Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Hello again! It is also time for another new challenge at the Twist of Faith card challenge.This week our sponsor is Milk Coffee Stamps. Our random prize winner will receive their choice of FIVE  Milk Coffee images! Milk Coffee consists of two artists who love to draw cute illustrations! They offer cute, quality digital stamps, which are perfect for all forms of paper crafting.  They make cute images for cute creations!

This week's challenge is themed:

AND a scripture, or uplifting verse/quote or positive words of healing, encouragement, or support

Grrr, Blogger seems to be eating my posts lately. I had written more beyond this point and "published" the entry. I just now have come back to check on something only to find the rest of the blog is missing! I have to laugh despite the irritation because this little card evidently was destined to be my bane from the "git go." I started by coloring two WRONG images. Milk Coffee is also the sponsor this week for another challenge for which I'm on the DT, so I colored images from that group instead of the ones that were sent to be used for this group. OK, so why two before I got it right, you ask? We are assigned images, but Milk Coffee is kind enough to send all the images to every DT member. The first image I colored up was not the one I was supposed to use, so I colored the second image. Yuppers, that's when I discovered I'd colored the image for a different assignment.

Finally got the "right" image colored up and started making my card. Well, Murphy's Law prevailed in the construction work, too, and after several mishaps (of which I won't detail), I finally got this little card finished up (Shew!!).

My image is the cute little girl reading, and the sentiment I used is "Having you as a friend is like curling up with a good book." Now, I am an avid reader (well, I used to be much more so before card making came along - grin), and there is nothing better than curling up with a good book -- especially in front of a fire on a cold day -- yum! Going a step further, there is no better book to curl up with than the Bible. Have you ever stopped to consider the Bible contains every literary genre there is. Whether you are looking for romance, poetry, mystery, adventure, law, short story, biography, you'll find it in the Bible. (OK, you won't find fiction there, but everything else is included.)

Oh, I think I've gotten side tracked. I am supposed to be writing about my card. I colored my image with Copic markers on X-Press It brand card. After coloring the "pillows" behind the little girl and making a mess of them, I ended up paper piecing them using a double sided piece of scrap from my scrap bag. I think they turned out rather cute, and I was much happier with them than the colored attempt (smile). My card is a white base with a layer of blue card. The DPs used are by We R Memory Keepers, and the ribbon is Offray. The little corner punches are by EK Success hand punch.

I hope you will spend a few minutes going over to the Twist of Faith blog. The design team does lovely cards that are truly inspirational (both creatively and emotionally). Our blog mom has worked hard to make this blog and her concept of challenges that provide uplifting message a reality. Unlike other Christian based challenges, Pauline has tried to keep the requirements fairly "open," by allowing you to use uplifting sentiments and not restricting you to only Bible verses. Who doesn't want to receive or send an uplifting message to a friend? We really would like to see more participating in our wonderful challenges. We have great sponsors who generously offer free prizes each week -- a definite plus -- so do please give Twist of Faith consideration as you are working on those lovely creations that you enjoy making. Thanks!

http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/anything-goes.html - Anything Goes
http://createdwithlovechallenges.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://papermakeupstamps.blogspot.com/ - Warm thoughts
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.com/ - Ribbon
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/ - Use a Digi
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Friendship


  1. Lovely card. Could you please post a link to the challenges you entered the card in.
    Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge this week at Created With Love Challenges


  2. This is so sweet!! Darling card!

  3. Your post had me tittering politely behind my hand......okay, I was guffawing like a loon.....hahaaa! Your pretty creation was worth all the trouble and strife, in the end, as far as I'm concerned.......and that's a delightful image....I completely missed that one in the store. I love the pretty paper-pieced pillows....oooo, alliteration..... and your chosen papers compliment the blue dress so beautifully. I think your errant Muses are back, Jenee!

  4. This is the sweetest card! Love that image, your fab coloring & design, the papers, and that pretty bow! Thank you for sharing this with us at Lady Anne's this month! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Great Friendship card! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Anything Goes Challenge!

  6. Adorable card and I love your blue bow.

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles for this week's challenge.

  7. A super creation for our challenge Jenee.

    Thanks so much sharing your inspiration with us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    B x

  8. I just love this, great image and lovely sentiment, perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  9. Beautiful card Jenee, such a sweet image and sentiment and fabulous design.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, good luck.
    Nicola -x-

  10. Pretty nice card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Ribbons” Challenge!

    Kath - Admin
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  11. Great card!
    Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles!

  12. Your card turned out fabulous, even with all the trouble it gave you :) Such a sweet image paired with a perfect sentiment. Thank you so much for joining us at Digi Makeover!
    <3 Emily L.-DT

  13. Oh this is such a sweet card!! Your image is beautiful and beautifully colored!! I love that book DP!!!

  14. Lovely coloring. I love your card. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Eureka Stamps. Hope to see you again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

  15. A lovely card Jenee. Thank you for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy. Hugs Christine x

  16. Cute image! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

  17. This would be a perfect card for my mom, she loves to read...and i love how you made this card and put the colors together!