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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Happy Saturday Everyone!! I hope you are having a great weekend!!  This weekend we are having a family weekend and decorating for Christmas.  Today we get our live tree!!!  I just love holiday lights and decorations.  We are not going all out as much as usual since we are still in the process of selling our house.  That is o.k....I will be thankful for what we have plus less clean up...LOL.

Today I am popping in with the Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.

This weeks challenge: 
Is a Sketch!!

The sketch was inspired by this gorgeous card by Lori Ulrich!!

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, December 16 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 yoursubmission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, December 16 at 8 a.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC88. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

here is my take on the sketch:

I decided to give it a feminine touch and use some fun buttons  and twine (TLC challenge at Splitcoast).  The colors are inspired by the Shabby Tea Room challenge. The ornament is embossed and Gold and cut out with the Spellbinders Holiday Tags.  The ornament is framed with two "Labels 4" cut outs going in alternate directions.

Card Recipe
Spellbinders Die: Holiday Tags, Labels 4 dies
Punches: Daisy border
Designer Paper: Paper Co. textured, Gold textured
Accessories:  Pink Flower Ribbon trim from a R.A.K., Vintage Buttons from JoAnn Fabrics

This is the Inspiration from the  Shabby Tea Room

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

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

challenges I am entering my creation in:
Shabby Tea Room: Inspiration challengeAud Sentiments Challenge Any Winter Holiday SentimentCrimbo Crackers -  EmbossingLittle Miss Muffet Challenges - Buttons and Ribbons Paper Crafting Journey -Christmas Sassy Studio Designs  Non Traditional Christmas ColorsABC Christmas Challenge -  Christmas - anything goesCrafting for all Seasons -#15 white on whiteCreative Belli - #132 winter/ChristmasDigistamps 4 Joy #33 Christmas, no animals I Brake For Challenges vintage Penny's Paper-Crafty  #68 Merry Christmas Bearly Mine - Non-Traditional Christmas Paper Take Weekly - Anything GoesThe Stamping Boutique 2W - #21 No Traditional Christmas ColorsTuesday Throwdown - #77 Celebrate The SeasonIncy Wincy Designs - Non Traditional Christmas ColoursPaper Creations Ink "Bling It Up!"Stamps & Fun = Creativity - PearlsStamps R Us  Emboss ItThe Ribbon Reel  Anything GoesVictorine Originals -  Ribbon Make it Monday-Anything Goes Card Makin' Mamas - Christmas   Delicious Doodles – Christmas with lots of Embellishments   Inspire Me Fridays – Anything Goes  Lily Pad -  Buttons   Simply Create Too Embossing

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



Saints Rule! said...

Wow Chris! I love all the bows and feminine touches! Your creations never cease to inspire and amaze! Have a great weekend!

Stef H said...

wow! both cards are gorgeous! the black & pink is one of my fav color combos and the 2d one is just soft and beautiful!

selling your house? moving to????? do keep me posted. have a ball shopping & decorating!

hugs :)

Sarah-Jane said...

Beautiful card. I love the big bow and the rose ribbon.
Sarah-Jane xx

Lisa Minckler said...

WOW! This is a swirly whirly mountain of gorgeous textures and satiny goodness. LOVE how you've interpreted the sketch. You've certainly taken the photo inspiration to an all new level. Beautiful, beautiful card!
Have a fabulous time decorating and getting your tree!

Thank you SO much for linking up with us at Make It Monday!
Good luck to you...
Lisa xx

Wanda Cullen said...

What a gorgeous feminine creation in these soft non-traditional colors...LOVE it!

irishgreensue said...

Chris, my jaw dropped on the floor when I first saw this! How elegant with all the soft feminine touches, the adorable buttons, and that awesome rose ribbon - and the single whispered word, NOEL! Sure takes a while to take in all the beauty you have captured here - WOW!
Relax and feel the JOY and PEACE of the season as you decorate - HUGS!

Unknown said...

Beautiful Chris! Great take on the inspiration photo. I love all of the 'fluffy' looking ribbon/bows and roses on your card. I like your sketch a lot, too.

Francie G. said...

Beautiful feminine creation, Chris! Love all the fluff and softness! Hope you have a beautiful restful weekend, you deserve it! Hugs!

Country Mouse said...

Stunning cards!!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments!

