Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Stamping in Time Birthday!

Butterfly-Birthday-Blessing


It is time for ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD51)!  The Challenge this rotation is all about 2012!  Or, at least the numbers that make up the year.  Like 2-0-1-2. The numbers are a formula or recipe for how much we can add  or not add to our card!   Any stamps are allowed; however, if you use ODBD stamps you are entered twice for the win!  Play as often as you like!  The more you play the more you increase you chances to win!  
2-  Use two of something ( I used 2 butterflies)
0-  Use zero of something ( I didn't use any lace or stitching)
1- Use one of something (I used one sentiment)
2- Use two of something else (I used two  bracket die cuts for my side panel, matting them)

I made this  with ODBD's January release: Bleeding Heart Stamp, Birthday Blessings,  and 2 Step Butterfly and matching die.  I also used Serve the Lord (crocheted border) and matching die.  I used Mark's Finest Papers and SU! for my card stock, Glitter Paper by Marcella K (black bird cage), My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Blush, and Prima designer papers.  The birdcage is a Tim Holtz die. I colored the bleeding hearts with Copics and fussy cut them so I could weave them into the bird cage.  I used a couple embossing folders and some bakers twine, a scrap of hand dyed seam binding, and finished it off with some Spica Glitter Pen on the butterflies.  Sorry that doesn't show up in the photo.

We can't wait to see what YOU create for this challenge!!!   Have fun with it!

Please visit my DT sisters who also created samples for this challenge: 
Betty

I am also playing along with the following challenges: 

Freshly Brewed  something new  (new stamps) My Mum's Craft shop Something new (new stamps) Paper Shelter Challenge Anything goes Cupcake Craftroom   Anything Goes House of Gilli Anything Goes Incy Wincy Designs Anything Goes Make it Monday Always Anything Goes Paper Creations Ink Die Cuts and/Punches Simon Says Stamp and Show Something New (newstamps)  The Pink Elephant Anything Goes Truly Madly Crafty Challenges  Anything Goes Sentimental Sundays  a Sentiment/Anything Goes

37 comments:

Francie G. said...

Grace, this is gorgeous! Love the birdcage and those beautiful flowers! This would also work for todays challenge on splitcoast!

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Grace! I love the colors and papers and the beautiful details! The images are just lovely! Hugs!

Becky said...

Lovely, Grace...I really like that bleeding heart stamp! The butterflies are phenomenal!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

O.k. let us try this for the fourth time....LOL! Blogger...grrr!! I just love this card with the butterflies, birdcage and bleeding hearts. Creative and beautiful layout!! Praying for you and Al today that all goes well. TTYS!!
hugs,
Chris

Becky said...

Grace, this is stunning..stunning..:)

Kathy said...

Grace, this is so gorgeous! I love those butterflies and flowers! Beautiful colors and coloring. The border is perfect with it. Blessings! Kathy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, I love the butterflies, embossing and flowers. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Saints Rule! said...

Wow Grace! I just love, love, love that birdcage and when you combined it with that sweet bleeding heart image... WOW!!! The way you colored the image and the way it is assembled are truly a labor of love. Your heart shows in your work my friend! Blessings sister...

Candy C said...

Hi Grace. Your Birthday card is sooo pretty! I love the dotted swiss look on the light blue paper that is beautifully die cut and matted with the kraft colored paper. Then I also love the distressed ribbon on top of it. The butterflies and the flowers are beautifully colorized. Very nicely done card. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Chrissy said...

So feminine and so very pretty...
Thanks for sharing at Make it Monday.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Patti J said...

Grace, this is gorgeous! I know I say this every time, but this is one of my favorites of your creations! Thanks for sharing :)

Archana said...

WOW! How beautiful this card is. I love all these soft colors and cage and butterflies and stamp and.... everything.
I am glad for your entry in sentmental sundays challenge.

Betty Wright said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Grace! Love the colors of those butterflies and the bleeding heart cutting had me asking if there were a matching die I missed! Stunning!

Kim said...

Great card! Thanks for playing with us this week at The Paper Shelter!

Tameko said...

Hi Grace,
Your card is absolutely breathtaking. Fabulous colors & design. I love this latest ODBD release. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wowza Grace, this certainly is one stunning card!!! Beyond words fabulous! Thanks for joining us at the Freshly Brewed Something New challenge.

Linda

MaxineD said...

Grace this is absolutely stunning - again!! Love the way you have run the pink across the card, and with the soft blues and browns, the bracket cuts and lace so gently complement the whole.
Blessings
Maxine

Sandee said...

Grace this is such a gorgeous card!!! Love the flowers and butterfly with the pretty birdcage!!!!

Jan Marie said...

Oh Grace, what a lovely, lovely card! Love the butterflies. . .they just add the right amount of POP! and the soft blues coupled with the kraft. . .exquisite, my dear!!

sandee said...

so pretty!

Kelley said...

So pretty, Grace! Such cute and fun details!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love the watercoloring on those butterflies!!! The embossed papers are a great addition too!!

Thanks for sharing your creativity at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!
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Rene said...

Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck!
Rene :D

Crystal said...

OOOOO this is soooo GORGEOUS Grace, LOVE the bird cage!!!!

Pami said...

Oh this is beautiful Grace, wonderful colours, a lovely vintage feel about it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom this month, good luck and happy new year! Pami x

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Grace!! mouth dropping, tongue hanging out GORGEOUS!! and you cut that bleeding heart out by hand? wow!! wtg.

Julia said...

Beautiful Card! Love the butterflies. Thanks for joinig Paper Creations Ink. Hugs, Julia-DT

Zoe Sanderson said...

Beautiful card, visiting you from MIM XOXO zoe

Joanne (jojot) said...

so very gorgeous....so many beautiful elements all coming together so beautifully.....

Happy New Year

Helen Dooley said...

This is beautiful Grace!

Reflections from Granny said...

Your butterflies are so beautiful and your card is just stunning.

Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Trudie said...

Beautiful style. Thanks for joining us at MMCS.
Trudiexx

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!

Dottie said...

Good Morning Grace:
All I can say is every card you design is just breathtaking they are all so amazing in every way I could only with to make something even half as beautiful as what you do. you have a true gift from God.
Thank you for posting all of your amazing cards and sharing with everyone.
~ God Bless ~
Hugs :o)
Dottie

Stacy said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining our month long prize challenge at
FRESHLY BREWED CHALLENGES!

Hugs and Smiles,

Stacy

Traci M said...

Gorgeous, Grace!! I love the spattering of butterflies and the creative layout using the birdcage die...amazing work, friend!! Blessings on your week!!

Anne said...

Wow Grace, what a stunning design. Thanks for playing along with us in the Cupcake Craftroom. Good Luck! Hugs x