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Sunday, January 10, 2010

ODBDC0110 Grace Abounds

It is HOT here again today - 38 degrees Celsuis - quite a contrast to the weather some of you are experiencing!  I hope you are all staying snug and warm, while I try and cool off with the 'air conditioning' on!  How exciting to be able to play along with Our Daily Bread Designs first Challenge as a Member of Splitcoast...this week we are to use brown and punches - or Nesties!!  How easy is that!!  I have used these ODBD images that have been sent to me in a RAK and how I love them, you know how it is you always see them on other peoples cards and think how lovely they look, but I have to tell you, I am a ODBD convert now - I loved using them. 



The image was coloured with Chalks and a Blender Pen, cut out and popped up onto the embossed DP with foam dots.  I added a little bit of Kindy Glitz to give the waterlily a bit of sparkle, but in true form it is hard to capture on camera - this close up shows it better.



I have used for Bow-Easy for the second time and if it was up to me after today's experience, I would call it the Bow-Not-So-Easy, but this is because of me NOT this great product! LOL!  I used this gorgeous ribbon that is part of a RAK from Sabrina (aka okimom2girlz) and stitched a button through the centre, then stuck a pearl to the centre.  Now I have to tell you that I LOVE bows on cards but am not really a 'bows' girl - but am slowly making the transition...so look at this one through 'squinty eyes' so you don't see the faults with it! LOL!



You know I love the faith based challenges and this is no exception!  To be able to share our passion for God with our passion for paper is so inspiring and motivating for me.  I love it that sentiments are readily available through companies such as Our Daily Bread Designs - what a blessing to be able to share our 'works of the heart' with just the right scripture or sentiment!

I used the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge for this card....how could I resist! (hello girlz!! LOL!)!  This weeks sketch was a good one for cards like this - you still have time to play along, Priscilla is even giving 'Sneak Peeks' for next weeks challenge - does it get any better than that - more time to play - wahoo!
The Ways to Use It Challenge over on SCS is all about using new things - well, these images are new to me, as is the ribbon - oh and the gorgeous button was part of a RAK from me dear friend Pam (aka pam124)  Lots of new things for me!!

The Kitchen Sink Challenge  - A Stitch in Time....hey, I sewed that button on pretty securely - that is the most sewing I have done in ages! LOL!

Thanks for coming by and for those encouraging comments you leave me - you know I LOVE to know that you have been!   God bless you!!



26 comments:

  1. What on earth are you going on about girl --- there is nothing wrong with that bow!!!! You have made an extraordinary card here - so much detail!!!! So good to see you playing along with ODBD!!! :)

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  2. Hehehe You know how to be your own worst critic yourself girl! Ther is so absolutly nothing wrong with your bow. It looks FAB! It really gave your card a feel of elegant luxury (don't know how to spell that, but I hope you enderstand.)

    Mvh
    Gunn

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  3. This is absolutely stunning Linda. The bow is perfect. Loz

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  4. Oh Linda.... this is soooo loveley!!! I'm in awe of what you can do with chalks!!! Your bow is fantastic!!!! I'm not a big bow person on cards either but you sure make it look easy! Love the button sewn on!!! Sooooo pretty Linda! Thanks for playing along in the ODBD challenge!!!

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  5. Hi Linda:
    Thanks for participating in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge again this week. We appreciate your support and look forward to you participating next week!!!! hahahahahaha-YOU DID MAKE TWO CARDS THIS WEEK!!!! A-HA...I caught you!!!!

