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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Happy Hump Day Everyone!! I hope you are all having a great week!! Unfortunately the weather has been very dreary and raining and both my girls are sick. Now that is depressing!!! They must have caught some sort of flu in Virginia....
Anywho...Today is Wednesday and time for another Inky Impressions Challenge...

Since it is May, many of us are thinking FLOWERS. Rather than challenge you to just using flowers, the Inky Impressions team is challenging you to choose two from our recipe of sorts using the letters in flowers. For example:
Choose two letters from:
F: flowers or faux (faux stitching, faux suede, faux leather...)
L: Lace or lacing
O: circles or circle embellishments (brads, pearls, etc)W: Water coloring, Wax Paper Resist
E: embossing or easel
R: Ripping, Distressing, tearing or ribbon
S: stitching (real or Faux) or sparkle
Please let us know the letters and items you chose.

This weeks challenge will be going on for TWO WEEKS so you have plenty of time to come and join the fun. No need to use Inky Images but if you have them we would love to see you use them!!!! To be eligible to get Inked by the Inkettes you must have all creations uploaded to Mr. Linky by May 31st by Midnight Eastern Time. We can't wait to see your creations!!!

Here is my take on the challenge:

I used one of my favorite Inky images Nikki's birdie. the layout follows the Truly Scrumptious sketch for this week. The items I used for the Inky Impressions challenge include: F-flowers, O-circles and circle embellishments, W-Water color, E-easel and dry embossing, R-ripping and ribbon, S-Stitching and Sparkle.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Inky Impressions- Nickie's Birdie
Paper: SEI dp and Basic Grey Wisteria
Embellishments and tools: Prima Teal Fairytale rose, Classic Butterfly Punch, Fancy Tags Spellbinders, pearls, round spacer, silver baubles

Truly Scrumptious sketch
Sentimental Sundays-New Beginnings (retirement-beginning a new venture in life)
By the Cute and Girly: Celebrations
Papertake Weekly: Say it with flowers
Cute Card Thursday: Someone special (this is a retirement card for a friend)
For Fun Challenge~use a "real" stamp.

Flutter by Wednesday- butterflies

ABC Challenge - Unused stash (ribbon)
La-La Land Crafts - Anything goes
Your Next Stamp - Cut it out and pop it up
Crazy Challenge -Something new- new fold-I have never made a circle easel before
Simple Saturdays - Use Scallops
Crafty Ann's - anything goe
Stamp Something - celebrate (retirement)
Crafty Catz - Petals and Pearls
Creative Inspirations - Punches or Die Cuts
Practical Scrappers: Patterned Paper
Spoon Full of Sugar: Cute and girly

Creative Belli-Hole punch (for tag)

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Crystal, Beth, Angela, Cheryl, Domi, Jackie, Kim D, Kim Y, Pam

Thanks for stopping by today and for your sweet comments!!



Tracey said...

WOW!! Absolutely gorgeous Chris!! xx

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cheryl said...

wow chris once again one stunning creation super colours and iamge on this hun,thanks for playing along too at creative inspirations hugs cheryl xxxx

dolcreations said...

What a great idea for an easel card! I just love this! Your cards are the best Chris!

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, love the shape and the stitching. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Anesha

Beryl said...

A gorgeous card with a great design.

Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
Beryl xx

Crystal said...

OOOOWEEEE Chris I LOVE the circle easel design!!! Nikki looks adorable.....and these colors are sooooooo pretty!!!! You totally ROCKED these letters girl, thanks for coming up with such a fun challenge this week!!! Hugs!

Angelwood said...

Chris, this card is just so charming! I love the shape of this easel card (another one for me to put on my list of "things to do"). Love the alternating colored pearls and I love how your sewing just frames all your beautiful cards. Another winner!! hugs, Angela

Karen said...

Your card is just beautiful!! Thanks for playing along at Practical Scrappers this week and good luck!


Helen Dooley said...

Chris this is an awesome challenge. I love the card you made for the challenge at For Fun. I love all your entries. They were beautiful.

Patti J said...

OMG, Chris - this is SO beautiful! I always know that when I check out your blog in the morning, I will come away smiling! Hugs, dear friend!

Cassie said...

This is just darling! I love the circle base and your soft colors, Chris. It's a beautiful card ;D

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Chris.
I just love the shape of your easel card....fabulous!!

Karen x

Nancy said...

Chris, I just love the shape of your easel card!! Wonderful!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week!

