Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Twist of Faith Cards Challenge #1

Hello, and welcome!

Hooray.....at last I can tell you about this new and wonderful challenge blog

and I'm on the Design Team.....woohoo!

Here, you will find challenges that will encourage you to use uplifting, encouraging, Christian-based sentiments on your creations.
You could use scriptures, uplifting quotes, poetry....anything that is based on Christian values, and will bring a smile to the recipients face.....isn't that awesome?

Of course, we have some absolutely fabulous sponsors who will be offering some delightful prizes, and for this very first challenge we have the wonderful

The prize offered to our randomly drawn prize winner, consists of two brand new images that haven't been released yet!  The images are namedAutumn Fellow, and Garden Angel.  Stay tuned to The Doodle Garden blog for their release!

t's fitting to be joyful with a new beginning, so our challenge theme this week is...


and our scriptural inspiration for you is one of my favourites....

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24 NIV

I'm really excited about being on the Design Team because I know we have some really lovely challenges lined up, with some wonderful prizes......so, go take a look at what the very talented Design Team have prepared for your inspiration......you'll see that there are some familiar faces, as well as a couple of new ones!

Here's my card for this very first challenge......I used the very cute  Autumn Fellow image......

Isn't he a sweetie?  I used a cream card base and added some layers of Nitwits papers.....I used yellow floss to stitch one of the layers and around the image........can you see the strip of burlap ribbon?....that was a gift (along with a whole lot of more scrummy burlap goodies!) from my teamie, Bonnie...thanks, Bonnie!......and I added those sunflower buttons that I've hoarded for years!  Some bits of brown foliage are tucked under the sentiment, and I used Promarkers to colour up the sweet image.......Almost forgot to mention that I printed everything in a soft brown, just to soften it....I like the effect!

The Joy sentiment has a teeny heart stitched to it....cute..........The sentiment was a freebie, but I changed the colour from black and white to this soft cranberry in my graphics programme....I distressed around the edges of the image....he is a scarecrow, after all...hahaaa......

This is one of my favourite scriptures, and never fails to lift me......it's taken from the Book of Mormon......see the sweet acorn button?

I love all the details in this very sweet image....he's a bit of a posh scarecrow, isn't he?...hahaaa!
This card and scripture remind me that I am so very blessed to have the abundance of the harvest, and the beauty of the seasons....and this brings me JOY!!

I do hope you will come and take part in our lovely new challenges......I'd love to see you there!

Anne-Marie x

lexiscreations.blogspot.com  Autumn colours
thepapershelter.blogspot.com  Layers on layers
http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-49-labor-day-and-working.html  Any sort of Job (my scarecrow works very hard for his livin'..hahaa!)


  1. Well done and congratulations on your DT post Anne-Marie. This card is gorgeous,love the image.xxx

  2. I so love this Anne-Marie! That acorn button is super cute! I'm so blessed to have you on the team at Twist of Faith!
    hugs and blessings,

  3. Congrats on your new DT place Anne-Marie.
    Your card is gorgeous, I love the image and the colours are wonderful.

    hugs Sue

  4. Perfect image for an autumn day, he certainly has that "joyful" feeling. Acorn button - i want one! so cute.
    Congrats on your new DT place.

  5. This is such a FAB card. I do so like all the elements you've added; makes mine seem totally blah :-( I know you were a wee bit worried about getting this card done due to your printer woes, but you hit this challenge out of the ball park -- spot on -- top notch -- aced it -- great job!

  6. Anne-Marie, I so love how you've done up this Autumn Fellow! Wasn't he fun to work with? Your papers and embellishments are perfect for this and your coloring is fantastic!

    ♥ Laura C.

  7. Hello Anne-Marie. Gorgeous card. Love the design and fab papers. Fun image too. Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations.
    Sandra xx

  8. Great card! I really loved that image, hes just adorable. Funny how the 3 of us didnt color him the same at all. lol

  9. You've done such a delightful job with this fun scarecrow! Congratulations on the new team! I pray you have some joy today!

  10. First of all, CONGRATS!!! So very happy for you and it sounds like a wonderful team!

    Your harvest card is so wonderful with all of the different buttons, stitching, and the super sweet scarecrow! Your scripture choice is so perfect for this theme. We have so much to be joyful about!

  11. Beautiful card! Love the fall colors and the scarecrow image is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.


  12. What a lovely creation! Excited about this new challenge blog and so delighted you shared you creation at my Tuesday's Testimonial Linky Party. Hope to see you again.

  13. He is a sweet, Anne-Marie! Love those colours and fab detail!

  14. Hi Anne-Marie, such a sweet card - love the scarecrow!!

    Great craft space as well, much better than my 12in square space that I'm having to work in at the minute!!

    Look out for me more regularly now that She Who Must be Obeyed is back at school.


  15. Love it! Your embellishments, paper and texture are just so lovely including that very cute acorn button. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


    CraftyGirl TSB DT

  16. Great fall card, love both sentiments and the scarecrow is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

  17. This is such a prety and uplifting card. I totally love your buttons!

    Thanks for joining us as Digi Makeover this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  18. what a beautiful creation!!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!

    you can visit
    for my free digis!!

  19. Thank you darling I search but couldn't find it mwahhhh
    love this creation from you the colours are gorgeous
    Thanks again
    Jacki xx

  20. Anne-Marie..i love all the details you add to your cards..this is a great card and you should make your card picture bigger...i know i can click it and make it bigger too, but it deserves a larger view on your blog..it's so wonderful!

  21. beautiful card
    Thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy
    *hugs* Shell x

  22. Congratulations on your new DT position! Richly deserved! Speaking of rich, I love the rich autumnal colours of this card and that cute image.

  23. Fall festivities! So exciting! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Alchemy!

  24. This is really cute and a beautiful fall card. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.


  25. So, so cute. Thanks for joining us this week at The Stamping Boutique. I hope you will join us again this week on our newest challenge. Good Luck~Patti TSB DT

  26. Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Makeup Stamps.

    DT Yolie

  27. Very fun! It was wonderful to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy last week - And I hope to see you again :)

    I welcome you to join me for the Anything Goes challenge here:

    Lots of joy,