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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Happy Saturday all!! I hope you are all enjoying the weekend!!  I can't believe how time is flying by and how Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Guess I just have been too busy to realize how the time is just slipping by.

Anywho...I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!!!

This weeks challenge:  Baubles, Bells or Anything hanging!!

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for thprize must be submitted by Friday, November 25 at 8 a.m. EST. 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. Inorder to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, November 25 at 8 a.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC85. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge using the darling and beautiful Warm Wishes Stamp set and the Window Die!! The designer paper is Bo Bunny Snowfall Collection.  To create the edges of my card gold, I used versa mark and gold embossing powder.  The background paper is dry embossed with Provocraft Soft Swirls.

Card Recipe
ODBD Stamps used: Warm Wishes
ODBD dies: Window die
Punches:  Martha Stewart Daisy Edge Punch
accessories:  May Arts Blue silk ribbon, gold cording, gold bauble bells(Michaels), Bow Easy,  Recollections Gold Bauble Bling, Provocraft Soft Swirls

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Sue Worthingtonguest designer

If you would like to join the challenge or find out more details, click here to the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge post.

This card also matches the inspiration at Our Creative Corner:

I was inspired by the blue and brown tones, gold accents, and the windows from the photo.

ODBD Stamping in Time #48 ~ Christmas card, gift, etc.Inspire me Friday ~ Anything GoesCrafty Catz -  snowflakes  (the dp has small snowflakes)Fabulous Friday - die cutsFloweret  ChristmasPhindy’s Place -  Christmas cardsWags 'n Whiskers - ChristmasWinter Wonderland -  must be Christmas -  any cute imageForever Friends - , must include an animal - (November) Something old, Something new (old punch, new paper)Moving Along With The Times - Let It SnowPaper Crafting Journey Embossing Shelly's Images -  Anything GoesDelightful Challenges -  BINGO* Patterned Paper, ribbon and stitchingCrafters Companion -  Challenge #18: Let it SnowCupcake Craftroom -Sweet ChristmasFreshly Brewed Monthly Challenge - Anything GoesSassy Cheryl's - #90 Stump The Boss- Anything GoesHeidi's Hobbystuggu - Christmas cards with Bling/Sparkle Little Darlings Challenges -  #11 silver bells (my bell baubles)Paper Pretties - PPC180 Christmas with non-traditional colorsCraft Your Passion - Let it SnowHeart Song Inspirations - Gold OR GlitterThe Pink Elephant - EmbossingIncy Wincy Designs - Tic Tac Toe* ribbons, metal, sewingDream Valley Challenges -Stitching Stamptacular Sunday - Must use a stamp - Punch It

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!! They are greatly appreciated!!
Have a great weekend!!



Saints Rule! said...

First of all Chris, the colors on this are beautiful! I love blues and the paper you have selected just sets a wonderful frosty scene! And speaking of Frosty, your coloring on that image is so rich! The frame die just sets it off so beautifully! I keep saying I "need" this die! :-) Have a wonderful weekend!

Darlene said...

Just STUNNING Chris! Love your choice of color and design. Your work always inspires me and also makes my jaw drop to the floor! Beautiful work my friend!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

Shelly's Images DT

Sherry Kushibab said...

Love the paper you have used, those blues and gold are just perfect with this scene. The frost in the corner of the windows certainly sets the scene for Frosty outside. Blue bow is just gorgeous as an accent.....Just a delightful and lovely card. TFS

carol said...

oh my what a fabulous card, love the detail, thank you so much for joining in with our snowflakes challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Turtle In The Sand said...

Beautiful card Chris. I love that window die! Happy Thanksgiving! **Linda

Bettina L. said...

Aaaw this is awsome. I love that window scenery, it's just like being inside looking out through the window at the snow. The bow and the edge punch makes it complete. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Lagene said...

WOW! This is Gorgeous!!!!

irishgreensue said...

Oh MY, Chris!! What an incredible masterpiece!! This new window die sets such a beautiful scene for the snowman in the Warm Wishes set - surely a frosty holiday card! Love the BLUES and the multilayered panels' dimension to your card. The satin ribbon really knocks it over the fence with those gold baubles dangling from the bow - just fantastic!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely. I love the scene thru the window. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This is a wonderful window scene. A real Christmas feel to this one. Gorgeous colours and layout.
Fiona x

Antonella said...

How pretty, I love the window scene! Such a great perspective. Hugs, antonella :-)

Sue B said...

