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Saturday, November 12, 2011
Happy Saturday Everyone!!  First before going on, I want to apologize for my lack of presence here on my blog or visiting your blogs.  Besides having difficulty with migraines this week, it has been a very difficult week for us this week with trying to sell the house.  I have been down.  While I know God is in control, I need to trust Him more.  I know one can say I will never do it again because God may have other plans but if I could I would say "Never again will I try to sell a house".  The games people play with your mind in this market are AWFUL!!!

Anywho....on a happier note....It is time for another Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.
I really think this challenge leads to a more CAS type creation.


This weeks challenge:  Go Metallic!!
We would like to see you use White and/or cream, silver and/or gold, and one or two other colors on your creation.  You may include neutrals such as brown or black as well.

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 18 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 18 at 8 a.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC84. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge:

For my card I used the Ornaments 2 stampset.  What a fun set with a variety of sentiments and three beautiful ornaments.  This set coordinates with the Heirloom Ornaments 2011 Spellbinder dies.  The embossing is done with a Sizzix Poinsettia Embossing Folder.  I added Gold Baubles inside the poinsettias.    The border along the top is Spellbinders Holly Accents.  The sentiment is cut out and mounted with the Spellbinders Petite Ovals and Fancy tags dies.

Card Recipe:
ODBD stamps:  Ornaments 2
dies: Spellbinders Heirloom OrnamentsHolly Accents, Fancy Tags, Petite Ovals
Accessories: gold embossing powder, Ivory Cardstock, lace, pearl trim, gold bauble bells, gold baubles, May Arts Burgundy Wrinkled Ribbon

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

If you would like to join the challenge or find out more details, click here to the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge post.


challenges I am entering my creation in:

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - must be Christmas - use a stamp that has never seen inkFabulous Friday - embossingFairy Fun Fridays  no black linesFloweret ChristmasInspire Me Fridays - always anything goesMami Doodles -  ChristmasTotally Papercrafts - VictorianWags 'n Whiskers -  ChristmasCCEE Stampers -  3 Different Shapes on Your Card (oval, ornament, rectangle)Crimbo Crackers -  must be Christmas -  Make It SparklePaper Crafting Journey - EmbossingCrafting for all Seasons #13 texture Divas by Design -#14 metal (bell baubles)Truly Scrumptious -  #69 Bingo* (glitter, die, ribbon)Anything Goes Challenge -  #53 Stitches Real or FauxClear It Out! - Use Old Supplies - Your Favourite Holiday Paper Take Weekly - First ChristmasPartytime Tuesdays - #41 Bling It On Stamp-N-Doodle - Sparkle & ShineTop Tip Tuesday - #59 Anything Christmas GoesTuesday Throwdown - #74 Your Favourite Colour Combo (ivory, cream and gold is one of my faves for Christmas)Incy Wincy Designs -  StitchingMake it Monday - always Anything GoesOoh La La Creations  Stitching (faux or real)Squigglefly -  NO Patterned PaperThere She Goes - Holiday ProjectsDream Valley Challenges -  Anything GoesI Did It Creations - Christmas/Winter


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


hugs,


55 comments:

Julie E said...

Stunning! Just gorgeous with all the gold.

Saints Rule! said...

Lovely Chris! I just love the burgundy and gold combo. I love the glitter, glam and those beautiful ivory teardrops pearls at the bottom... Wow!!!! Praying that things will get better. So sorry you are going through a rough patch! Just remember you are loved!!! Have a great weekend sister!

Karen W said...

Wow Chris this is way over the top fabulous, I love burgundy and gold anyway and this is stunning!!!

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

this is beautiful! x Leigh x

sarah-Jane said...

Just stunning! I love the colours and the big bow. xx

Livert said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.
Hugs Liv

Holly said...

Chris this is just stunning. I love all of the texture and ivory/gold combination with that pop of rich red is beautiful. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Frea said...

Wow Chris, what a masterpiece! This card just is the top of elegance. Love the combination of gold and white!! And that bow is perfect! Hugs, Frea

irishgreensue said...

Chris, first, I am so sorry that you are going through so much trying to sell your house - will keep that in prayer to go quickly - and painlessly - soon!

Your card is SOOOO rich and elegant!! that regal burgundy and gold makes this card fit for a king! Love the pearl trim across the bottom, the gold baubles - all those yummy embellishments - you really know how to dress up a card!!
Big Hugs!
Sue

Patti J said...

So sorry to hear that the house sale is going so badly. When things have you 'down', just keep lookin' up, dear friend. I'll be sending up some prayers that things move faster for you all. Girl, this card may be CAS in your mind, but oh my gosh, it's amazing, and elegant, and rich, and WONDERFUL....beautifully done, Chris - thanks for sharing!

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris you always do such MARVELOUS work!! STUNNING!!~

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lori Apgar said...

This is stunning!! You could frame it and hang it up it is so beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs for our embossing challenge!!!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful elegant Christmas card Chris...love the gorgeous bow....
Take care..

