Monday, March 14, 2011

Inner Beauty


Hello everyone! I have a real quick card to share tonight. I wanted to play along with Our Daily Bread designs Shining the Light Challenge this week, as we are celebrating THREE years of offering God's Word to the stamping community this week! So there is a special challenge with a special prize! The challenge is to use either leather, which is the traditional third year anniversary gift, OR pearls, which is the third year gem. Well... if you want to see some awesome samples, hop on over to the ODBD Blog and check them out! I decided to use pearls on this card. I wanted to use this great sentiment from the Eternity set, as is the frame, decorative element and the custom elegant oval die cut (By Spellbinders) that cuts this frame so beautifully. My card stock is Gina K Pure Ivory and Papertrey Aqu Mist, as is the ribbon. I used SEI chalk Ink, Prima flowers, MS punch, CB folder and the little butterflies are from the Our Daily Bread designs Happy Birthday set.

Happy Anniversary Kelley and all of Our Daily Bread designs!

Please come back on Thursday the 17th when we will have our special Anniversary release Blog Hop! There will be lots of chances to win wonderful prizes!!!

I also wanted to play along with the following challenges:
Critter Sketch - Monochromatic House of Gilli - Pastel Colours with Bling Make it Monday - anything goes Stamp Fairy - Green There's Magic in the Air - monochromatic
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything goes Card Cupids - Green Creative Cowgirls - Monochromatic Gingerloft - Use flowers Let's Ink It Up - NO DIGI and Embossing
Paper Sundaes - Keep it Simple Sentimental Sundays - SENTIMENT and Green
Card Positioning Systems - SKETCH ECP Challenges -Green Little Claire's -Flowers
Card Makin' Mamas - something green Delicious Doodles - use green Mami Doodles - monochromatic green Simply Create - monochromatic Stamp Something - something cream & green Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Embossing Crafty Purple Frog - things with wings Delightful Challenges - Delightful Butterflies Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Pearls The Outlawz - Prisma & Other Mediums - Monochromatic The Rubber Cafe -Favourite Die Stampin' B's - Use Bling Paper Pretties - ribbon Penny's Paper-Crafty - green Simon Says Stamp - anything goes


56 comments:

Michelle said...

Hi Grace

Such a beautiful card. I adore the colour and the embossed pattern is so pretty.

Thank your for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Diane said...

Gorgeous my friend. When I come here I always have an "exhale of amazement" moment when I first see your artwork. Every detail fits perfectly. Your creations are beautiful...a perfect reflection of your heart. Love you, sister!

Becky said...

Amazing....so beautiful Grace! Love the colors, the embossing, everything about is gorgeous!

Courtney said...

Absolutely gorgeous Grace!! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!!

Courtney~

Anita said...

Amazing card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Grace! Love how you shaded the embossing.

Bee Lewis said...

Love all the detail and that colour. Spectacular card. Thanks for joining us at Paper cupcakes this week.

Alizabethy said...

I just love this card!

Elly said...

Hi Grace,

Wowe this is such a beautiful card!! The one below is also gorgeous!

hugs, Elly

Shirley-anne said...

Tis beautiful. Love the embossing and the sentiment .

Eseniya said...

Очень красиво!!! ))

Marianne said...

Beautiful embossing and chalks, butterflies and ribbon!
Great work!
Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls,
Marianne

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

gorgeous!
Thank you for joinin us at TCPF!!!

Karen W said...

Very pretty Grace, I love that new set and the die to match.

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Grace.. I love this embossing folder. Your colors are so pretty. Great job. It was so good to see you on Saturday. Let's do coffee in a few weeks.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Grace,
Your card is stunning! I love the colors and the embossing is perfect! Thanks for playing at Critter Sketch this week!
Hugs,
Georgia

Reflections from Granny said...

I love butterflies and the aqua color is so pretty on this card, just divine the way you put this together.

Carla S. said...

Absolutely stunning, Grace! I love the monochromatic aqua and all the gorgeous details! I hope we can get together again sometime soon! Hugs!

Jennie said...

This is beautiful Grace!! Love the aqua color on this and the florals and butterflies...lovely design.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Great colors, soft and beautiful.

