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Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Happy Hump Day Everyone!! I hope you are having a great week so far...I can't believe the week is half gone already!! So much to do and so little time....Christmas baking, Christmas cards to send out, Christmas shopping (although I am almost done...Woohoo!!)...

Well today I have two challenge creations to share with you since today it is time for another Creative Belli and Your Next Stamp Challenge.

My first creation is for the Your Next Stamp (YNS) challenge hosted by Jenny Jenny challenged the team and our players to create a CAS Christmas creation.  How fun is that?!

I must admit that I just love my details and layers so CAS does not come easy for me. LOL! 

For my card I used the Ellie Love to Skate image which I colored with copics. The dp was from my one of my very fave Christmas paper (Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather).  The border on the bottom is cut with an EK Success half snowflake punch which I recently purchased at AC Moore.  The sentiment was typed out on my PC.  The top I embossed with a snowflake folder from Cuttlebug.

To match my CAS card I made a tag.  The tag uses the Ellie Loves to skate Mini image from YNS and Skating Accessories.  The ric rac is scraps from my stash.  The snowflake is a button I purchased a couple years ago in an array of buttons.

 For more inspiration for the YNS challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Angela, Karen, Crystal , Kerri Sylvia, Simonne, Beth, Maureen, Jenny,
If you join the challenge please leave a direct link to Mr. Linky here. If you upload your creation to Paper craft planet or Splitcoast Stampers, please use the keyword YNSC31.

As always we have two prizes for you to win:

1. Winner – one lucky winner will be chosen by to win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Winner Blinkie to proudly display on their blog!

2. Top Pick – one lucky entry, chosen by the YNS DT, will win $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Top Pick Blinkie to proudly display on their blog! [NB You must use a YNS stamp on your creation to be eligible to win the Top Pick prize].

My second creation is for the Creative Belli Challenge.  This week the team is challenging to use Christmas embellishments, colors, stamps, paper, etc. on your cards or projects. 

With every challenge we encourage you to use your
OLD and FORGOTTEN embellishments.
Here is my take on the Creative Belli Challenge using the adorable Sweets of the Season Stamp set from Flourishes sent to me by my dear friend, Crystal.  Thanks Crystal!!
As you can see I had tons of fun adding all kinds of bling and details to my creation to make it more festive and fun!!  The dp is from Basic Grey. The images are colored with copics.  The circle surrounding the image is Spellbinders Beaded Circles dies.

If you should join us for the Creative Belli Challenge, please leave a direct link here. 

Top Tip Tuesday -use ribbon
Bugaboo - Anything Goes
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats - Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper - Christmas
Paper Issues - Holiday Hookup
The Secret Crafter - Christmas
Papercutz - Christmas with 2 patterned papers
(project 2)
Paper Romance - winter
Totally PaperCrafts #45 ~ X-mas Punches
Frosted Designs ~ Glitter

Lollipop Crafts #19 ~ Welcome Winter
Simon Says ~ Show a Holiday Greeting

Stamp R Us #10 ~ Holiday cards
DDCC #92 ~ Christmas card, ornaments or tag
OSAAT #42 ~ Old Stash/New Stash (Old image and ribbon and New paper and punch on 1st creation)
AiFactory #59 ~ BRRR..wintery challenge
 Ooh La La- holiday song- Winter wonderland
Simon Says Stamp and show- holiday greeting 
City Crafter- Let it Snow
 Spoonful of Sugar- Christmas card
Pile it On #48 ~ It's all in the Wrapping (tag)
Paper Sundaes - Gift It
Little Red Wagon - Christmas Tag or Bag
Papertake Weekly- No Red or green (first creation) 
Stamp Something- Christmas color combo

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!  I will be back at 12:00 with the Whimsy hop!! Hope to see you there.


Patti J said...

What sweet projects, Chris!!! You are amazing, my friend - I don't know how in the world you keep up with everything! Beautifully done, as always! Hugs...

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous creations Chris!! Ellie is just adorable sure to put a smile on the recipients face! Love the snowflake button. Cute gingerbread men card, perfect stitching as always, take careX:)

martina's kaartjes said...

What a great creations ! lovly done ! greetings, martina

Denise Marzec said...

Oh my goodness, these are SWEEEEEET! Love the sweet and colors on the tag and first card...and that is one beautifully tied ribbon knot on the second. Great cards as always, Chris! You ROCK!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cute, love those gingerbread peoples!
Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week, good luck! Hugs Shell xx

Gina Lindsay said...

I love the coordinating card and tag set. The pearl accents on the gingerbread girl is great--looks like real candy!

Wendi said...

