Saturday, November 20, 2010

ODBDSLC38 Holiday and a little Magic...

HELLO and HAPPY Saturday! Are busy bustling around for the Thanksgiving Season? Today will be a day of grocery shopping and cleaning as we will be having company this evening.

I need to remember to take a few moments today and really reflect on what I am thankful for! One thing I am thankful for is that I can share my creations and that I have time to create. It has really become an outlet for me, since I do stay home a lot and spend A LOT of time with my children. Which leads me to my children... I am SO thankful I can stay home and spend that time with them. I often think of so many parents who WANT to stay home with their children but can't... single moms or dads who HAVE to work to provide for their families.  As I type this, I am challenged to go out and shop to buy some food for those who are in need...

Well, as you know it is Saturday, it is the day of Our Daily Bread Designs Shining Light Challenge! This week's Challenge is.... 
Thanksgiving is just around the corner but since some of our viewers are from Canada or elsewhere and do not celebrate at this time of year, we are challenging you to create any holiday card (Thanksgiving, Christmas or etc.)

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 Thursday, November 25. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday.

Now for my creation...I decided this week to try my hand at a Magic Card. It has been AGES since I have created one and thought it would be fun to see how it would turn out. I often find lately that my "ideas" take a little longer than I planned, but I am almost always happy with the results...

Here are the details to my card...

Stamp SetsHis Gift and Amazing Grace Hymns
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Artichoke, Burgundy, White, Acetate
Accessories: Gold Ink, Watercolor Crayons, Aquapainter, Prismacolor Pencils, Rounded Tab Punch, Gold Brad, Gold Ribbon, Stampamajig and positioning sheets, Stamping Sponge, Gold Pen

I hope you enjoy your weekend and are VERY BLESSED!!! Take some time to reflect on your MANY, MANY blessings too!

Psalm 100:4-5 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.

Here are a few challenges I participated in...
Freshly Brewed - show off your style
Stampin' Royalty - patterned paper

Daring Cardmakers - 3 of something (colors - gold, burgundy and green)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything goes
Hodge Podge Shop - anything goes
Paper Romance - your favorite things (techniques!)

Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle

Meljens Designs = #34 Sparkle & Shine
C4C64- Circles- (brads and gems)
 Pixie cottage- sketch OR ribbons and bows 

Be sure to check out my SUPER talented design team members blogs here: 

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!
Chrissy D


Sandee Shanabrough said...

How cool is that? Very pretty and creative Chrissy!

Patter Cross said...

This is SO neat! Beautiful and a cool technique. Have a blessed day!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty Chrissy!! I just love this magic card technique. Such a festive holiday card!
Have a great weekend!

Francie G. said...

Fabulous, Chrissy! I have not used the tech! I will have to check it out. Thanks for the inspiration! Beautiful Christmas creation!

coldwaters2 said...

Gosh Chrissy I have never seen a magic card before but this is stunning that image the colours and design are awesome.
Lorraine x

Sabrina Jackson said...

WOW, that is about all I can say!! I have never ever tried one of these magic cards and it sure looks very intimidating to me. Love the very festive look of your card, Chrissy. Have a blessed weekend!! Hugs, Sabrina

Traci S. said...

Great card, Chris! I really love that gets me up and singing!

He IS Able, <--remember that
Traci S.

p.s. Happily Praying.

Grace said...

Oh Chrissy this is soooo cool! I love this magic technique! You should do a tutorial! This is really gorgeous! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks for your reflections as well!

Sadilla said...

WOW!!! That's great!!! I love the idea!
thanks for sharing such a cool idea at The Pixie Cottage!

Unknown said...

Lovely detialed work - your style is fab! Tank you so much for joining the show off your style challenge at fresh brewed designs, keep up the good work and see you soon again I hope!

Adrina said...

That's a great magic card, lovely details!!
Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage this week.
Adrina XX

Karen said...

Very nice, thaks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Diane said...

I have never seen a card like this before - it's wonderful! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Diane x

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us!!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Suzi Mac said...

A wonderful design Chrissy, great technique. Thank you for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week, good luck in the draw.
Suzi x

cheryl said...

oh this is great what a wonderful,design,,bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hope too see you again soon,love hugs cheryl xx

Hands On said...

Oh I would just love to know how you did that. Very, very neat. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty!

Tammy Q Howell said...

Wowzer! That is an awesome card.
Nominated your wonderful blog for an award. Just stop by to pick up your award. Thanks for sharing your talent with me!

Random Acts of Krafting said...

This is quite the project. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

Christine said...

Your card is gorgeous. So unique too. Love that flower stamp and how you colored it. This is a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Lisette Morris said...

Love this technique! Great card! Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage!

savvy teaching tips said...

Great job showcasing patterned paper. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

This is just lovely and so elegant!!!
Thanks for sharing your STYLE at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

Beautiful Greetings said...

What a fun card! You did an absolutely fabulous job. Thanks for playing with the Pixie Cottage this week.

Judy Rozema said...

How simply beautiful! Love the way this turned out. I have never made one of those before. Gotta try it! Thanks for playing at Paper Romance!

Jóna said...

Super great card !

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again.

I am posting this to all those I comment on, so you might have got this before, if so I hope it’s ok to get it again :D
I am one of the DT members at DDSB and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP “Fan’s of Digi Doodle Shop” and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

All the best to you, Jóna

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is gorgeous and such a great technique and design.

Jessica L said...

Awesome job! Such a beautiful card and a cool technique! Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at The Hodge Podge Shop. Hope to see you again soon! BTW, I have candy on my blog too, if you're interested.