Monday, May 16, 2011

Stop and Consider

Stop-and-consider

Hello everyone! Tonight I'm sharing a card I made with this month's release from Our Daily Bread designs. This was actually the first card I made with this set, which is called Porch and is really fun to color! The porch scene and the vintage border at the top are both part of this set, and I also used the matching vintage border die. The base is GinaK, the dp is K&Co Julianne, the die cuts are Spellbinders Lattic Rectangles and Ribbon Tags. I used Ranger White embossing powder to heat emboss on the Craft. I colored the image with Copics and added an MS edge punch, MS Butterfly Punch and stitched the layers on my sewing machine. The pearls are Recollections.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
Happileigh Scrappin - Stitching, Make it Monday - Always anything goes, There's Magic in the Air - Embossing (dry or heat),By the Cute & Girly - craft type, posted on the 1st - Anything Goes, Desert Island Crafters - choose 3 or more from the list (patterned paper, pearls, ribbon ++), Creative Cowgirls - - Anything Goes, Emerald Faeries - Anything Goes, Kenny K Krafty Girlz - Die cuts and punches, One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes, Sparkles Forum - Recipe: 2 papers, 1 ribbon or bow, 2 embellishments (2 dps, 1 ribbon, butterflies and pearls), Card Creations & More By C - Must Use Embossing, Crafts and Me - #34 Punches, Crafty Creations - #118 Anything Goes, Creative Belli - 2W - #117 Anything starting with S (stitching), Little Red Wagon - #80 Houses (front of a house?), My Mum's Craft shop - #5 Use Dies, Penny's Paper-Crafty - #53 Anything Goes, Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown - no glitter - Things With Wings, Sew Many Cards - Anything goes,

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to comment! It really means a lot to me!

45 comments:

Patti J said...

ACK!!!! You are such an enabler! I had JUST convinced myself that I did not need this set...sigh...Grace, you've outdone yourself! What a gorgeous card! I love your coloring, and all of the beautiful little details that you always sneak in! Hugs, dear friend!

Elizabeth, The Shepherdess said...

Ditto to what Patti J said! All of it! Only for me you have to add those MS punches, too!! I love punches and dies! Having stamps that fit perfectly with them just makes it more fun!

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

This card is so pretty, lovely colors. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

Betty Wright said...

Grace, this is gorgeous! Beautiful colors and gorgeous coloring! Lovely card!

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful card Grace! "Hugs" Carol

Helen said...

What a gorgeous card Grace, love the image

MaxineD said...

Oh Grace this is amazing - love all the details you have incorporated and the colouring on the stamp scene.
Blessings
Maxine

Jemima's Jems said...

ooh this is fabulous, love everthing about this creation...stunning :)

Thank you for joining us at MMCS

JJ
xx

Deb Mitchell said...

Ohhhhh! What a gorgeous Card you have shared with us! I love the colours Hun- just stunning! Thank you for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Garden for our first Challenge & hope you revisit for many more Challenges

Hugz, Deb/ Owner

Kathy said...

Beautiful card, Grace. I love how you've colored this porch-makes it so inviting. I could not attend church yesterday so my husband and I watched our former pastor in Phoenix online, what was the title of his sermon..."Consider your ways" out of Haggai. The Israelites had forgotten to honor the Lord and they were suffering for it. The Lord sent Haggai to tell them to "consider their ways and turn back" Your card is so appropriate-what better thing can we do but consider the Lord over ourselves-this always brings refreshment! Thank you for this beautiful card.

Carla S. said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Grace! I love the papers and all the layering! And I must say, your coloring of the beautiful image is amazing!

Reflections from Granny said...

I love this stamp and you've colored it just stunning, I need to practice more with it.

Blessings, Lori m

Tracey Manderson said...

a very lovely card. Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs
Tracey

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

thanks for joinin us at KKKG!
good luck in the other challenges!!!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful, Grace. That front porch looks like it would be wonderful to sit on and have some tea or coffee. :)

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Grace .Fantastic scene . Oh that all could have one just like it .beautiful creation .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Rosanne said...

very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

Rosietoes said...

Oh my word Grace. This card is fantastic. Love everything about it.

Edna x

Gina said...

What a glorious card, and sentiment! Absolutely stunning!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Cowgirls :D XXX

Scrappin' Mama said...

The detail is amazing! When I first saw the card I thought 'wow, that's just TOO intricate & involved' but then I saw the sentiment & thought "that's how the wonders of GOD are ... intricate, involved, and so beautiful, just like your card" Thanks for inspiring me today - I needed it :)

scrap joanny said...

very very great card - so nice detail - really amazing !!!!

The Other Barb said...

Pretty card. Love the Bible verse.

Faye said...

Wow, the detail on this card is fab! Thanks for shring it at MMCS. x

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Simply Amazing Grace! (no pun intended...) I love, love, love this! Thanks for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week and good luck!
Hugs,
Georgia

Traci S. said...

Hi Grace~

This is so beautiful. It is now my favorite set. I feel so connected with the Verses included in this set...more than any other! And, I love the fence that comes with it. It is beautiful. I like how you can change the total appearance of the porch by putting different patterns, different colors...all of these things seem to move the home from one region to another. I love it when it looks like a Cape Cod Porch!

Question: Are you receiving FeedBlitz messages via your email? I am not and haven't since Blogger went down on Friday. I am trying to find out if this is only with my computer or with everyone. Will you please let me know.

Spectacular card, Grace!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

marilynprestonn said...

Hi there Grace, I just love your image. The perfect scene for a warm cup of tea between friends. Someday maybe that could happen for us. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Hugs sweetie pie, Peggyxo

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow Grace this is just gorgeous! I have that new die you did a beautiful job with it, thank you for the inspiration. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Operation Write Home!

Chrisd said...

What a beautiful card you created. The Porch set is on my wish list. I love the many layers you included and of course the sentiment. Have a blessed week.

acreativeneed said...

Grace this is so beautiful and your coloring is incredible! Lovely having you join in the Crafty creations challenge!!
smiles,Deena

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining us at SFC good luck in the draw x

Marianne said...

Gorgeous card! Love the sttiching and the beautiful borders! I am very impressed with this beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT and creative cowgirls challenge!
Marianne

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh is this ever beautiful!!! thank you so much for joining us at HappiLeigh Scrappin'

hugs :)

Tammylee said...

Great project! Thanks for entering the challenge this week at There's Magic In The Air!

Tammylee
May Guest Designer

heidy said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!
Thanks for joining KKKG this week
Heidy

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Absolutely stunning my friend!! Gorgeous in every way!! Love your use of the vintage border, your colors, and your coloring!!
hugs,
Chris

Becky said...

Grace, this is gorgeous..Beautiful colors.

Sparkly Engineer said...

Simply beautiful, the design, the sentiment, the image, the coloring. Wonderful #70 make it monday.

Mary J said...

What a stunning card! Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary J x

Scrappy Scatty said...

this is stunning wonderful colours
thank you for playing along with us this week at OSAAT
Love Jan
xx

Lesley said...

Wow what a gorgeous card! Thanks for taking part in the SFC xx

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Amazing and beautiful. I love this design and your special way of sharing this unique gift of creativity. Thank you...it's just what I needed today!

Lori said...

Amazing! Great coloring, the white EP for the top boarder is gorgeous.

Antonella said...

Wow!! This is such a beautiful card - all those layers and textures - oh my!!!
I stopped by from Make It Monday, I've posted a project there too!
Hugs, antonella :-)
http://quilling.blogspot.com/2011/05/wacky-wednesday-hug-card.html

Hannapanna said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month. Hugs, Hanna