Archive | May 2014

Fight off the lies

Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.

Psalm 27:3

My family has been under attack lately, and it is so hard to love your enemy when they are hurting the ones you love the most.  People who should know much better are behaving disgracefully.

Anyway, I have I found this website to help guide me:

how to control your emotions {25 Scriptures to Help Fight off the Lies}

and it encouraged me to have a play with some digikits in Serif.  The background is from Heaven’s Delights by Scrapper’s Delights and the butterflies and foliage is froma a DaisyTrail free kit called Moonlit Forest.  The text is from the best selling book ever.

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My digital canvas is entered into these challenges:
http://asonginyourart.blogspot.co.uk/ – gift of wings
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – S…is for scripture
http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything goes
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything uplifting
http://snarkystampers.blogspot.ca/ – C…isf for crap (becausetht’s what we’re dealing with)

Leona x x

18th birthday

Oh, let me warn you, sisters in Jerusalem:
Don’t excite love, don’t stir it up,
until the time is ripe—and you’re ready.

Song of Soloman 8:4

I love the verse above – it seems just perfect to place with an 18th birthday card.    This card is made for the beautiful daughter of a dear friend, who loves owls.  I bought the gem 18 and owl at the Hobbycrfats show in Birmingham.   The leaves and sentiment are cut from craft-core Cordinations card using Spellbinders dies and the tree was cut by hand from the same card and run through a Darice embossing folder before being distressed.  The card is mounted onto a kraft card base.

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Challenges:
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/ – things with wingss
http://craftylittlefairieschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – in the garden
http://www.southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – bling
http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.co.uk/ – use die cuts
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.co.uk/ – celebration
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – nature’s glories
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – wings
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – birthdays
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ – embossing plus bling
http://mimchallegeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – nature
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – left hand column


Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Creative Moments Challenge – use twine

Today’s DT card is for the new Creative Moments challenge – use twine.  I have usaed a card from Angies digi stamps, who is sponsoring this latest challenge. The card blank and sentiment came from a Dawn Bibby collection and the super-sprkly jewels are from Papermania.  The twine and flower charm are from my stash.
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Challenges:
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – use your markers
http://papercreatorscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ – flowers and bows
http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – special lady
http://heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – in the garden
http://blog.markerpop.com/ – anything goes
http://bunnyzoescrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ – flowers and charms

Yours in crafting,
Leona x x

Creative Fingers Challenge – girly

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens

Ecclesiastes 3:1

This delightful image is from Aurora Wings the cute butterfly on the kittens head is teamed nicely with the embossed butterflies on the card.  The frame comes from the Sugar Crush collection from Craftwork Cards.  Please go aolng to Creative fingers to see the rest of the inspiration for the ‘girly’ challenge.

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Challenges:
http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/wk-19-lets-go-pink-graphit-colour-crazy.html – pink
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – fluttering by
http://laineyscraftyspace-justforfun.blogspot.co.uk/ – ribbon and lace
http://craftylittlefairieschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – in the garden
http://blog.red-rubber-designs.com/ – celebrate friendship
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything goes
http://paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ – flower power
http://feelingcraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – for girls/ladies
http://www.onesweetchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – flowers
http://thetinyfairytaleschallenge.blogspot.de/ – butterfly
http://kitandclowder.ning.com/challenges – flowers
http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – use a ribbon
http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/- having fun

Special day today as my firstborn reaches 13. 🙂

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Decorate a plate

But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you

John 14:26

This weeks is Arts Week at my children’s school and they are running a school wide project to decorate paper plates.  This includes parents so here is my contribution:

 

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Challenges:

http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – anythng but a card
http://www.2creativechicks.com/ – popcicle sticks or any tpe of food conatiner
http://liastampz.blogspot.co.uk/ – not a card
http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/- cute
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/ – for the kids
http://www.sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/ – not a card
http://www.throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything but square
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything goes

The plate is for display purposes only!

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Happy birthday for a boy

It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it

Ecclesiastes 5:5

I am sharing a rubber stamped card today.

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Today’s challenges:
http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/ – one for the boys
http://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.ca/ – for a male
http://bombshellstamps.blogspot.co.uk/ – square
http://stampwithsarahkay.blogspot.co.uk/ – boys
http://lawnscaping.blogspot.co.uk/ – background with stamps
http://stampsfun-creativity.blogspot.co.uk/ – birthday

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Creative Moments challenge – Bingo

Since my youth, O God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.

Psalm 71:17

For the new Creative Moments challenge, I have followed the vertical left-hand line of the bingo and coloured this gorgeous Art byMiran image with Promarkers.

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Here are today’s challenges:
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything goes
http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.co.uk/ – spots/stripes
http://www.southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – dots and spots
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/ – lots of layers
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/ – for the kids
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – pretty hair

 You can have a go at the bingo and enter here for the chance to win your choice of Art by Miran digis.

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Thank you – with birds

And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

Genisis 1:30

 

Here is another card made with Hunkydory stash today.  It is really simpled with die-cut pieces arranged onto a layered piece of decorated card stock.

 

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Today’s challenges:

http://kitandclowder.ning.com/challenges – flowers
http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – F is for …feathers
http://paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ – flower power
http://liveandlovecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ – photo inspiration

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Shoes!

Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.

Exodus 3:5

This card is made using an old Hunkydory kit and uses die cut shoes and a cut down sentiment to create this feminine look.

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http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ – S is for …shoes
http://laineyscraftyspace-justforfun.blogspot.co.uk/ – ribbon/lace
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.co.uk/ – girly
http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything goes
http://sugarcreekhollow.blogspot.co.uk/ – diagonally, bottom left to top right.

I hope you are enjoying the May bank holiday weekend!

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Creative Fingers Challenge – Embossing

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare [children] to them, the same [became] mighty men which [were] of old, men of renown.

Genesis 6:4

 

I have used a beautifully intricte digistamp today from Dilly Beans for this weeks challengeat Creative Fingers challenge blog.  This card has been coloured with Promarkers and mounted onto some purple card from my stash, which is embossed with a leaf design.  I made the sentiment badge using serif and the embellishments  were gel stickers – also from my stash.  The middle piture gices th most accurate colour reproduction.

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Promarker colours used were:
Moss, Lime zest, Cardinal red, Plum, Fuschia pink, Buttercup, Mandarin, Tequila Sunrise which corrsponded to the ‘Pinsperational’ image below.

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Here are the chllenges I’ll be entering today:
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – use some purple stash
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/ – wings and things
http://www.baffies-kreativladen.blogspot.co.uk/ – for a woman
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/ – things with wings
http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – use bright colours
http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/ – Pinterest photo inspired
http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – F is for feathers

Don’t forget to enter your embossed project at  the Creative fingers challenge.

Yours in Crafting,

Leona x x