What a sweet card such a cute image and I love the embossing
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
These are, as usual, Fantastic creations. Gorgeous colours and images. Really beautiful craft work.
Fiona x

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just gorgoues love the embossing on this,hugs cheryl xxxx

Sandra P said...

This is just beautiful! The colors are sooo rich and elegant :)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P

Anonymous said...

Both of your creations are sooo very sweet!! I love the colors on the top set and the gingerbread goodies are fabulous!!HUGS

Joan Ervin said...

Your Ellie creations are fabulous, Chris...she is sooo cute all dressed up in pink!!! Love your little gingerbread couple, too...such warm, pretty colors and I love all the details you added!!!

Tina said...

Fun, fun, fun! I love all those great details.

Rae Anne said...

HOLY COW & WOW! Both of your projects are just darling! I love the warm browns & reds of your gingerbread card (particularly the pleated ribbon), but Ellie is so pretty in purple too! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Anything Goes challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

Barb Craft said...

Yummy card! I love the red and brown and your little gingerbread men are absolutely adorable! Thanks for taking on our glitter challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
barb :)

Marlene said...

So gorgeous....I love the embossing you've done on these cards!

Unknown said...

Hi CHris, hope you are doing well!! Love these new creations you made!! The gingerbread men are so cute and that first card is just yummy!! HUgs, Frea

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a fab job of matching colors! Beautifully colored, and especially love what you did with that velvet ribbon, Chris! WOW!

Beth aka BR-T said...

I love your CAS creations displaying both sizes of the image. You are such a gifted artist!

Riet said...

Wowww Chris,this is so wonderful.

Hugs Riet.x

Kerri said...

Oh I just love all of your projects!!! Your YNS set is so cute and the colors are fab! The gingerbread card is gorgeous!!! Awesome colors and coloring and of course your details are always perfect!

Ros said...

So pretty both the card and tag .... thanks for sharing at CCCB

Jeri said...

Wow, great embellishments on this card. It's just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Cutz.

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Super Sweet and adorable!

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous interpretation of our theme at the SCSC this week, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us
Hugs Kate xx

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug this week Chris ! Your card is simply stunning ! Love the embellishments, the image and the bow ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

Robin Parker said...

I love gingerbread people. Great designer paper, and your coloring is fasb!!

Lori said...

How absolutely darling! Thank you for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Crystal said...

Chris FABULOUS work GF!! I LOVE how you used Ellie!!!! Oh my goodness she is sooo cute!! AWESOME creations sweetie!

Lena said...

Fantastic project, Chris. I love your creations, simply stunning.Design is always perfect and details so clever!!!
Thanks for joining us at DDCC.
Hugs and merry x-mas.

Karen W said...

Wonderful projects, I love the pink color on the first one, I love colors other than red and green at Christmas, great job!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Simply precious! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Curly said...

Wow stunning creation, and lovely colours
thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 112 Christmas
Good luck,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great card! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ Please come back on Tuesday for another brilliant tip! :)



Eagle Craftz said...

WOW!! LOve the design, the gingerbread men, and the glitter! Just wonderful! Thanks for playign along with Frosted Designs! Esther DT

Holly said...

*thud* I loooooooooove your gingerbread people! What a beautiful card for the Belli Challenge, girlie!!! The plum card with that adorable little girl is absolutely darling!

Gem said...

such gorgeous projects! Thanks for joining in our challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week! Gemma :)
P.S. check out my yummy blog candy here, ends 12/12! :)

Stressed Stamper said...

Perfect - great sewing - so neat
Thanks for joining in at TPC this week - Good Luck
Sarah - Stressed Stamper x

Jill said...

aww your card is absolutely gorgeous I love the image Ellie to stake and the embossing is a fab touch thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Leigh Ann Baird said...

These are so cute! I adore that little tag!

Marilyn said...

Isn't that just the cutest image ever! Love the card & matching tag.
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

Mary Marsh said...

both these cards are gorgeous chris-your ellie image is so sweet-the gingerbrad card is precious-love the embellies on the images

Carol Ann said...

How cute are those gingerbread people! Very pretty card love those gorgeous ribbons. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week.
Carol Ann xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous creations!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC & Pile It On!
Helen x

Agnieszka M said...

Chris, stunning card. I love it (your colours are great)
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT and Lolipop Crafts and good luck!

Karina said...

This looks really great! Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes.
Hugs, Karina

joy said...

love this card! I think the gingerbread couple is darling! I love how you have blinged her up with the pearls!

Unknown said...

There are both such cute card. I love the image on that first card.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

cnelson said...

Absolutely FABULOUS! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB this week!

Artyjen said...

Thanks for sharing at The Artistic Stamper challenge.....good luck!
xoxo Sioux

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Love your gingerbread people card, Chris! Too cute!


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