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Saturday, April 2, 2011
 If you are here for the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog Hop and would like a chance to win a stamp set or even the Bread Basket Bundle, click here for the blog hop post.

Happy Saturday everyone!!  I hope you are having a great weekend!!  Well our challenge at Our Daily Bread Shining the Light Designs this week is to use birds on our creation.  When I think of birds, I often associate them with Spring although they can be winter also...but in the Spring the birds sing.  Well it definitely is not spring here!!!  Snow and lots of it again!! Yuck!!!

 Anywho...enough complaining...atleast it is not an earthquake or a Tsunami...

Now on to this week's Shining the light challenge....
This weeks challenge:
-Use a bird image, punched bird, or birds on your designer paper.

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday, April 7. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by April 7 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC55. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Now on to my creation...

Yesterday, there was an awesome new release at Our Daily Bread Designs and I am so excited to have the opportunity to play with them.  I just love the Birds and Butterfly Labels so much that I decide to make a Mother's Day card with it.  I stamped one of the images from the ODBD Birds and Butterflies labels and cut it out/framed it with the Labels 18 die from Spellbinders using my GRAND CALIBER.  (All the image sentiments in this are made to coordinate with the Labels 18 Spellbinders die. The sentiment is from the Mother's Day set (released yesterday).

Paper: Prima Annalee (the blue rectangle), SU Parisian Breeze and the Basic Grey Hello Luscious
Accessories: Grand Caliber from Spellbinders, lace, gingham, Fleur De Lis Accents corner die, Spellbinders labels 18, Martha stewart shell border punch
For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Lori- guest designer

To join the challenge, please link your creation here.

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Card Makin' Mamas -  embellish itDelicious Doodles -  For Mum - mothers everywhereFashionista Friday - Sew SomethingFairy Fun Fridays -  Spring-themedStamping Vacation - pick three: a circle; dry embossing; swirl; vanilla cardstock; star brad; thread or embroidery floss; corner punch; anything pink; a sentiment.  I used thread, a sentiment, and vanilla cardstockCrafty Sentiments -   Mother's Day.Paper Play -  For Mum/Mom.Pixie Dust Studio -  Fluttering Wings. (bird) Penny's Paper-Crafty -  1 image, 2 embellishments, 3 DP Pixie Cottage - Sketch* or stitching Scrapbook Sisters - Mother's Day or Special LadyTop Tip Tuesday -  Nature InspiredCreative Craft Friends -  SpringDream Valley Challenges -  Mothers Day Gingerloft -  Die Cuts or PunchesOne Stitch At A Time - Mothers day Sparkles Forum - SpringtimePals Paper Arts - Punches.

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great day and weekend!!



Sonja Bekker said...

OMG it didn't mather what kind of stamp you
use it's just fabulous!!
Love your creation:)


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This card is beautifully crafted. I love the colours and layout and the gorgeous image. Fantastic embellishments. Stunning.
I hope you stay safe and warm in all that snow.
Fiona x

Julie E said...

Beautiful! All the black touches look so good with that PP! I can't imagine how much PP you you just go thru it so fast that you don't have a stash? :>)

Dawn B. said...

This is gorgeous Chris. I love the rich colors you chose. That ribbon look fabulous weaved through the lace. Great card. Love this new set.

Becky said...

Beautiful card Chris..Love the lace and ribbon.

Amy Johnson said...

Gorgeous card, but I love birds, so anything with birds on it makes me happy. Love your colors and papers too. It's still snowing here in Wisconsin too. My, it's been the longest winter ever hasn't it?

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card, love the vintagey feel & all the layers look great!

Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT this week, good luck!
hugs shell xx

Adrina said...

Beautiful as always Chris!!
Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.
Adrina XX

Sadilla said...

Lovely smart card dear!!!
thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage

Hannah Clark said...

This is so beautiful! I absolutely love the ribbons with the lace! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

Saints Rule! said...

Chris -

I love every creation you make! I can't believe that you can nail it EVERY time! First of all I love the dramatic colors. The layout is beautiful as well. And the lace... you know how I feel about lace... lol... But my FAVORITE part is the paper punching on the bottom. This is just beautiful! Thanks or sharing and have a blessed, restful weekend!

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris this looks so ROMANTIC, I love it.

poodlechops43 said...

Hi Chris,
Simply Stunning!!!! Love this card. Love the image, the dp's, the ribbon and lace, the colour scheme is gorgeous, the layout lokks fab too! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Katie said...

Great card!
Thanks for stitching with us in The Pixie Cottage :)

ChristineCreations said...

Love your combination of papers on this card Chris. So rich feeling!

Denise Clark said...

Just precious! Love the lace with the gingham bow accent! Very pretty! The corner adornment looks great! Also love the little turned over corner. Nice touch! Lots to look at! Lovely!

Thanks so much for playing along with Stamping Vacation's challenges! This earns you entry in the May 1st drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate to the store of your choice!

Francie G. said...

Just beautiful, Chris! Wonderful decorative border, corner treatment and lovely papers! I am loving these sets! Mine are in the mail! Hope you have a wonderful weekend~ Hugs!

Manuela said...

What a gorgeous card. I love your color combinations and the stamps.
Many thanks for sharing this and joining us at Penny's Challenges. Good Luck.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hello my sweet friend!! Girl, your card is stunning and I absolutely love all of the layering of these wonderful DP's you've used!! Another piece of ART by you my friend!! Have a fabulous and releaxing weekend!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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Lori said...

This is a fabulous card!

Anonymous said...

Great card!
Love the vintage feel to it.

Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.

Huggies Angel

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lynne in NI said...

ohhhh what a fabulous card! Such a pretty image and I LOVE your ribbon woven through your lace, what a great idea! ... thanks for joining us at Dream Valley, hope to see you again next time!

ellabella said...

Adorable card and beautiful colors and paper.

Made by Mandy said...

Chris I really admire your style, it is so distinctive. You make some fabulous creations and this is no exception.

Many thanks for joining in with our Mother's Day or Baby challenge over at OSAAT

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Karen W said...

As always Chris, just beautiful, I love the colors you chose for this card as well.

jackiescrafts said...

A lovely card,
Thanks for joining in at SFC this time
Jackie x

Cards by Gina said...

Love the colors and the details on your very pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us at PPA this week!

Caroljenks said...

Chris this is beautiful - as all of your creations always are :)

Thanks for joining in with Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Carol x

Davi said...

Beautiful card Chris..I love all the layers and the dimension with the pretty image. thanks for sharing it with us at The Pixie Cottage this week.

Silke Ledlow said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Love how you show cased this new Set! It's perfect for the challenge :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Teri said...

Awesome make hun!
Thanks for playing at The Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck with the draw!
Teri x

Rebekah said...

Love this Chris! Thanks for playing at CS this wk hugs Rebekah xx

mckinkle said...

Lovely vintage card Chris.

The perfect creation for a Mum on Mothers Day, thanks for joining us this week with our challenge at Delicious Doodles.

Good luck with the draw!

Keryn :)

Anke said...

Absolutely stunning Chris, your card is so beautiful.

Dot said...

Beautiful card, I like the way you have layered it. Thank you for joining our spring challenge at FFF. Hope to see you again.

lesleyworth said...

amazing! i love everything about this card! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Courtney said...

This is stunning Chris! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!!



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