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Friday, July 23, 2010
Happy Friday Everyone!!  Sorry for my lack of posts this week.  Life has been crazy!

Any who  I am back with a post for the Wags n Whiskers challenge for this week. The challenge today is hosted by the sweet and uber talented Melanie. Melanie's challenge is called:


In Stitches

Melanie is asking for you to use either real or fake stitches somewhere on your card or paper project.

Here is my take on the challenge:

I used the  Sweet Danni and Bella image illustrated by Crissy Armstrong for Wags n Whiskers.  This image is sold as both a digi and a rubber stamp. The layout uses the Midnight Madness Sketch for this week.  This card is very shimmery with the glittery paper in person...you probably see it better if you click on the photo.






I purposely used a Christmas image to make a Christmas card to enter in the Sunday's with Crissy challenge this week.

challenges: 
Sunday's with Crissy challenge
 Midnight Madness Sketch
Papertake weekly- cutie patootie
Stampavie- Anything goes
Ann's Creative Nook- how do you dry emboss
Fussy and Fancy ...stitches, scallops and sparkle
Lexi's Creations  -real or faux stitching
 Stamp and Create- Stitching
Practical Scrappers- One year stash- my glitter paper and the dp from K & co.
Crafty Creations- Happy or Sweet
Ellephantastic Challenge- Sew Special
Mami Doodles-Anything Goes


For more samples of this fun Challenge In Stitches for the Wags n Whiskers challenge,  please visit my my talented DT sisters.



Lacey
Crystal
Michele
Karen
Sharon
Tina
Jeanette
Melanie
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday!!!!

Have a great day!!

57 comments:

Karen Wilson said...

Oh wow Chris, this is stunning, as always. I love the amt of detail. Gorgeous!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This is a truely gorgeous card. The design paper and colours are gorgeous. The image is beautiful and your stitching sets it all of. Wonderful embellishment. A magnificent card.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Marley said...

Beautiful card Chris! Love the design paper and the image is so cute.. lovely stitching!! hugs x Marley

Ms. Jen said...

Another too pretty for words card. Great job Chris! Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog as well. I really appreciate someone of your talent taking the time to stop by!

chris said...

Its so beautiful Chris, and that stitching is fab as always, if only I could get my sewing machine to stop eating the cotton.
have a great weekend love chris xx

dolcreations said...

Oh Chris...how do you do it. Even with your hectic schedule you do make the most beautiful cards! I love all the stitching and the image is adorable!!!!!

Tracey said...

Absolutely gorgeous Chris! I adore your card!! xx

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card, love the colors and textures.

Marlene said...

What a GORGEOUS card!

CraftyC said...

This is beautiful Chris, she looks so sweet and I love the bp!
Clairex

Pias Scrap och Doodling said...

Adorable Card! Thanks for playing with us at Practical Scrappers! /Pia

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Crystal said...

AWWWW Chris this is soooo beautiful, I LOVE the colors you used and your stitching is flawless sweetie!!!! BEAUTIFUL!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Chris!
I was looking at you card thinking "love the colors and the textures, and how clever to use snowflaks as flowers" And then I realised it was a christmascard.... I am just so not in the christmastmood - I don't even see it when it is right in front of me!

But it is a very beautiful christmascard and I still love the colors and the textures ;o)

Thanks for playing Chris. I love to come and see your beautiful work!

Mvh
Gunn
MMSCDT

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i do hope all is well. i've been scarce and busy!

of course this is absolutely gorgeous! fabulous colors and i just love the layering! hopefully, i'm back on track - yay! miss you.

hugs :)

Angelwood said...

This is so lovely, Chris! I love the snowflakes and your stitching always finishes your cards off beautifully! xxAngela

Deb Neerman said...

This is stunning, Chris, and that image is just adorable!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Deirdre said...

Love what you created. Beautiful.

Thanks so much for joining us on Mami Doodles.

Betty Wright said...

Chris, this is wonderful! Great colors, patterns, and detailing! Lovely card!

Grace said...

Oh Chris it's soooo gorgeous! LOVE the greens! Your texture and stitching are fabulous!!! You always get all the details just right!

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful card Chris with lots of details and perfect for Christmas. I love the way you have stitched the paper, the snowflakes, and just everything about it. Thanks for stoopping by to visit and the kind comment.
"Hugs" Carol

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh gosh, Chris, this is soooo stunning! I love your gorgeous coloring and your amazing take on the sketch! Totally love the green and gold combination! You are such an inspiration! Have a wonderful weekend!!!
big hugs!
Sharon

merniebug said...

I just noticed your card and had to stop and take a peek. It's just gorgeous Chris. Hugs, Mel

Holly said...

Gosh Chris, this is so cute! I love the paper and Christmas theme.The snowflake embellishments really set it off. Thanks for joining us this week @ Midnight Madness!

