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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Happy Saturday all!!  I hope you are all enjoying the weekend!!  Today is suppose to be a nice weekend weather wise.

Today I am popping in to share This week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.

This weeks challenge: Is a sketch

A few months ago, we began featuring beautiful cards done by some of the "bread basket" for our sketches.  This sketch was created to feature this card designed by the talented and sweet Connie McCotter!

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for thprize must be submitted by Friday, November 11 at 8 a.m. EST. 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. Inorder to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, November 11 at 8 a.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC83. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the sketch using the  stamp set Warm Wishes and the Window die available at ODBD.

I just adore this image and had so much fun coloring it with copics and then adding liquid applique for some texture and dimension.  The bells I found at Hobby Lobby.  This window frame die is so versatile and can be used with so many different images.  I am loving it!!!
This card also fits the ODBD Stamping in Time challenge to use one of your favorite verses on your card.  This is one of many of my faves.  It reminds me to be joyful in everything not just the easy times of life.

Card Recipe: 
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs- Warm Wishes
Dies:  Window die 
Paper: My Minds Eye Breaking Free, Ballet Blue, Cobalt Blue
Accessories: Silver Baubles, Silver bells (Hobby Lobby), liquid applique, Sheer creations blue ribbon, copics

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Sue Worthingtonguest designer

challenges I am entering my creation in:
ODBD Stamping in time- fave verseA Gem of a Challenge - #33 Cold and Frosty2 Sisters - #64 RibbonDi's Digis Designs Ribbons and BowsEllephantastic  November Weather Related Little Claire's   #14 ChristmasBah Humbug - must be Christmas - snowmenCard Makin' Mamas - die cutsChristmas Stampin' All Year Long - must be Christmas - use your favorite sketchClean & Simple -  Happy holidaysFloweret  ChristmasInspire Me Fridays - always anything goesJellypark Challenges  non traditional Christmas colorsMami Doodles -  ChristmasTotally Papercrafts - stitch it4 Crafty Chicks - Die CutsCCEE Stampers  Use 4 Different Embellishments (bells, blue ribbon, silver cording, silver baublesCrimbo Crackers -  must be Christmas -  Anything GoesSouthern Girls  Inspired by a Song (Frosty)Crafting for all Seasons  #13 textureDivas by Design #14 metalFreshly Brewed #70 Anything goesRuby's Rainbow  #15 metalStampavie and More#155 Anything GoesLadybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge #44 Non Traditional &/Or Distressed ChristmasPaper Take Weekly - Anything Goes (+ a bit of bling if you like)Ribbon Carousel Challenge - must include spooled item - Anything GoesOoh La La Creations -  Stitching (faux or real)Paper Pretties -  Use a SentimentChristmas Card Challenges -  must be Christmas - Liquid AppliqueScrappy Frogs -Something that Flies (cardinal in window by the snowman)The Ribbon Girls - must use ribbon- Jingle all the way to Christmas Marks Finest Papers -#80 Fall or Winter ThemePaperminutes - #190 Blue & White

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!! They are greatly appreciated!!
Have a great weekend!!



Louise said...

Hi Chris!
Oh, this is adorable! You know what? I LOVE that window - I´m so going to have to order that ;) He,he,he! Stunningly cute and that sentiment is gorgeous too :)


Karen W said...

Chris this is adorable, I just printed off the sketch and will play later. Gorgeous card!!!!

Dawnll said...

Chris you used such deep rich colors on this beautiful design.
So lovely

Sandra H said...

Hi Chris, Wow this is just amazing! the image is just beautiful as is your background papers and layout:) Sandra H

irishgreensue said...

Oh Chris! I feel like I have just been invited to your home and I am enjoying the view from your window! The snowman certainly looks as though he is "rejoicing with all his 'heart' " What a great take on this challenge with this wonderful new die! Your embellishments are so rich with the silver and blue color scheme! Breathtaking!! Hugs!

Linda . J said...

Love your card Chris,the image is beautiful and love the colours,
Hugs Linda

Sabrina Jackson said...

Oh my goodness Chris, my sweet friend, this is so absolutely beautiful!!! I be this would have been the picture you saw looking outside one of your windows if your girls would hve built a snowman during last weeks snow!! So many details and such gorgeous colors!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Sabrina

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Chris this is absolutely beautiful, that Winter scene looks amazing, the colours and that bow look superb.
Lorraine x

Saints Rule! said...

I just love blue! And this creation of your Chris is out of this world! The coloring is perfect and that applique... just precious! I love this die set too! I'm going to have to add this to my Christmas list!

nwilliams6 said...

I love that snowman scene and the window is such a great frame for it. The bell and the bow are scrumpious - what a beautiful card!

Basslady said...

wow! this creation is so adorable with the wonderful window-look!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Tammy said...

Oh my this is GORGEOUS Chris!! I LOVE that window die and the fabulous scene you've created!! Awesome colors, details and stitching!
Hugs, Tammy

Shirley N said...