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Grace,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful card Grace with a gorgeous monochromatic color. Great LO with the flowers and butterflies! "Hugs" Carol

Sharon said...

Your soft colour along with the embossing and verse makes for such a pretty card.
Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up embossing challenge.
Sharon G.

Poppet said...

A beautiful card Grace, the colour is gorgeous and gives a very elegant feel to the card. Wonderful embossing and beautiful sentiment.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

Rosietoes said...

Gorgeous card Grace. Love that enhanced embossing.

Edna x

Crystal said...

Jaw dropping GORGEOUS Grace, Oh my word I Love your embossing, this is sooooooo BEAUTIFUL!!! WOW WOW WOW and the layout is PERFECT!!

The Bug said...

Very Pretty - love the embossing and the flowers! Thanks for joining our Pastel with Bling challenge over on the House of Gilli Challenge Blog!
Hugs, Wini

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow girl!! This is so elegant and beautiful!! I just love all the texture and your colors. Beautiful frame you have created.
hugs,
Chris

Oh...thanks for supporting the ODBD Challenge yet again. You are the best!!

Ren-Yi said...

What a gorgeous elegant card. Thanks for entering this in our Mami Doodle challenge.

The Mama Monkey said...

LOVE the monochromatic look to this! stunning per usual!

craftybunny said...

Beautiful card.Love how you've highlighted the embossing by inking it.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Georgina said...

A beautiful card. Love the embossed details and colours you have used.

Thank you for joining Little Claire's blog challenge.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Grace, sweet Grace, this is over the top!! I mean everything on this BEAUTY is perfection to the "T"!! Thanks so very much for always supporting the Shining the Light Challenge, you are the BEST!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Brenda Brown said...

I love this card Grace, the buttreflies and flowers are a fabulous touch and the embossing really gives it additional dimension.
Thanks for sharing them with us at Let's Ink It Up.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

SuzanneK said...

OMG this is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck, Suzanne x

angelwhispers said...

Just so beautiful!! Love the design and the colours are just lovely!!

Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

phatelara said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love it! <3

Debbie, Crafty Heart

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A very classy and elegant card with beautiful embossing. Thank you for joining us again at Sentimental Sundays.
Sylvia x

velta said...

Stunning to say the least Grace! I love the aqua color :) TFS!

Trinh said...

This is gorgeous, Grace! Thanks so much for joining us for a Mami Doodles challenge!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Love this!
Thanks for joining us at The Rubber Cafe for this weeks challenge to use your favorite dye!

Kristine :0)

Wendy Colledge said...

Hi Grace
A stunning card that stands out from the crowd xx
Thank You for joining us at Mami Doodles and good luck in the draw too xx

Mary said...

Love the detail in your card.

Steph said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining the Card Cupids challenge.

Mami Doodles said...

Beautiful card, so delicate! Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

HappyCrafter said...

Gorgeous, love how sophisticated it turned out! So glad you joined us this week at Sentimental Sundays :-)

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Your design and colors are fabulous Grace!!! Thanks for joining Let's Ink It Up's embossing challenge!

Tammy xox

Silke Ledlow said...

PURE GORGEOUSNESS GRACE!!! I l.o.v.e this card..everything is perfect! I just bought the same little flowers...now I need to use this awesome colors soon...LOL! Thanks for joining us :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Colleen said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the swirls and details - beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!

Lisa M. said...

A gorgeous card! Great use of the frame embossing folders and I love the extra inking. The butterflies are gorgeous! Thanks for playing with Paper Sundaes!

marsha said...

Grace, this is just so gorgeous! I love the embossing, the Spellbinders die and your fabulous design. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge, we hope you will come back and play again next week!
Hugs,
Marsha
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Samantha said...

fabulous card, Thanks for joining in with us at Stamp Fairy challenge this week.

But to win the challenge the image must be from Stamp Fairy.com

hugs Samantha :0)

Yone said...

Lovely monochromatic Card ! Tks for joining us at the House of GILLI Pastel and Bling Challenge.

Sheng said...

Lovely!!!!!

Ildiko said...

Such a lovely card, thanks palying along with There's Magic In The Air tihis week
hugs
Ildiko

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Beautiful!! THanks for joining us at House of Gilli! : )