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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Saturday Everyone!! I hope you are enjoying the weekend!!  If you are anything like us, you have a lot holiday happenings this weekend!!

Today I am popping in to share this week's Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge this week!!

This weeks challenge:
Use each letter of the word in NOEL to create your card.
For eg.
N- nestabilities, the word NOEL
O- Ovals, Our Daily Bread Designs, circles (shape)....
E- Embossing, envelopes ....
L- Lace, layers....

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, December 23 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 yoursubmission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, December 23 at 8 a.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC89. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge using the ODBD Stamps:  Simple ThingsHoliday Ornaments 2 ( I used the Case Study challenge (Amy Sheffer's card) from last week to create my layout, however that challenge has already expired. )  The clovers from the Simple Things are colored with copics and cut out with the customized ODBD Clover die.  The image is framed with the Spellbinders Label 4 die.  The sentiment from the Holiday Ornaments 2 stamps is framed with the Fancy Tags die from Spellbinders. After layering my card, I sewed around the edges in gold metallic thread.  The embossing folder is Provocraft Scrollwork.

N=Nestabilities O=Our Daily Bread Designs and ovals, E=Embellishments and embossing, and L= leaves and layers

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

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

 Mark's Finest Paper. Christmas Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything goes for ChristmasOne Stop Craft - Christmas SparkleSecret Crafter - New Year/CelebrationSweet Stampin - Sparkle and BlingCard Crafters Circle – CelebrationRaise The Bar – ChristmasStampin For The Weekend - ChristmasArtistic Stampers - ChristmasBling It On - Christmas Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything GoesFreshly Brewed Monthly Challenge - ChristmasHeidi's Hobbystuggu - ChristmasThe Squirrel & the Fox -  ChristmasOne Stitch At A Time - Anything GoesDi's Digis Designs  ChristmasAlphabet Challenge – White ChristmasFabulous Friday - RibbonSimply Create Too -  EmbossingReally Reasonable Ribbon   Anything Goes with ribbon theme4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas CardCrimbo Crackers -  must be Christmas -EmbossingCrop Stop - Unique and NON Traditional Colours on Holiday CardPixie Dust Studio - Stitching

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



Riet said...

What a wonderful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mandy said...

Oh wow Chris this is stunning, your cards are always so elegant :)
hugs Mandy xx

Sandra said...

Oh Chris what a beautiful card........just stunning:) Ssndra H

Linda said...

Simply gorgeous..Very beautiful work..As always.. hugs, Linda

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

This really is beautiful-love that background

irishgreensue said...

Chris, this is such a great use of the nesties and Embossing folder to bring focus to your flowers! That extra touch with the gold stitching around the outside is elegant! Beautiful coloring too! Hugs!

Saints Rule! said...

This is beautiful Chris! I love white with a dash of color and let me tell ya... that purple ROCKS! The image is so serene on that lovely background. Your coloring is perfect! Blessings to you and yours and I pray you have a wonderful weekend.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hey girl, your card is absolutely AMAZING to say the least!! I really love the dramtic look of the purple ribbon and that wonderful colored image against all of the striking nd beautiful!! I hope all is well, still praying!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
I love the embossing and the gorgeous image on this fantastic card. Beautiful crafting.
Fiona x

Wanda Cullen said...

OMGoodness, this clover really pops against all the white! It screams it!

Grace said...

Absolutely breath taking my friend! Love the pop of purple against the white!!! TTYS!

Francie G. said...

So beautiful, Chris! Love the pop of color against the elegant embossed background! Hope you have a beautiful weekend! Hugs!

Melodie said...

You always have such great ideas, this card is a masterpiece.

Lori said...

I love the unexpected flowers with the Noel! Gorgeous card Chris.

Karen W said...

Very pretty card, I love the purple flowers!!

Katie said...

Oh, such an elegant holiday card. Thank you for joining us at Crop Stop Challenge Blog!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous and elegant! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.

