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Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy Friday everyone!!  Well the snow and ice stopped for today but it appears that will be short lived as another storm is projected for our area tomorrow....Is it spring yet?  At least I am cozy and warm indoors...

Today I have two projects to share with you.  The first is for this week's Wags N Whiskers challenge....

This week's challenge is a sketch designed by Lacey...Wags n Whiskers is changing from a weekly to a monthly challenge so you have an entire month to create with this sketch.

You may use any stamp company's stamps for the challenge for a chance to win a free Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber stamp of your choice.

But remember, if you use a Wags 'n Whiskers image on your card, you will be entered into an additional for a free Wags 'n Whiskers digital stamp (meaning you will be entered into both drawings).

With Valentine's Day around the corner, Wags 'n Whiskers has a ton of images that be fantastic for all of your Valentine needs!! You can view all of our rubber stamps here and digital stamps here.
Now on to my creation for the challenge:
I used the darling "With Love" image illustrated by the extremely talented Crissy Armstrong!  Isn't she just adorable!!  I colored her with copics.  This image is available as a rubber stamp here and digital stamp here.
The dp is Bo Bunny Crush Paper. except for the hearts which are made of material dp that I saved in my scrap bin (which I cut out with my Spellbinders Heart Nestabilities).  The bow is made with Rose silk from May Arts. and my bow easy.  The flowers and lace are from Wild Orchids.  The twigs are cut out with a Martha Stewart punch. The charm is a button brad and says Love.

Just a reminder, that all love/Valentine theme stamps are 25% off at Stamp and Create, including this one.

 For more inspiration for the sketch challenge at Wags n Whiskers, please visit my dt sisters:

Mariska,  , Angelique, Carolina

Should you join the Wags N Whiskers Sketch challenge, please link your creation at the
Wags n Whiskers blog here

My next creation is a sneak peak for Whimsy Stamps.  On Wednesday, Feb. 9 we will be having a new release with so many awesome rubber stamps designed by Crissy Armstrong, Melissa Jenkins (Meljen's) and Kenny K!!!  The dt will be sharing five days of sneak peaks with you.

For my sneak peak, I have used the gorgeous rose stamp from the Fragrant Rose Collection illustrated by Crissy Armstrong!!

Isn't it so elegant! I colored it with copics and added some sparkle.  The sentiment is also from the Fragrant Rose stamp set.  It is cut out with my SU oval punch and framed with the Fancy Labels die from spellbinders.  The dp is new dp from K&Co.  I just love the sparkle and embossing on it!  

Challenges I am entering my creations in:

C.R.A.F.T. - in the roll of a die (use die cut) Crafty Purple Frog -  - Valentine's Day/romance CCEE Stampers -  - use your punches Digi Doodle Shop's Best -  - Valentine's Dutch Dare Card Challenge - buttons Guylou's Inimitability -  - red Moving Along With The Times  – red Paper Crafting Journey - (1E) - love is in the air Paper Play - (2E) – stamp it out Rubber Cafe- red, pink, black ABC Challenge - "N" is for nesties Crafts and Me -  - red Creative Craft World -  - lovePenny's Paper-Crafty  - hearts a flutter Pixie Cottage - SKETCH (see below) and/or buttons  Simon Says Stamp - love is in the air  Flourishes - Valentine  Top Tip Tuesday - (3E) - anything girlie  Tuesday Throwdown - stitching  Paper Take Weekly - anything goes, optional: flowers  Bunny Zoe's Crafts (2nd MON) - Love is in the air  Lexis Creation- Valentines  Cheerful Stamp Pad - Be my valentine  Marks Finest Papers - Valentine Card  Sugar Creek Hollow (3E, SIO) - Vintage Valentine
    I hope you enjoyed my creations today!!!  Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments!  Have a great day!!



    Lil Daffodil said...

    Hi Chris,
    Two beautiful creations. The first card is vivid and I lov ethe cluster of flowers and hearts with the ribbon bow. The image is so sweet. The second card is so dofferent in style and is truely elegant. I love the colours and the lace. Fantastic sentiment and image.
    Fiona x

    Tracey said...