Holly

MMSC-GD

Justine said...

This is absolutely beautiful. So many details that I am just drooling over. Great job Chris

Kerri said...

This is so beautiful, Chris! I LOVE that image and all the texture on this card! Gorgeous paper and snowflakes and other awesome details! Your stitching looks amazing:)

Jane Matsumoto said...

WOW! Chris, this is stunning! I love the stitchwork. Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining in on the fun over at Ellephantastic!

hugs,
Jane ~ Elle DT

Jane Matsumoto said...

Congratulations, Chris! You are our Challenge Winner for this week over at Ellephantastic Challenge! Please stop by to see the post.

hugs,
Jane ~ Elle DT

http://ellephantasticchallenges.blogspot.com/2010/07/sew-special-top-3-and-challenge-winner.html

Hope Jacare said...

Lovely card - thanks for playing along this week at Crafty Creations in our happy/sweet challenge. A very beautiful project! Cheers Claire x

Priscilla said...

Hi Chris, how are you doing.. love your card this week.. your stitching is always so perfect. You have created a wonderful card for your entry this week. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. Missing you*
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Melodie said...

I'm speechless, such a wonderful card.
Hugs
Melodie

Vanja said...

Hi Chris! Wow, this is an absolute stunner!! Wonderful papers and colouring. I love the image and the ribbon.
Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic challenges. :)

PS. You won the challenge! Woohoo!
Hugs, vanja

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) the image is adorable and I love the papers and embellies, everything is just perfect ,,, love the embossing and sewing too ! brilliant !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the PTW Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Chris. Love the image you've used and the pretty details also. Hugs Michele x

Michele Spera said...

I love the layers and the stitching on them! Beautiful card:-) Thank you for playing over at Sundays with Crissy :-)
XMichele X

Carol said...

Chris this is just darling. What a cute image...I just love it. Everything is so perfectly crafted and composed. Just beautiful. Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Tina said...

Wow Chris, this is precious. So full of detail and color.

pam124 said...

Chris, I've ran out of adjectives to describe how wonderful your creations are. So, I'm probably repeating myself when I see this is so AMAZING!! You know I have to put you on my top 10 list every week Chris because all your creations are top notch. This is adorable and sparkly and filled with the most magnificent details!!

Thanks SO MUCH for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and I hope you can play with us again next week!

Hugs
pam
MMSC-GS

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris - this is juts adorable! Your colouring brings that darling image to lige - I love the soft details and the gorggeous colours you have used! Love it! It is great that you have played along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we love to see your creations and hope to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a great card. Thank you for joining us at Mami Doodles challenge! :)

craftyb said...

such an elegant christmas card! I love your sweet image and how you coloured it! Love all the textures and layers! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

WOW! this card just made me say wow and stare at it for what seemed like forever....such a beautiful card...thanks for playing at practical scrappers

aardvarkpest said...

Gorgeous card. Love the papers and such a sweet image.

Glenda

Lisa said...

Beautiful work as always Chris! Your coloring is incredible! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Chris, this card of yours is just darling. I just love all of your fine details from the beautiful coloring to your perfect stitching! Wow! What a lovely take on the Midnight Madness Sketch! It is always a pleasure to stop by and see your wonderful creations! Miss you on Midnight Madness! Hope your summer is going well!
Denise

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Just gorgeous! I love all the layers - a real stunning creation. Thanks so much for playing at Practical Scrappers.

Deanne :)

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Chris I am in love with that image what a stunner in fact the whole creation is beautiful.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Christina C. said...

Wow, Chris, your card is amazing....absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Such a cute card Chris!! Great job layering and embossing!! All the little embellishments and die cuts really make the card!! Lovely colouring too!! Thanks for joining us at Sundays With Crissy!!!
Hugs,
Sarah

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Stunning card Chris, You always do such a fabulous job stitching and I love the embossed background, Beautiful colouring and details! I love your new Mermaid card too... the design is cute. Hugs, Nikki x

Zoe said...

Absolutely stunning! I love ALL the detail. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Sundays with Crissy.

Juanita said...

Wow this is just beautiful, love the cute image and that bow is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really beautiful! Love the layout and your coloring is fabulous!

Hugs, Karen

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Melanie said...

Chris, your cards are always stunning! I love all the beautiful stitching (you rocked that challenge!). The hints of gold play off the rich green beautifully.The bow is just perfection, and I love the little charm.

Thanks for sharing this with us at Sundays With Crissy!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Hi Chris! This is beautiful hon. I love your colouring, as always, you never disappoint! And your choice of papers and placement of snowflakes, pearls and charm is just perfection!

mycardz said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! I love your soft coloring and the papers are sooo pretty! So glad you could join us at Sundays with Crissy! hugz, mary

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