Céline said...

oh whaouh! your card is abloutly amazing! fab papers and layout. love the soft colors!
thanks for playing with us at little miss muffet this week
céline guest dt member

Chrissy said...

Chris, your card is just beautiful.SO love the pink, feminine and very pretty.


Sandra H said...

Oh This is fabulous:) Sandra H

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Chris these are simply breathtaking, the colours, design, ribbon,embellishments well everything looks simply beautiful.
Lorraine x

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

WOW!! What a pretty & dainty Christmas card!

Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Merry Christmas Challenge!

Kathleen – Guest Designer
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Absolutely gorgeous Chris. Such a lovely interpretation of the ODBD sketch.
All the best Linda (S.Wales, UK)

Tracey said...

Chris, this card is absolutely stunning!!!! WOW!! xx

Cindy said...

This is so beautiful. I love the swirly background and pink roses. Thanks so much for joining us in the Tea Room this week.

Cindy Haffner said...

Just STUNNING Chris!!~

Traci M said...

So beautiful, Chris!! If your house is even a twinkling of the artistry you put in your cards, I am sure the decorating is gorgeous!!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Chris, girl, I am absolutely in love with this card!!! So elegant and beautiful!! I hope you and the girls had tons of fun crafting today!! Have a blessed weekend my swet friend!! Hugs, Sabrina

Julia said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Hugs, Julia-DT

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Chris :-) so pretty and stunning !! fabulous interpretation of that spectacular tree !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Courtney said...

Wow Chris!! These cards are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck and Have a very "Merry Christmas"!


Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Chris, your gorgeous works of art always blow my socks off! This is stunning! I love it! A very Merry Christmas to you and your family, my friend! I wish you all the wonderful joys of the Holiday Season! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again soon!
BIG hugs, Sharon

Anonymous said...

Wow, Chris! Incredible card! The dimension you created with your accessories is amazing, and the whole card has such a soft, feminine feel while still being Christmas-y. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)

joy said...

Absolutely stunning card! This is worthy of putting in a frame! Thanks entering in the Creative Belli challenge!

Lea L. said...

This card is stunning!! The pink rosette trim is just the perfect touch! Love it!!

happyglitzygirl said...

Lovely colours, it looks so gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at the papercrafting journey, blessings Hilde

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Wow! Great job on the inspiration photo and sketch, you really captured the Shabby Tea Room look. Those flowers are gorgeous. So beautiful.

Thanks for joining the Little Miss Muffet - Ribbon & Buttons challenge.

Miranda said...

gorgeous creations Chris, lovely all of them
thanks for joining our challenge

Anonymous said...

OMG(oh my goodness)!!I love every detail every stitch!! I don't know where to begin!! The flowers are amazing!! I love the sentiment too!! I cannot even think of how much work it must have taken!!
Oh goodness!!!!!! I can't believe my eyes!! Gorgeous!! I especially love the ribbon!!
Card Lover

Unknown said...

A lovely card very elegant thankyou for playing at Delicious Doodles
Luv Jane xxx

Vicky said...

Lovely card. Thank you for playing with us at lilypad cards.

Nancy K said...

what a delicious card...i love every gorgeous detail! so happy you joined us at Lily Pad Cards.

Regan said...

Chris, this is breath-taking! Simply beautiful in every way! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs! :)

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Chris: Your card is so wonderful! love your ornament embossing. Happy you joined us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #2 - Embossing. We have some fun challenges coming up--join us please?

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

CropStop said...

Such an ornate and unique card. Thank you for sharing your creativity with everyone!

Rosemary said...

wow... absolutely stunning, chris!!!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris I have popped back to have another look at these two beauties and also to thank you for joining our challenge at Bearlymine.
Lorraine x

JD/ Jill said...

So very pretty!

Tracey Manderson said...

Wow Chris, two more gorgeous Cards! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, and good luck with the challenge

Amy said...

GREAT projects. Thanks for playing along with Aud Sentiments this challenge!!

Unknown said...

WOW wahat a gorgeous card, perfect entry for our X-travagent Xmas at Delicious Doodles. Have a Merry Christmas and happy new year

Star said...

Oh wow, your card is just beautiful! I love the bells. Thank you for playing along with us at Digistamps 4 Joy. Happy Holidays!

xx Star

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks so much for entering your beautifully executed creation in our Digistamps 4 Joy "Merry Christmas - no animals" challenge.
luv n huggz
Jen Leeflang


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