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Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Happy Hump Day Everyone!!  I hope every one had a great New Year's holiday!!  I know I did!  I just got back from spending some quality time with my family and some of our friends.  Monday, my hubby and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary.  Scott is such a blessing to me!!  I thank God for him and my two darling girls every day.  Yesterday, I had a root canal done and was in pain...so sorry it has taken me so long to get into the swing of things this year.

Today I have a few cards to share with you...

First...for the Whiff of Joy Challenge which is a  Sketch Challenge.

Today's challenge #95 is a sketch.  The sketch was designed by the talented and sweet Jane.


For my creation I used the adorable Kneeling Willow. I colored her with copics.  The dp is from my scraps and from DCWV Music.  The border of the card is cut out using the Grand Labels one die and the grand caliber.  
The flower is hand crocheted.  The inside flower includes a brass flower brad.  Behind my image is a heart panel using the Spellbinders Hearts (scalloped and classic).

For more creations using this fun sketch, visit my extremely talented dt sisters:
Anne Chelsea,  Gio, Jane, KathrinKylie, Louise, Manuela.  Michelle

My second creation is for two challenges:  The Your Next Stamp (YNS) challenge using my creative and talented dt sister, Kerri's sketch and the Creative Belli challenge to use snow (I have another creation for this challenge that is posted on the Creative Belli challenge blog which I will post tomorrow).

For my creation I used the image Fhiona Skating from YNS.




The image is colored with copics.  The background is embossed with a snowflake border from Provocrafts winter borders.  The square is framed with the Spellbinders Lacey squares.  The dp is SEI Citrus.  The snowflakes in the back ground of the image is Stampin Up's Bundle UP snowflakes stamp.


 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 YNSC33.

For more inspiration for the Creative Belli Challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Anne Harmon, Ceal PritchettChris Dickinson Darsie BrunoHolly Brown,  Jessica Stockmeyer, Joan Ervin , Joy Hadden , Maria Matter , Robin Kirkpatrick Robin ParkerShelly Schmidt
Karen Walsh ,Mary Marsh

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

challenges I am entering my creation in:

Marks Finest Paper - Use Something New - Fhiona skating stamps on second card and Grand Labels on die on the 1st.Stampin with Dragon - Favourite Winter Colour - White and blue  (second card)Ai Factory Challenge - EleganceFab'n Funky Challenges - Quick and Easy Does It (2nd one)I Did It Creations - Favourite technique - Embossing and stitchingAly's Sunday Challenge - anything goesReally Reasonable Ribbon- Something new- stamp on 2nd onePaper Sundaes (3 entries) - Something New-new stamp on 2nd cardTip Top Tuesday- anything metal (brass flower on top card)  Stamp-n-Doodle - 'New'-new stamp on 2nd cardPaper Issues - 'New'-stamp on 2nd cardMy Time to Craft - Brand Spanking New - stamp on 2nd cardLil Red Wagon - Leftovers-ribbon and lace on 1st card (scrap piece and last of stash)Anything Challenge - Letter 'C' (Cardinal on 2nd card)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 on 2nd card)

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!  I so appreciate you all!!
blessings,

61 comments:

Shazza said...

wow Chris, you are starting the year off in style, these are gorgeous. My fave is the WoJ one, adore the colours you used. Happy New Year to you and yours/
Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby
x

Cassie said...

Great sketch cards, Chris! They are both beautiful! Sorry to hear about your root canal, but congratulations on 13 years. . .that is something to celebrate. . .here's hoping you have 113 more ;D

Floweret said...

I loved to see this post and thank you for joining I did it creations challenge!
Happy new year too!

1CardCreator said...

Both of these are beautiful Chris! I don't know where you find the time or the creativity!

Chrissy D said...

SO PRETTY Chris - I love all of the layers and details. Wonderful work! TFS!

jdmommy said...

Chris, what a darling card for the Belli! Congratulations on your anniversary and Happy New Year, my friend!

Marlene said...

You never fail to amaze me! Your cards are gorgeous. Happy belated anniversary!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Both cards are beautiful Chris. Congrats on your Anniversary and Happy New Year!! Hope you start feeling better soon, root canal's are the WORST!!

Thanks so much for the sweet comments you've left for me. I don't always time to leave a comment, but I take peeks at your blog almost everyday!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!

CraftyGirl said...

both of your cards are gorgeous! I love the layering and beautiful brown ribbon on the first one! Thanks for taking on our quote challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
Barb :)

Monique said...

What cute cards Chris... Both images are adorable and full of details :)

*Vicki* said...

Chris, your creations are always so fabulous!! I love your coloring and your stitching detials!! :) I hope that you enjoyed the time with your family!! I've been ready for everything to get back to "normal"...whatever that is!! LOL!! BIG HUGS

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Chris, my friend, your cards are over the top AMAZING!!!! The first one, looks like a piece of ART with all of the details and stunning cloring....LOVE it!! The second one, WOW, a little more of a CAS card for you, but so fabulous, you are and artist, my friend!!! Oh, I wish you and your DH a belated "Happy Anniversary" may GOD bless you with many more years of wedded bliss together. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Tanya R said...

Both are so super cute!
Hugs
Tanya

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous colour choice and lovely creation thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Happy New Year
Kate x

Sylvia said...

Both cards are wonderful, Chris! Your work is always fantastic...just outstanding! Visiting your blog and loooking at your amazing work is always scuh a great source of inspiration for me! Thanks so much for this, hunny!
{hugs} Sylvia

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, two stunning and really beautiful cards, I love them both. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

pinky said...

