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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Happy Tuesday Everyone!! I hope you are enjoying some nice spring weather.  Unfortunately the weather does not want to cooperate here.  It has been quite chilly and rainy.  To get in the spring mode, I have been creating with some fun spring images.

My first card uses the darling Newborn Joon  and the Meadow background available at Whimsy Stamps and illustrated by the Uber talented Crissy Armstrong.

 The designer paper is from Websters Pages and SU.  The bow is tied with the bow easy using White wrinkled ribbon from May Arts.  The image is colored with copics.  The card is framed in brown but the picture makes it look brown.  Tomorrow I will post a matching piece to this card to make it a giftset.
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Next... I created a card with the darling new release from Your Next Stamp called  Song Bird.  One of my favorite things to do is watch the birds, especially blue birds.  Here is my creation:


I used paper from my Prima Madeline dp.  The image is colored with copics.  I also added spanish moss to the nest for texture.  The bird on the front is cut out with the Petite Ovals Spellbinders and my Spellbinders Grand Caliber.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The inside sentiment is cut out with the Spellbinders Labels 21.  In addition to my stitching, I added some hand drawn doodled faux stitching.

For more examples of the YNS New Release, please visit my dt sisters:

Also!......


Do you want to enter to win!....enter your name in the linky on the YNS blog for your chance to win a YNS new release prize pack

Karen is offering 10% until April 22 at midnight. The online code is YNSAPRIL10.

Prize – enter your name in the linky on the YNS blog for your chance to win a YNS new release prize pack

Karen has started something new over at the YNS Store. She has decided to have weekly specials. Every Sunday Karen will post a new stamp or stamp set in the weekly special section. This stamp or stamp set will be offered at a special price PLUS she will remove the shipping charges on this stamp or stamp set. This offer will be available all week or while quantities last and all the details are available on the YNS website. The special this week is the Good Morning Fhiona set (aka – Bad Hair Day Fhiona)

We are not sure if you’ve noticed but Karen's recently started offering different sampler packs of paper, buttons, brads as well as a variety packs of gems. People have expressed that they want more variety for less money so she found sampler packs to be the best way to give people what they want.

challenges I am entering my creations in:
Little Claires: Animals
Creative Craft Challenge: Embossing
2 Sisters: Bingo (Punches, Embossing, Ribbon)
Top Tip Tuesday: anything goes
Fresh Brewed: Flowers
Card Cupids: Pastels (deer card)
Nettie G: Favorites
Craft Your Passion - You've been spotted (deer card)
Cupcake Craft - Lots of Layers
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Ooh La La Creations -  Aqua, Bling and a Sentiment (deer card)
Creative Cowgirls -Spring Time & Rainy Days
Let's Ink It Up - no digis allowed -  Stitching 
Paper Sundaes - Texture 
Daring Cardmakers - Spring or Easter. 
Delicious Doodles - All stitched up. 
Digi's With Attitude! - Challenge #22: Spring has sprung.
Mami Doodles -  Challenge#24: Krazy for Kraft 
Aud Sentiments Challenge -  Anything goes.

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




55 comments:

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sue W said...

Oh these are all great cards Chris I love the image on your first card though too cute!

Crystal said...

These are fabulous Chris!!!!!! LOVE LOVE the blue on both of these, TOTALLY GORGEOUS GF!!!!!

Michelle said...

Both are beautiful, Chris! Weather isn't so great here --snow yesterday, cold, wind & rain today. Ugh!

1CardCreator said...

Both of these are so sweet and beautiful.

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh Cris your cards are wonderful! I am right there with you on watching birds, my favorite are any of the Wood Peckers or Nuthatches I love their yank sound and the fact they can maneuver about so well in a tree even upside down! have a wonderful week Chris!

Becky said...

I tell you Chris...You do the best cards :). These are just adorable.

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh just so darn PRETTY!!~

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Gosh, these are so sweet and beautiful!

Lori said...

Absolutely adorable cards, I love the bird on the inside, you're so brilliant!

ellabella said...

WOW!!! Those are such lovely cards in lovely colors! I'm speachless!!! It's amazing!! Janine

cardcrazy said...

Both cards are adorable! I love how you added a little extra to the nest, great idea!
Hugs,
Peg

*Vicki* said...

Chris, these are such lovely Spring creations my dear!! LOVE your gorgeous coloring of the images and beautiful layouts too!! :)

ChristineCreations said...

I love that sweet little singing bird Chris! So adorable!

Julie E said...

Both are so sweet! Great inside to the song bird card - one of my faves!

Donna Mosley said...

All very lovely creations. Love the cute songbird, made me smile. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

Donna x

Samm said...