Hi Chris! Love your window and your stitching--such a gorgeous card!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Thanks for joining in with the Jingle All The Way To Christmas challenge at the Ribbon Girl blog Andrea x

Anonymous said...

Wow Mom!! This is stunning!! I love the blue and the window with the snowman is simply gorgeous!!
Beautiful coloring and details!!

Francie G. said...

Chris, this is fabulous! Love the use of the diecut with this winter scene! Beautifully done, as always!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Chris, this is gorgeous. I love your DP, your stitching and the coloring of the image. That window die is to die for!

Thanks for playing at the November Ellephantastic challenge.


MacKenzie said...

Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

Laura Davis said...

Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!

Melodie said...

Wow, gorgeous card with great layout.

Annie said...

wowza a totally gorgeous card.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Pat said...

I love that window frame. The coloring is awesome. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

Doreen said...

A beautiful card Chris,love the design.Thanks for sharing this with us at Ooo La

Ang C said...

A beautiful card

Thankyou for joining us once again at RRC

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Heike said...

This is a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's for our Christmas challenge. x

Joanne (jojot) said...

absolutely love this window and traditional......thankks for playing with the CCEE'ers

inkydoodlecrafts said...

Wow your card is stunning love the image you've used and the effect with the window. Thanks for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends for our non-traditional christmas challenge. Mel :o)

Heike said...

very beautiful your card.
Thanks for joining pm.

HUgs, Heike

Unknown said...

Hi Chris, what a wonderful card. It really looks like you are peeking through a window! The ribbon and patterned paper are just gorgeous too! Thank you for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

Michelle said...

Hey Chris, beautiful card, i love the window and wintry scene. Thanks for joining us for this months Ellephantastic challenge.
Elle DT

Sue U said...

Hi Chris, love your card, love your idea of the image behind the window! Thanks for joining us at Ladybugs Crafts Ink, hope to see you again soon

Sue xx

Sheryl said...

Hi Chris! This card is absolutely stunning!
I love the blue. It's really elegant! The silver bells are the perfect touch! Very lovely!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "Anything Goes with Blog Candy" challenge.
Warm Hugs,

Marlena M. said...

Exquisite work, Chris! ;)

Andrea Ewen said...

What a beautiful scene, the colors and the awesome stitchwork! Thanks for joining us at the Ribbon Carousel this week!

shaz earl said...

Beautiful card, Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby's Rainbow this time, hope you will join us again soon xx

Kathyk said...

Beautiful card - love all the detail


Suzie McFloozy said...

Wow what an amazing card love the window x
Thanks for playing along with us at jellypark friends Friday challenges and good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Barb Gault said...

What a fabulous card! It is just like looking outside to a winter wonderland and feeling the coziness inside.

Sue said...

Hi Chris
a gorgeous card, luv the little scene you have made, great stitching,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, sue,x

Anonymous said...

Wow what a beauty Mom!! Love the little snowman and the window frame!!

Helen Laurence said...

Great card! Thank you for joining our last Elle challenge. Good luck x

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my gosh, what a beautiful card! I so love that window die!
thank you for joining our non-traditional Christmas colors challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

Mami Doodles said...

It is always a delight to see your cards! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Wendi said...

Oh wow what a stunning creation and that stitch is fabulous I always enjoy visiting your blog
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Max said...

I can only echo the previous comments - it is a beautiful card perfectly put together. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Carissa said...

What a gorgeous winter scene that you have set. Your card is stunning. Thanks for playing at Papertake Weekly. Carissa :)

Colleen said...

Beautiful card, I really like the window die, must keep my eye open for it over in the UK.

Guest Designer
Bah! Humbug!

Anonymous said...

Stunning Christmas card Chris!! Such a sweet winter scene...although I am not ready for winter yet. Loving what you are doing with the window die.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Chris!! Love the blue!! So bright, cheerful and sweet with the window and the cute snowman!!

Unknown said...

Just a gorgeous card Chris! Love it! :)
Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week :)
Lizy DT x

Shar B said...

Stunning card! Wonderfully done!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oh Chris!! This window card is stunning!! And I love the two little jingle bells!! Thanks so much for joining our CCEE Stampers Challenge this week!! :)

Gale said...

This is so pretty! That window die really sets the scene.
Thanks for sharing in our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs! :) Gale

(Come to my blog and enter to win a free copy of 'My Memories suite 2' by Polaroid).

Anita said...

A beautiful card Chris and I really love the little jingle bells you've added. Thanks for joining in Di's DigiDesigns Challenge.

Tip Top said...

So pretty! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

Bettina L. said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the sewing design, that window frame and the bow. Love your choice of song too. Thanks for playing at Southern Girls and good luck. Hope to see you back soon for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Janeen said...

Chris, how realistic. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends this week. Good luck to you.

Jani said...

Wonderful card!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun...

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Linda Anderson said...

Wowza, this truly is a work of art! Absolutely stunning!! Thanks for joining us at the Fresh Brewed Anything Goes challenge.


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Jimmybsgc said...

Oh wow what a stunning creation and that stitch is fabulous I always enjoy visiting your blog Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week Wendi


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