"The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever." Isaiah 40:8

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

ODBDSLC200 - Spring Colours

Wow! This week it is Our Daily Bread Designs' 200th Shining the Light challenge (ODBDSLC200)! The challenge this week is to use spring colours for your project (and ODBD stamps only).
When I think of spring colours I think of bright flowers, blue skies and green grass - so I've gone with bright colours - mainly pink, blue/green and green.
I also thought this would be a great opportunity to make a birthday card for my little girl who turns 3 soon. Everytime I ask her what sort of cake she wants for her birthday she tells me "cupcakes" - so I thought this card was perfect for her :-)

Elizabeth Whisson, Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC200, Cupcake Single, All Occasion Sentiments, ODBD Beautiful Borders Dies, ODBD Recipe and Tags Dies, ODBD Ornate Hearts Dies, ODBD Ornate Borders and Flowers Dies, ODBD Heart and Soul Paper Collection, ODBD Christian Faith Paper Collection, Copics, Happy Birthday, handmade card, butterflies, butterfly

For more inspiration for this challenge please visit my talented design team sisters:

To see all the creations from the designers in one place or to join the challenge, click here. You have until 8 pm Sunday, 4 May EST (or 8 am Monday, 5 May AWST) to join us. For this challenge you must use only Our Daily Bread Designs stamps. If you participate you have the chance to win a $15 gift certificate toward ODBD stamps at their store or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award.
We would love to see your creations!!

I've used Our Daily Bread Designs Cupcake single stamp for the main image and coloured it with Copic markers. I added a little Stickles Glam Pink to give it added sparkle! 

The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs All Occasion Sentiments (I love this stamp set because it really does have a sentiment for every occasion)! I've cut it out with the larger tag from the ODBD Recipe and Tags Dies. The edges are also coloured with Copic markers. 

I've used ODBD Heart and Soul Paper Collection for my pink background paper that has been lightly coloured over with Copic marker RV02 to give it a little more "pink" colour. The heart is from the ODBD Ornate Hearts Dies and I've used ODBD Christian Faith Paper Collection. This paper is also coloured over lightly with V01. I've cut out some white card with ODBD Beautiful Borders Dies and also coloured with Copics.

I saw someone else make these butterflies from the ODBD Ornate Borders and Flowers Dies and thought I'd give it a go. Each wing is the little corner piece from the die set and I've just bent the corner a little and glued them down. I added some stickles on the wings for sparkle and some rhinestons for the butterflies' body.

My children can be very trying at times, especially because the youngest one has found her voice lately (I mean screaming at the top of her lungs in tantrums when she doesn't get her way! - and she doesn't just do this at home!) but I constantly go back to these two Bible verses to remind myself that my children are a blessing and what a great gift (and responsibility!) God has given me to raise my children so that they too may come to know God.

"Behold, children are a gift of the LORD."
Psalm 127:3


"You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up."
Deuteronomy 6:7
Children are a blessing and while God did not promise that raising them would be easy, they do bring so much joy and wonderfullness (is that a word?) to our home. It is so wonderful to see the world through my children's eyes - so many things that we, as adults, either take for granted or just don't see - my children are amazed at and see the most intricate details. My little girls are growing up so fast - we should always remember to be grateful for every moment we have with them (in good times and trying times!) :-)

I am entering this card in the Bloggers Challenge - Bling it On.

Materials List:
   Cupcake Top/Icing - RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09, BV23
   Sprinkles - V04, V09
   Cupcake base/case - Y11, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG67, G2, BV23
   Ground - W00, W3, BG000, BG01, BG05, BG09 and colourless blender
   Happy Birthday panel / Beautiful Borders - BG01, BG05, BG09
   Heart and Soul Paper Collection (background) - RV02
   Pink butterfly - RV02, RV04
   Ornate Heart - V01
   Purple Butterfly - V04, V09
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Cupcake Single, All Occasion Sentiments
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Worn Lipstick
Cardstock: X-Press It blending card, ODBD Heart and Soul Collection Paper Pad, ODBD Christian Faith Collection Paper Pad, Creativ textured yellow
Dies: ODBD Recipe and Tags Dies, ODBD Ornate Hearts Dies, ODBD Beautiful Borders Dies, ODBD Ornate Borders and Flowers Dies, Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Large Circles
Other: Papercraft rhinestones, Stickles Glam Pink, Purple, ribbon from my stash (coloured with RV02), X-Press It 1 mm glue pen, X-Press It high tack foam mounting tape, X-Press It double sided tape, Helmar 450 quick dry adhesive.


  1. Oh, Elizabeth, what a sweet card! Your daughter is going to LOVE it with this darling cupcake and the creative butterflies (what a clever way to make them!). I agree that spring brings so much color into our lives! Beautiful card to celebrate the 200th challenge, sweet friend! Hugs!

  2. What a sweet and beautiful card Elizabeth!! I know your daughter will love it with that yummy looking cupcake colored to perfection, butterflies and all the texture!! Great Spring colors. Don't spring colors make you feel happy?!

  3. Very springy, yummy looking card!! What a cute birthday card for someone!! Love the little butterflies and heart on there too!

  4. Great color choice on this fun card, sure to be a hit!!

  5. A delightful beauty Elizabeth plus it looks good enough to eat! Your daughter will love it with the special butterflies, colors and bling! You're a great Mom!

  6. Oh, your daughter will love this card! Especially with all your loving details with the sparkles and those clever butterflies. Just lovely!


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