Tuesday, September 4, 2012

This IS the Day!

Sound the trumpets.... Twist of Faith Card Challenges is up and running today! Right now!  Our first challenge has just gone live.  It's been a long time coming to fruition... I've been toying about a card challenge blog specifically for Christian cards, or cards that are encouraging and uplifting... something really positive to share.  That's our 'twist'... the card creations must share a scripture or inspiring sentiment...  Heaven knows I've needed something like this for a long time (I don't blog about my 'personal' struggles and issues)and with a lot of personal decisions, reorganisation,with hills and dales to climb to get here, I finally have!

First up I want to thank Mary Ellen of Dearie Dolls, a dear friend, who has designed some delightful badges, and our beautiful banner for us.  And my design team... we'll they are nothing short of AWESOME!  Come on over and meet them!

Our first is themed Joy. We want you to share a creation at our challenge blog that will share Joy with the recipient.  Our sponsor is The Doodle Garden, and Jennifer has such delightful hand-drawn images!

I shared a scripture in the challenge post, one of my favourites...

This is the day that the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad  in it. Psalm 118-24 NIV

and decided to use that on this card, which has a Happy Birthday message inside...

On a white cardbase, I have layered a blue patterned paper, covered in birthday messages, and butterflies, on which sits two layers of the same vintage distressed floral paper.  The centre 'layer' is turned for colour contrast.  Anyhoo, I created a wee digi sentiment using Psalm 118:24 and printed it directly onto the top layer of paper (with a few test runs on a thin paper).  All the layers were fixed together with the cardbase, and I fussy cut some flowers from an offcut, to add to the bottom left corner... leaving the leaf edges free for a bit of depth.

My image, Garden Angel, has been coloured with markers, chalks, and accented with glitter pens.  I fussy cut her along with her watering can, fixed the watering can flat, and used foam tape to adhere the angel on top.  I finished with ice blue rhinestones om the corners.   I left it a reasonably CAS card, because I like to contrast of the text and distressed flowers in the papers... all of which contrast with the still of the sweet angel!

I am also entering this creation into these challenges
Cupcake Craft #208 Colour Inspiration (10/9)
Tammy's Scrappin Corner #26 Anything With Wings (10/9)
Crafty Cardmakers #74 Things With Wings (16/9)

Come join our challenge, create something to share some Joy, and maybe you'll be our random prize winner, who will receive the TWO as yet UNRELEASED images we have showcased for you!  Come share your Twist of Faith!  Thanks for peepin'!

16 cared to share!:

Desire Fourie said...

Pauline this is so beautifully designed and the colours and embellishments work well together.
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Jennifer said...

Polly, this is wonderful! You shall be in my prayers often as you continue on this journey to share this avenue of your life with others!
Gorgeous card! I love how you've coloured her and the wonderful papers you used! And yes, this is the day that the LORD has made! Rejoicing with you!

Laura said...

Pauline, I adore your lovely card! I love how you put your Garden Angel directly over a flower garden. So pretty!

♥ Laura C.

Helen Dooley said...

She is adorable! your card looks so soft. Great challenge. Hugs~

Papercraft By Carole said...

She is a beautiful little angel - and beautifully coloured. And such an inspiring message!! Thanks for sharing at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxxx

Anonymous said...

Wishing you and your team every success with your new venture I'm sure it will be a big hit ! Love your card and that gorgeous angel and the beautiful words. thank you for playing along with us this week at Crafty Cardmakers and do hope to see you again.


Donna said...

Beautiful card Pauline and a great take on our colour inspiration challenge this week! Thank you so much for joining in the fun at Cupcake and good luck! :) Donna ♥ x

Jenée said...

Pauline, this is a lovely card. I not only like the colours you've chosen, but the DP is beautiful. Your Muses must have really rejuvenated during your holiday trip.

Anne-Marie said...

Those colours are just gorgeous, Pauline, and the fussy cutting is such a lovely way to display this pretty garden angel and your wonderful verse! You always make such happy creations!
Thank you so much for allowing me to be on your wonderful team!

Joann Burton said...

Adorable...Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Also for applying to be a guest designer. joann sassy raggedy

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Pauline,
I love these background papers, very sweet card!!!
Hugs Trish

Tammy Ortiz said...

Beautiful Card and the elements are perfect. This Card is perfect for our Wings Challenge.
I wish you well in the this week's Challenge. We hope to see you back next week.
Tammy Ortiz
Founder of
Tammy Scrapin Corner

Shelly said...

Too cute! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly x

grandmabonnie said...

I think your card, Pauline is so sweet..i love that you take the time to say how you make it on your blog! thank you!

Shannon83k said...

Cute card, thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. DT Member Shannon83k

NickelNook said...

It was so good to hear from you, Pauline! I'm very excited about your wonderful new challenge blog and I do hope to be back...over and over again!
I hope to link up to Card Crafter's Circle again too...if I could just get my act together! lol :o)