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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
If you are here for the Happy Birthday Randi Blog Hop, click here.  If you are here for the Shining the Light challenge, you are in the right place.

Happy Tuesday All!! I hope you all have been having a great week!!  While life has been busy the count down is on for our vacation in Lancaster.  I can't wait!!!  Many of the schools have begun and my girls have been doing their home school work for three weeks.  They are doing great and I am so proud of all the hard work!!  Fall is on it's way!!

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

This week's challenge: 
is a sketch!!

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 Sunday, August 19th at 8 p.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. 

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 three or more of our participants  for the  Shining the Light Award . In order to qualify for this award or join the challenge, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, August 19th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC119.  When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge:

I just love embossed backgrounds and the new Vines Background released at ODBD is beautiful and elegant.  The image is colored with copics and cut out with the crocheted circle die.

ODBD Stamp sets used: Serve the Lord Vine Background
Paper: Lost and Found- Sunshine
accessories: black gingham, baubles, pearls, rhinestones, button, hemp

Here are some of the items used:

Romantic Rectangles

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Divas by Design - #49 Anything goesPaper Shelter Challenge  #78 Anything goes
Bearly Mine#489 Anything GoesJackson's Digital Expressions Anything Goes + Inks & SuchCraft Your Passion - Power of Three (use 3 of something)Created With Love 3 of a Kind (use something 3 times Eureka Stamps Anything Goes Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes Make it Monday - always Anything Goes Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Anything Goes Tammy Scrapin Corner  Anything Goes The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes Totally Stampalicious CAS (Clean and Simple) Card Cupids -  Anything goesCreative Craft World -Mini, smaller than 12x12Mad for Markers Anything goes w/ Copic markers

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.

Thanks so much for visiting.... and have a wonderful week!!!
hugs and blessings,


Saints Rule! said...

This is fabulous Chris! I love the rich tones and your image is amazing! I love the rich red color! I really need to get some coloring lessons from you! Red always gives me fits! :-) Blessings....

Deb said...

oh wow, stunning card Chris, totally love it!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous Chris! The colors and your coloring are beautiful! I love how you matched the image background with the dp! Blessings! Kathy

Tammy said...

WOW this gorgeous Chris!! I absolutely love that image and it's colored beautifully! Fabulous paper and ribbon!
Hugs, Tammy

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Chris!! This is STUNNING!! I love all your elements here, especially the use of the new BGs, your poppies just pop Chris!!
Love & Hugs

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Chris, love the splash of red, gorgeous colouring and design, fabulous.


Sandra H said...

Chris wow this is so lovely and so elegantly presented too x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Chris this is stunning that image is so beautiful as is the wonderful design.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

WOWZER girl!! What a stunning creation!! So elegant and what a beautiful image indeed!! :) HUGS

irinka said...

Very pretty!!!

Denise Marzec said...

I love these colors together....and THIS is a totally perfect design with them. LOOOOOVE the amount of white space, kraft behind the image, and and the gingham ribbon. AWESOME card, Chris!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my word Chris, so BEAUTIFUL!!~

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the rich color and the embossing folder!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

My this is beautiful! Love the colors and wonderful design...hope your doing well.Sorry I haven't been around to visit as often

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Wow Mom!! I love the reds and all the colors on this with the piercing and that Romantic Rectangles set is a perfect border!!
Love you!!

Grace said...

Oh my goodness Chris this is soooo gorgeous!!! I LOVE the white on white on the background and you can't beat kraft, red, black and white! Love the combination of elements which creates such a beautifully pulled together design! LOVE!!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, pretty coloring and love what you have used for the banners

Plastic card said...

OMG! i liked it very much! thanks for your sharing!

Rose Petal said...

Hello Chris. Oh this is just so beautiful. Gorgeous image, and the design and colour choice is fantastic. Thanks for sharing at Created with love.
Sandra x

Sheila H said...

Lovely! I love the rich patterns and textures of your card. Thanks for displaying your art at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Chana said...

Beautiful card and wonderful design point of view. I have yet to use my crocheted circle die but I believe you have inspired me!

Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Chana, DT Coordinator

Lisa S. said...

Your colored image is really stunning and I love the embossed background. The ODBD elements add a nice touch to this beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week at MIM!

Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Hugs

Cheryl said...

Just beautiful Chris! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Joyce Owens said...

Chris, what a stunning card. Beautiful layout, the colouring and colour combination are perfect. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing with us at JDE.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

This card is stunning Chris I love everything about it. Thanks for joining in at Created with Love Challenges.

Andrea said...

Georgeous card! I love everything about it. Thanks for playing along at Created With Love Challenges.

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
My entries are: #165, #189, #217, #227 and #228.
I would love to have you visit my blog!

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh Wow - this is just absolutely beautiful!! So glad that I popped in from the MIM site to look at it closer. Those flowers are colored to perfection and I love the text banner. Great card!

Kristie Maynard said...

So glad you joined in on the Eureka! Stamps Challenge. Your card is absolutely stunning. One of my very favorite flowers!

Loz said...

Stunning card and colours Chris. I spotted this on MIM..Loz

craftin-dawn said...

very the layout the image and your coloring!
Thanks for playing along with us atCreated With Love Challenges this week!

Mini said...

Oh such a beautiful card. Thank you for joining in with us at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Desire Fourie said...

I just love this. The colours and layout are just perfect. Hop on over to Doing Life and stand a chance to win some lovely DigiStamps4Joy digi stamps of your choice to the value of $20 Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

susibee said...

Stunning card. Thanks for joining in with us at Creative Craft World.

Sarah said...

Very elegant and stylish indeed - I love the bold red and dark background colours. Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

Tammy Ortiz said...

I Really have enjoyed your Blog. This creation is really sharp, full of Talent.
Best Of Luck in the challenge.
Tammy Ortiz
Founder of
Tammy Scrapin Corner

Jan Marie said...

Chris, this is a masterpiece. . .love that luxurious background and then the gentile newspaper and gingham. . .so perfect with the poppy image!! That button and twine just ties it all together perfectly!! Hugs and blessings!

Plastic cards said...

This is looking gorgeous. I really appreciate the design. The colors used has made the card perfect.

Tracey Manderson said...

wow this is awesome Chris!! Love it. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, hope to see you again.

Crafty and Green said...

What a Stunning Card!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Jackson's Digital Expressions!! Come back and play again really soon!!

Many Blessings,

scrap joanny said...

perfect elegant card for us challenge- thank so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

So beautiful Chris! I love your colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Craft World. Sarah M. x

Lionelsa said...

Adorable card.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

sarah-Jane said...

Wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Divas.
Sarah-Jane xx

Ellen said...

Beautiful card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Nicola said...

Such a beautiful elegant card Chris, love how you have coloured those gorgeous flowers and the embossed background allows everything to pop.
Nicola -x-

Chana said...

Hi, Chris,

You were a winner on our blog http://jacksonsdigital Please e-mail me at

Chana, DT Coordinator

Scattychick said...

This is gorgeous just a wow card. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at CCW x


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