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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Happy Hump Day Friends!! Seems like just yesterday that the week was just beginning!!  Time just is flying by.  With that in mind, I decided to make a Christmas card....Christmas is just around the corner.

Christmas feels very magical to me not just because of the baby born on Christmas day that was sent to save the world and the feeling of Hope it gives me but because the warmth and memories many of us treasure.  Christmas brings out the best in people and the spirit of giving.  I don't mean shopping....the crowds and traffic often bring out the worst in people. I mean the hearts who try to do something for others whether it to bring a smile to someone's face or just a helping hand.

Being in Virginia now, I am not sure if I will have a snow filled Christmas that makes me feel warm and cozy inside but I know there are of the treasured pieces of God's nature that I think of at Christmas.  That is one of the many reasons I am loving this Cardinal Ornament stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs.

 I just love the reds, olive, and very vanilla color combo!! It is perfect for Christmas.
I had so much fun coloring up the Cardinal Ornament with my copics. The sentiment is from the Turtle Dove Ornament stamp set. The background panel is embossed with the Sizzix Holly embossing folder and sewn on the side edges. The pearl flourishes are from ZVA Creative and the leaf is Spellbinders Foliage.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

I hope this creation, has somehow inspired you!

Have a blessed Day!!!

hugs and blessings,

challenges I am entering my card in:
Tandastamps - Christmas Stampavie and More  #181 Swirls and Pearls Anything Goes Challenge - #81 Stitching Real Or Faux Clear It Out! -Use Old Supplies Anything Goes  Stash Item- Red Craft Room Challenge - Punches & Die Cuts Crafty Sentiments - Christmas LEJ Designs Seasons Greetings Card Mania -  Embossing Crafty Bloggers Network Crafty Cardmakers -  More than One Punch and/or Die Cut House of Gilli Celebrations Make it Monday - always Anything Goes Totally Stampalicious  Bling  Come and Get It Challenges - Flourishes and Swirls Corrosive Challenges Flutter by (wings)Glitter n Sparkle - Things with Wings Sunday Stamper Birds That Craft Place Red for Remembrance 2 Sisters - #117 Use your favourite Christmas StampsStampin' For The Weekend  Stitching


Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is so beautiful!The colors are amazing

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

absolutely gorgeous. sounds like all's well. i'm glad.

hugs :)

Sandra H said...

Chris, This is so beautiful and Elegant too! x

Jane Wetzel said...

Hi there Chris :) So glad you popped in- what a beautiful creation as always..saw that u moved - hope u and your family are doing well! Sending you a huge cyber hug! jane

Danni said...

So pretty! Love how the birds just pop off the card!

Grace said...

This is sooo gorgeous Chris!!! I love the warmth of the vanilla with the red and green! Love how you colored the cardinals and love the stitching! Missed ya.... almost back to normal here now! :)


Amy V. said...

This is stunning! Your coloring is perfect and the leaf and flourish are such nice touches. That sewn edge really finishes this card nicely. Beautiful!

Pia S said...

Another beautiful card using this great image! The color combination works so well for Christmas cards, and the neutral colored embossed background looks lovely, the stitching on the sides is a nice touch!

craftygranny said...

Love the image and the colours and that pearl flourish is lush. Thanks foe joining us at glitternsparkle . hugs trisha x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Chris. I love the image and the colours are gorgeous

Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend's All Stitched Up Challenge


Olivia said...

A stunning card. Love the fabulous coloring. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Chris, it is just beautiful, has that vintage feel with the colors, pretty coloring and love the stitching!

Greta said...

What a beauty this is! Cardinals always make me think of Indiana where I was born. Really think I "need" a cardinal stamp!

Vee Cassidy said...

A beautiful card, thank you for sharing at LEJ Designs, good luckin the challenge. Vee xx You could also share this at Happy Campers for their bright colours challenge. Vee xx

Iva said...

This is so beautiful!The colors are amazing,i am loving this Cardinal!Thank you for joining at Card Mania!Iva

Toni Herron said...

Beautiful card! Love the colours and your wonderful copic colouring! Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week... :)
Toni - DT

Maria Matter said...

so very beautiful Chris!! love to watch the cardinals throughout the season!
hugs & blessings

lalkygirl said...

what a beautiful card the image and the way you have coloured the cardinals is stunning
thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
tracey x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Chris!
Fabulous card!
Thanks for sharing at Craft-Room Punches and Die-cuts Challenge, good luck;-))m

Ani said...

Beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Card Mania! I hope you'll join us again on Monday for our new challenge!

jane stillman said...

A beautiful card, the cardinals are gorgeous, thank you for joining us for the Glitternsparkle challenge, good luck

Jac said...

Beautiful card, love the image and embossing, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

lovely card love the added pearls thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Chris this is GORGEOUS!!~

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Beautiful card, Chris!!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out challenges. We hope to see you again.
Huggies & Smiles ~

Scrappycath said...

So pretty!@ Love all the details. Saw this on MIM

Debs said...

This is so beautiful and elegant Chris.
Stunning image.
Thanks for playing along at Stampavie and More with us this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Love anything with cardinals. Your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.

Sandy Trefger said...

Cardinals are beautiful birds, as are yours! They really make a wonderful Christmas card! Thanks for joining us for the Clear It Out "Use your red stash" challenge!
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Yone said...

Gorgeous card. Tks for joining the House of Gilli Challenge and I invite you for the next Die Cuts Challenge ! Hugs, Yone

Scrappy Scatty said...

This is lovely
Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place
Love Jan

Ger said...

Elegant card and a beautiful image. Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network.
Geraldine M


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