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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Happy Hump Day Everyone!! I want to apologize in advance for the lack of details on my creations...I don't want to let my design teams down but I am quite ill right now with the flu as is the rest of my family so this will be short and sweet.  If I am feeling a bit better in the a.m., I will come back and add more details for you.  Sorry!

Today I would like to share 2 creations for 3 different challenges and teams.

Being a is time for a new Creative Belli, Your Next Stamp, and Whiff of Joy Challenge creation!!

The first creation I made is for the Whiff Of Joy challenge which is to paper piece on your creation.  I used the darling Willow from the Blooming Spring Kit.  I colored her in with copics but paper pieced her dress, apron, bow and some of the leaves.  Some of the papers used were scraps and others were from the Kaiser Kraft English Rose pad and the K&Co. Julianne.  Most of the paper is embossed.  The ribbon is silk from May Arts.  The flowers are primas that I ripped and took apart to create new flowers.  The tag is created with the Labels 17 die from Spellbinders.  The lace is recycled from packaging I received as a bow or ribbon on a gift.

For more inspiration for the Whiff of Joy Challenge with the "Paper piecing" theme, please visit my dt sisters:
Anne Chelsea,  Gio, Jane, KathrinKylie, Louise, Manuela.  Michele

To join our challenge, please link your creation here.

challenges I am entering this creation in:
Creative Cottage  - fabulous florals / lots of flowersCreative Craft World - use a squarePaper Shelter Challenge -  buttons & bows Flourishes - Three pattern papersScrap-Creations - Spring FeverTop Tip Tuesday  - StitchingBunny Zoe's Crafts - Spring - flowers Everywhere!Ooh La La CreationsPaper Sundaes  -  Use 2 of the following: Flowers, Lace, Distressing and the Colour PinkPile It On - Love Plaid..use some plaid in your projectTotally Gorjuss - Love - For someone special

The next creation I made was for the Your Next Stamp and Creative Belli challenge.  The Your Next Stamp challenge is also Paper Piecing.  The Creative Belli challenge is to use felt on your creation (if you don't have felt, you may use material).

I used the darling Flower Bouquet Fhiona from Your next stamp and paper pieced her with some old SU dp I have hoarded...Belle...( I am drawing a blank on the name...sorry).  The felt flower is also from SU.  The tag is punched out with SU tag punches.  The bow is May Arts Silk ribbon.  The box itself is using the Be Mine template designed by Leigh Ann Baird available at Perfect Presentations.

 Challenges I am entering this creation in:
A Spoonful Of Sugar  - Anything but a cardOldie But Goodie Challenge - Add a heartCrafty Cardmakers  - HeartsCupcake Craft - I heart you - use heartsCreative Cowgirls- HeartsGingerloft - The colour RedPaperworks Co - Hearts

For more inspiration for the YNS challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
  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 YNSC36.

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

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoyed my creations.



KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Two fabulous projects Chris!!! Gorgeous colouring and detaling and I just love that box!!! :)

ellabella said...

Chris your work is always TRULY inspirational!

Cheryl said...

chris you should never appologise as you always put your heart and soul into your work,and you are so inspiring so you take it easy,rest,and look after yourself and I do not want to see any more posts,saying sorry,as you are a true proffesional,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx
oh by the way these are just stunning as always sweeetie,

Becky said...

Chris these are gorgeous girl! You rest and get well.

Melodie said...

Your new creations are so beautiful.

Louise said...

WOW!! Chris, I´m totally into that ribbon of yours :) It´s so beautiful! But then again this card is such a stunner :) I love your coloration and those dp´s are smashing :)
Have a great day :)

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
These are gorgeous. Even when you are ill you produce such wonderful work. Amazing detail and fabulous stitching. The images are just adorable.
Take care of yourself and get well.
Fiona x

Annette Bowes said...

Sorry to hear you are all ill Chris, sending cyber hugs to you all and wishing you all a speedy recovery! Now not sure what you mean by LACK of DETAIL! These as always are STUNNING creations! Such perfect stitching as always, take care friend X:)

Karen W said...

Chris these are both Gorgeous!! i can't imagine doing all that sewing. Wonderful creations!

Frea said...

Hi CHris, I'm so sorry you're under the weather! Hope you feel better soon!! You did make a lovely card, the stitching is gorgeous! And the other creation is equally lovely! Hugs, Frea

jdmommy said...

Your cards are always so intricate and beautiful! TFS!! Feel better, GF!

Jane said...

Hope you're all starting to feel better Chris! Your cards are absolutely stunning - even more so considering you're so unwell bless you. hugs, Jane x

Anonymous said...

Hi ya Chris!! :) WOW!! Your card is so very stunning hun!! I LOVE that big yummy ribbon bow and your sweet image!! And what a darling little box!! LOVE the felt flower!! Brilliant creations my friend!!HUGS

Anonymous said...

Your work is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are FABULOUS Chris!!! LOVE them!!

BethieJ said...

Chris I LOVE them!! You do such FABULOUS work! I do hope you and your family are feeling better SOON!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wowzers! Love your colors- love the image on the first card and all of the flowers- plus the sewing! Your project box with the tag is awesome too- love the felt flower...! And the paper piecing- wonderfully done!

Anonymous said...

Wow what an exquisite card!!! Love all the colors!!!!! Your coloring is awesome! Beautiful!!! Beautiful!!! Beautiful!!!
Hugs and kisses!!!

Maria Matter said...

oh Chris, I'm so sorry to hear you & your family aren't well! sending hugs & prayers your way...I hope it passes quickly and everyone feels better soon!
Your cards & creations are always spectacular...always a joy to see!

take care hun
hugs & blessings

dolcreations said...

