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Saturday, January 29, 2011
If you are here for the Your Next Stamp Blog hop click here.  If you are here for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge post, click here.

Welcome to the Circle of Friends Blog Hop If you have arrived from  Erin Bailey you are in the right place, if not you may want to start at Crystal's Blog so you don't miss anything along the way.

Our Circle of Friends hop is to show our dear friend Annika Ryan that her Whimsy Family is here for her during this difficult time. Everyone needs a circle of friends, and sometimes, during those hard moments, you need to be placed in the center of that circle and be given a big group hug.  Though we may be miles away, our hearts are with her along with our support.
Today we all have made her a creation to show her how much we care, Please hop along with us to Support our Wonderful Teammate and Friend Annika.
Here is the creation I made for my dear friend and dt sister.......
 For my creation, I used the adorable Loved little Bear illustrated by Melissa Jenkins (available in the Whimsy stamps store- Meljen's digitals).  The dp is from K& Co and DCWV Girl Nursery pack.  The hearts are punched with a SU Heart punch.  The dies used include Spellbinders Lacey Circles and classic circles cut out with my new GRAND CALIBER.
Challenges I am entering my creation in:
Karber Weekly-Dots & Stripes + Digi
Rainbow Lady's-Beary Good
Stamp Fairy-Circles
Crazy Challenge-Dots & stripes
Creative Craft World-Cute & Cuddly
Fuzzy Wuzzy -  - animal, anything goes
The Outlawz Copic Challenge - (must use Copic/Promarkers) - anything goes
Meljens Designs - (SIO) - create something with hearts
Pals Paper Arts - bows
Fab 'n' Funky - use a digi
Paper Pretties - sewing
Penny's Paper-Crafty (2nd week) – anything goes
Pixie Cottage - SKETCH and/or flowers
Simon Says Stamp - animal antics
Little Red Wagon - lace
Top Tip Tuesday - fabulous flowers
Gem Of A Challenge (1st week) -Ribbon and Lace
Really Reasonable Ribbon - (2nd week) ribbon and hearts

If you know Annika and would like to make a creation for her please go to the end of the hop (Denise's Blog)  and link a card, then email Crystal at to privately give you her address.
This hop will end on February 5, noon Eastern time so you have enough time to create a card for friend!!
Thanks so much for hopping along with us today!!!  Your next stop on the hop is Ann Vento!

Have a great weekend!




Victoria said...

gorgeous card hun x

Anonymous said...

Such a really sweet card Chris!! LOVE that bear and your beautiful layout girl!! She will LOVE this!! HUGS

Francie G. said...

Oh my goodness, how adorable this is! As always your details are over the top! Beautiful, Chris! Hope your weekend is wonderful! Hugs!

Crystal said...

AWW Chris this is sooo SWEET!!! I LOVE the teddy bear and these GORGEOUS colors...AWWW ADORABLE!

Jackie Randolph said...

Oh Chris, this is absolutely ADORABLE! Beautiful papers and your teddy bear is just so sweet!! Love your layout- stunning!

Stef H said...

i love the way the black makes everything pop. well, actually YOU make it all gorgeous!

hope all is well and you're enjoying decent weather.

hugs :)

Sabrina Jackson said...

Hey Chris, girl this card is too cute for words and such an awesome way of showing your support to Annika!! I am sure she will LOVE this masterpiece!! Have a great weekend my friend!! Hugs, Sabrina

Becky said...

Chris this adorable! Love how you did the circles in dp.

CraftinGranny said...

Such a sweet and adorable card Chris. We have the same "Hugs" Carol

Shazza said...

adorable card Chris x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Chris, WOW this is super and just right for our challenge of Beary Good on Rainbow Lady this week. I adore your colouring its amazing as always. Thanks for playing along Hazelxoxo

Tammy said...

This is really beautiful, Chris!! I just love your cards!! Thank you for playing along with us at The Outlawz!!

Linda . J said...

Love your card Chris, the image is so cute and love the colours.
Hugs Linda

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This is another stunning creation. Beautiful colours and layout. Gorgeous image and embellishments, Fantastic.
Fiona x

Joycelyn Pelkey said...

What a sweet and wonderful way to show this special person how much you care...I'm sure her spirits are lifted high by all your team's beautiful and thoughtful creations!!!

Pattie said...

Wow Chris this is just oh so sweet and cute! Love the colors and all the embellies!

