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Monday, July 5, 2010
Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you had a great weekend!! We are still enjoying the long holiday weekend here and my hubby is home for the day. That means not much crafting time today.

Anywho..We have a new monthly challenge for you at Stamp and Create! !!

Kim (who won the first Stamp and Create challenge) is our guest and she chose this month's challenge...Stitching/Sewing: can be hand, faux or machine stitching!!

There are new rules to the challenge...You may use ANY stamp now!! Just please make sure to mention that you are participating with the Stamp and Create Challenge.

Here is a banner if you would like to display it on your blog...


I was so excited to choose whatever stamp I wanted for my creation. I bought these new Stampavie images a while ago and never had a chance to ink them up. For my creation I decided to use Stampavie's Isabelle and Puppy Coco , Popcorn Bear Thanks a Bunch for her sentiment and zig zag stitching throughout my easel card. I also used Basic Grey Eva, large flower spacer (which is hidden by the bow in the photo), pink silk ribbon from May Arts, Labels 4 and 10 Spellbinders, and Kaiser Craft Pearls.



The layout uses the Midnight Madness Sketch #60. I also added lots of sparkle on my image for the Stampavie challenge this week.

Other challenges:

* By the cute and girly - warm summer days
* LaLaLand - Try something new (used a metal slide and no flower embellishments)
* Papertake weekly - In stitches
* Ooh La La creations - Simply summer
* # Nutty Nutshells #19, Summertime Fun
* Crafty Cardmakers #24 Inky Fingers
* Drunken Stampers #23 Summer Theme
* Crazy Challenge - Make It In An Hour
* Lexi's - Layers
* Stamp With Sarah Kay - Sparkling
* Alota Rubber Stamps - Inside and Out
* Creative Card Crew- Easel
* Penny's Challenges- something with a dog
* Spoonful of Sugar- animal crackers
* My Time to Craft- Zig Zags
* Beary Scrap - Embossing
* Craftalicious - Cute
* PIO: Favorite Things- silk ribbon, Stampavie images, easel cards, sewing
* Speedy the cat: die cut
* Incy Wincy- use punches

For more inspiration using this week's products Spotlight at Stamp and Create (Wags n Whiskers) please visit: Joy, Lacey, Jeanette and Sharon.

Thanks for stopping by today!! Your comments are greatly appreciated.

Have a great day!!

55 comments:

Annette Bowes said...

Oh Chris this is absolutely beautiful, love all your gorgeous detail, adorable image and perfect stitching as usual, good luck with all those challenges, take careX:)

chris said...

Chris, Chris, Chris,You have done it once more,its astonishingly beautiful.
love chris xx

Jan said...

Chris,
This sweetie is adorable..love the image, ribbons and buckle!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Chris. I am loving that buckle. My goodness how do you find all those challenges :)

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Hi Chris, Beautiful card! Love all the details! Thank You for Joining us over at BTC&G and Good Luck! X

Ingrid said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet! You made a great card. I love this image. Thanks for sharing it with us at A Spoon Full of Sugar.
Hugs Ingrid

Crystal said...

This is GORGEOUS Chris...WOW I LOVE that ribbon and the beautiful hardware you added....Those colors are beautiful and that image is SWEEEET!!! Fantastic work sweetie, have a great Monday!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
I hope you are enjoying the holiday.
This card is absolutely stunning. Everything about it is adorable and that image is amazing. Brilliant crafting.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Katie said...

Simply stunning!
Thanks for sharing your Favorite Things this week at Pile It On!

Linda Ledbetter said...

This is lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with the Drunken Stampers this week!

Lin said...

This is lovely. I too am a fan of Stampavie, nearly used this one for next week's CCM challenge!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin

Lollipop Crafts said...

Great easel card, Chris! Love all the stitching!

stampinfrog said...

Gorgeous Easel Card Chris!Fab papers and the image is so sweet. Love the bow and all the details!
Hugs,Connie

LINDA said...

WOW!! This is simply gorgeous.. I love everything about this one.. very beautiful work..
Hugs, Linda

cardcrazy said...

What a darling card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Drunken Stampers!

Riet said...

Beautiful card Chris,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kristine said...

Another BEAUTIFUL stitched easel Chris!! Love that sweet image so much! Lovely BG papers too! =) Hope you enjoyed a wonderful 4th with the fam! We had a great weekend... a bit windy, but it calmed down before the fireworks. Anyway, hope you have a great week!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris that easel card is stunning, I love the colour choice its gorgeous, as are the embellishments. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Tracey said...