    These are both stunners Chris!! Gorgeous work!! xx

    Darlene said...

    Fantastic! Both creations are amazing and absolutely beautiful! Your work is just awesome Chris! Have a great weekend!

    Grace said...

    Hi Chris! Oh goodness these are cuter than I even imagined!!! Your first one really is an adorable image and how you made it pop with that dp and the corner hearts! Love the embossed hearts! The second one is gorgeous!!! Love the script bg behind the gorgeous rose! It's a stamp I have to check out!!! Gorgeous!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!! Al is home safely! TTYS!

    Kristine said...

    Hi Chris! Glad you got a tiny break from the snow and ice at least for a bit? =) Your cards are both so beautiful. I especially adore the first one with the cute li'l image and the hearts! {{♥♥♥}}

    Jodi Collins said...

    These are BEAUTIFUL Chris! Your creations are ALWAYS so perfectly embellished! LOVE these!!

    1CardCreator said...

    Both of these are beautiful Chris. I love the diecut with the flower.

    Maria Matter said...

    Beautiful creations Chris!
    love the silky bow on your first card with the little sweetie and your flower card is stunning! great job on both Chris!
    hOpe you're staying warm, have a wonderful wknd!
    hugs & blessings

    Sabrina Jackson said...

    Chris,oh my goodness all I could do when I first saw this is {{{{{GASP}}}}}. You are an artis extra ordinare. It does not matter what kind of stamp you get into your hands you turn them all into masterpieces!! I absolutely LOVE BOTH of your creation. Hugs, Sabrina

    ChristineCreations said...

    Oh MY! This is gorgeous! What a beauty Chris...such a gorgeous rose and the lace is stunning as accent!

    Unknown said...

    Chris you've outdone yourself once again!! These cards are brilliant!! And are those beads on the sides of that 2nd one?? Love it!! Hugs, Frea

    Shirley N said...

    Chris, your creativity is amazing. Gorgeous cards!

    Tina said...

    As always, both cards are just gorgeous!

    Heide said...

    What fabulous cards! I love the paper you used for the first card, I just bought it. Great vintage feel with the second card. I am so happy that you are enjoying our challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow.

    Virgo5 said...

    Wow, these are both Stunning!

    Crystal said...

    WOW Chris these are FANTASTIC girl I LOVE the first image sooooo cute!! Your second card is just BEAUTIFUL!!! Gorgeous as always sweetie!

    Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

    both beautiful!
    thanks for joinin us at TCPF!!!

    Katie said...

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

    Vanja said...

    Stunning cards, Chris! I love how you coloured the rose and those pretty papers.

    Vicki Dutcher said...

    Chris that ribbon treatment is just stunning! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

    raindropecho said...

    Aww these are both so incredibly wonderful, Chris! Your WnW card is so sweet and the card using Crissy's Rose is just stunning! These are so great!

    I hope you feel better, dear!

    - Ann

    Courtney said...

    GORGEOUS creations Chris!! Thanks for playing along with our “Hearts a Flutter” Challenge this week at Penny’s. Good Luck!


    Ellibelle said...

    What gorgeous creations Chris! Love the earthy tones you used on the second card and the sketch is gorgeous, and the second card is just as beautiful. The image is just too cute!!

    BethieJ said...

    Chris both cards are FABULOUS!! That image on the first one is just DARLING!
    Hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!

    papertrails leaver said...

    Wow! What beautiful cards! Truly incredible! Thanks for joining us at Penny's :-) Amy

    Nanda said...

    Both cards are wonderful. I like your coloring and from the second card the vintage look. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.


    Iris Wiechmann said...

    This is soooo pretty Chris!


    Nicki Olsen said...

    Wow Mom!!These cards are beautiful!!I love the colors and the image!!Your coloring is stunning!!

    Anonymous said...

    Both of these are awesome cards!

    Sadilla said...

    that's so smart and chic! =)
    thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage

    Lou Mac said...

