Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Show us your Favourites!

Hi, and welcome!

A quick reminder about my 

You have until tomorrow night 11.00pm UK time to get in a comment that will enable you to be included in the random draw for that delightful tote bag!
And don't forget to tell me what I want........nay........NEED to hear.....that you get your breasts checked, regularly!

Okay.........I have to tell you that I got a little over-excited about this week's challenge at TWIST OF FAITH.........yep.......the theme is 
and it was a no-brainer for me..........and you all know what I chose, don't you?

We are truly blessed to have a wonderful sponsor

Our Design Team were thrilled with the gorgeous array of cute images that the owner, Faith, has created.........and she has very generously agreed to offer 3 prizes of $5.00 vouchers for images from her store!
All you need to do is create a card that showcases something that is a FAVOURITE of yours........a technique, an image, a colour, a theme, a scripture........anything that you really like!

Here's mine........

I love this beautiful image!  It's called The Way in a Manger and I love the simplicity and crisp detailing......
I started with a white card blank and used a piece of DP that came with a Humphry's Corner paper pad......I added some teeny-tiny stars that actually were the punched out shapes from the bottom border......

The white doily is from Papermania and the music score paper was a freebie (I Googled to find the image).  I added a little brown chalk to the edges and distressed them........

This gorgeous border is one of my favourites and is from Memory Box......the ribbon is from my stash and the 3 Card Candi pieces are from Craftwork Cards........

Those Spectrum Noir markers are feeling a little more comfortable, the more I use them, and they make an appearance on this beautiful image........
Oh, stutter.....I just saw that there are actually two doilies....stuck together.....haaaaaaa!
I put a scrap of the blue ribbon across the corner and pushed through a silver snowflake brad.....yes, it was silver, but I dabbed some white Gesso on it........

This lovely star was included with the stamp set......there are a couple of sentiments and more stars in the same bundle, so a lot of choice, there.......
I coloured up the star, added some sparkle Mod Podge, and scored through from point to point so that it would be 3-D........

There is a bit of chalking and distressing goin' on, all over the place....hahaaaa!
So.......did you spot all my FAVOURITES?
I went with my favourite theme.......Christmas
My favourite kind of image........The infant King
My favourite techniques.......inking/chalking, distressing, adding sparkly Mod Podge....love that ssschtuff!
My favourite Christmas hymn......."O Come All Ye Faithful"........or, as I better know it, "Adeste Fideles".....I was taught every verse in Latin, and still prefer to sing, or hear it sung, this way........beautiful!

Please join us this week.......you would be very welcome!

Anne-Marie x

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  1. This is gorgeous Anne-Marie. I LOVE the peaceful image and all the beautiful detailing. The sparkly 3D star is the perfect finishing touch

    hugs Sue

  2. This is just gorgeous Anne-Marie,love the image....great design.xxx

  3. Girly, this is a fantastic card. I just LUV the way you put the music behind your image, and all those wonderful dies -- yummy. I've got to put this card in my case file because I have those dies (and have not used them), so must give this whole composition a try. You've hit yet another one out of the ball park with your talent!

  4. This is beautiful Anne-Marie & I love all the details :)
    Hope you're having a great week.

  5. What a gorgeous card./ It would fit well for my CHNC challenge 94 'snowflakes' - I'd love to see you link it there x

  6. Beautiful card!! All of your elements are wonderful!! I love O Come All Ye Faithful, too!

  7. Beautiful card. Love the music paper. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

  8. This is lovely...Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments..And good luck.

    Caz CSD DT

  9. This is a lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week for our 3rd anniversary challenge. NancyD

  10. Beautiful! The image is wonderful and that star is gorgeous! I love that you used the 'left overs' from the border for your sky! You did a wonderful job putting all of your favorites into one card!

  11. Beautiful card Anne-Marie! lovely to see a religious Christmas card, thanks for joining us at BMC this time

  12. hello, you card is to cute and sweet, thanks to play with us at CSAYL, hope to see you next week.