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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Happy Tuesday everyone!  Today is a hectic day as I prepare to go to visit with the family of my dear friend Ruby.  I pray I can be cheerful and give  them strength or uplift them in some way again today in their loss of a wife, mother, sister and daughter.  It is so hard...

Today I am posting two creations since tomorrow I will be attending a luncheon, funeral and memorial service and won't be able to post.

The first creation is created using the NEW Designer paper designed and created by Whimsy (Holiday folly and Very Merry) and the adorable Whimsy Holly Beary designed by Meljen's (this is a rubber stamp).  The image is colored with copics.
The layout uses the Midnight Madness Sketch.



The flourishes are created with the nestabilities florished accents dies on glitter paper from K& Co. The flowers are from Wild Orchids. The snowflakes are snowflake buttons I bought from JoAnnes.
My second creation uses the adorable Fhiona's Gingerbread House from Your Next Stamp.  It is colored with copics.  The dp used is the new Basic Grey Curio paper.  It is not a Christmas paper but it seemed to fit so beautifully with the warm tones. I embossed it with soft swirls from Cuttlebug.
challenges:
 ABC Christmas - W is for Winter Wonderland
Bee Crafty – Christmas
Craft Your Passion - double anything (double bells and flowers)

Paper Pretties
- Embossing
Crafty Purple Frog
- Sparkle
Anything Goes
- Embossing (dry embossed with soft swirls on dp)

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday- glitter (last week) Christmas this week
 Paper Romance-  Everything but the kitchen sink - This is a neat theme.  It means to do alot of something. Mine is a lot of embossing, glitter and embellishing.
 Little Red Wagon - Something in 3's- three gold baubles
Crazy 4 Challenges -Christmas card or project 
Fairytale Challenges - Anything Goes 
Sweet Stampin' Challenge ~ It's all about snowflakes 
Gingerloft Challenge #6 ~ Use Outdoor images
One Stitch At A Time #39 ~ Choose your favorite colors (pink and baja breeze)
There' Magic in the Air ~ Glitter, Ribbon and X-mas

2 Sisters Challenge Blog #13 ~ Christmas

Ellephantastic Challenge #19 ~ Butterfly or/and X-mas 
Caardvarks ~ Holiday and  Die Cut 

Paper Sundaes #44 ~ Pick your Sundae Toppings!!! (ribbon, punches, and embossing) 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Ai Factory - Use a DieCut or Punch
ABC challenge - H is for Holidays
The Secret Crafter - sparkle & shine
Just Add Ink- Just Add Christmas
Speedy and Friends- snowflakes (three on my sentiment panel and several on my dp) 
Delightful sketches- glitter it up
Really Reasonable ribbon- Christmas Themed

Lili of the Valley - Anything Goes

I hope you have a great day!!  Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments!!

hugs,

66 comments:

Tina said...

Both cards are just gorgeous!

sue said...

soooooo cute, love them, great embossing thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Annette22 said...

wow, Chris,

both cards are fantastic, I`m speechless, one masterpiece after another

thanks a lot for joining us at our very first
Fairytale challenge

hugs

Annette

Dawn said...

These are both just beautiful as usual.
keeping you in my thoughts today and through this difficult week.
Positive thoughts coming your way.
Thanks for joining us at Craft Your passion.

Julie E said...

Gorgeous creations. I am sending a few virtual hugs your way.

Danni said...

Thinking of you!! These are both wonderful but I just love the first one!!

Mau xx said...

Hi Chris just popped over from the ODBD and read about the loss of your dear friend. I send you my Love and hugs to help you through this difficult time.
Your Creations are wonderful, I love them both.
Take Care.
Mau xx

Frea said...

Hello Chris, great cards you posted today!! I wish you all the strength on your visit to your friends family. I'm sure that you being there alone will be a comfort to them and that is all that matters.
Greetings, Frea

Shazza said...

hope things go okay tomorrow Chris, love both your cards, they are gorgeous
x

karlinchen50 said...

Hello your card is stunning.
The image is beautifully colored and I like the colors.
Beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge
Hugs Karla

coldwaters2 said...

These are two wonderful cards Chris the images and designs look perfect.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, wow they are both stunning, love them both the colouring and papers are fabulous. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

chris said...

Hi Chris, wow these two are so gorgeous, really really. hugs chris xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
These are gorgeous creations. Beautiful colours, stitching, colours and images. Amazing crafting.
I'll be thinking about tomorrow. May the Lord undertake throughout the day.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Vicki Dutcher said...

CHRIS! WOW! Amazing 2 cards - I love that gbread house! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

{Jane} said...

Gorgeous

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x
SCSC DT

kaos said...

Goregous card!

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

hugs
kaos

PokSa said...

I'm stunning! Your work is fantastic!
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

Createology said...

Very precious cards. I love the pink bow card! Happy creating...

RosesMarijke said...

Absolutely beautiful Chris!!

Regan said...

great job..thanks for playing with LRW

Curlybear said...

Wow stunning card absolutely breathtaking,
thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 109 Sparkle and shine,
Good luck,
Hugs Bridget ;) x.
SCSC DT

*Vicki* said...

