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Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Happy Tuesday Everyone!! I am now back from my camping trip...I am dragging a bit trying to get things put away, cleaning, and homeschooling the girls..but I did manage to make an easel card early this a.m. for this week's Inky Impressions challenge.  As many of you may know, I was an Inky Impressions Inkette for quite a while and this summer they took a break.  While I am not on the team any longer, I wanted to welcome Nicole, Inky's Mama, back to the stamping world with a card for her challenge in her honor.  Welcome back Nicole!  I hope you have a successful and fun season with all the talented girls on the team. Nicole at Inky Impressions will be coming out with a new fall release soon.  I am sure they will be darling!!

For my card I used one my fave image from Inky Impressions Nickie's birdie that was released last year. I love this summery image and thought it would make a fun birthday card for my niece this month.

I added lots of sparkle, stitching, and and details to my creation. Nickie is colored with copics and prisma color pencils and gamsol. The background is inked and chalked.

Inky Impressions: Easel card
Creative Cottage - Celebrations
Bee Crafty - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Something Cute
Stamp Insanity - Birthday
Flourishes - Birthday
Paper Play - In Stitches
Penny Paper Crafty - Birthday
Whoosie Daisy September challenge: lots of flowers
One stitch at a time:butterflies (on dress), blooms and bling
Wednesday challenge: lace
Stamp Something~Something cute
CES (Crafty Emmas) - Floral Frenzy
ABC Challenge~ S for Scallops (scalloped lace and stitching)
Fab n Funky~ Living in a Material World (silk and lace)
Pile it on~ Add those layers
Simon Says Stamp and Show~ layers
Stamps R Us~ Card for a child's birthday
Creative Cottage- Celebrations.
Speedy the Cat's Friends (Marks Finest Paper)- 5 of something (5 Layers
Papertake weekly~ Just the one (one big flower, one ribbon, one metal spacer)
Oh,Alice!- Sparkle and shine.
Paper Sundaes #34 - mixed medium (chalked my background and colored my image with prisma color pencils and copics)
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 35, Inspired by a Song Free as a Bird- By the Beetles
Creative Belli ~ old stamps ( the greeting Birthday wishes  is from SU an very old and the Nickie stamp is an older stamp from Inky)
Raise the bar~ make a card or project which goes with your card (Twinkles Glow with Stamps) I added lots of sparkle for the "Twinkles"
Fairy Fun Friday- Pearls and lace
Pocket Full of Posies~ Floral Fantasy
Crafts and Me~ Gems and sparkle
Simon Says~Pearls and lace
Ooh La La- Stripes
Incy Wincy - celebrate
Lexi's Creations~ flower power

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Whimsy Hop!!  I hope you were inspired.  The random winner from Inklinkz to win the GRAND PRIZE~ 5 digital images of your choice and the opportunity to use those new digital images as a guest designer for the whole month of September is

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Timestamp: 2010-09-07 11:39:23 UTC
Congrats!! Please contact Debbie to claim your prize.

Thanks for stopping by today and for your sweet comments!!  I am so excited to have internet access and the ability to surf your blogs. Woo hoo!!  Missed you all!!



Kayla Marie ~ said...

This is stunning :) Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

chris said...

I just adore the layout of this card, its so striking.
hugs chris xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, wow gorgeous card, love that image and your flower is fabulous. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Patty Sue 2 said...

This is a beautiful card, love evry detail.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Lovely card! Love all the layers, the stitching, and that beautiful flower. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

Marley said...

Beautiful card! I love the design papers you have used and the image is adorable!! xMarley

Joanne Travis said...

There are so many beautiful details on here and I love them all! Gorgeous work, as always!

Becky said...

Awesome!! This is just beautiful and fabulous details..

Love crafts forever said...

Fantastic card. Thanks for playing atOSAAT and WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs, Nataliya.

Margreet said...

gorgeous card......thanks for playing with FFF and OSAAT!
xxx Margreet

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh my Lord now that is a challenged card!!! What a beauty it is Chris and I thrilled Inky Impressions is back in action! Beth

Tina said...

Gorgeous! As always, so full of detail.

stephanne said...

This is stunning Chris, the pink and choccie combo is positively delicious and I love the sewing and how you brought that flower and pearl embellie back down to earth with button leaves, very nice!!!

Now now now, what have we here? I just caused the neighborhood dogs to start barking, as they could here me squeal, "Yaaaaaaaaaay" like a piglet!!! What a wonderful prize in the first place and I am far beyond THRILLED to win it, thank you Chris and Whimsy Stamps for this wonderful prize!!!

hugs, stephanne

Holly Young said...