So gorgeous Chris! I love this card!

jdmommy said...

Another beautiful easel card....beautiful colors and coloring, and I love the ribbon with the buckle!

Christine Riley said...

This is gorgeous! Love those gorgeous papers and your coloring is beautiful!
Hugs, Christine

Pauline C said...

Stunning easel card - love the colour scheme and all the fab details. Thanks for joining in the CCC Challenge this time.
Pauline x

CuddlyBunny said...

Aww, wonderful! Beautiful colors and image!

Thanks for dropping in at the Drunken Stampers craft pub!

Kerri said...

That image is so sweet! Another gorgeous card, Chris!!! I don't know how you keep all those challenges straight LOL! I can barely do 3 at a time. I'm just not organized enough I guess:)

Danni said...

Oh so pretty! Love the buckle, what a great addition to a wonderful card!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Soooooo beautiful, Chris! I LOOOVE Stampavie!

Grace said...

Oh Chris this is so adorable!!! I love love love this image!!!! So sweet and love the easel and colors... oh I love it all!!! I'm worn to a frazzle but had a great weekend! Hoping you did too!
Hugs,
Grace

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris this is MARVELOUS!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Such gorgeous details!

Melodie said...

Wow, your card is so beautiful. I love also the colours you have chosen.
Hugs
Melodie

Anne said...

Oh what a beauty Chris. Thanks for sharing @ OLL. xx

Holly said...

Oh, this is beautiful!! Love the Sarah Kay stamps, and you have colored this one beautifully. Love the way you incorporated the buckle and gorgeous ribbon on this great easel card!!!

Annika said...

What an absolutely stunning card,I just love everything about it, the colouring is perfect and the choice of papers just wonderful, brilliant!!!!.x Adore the silk ribbon and punched border on top!!
Hugs
Annika

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i am soooooooooo sorry to have been away so long. imagine if i worked?????? yikes!

your card is, of course, gorgeous! i need to come back more often just to have my fix of gorgeous!!!!

hope your 4th was spectacular and i hope you are staying cool. i hear the heat in NY SUCKS!!!!

did you get your freebie on my page???? be sure to pick it up.

hugs :)

Marisa said...

Darling image and a fabulous easel card! Love the vintagey feel to this card. Fabulous colours and layout.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Chris this is so very beautiful!
I love this image and your colouring and details are so gorgeous!
hugs
kim x

Ria said...

Gorgeouss :) thanks for joining us this time at Alota Rubberstamp Challenges.
hugs Ria

Carol said...

Just darling Chris. The image is so beautifully color and your papers are marvelous. Such beauty and elegance. Perfect in every way.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Claudine Poch said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Deb said...

oh wow, this is so beautiful Chris, I adore the image you used and the bow is so pretty, hugs Debx

Elise said...

Whoa! This is GORGEOUS! Such wonderful details and your colouring is absolutely stunning!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Lexi said...

stunning hunni..adore the bow! the colours and detail is fab! thanks for playing at LC

hugs lexi xxx

Deb Neerman said...

Absolutely stunning, Chris!

Jamie said...

Beautiful card, great job at combining so many challenges. Thanks for joining in our challenge!

Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT

Hannapanna said...

Lovely Easel card. Beautiful colour combo and a really cute image. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna

Helen said...

Wow - stunning card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Heather "Hev" said...

This is so lovely :)

Thank you for joining us over at Incy Wincy Designs

Heather
Vanilla Hevn - my blog

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Chris I love this card hun!!! Beautiful job on Alota's Inside Out challenge, and thank you for joining us :)
Hugs,
Cheryl

beadz said...

Chris, this is just gorgeous! I love it! Thanks for joining us at the Beary Scrap! Good luck.
hugs,
Gini

Nana said...

Wonderful, gorgeous card! Very pretty.
Thank you for joining us at "PIO" this week!
hugs Nana

Rachel said...

Oh this is gorgeous! That big bow is just stunning!
Thanks for playing with us at Lexi's Creations.
Hugs, Rachel xx

Anne H. said...

WOW - your card is wonderful!
An adorable image, beautiful colors and lovely details.
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.
Anne :)

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Chris, this is stunning! I love so many details about his card - embossing, corner ribbon thingy, punch on the top edge and especially the glittered hat. Love! Thanks for joining our Beary Sweet Challenge - good luck!

Cheers,
Susan
The Beary Scrap DT

debs said...

such a sweet card..:-)
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G...Debs x

kramer_buffy said...

congratulations! You have been picked on of the TOP 3 Scoops for this challenge @ Pile It On!

-- dalis
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