Becky said...

wow..This is just stunning, love the dp and your stitching is always so perfect.

Ann Whitfield said...

Absolutely beautiful Chris - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Holly Young said...

What an awesome card Chris! I love the colors of it and the shape as well, but your extra touches just always blow it out of the water! Very nice job!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Chris, what a sweet retirement card, What a fun circular shape! Very beautiful card lately! xox ~Jeni

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

really beautiful card hun!

Thanks for joining us over at 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!!
hugs shell xx

Unknown said...

Super sweet card Chris. Love those colors

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Chris!! Wow, this is just beautiful. What a pretty image. Love all your embellishments, very, very pretty!

Christine Riley said...

She is gorgeous! I love this image and I love how you designed the card. Gorgeous!
Hugs, Christine

Random Acts of Krafting said...

The sweetest card I have seen today.


Deb said...

such a sweet and pretty card Chris, love the shape and design. The bird paper and image are so perfect together! hope your girls are better soon! hugs Debx

Sara Zenger said...

Your card is wonderful!!! You have put so many lovely details on it!

Thanks for joining us at Practical Scappers this week!


kris said...

Gorgeous creation!! i don't think i have to say much more!! =D awesome and full of detail!!!

Carol L said...

This is just divine! I love the image, colors and beautiful detailed work! I love the new look of your blog too!!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

carol said...

oh wow adorable, thankyou for sharing your card with us at craftycatz, x carol

Danni said...

Hope your girls get to feeling better soon!!
Love this card, so fun to see an easel card with the circles! So pretty! Thanks for continuing to play along with my flutter by challenge!

Maria Matter said...

oh I'm so sorry about the girls, hope all is better soon!!!

Beautiful card Chris! I love the whole circular easel concept, such a great look!
take care

stampinfrog said...

I love this circle easel card Chris! It is gorgeous!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wowzer Chris this is stunning what a wonderfully designed easel card and so many challenges this would also be perfect for our challenge at Sew Many Challenges this week.

Lorraine x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Chris. Such a cute image and gorgeous colours.

Unknown said...

OMG, I totally change my mind, THIS is my all time fave of yours! I love this round easel card, such a clever little crafter:-)
The image and little blue rose is scrummy! THanks again for linking up to Practical Scrappers again this week! YOu rock, sistah!
Kim xXx

Joy said...

what a great job on the challenge. this card is spectacular! this seems like a fun way to incorporate so many different things to a card. love it! you made it so pretty and you rock by using all those letters in "flower" in your card. hope you have a wonderful hump day!

Holly Moore said...

Your cards are always such a treat to behold!

Grace said...

Oh my goodness... too cute! I just saw one of these round easel cards last night... made a mental note of it and here it is! I love your sweet image and how perfectly you laid out this circle layout! Just perfection!

Marlene said...

Wow - that is one beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Lovely easel card Chris! the soft colors with white...Nikki's birdie is just adorable in these this color combination! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Andrea said...

Wow this is another gorgeous card! You're amazing!
Thanks again for playing along with me :)

Jodi said...

Beautiful card Chris!! I love your sweet image and pretty colors!!
Jodi =)

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh Chris I love how this easel card is not your typical square, it really accentuates the emotions of this image! Beth

Unknown said...

So beautiful, Chris! Great round shape easel card!

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous Chris, love the shape of your easel card, such gorgeous dsp and embellishments, take careX:)

Randi said...

This is so gorgeous Chris!! What an amazing easel card! I love the circle shape and all of the amazing details!! Cute!!

Kathy Jones said...

WOW Girl - this is wonderful!!! Your sewing is ALWAYS sooooo perfect, wonderful colouring and detailing!!! I hope your girls feel better soon! :( We're all sick too. :(

joy said...

Wonderful card! Love your use of the circle! Fantastic!

Debby said...

Stunning! My brain never thinks to go dimensional. Everything is flat. I absolutely Love this!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the wonderful details. Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays challenge. We hope you will join us again.

Annika said...

What a fabulous easel card, so pretty and amazing colouring!
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

Harriet Skelly said...

OMG Chris - this circle easel card is amazing! I love everything about it!!

Michele Roos said...

Beautiful card Chris. Love the colours you've used and the image also. Thanks for joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x

Nana said...

So, so prety! Beaustiful work!
Thank you for playing along with us at "Crazy challenge"!
hugs Nana

jaine drake said...

Oooh this is lovely. Good luck at creative inspirations.


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