Luv CHRISSYxx

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful colours and layout :-) Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Tip Top said...

Wonderful and love the sparkle! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Sandra said...

Hi Chris, your card is just stunning l love the bauble and poinsettia's also the gold is just beautiful and finishes the card of beautifully:) Sandra H

Nicola said...

Fabulous card Chris, sure has the WOW factor. Love these stamps, colour combo and gorgeous embossing.
I do hope your migraine is behaving, nothing more stressful as selling property as I know only too well and some peeps could drive you insane if you allowed them to. Chin up sweetie.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Another stunning design and so rich and elegant.
Sorry your having such a hard time with migraines and the house-sure they are part of each other.
Hang in there and sending you hugs and prayers

CraftinGranny said...

Oh how I love this one with the gorgeous colors, your LO, and the design. Beautifully created Chris. Good luck with selling the house but take care of yourself first. It can be so frustrating and disheartening. Have a wonderful weekend! "Hugs"

Melissa said...

Gorgeous!

CraftyC said...

Totally gorgeous card Chris, love the vintage colours
Clairexx

America said...

Complete elegance! Love it.

1CardCreator said...

Wow Chris, this one is over the top!

Traci M said...

Wow, Chris...your card is gorgeous...I love all the glittery embossed images with the white and the beautiful burgundy ribbon!! Blessings to you this week!

Francie G. said...

Stunning, Chris! Love all the fabulous details!

I hope you have a beautiful weekend! So sorry things have not been going well! Hugs!

Joan Ervin said...

I love coming to your blog, Chris, because you always have something beautiful and today is no exception...what a gorgeous Christmas card!!!! The beaded trim at the bottom and the diecut at the top along with all the gold add such an elegant look...STUNNING!!!

bettand said...

I just love this metallic look. That ornament with bow and swirls look perfect for christmas. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Lisa aka Myran said...

Wow Chris, this is absolutely stunning! So much pretty detals and colors. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Merlyn said...

OMG!!! No words to say.. This is amazing.. Fantastic card.. I love it sooooooooooooooooo much:) Wonderful creation.. The golden colour makes the card look very beautiful..

Jenny Evans said...

I am in love with this card!! It is simply stunning!!! I am in awe right now! Amazing job!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week!! :D

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

WHEW! Chris, I don'tknow how you could ever give this gorgeous card away? The variety and precision of your embossing is just superb! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

Deedee Anderson said...

Wow! What a beauty this is, Chris! So very elegant. Love the teardrop pearl accents especially. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! Prayers for an easier time with selling your home. :-)

Leanne said...

Another stunning creation Chris!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Don't forget you can enter up to 3 different projects per challenge, and if you share a tip on your blog add Tip after your name on Linky for a chance to win the Tippers prize! Hope to see you again next week!

Hugs
Leanne xx

Joanie said...

Beautiful card, love all the detail. Fab. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hey girl, sorry I am so late commenting, but I was sick over the weekend! :C Your card is absolutely AMAZING to say the least. Love the elegance and beauty of it! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

acreativeneed said...

So festive and beautiful, Chris! The borders and detailing are fabulous!

Andrea Fogleman said...

Stunning to say the least! Thanks so much for joining us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.

Martha said...

Beautiful!!!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It OUt

Stressed Stamper said...

Wow Chris - Stunning - Thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts this week - Good Luck
Sarah x

Anonymous said...

This is defiantly stunning!!! Love the ornament!!!
Gorgeous!!!
Hugs!!

Mami Doodles said...

Amazing card, so elegant! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Linda said...

Totally gorgeous. Love the colors and that big bow just catches my breath. Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts this week. **Linda

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful card, Chris. Congratulations on taking Top 6 at Tuesday Throwdown!
NanaConnie TT DT

Anita said...

Chris, this is absolutely stunning! Thank you for joining the Divas challenge.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris sorry to hear that you are a bit down, it is said that selling/buying a house is one of the most stressful things in life. However, I do hope things go ok and that it all works out fine. I am in love with this very beautiful creation, what a rich, ornate card, that bauble, the bow, colours and design this is one awesome card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Silke Ledlow said...

Chris, your card is fabulous! Love the new ornament set! Hugs ~S~

Ren-Yi said...

Oh, Chris, this is absolutely lovely. So elegant, from the embossing, to the beautiful gold embellishment down to the beautiful bow. Thanks for playing along with us at Mami Doodles.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a stunner Chris!! And it's filled with so many beautiful and elegant elements!! WOW!! Thanks so much for participating in our CCEE Challenge! :)

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow stunning! Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" for our No Black Lines challenge! Good Luck! :D

Hugz & TFS,
xx Tracey/FFF-DT xx

Kerry Steger said...

This card is simply stunning! It is so elegant and perfectly balanced!!

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fatmi said...

The Golden color seems great, very lovely bow on the top, liking it stuff and deep red color.
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