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Wednesday, November 30, 2011



Happy Hump Day Everyone!! I hope you have been having a fantastic week!!  We had a wonderful time away in Lancaster.  I had the opportunity to do a lot of window shopping and even get started with my Christmas Shopping.  It was great to have some time with the family and away from the house for a bit.  I have been so absorbed with selling the house and it was great to not focus on it, if even for a short time.  The weather was gorgeous!!!  I can't believe we had 13 inches of snow a month ago and now the temps have been in the 60's!!  Very cloudy as of late but unseasonably warm.

Anywho on to my creations......I have two to share today.  One that I created using a Christmas image released a couple of months ago at Our Daily Bread Designs using some of my prized ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the other a sneak peak for a release at Our Daily Bread Designs which will occur TOMORROW!!

First, I have a card I created using
Christmas Rose and Seed Packet stamp sets from Our Daily Bread Designs.  The image was colored with copics and then distressed.  The designer paper is from Basic Grey Capella.  I embellished the card using
 brown 1/2 inch wrinkled ribbon tied with the the bow easy .  I decided to make a triple bow rather than a single bow and put a button in the middle.  Behind my image I used a crocheted doily to give my card a vintage flair as well as added some stitching.  The dp is dry embossed with a leaf or fern embossing folder to add texture.




CARD RECIPE:
StampsChristmas Rose and Seed Packet stamp sets from Our Daily Bread Designs. 
designer paper- Basic Grey Capella.
ribbon:  brown 1/2 inch wrinkled ribbon tied with the the bow easy  (Really Reasonable Ribbon), pearl trim from my stash, button from my stash
Punches: Martha Stewart  Daisy Edge Punch

My second card was created for the CAS sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  I rarely do CAS creations but I did have fun creating this one.  I feel the flowers really take the show.  Since it has been cloudy around here, it felt good to create my own little bit of sunshine with the bright colors.  The flowers are created with the Daisy image to be released at Our Daily Bread Designs tomorrow and the Stitched Background (also a new release tomorrow).


Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs: Daisy (Sneak Peek for tomorrow's Release), ODBD Stitched Background
Paper: Neenah white, Old Olive
Accessories: seam binding hand dyed and given to me by my dear friend Sabrina (Thanks Brina!!!!)

I hope you have enjoyed my creations!!  Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments!!!  Prayerfully blogger will work today and I can leave my fellow friends some comments.  For some reason my computer repeatedly has been signing me out while leaving comments or even when trying to reply to emails. It is a real nuisance!!!

Anywho...so long until tomorrow when we have a new release Blog Hop at Our Daily Bread Designs!! Have a great day!!






challenges I am entering my creation in:
Bearly Mine - #24 All My Favourite Things (flowers, ribbon, stitching and embossing with PEARLS)Creative Craft Challenges -  Free For All Week Going Grey With Scrap-Creations -  Christmas (Card 1)Partytime Tuesdays -  PTT #44 Anything GoesCrafty Boots  Anything GoesGet Hippity with Ippity - Embossing (dp is dry embossed on first card)iCopic Challenge -  Vintage/DistressedKarens Doodles Non Traditional Christmas ColoursMake it Monday - always Anything GoesPaper Creations InkChristmas Stamp with Fun - Stitching (real/faux)Stamps & Fun = Creativity - DistressingThe Ribbon Reel  Anything GoesThere's Magic in the Air Vintage/ Shabby Chic Christmas CardVictorine Originals  RibbonAddicted to Stamps  Christmas cardGingerloft Winter OR Christmas Kenny K Krafty Girlz  Stitching Sparkles Forum  Vintage Christmas Stamptacular Sunday  Anything Christmas2 Sisters - #67 HolidayCrafty Hazelnut's Christmas#48 Vintage and/or DistressedFabulous Friday - Metal (Button)Fairy Tale Christmas Inspire Me Fridays - AnythingSimply Create Too All About ChristmasTotally Papercrafts - ChristmasPaper Crafting JourneyAnything GoesMoving Along With The Times Ribbons and Bows

50 comments:

Heleen said...

Great cards! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.

Hugs,
Heleen

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
These are absolutely beautiful cards. Gorgeous colours and embellishments. Wonderful crafting as always.
Hugs,
Fiona x

MmSs said...

OMG your cards are amazing. I really love the flower imeges especially that in the first one. And your embelishments are gorgeous.

Becky said...

Girl, these are gorgeous! :)

Hazel said...

Beautiul crafting - such a work of creativity - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 48 - hope to see you again soon. x

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris this is GORGEOUS!!~

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow fabulous cards .. i love that bow in the top one
Thanks for joining us bat MAWTT this week
Lisa

Debs said...

Fabulous cards - love the bow on the first one.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Chris: What a beautiful Christmas Card! Love your Christmas Rose --[also like your Daisy stamp card too]! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our very first challenge, Challenge #1 "All About Christmas". Looking forward to seeing your entries in ALL our challenges.

DianeMoneyGoolsby
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com/

karlinchen50 said...