Chris, what a wonderfully cute card! Love it!

Liz said...

Wow Such a beautiful project Thanks for joining our theme at OSAAT Please pop back Saturday for our new Sneak Peak Game

Its fun with prizes too
Liz x

Jackie said...

Gorgeous , love the layout and all the matting and layering... and wow..., how many challenges? ! ... fabby... thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says challenge this week x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This card is beautifully done. Another stunning creation in gorgeous colours and with a fantastic image.
I don't think I have ever seen a card entered in to so many challenges. Well done.
Fiona x

Riet said...

Beautiful card Chris,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sarah said...

Your card is stunning! I love the pink and brown, one of my fave color combos! Wonderful easel card. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time, hope to see you back next week.

Danni said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card!!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Chris!! This card is so gorgeous!! Love that image and your pretty colors!! :) Hope you stay sane in everything girl!! HUGS

Lynn McAuley said...

What a beautiful easel card!! I love all the exquisite embellishments!!

Thanks for sharing this sensational design with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's challenge!

Annette Bowes said...

Stunning Easel Card Chris, Nickie is adorable, love all your gorgeous layers and such beautiful detail as always, take careX:)

Unknown said...

OMGosh! Chris, this is gorgeous! I love your color combinations - where do you find such pretty papers!? This is one of my favorite images too! You are awesome girlfriend!! big hugs, Angela

CarlaKH said...

Beautiful card! Love he soft colors and the image is darling. Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar!

kaylou said...

beautiful,love the layering and those pearls ,thanks for playing along at CES challenges.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

Fiona said...

wonderful easel card...and how fab is that colouring. I love how you have chalked the background behind Nickie...very pretty.

Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


Anne said...

Fabulous card, love the soft colours and all those gorgeous embellies
Thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage:)
Anne x

Cindy Haffner said...


Kerri said...

Such a gorgeous easel card, Chris!!! I love that sweet image, and your layout and embellies are beautiful!

Unknown said...

O wow another awesome card, I love your colour combo on this one. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT with another of your beautiful cards and good luck xx

gina g said...

Wow this is stunning fab image pretty papers and lovely detail. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge. luv gina xx

Nikki said...

Wow now that's a master list of challenges
Beautiful card Chris, perfectly stitched too
Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

Patti J said...

Holy smokes! That's a LOT of challenges! Aww, Chris, you know how I feel about your cards! What a beautiful tribute to Nicole - I'm sure she's so very pleased. Wonderful choice of DP's, and your coloring, pearls, flowers, etc., are fabulous!

Julie Koerber said...

Wow.. you sure know how to combine a challenge or two... or twenty! Beauty of a card you made!!! Love the feminine flair! Thanks for playing along with us gals over at Flourishes!

Nicole (Inky's Mama) said...

Aww.... Thank You Chris! :) That was so nice of you to make a card in my honor! You are just the sweetest gal EVER!

As always...... Your card is STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL! All of your layers, the pretty pearls and that beautiful stitching really makes for an AMAZING creation! Your work just completely blows me out of the water girl!

I also want to Thank You for all you do & have done for Inky Impressions. I am honored to have you create with INKY stamps.


Nicole :)

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh gosh, Chris!! This card is stunning!!! I love the papers you used and the gorgeous layout and design. Such special details like the pearl bracelet and all your stitching! And she is absolutely beautiful! You put so much love into your cards, and it sure shows! You are a true inspiration!
hugs! Sharon

Jayne said...

Very pretty card all the layering. Thanks for joing us at OSAAT.

Cor* said...

this is fabulous Chris! Such a nice tribute. Great layout on the top easle! Perfect pearls and lace of course I would expect nothing less from you! Wonderful Creation. Thanks for joining the fairies in the meadow this fortnight at FFF!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, girl...that's a lotta challenges for one gorgeous card!!!! Every little detail is total perfection, especially your coloring on that adorable image and all you perfect sewing!!!

Stacy Morgan said...

This is just adorable. And holy moly that is a lot of challenges! Whohoo.... You go!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent layering - beautiful easel card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Julye said...

Love the card Chris and how nice of you to welcome back your friends with something so cute. How many challenges? wow good luck with all those, bet they took some time linking probably longer than making the card. Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Tracy said...

gorgeous card Chris, the colours and image are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

Cheryl said...

GORGEOUS......beautiful colours and detailed to perfection!!!
Hugs xx

Sue said...

Stunning and love all the details esp the background, fab!.
Thanks for playing FFF
Sue x

Wendi said...

What a beautiful card I love the colour combo and the image is lovely and those embellishments are perfect
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Melodie said...

What a wonderful card with so beautiful colours.
Also all the other embellishments are so great.

