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Saturday, January 29, 2011
If you are here for the Your Next Stamp Blog hop click here. This hop is open until February 2!   There is a prize available to anyone linking there name to the linky on this post.

 Happy Saturday Everyone!!!  Looks like I am laying low this weekend since I have a migraine headache I can't shake.  I am hoping it gets better soon so I can visit all your amazing blogs. is time for another Shining the Light Challenge at ODBD!!!

This week's Challenge: 
ODBDSLC46 “The blues” Now that the holidays are over and winter is beginning to drag on…we want to see blue on your creation (not just a little…a lot…as a main color) 

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, February 3. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

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 February 3 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC46. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

For my creation, I used a sneak peak from Our Daily Bread Designs, The Anchor and He Shall be Called background stamp.  The dp is from SEI Moravia.

The light blue panels were stamped with the He Shall Be Called background stamp on Bo Bunny Surfboard paper.  The image and sentiment is from The Anchor (sneak peak to be release on Feb 1).

card recipe:
Stamps: Sneak peaks from Our Daily Bread Designs to be released on Feb1: He shall be Called background, The Anchor
paper: SEI Moravia, Bo Bunny Surfboard, black, white
accessories: Spellbinders Grand Caliber machine, Octagon nestabilities scalloped and classic, cross charm, silver baubles
For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

To join the challenge, please link your creation here.
Challenges I am entering my creation in:

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - add hardware
Penny's Paper-Crafty – anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - distressing (ink distressing)
Stamp with Fun - Blue & Brown
Woodware USA - Anything Goes
Aly's Sunday Challenge - For the guys
CD Sunday -Something from a CD and Where Waters Meet (My anchor holds)
Let's Ink It Up - NO DIGI and Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Distressing (ink distressing)
Allsorts - recycled ( some dp from scrap bin)
Copic Creations - use something new plus Copics (new stamps)
Delicious Doodles - Spots or stripes
Crafty Purple Frog - distressing (ink distressing)
Alphabet Challenge - (1E) - "M" is for men
Tellen's Place - (1E, SIO) - make it for the guys
Do You Stack Up? - (3E, SIO) - patterned paper
Paper Play - (2E) – layer it up
Thanks for stopping by!! We hope you will join us for this week's challenge.  We can't wait to see your creation!!



Shazza said...

stunning colour combo Chris, fab card x

chris said...

its perfect, Chris, love the tag effect background too. hugs chris xx

Amy Johnson said...

Fabulous card! Just love the creative layout, the word background, the charm, and the string.

Antonella said...

This is a great card! Love the background stamp it really adds to the layers. Definitely inspires me (now if I will only do something with the inspiration - lol).
Hugs, Antonella :-)

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Chris. Love the design of your card and the papers are just fabulous, so beautifully co-ordinated. Super image so beautifully coloured and I love the coloured twine across the card. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

starcyl said...

This is a lovely card and really well designed, love the bits of twine and the cross dangling. Thanks for joining in with us at CD Sunday this week.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

Jan Hennings said...

Very pretty and what a beautiful scene!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Another fabulous card. Great colours and papers. Brilliant carfting. The sentiment reminded me of my mum. She used to say "If you fear you do not trust - if you trust you do not fear".
I hope you migraine clears up quickly.
Fiona x

Silke Ledlow said...

Good Morning Chris...hope you feeling better this morning??? Your new sneak peek card is beautiful...perfect card for a man! Have a wonderful weekend...hugs ~S~

Tammy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Chris!! I love the layout and colors!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Chris. Love the colors.

Grace said...

I just love this one Chris! The black anchor really pops and Love the tag strips in the bg... gorgeous!!!

Carol said...

Such a bold and stylish card. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday.
Hope the head clears soon. Know how you feel.

Shelley said...

Hope the migraine is short lived. The card is beautiful.

Crystal said...

AWWW Chris hope you are feeling better today hun, I am gonna call and check on you!! Your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL the blues are fantastic! BIG HUGS!

Unknown said...

Hi Chris, gorgeous card, love the stamp and your colouring just lovely. You have linked to the DT Call not the challenge at LIIU, Suzanne x

WencheP said...

Gorgeous card, love the layout. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is beautiful Chris!! I LOVE that anchor image and your fabulous sketch and papers!! WOW!

Francie G. said...

Fabulous, Chris! Love all the amazing details. Beautifully done!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Chris, girl, I am speechless!!! Girl, you are knocking them out of the ball park!! This is such an amazing masculine card and your coloring.....gasp.....stunning!! I pray that you feel better and get o enjoy your family a bit this weekend!! Sending you hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Joynana said...

Chris I love the detail in your card and anyone would be proud to receive it. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous colouring, a really awesome card for a man.Beautiful blues...

Miranda said...

great card Chris, like the image and the DP fits the image so nicely
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week'


Unknown said...

Hello Chris, what a stunning card, love that blue!! Hugs, Frea

Unknown said...

that is really striking - I am on a mission for more gent's cards

kitten DYSU team

Christine said...

Stunning card Chris, thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
Christine xx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Beautiful work - thanks for joining the CD Sunday Challenge.

Purple Crazy said...

Fabulous card Chris, such a striking image, thanks for joining us this time at CD Sunday. Wendy xx

Jo said...

Wonderful, love your use of twine. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at DYSU. Hope to see you back next time!

happyglitzygirl said...

I just love this card, perfect colouring and great balance, stunning card. Thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

Melodie said...

Wow, this card is so beautiful, great colours.

jeanne girl said...

Great card!! Always good to see ideas for "guy" cards!! Thanks for sharing :)

Mummylade said...

I don't really agree that dp:s from the scrap bin is actual recycling cause they were meant for scrapping all along but I'll go along with it =)
Thank you so much for entering my recycling challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Liz's creative corner said...

Thanks for joining us at paper play this time with this lovely card, hugs Liz xx

Janna Werner said...

Hi Chris! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely patterned paper card with us at DYSU! Janna

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A fab card Chris. Great shades of blue with a striking image. Great use of embellishments.
Thankyou for sharing this at Tellen's Place this week and hope you can join us next time

Davi said...

I love that image and the elements you combined with it! Thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week.

Julye said...

Fab inspirational card Chris, thanks for sharing with us all here at Penny's.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Hi Chris, your card is absolutely gorgeous. Will have to check out that stamp for sure. Thanks for joining our Copic Creations challenge.

Pauline said...

This is stunning Chris.... I so love masculine cards, mostly because I struggle with them. This is wonderful, and the sentiment is so beautiful and rue! Thanks for sharing with us at DYSU this week!
hugs and blessings,

mckinkle said...

Hello Chris,

Whata stunning card, I love the image, it has been beautifully coloured too!

Thank You for joining us this week at Delicious Doodles with our spots of stripes challenge!

Keryn ;)

Do What You Love said...

Chris, what a great card - love the anchor and the twin definitely brings it to a sea level with that fabulous layout. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week for our "Male" card challenge. :~)

tiggertastic said...

what an A-Mazing make, love the image and the rich dark deep blues are out of this world

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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Crafty Purple Frog , Creative Card Crew ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Shana said...

Another beautiful card Chris! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!


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