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Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Happy Hump Day to all!! I hope you are all having a fab week!! Today is both Flutter By Wednesday and Inky Impressions Challenge Day!

There is lots of fun to be had at both places since Danni turns 40 on Friday and is having a Birthday Bash all month!!!! Nicole, Inky Impressions Owner is also celebrating her birthday this month as well so all the challenges at Inky Impressions involve birthdays or something favorited by Nicole. Now I happen to think these two girls are just the coolest ever. After all they do share my birthday month too!!! Teehee!! I too will be putting up blog candy at some point this month to celebrate my Hatch day! I can't do it yet as I am still collecting. Trying to sweeten up the pot a bit for you. This is my first blog candy so it has to be good!

Anywho....both the Inky Impressions challenge and Flutter By Wednesday Challenge are asking participants to create a birthday card. For Inky Impressions you must include an Inky Impressions stamp and for Flutter By Wednesday it must include a fairy or butterfly on it. I combined the two challenges. I also challenged myself to not use any designer paper. I succeeded!!! That is hard for me. Here is my card for this week!

I used my favorite in color: Bermuda Bay! The Inky Impressions stamp I used is: Lili's Chicks but I left off the chicks and had her pointing at the sentiment instead. I used one of my Spellbinders pendants and some Fiskars punches for my background. The image is colored in with prisma color pencils and gamsol. What do you think? The butterfly is a butterfly sizzix die available at SU. I love this die!

For more inspiration for the Inky Impressions Challenge, please visit my extremely talented and awe inspiring Inky dt sisters:


If you create a birthday card using an Inky Impressions stamp, please leave a direct like here.

For more inspiration for the Flutter By Wednesday Challenge please visit my super sweet and very talented dt sisters:
Should you create a card for this challenge, please leave a direct link on Danni's blog here. If you should upload your creation to PCP or SC, please use the keyword, FBW.

You will definitely want to participate in Danni's challenges this month since it gives you a chance to win some blog candy she if offering each and every week. Now is that generous or what.

In order to win her candy, you must create a card for this challenge and you must also answer this question in her comments under the blog post.

  • What is Danni's favorite indulgance? You can find this answer somewhere in her blog posts for the last 2 weeks.
You have until next Tuesday night, Sept. 8th at midnight (Mountain time zone) to enter. Danni will announce the winner next Wednesday, Sept. 9th.
Now I bet you want to know what you could win~ right?'s a photo~

And a detailed list. She chose things from Susana's store that are some of my favorite products and Susana donated a few too!!

So what are you waiting for?? Go create a birthday card with a butterfly or a fairy on it and get entered to win some fun stuff!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope this post inspires you to create and maybe even create for one of these two challenges!

Thanks for all you wonderful comments. It really makes my day to read them!

Tomorrow I will be back for the divine diva challenge and for a challenge sponsored by Our Daily Bread Designs (There are prizes involved so you don't want to miss it!)

Scroll down to the next post to read about a new challenge starting up!!!


Unknown said...

So super cute! Love the color choices!

Nicola said...

Wowee what a gorgeous creation to kick start the celebrations on both II and FBW. Ooh I love this colour combo and your punchwork is awesome Chris and that image is to die for along with your amazing colouring.
Nicola -x-

Anonymous said...

Now this is just just ADORABLE Chris!! I think I should play along for Danni's B-Day!! The image you've used it colored beautifully!! :) HUGS

dolcreations said...

Your punch work is just amazing.I love that Bermuda colour with the white! Love the image!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris,i love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Denise Marzec said...

Totally gorgeous, Chris!

Cheryl said...

GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful in every way and love Lili pointing at the sentiment.....a fabulous idea!!
Hugs xx

Stef H said...

what? no dsp???? and it's STILL this gorgeous? you're holding back here Chris!! i knew you could do it! LOL

beautiful, beautiful card (as always). ok. so i'm prejudiced!


Harriet Skelly said...

OMG this is gorgeous Chris! I love that image and the colors! Hugs, Harriet

Tina said...

Gorgeous as always lady!

Lelia Pierce said...

Woah, baby! Some day I'm going to give stitching on my cards a try. Maybe they'll even look half as good as yours do! Wonderful job, Chris!!!

Lelia said...

Wow,this is gorgeous.I love the punchwork and the butterfly is lovely.Colours are beautiful as well.Thanks you for the comment you left on my blog.xx

maxine said...

wow a fantastic card, lovely lo and fab colours

Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Love the way you've coloured in Lili. Hugs Michele x

Nancy said...

Isn't it great when you can kill two birds with one stone, so to speak? I love your adorable card...she's a cutie!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh wow Chris this is gorgeous!!

Annette Bowes said...

How adorable is she, lovely card, take careX:)

Kerri said...

This is soooo CUTE!!! Love the colors and coloring!

Dawn B. said...

This is so cute Chris. I love the new color you used. I didn't like this color until now. Love the sweet image. Great job..

Ann Kranitz said...

Chris, you are like the Queen of combined Challenges. I am so in awe how you do that all the time!!!! Love this card today and way to go not using DP!!!

Risa said...

What a beautiful card!!! The detailing and butterfly are so pretty Chris! Your image is adorable also!

Grace said...

This is just so cute Chris!!! I think this image is adorable and love the way you colored her! Love the nestie matting... and that die cut butterfly is really pretty!

Christine said...

Your card is so cute! So many elements on it. Now I have to go check out Inky Impressions too!


Unknown said...

this is just way too cute!

cabio's craft corner said...

Totally gorgeous Chris :O)

Silli said...

Oh Chris, your card is fab. I love the cute image and the colors... Great work. Hugs and happy day. Silke

Michelle said...

Sorry I'm late in posting - trying to get things ready for next week (first day of school) has been a little hetic! Thank you for your comments. I'll definitely be using you as a resource!!

Your flutter by card is adorable! Love all the details! You create the most beautiful cards - I'm always in awe of everything you've done to them! Awesome job with the challenge this week!!

Danni said...

Love the crisp white against the blue...gorgeous!! Wonderful, wonderful job!! Hugs!

Deb Neerman said...

Love, love, love this, Chris!! The details are just amazing ... every time I look, I see something new! Just wonderful, Kiddo!!!

Cassie said...

beautiful as always!!

Kathy Jones said...

It's your birthday this month???? You HAVE to email me and tell me when!!!!! :) I'll have a look at this week's flutterby challenge and see if I can join in. I don't own Inky Impressions - actually I don't even know if you can buy them here??? As always your creations are incredbile - love all the punch work, die cuts and embossing. Beautiful colouring too!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris - I love red and teal together and the white just really makes it striking! Nicole is going to really like this birthday card! so pretty!
Pam Going Postal

Kristen said...

WOW...Gorgeous. Fabulous Layout and your colors are marvelous!


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