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Thursday, January 21, 2010
Happy Thursday Everyone!! I hope you are all having a great week. Thanks for all your emails and well wishes the last few days. You are all so sweet and I truly appreciate your thinking or praying for me. I am doing o.k. and I seem to be improving. Unfortunately I have chronic digestive issues and it is something I have to deal with. Sometimes are just worse than others. I am not at all complaining...I am so thankful for the health I do many have much worse. God is good...

Well today is Divine Diva Challenge day and Lori sent us this photo....I was inspired by the roses and colors in the teacups and saucers and created this set:

I plan on sending this set to a friend for her Birthday. The little box is going to have stamping goodies in it.

The easel card is created using the Noah's Ark and Happy Birthday Stamp sets from Our Daily Bread Designs. The paper is from SU Bella Rose. I love this paper and I just thought it matched perfectly with today's challenge! I used the Mojo Sketch for this week for the layout but added the corners and the pearls for some added interest.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs: Noah's Ark, Happy Birthday
Paper: Bazill Bitter Chocolate, SU Bella Rose
Accessories: ZVA Creative flourish Pearls, ZVA Creative flower pearls, MS Pearls, May Arts Satin Ribbon, Vintage corner dies, sewing machine, Oval Nestabilities

The template for the treat box is from these awesome new templates that the fabulous Leigh Ann Baird~Stamping with Annie B~ started creating. They are so fun to create with!!! I used Leigh Ann's template Bag It Up! On Monday I posted another one of these boxes using this same template but it had handles. The template can be used with or without handles. The stamps used for this box is the SU A Rose is a Rose.Little Box Recipe:
Template: Bag it Up template from Leigh Ann Baird
Stamps: SU A Rose is a rose
Paper: Bitter Chocolate Paper from Bazill, Riding Hood Red, Neenah White
Accessories: Victoria Cuttlebug folder, May Arts Satin Pink Ribbon, MS Pearls, sewing machine

Other Challenges:
One stop craft challenge - fancy edges or corners
A spoon full of sugar wants to see lots of layering, oh yesssss, I can do that!
Bah Humbug Challenge: Are looking for you to use New or Nearly New Stash. (woohoo I have new ribbon!!)
Charisma - anything new
Die Cuts R Us Challenge #21 - Leftovers: boohoo this paper is some very little leftovers as I am coming near to the end of this retired stash from SU

Mojo Monday: sketch
Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBDC110): brown (my cs is brown not black like it looks like in the photo) and punches or dies. This challenge ends on Saturday so quick join the fun

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:


Hope you are inspired to come and play along. Just leave a comment here with a link to your card. We can't wait to see what you create! The keyword for uploading on SCS will be DDIC20. Have fun!!

Oh...I wanted to also share with you that on Saturday Our Daily Bread Designs is introducing their new challenge team with a hop/scavenger hunt. I hope you can visit for some real fun here.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!! You are all so appreciated!!


Andrea said...

what a beautiful card and bow this is
love the colours
hugs andrea

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! THis is just as precious as can Chris!! What a gorgeous card with your stitching details and yummy papers!! The matching box is so adorable!! What a lucky friend!! :) HUGS

Chris said...

Gorgeous details and presentation, Chris. Your work always leaves me sighing! (in a good way!) :)

gina g said...

Wow these are gorgeous projects i love the borders and the yummy big bow. Thanks for joining the OSCC challenge this week. luv gina xx

Tina said...

Amazing as always!

Stef H said...

GORGEOUS! absolutely gorgeous!

sure hope you're feeling better!

hugs :)

Dawn B. said...

What a beautiful set Chris. I love the colors and your boxes are a terrific way to give a gift. So thoughtful of you..Great job.

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness Chris, what a STUNNING set! Your creations always amaze me : )

My fave DP's, love the pearl/flower too! What a neat lil box...your friend is going to love it!

Sarah said...

Wow they are stunning, you have a fantastic eye for colour and detailing xxx

strawberry fields said...

these are so beautiful!
fiona x

dolcreations said...

Chris how do you do it..not feeling the greatest and still you do these amazing cards and projects! wow! This is just so pretty I tell ya! I hope you are going to feel much better very soon,

Sabrina Jackson said...

OMGoodness, Chris, this is such a sweet gift set!!! I love the DP with the roses and those pearl flowers....GORGEOUS!!!! Your friend is truly blessed to have you as a friend. Fantastic work!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Becky said...

This is gorgeous, both the card and box. My birthday is coming up too. :)

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

These are stunning, Chris! Love all the details and the stitching. What a way to use leftovers! Great job on the Mojo sketch.


Jessica Diedrich said...

Beautiful work-the stitching and DP is the perfect touch!!!

Grace said...

