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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Happy Saturday everyone!!  Sorry I have been neglecting my blog...I am just so busy and unable to keep up with it all.  I needed to take a brief break to take care of the family and prepare for the holidays.  Just so much to do and so little time. Today I am driving 2 1/2 hours one way to meet up with my best friend.  We don't always have time to get together so this is a real treat.

I hope I will have time to comment on all your creations over the weekend. I do miss it. it is time for another Shining the light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.

This week's Challenge:
Well...Christmas is just around the corner now and we haven't done any inspiration challenges yet so here is a collage of photos to inspire you. We can't wait to see what you create!!

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize , a $ 15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday, December 16. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by December 16 at 8 p.m. EST.

The only rules are that you must link only new creations and if you do not use ODBD stamps, please do not submit more than one entry. 
If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC41. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge and a picture of the photo above which inspired you.

I was inspired by this photo's colors and flowers on the tree.

For my card I used the  Ornaments 
stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I embossed it in gold and colored it with copics.  This ornament fits perfectly inside the largest ornament die from Spellbinders.

The background is embossed with a Sizzix die (which was sent to me by my dear friend Crystal).  I placed a red rhinestone in each flower for some extra sparkle.  The ornament is bordered with gold glitter paper and is hung from a very small piece of ric rac (last of my hoo...that I just could not just throw away).  The ribbon is wrinkled ribbon from May Arts which I tied with the bow easy.

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Francie Gumprecht
Patter Cross
Sabrina Jackson

To join the challenge, please link your creation here.

challenges I am entering my card in:
 A Spoonful Of Sugar - christmasCraft Your Passion - anything goes,
Let's Ink It Up (monthly) - christmas and sparkle/bling 
Top Tip Tuesday -use ribbon  The Artistic Stamper - Christmas
OSAAT #42 ~ Old Stash- ric rac /New Stash (embossing folder and foil paper) Card Making Mama's - Anything GoesSugar Sweet Paper Treats - Anything GoesRiley and Co - ChristmasStampin Royalty - Winter HolidayLil Red Wagon - Use a Diecut (Nesties)Penny's Paper Crafty - ChristmasCreative Card Crew - Anything GoesThe Crafty Pad - Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed: Sparkle and shinePixie Cottage: sparkleABC challenge: Jewels and Gems

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great weekend!


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This card is beautifully done. I love the large bauble and the colours are gorgeous. fantastic crafting.
Take care on your travels.
Fiona x

Chrissy D said...

BE safe while you travel and be blessed through your time with your friend! YOur creation is GORGEOUS - that ribbon/ bow sheer perfection on this! Have a blessed weekend!

Stef H said...

fabulous inspirations and gorgeous card. this is simple for you - lol - and i love it!!!

hugs :)

JennyB. said...

Wunder, wunderschön, bin ganz begeistert!!

Liebe Grüße

Sabrina Jackson said...

Chris, my friend, this is absolutely breathtaking!!! Love the gold and red, so elegant!! Have fun with your best friend and be safe!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris this is BREATHTAKING.

Debbie said...

Stunning card Chris..Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)
Don't forget to be eligible for the prize draw you need to display our 100th badge on your blog, leave a comment to guess the amount. Only one entry per person ;)
Pop over to the other DT blogs and join in with their mini challenges too. :)
Debbie The Crafty Pad

Carol L said...

Your ornament card is just beautiful, as always! No need to apologize for neglecting your blog! At this time of year our priorities shift and we all want to devote more precious time to our families and finishing up those last minute projects! Enjoy the visit with your friend and have a very Merry Christmas!

Deborah Frings said...

Just beautiful. I love how the ornament is coloured - fab!

Shazza said...

this is lovely Chris, thanks for joining us at Fresh Brewed Designs
Have a lovely Christmas x

Katie said...

This is gorgeous!
I love the accents on the embossing.
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Maria Matter said...

Simply Perfect!!!
this is gorgeous Chris, great job!
Enjoy your BFF time and drive safely!
hugs & blessings!

Becky said...

Chris this is gorgeous. Love the embossing folder, it is so perfect with this ornament.

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful card sweetie!! I love your pretty touches with the ribbons, embossing and glitter! :) What gorgeous photos to share as well!! Hope you enjoy the holiday season pre-paring and spending time with your loved ones!! Blessings and hugs!

Unknown said...

Awesome card, so elegant, I love the gold and red combo. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.x

Anne said...

Your card is gorgeous Chris! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

Avril Tanner said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with LRW!

Mani said...

Another great creation. Love the embossed background, although not christmassy it works brilliantly with the image. Love the big bow too.
Thank you so much for joining us at Penny's and good luck.

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is gorgeous! I love the ornament and the rhinestones. Thank you for joining us at Fresh Brewed Challenges.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Simply amazing! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ Please come back on Tuesday for another brilliant tip! :)



Lori said...

This came out beautifully! Great take on the photo you chose. Hope you have/had a fantastic time with your bff!!!

Tracy said...

I love this, it's so elegant and beautiful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Elegant card.Love the rich colours.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Chris this is stunning such a beautiful creation I love it so much.
Lorraine x

Cheryl said...

Oh WOW STUNNING and so very elegant!!! I know,its gets crazy this time of year.....Merry Christmas to you all!!
Hugs xx

HappyCrafter said...

Those inspiration photos are gorgeous, and I love the card you made carrying on the theme from there. Very elegant and rich looking too.

Kendra said...

I love this ornament! It has a great old-fashioned feel! Thanks for sharing at Let's Ink It Up!

CarlaKH said...

Love the card you made... so elegant and classy! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week!

Kerri said...

I hope you had a wonderful day with your friend! This is definitely a busy time of year! Your card is stunning! I just love the embossed ornament, and as always your gorgeous bow!!!

Sadilla said...

your card is so beautiful!!! I like it so much! Thanks for sharing it at The Pixie Cottage!

Agnieszka M said...

Chris, Adorable card.... I love it!!!!

corinne said...

very nice ! thank you for joining us on our blog. good luck !

tiggertastic said...

wow this is luxury, amazing work, i really love this style of card and traditional colour scheme

hope you have had a good weekend and good luck in the challenges,

currently designing for: Creative card Crew & Crafty Purple Frog.

Courtney said...

This is a gorgeous card Chris! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!


cheryl said...

oh chris hun this is just stunning love love it ,bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Classy and Gorgeous! Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

Hands On said...

Beautiful ornament. I really like the texture and your perfect bow. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty!

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

WONDERFUL card, love all the sparkles and the papers are just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining our sparkle and shine challenge at FRESHLY BREWED:)

Sarah said...

I love the touches of gold on the ornament and the little sparkles in the embossed background. Beautiful!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Hi Chris! Beautiful ornament card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Pixie Cottage!

Minxy said...

very festive snaps, who wouldn't be inspired, your card is lovely :D thanks for playing along with the Artistic Stampers team blog christmas challenge x

Francie G. said...

Chris, this was such a fun challenge! I loved all the inspiration photos! Your creation is just gorgeous! Hope you can slow down just a little. Hugs!

Kendra said...

Very pretty and elegant! Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It Up!


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