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

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

ODBDSLC231 - Spring and Easter Inspiration

I hope you have enjoyed the two week long ODBD Shining the Light challenge - Sketch and all the challenges and sales etc. that has been going at Our Daily Bread Designs - celebrating their 7th Anniversary!

This week the challenge is an inspiration challenge, ODBDSLC231. Here is the card I made:

And this is the gorgeous inspiration image:

As you can see I've used the picture on the right as my inspiration adding some eggs and lavender to my card. The scripture I've chosen to use on my card, 1 John 5:12 relates to the scripture in the inspiration image. In John 11:25 Jesus is saying that although you will die (here on earth), if you believe in Him, you will have eternal life with Him in heaven. This is what 1 John 5:12 is also talking about - if you believe in Jesus - you will have eternal life with Him. For 1 John 5:13 says "I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life". When I look at the eggs on my card I think of new life. When we become believers in Jesus we are being "born again" - starting a new life in Him. And the lavender on my card reminds me that, once we are believers, we are to "bloom" for Jesus - to live for Him and spread the wonderful news about Jesus to the world. 

For my card I have stamped Our Daily Bread Designs Lavender image three times onto the ODBD Shabby Rose Collection paper. I've then stamped Our Daily Bread Designs Christ the Lord background onto the leftover piece of ODBD Shabby Rose Collection paper. Then stamped the outline of the eggs over the top using Our Daily Bread Designs Basket of Blessings. I've diecut the eggs using ODBD Eggs dies

For the scripture panel I stamped the verse from Our Daily Bread Designs The Lord has Risen and then diecut with ODBD Elegant Ovals dies and inked while still in the die. I've actually used the same purple ink for the whole of my card but it turned out quite bright on the white scripture panel and a more blue-purple colour on the ODBD Shabby Rose collection paper. Lastly I added some stick-on half pearls in the top right corner.

For more inspiration for this challenge please visit my talented design team sisters:
To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC231 or to join the challenge click here. You have until 8 pm Sunday, 29 March 2015 EDT to join us (or 8 am Monday , 30 March 2015 AWST). By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate that can be used towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” in the ODBD store; or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge! The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.

Thanks for looking!


  1. What a creative and beautiful take on the inspiration, Elizabeth!! I love your use of the lavender and your placement of the eggs as well as your colors! Beautiful my friend!

  2. Beautiful Elizabeth! Love the paper the eggs and lavender! I especially love your verse!
    I enjoyed reading your devotional! We have the same thing in mind...tell people the simple message since we never know who might look in on our blog post.
    Beautiful dear friend!

  3. Dear Elizabeth, you achieved a soft, gorgeous design mixing different stamps... Brilliant! I love the soft blue hues and the resulting monochromatic design. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Gracie

  4. Elizabeth, how pretty and soft you went with the challenge!! The whole team made such beauties this week and I love to see how each one of us interpret the challenge!!! Thanks for adding your creativity and beauty!!!

  5. Oh, how soft and beautiful, Elizabeth! It's gorgeous, and I love the thoughts you've shared about the most wonderful and precious days of the year - the day our Savior rose and defeated sin and death - hallelujah! Hugs!

  6. Such a pretty Easter card Elizabeth! I love the eggs and lavender and loved reading your thoughts! Happy Easter!


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