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Thursday, January 6, 2011
HI everyone!!  Yesterday was such a busy day and I had to post so many cards for dt's etc. that I decided to save one for today.  The card I am sharing today is one I created for the Creative Belli's Snow challenge.

I had a great time making this card.  I used the cardinal from Our Daily Bread Designs Sing for Joy set and the verse from Faith (a January release, a gorgeous new set!!!!). The cardinal is colored with copics and the entire card is sprayed with Pearl Glimmermist which gives it a gorgeous Sparkly Sheen.  I just could not get the camera to photo it.  Sorry.  It is gorgeous in person.  I want to thank my dear sweet Nicki for surprising me with a couple of copics for Christmas (that I had run out of ink in).  It made it possible for me to color my image prettier, my dear daughter.

  The background is embossed in the Provocraft snowflakes  folder.  The border on the bottom with the American crafts black ribbon going through it is the Spellbinders Lattice Border.  The bigger snowflake is cut out with the Spellbinders Snowflake 2 die. The other is a punch.  The verse is frame with the Labels 14,   die (Spellbinders). The image is framed with the Classic Scalloped Edge Frame die from Spellbinders.  A few of the square layers are cut out with the Grand Caliber and the Grand Squares die from Spellbinders.


Yes...the Grand Caliber.  I got it this in December and what a gift it is!! I just love how it embosses and cuts. It is very easy to crank and is very sturdy!!  You can run an entire 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper through it!!

Spellbinders has created a superior product with this tool!

Challenges I am entering my creation in:
Marks Finest Paper - Use Something New - New Faith set from ODBD and new copicsStampin with Dragon - Favourite Winter Colour - White and red Fab'n Funky Challenges - Quick and Easy Does It I Did It Creations - Favourite technique - Embossing and coloring with copicsAly's Sunday Challenge - anything goesReally Reasonable Ribbon- Something new- stamp and a couple of copicsPaper Sundaes (3 entries) - Something New-new stamp and copics Stamp-n-Doodle - 'New years resolution- to spend less time on each creation and do more without stitching Paper Issues - 'New'-stamp and couple of copicsMy Time to Craft - up in the airLil Red Wagon - Leftovers-ribbon Anything Challenge - Letter 'C' (Cardinal) Cardmakin' Mamas - Anything Goes  CES - Anything GoesCraft your Days Away - Punches or DiecutsCraft Your Passion - Anything GoesPapertake Weekly - Anything GoesLadybug Crafts Ink - Anything GoesFrosted Designs - Use a SentimentPile it on- Something new (stamp and couple of copics) Tuesday Throwdown- EmbossingVictorine Stamps - Anything Goes Pixie Cottage- punches
  One Stitch at a time - Anything Goes, Paper Sundaes - Something New (new releases  and new ribbon),  Quirky Crafts - New Beginnings (new ribbon), Creative Inspirations - use something new (ribbon and verse stamp),  Whoopsi Daisy - free and easy, Kaboodle Doodles - Anything goes,~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

My dear friend Grace has posted an incredible creation today and you really must check it out!! What an awesome gift idea this would make.  Here is a sneak peak of her creation but you will want to go to her blog here to see her how to and to see all the sides of this tissue box. 
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It really is amazing.  And better yet....SHE ALSO HAS BLOG CANDY HERE!!
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Thanks for visiting and for your sweet comments!!  I hope you have a great day!! I look forward to seeing your creations.

hugs,

71 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh wow! this is gorgeous!!!! absolutely gorgeous! and i'm loving your new spellbinders. i soooooooooooooo want one - but i just got my big shot.

thank you so much for your kind thoughts and prayers for hubby. they helped tremendously!

hugs :)

Sylvia said...

WOW!!!! This is striking and stunning and amazing and gorgeous and (please add all superlatives here that you know! :) )
What a GREAT card!!!!!
{hugs} Sylvia

Holly said...

Gorgeous card Chris! That red cardinal really pops among all the white. It's beautiful the way the sentiment and ribbon are done with the die.

Маги said...

This is so beautiful!

Jan said...

