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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Happy Tuesday Friends!!  I hope all is well with you all!! Things are very busy but hectic here at our house as we now only have five days until the craft show.  I pray we get it all done!!  Tomorrow I hope to post some of my wood creations for you to see.  I would love your opinions and thoughts.

Today I would like to share a card I made for Today's color challenge at Splitcoast CC453-
Always Baked Cherries (Always Artichoke,  Baked Brown Sugar and Cherry Cobbler.)
I do not have cherry cobbler or baked brown sugar but I tried to match them as close as possible!!! 

This week's Shining the Light challenge is: Holiday (Christmas or Thanksgiving) !!

Card Recipe: 
ODBD stamps used: Our Daily Bread Designs- Cardinal Ornaments
dies used: Spellbinders classic circles
Accessories: Sizzix x and o embossing folder, May Arts silk ribbon, glitter
Paper: Neenah White

Here is a second card I created:

Card Recipe:
Accessories: Pearl Embossing Folder

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 24th  to join us.   For this challenge you may use any stamps but it you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps we would love to see you use them. If you participate, you have a  chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be Spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (The Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps). We would love to see your creations.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you were inspired in some way by my creation.  Have a blessed day!!!



Cathymac said...

Both cards are just so gorgeous, Chris! I always love the texture on your cards! That pearl folder embossed in gold on your second card is so rich it! Exquisite designs as always, my friend! Hugs!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Chris, these are both absolutely stunning! I agree with Cathy…always love the rich texture you add to your cards…very special touch! I love how you've used this cardinal ornament with the gold edging too…and of course, your wonderful bow!! And the other card is beautiful as well…love them both! Hugs, precious friend! You have far exceeded this week's challenge!

Patti J said...

Beautiful, as always! Goodness, that gold trim is gorgeous on that second card! What is that? Tried to find it in your supply lists....looks so pretty! Thanks for sharing :)

Amy Johnson said...

Such beautiful Christmas cards. I love cardinals.

Tammy said...

WOW gorgeous creations Chris!! Beautiful details and the cardinals are colored perfectly!
Hugs, Tammy

kathi17 said...

I love the way you colored your cardinals Chris. I always have a hard time coloring the female. I love the touch of yellow in yours, and the bow and embossing are beautiful.

I really love the second card too. Everything about it is gorgeous!

Sandra H said...

Aww fabulous cards Chris just love your image and the papers and layout is stunning x

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh, my favorite!! Love these birds, especially in a pair! They are so beautifully colored. and I LOVE the big bow! Gorgeous Chris!! As always!!

Nancy said...

These are both so beautiful. Love the birds and your coloring is super. An inspiration for all. Thank you for sharing.

DJ Rants said...

Wow, these are both so gorgeous, I can't pick which is my favorite!! Such artistry and elegance!! Hugs!!

Conniecrafter said...

such pretty colors on both, love your birds and the embossing is so pretty, love the lace accents behind the sentiment!

*Vicki* said...

Such gorgeous creations here Chris! Love your beautiful and elegant details! HUGS :)

Diana Nguyen said...

Both are just gorgeous! Always admired your use of different textures and the bow!

Kelley said...

Chris, both cards are so lovely!! Did you ever think to take some cards to sell at the craft show? Im sure they would be a hit!

Grace said...

Wow!!! Chris both cards are so gorgeous!!! I love how you colored the cardinals and the second card is just over the top elegant! I love the embossing and the textured gold really pops! I love the layout of that second card... the slightly tilted ornament is so eye catching!

Praying your craft show goes well!!!


Greta said...

I always love your work, Chris & these 2 cards are spectacular! Your coloring of the cardinals blows me away & the ornament card is stunning!


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