Annika said...

Chris, I am utterly lost for words - it is quite possibly one of the most wonderful things that has ever happened to me - right at the end of the terrible week. I can't even begin to express how much it means to me!
Your creation - as always - is an absolutely beautiful harmony of elements and your amazing eye for detail. I love it - but I love YOU more!!
Big-big hugs

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Chris....such a cute image just perfect colouring and embellishments....brilliant work as always!

Have a great weekend
Take care
San x

Gerda said...

Hi Hon

this is such a cute card. Love how you combined to circles and the digi and your coloring is awesome, as always!!!

Hugs, Gerda

Christine said...

Gorgeous card, lovely bear and just right for Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Thanks for joining in with us.
Christine x

Cheryl said...

Oh Chris! This so adorable! I love the colors and design. Fabulous job! I'm sure Annika will love it

Rainbow Lady said...

An adorable bear and a lovely card Chris. Thanks for playing this week Love Cynthia x

Choccy said...

Such a beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World, for Sarahs' cute and cuddly challenge.

Choccy x

Cor* said...

Amazing Chris. She will love it! J'adore the hearts! and the colors are spectacular!

martina's kaartjes said...

wonderful card ! love it !
have a nice weekend,
greetings, martina

cheryl said...

wow just stunning hun your detail is always amazing and bless your heart too for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cherylxxx

Renee said...

Love the mix of circles and squares. Mine never come out that good..

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris this is so beautiful the colours and image look super and those circles are fab. Thank you for joining our challenge at Stamp fairy this week.
Lorraine x

Jodie from Oz said...

Chris, Your card is beautiful, I love the combo of papers, colours and embellies. The Teddy is adorable along with your wonderful colouring. I'm sure your card brightened Annikka's day. Big hugs Jodie from Oz

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris this is AMAZING!!

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Melodie said...

Wonderful card, I love the beautiful colours, the papers and the design.

Jen said...

Lovely card, so beautifully matted and layered. Thank you for joining in with Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
Jen x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris this is one gorgeous card, I love what you are doing and I hope it works out for your friend. Stunning card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Chris,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Nanda said...

Very sweet card with great color combination. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.


Bonnie Garby said...

Great card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

angelwhispers said...

A great card for such a lovely lady!! Love Chanelle xxx

Anneke said...

What a wonderful card! I love that bow :)
Hugs Anneke

pinky said...

Gorgeous combination of colours and texture chris, I love it. Thanks for playing along at StampFairy this week.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card, such pretty colour, love the style, thanks for playing top tip Tuesday and Stamp Fairy challenges, Samantha :0)

Katie said...

Wonderful card!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Awww, such a charming card, Chris. Your coloring is fab and I love the DP, especially the polka dots. The hearts and flowers are wonderful and that bow is the perfect crowning touch. This is such a wonderful thing that your DT has done for Annika. I salute your whole team for reaching out with such comfort and care!

Davi said...

Such a wonderful card Chris! Love all the elements. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Pixie Cottage =.

Anonymous said...

Chris this is such a beautiful card! I love the papers and layout you used! Such a sweet little Teddy! I'm sure Annika will LOVE this! hugs, Angela

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, so beautiful! thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week
Claire xx

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card, lovely idea!!

MiniOwner said...

Now that is just gorgeous! Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous card love your colour scheme, thank you for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week Hugs Elizabeth x

Cards by Gina said...

So sweet and such a pretty bow! Thanks for playing along with us at PPA this week!

Chris said...

this is adorable. I love that yummy pink ribbon and the bakery twine looks great.
thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Very pretty Chris! Love the colors and that sweet image.

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous, adorable card.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says stamps Challenge.

Adrina said...

Wow, what a stunning card.
Your bow is amazing!!
Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.
Adrina XX

Basement Stamper said...

What an amazing card, absolutely beautiful!!

Christine said...

Gorgeous creation lots of detail lovely lace & ribbon thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a chall this wk.

smiles Christine xx

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Oh goodness, the colors on this one are my fav! Fabulous card, Chris!

Little K Smith said...

Ooohh this is sooo beautiful! Love the colours, layout and gorgeous flowers, lush ribbon too!
Thanks for joining us at Fuzzy Wuzzy :)

Lauretta See said...

this is adorable.... i love every bit of it.. Thank you for joining us in our challenge over at Meljens. Hope you will come and see the blog hop we have starting today ;) HUGS X


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