Love your card and it's my favorite bird :) AS for the Grand Calibur...it speaks for itself..amazing :)

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Wow this is stunningly beautiful. I love the intricate punch work and the gorgeous image. Magnificent work.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Dawn B. said...

Chris this is gorgeous..WOW.. what a lovely way to use all your dies.. This is so pretty. You did a great job.. Hope you had a great holiday..

Rach said...

This is a stunning card Chris, so beautiful..xx

Frea said...

Hi Chris, wow what a lovely card sweetie!! ll that pretty detail in white it really sets that beautiful bird off!! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. Hugs, Frea

Pinkllilac said...

Oh wow Chris I so love this card it's just stunning with all the white and the added touches of beautiful pearls,and the image is coloured to perfection.
Hugs Linda

Karen W said...

I love this card it's so gorgeous and so elegant!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Chris, this is over the top GORGEOUS!!! ove all of the white and embossing and those awesome Spellbinders dies!! This is breathtaking my friend!! Hugs, Sabrina

Dorcas said...

Oh wow Chris! How beautiful!! Im really lovin the white on white, so pretty!

CraftyGirl said...

Chris... this card is stunning! wow! I love the embossed background and your Bible verse is one of my favorites! I am slightly jealous of your new toy... it looks like you could do some really amazing things with it! Thanks for taking on our quote challenge at Frosted Designs!
barb :)

Giò said...

My dear Chris first of all let me tell you ....Happy New Year.
Your card is absolutely fantastic!!!! Amazing work with spellbinders ^:^
Hugs, Giò

Katie said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love all the layers!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Becky said...

Stunning-Stunning! Love all the layers and I love white on white, this is just elegant Chris.
Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

I have been thinking on getting this machine. I havent made up my mind yet.

Cassie said...

Beautiful card. I really like the way the red and black stand out against the white. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Frosted Designs.

Sol said...

Fantastic Card! I love all the Diecutting !!! It is Beautful!!! Composition and Embellishing is Great!.... together with the dry embossing... Wish I could see it in real life...
Lucky you getting the Grand Calibur Cutting machine!... Enjoy!! :o)

Monique said...

Wowza So Beautiful!!

Jacilynn said...

oh, I love the red against all this white! just perfect!

Joy said...

wonderful and classy card you made. I love each and every detail you used for this. love your cute gift as well! must be so fun to use! love the blog candy too! so much that lady is giving away! hope you had a wonderful new year! here's to 2011~ more crafting, creating and inspiring...ME! lol! have a great weekend!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous!!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, I love your card that Cardinal bird is gorgeous, wish we had such beautiful birds in the Uk, he looks so handsome. A really gorgeous card, and your friends project looks fabulous to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Fiona said...

beautiful card...the white background makes the image pop. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

fi

chris said...

Its so beautiful, brilliant as usual, your amazing. hugs chris xx

Tina said...

This is so striking and beautiful!

Dawn said...

Such wonderful embossing texture and layers sweetie.
Love this beautiful cardinal and your coloring.
Thank you for joining us this week at
Craft Your Passion Challenges
Hope you join us each week.

pinky said...

Stunning creation! Thanks for playing along at LCI this week.
Pinky

Sadilla said...

Gorgeous card! I love the white shade of the papers... and the contrast of the coloured image! Very nice! =)
thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage
hugs
Sadia

Yvonne Hagane said...

Happy new year, Chris!
Love your card with all that yummy
white, and perfectly colored image!!

Jodi said...

Just beautiful!! I love this particular technique where the colors are only on the image and not the rest of the card!! Great work as always!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Traci S. said...

Hi Chris,

What a beautiful wintry scene you have made with this card. I used the cardinal from "Sing
for Joy" for many of our Holiday cards. It is a beautiful image. And, how sweet of your daughter to get you such a well-meaning gift that gives beauty to others!

I love the pearls. This is just wonderful!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely beautiful card Chris that image is such a delight so is the design of this, it looks awesome.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous card - Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

aardvarkpest said...

Stunning card.Love all the embossing and lattice work with the touch of pearls. Beautifully coloured image.