WOW Chris!! Such super yummy creations girl!! I've always thought your stitching on your designs look amazing!! Mine really suck!! maybe some day I'll learn!! Hope all is well sweetie!!HUGS

Marlene said...

How adorable these are!!! You know I'm a big fan of your big beautiful bows, too!

Samantha said...

Really cute cards!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Samantha :0)

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are just stunning and the papers you have used are just lush hugs cheryl xxxx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

May God grant you strength, guide you, and comfort you as you face tomorrow. Best Wishes

Lelia Pierce said...

Chris, these are both fabulous! Love them! YUMMY! :O)

XXX

Vanja said...

Beautiful cards, Cris! abulous images and papers.
Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)

Hugs, Vanja

Crystal said...

Chris both of these are over the top GORGEOUS!!!! I SOOOO LOVE the colors of the holly fairy!!!! Absolutely AWESOME coloring and deets on both gf!!! big hugs!!!

Davi said...

Two fabulous cards!! Love the sweet fairy and the lovely flowers!

Dawn B. said...

Terrific cards here Chris. I love the smell of gingerbread.. Yum.. I am sending prayers for your friends family..hugs to you too.

redwasher1 said...

Wonderful and love it!!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Chris!!
Love them both!!

Karen x

Gale Varland said...

Both cards are beautiful. Your coloring is right-on. Love the bow on the first one! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges. :) Gale

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful cards Chris! Your work is also so amazingly gorgeous. Prayers are with you on your journey tomorrow. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Cupcakes this week. "Hugs" Carol

cabio's craft corner said...

These are beautiful cards Chris. Lovely images and beautiful picked embellies on both cards :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

darling Ho said...

Wow! Both of the 2 cards are amazing!! I love your cards very much.:)
Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

Lynn said...

Love your cards they are wonderful :)
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges xx

Bianca said...

You have made two very lovely cards! I love the colors and the image very much! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. xx Bianca

Melodie said...

Both cards are again so fantastic.
Hugs
Melodie

Jan said...

Chris,
Both of your cards are just beautiful!

Michele said...

Such gorgeous cards Chris. Love the colours you've used and the details also. Hugs Michele x

Patti P. said...

Chris, both of these cards are so beautiful. I love Whimsy stamps and can't wait to try some of the new paper. Your Gingerbread card is so gorgeous....so glad to see you joining in with our challenge at Paper Cupcakes.

Jo said...

Lovely cards, thank you for joining in with Sweet Stampin this week
Jo xx

Dee Jackson said...

both cards are wonderful! Thanks for playing in the FTTC #93 this week.

Riet said...

So gorgeous cards Chris,I love the images and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Pat said...

Stunning Christmas cards, lovely papers, great images. Thanks for joining in at Paper Cupcakes this week.

Pat xx

Rachel said...

Another Spectacular card Chris!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges.
hugs,
Rachel

Grace said...

Chris these are both adorable! I love the bear! Love your take on the MMS! Great colors and what a cute gingerbread house too! Been thinking of you all day! Hope you're doin ok!!! TTYS!
hugs,
Grace

Jodi said...

Gorgeous cards Chris!! Love the gingerbread house, one of my favorite images!!
Hope you are enjoying the week!
Hugs
Jodi =)

cardmaking bird said...

So sorry to hear about your friend, I hope you can find some comfort in your crafting. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week. Marie x

Purple Crazy said...

Fab creations, they're lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft this week. xx

Jayne said...

Very pretty cards Chris, love the detail on there. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Love crafts forever said...

Very nice coloring, and i love your stitching, gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hugs Nataliya

Shana said...

Chris these creations are breath-taking! Love the stitching and embellishments! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again next week!

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC & ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Both cards are just gorgeous Chris! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

A.J. said...

they are both amazing cards!
Thanks for joining in with our Favourite Colours challenge at OSAAT.

Crafty Creations by AJ
Amanda

Karina said...

Lovely card you made, Chris. The image is cute and I like your color combination. Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week. Hope to see you again.
Karina

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Hi Chris, WOW...you really have made two incredible beautiful cards this week and I love them both! The gingerbread house is just adorable and you paired it perfectly with the dp. Your card for MM is darling! That sweet little bear is so cute. Your stitching and dp are gorgeous and of course all your embellishments are stunning! Well done on all those challenges girl! You Rock!
Hugs,
Charlotte
MMSC DT

Nilla said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing this week at Paper Cupcakes! Hugs Nilla

Gloria Westerman said...

WOW!!!...This is gorgeous......Excellent job....thanks for playing with us at PCC
gloria
DT for Paper Cupcake!

Tracy V. said...

Both cards are super yummy! Thanks for playing along iwth us at Paper Sundaes.
Tracy

Silke Ledlow said...

Holy smokes GF...these are two gorgeous cards!!! I totally love the gingerbread house :)!!! Thank you for joining us at the FTTC...hope to see you again tomorrow!?! Hugs ~S~

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

WOW ! You have been busy! I love them both! The coloring is fantastic as well as the ribbons and all the embellishments. Thanks fr playing with Gingerloft Challenges.

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