Hello
your card is adorable, beautiful papers and the colors are awesome.

Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
**Karla

Grace said...

Oh Chris they are both beautiful!!! I love the Christmas Rose with the doily behind and the vintage feel! The second one is so sunny and bright... and makes me smile! I love the CAS design!!!! You rocked it my friend!!! Glad you had a nice little vacation too!!!

hugs,
Grace

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are GORGEOUS Chris! Your coloring is stunning on both of these!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

These are both wonderful designs and as always such beautiful coloring.
Hugs sweetie

Lori said...

Both cards are gorgeous!

Cards By Jan said...

Hi Chris, Wow your cards are gorgeous!! I really like the Christmas Rose, cause Roses are my favorite flower, you did an awesome job, and I like that row of pearls on the bottom... hugs

Maria Matter said...

So GORGEOUS Chris!!! you do such beautiful work my friend!!
hugs & blessings!

Thank you so much for sharing @ Inspire Me Fridays!!

Sandra said...

Hi Chris, Just so lovely:) Sandra H

Danni said...

Both are so gorgeous! Really love the first one!

Becky B. said...

Both cards are sooooo pretty!! I love all of the details and the color combos are just lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week! :)

Lindyloo said...

Lovely cards Chris though my personal favourite is the first one as I love the vintage feel and anything finely crocheted. Very special. Best Wishes Linda (S.Wales, UK)

Mina said...

stunning Chris, wow I love that seed packet and your designs as always are inspirational
Mina xxx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Two really fab cards, great effect on the seed packet and love that bow. The sunflower is so cheerful.

Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge. But the fun doesn't have to stop there, why not enter our blog hop and the chance to win some candy?

Dionne

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Thanks for another sneak peek - great job going out of your zone! And your Christmas Rose card is wonderful : )

Linda said...

Two for one. They are both gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week. **Linda

* Shaz * said...

Stunning card!

Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles with our vintage Christmas challenge

Hope you will join us again soon good luck xx

CardArTart said...

So glad I saw you on Make it Monday, simply beautiful cards :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous, love the ribbon the triple bow is perfect!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Tamie said...

STUNNING AND SO MUCH WOW FACTOR! Love the colors, layout, punch, ribbon, your coloring. It is all so beautiful. So glad I got to see it at MIM.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Chris these are both so beautiful the design and colours of both look superb thank you for joining us at Bearlymine Challenges
Hugs
Lorraine x

Annette said...

Chris your cards are amazing. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Good luck in all your challenges. Annette xx

Lorraine said...

Lovely cards. Your seed card is stunning, such a beautiful colour combo. I saw it on Make it Monday, so popped over for a better look.

sarah-Jane said...

Beautiful cards. xx

Lynn said...

What gorgeous cards! Love the seed card:)
Thanks for joining us at PaperCreations Ink Challenges:)
Huggs
Lynn xx

Lynn said...

Gorgeous Detail, Chris:)
Thanks so much for joining us GingerLoft Challenges:)
Huggs
Lynn xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow simply stunning hun just love this,hugs cherylxxxx

Bianca said...

What a cute card! I love the image and your pritty layout with wonderfull papercombo! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Bettina L. said...

Two gorgeous cards. I particularly love the first one with the big brown bow and that punched black lace on each side of the flower. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Tracey Manderson said...

Hey Chris, i always love popping by and seeing your wonderful creations! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, and good luck with the Challenge
Hugs
Tracey

craft-roomjulia said...

Gorgeous card love the vintage feel to it. I popped over from MIM for a closer look. Julia xx

Gaynor said...

Gorgeous card, love the vintage feel to it, thanks for joining us at Gingerloft, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Paper Creations Ink said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! Have A Wonderful Holiday Season!

Erin Reed said...

I love your use of metal on your project, you did a wonderful job!!

Thanks so much for playing with us at Frosted Designs, I hope you can come play with us again soon!!

Erin Reed

PS i became a follower of your blog, i hope you can pop and become a follower of my blog too!! http://scraps-of-reflections.blogspot.com/

Tanya S said...

Very beautiful cards,Thanks for joining us at Scrap-Creations!

Marlies said...

You've made two gorgeous cards! I love the first one, lovely vintage look about it and I love vintage! Thanks for joining us at ATSC. hugs, Marlies

Kelly Schelske said...

Both of these are so pretty Chris! Thank you for playing along with us at Karen's Doodles!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

so beautiful card….. love the combo and cute image.....thanks for joining us this week at SFC…....

Hugs
Bella

Mary C said...

Chris this Christmas rose is such a beautiful vintage card. I love your attention to all the details. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Tip Top said...

Beautiful! Thanks for entering the Simply Create Too Challenge - hope you can join us again next time! Simply Create Too

Laura (sandytoz) said...

Thanks for playing with us @ Paper Crafting Journey!
Love, Laura PCJDT

Bettina L. said...

Spectacular cards. Saw you on MIM and had to come in for a closer look. Glad I did. TFS. Bettina xx

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