Glenda

Virgo5 said...

Gorgeous card, I love all the texture!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Love crafts forever said...

OMG! This card is absolutely stunning. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT, Whoopsi Daisy and Stampin with the Dragon.
You got 3 of my DT blogs. LOL.
(((HUGS)))) Nataliya

Shirley N said...

Wow Chris, this is gorgeous and so very elegant!!!

Cheryl said...

oh wow what can i say just amazing,hugs cheryl xxxxx

joy said...

Wow - beautiful card! Love all the white and sparkle in the pearls!

Kerri said...

This is so beautiful, Chris, and I'm sure it's even more stunning in person!!! Love all the gorgeous details and textures in white with the pop of the red cardinal!

ruth said...

Oh my goodness Chris! What an amazingly GORGEOUS card! I love the quote and it is certainly beautiful. All the layering and your stamping...wow!

And I have to say....I wish I had the new Grand Caliber too! :) ENjoy!

Thanks for taking the challenge this week at Frosted Designs!

Grace said...

Chris this is just over the top gorgeous!!! I LOVE the white on white layering with all the texture! The bird just pops off the page and your lattice with ribbon panel is the perfect touch! Thanks my friend for mentioning my project and blog candy. I really appreciate your special friendship!!!! You are very dear to me!!! Thanks and {{{hugs}}}}
Grace

Francie G. said...

Chris, you are amazing! This is over the top gorgeous! All the embossing, the diecuts just everything! WOW!

Tanya said...

Beautiful image!1

Thanks for joining us at Victorine Originals this week!

LINDA said...

OH MY WORD!! This is so stunning.. Very gorgeous work.. Hugs, Linda

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Really stunning, Chris. Love all the white on white with the pop of red - very striking. Think I'm gonna have to jump on the Grand Calibur bandwagon...everyone is raving about it!

Caro said...

That is such an elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Quirky crafts.

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Chris, I love your cardinal card. It's so vibrant against all the white details. Beautifully done. :)

Linnie said...

Totaly beautiful i adore your work
Thankyou for joining us at Whoopsidaisy
luv
linniexxx

Gurkiss said...

Wonderful card :)

Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.

Hugs Gurkiss

patriziawithaz said...

A beautiful card Chris x Everything about it is stunning ! Thanks for sharing it with us at MTTCC this week and it will be great if you come back with more of your lovely work again soon x

Aphra said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love all the texture and layers of white. Thanks for playing along with us at RRR. :)

Nanda said...

Beautiful card! I like the white on the white effect. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.

Spyder said...

Was so sure I popped in yesterday! Lovely card, love the design, lovely effect. Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's Challenge this time round!! Happy New Year
(Lyn)

Kristie said...

Stunning card, Chris!! The cardinal really pops off the card.

Josephine said...

That's a lovely image, and the background is completely stunning!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this time.

Gloria Stengel said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week.

Hazel (Didos) said...

This is lovely, Thanks for joining in with us on OSAAT Hazelxo

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Emma H said...

Oh, it's so pretty! Thanks for playing along with Fab n Funky

Beth said...

Chris your card is a real jaw dropper been a big fan of yours for sometime thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Hugs
Beth

Tanya R said...

So wonderfully delicate. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.
Hugs
Tanya

Suzi said...

This is so beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at The Pixie Cottage with your lovely creation.
Hugs
Suzi x

Kathryn said...

what a lovely card! I love all that white on white with the vibrant splash of red. Great texture with all the embossing and punches as well. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this this week, K x

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Stunning card Chris! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Lisa aka Myran said...

Wow, this is really beautiful Chris! I love the pearls. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

artish said...

growing up in st.louis, i can say you captured the winter cardinal perfectly...a splash of red in a sea of white. beautiful! thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage!!

Vickie said...

Your card is so beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

racinggrandma61 said...

Adorable. Love the colors. Great job. TY for joining us at Stamp n Doodle challenges and be sure to come back and join us again.

Oh my I really need to go see Spellbinders....I LOVE that machine.

Laralee DT

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