"SQUEAL"... oh Chris... what a gorgeous set!!! Your easel cards are so inspiring... I'm going to try one for sure!!! Your papers are among my favorite SU! dps!!! Love all the stitching and added details! The treat box is amazing! What fun!!! As someone noted earlier.... your friend is lucky to have you as a friend!!! Blessed might be a more to the point word!!! You are a wonderful friend!!! Hope you are feeling better!!! Hugs!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Chris, this is fantastic! You are so awesome!

Kerri said...

Oh how BEAUTIFUL!!! This is another gorgeous gift set, Chris! All of the stiching and the pearls~fabulous!!!

Lori Rider said...

So beautiful - I'm sure your friend is going to love this set! I've always loved those papers and images and they are just wonderful for this challenge. Your big, gorgeous bows are amazing and the stitching and pearls make it an even more fabulous card!

Cara said...

Great cards! Nice use of your leftovers. Feel better!!

stampinfrog said...

Chris your friend is going to LOVE this set!Fabulous papers,pearls and stitching on the card!
Thanks for your congrats on winning on Danni's blog!I am so excited!!!I am so happy you are feeling a little bit better. I will keep you in my prayers for a speedy recovery!

Rachel said...

MYGoodness Chris this is just absolutely lovely!! everything about this is Gorgeous!!! thanks so much for the heads up on the spotlight challenge. i can't believe i missed that one.
Big hugs,
Rachel :0)

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is beautiful, Chris! Love the pearls and ribbon and stitching and of course, the sentiment. Your colors are just wonderful and so is the layout. I hope you feel better!

Unknown said...

Beautiful as always. It is always such a joy to stop by and see what you've created Chris. Happy Thursday to you

Suzi Mac said...

Wow Chris, this is so stunning I simply love every detail you have made a work of art. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week, do come and join us again soon.

Hugs Suzi x

HazelQ said...

Cute projects!! I like every detail :) nice papers too.

Shirley N said...

Your project is beautiful Chris! Love your design with the pearls and your ribbon is beautiful. I hope you get better soon, take care!

Annie said...

Chris love your project - but Bah! Humbug! is really a challenge for Christmas cards but hey these are beautiful so what the heck!
Maybe we'll see some of your gorgeous Christmas work in future challenges.

Ann xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Breathtakingly beautiful you have created such a wonderful project I love it.

Lorraine x

Danni said...

I hope you continue to feel better! Huge hugs!!! Gorgeous creations!!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This is gorgeous. I love the rich colours and the verse. One of my favourites.
Fiona x

Andrea said...

Both the card and box are gorgeous - love your bows - I don't think I'd have the courage to make such a large bow and put it on a card, but your look fantastic!
Love, Andrea xx

Doris P. said...

Wonderful card and box! And the teaparty with the bear ist so cute!

Cathy said...

Chris, I love this! So very pretty and love the papers. Very feminine and nice! I've missed you girl! Hugs, Cathy

Darlene said...

This is an amazing, beautiful set! What a lucky friend to receive such a wonderful handmade set such as this! BEAUTIFUL! I'm so glad you are starting to feel better ... please be careful not to have a relapse! HUGS!

Debby said...

Your art is so gorgeous. The box is positively breathtaking.

Debi said...

Chris they are both beautiful!

Crystal said...

AWWW What a beautiful set Chris!!! I LOVE the and your box is wonderful, you even stitched on the rock sweetie!!! Thanks for the great conversation today I needed some cheering up, what an off day...LOL!!! Big hugs!

Max said...

Stunning projects.


ChristineCreations said...

Beautifully done Chris. I'm just so taken by that pretty pearl flower! This is one of my favourite SU papers too.

Kelley said...

These are beautiful! What a wonderful gift!

Lisa Foster said...

Oh Chris..these are just Beautiful, like always!

Jodie from Oz said...

Chris, Wow, love these gorgeous projects. Such a wonderful gift. Hope you are feeling better soon. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Stamp and Smile said...

Just darling! I am amazed by all your stitching, FAB color combo's, details and that pearl flower... WOW!! You have blown me away Chris... SMILES! :)

Donna said...

Wow...this is just gorgeous, Chris!

Shawne said...

this is one of my favorites, I love that shade of green, especially with the red and the bow is gorgeous!

cheryl said...

OMG hun this is stunning love that image and your colurs wow do they stand out such wonderful detail hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Itzuvit said...

Beautiful easel card!
Thanks for joining us at OSCC. Hugs Itzuvit xx

Lori said...

Fabulous gift set, Chris! The layers and colors are yummy. Thanks for the ODBD challenge, due tomorrow, reminder, I'm so behind!

LORi said...

Woo hoo...just gorgeous!!
TFS with DCRU!!! Be sure to hop over an bless us with your talent using our sketch this week!! I'd LOVE to see what you do with it!!

DCRU Hugs - LORi

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is drop dead gorgeous! What a beautiful card and gift box. Your work is amazing.

Chanda said...

This is stunning! Absolutely gorgeous! TYFS!

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