Sunday, September 30, 2012

First Crafters In Faith Blog Hop

To God who gives our daily bread
A thankful song we raise,
And pray that he who sends us food
May fill our hearts with praise.
Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

Welcome to the first Crafters of Faith Blog Hop! We are so blessed to have you stop by and celebrate the beauty of AUTUMN with us! The Crafters of Faith blogging group is a joyous blending of christian friends ~ joined together to fellowship, share our faith, build friendships and craft together! If you are just visiting and would like to hop with us, welcome! If you hopping along already, you should have arrived from (Jeanette's) blog.

This month, our hostess is Carol S! She gave us a wonderful Harvest challenge and here is what she asked us to create: "I love FALL, the colors and the smells! I would like to propose that we make a card with fall colors, it should include fruits and vegetables to remind us of the harvest. When my kids were small, I canned peaches and pears, made pickles and such. So much fun to open those jars in the dead of winter! I am looking so forward to the fall festival of Sukkoth (Feast of Tabernacles). To Biblical historians, this is the actual time of Christ's Birth and many people believe this will also be the season of HIS return. Blessings All!"

To celebrate in this glorious season upon us, here is the card I created for you!

For my card I used a pumpkin patch stamp I got at a garage sale a long time ago. I had looked for a fruits and vegetable stamp, but came across this and thought it might work. I embossed the image on water color paper and used my water color crayons from SU to color this image. You can't see it very well but the sky is colored in Bashful blue and the area under the pumpkins is always artichoke and olive. I used more mustard, cherry cobbler and early espresso card stock and the dsp came from a pack of paper I was gifted. I also used a bit of stickles on the pumpkins and leaves. I'm not exactly sure how I feel about how this turned out as it isn't exactly what I had envisioned....but hope that you like it...

From here, continuing hopping to (_Kadie's) blog to see what Autumn splendor she has waiting for you! We also have a special little giveaway for one lucky hopper today and you can find that on Kelly's blog - the last stop on the hop!

Thank you for stopping by today! In this glorious season of Fall, and the wonders of the earth changing to gorgeous colors .... in a time of gratitude and thanksgiving ... we wish many blessings for you!!

A special thanks to Kelly for starting this group and for the guidance she shares with us every day..

Until next time,


Darlene said...

Oh, Carol! I can tell you how I feel about this card: beautiful!!! The watercolor paper and watercolor crayons you used are very impressive. Love the touch of sparkle on the pumpkins also. I'm an earth tones girl all the way so of course I love your colors of DP and those strips in your layout. I'm so glad that you are in the COF!

MiamiKel said...

Oh course we like it - in fact, it's LOVE!! The colors are just perfect and the pumpkin 'n extra touches are just gorgeous. It has a very regal feel to it, especially with your trademark glitz and bling! *smile!*

Thank you for being a beautiful part of the Crafters of Faith :) *Blessings!*

Liz said...

WOW!!! I love your card, the way you made those pumkin's stand out gorgeous!!! I really must try this,I love how you embossed some paper stips and added them everything about this card is Perfect! So Blessed you could join us on this Blog Hop with COF

kadie said...

Carol, this is gorgeous! I love all the texture and warmth. This card makes me smile and conjures up those feelings of why I love this season of the year so much. Hugs to you, my sweet friend. I'm so blessed by your friendship!! kadiebug

~Paola~ said...

wowwww! UNBELIEAVBLY rich in colors...absolutly perfect immie and your coloring is undeniably superb! what a great layout!!! LOVE IT my friend!♥

~ Sharon ~ said...

Love this! The richness of the colors in this card just scream AUTUMN. The layout is fabulous as well. Glad to be able to call you my sister in faith.

:: BlueInks :: said...

CAROL!!!!! I am so in love with your colored pumpkins. Only you can use glitter and make them look like out of a magazine. I really like how your card turned out.

I am looking forward to spending more time together in the COF!

Carol said...

I LOVE this card! The pumpkins are fabulous! Just all around wonderful!

April said...

No, not stickles...hehehe

Love the image and as always your card is perfect!

Carolina Little said...

Carol I LOVE your card. The colours, those three embossed stripes and the pumpkins are beautifully coloured!!!. Perfect card for this great challenge!!!. Blessings!!!

Barb said...

Carol--this card is beautiful! I love the colors and the stickles (glitter) is perfect. That image is very pretty and I love the layout of your card.

Thanks for participating in this first challenge/blog hop and I am blessed to be a part of such a great group of ladies!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh pretty! I love the image, and the way you placed the rhinestones is so clever! Very very nice!!!

It's been fun hopping with you!

Liz Williams said...

Love these rich colors of fall.A great designed card.

Terry said...

I love this card Carol!! Love the image, the way it's colored, your layout and all the colors!!

Great card!!

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card & I love the colors you used! Great DP & added sparkle too....very nice work with the challenge!!!!