Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bless the Little Children

Our theme for you this week at Twist of Faith  is

CHILDREN!

Your card creation should show CHILDREN... and perhaps it will even be for a child! Remember our 'twist of faith' your creation should also include a scripture, or quote or an uplifiting sentiment that suits this week's theme.
"And He took the children in his arms,
placed his hands on them and blessed them."
Mark 10:16 NIV
Our challenge prize for the  random winner is provided by the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps, and it is a wonderful prize of SEVEN DIGITAL IMAGES -- winner's choice!
 
We love Bugaboo Stamps, and we know so many crafters do too! We appreciate their awesome sponsorship... the images are so much fun! Also, there is a 50% off sale going on at Bugaboo until December 26th. (Do note that the sales does NOT  include the Daily Deal (which is already an awesome price!) or the Gift Certificates.) What a time to stock up on your favourite images!!!
 
For my card, I combined two images (Best Buds and Best Friends). Bugaboo stamps come in both .jpeg format and ,png format which allowed me the flexibility of combining the two images into one which I then printed onto Cryogen card and colored with Copic markers.
 
My white card base was layered with a soft orange color card and then the striped DP. The DP came from a Recollections pad that I got on sale from Michael's Crafts. I took another coordinating sheet from the same pad and matted it with the orange. My image and my sentiment are both matted, so it was just a matter of layering all the pieces. I added small yellow buttons to the corners, two Prima paper flowers (layered together) and hand punched green leaves to finish off the simple little card.
 
My sentiment is Mark 10:14, "Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God." Jesus tells us we should all be child like in our faith -- notice the term is child like, not childish. There is a difference. One denotes an innocent trust and pure faith. The other denotes an immaturity, often a bit of rebellion as children learn and test their capabilities and boundaries. Babies and little children must depend on their parents and trust that their needs will be met; this is what our Heavenly Father wants from all of us. The next verse to the one I used on my card tells us that Jesus took the children into His arms and blessed them.  He wants us to be child like and trust Him for our needs. Come unto Jesus as a little child. He is the great comforter and provider.

Challenges:
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/ - Anything Goes
http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com.au/ - Children
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/ - For the Kids
http://sendasmile4kidschallenge.blogspot.com/ - Anything for Kids
http://ladyanneschallenges.weebly.com/sentimental-friday-anything-goes.html - Sentiment
http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.com/ - Anything Cute



 

15 comments:

  1. Adorable card. I have blog candy if your interested, details here, http://theantiquewardrobe.blogspot.com/2012/11/christmas-blog-candy.html

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  2. Jenee: This is just darling! I absolutely love having you play along in our challenges and appreciate your sweet participation. Thanks for blessing us with your sweet art!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

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  3. Any age will enjoy that beautiful card. The scripture is such an inspiration for me. Imagine Jesus picking us up as children and blessing us....
    Such detailed work. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Psalm 103 Blessings
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

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  4. This is really sweet!! I love the combined image and the verse!

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  5. Very clever to put the two cute images together, Jenee.....and they look as if the belong together, too! Beautifully coloured, my friend, and the scripture is perfect, as are the lovely papers....great job!

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  6. Jenee' lovely, lovely card - the DT are very talented. I hope some of that will rub off on me! I like how you put two images together - your card is beautiful. I am learning by reading the blogs that I need to add more to my page and promote the sponsors. It is a blessing to be on the team of TOF - thanks for your kind comments on my blog - Have a great week!

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  7. What a pretty card!! The little children are so cute and I love the color combination. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings to you!

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  8. This is so very cute, wonderfully done;)
    Thanks for playing with us this week at Eureka Stamps for the kiddos challenge.

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  9. This is just adorable. Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

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  10. This is just the sweetest card, and i know how much work goes into coloring that many images on a card it is like 4 cards instead of one! Love it!

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  11. Oh how the Lord Jesus loves children! Love your children on your card! Splendid!

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  12. This is lovely...Thanks so much for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. joann sassy raggedy

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  13. This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Everything works so well together. Thanks for sharing your talent. Good luck with the challenge. Hugs Desíre {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  14. Hi there, Jenee! This is such a great, fun card. I am lucky enough to get to come by and comment on it multiple times...LOL Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps.
    Blessings,
    Karen L, Guest Designer
    Eureka Stamps

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  15. Absolutely Darling! Love this!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Eureka Stamps This week!! Please Come back and play with us again really soon!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina

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