    On a more serious note...I LOVE THIS CARD-very beautiful. The colors, the image, the paper-all fabulous. Great job my BFF!!!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

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  6. Trying to make the other MMDT look bad?? You are already Miss Priscilla's favorite so it really wasn't necessary.... Lovely lovely card Lovely Linda. Your bow is smashing, as is the rest of your card. I do love that the water lilies Sparkle Plenty... The rest of the MMDT thanks you for playing along with us this week but don't think you are getting a vote from me toward MMM or MMR (nice try)!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

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  7. Hey I know you :) What a gorgeous card linda..You are really trying to show off now..doing two cards a week..You are going to skeer the other DT away..LOL only joking..you just pump those cards out girl.. You rock it now matter what or how many you make. Just know that if #69 is drawn, I am drawing again..LOL {{{rasberry face for YOU this time }}} LOL
    Priscilla
    MMSC Hostess

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  8. This is beautiful Linda..If I had to pick one person that exemplifies God's love it would be you my dear..You are true at heart and spread sunshine to all you touch..You use ODB and other faith based images so well..I love my whimsie stuff but this is a perfect example of how these stamps should be used by ones that love the Lord and the things he can do for us all.Hugs and stay cool.

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  9. Very pretty card! Came here from MMSC link...had to stop in to see what you made...just posted mine. We have sunshine today, but with the wind it feels like -19 F! Would trade with you!! Have a great Lord's Day!

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  10. Hello lovely Linda! I love your card - what fantastic attention to detail!! Really glorious!

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  11. Oh Linda what an absolutely beautiful card.... love your colours and colouring and glitz bow and lace and EVERYTHING about this card. :-)

    Blessings
    M

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  12. Don't be so hard on yourself. I noticed the bow first, on your card. It is lovely! Very rich looking and the button, wow. I see everyone agrees with me... : ]

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  13. Linda, girl, I am with the ladies before me, don't be so hard on yourself, this is one gorgeous bow and it is the right touch for this absolutely amazing card!!! You blow me away with your coloring skills and your attention to detail....WOW!!! Oh, I am sorry about the small photo ;D When I played the Mojo Challenge this week I added the sketch photo small and totally forgot to change it, but it is NOW changed my dear...a little heads up...if you click on the picture it will blow up right infront of you...I mean on my screen it will be super huge. Thanks for letting me know though. Love ya!!! Thanks also for playing along in this fun ODBD challenge. Hugs an blessings, Sabrina

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  14. I stink at bows so this is fabulous! I was going to play along with ODBD but gee...now that I've seen this I won't bother! They will laugh me right out of the challenge! LOL! Beautiful card...as ALWAYS!

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  15. Hi Linda, this card is stunning, going to have to get me one of those bow easy! Your colouring with the chalks and blender pen is outstanding, I did give this a go last year (might be wrong but think it was after watching a tutorial that you did). Thanks for your lovely comments, have been here in OZ over 4 years now, not enjoying the 43 degrees today though, definately not weather to be working in!! Happy New Year, take careX:)

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  16. Woo hoo Linda!!! Lust love your use of the earthy colors and your take on the MMSC and the ODBD challenge. What an awesome creation it is. I have not used my chalks in quite a while and really should take them out. Gorgeous coloring and design!! Thanks for blessing with your talent at ODBD!

    hugs,
    Chris

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  17. Linda, I just love your use of ODBD stamps. Your colors and details on this card are phenomenal! Gorgeous through and through! Where do you find the time my friend! You seem to be everywhere! Wow! Way to go! Love it!
    Denise
    MMDT

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  18. Gorgeous Bow! Love the pretty edition in the middle. It doesn't matter how or how long - it's the finished produce that counts haha!
    Beautiful card.

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  19. I love your work!!! Always beautiful!! And this one is so rich and elegant and cool all at the same time! The bow is fab, BTW!!! Thanks so much for playing in the ODBD challenge!! God Bless!!!

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  20. Well hello dear Linda! :) Just a gorgeous card as always. And the bow did turn out beautiful despite the "not so easy." LOL! Blessings to you!

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  21. Oh Linda!! This is just STUNNING!! LOVE you beautiful coloring, and that ribbon treatment! OH MY!! It is perfect! I have no idea what you are taling about! :)

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  22. I think I said this on SCS already...but this is a lovely card. You colored the lily beautifully - and the texture in the paper really gives it warm and shows off the flower. And I think the bow is great.

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  23. Hey Linda!!!! This is a stunning card girl!!!! Love the colors you used! You always make such pretty card!!!!

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  24. This is beautiful! Love the colors and wonderful images.

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