    The first card is just stunning - I love the colours and layers and all the little details and you have coloured the image perfectly!!

    I love the vintage feel of the second card - the sentiment is so perfect!

    Thanks for joining us over at Lexi's Creaions - good luck in the challenges.

    Lou Mac. xo

    Elaine Stark said...

    Two beautiful cards and so different. You are very versitile. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

    Hazel (Didos) said...

    Hi, Ah these are both lovely, Thanks for playing along with our Red themed Challenge on MAWTT Hazelxox

    Vicki Romaine said...

    Such a beautiful card! I especially like the heart embellsihment in the corner.

    Thanks for joining the "Be My Valentine" challenge at the Cheerful Stamp Pad. Hopefully you are a follower and will return often for my future challenges.

    Mel X said...

    GORGEOUS cards Chris, I love the elegant rose! Stunning.

    Mel X

    Lori said...

    Both are beautiful! Love your 'lumpy' cards, you show a range of styles.

    Sharon Basel said...

    Absolutely breath-taking Chris - my favorite of all your Sugar Creek Hollow entries this week. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Sugar Creek Hollow. I hope you'll join our challenges again!
    Sharon, SCH-DT

    Pami said...

    Fabulous cards! I love the embelishments! Thanks so much for taking part in my Red challenge at MAWTT this week. Pami x

    papertrails leaver said...

    Your cards are amazing! Wow! Just blown away! Thanks for joining us at Penny's for our hearts a flutter challenge! :-) Amy

    Tracy S said...

    These are both gorgeous cards, wow!
    Thanks for joining us over at Guylou's inimitability!

    cheryl said...

    wow hun that is all I can say you never fail to amaze me,with your detail,,bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxx

    MiniOwner said...

    Such lovely cards! Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
    Sue x

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    Tracy said...

    That Bo Bunny paper is awesome! Perfect backgroudn for such a wonderfully done image. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best Chris!

    KraftyKoolKat said...

    Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


    Choccy said...

    Beautiful creations.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for Lous, Love challenge.
    Choccy x

    Lisa said...

    Two really gorgeous cards Chris!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Papertake Weekly :)

    angelwhispers said...

    Two fabulous designs and both so individual!!!

    Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

    Mandy said...

    Hi Chris, your card is absolutely gorgeous hun, the image is so sweet and I love the way you've grouped the embellies.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our "love is in the air challenge"
    hugs Mandy xx

    Brenda said...

    Gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining the challenge at Guylou's!

    Silke Ledlow said...

    Hey Chris both of your Valentine creations are gorgeous! Love the sweet layout on your first card and the elegant rose on the second! Thank you for sharing your fabbo idea with us at the FTTC :)!!! Hugs ~S~

    Chris said...

    Beautiful cards Chris! Such wonderful designs and I love your colouring and all your fabulous details, sheer perfection both of them. Hugs, Chris :)

    Gina K said...
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    Gina K said...

    Wonderful, pretty cards! They made me smile. Just a reminder...don't forget to edit your post to add the link to Guylou's Inimitability, so that you are eligible to win. Thanks for playing along! We really appreciate it!

    Sara said...

    Gorgeous! I love your bow and those hearts are perfect! thanks for playing along with DDSB!

    Diamond Doll said...

    Two gorgeous cards and lovely embellishments.Thanx for joining our challenge at Crafts and Me.
    Trish (-:

    PCJ said...

    Thanks for joining us at PCJ for our Love is in the Air Challenge and hope to see you back for the next challenge too!

    Lisa x

    Anonymous said...

    Gorgeous cards.Wonderfully coloured images on both.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
    Lisa x

    Lauren said...

    This is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

    Two Dogs and a Book said...

    Wow! Gorgeous!! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's Inimitability.

    Sarabeth aka Sarita said...

    gorgeous cards!!! you did fabulous!

    thanks so much for joining us at paper crafting journey and good luck!


    crafty amy said...

    Wow these are both brilliant cards I love the first one as it is so bold and the image is really cute :D
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple frog and Crafts and me Good luck.


    Amy xx


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