Lovely Card! :)

Amy Johnson said...

Fabulous cards! I love the heart border you created in the first one, and the image is so sweet. I really like the new Noah's Ark set from ODB. Its so cute, and you made such a cute card with it.

Kim Piggott said...

Chris two totally gorgeous cards!
I love them both!
kim x

Tina said...

My goodness, both cards are spectacular! I love all your layers and the texture. Your cards always have so much detail!

Sue said...

Two gorgeous creations luv the colour combo on the top one beautiful layout,great colouring, sue.x

Dawn B. said...

These are beautiful Chris. I am really loving the new ODB sets. I like the way you used your MS punch on the first one..I never think to use them..Great stitching..TFS

Heather Schlatter said...

Oh My Chris this Noah's Ark card is just so so so pretty I love the coloring and the papers and embellies that you used great job on this!!!!


Becky said...

Gorgeous..Noahs Ark is just cutest thing.

Anonymous said...

Hi sweetie! I just adore both of your creations here!! The first card is so gorgeous with the WnW image!! I've just tried one out for the first time on my post for today!! ;) So fun! The papers you've used are fabulous!! Hope you have a warm and cozy evening by the fire!! HUGS

Sharon Caudle said...

GORGEOUS cards, Chris!! I love them both! Bear Hug is sooo precious and I really love how you paper pieced her dress. The papers are utterly delicious and love all your detailing! Your Noah's Ark card is adorable! Again, love your choice of colors and detailing! You are such an inspiration! hugs!

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Both cards are fabulous Chris, Such pretty details and I love the punched edgings, Gorgeous colouring and love Ansley's dress, Have a wonderful weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Pamela said...

These are both beautiful! I really love your baby card! Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC! :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

fab stitchin...thanks for playing with the Crazies

Angella D. Crockett said...

Gorgeous cards!! I love the heart border and the paper-pieced dress on the first! The Noah's Ark card blew me away!! The colors are fantastic and your details are perfect as usual!! Can't wait for the challenge tomorrow!! God Bless!!!

Jane said...

Gorgeous cards, love your designs and colour schemes, thanks for joining the Crafty Calendar challenge, hugs, Jane xxx

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous cards, Chris
I just love the paper piecing and the beautiful papers, your details are fabulous too.

Karen x

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hi Chris! these are both just beautiful!! How did I miss you were on the ODBD team? Woohoo! Hugs

Tracey said...

Two gorgeous cards Chris!! I love that WnW image!! xx

Corie said...

OH my these are just absolutely gorgeous!!

Riet said...

So beautiful cards Chris,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Helen said...

I love both cards! Wonderful creations! I especially love the orange, Bvlue & brown for the baby card! Thanks for sharing your cards with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!


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