Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Christmas Poinsettias

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC219, Cardinal Ornament, Peaceful Poinsettia dies, Fancy Foliage dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week Two of our Shining the Light Christmas with ODBD.

I kept my card fairly simple this week because I was not feeling very well. However, it turned out to take a while to "construct" it (mostly because I had something in mind but did not exactly know where it was going - ha!). I decided to use Peaceful Poinsettia dies together with Fancy Foliage dies to frame my lattice circle. I used one of the sentiments from the Cardinal Ornament set and placed it all on an embossed background with a shaped frame. And, of course, you know how much I love to pierce for a border accent! For my poinsettias, I sponged them to give them definition and added seed beads for the centers.

Our pastor's sermon this past Sunday was excellent, and he reminded us about the meaning of Advent and how the Israelites were longing for the coming of the Messiah. Today we look back to the first century when Jesus to earth, and we look forward to the second coming of Jesus when He returns to rule and reign...forever.

In the meantime, we are to leave at peace with others and to live in such a way that people are attracted to Jesus, not to us. We never know how God will use us in our everyday lives.

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy,
always being prepared to make a defense to anyone
who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you;
yet do it with gentleness and respect.
1 Peter 3:15

This year John Piper has once again published a wonderful Advent devotional, and it is a free download. Perhaps you will join my husband and me as we read through it. It certainly can be a wonderful family devotional.

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until December 14 to join us. You may use any stamps to enter, but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we would love to see you use them. By participating in the challenge, you have an opportunity to win a $15 ODBD gift certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the "stamps column" on the ODBD website or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award. We would love to see your designs!

For more beautiful inspiration ideas for this challenge, please visit my precious design team sisters:

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and sharing a comment, thought, or prayer request, and I hope you have a wonderful week as we look forward to celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Cardinal Ornament (ODBD)
Paper: White (PTI), Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, Ruby Red (SU)
Ink: Black (Versafine), Old Olive, Crisp Cranberry (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Peaceful Poinsettia dies (ODBD), Fancy Foliage dies (ODBD), Circle dies, Petite Ovals dies, Fancy Lattice die, Grand Labels One dies, Dainty Dots M-Bossabilities reversible embossing folder (Spellbinders), seed beads, Diamond Glaze adhesive, piercing tool, red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing, fussy cutting, sponging
Card Size:  5 1/2"


Alshandra said...

Beautiful card Cheryl. Elegant and gorgeous as always! Beautiful poinsettias and I love the lattice you've used with them. Perfect paper piercing as always! (amazes me how you do this!) Thanks for sharing John Piper's Advent download!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous design, great embossing, the flowers are lovely!

DJ Rants said...

Love your poinsettias, Cheryl!! They go so beautifully with your shaped card, this will be sure to bless someone's Christmas!!

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Cheryl, I love your shaped card! It looks so elegantly Christmas-y. I'm sure the recipient of this card will love it, too! I thought the piercing was a die, but you did it yourself? Amazing! Especially if you weren't feeling well. Hope you're doing better. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous shaped card my friend!! I so love the decorative labels one in red!! Your flowers are so beautifully layered to perfection on your lattice and green background!! So creative!! We do look forward to His coming probably just as much to His coming now as the Israelites did. We should always have Christmas in our hearts.

I hope you are feeling better my friend. Praying for you!!! TTYS!!

Graciellie Design said...

Your card is so elegant and beautiful! The contrast, the window and the lace die cut, together with those pretty poinsettias make this card stunning. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring me as always!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Cheryl, this is a very beautiful card! I love traditional Christmas colors. Hoping you're feeling much better. I'll write soon, we just returned from Chicago late Saturday evening and I haven't stopped since. My sons texted me and said they would be home this weekend . . . aacck . . . . I thought I had several more days, I was expecting mid-next week. Hugs!!!!! Jerri

Unknown said...

The shape and embossing along with the poinsettias are so pretty. What a lovely work of art. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Advent Blessings, Carole

Jennipher said...

Cheryl this is absolutely gorgeous! Love your die-cut poinsettia's and the embossed background. I'm so glad to see you with a blog!!! Blessings.

Stephanie said...

I always appreciate your posts, dear Cheryl, because they always bless and encourage my heart. I am thankful for you and for your desire to share God's Word :)

Your card is another beautiful creation, my friend. I hope you are enjoying this wonderful Christmas season. Love and hugs to you!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Cheryl, this is gorgeous! Your poinsettias are so beautifully shaded and I love those swirly vines you used with them. So pretty with the lattice over green, and I always love when you use that sweet embossing folder. Another absolutely lovely card!

Becky said...

What a Wonderful post my sister.. Your card is stunning ! Love the poinsettias and the shape.

Robin Clendenning said...

Cheryl, this is gorgeous! So love your poinsettias and die cut backdrop! just beautiful my dear friend! love it sweet friend! I'm borrowing a computer so this is short! love you!

Debbie Harris said...

Your cards are always so very beautiful, Cheryl.
You said this was a simple card, oh my... Such detail.
I appreciate your love for the Lord.
Joy to you, Debbie

Linda Carson said...

A lovely Christmas card Cheryl! Your design turned out beautifully intend it or not!! Just love the lattice with the poinsettias and you can't beat the colors with your signature piercing! Hope you're having a good week! Hugs!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh I hope you start feeling better Cheryl. I love this beauty. Those poinsettias are so gorgeous.

Diana Nguyen said...

So clean and gorgeous! It has just the right amount of detail and texture! Hope you are feeling better!

Tracy said...

I really like the shape. I'm such a chicken about shaped cards. Guess I'm just square. hee hee The flowers are beautiful especially set against the pretty lattice background. Hope you are feeling much much better my friend. Hugs!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Cheryl this is so very gorgeous!!! Love the poinsettia with the lattice behind it! Beautiful!

Greta said...

Sorry you weren't feeling well, Cheryl. Hope you're better now. This is so beautifully designed & I love the piercing & use of the seed beads! Wishing you a blessed holiday, dear friend.