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Friday, June 5, 2009
Happy Friday Everyone!!! I am so glad it is Friday. It is very rainy and dreary here but atleast tomorrow is a lay low day. My girls are sick so no homeschooling today. This would have been my last day...oh well. Monday will be it! woo hoo! Then it is paperwork, paperwork and more paperwork for the district and ordering for next year. I should have started that earlier already but I just had a hard time focusing on this year yet and ordering for next. Oh well.... I procrastinated! for the fun stuff!!! I have two cards to share with you today. The first one is a card I made for Wednesday's SC231 challenge posted by Dawn and the Creative Inspirations challenge to have something hidden. Under the butterfly, it opens to a sentiment. The fastener acts as a hinge. The sketch at SC is perfect for those large stamps that take almost a whole card up so I used my Penny Black Lily Pond stamp. I used prismacolor pencils and gamsol to color it along with my copics. I wish I could color the whole thing with copics but I don't have a big enough supply yet. It is not enough of a variety for shading. The dp behind the image is Afternoon Tea From Stampin Up last year and I still have a lot left over. I sponged the sky with soft sky. The ribbon is left over and I am not sure what company it is from. the Butterfly is from another Penny Black stamp called Water Lily Skiing. I love these Penny Black stamps. Aren't they just too cute?!

The second card I made for a friend who requested a Father's Day Card for her Father in Law with the fishing theme. The Our Daily Bread Designs Fisher's of Men set was perfect for this. I used the OCCC sketch for this week. The dp is from the SU Chocolate Chip DP. The image was colored with my stampin up markers, refills and watercolor paper. I just received the Pacific Point ribbon (before it retired). I think it brightens it up a bit.

Card 1 Recipe:
Stamps: Penny Black Lily Pond, Penny Black Water Lily skiing
Paper: Afternoon Tea, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Sewing Machine, brad, ribbon (unknown-scrap), square nestabilities, watercolor markers, watercolor paper, Textile embossing folder
Card 2 Recipe:
Paper: Chocolate Chip DP, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip CS, Watercolor paper
Accessories: Pacific point ribbon, jumbo eyelets, sewing machine, oval punches craft hemp, Making Memories large decorative brad, distressor, sponge
Thanks for stopping by today! I so appreciate you all!! Have a great weekend!!


Patti J said...

Chris - These are great! The first card is so cute - it made me smile from ear to ear! The second one makes you my hero! I'm so scared of 'manly' cards! You did a wonderful job! Can't wait to see what you do next!

Cindy Haffner said...

Super job on both cards, hugs Cindy xxoo

Spyder said...

I love that Penny Black Card, Its just so pretty, I love the ribbon and the idea of hiding the message and your colouring is just perfect!!

have a lovely week end


Nicola said...

Awe Chris your creations are always a delight to the eye. Two very beautiful cards but the first one wins for me. I love your Penny Black Lily Pond, never seen this one before and I adore all your very beautiful layers. Your hinged greeting is a perfect finishing touch. Wowza you are one awesome crafter sweetie.
Nicola -x-

Risa said...

Hey there Chris,
Both of your cards are beautiful! Your PB card makes me smile. I love the PB image, it is very cute as are your DP and lovely layout!

Carolyn said...

I love how you change up the sketch on each of those cards. The are both equally as fabulous as each other.


Danni said...

I just {heart} that first one! So very pretty! Love it!
Second one is very nice too but that first one is just soooo pretty!

coldwaters2 said...

Gosh Chris love these cards the first one is awesome the colours and that hinged butterfly is fabby also love the number two card just perfect creations.

Lorraine x

Crystal said...

I love the hinge idea on that pretty first card ! And love the big brads and ribbons on the second . What great sketches !

Lovely Linda said...

Chris, both these cards are fabulous - but that little hedgie is DIVINE!!! You always had those extra touches that take your card to another level - just lovely!!! Thanks you for being a constant source of inspiration! I hope you girls get better real soon - we will pray for them!! God bless you!

Stef H said...

I just love how you add all sorts of goodies and surprises to your cards! These are awesome!


Danielle said...

Beautiful cards Chris - I really love the hedgehog!! The sentiment is so cute - nicely done! Hope your girls are feeling better soon!
Hugs, Danielle

Ann Kranitz said...

You are just so clever with that little secret sentiment!!! That is a wonderful idea. I just may have to CASE that!! Have a great relaxing weekend.

Grace said...

Oh Chris... thud! Wow! Your cards are fantastic!!! I LOVE Penny Black and that image is just the cutest! I love how you did the sentiment! Your ODBD fishers of men set is just sooo pretty! Your colors are so vivid! I wish I could find those nesties locally. I love them! Great job on both!!! Sorry your girls are sick again! Hope they feel well soon!

Stamp and Smile said...

Gorgeous!! You nailed both challenges and so surprise as you always inspire me!! :) Such fun colors, stitching, and a perfect Father's Day card... Enjoy your weekend!! Smiles... Michelle :)

Jamee said...

your cards are so nice!!!

Kathy Jones said...

Oh Chris!!! These are gorgeous!!! Loved the first one.....and then I saw the hidden sentiment and loved it more!!! The second and so strong and masculine and totally amazing!!! GORGEOUS!!!

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Chris love both of your card and the 1st one is soo cute and brillient idea. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations. Sue (GDT for June)

Cheryl said...

Both are just beautiful....the colours,papers and colouring are brilliant!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations.

Gina Lindsay said...

Two fantastic cards! I love the way you separated your image into the three panels on the top card.

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Chris,l love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Tina said...

OMGosh, gorgeous doesn't even begin to describe these cards.

Sheri M. said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I'd love to know what you do to keep the paper intact with the scallop machine stitching :)

Kristine said...

Ohhh, I'm in love with your hedgie card! It's sooo sweet and pretty, love that image! Cute idea for the swing out saying too :) And your second card is so rich and beautiful--my hubby would so love that one!! Great job! :) Have a great weekend! :)

Denise said...

Your cards are so stunning!! Love your layouts.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Chris, the more I look at your creations, the more speechless I become! You are amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

Chris!! Your cards are truly GORGEOUS!! I Just love the softness and your coloring!! The sketch looks perfect hun!! :)

Michelle said...

These are both so adorable! I especially love the hedgie card...I have a soft spot for hedgies...& I just love how you did the sentiment! Sorry your girls are sick....I'm not feeling too great myself....must be something in the air!! Hugs!

LINDA said...

These are all just wonderful.. Love them..
Hugs, Linda

Jacquel said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards as usual Chris and love how you did the sentiment on the first one...great job!

Bev said...

Oh wow! Two stunning creations Chris - such gorgeous colours and details! x

Maria Matter said...

What a wonderful hedgie image! A very pretty card! I like your little hinged piece, looks great embossed! I've seen these hinged all over blogland but have not yet made one!
Your fishers of men card is brilliant! Love that you used the ribbon and eyelets! It's one of my fav ODBD images!
Our homeschooling is officially finished. I'm still working on some paperwork and I need to order for next year. This is the first year I've waited so long to order! I really must get a little more organized and step away from my computer more often! Have a good last day tomorrow! Hope the kids feel better!!
Blessings, Maria

Rachael said...

Beautiful cards! Both coloured fabuously. I love the layout of your first card and the image works so well with it! thanks for joining us over at creative inspirations this week!! rach xxx

Kelley said...

Cool guy card!!


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