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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Happy Tuesday all!! I hope you all are having a great week!! There is just something about making a winter card in the hot weather that makes the temperature feel cooler.  Lol!!!  I decided since it is so hot an humid that making a Christmas card would be fun.  I made it for the Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs as well as some other challenges.

This week's Shining the Light challenge: 
We would like to see clouds or sunshine (sunsets, sunrises...) on your creation.  These can be on your designer paper, be cut or sponged or be part of your coloring or stamping.
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 Sunday, July 22nd at 8 p.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. 

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 three or more of our participants  for the  Shining the Light Award . In order to qualify for this award or join the challenge, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, July 22nd at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC116.  When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.
Here is my take on the challenge:
I decided to make a Christmas card rather than a summer creation with clouds or sunshine.  My image is Our Daily Bread Designs- Warm Wishes.  I colored the image with copics and added Liquid Applique for snow.  The fold for the card is called a diamond fold.  My background is dry embossed while my sentiment is gold embossed.  The dies used include Spellbinders Lacey Circles, Lacey Squares, Petite Ovals, and Classic and Scalloped Circles.

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

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.

Challenges I am entering this card in:
 Southern GirlsPearls Forever Friends -must include an animal Christmas DRS DesignsBlue Christmas Art Impressions Stamps ChallengeEasel or more than one fold Stampin With The Dragon Ribbons & Bows Totally Papercrafts – Lots of Layers Jellypark Challenges  Christmas in July Alphabet Challenge L … Lace Send a Smile for Kids -  Christmas in July 2 Sisters - #99 Christmas in JulyThe Hybrid Chick Card Caravan Christmas in July Robyn`s Fetish - Christmas in July Creative Inspirations Paint  Christmas in July Amusing Challenges - Christmas in July Christmas Crafting -Christmas and 2 or more folds Crafters Companion  Ho ho ho Christmas Creatalicious Challenges Christmas in July Cupcake Craftroom  Lots of layers The Crafter's Cafe Challenge -Christmas in July w/non-traditional colours The Crazy ChallengeChristmas in July There She Goes - Christmas in JulyTotally Stampalicious Christmas in July Paper Pretties Embossing Stamptacular Sunday - Wings (two cardinals by the snowman) and Bling

 Our Daily Bread Designs  will be attending the CHA trade show in Rosemont, Illinois this week! Please note that no orders will ship out after this weekend and they will resume shipping on Monday (July 23, 2012).

.....but they will be running a special for 5 days....July 16-20, 2012 (midnight EST) and will give you a discount off purchases!!
Orders of $100.00-$149.00 may use code CHA10 to receive 10% off the order!
Orders of $150.00-$199.00 may use code CHA15 to receive 15% off the order!
Orders over $200.00 may use code CHA25 to receive 25% off the order!!
PLEASE NOTE: Stamp set bundles and Gift Certificates are NOT included in this offer. We will not discount any of these items and your invoice will be adjusted if you purchase them.

Thanks for stopping by!! We hope you will join us for this week's challenge. We can't wait to see your creation!!  Have a great week!!


Amy Johnson said...

What a fun and pretty Christmas card!

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning card Chris :)x

tammy said...

You did such a super great job on this card!! Your coloring and 'flocking' really sets it apart!!! Thank you so very much for glowing for the Lord:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure

Sabrina Jackson said...

Chris, my friend, this is one stunning card! I have loved this stamp set ever since it came out and your card design and the coloring is AMAZING and totally makes this set shine!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful card Chris! Love the snow effect on the trees. Your coloring is always gorgeous and your LO's so unique and stunning. Hope all is well my friend. So nice to be getting back into the swing of things again. "Hugs"

Kathy said...

This is so adorable Chris! Such a cute little scene and your coloring and the applique is perfect! Blessings! Kathy

Shelia said...

what a darling card!! Love this fancy fold and the touch of red. Thanks for playing along in this week's challenge at DRS Designs.

Karin said...

The card is so pretty and I just love the touches of snow! Just what I needed today with the 95 degree heat :) Thanks so much for playing along at DRS Designs!