Choccy said...

I love the colours and Layout of your card.

Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT this week, Good Luck.

Choccy x

Crystal said...

Good Morning Sweet Lady!!! look at you GF, this is simply BEAUTIFUL!!! Nickie is sooo super sweet and the way you created that scene behind her with embossing is fabulous!!!!Your easel design is gorgeous, lovely papers, look at those pearls and all the stitching and gorgeous details..A true work of art!!!

AWWW I can't even tell you how much I am gonna miss you at Inky sigh...I am sooo thrilled you made this creation to celebrate the kick of the new release and to get this challenge out more!!! Look at all those challenges you played...Holy smokes you are the QUEEN!!!!! You are sooo amazing and talented not to mention one of the SWEETEST people ever!! I am truly blessed to have a friend like you!!!!

Your da best gf!!! Big Huge Hugs!!!!!!

Deirdre said...

Aaaah, adorable. Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

redwasher1 said...

WOW! Beautiful!!!!!!!!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Beth said...

WOWza, Chris! This is just gorgeous! You're amazing! Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing more of your awesomeness with us at StampInsanity! :)

Dan said...

I love the button accents on this card! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week- Thank you!

chrissy xx said...

This is Gorgeous! LOve the colours. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week.

Karen Wilson said...

Another GORGEOUS creation. This is so pretty!

Rleen said...

WOW! Cris another gorgeous card! I love it! Thank you for playing with us at the Whoopsi Diasy challenge this month. Hope to see you again next month.
Hugs, Rleen

Julie said...

Fabby card, Chris - your papers are so lovely and the flowers stunning! Thanks for joining in our challenge at CES this week! Juliexx

Jodi said...

Beautiful card Chris! I love the colors, stitching and pretty scene you created!
Jodi =)

Courtney said...

This is gorgeous Chris! Your coloring is beautiful...And pink and brown is on of my FAV color combos! Thanks for playing along with our Birthday Challenge at Penny's. Good Luck!


~*Joni said...

Chris this card is amazing! I love the balance of all the embellishments, the layers are so pretty together and flow nicely with this adorable image. I love the colors! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Raise The Bar and Bee Crafty!
~*Joni RTB & Bee Crafty DT

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Amazing card Chris. I love all the layers and that gorgeous flower framed by those buttons. So many beautiful details.


PS - Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes :)

Scrappy said...

Great card! Your layout and embellies are just perfect! Love the colors you picked too! Thanks so much for joining us at Pile it On and OSAAT! Hope to see you next challenge!

Annika said...

So lovely! The combination of pink and brown is a sure hit and I love how you embossed the image background!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us this week over at Stamp Something.

Hugs Jo xxx

email: said...

Pretty image! I like the buttons and flowers too :)

Thanks so much for entering Simon Says Stamp & Show!!


Amanda said...

Fabulous card, great colour scheme and brilliant layout!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Crafty Creations by AJ

made by fifi said...

gorgeous card - love the colour - thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge x

Berry said...

This is adorable! Thanks for playing along with my celebrations challenge at the creative cottage challenge blog this time hugs Rebekah xx

Unknown said...

Way to work the challenges girl! This card is gorgeous!

Thanks for joining Fairy Fun Fridays!


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a lovely combination of DP patterns all in pinks and browns - looks wonderful with all those layers. Such a cute image and wonderful embellishments as always! And, wow, I think that's the longest list of challenges I have every seen - good luck! So glad you were able to join in the fun with us this week at Fairy Fun Friday!

Lesley said...

Lovely card! Cute image and fab colours! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Joanne (jojot) said...

precious and so feminine....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week

Danderella said...

Just beautiful. Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes.


Scrapacat said...

Beautifully stunning card! There are so many well-made, intricate details on here that I could just look at it forever. Thanks so much for playing the Oh Alice! Challenge this week!

Peggy said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for joining us at Oh,Alice this week!

Autumn said...

This is gorgeous! Love all those layers of pretty DP's! Your layout is fab! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's!

Beccy said...

What a beautiful card Thanks for sharing with the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge.

Beccy x

Vixykins said...

This is adorable and what beautiful colours :)

Thank You for playing Crafts & Me challenge x

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Another GORGEOUS creation Chris! LOVE the colors and papers you chose and AMAZING work on the image. Thanks for being part of our pile on the flowers challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY:)

Rleen said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! I love the stitching and the sweet image!
Thanks for playing at the the Whoopsi Daisy challenge this month. Hope to see your creation again in our next challenge.
Hugs, Rleen

Lilacanglia said...

beautiful card,
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsidaisy this month
GDT Whoopsidaisy


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