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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Hello Friends!!  Happy Tuesday all!! I hope you all are having a wonderful day and week!! The weather here in Virginia has been BEAUTIFUL!! I just love fall!!!  Unfortunately I have caught a nasty cold/virus.  I lose my voice quite often, my ears are plugged as is my nose, I am hacking my brains out....all that fun stuff.  I hope it runs its course quickly!!!  It can be worse, however.....I am not complaining.  This too shall pass......

Today I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.  Since it is September and Christmas is around the corner, I thought I would make a Christmas card.  This week's challenge is something musical.  

I had a lot of fun embossing a musical background with my Provocraft Allegra embossing folder.  The tag ornament is created with Our Daily Bread Designs Holiday Ornaments and is cut out with the Spellbinders Holiday Tags (which coordinate Perfectly with the ODBD Holiday ornaments).  The tag is outlined with a gold metallic marker.  The greenery is created with a Martha Stewart Twig punch.  The border on the horizontal panel is the Spellbinders Floral Doily Accents cut in half.

Card Recipe
Our Daily Bread Designs StampsHoliday Ornaments 
Paper: Very Vanilladies: Spellbinders-Holiday Tags, Floral Doily Accents
Punches- Martha Stewart fern punch
Accessories: Allegra Music Embossing Folder (Provocraft), bells, lace, gold cording, dark pink ribbon, glitter, metallic gold pen, pearls

Items from Our Daily Bread Designs used:

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.  You have until October 7th to join us.  This week's challenge will last two you more time to participate.  You do not have to use an ODBD stamp to join in, but we would love to see them if you have them.  Plus....your card will only be featured in the top 3 if you use ODBD stamps.  Anyone, however, has a chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps.
We would love to see your creations.

I hope this creation, has somehow inspired you.

Thanks for stopping by!!
 I treasure all my viewers/blogging friends and their comments.

Have a blessed Day!!!

hugs and blessings,

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Ageeth Holster said...

Beautiful Christmas card!!!
Have a great day and regards from Ageeth (a fan of your blog)

Suze Bain said...

A fabulous festive creation. Great stitching and embossing and the hot pink looks fab with the cream. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. x

Saints Rule! said...

This is beautiful Chris! I love the jingle bells (so fun) and the lovely embossing... The layers are so rich and elegant... beautifully done! Hugs and blessings...


Cumbrianlass said...

A fabulous christmas card with the stitching alround the card and a pretty image
thanks for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! What a beautiful Christmas Card. Sorry your not feeling well. But the weather is gorgeous right now!

Anonymous said...

Oh my Chris!! This is totally stunning my dear!! LOVE your elegant details with the embossing and lace!! :)

ChristineCreations said...

That shade of pink and green is SO pretty with the cream Chris! Do hope you're feeling better soon! Blessings!

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous card Chris~I pray you feel better soon. Have you tried a Neti pot? I haven't, but it really helped my daughter!

marion said...

What a briljant card, really like it a lot, thanks for joining us at NMWC and good luck. I hope I will see you back in our next challenge, Hugs, Marion

Ellie said...

What a stunning creation!! Love the embossing, the gorgeous stamps and card design. Beautiful colors too!
So glad you shared with us at penny black and more, and hope you feel better soon!!

Sharon said...

Beautiful card and such a lovely idea, thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Sharon x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris this is awesome and so beautiful I love the colours and design, the lace and ribbon, the image and embossing all look stupendous.
lorraine x

Kathy said...

Just stunning, Chris! The vanilla paper make the colors POP! I love your ornament and the embossed background! Gorgeous as always! Blessings! Kathy

Sandra H said...

Wow Chris, This is so beautiful x

nnalorac said...

So so pretty, love the image and design. Thanks for playing along with us on Fashionista. Carolxx

Dawn said...

What a stunning card! I love your song choice too,I guessed it straight away! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad in our Inspired By A Song Challenge this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx
PS Don’t forget there's still time to enter the BCA Think Pink Challenges at The Crafty Pad and Dawn's Crafting too!

Tracy said...

Hi Chris
A superb creation with such beautiful details.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mynnette said...

This is STUNNING! LOVE the dry embossing and your ribbon through the lace is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CCM and CSAYL! :)

kathi17 said...

This is beautiful Chris. I love all the dimension from the embossing and all of your layers, and those bells hanging from the ornament are such a fun touch!

Hope you feel better very soon!

Cards By Jan said...

Now for sure its a toss up between the mountain scene and this beauty!! WOW again!! thud went my heart when I first saw this on our team blog...and it just thudded again!! WOW!! love your colours!!
Blessings & Hugs

Grace said...

Oh my goodness Chris... this is just beyond gorgeous!!! LOVE the pop of color on the ivory, and the gold!!! So elegant!!! Really beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, great background, pretty ornament and love the gold outlining. love the ribbon and lace combo!

Jan Marie said...

Oh Chris, I do pray you are on the mend!! Your beautiful work of art gives no indication of the physical afflictions you are suffering! Love the layers and the intricacies of this beauty. . so very much detail and all of it charming! Hugs and blessings!

Greta said...

All I can say is WOW--what a gorgeous Christmas card! Hope you're over the bug very soon.

Melodie said...

Wow, your christmas card is really fantastic.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

A very elegant christmas card love that stamp and the die shape is just perfect for it!

Thanks for being inspired by a song at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Shirley said...

Not just a card Chris but also a work of art. So delicate looking and unusual. I love the untraditional colours and the added lace.
Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More this month. Good luck in our prize draw and we hope you will join us again soon.


Rhonda Miller said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks for playing at CCCB.

mum of two said...

What a beautiful Christmas card, just perfect for our punches challenge! I love the stamps you used, they are really beautiful. Thanks for playing with us over at Paper Playtime, hop to see you again soon :)


Fabiola said...

hello Chris, your card is so beautifull and élégante, i love it, thanks to play with us at CSAYL, hope to see you next week, biz

Meggymay said...

A beautiful, stylish Christmas card. thank you for joining us at CCM this time.

The Gov. said...

What a beautiful Christmas Card!
Thanks for joing us at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

Lin said...

Thank you so much for joining in with my Stitching and Lace challenge so beautifully at Crafty Cardmakers with this gorgeous Christmas card.

Lin xx

SuzanneK said...

Wow, what a gorgeous Christmas card. Love it. Thanks for playing along at NMW Challenges this month. Hope to see you for our next challenge. Hugz Suzanne

Ali said...

What a gorgeous, elegant card. I love the embossed background and the delicate die-cuts. Just lovely. :)

Thanks for joining in our challenge at OSAAT this week.


Diane said...

Such a stunning creation Chris !! Thanks for sharing your fab card with us at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

Nikki Byrne said...

Gorgeous card, fab layout and embossing, and I love the embellies!Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck. HUgs


Annette said...

Beautiful card .
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


Samantha said...

Beautiful and very elegant card!
Thanks for playing along with us over at fashionista's.
Gr. Samantha

Dora said...

Wow this is stunning, love the style of your card and pretty colours. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for participating in CSAYL's challenge! Hope to see you again!!!

suzARTe said...

Thanks so much for sharing this lovely project at Anything goes, Just keep on creating.
Sorry it has taken so long to leave a comment. Just to let you know that the challenges are up and running again so hope you will continue to play along.


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