Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Crafters in Faith October Challenge

Hi all, this month our challenge hostess was Sharon and this is what she wrote:

Ok, friends; I'm here to post the challenge for the month of October .....take a look...
"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Wow, it's hard to believe that there is only 3 more months left of 2012...where has the time gone?? Some of you may know from reading my blog this week that Autumn is my favorite season of the year. In Southern Ontario it is quickly making its appearance and where I'm from the colour of the changing leaves can be quite spectacular. It's so inspiring--I just love it! Autumn also includes my most favourite holiday celebration--THANKSGIVING!! It's hard not to love a holiday that calls on us to give thanks for our blessings. I realize not everyone around the world celebrates this holiday, and our friends in the U.S. don't celebrate until November, so for this challenge you can choose to make either a card for thanksgiving OR a thank you card for someone who has been a blessing to you. Please use at least 2 designer papers and 1 embellishment, and most importantly, have fun! I can't wait to see what you've created!


Wow, what a great challenge...I love it and the verse as well...with all the bad weather  on the East coast and the earthquakes in Canada...there is alot to pray for and living here in the midwest there is alot to be thankful for. When I saw this challenge I immediately thought of the little precious moment praying girl stamp I had. I paper pieced the jammies with fall color dsp and the little bunny was paper pieced as well...I mounted her on glitter black dsp and colored the rest of her with my copics...I used soft suede cardstock as my base with black paper to mount the fall dsp and image on.


Here is my card:
and here is the rather plain inside:


Thank your for stopping by and checking my card out...please stop by the other Faith crafters listed on my sidebar. I am certain you will not be disappointed in their beautiful creations.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Monday, October 29, 2012

Calendar Girls Challenge October 2012

Here I am FINALLY...it has been awhile once again, and I am late, late, late in posting...I am so sorry. As some of you know my daughter is getting married in a little less than 2 weeks..I am making a lot of the things for the wedding as well as helping pick up and purchase incidentals for the reception etc so life has been in very busy mode...I am hoping once the wedding is over I'll be back full force to posting and visiting my SCS sistahs and friends...

Ok back to the purpose of this post. Our dear hostess this month is the amazing Tami.....and boy did she challenge me....here is how her challenge went.

Our October Theme

We are all about the month of October! I have three little challenges for the girls this month.

It is the tenth month of the year, so please have exactly ten ( 10 ) items on your card. No more, no less! The ten items do not include your card base. Your image stamped on a piece of card stock is counted as one item.

Our due date is the 28th. So, that is going to require two ( 2 ) circles needed on each card and a minimum of eight ( 8 ) different colors.

Are you scared yet?! LOL Start taking a peek….there are a lot of different elements and colors on our cards! I am so looking forward to what you all create, as I do each month.

I love my Calendar Girls!

Tami (Miss October)


Here is my card:





The image is a Mo Manning digital and the saying I am using inside is "A little bird told me you were expecting.....Congratulations"...My sweet niece is going to have her 3rd child in April and we are all excited for her. She loves the home made cards so I had to make this one for her..


Now the challenge starts...When I first started working on this I thought I needed 10 layers....yikes...so I do have 5 for sure...the black on top of the base (soft suede), then thin woodgrain paper, my image cut out once and then the girl and bird were cut out and mounted once again, and then the fake white semi-fence...makes 5...My circles are the purple rhinestones...and the 10th element is the glitter on the window, bird and sweet girls hair...My eight colors are white, purple, black, brown, green, blonde, blue and red...sheesh...I'm not even sure if I got it all but it was fun trying..



Thanks Tami for the amazing challenge...I hope I got it all...

Stop by the other calendar girls blogs and check out their creations...I am sure you will not be disappointed...

Thanks for stopping by,
Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Monday, October 15, 2012

October DDD Challenge

This month our hostess for both teams was Melina...as she is solo, this month she issued 2 challenges one for the Dazzlers and one for the Divas....here is the Diva Challenge.

For the Divas team:

Your challenge is to make a card with the theme of Animals and include a button somewhere on your creation. Since Kelly is such an animal lover and buttons find their way on to her cards a lot . I will be sending out a PM to all of you including Kelly with this theme challenge idea. But, Kelly will not know about the "leader in mind" bit.
The extra thing I ask of you for October is that you all mail your cards to Kelly. PLEASE DON'T MAIL THEM BEFORE THE 15TH OF OCTOBER. I don't want her finding out what's going on before she sees the blog posts!
That being said, in your blog posts for October 15th, please mention something about your DDD leader and how this is a big 'ole surprise for her and how she is going to be getting happy mail. That is the reveal of the secret......the day you post your DDD card.
Now, feel free to include any goodies you would like to send Kelly inside your card like ribbon or buttons, etc. But you don't have to include anything else but your card. This is just an appreciation kind of thing.
I will be asking the Dazzlers to do the same thing for Jeanette with a different theme in mind.
Thanks so much to all of you for sticking with the DDD crew! I love being a part of this group!!!

Now first off I just wanna say....WOOHOO Kelly and Jeanette...two wonderful, kind, understanding and amazing friends and crafters. I am blessed that they asked me to join this swap way back in the beginning and I have to say...(I'm sure glad I got a blog so I could participate). It has been one of the best choices I have made in my life.

Our leader Kelly, is so busy, yet she always makes time to stop by our blogs and leave love, she makes sure we always have the information we need and is always there for us no matter how busy she is. I ♥ Kelly...and am blessed to call her my friend...

So here is my card:

As everyone knows I LOVE Mo Manning images and this little girl LOVES her pup (as much as our Kelly loves hers)....I had to of course add some of my signature glittah and did so with the silver button and the ruffle on this little glass skirt is decorated with blue glitter to make sure everyone knew it was a ruffle.


Here is the inside of my card...I had hoped to make this old dsp look like a quilt that the dog was laying on....but as you can tell I went a different direction totally....sigh...

Anyway, Kelly and Jeanette I thank you from the bottom of my heart for starting this wonderful group and keeping it together...this is my happy spot....:)..(Kelly some happy mail will be winging your way soon!)

Thanks for stopping by, please stop by the other Divas and Dazzlers and see what they have created. I am sure you won't be disappointed..

Until next time.

Hugs,
Carol