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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Let your Light Shine!

This week at Twist of Faith Cards, we've seen the LIGHT!  Our theme for you is Light ... the sun, candles, lamps... any source of Light.. (with our season of Advent, it is an easy one!).  Our sponsor this week is Pholkart Blessings. Sadly digital images from this artist are no more... Patti has moved onto another realm of her art, moving into other mediums.  But she is still honouring this challenge's sponsorship for us!

I love the image used in my card, because it brings to mind the placing of a candle/light in a window... which happens across so many of the world cultures. I first came across this tradition whilst living in Vancouver, Canada (quite a few years ago).  A friend, who was also the minister at the church I was attending, shared a story with me, about how her family was  back East, and how they were missing her that Christmas. They shared many phonecalls, and on the last call, on Christmas Eve, she asked them to place a candle in the front window for her, so she could be with them.  What she didn't tell them, was that she was travelling home the next afternoon after the Christmas Morning church service!  I guess that story was my inspiration for this card... snowdrifts and falling snow, with candles in the window... something we don't have with our Aussie Christmas!


After printing the image, I stitched it with stem and running stitches.  I coloured the door wreath and candle flames with glitter pens.  I then trimmed the image out.  On a white cardbase, I added a layer of 'snowflakes on blue' which has been matted with blue steel textured cardstock.  I then hand cut some snowdrifts, fixing one flat, I attached the house with foam tape for dimension, then the second snowdrift, fixed with tape and foam tape (to lift the middle of it). I fixed clear rhinestones to the corners.

I'm entering this creation into these challenges....
ABC Challenges #7 Holiday Cards - Bling (9/12)
Word Art Wednesday #56 God's Goodness/ATG (5/12)
Created With Love #20 Christmas Blues Anything Goes (8/12)
Eureka Stamps #17 Winter Wonderland #9 Blue (9/12)

Come along and join our LIGHT challenge at Twist of Faith Cards this week! Thanks for peepin'!
 

16 cared to share!:

Caroline said...

WOW this is stunning the stitching looks so effective and the layout and design is gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Pauline. Such a pretty card. Love the cute house and the verse is just fabulous.
Thanks for sharing at Created with Love.
Sandra xx

Scrappin Chris said...

Great looking card. I love the image. Thanks for taking part in our Christmas Blues challenge at Created With Love Challenges

Chris

Andrea said...

Fantastic card! I LOVE the stitching details. Glad you joined us at Created With Love Challenges.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Polly love your card it is very whimsical. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Created with Love Challenges.
Linda K. DT
www.ladybugstampers.blogspot.com

Jackie said...

This is such a cute card! I do love your snow & that image you used! Thanks so much for joining us @ ABC Challenges!!!!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

What a lovely winter scene with the decorations pointing to the BIG DAY, Christmas, when the True Light came into the world. Thank you for linking up with WAW.
Psalm 103 Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson,
Word Art Wednesday

Karen Letchworth said...

This is a great card. I love seeing the lights in the window. This is exactly how my Mom decorates her house every Christmas. I wish I could find a picture to show you - it's weird how much this looks like her house with the candles in the windows. Thanks for a beautiful memory!
I'm so blessed that you shared this with us at Word Art Wednesday. I really appreciate it!Blessings,
Karen

Jo Ann said...

This Card is just so cute...Love the whole message and the scene you created. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs always!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Patty Gorka said...

Love the little house on your card, the wreath, the windows...all the details are perfect! Thanks for playing along this week at ABC challenges!

Danielle Vincent said...

How very wonderful and creative. Love the details on the house and the stitching is a terrific touch. Thanks for joining us at 'ABC' challenges this week.

Scrappin Mama said...

Very Creative, love the details.. Thanks for us at Created With Love Challenges

Laine Kammeraad said...

Absolutely love your card Pauline. Love all the white, the blue sky and all the small details on the windows and door. Perfect!! Makes me wish I was inside that house in front of a warm fire and a cup of hot cocoa.

Hugs and smiles

Laine

Laine Kammeraad said...

Absolutely love your card Pauline. Love all the white, the blue sky and all the small details on the windows and door. Perfect!! Makes me wish I was inside that house in front of a warm fire and a cup of hot cocoa.

Hugs and smiles

Laine

Joann Burton said...

Wonderful card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Eureka Stamps. joann sassy raggedy

Ger said...

Lovely image and card. A candle in the window Christmas Eve is a tradition here in Ireland too. Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges