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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Happy Tuesday all!! I hope everyone is doing well!!  Life has been interesting for me...unfortunately I have been lying low due to a pulled or torn muscle in my upper leg...making walking almost impossible with tremendous pain.  It sure makes crafting interesting.  I have to give a lot of credit to my dear daughter Nicki for this card since she had to go up and down the stairs SEVERAL times to my craft area to get whatever I needed.  Thanks Nicki!!! I would like to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.

This week's challenge:  
ODBDSLC130 Use gold or silver on your creation.

For my creation I used the Chickadee Ornaments from Our Daily Bread Designs.  

In addition to making this for the Shining the Light challenge, I also cased this card from my dear friend and dt sister, Angie Crockett who was crowned Queen at Splitcoast Stampers!! Congrats Angie!! You are so deserving!!  I changed the stamps used, the dies to frame my image, the papers,the bow, and added embossing.  The image is colored with copics.  I added gold embossing around each layer to frame it.

The photos below are the same photo but with different backgrounds.  Which do you like better?

ODBD Stamps UsedChickadee Ornament

Dies: Grand Labels One, Decorative Labels 1, Classic and Scalloped Circles, and Cheerylynn Fanciful Flourish

Accessories: gold embossing powder, versa mark, , Bow Easy, pearl, May Arts burgundy silk ribbon, Darice Embossing Folder
Paper: Neenah White

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 November 18th to join us.    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,

challenges I am entering my card in:

Card Mania  Embossing Crafty Bloggers Network -Christmas Anything Goes Crafty Cardmakers  C15  More than One Punch and/or Die Cut House of Gilli Celebrations Love to Create Fancy Edges The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge Punches/Dies Come and Get It Challenges - Flourishes and Swirls Penny Black and More -  Any Die will Do The Ribbon Girls  Must use ribbon  Add Sparkle (glitter is added-you may need to click on it for a closer look) 2 Sisters - #117 Use your favourite Christmas stamp, Fairy Tale  Embossing  Corrosive Challenges -  Flutter by (wings)Glitter n Sparkle Things with Wings,  


kathi17 said...

Wow, this card is really really beautiful Chris.

The lighter background shows off your colors and card details better, so I prefer that one.

I'm so sorry about your pulled muscle, (at least I hope it's pulled and not torn), those are so painful. Hopefully every day it will get a little better.

Chris said...

It's stunning! How nice of your daughter to help out and I hope you get to healing quickly! Yikes, it sounds painful. :(

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful as always Chris. Donna x

Amy Johnson said...

What a gorgeous Christmas Card!

Pattie J. said...

OH! Chris, I do hope your leg heals well, muscles take awhile to heal, so thankful that your daughter is there to help.
I think I love the first card. I love the deep red bow, and the contrast of gold. Just a gorgeous card, The sentiment is perfect. God Bless and get well soon.....hugs

Saints Rule! said...

This is a real gem Chris! I love the shape you used along with those little bits of gold peeking out... so elegant! The white scheme along with the pops of red make this card shine! Lovely, lovely, lovely... Hugs and blessings...


Sandra H said...

Oh Chris, This is totally stunning great shape too! x

Mervi said...

Hi Chris,
fabulous card and beautiful colouring, lovely design as your cards are always.
Hope you are feeling better!
Thanks for sharing at Penny Black and More, good luck;-))m

Cards By Jan said...

Wow!! This is elegance galore...and to think I didn't order these two sweet birds!! What an awesome card...You always amaze me with your talent & the love that protrudes from your cards!!

Kathy said...

So gorgeous, Chris! I love all the layers and touch of gold! Beautiful coloring and bow! Blessings! Kathy

Danni said...

Take care of you!!! HOpe your muscle heals quickly! Hugs!!

Gorgeous card!

Unknown said...

What A gorgeous card you have made Lovely colors and a sweet image!

Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week

Hugs Betty

brenda said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous Chris, such lovely matting and layering and the touches of gold round the edges give it a real feel of elegance.

Thanks so much the sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

Bianca said...

This is fab! I love everything on your card! What a wonderfull project! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

Sandra Carey said...

Wow this is stunning very pretty thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge hope to see you again Good Luck
Sandra DT xx

Michelle said...

Wow this card is great. Lovely way of making a christmascard.
Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.
LG Michelle

zetkaArt said...

Very nice!!!

Chris (catt871) said...

This is gorgeous! I LOVE that big bow and the gold edging!!! So pretty! THANKS for joining us at LOVE TO CREATE this week!

J said...

Both cards are beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Pia S said...

This card has such a beautiful layout! Love the 3D effect created with all those layers, beautifully edged with golden glitter. What an elegant card!

Rosemary said...

absolutely gorgeous, chris!! love all the layers trimmed in gold.. just makes everything pop!

craftygranny said...

OOOOhhh beautiful , Love it It's fabulous and hope you feel better soon hun. Thanks for sharing with us at glitternsparkle hugs Trisha x

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, just love how you used the gold for the edges, such pretty layering to frame the image!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Bloggers


Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

stunning card thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

goldie said...

Wow this is amazing!Love it!
Thank you for playing along at Card Mania Challenges!Good luck in the draw!

Greta said...

I like the top picture the best & I LOVE your card! Gorgeous coloring & design!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, love all the layers. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Angela D said...

Stunning card, love the image thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
Crafty Bloggers Network DT
My Blog: A Crafty Blether

Paper Profusion said...

Saw your name at The Ribbon Girls challenge - Congratulations! Your card is stunning. So elegant and warm. Nicola x

Vick said...

Oh Chris i have followed your work on ODB for a long time and admired you so i just thought i would pop in and say Hi and thanks for playing with us at Love To Create Challenge this week, love your project, hugs, Vick xx

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I love all the layers and the sweet image you used.

Claudia said...

Fantastic card! Love it. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge and good luck!




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