Saturday, December 24, 2011


Happy Christmas Eve Everyone!

I wish you all a joyous Christmas filled with the love of our Lord and family!

This weeks challenge: Anything Goes With ODBD!

This challenge will last for two weeks, until Jan 7th!

To make the challenge even more fun, Our Daily Bread Designs is giving a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Friday, Jan 7th 8:00 AM EST!  If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once!

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them. As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Jan 7th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to SplitcoastStampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC90. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge!
Please see ODBD Blog for all the details!

This is my creation:

The lovely image is from the   ODBD "Simple Things" set! After stamping the image twice and coloring with Copic Markers, it was cut out using ODBD's "Custom Clover Die"!  The Custom Die makes it so easy to cut out!  The flowers were poped up on the Spellbinder's "Fleur de Lis Rectangles" Die and the sentiment was centered in the middle! I scored the base of the card using my "Scor-Pal"!  The leaves and swirls in the background were created using CherryLynn's Fanciful Floruish! Ribbon and pearls were also added!

Please stop by to see what the ODBD Challenge Team have created:

We hope you will play along with us! Remember you have two weeks!

We would love to see your creations!

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember to hug your loved ones! Hugs!



Pauline said...

Oh my goodness - this is beautiful! There is just something about all white cards I love. Love how you used the clover for your corners and the bit of mauve ribbon just sets it off. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What an absolutely stunning card Fran! I just love the elegant white design with the clover on the corners!! Great choice of colors!! You are always an inspiration!! I will miss your weekly inspiration on the challenge team. I have really enjoyed working with you. I thank God that you won't be completely gone from ODBD though!! Have a blessed Christmas!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Fran, your elegant card is another jaw-dropper! I love the pop of the colored clover against all the gorgeous! Wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas! ((Hugs))

irishgreensue said...

Oh, Fran, this card embodies the way you work here at ODBD - with great LOVE!! Your elegant work has inspired me, and this card is no exception! Love the pure "white-ness" of this card and the delightful clusters of clover atop the nestie and the flourish adds to the magic!!

Thanks for all your kindness and encouragement during my time here on the CT - the memories will last forever! Will be checking in on y'all at ODBD!!
Big Hugs!! and Merry Christmas to you!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Fran, sweet Fran, your card is over the top gorgeous!!!I absolutely LOVE how the clover hugs the sentiment so beautifully!! You always make the most amazing cards!!! All right, now to the sad part :C. I will MISS you on the CT. It was so much joy coming to see every week how you interpreted the challenges. I am with Chris, I am super happy that you will NOT be leaving ODBD completely. To you nd your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Sending you hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Saints Rule! said...

Love this Fran! White is always a number one choice for cards and you never fail to take it to an amazing and elegant level! The dimension of the clover, your coloring, ribbon... so beautiful! Thanks so much for all you do! I will definitely miss you on the CT but look forward to seeing your lovely creations in your new role at ODBD! Merry Christmas!!!

Becky said...

Francie, this is stunning all in white and love how you framed the sentiment

Marlena M. said...

I love how you highlighted the sentiment, Francie. Beautiful! ;)

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

This is so fab. The stamp and the dies you used make a stunning display. Your coloring on the clover is excellent. I think I still have some Christmas money. Hmmm...

Yvonne Hagane said...

Absolutely stunning!!!