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Saturday, January 14, 2012
Happy Saturday all!! I hope you are all well!  Boy has it become winter all of sudden with the extreme cold temperatures and the wind!!  It has been so mild so far and we have been spoiled with spring like temperatures.

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

The team challenges you to create 
a card or project using three items, tools or embellishments beginning with three of the letters in the word "W-I-N-T-E-R-"

W- White, watercolor, etc.
I- Ink
N- Nestabilities,
T-triangles, trees
E- Embossing
R-Ribbon, ripping, red

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, January 20th 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, January 20th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC92. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge:

I posted a few different photos to give you a better picture of the box and stamps used.

Box Recipe:
Paper: SEI- Promise Me
dies:  Spellbinders - Lace Doily Motifs, Classic circles, Lacey Circles
ribbon, pearls,  lace and glitter for doily

For my creation, I chose the letters and items:W-White pearls and lace,  I-ink  N-nestabilies,  T-Tea, teacup, template, E-Embossed dp or embellishments, R- Ribbon from the challenge.

To create my box, I used the Tea Tabbed Box Template from My Time Made Easy designed by Lauren Meader.  I just thought the sentiment from Special Blend and the tea cup image from Birthday Blessings was perfect for a Tea time gift set.  The paper from Promise Me is just perfect with the tea cups and I just love the colors!!

 Challenges I am entering my card in:
Crafting with Jack -  Anything goes
Little Claire's   - #17 Anything but a Card
Marks Finest Papers -#90 Use Border Punches
One Stop Craft - #165 On the Spot and Ribbon (the teacups have spots)
Secret Crafter - #168 Anything goes with Blue
Crafty Catz -  Something New (designer paper)
Simply Create Too - More than 2 Layers
Moving Along With The Times -Spots and/or Stripes (the tea cups all have spots)
Some Odd Girl -  "Bling It Up"
Southern Girls -  Sparkle  
Top Tip Tuesday #67 Anything Goes Week 2

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

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.
We hope you can join the challenge!  We look forward to seeing your creations!!

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!



Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
You are so talented at making these boxes. This is stunning. Gorgeous colours and embellishments. Beautiful image and a sweet sentiment. I am loving this creation.
Fiona x

1CardCreator said...

Wow Chris this one is gorgeous too!

Louise said...

First things first ;)
I´m so happy to be here visiting you again :) YAY!
WOW! You have created the most splendid box here, Chris :) It´s so beautiful :) Love the color and the way you met the amazing challenge - exiting!

See you soon! Hugs

Saints Rule! said...

You never cease to amaze me with your stunning creations! Your box is amazing and I'm sure that word can't do it justice! Your image is so pretty! The coloring is perfect, the details (DP, flowers, trim) are perfect! Everything just looks so dainty, feminine, lovely... a pure work of HEART!! Have a great weekend!


Wanda Cullen said...

Wow...talking about have really blown me away with this over the top, amazing box! It's gorgeous, Chris, with so many wonderful details! A real gift in itself! This was a fun challenge and wanted to thank you for all you do as the challenge coordinator! ((Hugs))

irishgreensue said...

Well, Chris, you sure are cranking out some gorgeous creations for the challenges! This little box is just over the top delish!! So dainty, feminine and sweet, with LOADS to look at - so much to take in, I keep checking all the different views!You really outdid yourself, sweet friend! Hugs!

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning sweetie, hugs pops x

Sandra said...

Oh this is stunning :) Sandra H

Rosemary said...

what an absolutely stunning box, chris!! but then, you always make the most stunning creations!!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

I always enjoy your beautiful creations because you have such an eye for color and layering.

Anonymous said...

Wow Mom!! This is beautiful!! I love the colors and so many details too yet!! Wowzers!!Beautiful job!! I love you!!

Cards By Jan said...

WOW CHRIS!! another stunning box, wow girl, I love them both, would never be able to choose, Just BEAUTIFUL, and love your colour choice!! hugs

Grace said...