These are stunning! Thanks for joining in with DCM this week!!
Samm
x

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are FAB Chris! LOVE your coloring and your gorgeous layouts!!!

MARY B said...

lovely, Thank you for joining us at Little Claires. Mary x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous cards, Chris! Wonderful images, gorgeous papers and love the bows! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Danni said...

More totally gorgeous cards! You're amazing!

Lynda said...

Beautiful cards - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Tina said...

My gosh Chris, your cards are amazing. From the perfectly colored images to all your wonderful details. Bravo!

Lelia Pierce said...

Always gorgeous and classy!

XXX

Lisa Jane said...

Two beautiful cards ..i love the first little image.. just like bambi
Thanks for linking up to make it monday
Lisa ;)

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Donna said...

Beautiful cards Chris, such sweet images and neat stitching :) Donna x

Poppet said...

Great cards Chris, the colours are beautiful and the images beautifully coloured. Love all the details like the bows and buttons.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris Fabulous card and what a sweet image I love that deer I saw that card on MIM challenge blog to. With hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx
Love the rest of your creations to.

Kerri said...

These are both so sweet, Chris!!! I love the sentiment you used with the song bird, and that little deer is just precious! I love to watch the birds too, and there is a family of cardinals that hang out in the tree and bushes in our front yard:)

Debra said...

Hi Chris
Both of your cards are just stunning and I love the way you decorate the inside.

Thank you for joining us at the Digi's With Attitude! Spring has Sprung Challenge. I hope you join us again next week, good luck!

Debra
Digi's With Attitude! Design Team

Pat (mspfd) said...

Spectacular creations, Chris! your designs are fabulous and you always add the most special details to your creations.

Cheryl said...

Your cards are stunning! I love the design and the pretty details you included on both.

Michelle said...

Hi Chris

Absolutely gorgeous card, this image is just adorable.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Ren-Yi said...

Love, love the fun colors and your whimsy, yet clean, design style. Thanks for playing along with us at Mami Doodles.

Sharon Peele said...

Wow Chris, both of your cards so cute!! Love the stamps, they are awesome!! Thanks so much for joining us at LIIU and good luck!!

Claire said...

wow beautiful cards Chris! Love the stitching
Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

mckinkle said...

Hello Chris,

What beautiful spring cards youve made! I love the bambi one myself its a very beautiful image which youve coloured so perfectly!

Thank you for joining us this week with our 'Stitched Up' challenge at Delicious Doodles.

Keryn :)

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Chris, a stunning collection of projects I love the little deer so cute!
Thank you for joining in at Craft your Passion
Hugs
Tamara

Wendy Colledge said...

3 Goooorgeous creations Chris! Thank you so much for participating in the Mami Doodles Challenge with it! xx

Kathy said...

Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers' "Spring Fling" challenge this week

Cazro said...

Wonderful cards, so neat and precise. I love them both. Thanks for playing at LIIU. Caz

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Chris these are so beautiful I love that song bird but my heart was stolen by that adorable little Bambi, awesome work Chris thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Hugs
Lorraine x

deesdesigns said...

Wow! You are a true artist, these are beautiful! Thank you for helping us celebrate our one year birthday at Aud Sentiments!

Netty said...

What a pretty card, I love that cute little birdie, and that bow is absolutely perfect - how do you tie it that well! Annette xx (2 Sisters DT)

Crystal said...

Beautiful cards, love the colours & the stitching! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes!

Lisa M. said...

These cards are wonderful--you are so talented Chris! I love your coloring and how crisp your cards look. So jealous! LOL! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week (as usual)--I always love seeing your creations!

Teri said...

Such a pretty pair of cards hun! (love that deer)
Thanks for playing at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Hugs,
Teri x

craftykitten said...

Two adorable cards Chris. Love the layout on both of them. Thanks for sharing with us at OLL this time. Good luck.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Nikbee said...

Beuatiful cards. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

Nikki x

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Caroljenks said...

Chris these are just adorable - I LOVE that little deer - so sweet.

Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Open Challenge' :)

Carol x

Tammy Miller said...

A pretty cards. Lovely colors and cute image. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge blog for our Anything Goes Challenge! I hope you will join us again and good luck!

Digi Darla said...

WOW!!! It isn't often that I am speechless, but your cards are rocking my world! I LOVE the fawn....so realistic...glad you shared!

Jacqueline said...

Great Spring images. Thanks for playing along at Card Cupids.
Hugs. Jacqueline

Anne said...

Hi Chris, fantastic cards! Thanks for dropping into OLL to share them with us. Hugs x

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