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Saturday, October 30, 2010
 Happy Saturday Everyone!  I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

This week has been so busy that I forgot to announce the winner of the Perfect Presentations Template.
The winner chosen by is:

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-10-30 02:14:02 UTC

 And #2 is Marley.

Congrats Marley!! Please email me with your choice of which template you would like and in what format (png. SVG) and I will send it out to you.  You can find my email in my profile. You can find all the templates available at the Wild Flower Patch shop here.


  Today it is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge.

This week the team is challenging to your choice of our top 3 challenges at ODBD:
1- Sparkle
2- Dies or Punches
3- Texture it

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize , a $ 15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday,
November 4. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by November 4 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC35. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge:

I used a sneak peak of the Poinsettia Tag set and the Mistletoe tag set to be released tomorrow at ODBD!  I also used the new tag die to match these tag stamp sets.  How cool is that?!!!

card recipe
stamps: sneak peak from Our Daily Bread Designs- Poinsettia Tag set and the Mistletoe tag set
Paper: Basic Grey Jovial, real red, black and vanilla
accessories: lace from my dear friend Sabrina (Thanks Sabrina!!), Offray red grosgrain ribbon, the flourishes are ends of the oval fancy tags set

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Francie Gumprecht
Patter Cross
Sabrina Jackson

To join the challenge, please link your creation here.
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Let's Get Punchy
Simon Says Stamp - Punch Em
The Crafty Pad - Christmas
Stamp With Sarah Kay - Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle (my ribbon)
Paper Take Weekly - Sparkly and Bright
I Did It Creations - Open week
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Random Amusing - Pop Up Your Sentiment
Paper Pretties - Make a Square Card
Tuesday Throwdown- Use the sentiment as your main focus
OSAAT - Celebrations
Creative Cottage: Embossing
Thanks for stopping by today!! I so appreciate your visit and comments.


Unknown said...

This is gorgeous! Yummy ribbon and papers!

Debbie said...

Hi Chris what a beautiful card, love the layout and stitching. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge. :)

xxDebbie the Crafty Pad Stamp Designs said...

So rich and elegant - that lace is such a great layer.

Nannieflash said...

Stunning card Chris its so elegant and such gorgeous colour choice to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Jan Hennings said...

so pretty and love the dotted brown bow!

Lori said...

You made such a beautiful focal point with that gorgeous tag and ribbon,the paper looks gorgeous too!

Jayne said...

Lovely card as always Chris. The gold stitching finishes it just perfectly. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

cheryl said...

oh this is gorgoues hun,hugs cheryl xxxx

Grace said...

Soooo pretty as always Chris! Love this paper!!! Have a great weekend my friend!

Margreet said...

beautiful card with great ribbon, bow and papers....thanks for joining OSAAT
xxx Margreet

chrissy xx said...

It really is Gorgeous!! LOve your colours. Thank you sooooo much for joining us at OSAAT.

Unknown said...

Suchd beautiful card, Chris!

Glenda J said...

So beautiful! Love your patterned paper and the stitching. Great ribbon too! Thanks for playing along with my Random Amusing Challenge!

Lori said...

Gorgeous card! Very elegant, loving the sneak peek.

Danni said...

I always sound like a broken record...but it's true! Soooo gorgeous!!

Traci S. said...

Hi Chris~

How many layers on this card? I couldn't make them all out. But they sure look great together! All I need with that is the smell of cinnamon and maybe a touch of nutmeg...The Holidays are almost here!

He IS Able,
Traci S.
4 part series on mercy!

Riet said...

So beautiful card Chris,I love the image.
So gorgeous papers and the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh is this SO festive and PRETTY! Gorgeous work Chris! Have a blessed weekend! (((HUGS))) Keeping you in my prayers!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Hey girl, your card is breathtaking as always!!! I am so glad you are getting some use ot of the lace :D! I love the way you've combined the two sets...awesome sneak peek. Have a blessed weekend my friend!! Hugs, Sabrina

Amanda said...

Such an elegant card!
Thanks for joining in with our “All Celebrations” challenge at OSAAT.

Crafty Creations by AJ

Love crafts forever said...

OMG! This is just stunning. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hugs. Nataliya.

kaos said...

So gorgeous - don't know what else to say!

Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!

Crystal said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Chris, LOVE LOVE this paper and your layout is fabulous!! SOOOO LOVIN this new tag you really showed it off girl!! Have a fantastic weekend!! Hugs!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Chris. The colors are so pretty and rich.. Great layering. Your lace and swirls are perfect for this card. Great job.

Nicole said...

Can't believe Christmas is like 2 days away. Great card love the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

Dawnie. said...

Oh My! SO Gorg, Gorge - GORGEOUS! Love this, thanks for sharing:) Danwnie.

Joan Ervin said...

This is gorgeous, Chris...your tag and the Mistletoe paper are dooo beautiful!!!! Love how you added the lace and the gold stitching, too....shabby elegance at it's best!!!!

Ольга said...

ЖИР! - Жутко Интересная Работа!

Melodie said...

OMG, such a beautiful christmas-card. I'm speechless.

Anne H. said...

Your Christmas-card is wonderful!
Beautiful colors and lovely details.
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.
Anne :)

Sarah said...

This is so beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest of the set!

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning! Thank you for sharing with us at PTW this week. x

Anonymous said...

Breath-taking poinsettias with the lace and touches of gold everywhere!! WOWZER!! Love the yummy ribbon of course as well!! :) HUGS

tiggertastic said...

amazing card, i love teh texture on this make and the colours are so rich too

Good luck in the challenges and i hope you have enjoyed your weekend

Sarah-Louise xx
(CPF - DT) & (CCC - DT)

Kelly said...

GORGEOUS! Beautiful paper and ooooh the bow and ribbon is awesome!

Davi said...

A terrific Christmas card. Love the rich colors and lovely way you used the sentiment.

Sharon Caudle said...

Chris, this is soooo beautiful!! I love the goregous papers and that tag and stamp are fabulous! LOVE it! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Jayne Hayward said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card, love the dp, colours and the lace used.

Thanks for joining in with us over on our very first challenge on TCPF

Jayne xx

Berry said...

Stunning work as ever Chris, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this wk and Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage for our embossing challenge hugs Rebekah xx

Christine said...

Such a gorgeous card. I love that BG paper. I think it is my favorite of the year. Great use of the flourish punches. They really decorate your sentiment! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Tracy said...

wow this is so gorgeous, i love the colours and all the detail, beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x


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