Wow! this is beautiful Chris! I love the scene through the window - what a fab design. Love the pretty paper and all your embellishments. Gorgeous card - I love it!!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful Chris!!! Love the window die, you've always made wonderful window scenes anyway, but this must be easier. Enjoy your weekend!

MagsB said...

What a lovely Christmas scene! I love the smiley snowman! The blue ribbon and the gold twine look just fabulous, too! Thank you for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges.

luv, Mags x

Davi said...

Lots of pretty dimension and colors on the beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is stunning, I adore the colours you have used, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxo

Cathy Lee said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Chris. I love the sweet image and your window is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
Cathy Lee

DesignerDiva said...

Another stunning card from you Chris, gorgeous

Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with my Let It Snow challenge
Laurie x

Dawnll said...

I just love that window die, and this wonderful design.Another beauty!

Sandra H said...

Hi Chris, Wow this is so beautiful, the colours are gorgeous and the design is stunning too:) Sandra H

Unknown said...

Fantastic card! Thanks for joyning the challenge at HeidisHobbystuggu this month!

Denise Marzec said...

Oh WOWWWWW, is that ever stunning! I love the whole window effect and that bold blue ribbon with the gold cord!....AWESOME!

Mynn xx said...

What a gorgeous card--truly stunning!!! LOVE those two little jingle bells--and your colors are beautiful! :) LOVE the window idea, too! Found you via Stamptacular Sunday. :)

Sabrina Jackson said...

Hey girl, yourcard came out absolutely breathtaking!! I love all o fhte wonderful layers and the colors....fabulous! Hope you are having a great weekend!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Chris!

Karen Letchworth said...

Chris: Thanks for joining our Christmas Challenge at Wags-n-Whiskers. Your card is just darling, and we're so glad to have you with us, we hope you will join us again soon,
Karen - Design Team Member

Nina said...

Wooaaw, this is utterly stunning!! Totally love EVERYTHING about it. Gorgeus!!

Thanks for joining our "PUNCH IT" challenge at Stamptacular Sunday :)
Hugs, Nina.

Merlyn said...

Fantastic card.

Janneke said...

What a beautiful card ...
Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges ;o)

Linda Anderson said...

Wowza, how absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us at the Fresh Brewed Anything Goes challenge.


Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Joy said...

fabulous, thanks for playing with The Pink Elephant: Embossing Challenge this week ! JOY DT

Tammy E. said...

This is beyond beautiful! Love that window.

SAMARA said...

Hi Chris! This card is a blessing! It is very beautiful in every way. I love what you did to the trees to give them the 3D look. The window, wow did that take talent. And I love how you took the time to do the top. It is so easy to NOT do those extra touches, that I really appreciate when someone does. Your colors are so pretty and festive. It would be a joy to walk into your card to celebrate. You have crafted it to look that way and give that feel. That IS artistic!!! Great success in your challenges and of course, in ours, at Forever Friends. Divine Love. Samara

downrightcrafty said...

A gorgeous creation thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xxx
ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

Pami said...

Beautiful card Chris, lovely scene. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

Pami said...

Sorry Chris I should also have said thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom as well! Pami x

Roberta; mother of 4, GiGi to 1 said...

What a beautiful view through your window die-cut! I love the snow on the boughs, too! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

steel building said...

Great and unique art you done here. I never seen this type of creative look in my blog tour. Your work is best for me to do a new work on this weekend.

Ashley Horton said...

Beautiful scene on this card!! I love the window die cut and the cute scallop border at the top of your card. Thanks for joining us this week @ Frosted Designs!!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Chris this is amazing and very beautiful the colours, window effect, image and design all look perfect.
Lorraine x

Sheryl said...

Hi Chris! Your card is absolutely stunning and elegant! Take a Bow!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "Anything Goes" month long prize challenge. Remember that if you enter a card with a Fresh Brewed Designs, image you will be entered into our drawing for a big blog candy prize!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Joni Parker said...

So amazing... Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs for our Fabulous Friday challenge!!

Aunty Sue said...

fab card thanks for joining Crafty Catz

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Your card is absolutely drop dead gorgeous, Chris! Hugs...Mona

Stephanie said...

Absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous. Love the window scene, so pretty. Thanks so much for joining the challenge at Phindy's Place this week. Hope to see you again next week!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Gorgeous work - thanks for joining the CC Monthly Challenge.

Wendy -x-

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