Gorgeous in every detail Chris! I love this tabbed box and it's just perfect with these dps and stamps! Hope you're not getting blown away up there! The wind has settled down here and the sun is out! Yay!

Tracey said...

This is so absolutely stunning Chris!! xx

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous box Chris!! The dp with the teacups and that image and sentiment are perfect!!
Stunning gift!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Yeah, finally, I am able to get to this comment box!! Blogger really is having some major issues again. Sorry, this is coming so late my friend, but your box over the top GORGEOUS to say the least! I am always amazed at the detail and special little touches you add to your it! I hope you are having a great weekend! Hugs, Sabrina

Jani Lewis said...

Lovely tea box. The colors and patterned papers are great. I adore all the lace.


Jan Marie said...

Exquisite!! Love, love, love. . pinks and blues, roses and teacups. . .oh, be still my heart!! Love the sparkle and everything about this marvelous project!! You are the star!! Hugs and blessings!! Who needs a gift with a box this lovely!?!

Cheryl said...

oh wow Chris this is fantastic gosh your detail hun is just amazing stunning box hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Karen W said...

Chris this is way beyond fabulous!!! I love everything about this and I love pinks

Marlena M. said...

Wonderful tea box Chris! Just lovely. ;)

Pat (mspfd) said...

You are the queen of boxes! This is another stunning example of your talent. What a gorgeous project.

Dawn B. said...

This is amazing Chris. I always love your box projects. I am a huge tea fan so this is one I would really like to create. Great stamp to go with it. Hope you are having a super New Year.

Michele Kovack said...

This is absolutely stunning! It has such pretty details!

Denise Marzec said...

Gorgeous, Chris!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Chris this is so BEAUTIFUL!!~

Elaine Stark said...

This is so beautiful. It is stunning. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Janette said...

A stunning box, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Barbara Colbert said...

What a gorgeous creation! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

Becky said...

This box is gorgeous Chris..Wonderful colors and details.

Caroljenks said...

Chris this is just beautiful! I could look at your creations for hours and still find new elements - LOVE IT!
Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday and we hope to see you again tomorrow for our new challenge :)

Carol x

downrightcrafty said...

oh a great take on this weeks theme at the Secret Crafter Saturday challenge with this lovely creation, thank you for joining us this week.
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have candy if you are interested :)

Angela said...

Fabulous creation, thank you for joining us at Crafting With Jack.

Tracy Heaton said...

Great card. Thanks for taking part in 'Anything goes with Blue' at SCSC.
Tracy x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW What a stunning box it looks amazing, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

Lisa Jane said...

wonderful box - love the spots and stripes . Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

DesignerDiva said...

Many thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week with our Spots and Stripes and good luck with the challenge. I'm sorry I'm not too well and this comment has been copied and pasted, but I wanted to make sure I visited every blog that entered.
I some blogaversary candies on offer on my blog if your interested.
Hugs Laurie x

Pat Garvin said...

Love your box. Great colors. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Anonymous said...

This creative and art is really great.Decorative box is really wonderful and fabulous.This type of decorative box gives in the gift.It look really gorgeous.

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Aunty Sue said...

such a stunning box thanks for joining Crafty Catz ths week

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful treasure box. Love the soft pastels. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Ellis said...

Wow, that's a stunning box you've made and love the tea theme! =)
Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Jack!
Hugs, Elenor DT

Amy said...

WOW! This is gorgeous, love everything about it!
Thanks for joining us at the SOG challenge!

Promosyon said...

This box is really fabulous and gorgeous.On this box art and creations look really wonderful.Pink is one of my favorite color.

Anonymous said...

Wow mom!! How amazing!! I love the pink!! Gorgeous job with the detailing!! I love the box!! The image is so pretty!!

Sandra said...

Beautiful Cards1

Jeanne Canning said...

I wasn't expecting the color scheme, but it is beautiful. You do good work! Love it!


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