Stampalicious said...

beautiful , love the embossing and the colouring, thank you for joining our challenge at OSCC this week, hugs, martina

Lydia said...

This is beautiful Chris! I love the embossed background. And the ribbon is a pretty pop on the white. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs. Hope to see your work again!

Pauline said...

So beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!
hugs and blessings,

Hazel said...

Stunningly beautiful card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 51 - hope to see you again soon. x

downrightcrafty said...

What a lovely creation thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs and Merry Xmas
Kate xx

Jennifer said...

Fabulous Card! Love the vibrant colour and pearls you added! Thanks for joining us over at Card Crafter's Circle for our very first challenge!

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Chris: this card is so very beautiful too--love the clover! Glad you visited us at Simply Create Too and entered our Embossing Challenge. Hope you get to enter our upcoming challenges, too!

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Josephine said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck.

Trish and Treasure said...

Beautiful and elegant card design, I love how you have cut out this detailed image with a die and kept to a simple colour scheme. Beautiful sewing around the edges with gold thread,amazing detail!!I love this embossing folder and thanks for the link.
Thank you for sharing your card with us at Card Crafter's Circle Celebration Challenge.
Merry Christmas to you and your family at this special time of year.
Trish Munro
Card Crafter's Circle Design Team

Lori said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

Natali said...

Gorgeous!! Unusual Christmas card and soooooo beautiful!!!!
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Sparkle and Bling” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
Merry Christmas ana Happy New Year!!!

VanessaB said...

wowee that is one gorgeous card!! thank you for joining us at fresh brewed designs :)

shell said...

Oh wow this is stunning, thanks for joining us at Bling It On this month.
Shell xx

Anonymous said...

Many more beautiful cards like this one will come I know it!! This is one of the most beautiful cards ever made!! I see why people follow you now!! I love the image!! So elegant!! Love it!! Gorgeous!! Can't wait to see your next one!!

Becky B. said...

WOWIE!! This is BEAUTIFUL!! Love the embossed background - so elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs...Merry Christmas! :)

Pat Garvin said...

Very pretty. Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cats Friends.

Curlybear said...

Oh wow what an out of this world creation I love the image and the design , layout and colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week

Thank You so much for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 165 Happy New Year or Celebrations , I hope you join us again next week,

Have a lovely day,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.

happyglitzygirl said...

Beautiful card, love all the layers, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

happyglitzygirl said...

Beautiful card, very elegant, love the embossings, thanks for playing iwith us at the Alphabet Challenge, have a great Christmas, blessings Hilde

Veronica said...

Simply Beautiful
Thank you for playing along in our CropStop Non-Traditional Challenge!

CropStop said...

So very pretty! Thank you for joining in the fun at

gg nurse said...

Wow--just stunning!

Janeen said...

oooohhhh ahhhhhh I love it, beautiful coloring Chris and well put together. Of course! :D Thanks for playing in Speedys Challenge. Hoping the holidays bring you peace and joy.

Tip Top said...

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

HeidisHobbystuggu said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for joyning the challenge at HeidisHobbystuggu. We allow only one card per person so I will remove your other entry.

Cat said...

Love the gorgeous embossing on your stunning card! Thanks for joining the Pixies at Pixie Dust Studio!

laney said...

super card!!
Thanks for joining us at Bling It On this time would love to see you next time too

mommyof5kidz said...

Absolutely Amazing!!! I can't even express how much I love this! Thank you for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Erin Reed said...

I love how you used ribbon in your project, very creative!! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs, I hope you come back and play again!!

Erin Reed

PS I am now a follower of your blog, I would love if you popped over to mine and followed me too!

Abi said...

Wow Chris, what a totally beautiful card! I love the image standing out against the white background. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

Anita said...

Your card is gorgeous Chris and I love the image you've used. Thank you for joining Di's DigiDesigns challenge.

Nasir said...

The design of this card is really very good and the card is awesomely beautiful.

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