Gorgeous little card:) Yuk to your root canal work:( Thanks for playing along at LCI this week.
Pinky

Holly said...

Your Willow card is gorgeous! I love those warm cozy colors. Your belli card is adorably CUUUUTE! I love all the snowflakes on there along with that frozen ice for that sweet little girl to skate on!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Chris, your work is just so perfect! Happy Anniversary! Hubby and I will celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary in a few days. It's flown by!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Chris, your cards are beautiful! What sweet images, beautiful coloring and wonderful designs.

Crystal said...

Chris these are just FABULOUS gf, I LOVE LOVE the brown on your WOJ card you totally rocked that image...AWWWWW and your YNS card is precious and you aced this sketch hun!!! FABULOUS creations sweetie!

Cindy Haffner said...

ADORABLE Chris!!

Jodi said...

Both of your cards are just adorable and so pretty!! I hope you had a great holiday and new year celebration! Happy New Year!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Pami said...

A great couple of cards, the first is my favourite though, just love those colours. Thank you so much for sharing with us at LCI this week. Pami x

LuLu said...

Stunning cards and loving all the layers/embellies you add. Many thanks for joining in with Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week.

Lou
x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh - I love the colors of your first card - stunning! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

corinne said...

great card ! thank you for joining us on craftyourpassion challenge's blog. good luck !

Danni said...

Wonderful cards Chris!!

Inspired By Friends said...

Your cards are simply beautiful. You have a wonderful talent. Thanks for playing with us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Hugs,
Beth

Karen W said...

These cards are adorable but the cardinal one on the blog is awesome!

craftybunny said...

Gorgeous card.Love the shape,colours and sweet image.Your other card is cute too.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory :D
Lisa x

Holly said...

Two wonderful cards Chris! I love all the layers and stitching on the first one. The second card I LOVE! The sketch is a great one, and I love the black white and blue combination! Happy anniversary to you and your husband!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous- I love the image and you have colored it wonderfully! I love the velvet ribbon and lace...and the 2nd card is just too sweet! I hope you had a grand Anniversary celebration. Happy New Year!

Maria Matter said...

oh Chris, you are such a busy lady...even your post today is doing triple duty! lol Beautiful cards, as always, fantastic job on both!

Happy Anniversary and sorry to hear about your pain, I hope you're feeling better!!!
sending HUGS!
Take care!

maryr917 said...

I hope you have recovered from the root canal procedure-both your cards are so gorgeous-love the kneeling willow and the phiona skating is just too cute-happy anniversary to you as well!!

Allison said...

Super creation...love the sketch and stitching.

Joanne (jojot) said...

beautiful work.....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Lawren said...

What a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at AiFactory.

Lawren - DT

Kristine said...

Hiya Chris! So sorry it's been forevah since I've visited and left comments, but I have kept an eye on your thumbnails on my blog. This card is so GORGEOUS and I love the color combo!! Oh, and the shape of it is so awesome too. I got a Cricut for Christmas and the cartridge I got has a scallopy shape like that card base that I could MAYBE figure out how to cut one out wiht it! LOL =)

Happy New Year to you too! WIshing you a year of HEALTH and wonderful Crafty FUN! =)

redwasher1 said...

Both cards are gorgeous!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Joan Ervin said...

Both cards are absolutely fabulous, Chris!!!! Little Willow is just sooo pretty surrounded by all those gorgeous details and your Belli card is soooo cute and what awesome coloring!!!!!!!!!

Kimberly S said...

Beautiful cards Chris! Of course you always have so much inspiration going on! :)

Love crafts forever said...

Nice colors, love it. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin With The Dragon.
Hugs Nataliya

Michele said...

Such gorgeous cards Chris. Love the images you've used and the details also. Happy New Year to you Hugs Michele x

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous cards Chris, love all your beautiful layers with Kneeling Willow and gorgeous hand crocheted flower! Beautiful neat stitching as always! Hope your root canal isn't causing too much discomfort! Happy Anniversary, we celebrated our 14th the week before. Where does to the time go. Happy New Year, take careX:)

deesdesigns said...

Both cards are beautiful. I'm so glad you were able to join us for our challenge at My Time To Craft, Up in the Air! Dee

Louise said...

WOW Chris!
These cards are both amazingly beautiful! I love the WOJ image with kneeling Willow, she´s so cute and you inked her up so she looks like a little piece of heaven :)
Hugs

Kerri said...

Happy Anniversary, Chris! I hope you are feeling better today. Both of your cards are beautiful and precious! Love those images and your gorgeous coloring and details!

alicaz said...

Fantastic cards! Lovely images and fabulous coloring!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Jeanette said...

Thanks for sharing these great cards with us. I love the ribbon and big bow on the first one. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous cards, so much detail! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great cards Chris! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Marion said...

Two gorgeous cards Chris. Just love that WOJ image. Colouring is fabulous.
Marion

Scrappin Hard said...

WOW!! Your card is amazing, I lov ethe colors!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs~Esther DT

Helen said...

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

my little scrapping corner said...

gorgeous cards. love them all

thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

my little scrappingcorner
DT Pile It On

Emma H said...

Totally cute, thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Chris :-) both are fabulous as always :-)

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

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What great cards, and so beautifully coloured! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Anne said...

Wow Chris these are two amazing cards, love that Whiff of Joy, in fact love 'em both!
Hope the tooth is feeling better.
Thank you for taking the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope you’ll join us again today!
Hugs
Anne

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