Tuesday, September 9, 2014

ODBDSLC213 Week 1: In Stitches

The first challenge this month at ODBD Shining the Light Sketch Challenge is to have stitching (real or faux) on your cards.  I must admit I immediately thought "FAUX!" because I have a hard time sewing in a straight line... and if I'm using lovely designer paper, do I really want to mess it up?!  But since this is a challenge, I dusted off my machine.  I went for a zig zag around the edges - it seemed safer that way!  The Doily die is so pretty and intricate I didn't want to cover it up so I left the design pretty simple.  Hope you take up the challenge too!  And make sure you check out my fellow DT sisters- there are some serious seamstresses in that group!

Our Daily Bread Designs, Designed by Diana Nguyen, Doily Blessings, Doily

Dies:  ODBD Doily and ODBD  Fancy Foliage
Accessories:  Circle punch, roses, and ribbon

 And make sure you check out my fellow DT sisters- there are some serious seamstresses in that group:

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.  You have until September 21, 2014 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to be placed in a monthly drawing 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 on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on the first challenge of each month.We would love to see your creations.

Challenges I am playing in:
Word Art Wednesday


  1. Oh, Diana, your card is gorgeous!! I love the rich colors you chose and how beautifully the doily looks against the floral print! And the cluster of flowers with the Fancy Foliage is beautiful beside the wonderful Scripture from Psalms! And your stitching is perfect - you don't have to be a seamstress to make a beautiful card like this one!! I love it!! Hugs, sweet friend!

  2. Super lovely!!! Love all the color and great sentiment!! So glad you are guest designing this week with us girls at CASology!!!!

  3. Oh Diana, love your beautiful doily, flourishes and roses on that gorgeous flowered paper!!! Love your stitching as well!! Awesome!

  4. This is gorgeous Diana!! I just love the papers and the burgundy and brown you matched with it. So rich!! The doily to frame the sentiment and your perfect stitching are stunning details. Elegant card!! Love it my friend!

  5. Wow, how beautiful!! Gorgeous coordination of the doily and dp colors, really pops!! and your bouquet is so sweet, love it!!

  6. Very pretty Diana! Your stitching looks awesome and adds a beautiful detail to this beautiful card!

  7. Hey Diana! I love your card! Your stitching is so neat and precise! When I try that it's all over the place! LOL!

  8. Such a beautiful card Diana. Gorgeous stitching and I love how you added the words in the middle of the doily die. Gorgeous colours too!


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