Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Religious Christmas Challenge

Hello, and welcome!

I'm so glad you dropped in on me because I wanted to share the theme for this week's challenge at Twist of Faith.......


In my humble opinion, there is no other kind, hahaa.......but, just so we're clear.......

Share with us the meaning of Christmas... it doesn't have to be the Nativity...  many traditional Christmas things have a spiritual and Christian meaning or symbolism (even the red and white candy cane!) ... here is a link you might find interesting for Christmas Symbols and meanings.......

and remember that your creation should show your Twist of Faith!

The angel said to them... "Do not be afraid. See!
I bring you good news of great joy that is for all people." 
                           Luke 2:10 NLV

The above scripture is a share, or for inspiration.  Please use any scripture that offers a message fitting of our theme.

Our sponsor this week is Clear Dollar Stamps

Our random prize winner will receive a $15 voucher for use at the Clear Dollar Stamps store..... wonderful! We're thrilled to have Clear Dollar Stamps as a sponsor because the images are wonderful, and the sentiments fit the heart of our challenge so perfectly!

I was really chuffed to receive this gorgeous image to create my card around.....she's from the Angels Amongst Us set which has 6 simply lovely angelic figures, and 5 angelic sayings.....

I used a red card base and layered up with more red card and a lovely selection from a free Kaisercraft  paper stack.....I just love the traditional colours of this stack........

I coloured up this pretty angel with my Promarkers and a touch of sparkly Mod Podge on the cute star and halo and popped her up onto foam pads.....

The stars were punched from creamy-yellow glittery card, and the holly leaves are slightly shiny heavyweight paper, punched with a really old punch that no longer has a label on it....well-worn, to say the least....hahaaa!  Three little gems complete the holly sprig..........

 How about this bee-a-oo-tiful freebie sentiment?  Isn't it lovely?  I used a Sakura sparkle pen on the star and swirls.........the scripture is from the Gospel of Luke.......apart from the prophesy of the Saviour's birth in Isaiah, this has to be my most beloved Christmas scripture.......also reminds me of the lovely Christmas carol, "Angels We have Heard On High"!

A small piece of the red card, inked, and three teeny buttons added.........these buttons are from docraft and actually have white spots on the other side, but that didn't look right on this card, so just flipped 'em over........

Forgot to get a close-up of the pretty ribbon....duh......but it's a sparkly one, twisted and stuck across the centre.....and now it's called done!

As always, our Design Team has produced some lovelies for your perusal, so go check 'em out.....and we have 2 wonderfully talented new Design Team Members who are waiting to meet you!

Anne-Marie x

http://hollyjollychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/  Inspired by a carol (Angels we have heard on high)
http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/  Moon and/or Stars (only stars...hope it's okay)


  1. This is gorgeous Anne-Marie. I love the cute image and the sentiment is beautiful. The festive papers and embellishments look fabulous

    Hugs Sue

  2. Absolutely fabulous, Anne-Marie! Just wanted to leave you some TLC and passing on some Kindness ....
    http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.com ...
    hugs and blessings,

  3. This is gorgeous, Anne-Marie. Thanks for sharing it at Avadares Challenge Blog.
    Blessing hugs,

    PS - I need to get in on the Twist of Faith challenge myself. I love Clear Dollar Stamps and have a number of the Christmas scripture stamps already.

  4. Lovely Christmas card. Great colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

  5. hello, what a sweet and gorgeous christmas card, thanks to play with us at CSAYL, hope to see you next time, biz

  6. Love the traditional colours mixed with the modern images. Admire the sentiment behind your design. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room this time around. Suzanne xx

  7. How beautiful, Anne-Marie! Gorgeous little elements!

  8. I love religious cards and this one is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

  9. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for sharing at Craft-Room Punches and Die-cuts Challenge,
    and CSAYL - good luck;-))m

  10. This is beautiful!!! That little angel is so cute and I love the sentiment!!

  11. beautiful card love the muted traditional papers(I have just got these too)love the sentiment and your embellishments thanks for joining us at Lej designs
    Carol DT x

  12. Wonderful card, with a great traditional feel. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  13. This is such a cute card. Love your attention to detail! Thank you for joining us this week at Tuesday Alchemy~Wendy, DT

  14. Your card is lovely Anne-Marie. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  15. This is lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments. And good luck.

    Caz xx CS DT

  16. Oh, what a beautiful card! I love the papers with your angel image and the sentiment is perfect too! So much pretty on one little card!

  17. I love your card and you have folloewed the theme. Your coloring is fab, love the image and the design on your card. Thanks for joining our challenge at PFP:)

  18. This is lovely! Thanks for joining us for the Passion for Promarkers Challenge.

  19. Wow your card is just beautiful...thank you for joining us at Avadares Challenge Blog.