Saints Rule! said...

This is so clever Chris! I love the beautiful blue and that scene is just darling! The frilly details are fabulous! Love it!

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Chris...this is STUNNING!! and a head start on the Christmas season too!! I love this snowman, and love the technique..., and perfect colours!!
Blessings & Hugs

Anonymous said...

Wow mom this card is astonishing!! I love the blue and the snowman with the green and of course the snow!! Love the cardinals!! SOOOOO pretty!!
Best Regards,

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Chris,love the fold,looks fabulous,love the wintery scene too, gorgeous colouring..and the beautiful!!..


Jacqueline Smith said...

What an awesome card.Love the fancy fold and all the attention to detail.
Thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon.

Lisa T said...

Stunning!! Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts!

Anonymous said...

fab christmas card thanks for joining us at 2sisters challenge this week good luck tracy x

Sherry Kushibab said...

Awww, I love easel cards and with a snowman to boot!!! So many sweet details - that black die really sets those trees and little fella off. I think I am beginning to feel the urge to make a Christmas card now...wouldn't it be great to be ahead of the game.

kathi17 said...

Your snowman is so cute Chris. I love your coloring, and that Liquid Applique is really beautiful on the tree!

Grace said...

Just too cute Chris!!! LOVE the pop up design with this image... your clouds are awesome... and how great to have a Christmas card done!!! Hard to feel it when it's nearly 100 degrees out though! LOL! This gives me hope of cooler temps soon!

Rosemary said...

oh chris!! this is absolutely adorable! the image is so sweet and your pop up card is just amazing!! hugs!

paper fun said...

Beautiful card, Chris.

I love the shape.

Thanks for joining in our lace challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


Danni said...

Wonderful card!

Karen Hasheck said...

What a sweet sweet holiday card! Any child would love to receive this card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids! Hope to see you back again soon!

Anne said...

A beautiful card, fabulous colour work too
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts
Anne x

Nicki Olsen said...

Wow Mom!! I love the colors and all the details!! Beautiful coloring too!!Cool snow effects!! I love you!!

Debbie said...

Fabulous card. Love the shape. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month.
Debbie x

happyglitzygirl said...

Hi Chris, this is stunning, love everything about it. Thanks for playing with us at SAS4Kids, blessings Hilde

Renee Matarese said...

Very pretty! I love how the border on the bottom looks like a snow drift. The sky is very pretty too. Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week. Hope to see you again soon.

coldwaters2 said...

I totally love this beautiful card Chris the card shape itself looks terrific, the snow effect on the image is super, the bow is a perfect touch.
Lorraine x

Christy Beans said...

Love this little scene - snowmen are so cool! har har Great shape and layout - fabulous winter card! =) Thanks for joining us for the Christmas in July challenge at SAS4K!

Познавате ме като "Точица", "щурчо", "Елфи", "КрасИва" или може би не ме познавате? said...

I love your easel winter card!Fab work!
Thank you for playing along with us at CCH # 124 - Christmas in July.Hugs Krassi said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image, design and colours. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Hugs, Jill x

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Such beautiful details on your card, everything is just stunning! Thank you for joining us @ SAS 4 Kids for our "Christmas in July" challenge :)

meg said...

An amazing card love the icy feel to it the flocking on the trees is a great finishing touch. Thanks for joining in at Christmas Crafting this month.

Kianel said...

Beautiful card, love the easel card!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations paints challenge this week!
Love from France, Kianel.

Mary J said...

How fab, love it Chris! Thanks for joining us at the Cupcake Craftroom honey!

Mary J x

Chris said...

I love easel cards and this is one notch up! wow, great Christmas card Chris! Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenges this week. I love your entry!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet's 'Lace' challenge xx

Suzie McFloozy said...

Fab card - love the unusual fold and your use of nesties x
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Jellypark friends Friday challenges & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

DianaMc said...

Hard to think of snow and cold with this heat but what better way than with a cute him.

Chana Malkah said...

Nice card! Thanks for playing along at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!


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