Monday, January 9, 2012

Never Give Up!

Never-Give-Up

Hello everyone!  I hope you are having a great week!   Today I have a sample I made with Our Daily Bread designs Jan. release, Never Give Up, Grunge Cross, matching die, and Grunge Cross Background.  I stamped the background with VersaMark and then lightly chalked it, then I stamped the Grunge Cross image with Archival Sepia over the bg.  I stamped another cross and cut it out with the custom die, sponged the edges and popped up, just offset.  The sentiment is a wonderful quote from W. Churchill.  My daughter has this quote on her "wall of encouragement" over her treadmill, and she used it and several Scriptures on running the race, never giving up, etc. to train for her first half marathon.  I love this set and think it would have so many good uses!  The card stock is SU! and the Designer paper is SEI Moravian.  The sentiment is mounted on a Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Accent, and the ribbon and bling is from my stash.  I sewed and sponged the edges.  The entire card took less than an hour, which for me is a record! LOL!  Love sets that make up this quickly!  Hope you do too!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
 Cupcake Craft - Something New (stamps), House of Gilli - Anything Goes, Lexi's Creations -Anything Goes, Make it Monday - always Anything Goes, Paper Creations Ink - Die Cuts and/or Punches, Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes, Stamp and Create -Anything Goes, Truly Madly Crafty Challenges -  Anything Goes, Addicted to Stamps  Must use stamp, Colour Blue, Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes, Gingerloft -Anything Goes, Opus Gluei - "Out with the Old and In with the New"- new stamps, old ribbon and bling, Pile It On - "Manly Cards", Sparkles Forum - Anything BUT a Christmas Card, The Squirrel & the Fox - Something New, Catch The Bug -  January Anything Goes, Crafty Emma - Anything goes, Our Daily Bread Designs -  In with the New, out with the old, Card Makin' Mamas - New Year or Something New )new stamps and how about the sentiment for your new years resolution!), Fairy Tale - Something New, Jellypark Challenges  Use Something Old AND Something New (new stamps, old ribbon)

31 comments:

MaxineD said...

Grace this is fabulous - love the rich colours and the way the eye is taken straight to the cross.
Blessings
Maxine

* Shaz * said...

Great card!

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, just love the gorgeous colours!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge & Sparkles FC this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Jellypark. :)

Liza said...

A gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining in with our something new challenge this week at CCC.

Liza x

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Grace! I love the papers and the beautiful cross and inspiring sentiment! Hugs!

Irene said...

Stunning use of design papers. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Rene said...

Oh Grace, this is GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for linking up at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM; the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning!
Good luck!
Rene :D

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Dear Friend!! This is just gorgeous!! I just love the colors you used and the offset cross. That quote has been my motto!! Sheer elegance my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Yvonne Hagane said...

Such a beautiful card!!
The colors and patterns are amazing.

Jennifer Scull said...

this is such a phenomenal card on oh, so many levels! love it! thank you for joining us at Jellypark Friends and Pile it On. :)

SAMARA NAVI said...

Grace - not only is the message right on, but the colors to highlight the message, the double height of your image, the stitching...it is all stellar. Good luck in the challenge at Lexi's Creations. Love and a Hug for the New Year. Samara - DT

Dell said...

Simply breathtaking card!!!

Merlyn said...

Awesome card

Kristen said...

I love Winston Churchill, so you had me at Winston! I love the imagery, the colors... this is beautiful! I love cards that could go either way too for gender. It isn't too masculine or feminine. It is always nice to have a card that a male could get on hand too.
Way to make stellar awesomeness!
Thank you for joining in at the Order of the Opus Gluei!

mags said...

Great card with lovely rich colours. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.
Mags
x

Bianca said...

What a wonderfull project you have made! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Paper Creations Ink said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that your New Year is off to a grand start!

Paul said...

Love that deep blue colour. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this week at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
TFS
Paul
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Jacq said...

Hi Grace,
Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the image, the dps, the colour scheme is perfect. Love the layout and the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Jodie Mackrell said...

wonderful card! thanks for joining this weeks anything goes challenge at catch the bug!

Miranda said...

very pretty card grace, the grunge cross is awesome
thanks for joining our challenge this week
hugs
Miranda
PCI DT

Debi said...

Grace your card is lovely. Thank you for playing along with Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge.

Gale said...

This is gorgeous!
Thanks for playing our "Anything Goes" at GingerLoft Challenges.

:) Gale

Cards By Jan said...

This is STUNNING Grace, I love your colours, and how you worked them into your card, I love the grunge cross and especially the message!!

Rosemary said...

What a beautiful and inspiring card. The colors are so rich and elegant and the message is perfect for someone needing support. I absolutely love the bling in the center, it adds that perfect finishing touch.

I'm so glad you shared your creativity with us at Opus Gluei, I hope you come back for more challenges with us!

Rosemary said...

Forgot to add that I love Winston Churchill and this quote is one I have in my office to remind me to persevere.

BethieJ said...

Your card is STUNNING!!! Love that paper you used!
Thank You for joining us at PIO! Have a GREAT day!

Helen said...

Wonderful card - love the colours you've used!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Shelly said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining in with our 'NEW' challenge at Cupcake this week! Shelly x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Grace what a gorgeous card. I love the beautiful image and papers. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge. Hugs, Denise x