Wednesday, October 9, 2013

ODBD, The Midweek Throwdown and Still Recovering from WCMD!

Greetings! I have a few cards to share today.
Each month, Our Daily Bread Designs sponsors up to 2 boxes of shipping costs when at least 50 of the OWH gals make and post cards. I make a point of  participating in the challenge- this is an offer too good to turn down- shipping for 2 boxes AND they give away 2 gift cards every month- very generous! I met the great folks from ODBD at the stamp show last spring and they were as nice as their stamps are gorgeous! I made 2 cards- but only 1 can count towards the 50 cards. Both are made with ODBD stamps.The second card is a deep, rich purple- but it did not photograph that way. The stamp gives the chalkboard effect- without all the work!

And for today's midweek throwdown, the challenge is to create a Christmas card with something from nature that reminds us of the holidays--so I chose the moon. Many years ago, upon leaving my home after our Christmas Eve gathering, my eldest niece-who was about 6 years old- saw what the adults knew was a plane-but she thought was Santa and Rudolph's nose shining brightly- flying through the sky- against the glow of the moon. She was so excited she began to shout and jump up and down and fell on some ice. (She was not hurt!) That precious little girl is now the mom of a fabulous 3 year old boy who has her enthusiasm for life. Jaclyn- this card is in honor of you and all the wonderful memories you have given me- and continue to give! There he is-- Santa flying to your home- and can you see Rudolph's shiny nose??? And do you see some of the lights on in the town below- some kids are asleep and some are still up...hoping to catch a glimpse of Santa!  

The buildings are from a Memory Box die and Santa is from Cricut cartridge- December has some great images!
And- no I have not completed visiting all the blogs from WCMD. I was sick earlier in the week-fighting a headache-so being on the computer was not an option. I still plan to visit all the blogs! 
Thanks for stopping by! Craft on!


  1. All terrific, fun cards you've shared with us here Diane. Thank you for your inspiration. I love Rudolph's red nose on your last card. So cute. I'm hoping your headache is better at this point. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  2. Great cards Diane! WOW you sure have been a busy crafter!

  3. A trio of terrific cards, Diane! (Isn't it frustrating how purple refuses to photograph well?) That last one is especially stunning. Hope the headache is gone for good!

  4. Nice cards, Diane! I love your Santa card!

  5. They're all wonderful, but the Santa/moon card is stunning!!! You have me planning to drag out my cricut!

  6. Diane,
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  7. WOW!! You have been bust creating a great group of cards! I really like the contrast of the third card, Hints at the excitement of Christmas Eve!

  8. Diane - This is a great card and back story. What a marvelous way to bring those great memories to life!

  9. Such great cards. I love your Santa card, great contrast, really love the personal story of our niece. It makes the experience even more special! TFS!

  10. Hi Diane, just popping over to let you know that you were the winner of my Operation Write Home World Card Making Blog Hop. Please get in touch with me at slbuller at fullchannel dot net so I can get the prize out to you. Congrats!

  11. The Santa card is really eye-catching and the colors are perfect! I smiled when I read the back story ~ thanks for sharing!

  12. Diane, thanks for playing in the OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge. I love that your nature of Christmas is a moon...I really enjoyed the backstory behind your card!


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