I am so sorry that you are feeling so sick. I think we need spring to be around the corner really soon.
Your work is wonderful to see!

Monique said...

Wow wow Wow...What beautiful projects Chris... You always have so many details!! Hope you are feeling better soon :)

Beth Norman said...

Your card and box are awesome. TFS. I'm sorry you are sick and hope you feel better soon.

Danni said...

Feel better!!! Fabulous and oh so stunning creations!

Crystal said...

These are both FABULOUS Creations CHRIS!!! Oh my love your box and yoru colors on your card are soooo beautiful!!!! Another amazing post gf!!!! Hope you and the family are feeling better really soon...Biggest hugs1

Kerri said...

You amaze me woman! Even when you don't feel well, your creations are nothing short of FABULOUS!!! I LOVE your darling box and that WOJ card is absolutely stunning! FEEL BETTER SOON! I will be saying some prayers for you:) ((HUGS))

Jodi said...

Beautiful work as always Chris! I love the card and cute box!! I hope you start to feel better real soon!
Jodi =)

Marlene said...

I doubt you have anything to be apologetic for! Your creations are gorgeous! Hope you feel better soon, Chris.

Beth said...

Chris your box is beautiful, I love your work.

Cindy Haffner said...

Your work is GORGEOUS Chris.

Stephanie said...

Fabulous projects! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

Grace said...

OMgoodness Chris these are so darling! I am in LOVE with the WOJ image and the paper piecing on her is soooo cool! I just love it! Great sketch you used!!! Super fun on both counts! Praying you are feeling better!!!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Chris every creation you make is perfectly positioned and well balanced not to mention utterly gorgeous!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Chris...your card is fabulous...I can't believe you are coloring and stamping while you are so sick!!! The little gift box is just precious...such a darling image and I love the felt flower you added to the tag!!!! Take care of yourself, gf...hope you feel better soon!!!!

Snoopy said...

You poor dear! There is nothing worse than being sick and still having to take care of everyone else and they're sick too. Get some rest when you can, hon. I hope you feel better really soon.

Snoopy :D

cabio's craft corner said...

I never feel disappointed to swing over her Chris. Your projects are so inspiring and gorgeous to look at. Beautiful as always :o)

Sharon Peele said...

Wow what a wonderful job you did on your projects!! I wish I could make cards like you and your DT's!!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Adorable project for the Belli Challenge, Chris! Hope you're feeling better SOON!

Dawn B. said...

These are both terrific Chris.. I love the little tag you added to your box.. I hope you and your family are feeling better soon. We had it last week and it was no fun..Take care of yourself.

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Chris, beautiful projects as always. Love them both.. Hugs

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week with such a gorgeous creation ! Love it !

Manuela said...

Hi Chris! I hope you will feel better soon! Both your creations looks absolutely stunning! ♥ Great paper piecing!


Shelley said...

These are both beautiful, love the details. I sure hope you are feeling better by now!

Donna said...

A really beautiful creation...thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Wendi said...

I knew that stunning card was one of your creations it's gorgeous beautiful image and embellishments
Thank you so much for sharing with us again at ooh la la

Debs said...

Gorgeous cards,Love what you've done with the bow. Thanks for joining us for our first challenge at The Paper Shelter.

Tina said...

Chris, this is amazing. I just love looking at your cards, so many details without overwhelming. Pure delight.

Mini said...

Truly gorgeous! Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Wow Mom!!!These creations are stunning!!On the first one:I love the colors and your coloring of that image amazing. On the second one:I love the paper,coloring and that flower is fab!!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

What a gorgeous card, thanks so much for joining us at TPS......


Katie said...

Great card!
Thanks for Piling It On :)

Chocolate Orange said...

Gorgeous creations. Hope you are feeling better soon !
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World. For my 'square' card challenge.
Choccy xx

Michele said...

Such a beautiful card Chris. Love the image you've used and all the wonderful details also. Hugs Michele x

Suzie McFloozy said...

I adore your beautiful card - esp that lush bow x
Thanks for joining in with us at the creative cottage challenge blog x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Rebekah said...

Fabulous creations as always Chris so very pretty! Thanks for joining our floral challenge at the creative cottage hugs Rebekah xx
PS I ahve blog candy at if you are interested!

Lynn said...

Wonderful creations and great detail :)
Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
Lynn xx

Crystal said...

Stunning projects as always! Love all the details you add! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

alicaz said...

so pretty! Love the colors, papers and your stitching too!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Francesca said...

A wonderful card , thank you joining us at oldie but a goodie

unfortunately we only accepted stamped images (no digital images allowed)


Fleur said...

Beautiful creations, so much gorgeous detail in them both
Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Lisa M. said...

Oh goodness Chris! These are BOTH fabulous as usual...but I really love the first one! sigh, if I had even a pinkynail amount of your creativity i could do great things! LOL!

Thanks for joining us for our Sundae Bar at Paper Sundaes! Good luck!

Betty Wright said...

Chris, this is beautiful! Wonderfully colored and the blend of the patterns is terrific! Your details are always amazing! Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC!

maryr917 said...

these are great creations chris-love the felt flower you used for the belli challenge-hope you and the family are feeling better now

Annie said...

such beautiful creations with amazingly pretty details! thanks for joining us at an oldie but a goodie. hugs, annie x

Kristen said...

Super cute card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with scrap-creations!

Jacki Randolph said...

Hi Chris, two gorgeous projects!! Love them both! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations

Mina said...

two stunning creations Chris, Im so sorry to hear your ill...get well soon...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx


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