Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Ribbons and Bows

Hello, and welcome!

If you live here, in the UK, I hope you've been enjoying the truly wonderful spring-like weather we've been lucky enough to have, the past couple of days..........it's all gonna change, tomorrow!  Buckets of rain are forecast, so don't put your wellies away too soon....hahaaa!

Twist of Faith are hosting another challenge, and this week we have Eureka Stamps as our generous sponsor........


Our randomly drawn winner will receive their choice of five (5) digital images from  Eureka Stamps ... and we thank our sponsor for their generous prize!  This week our challenge theme is:

RIBBONS and BOWS (either or both!)
and a scripture, or uplifting verse or positive words of healing, encouragement, or support.

The Hubster and I were blessed to be invited to a very special occasion, last Sunday.......a young couple who recently had a gorgeous baby boy invited us to be present at his Blessing.  As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we don't baptise our children until their 8th birthday, if they make that choice for themselves, but we have a lovely Blessing Day when the new baby is held in his/her Daddy's arms (or another man who holds the priesthood) and is encircled by other male members of the family, who also hold the priesthood, and the baby "receives" his/her name, and a special blessing of encouragement, hope for the future, and other wonderful promises is pronounced upon his/her head.......and I am always, always profoundly moved by these sacred occasions.
I made a little scrapbook that the parents can use to display the lovely photos that were taken, after the Blessing......might show that later in the week.......and this pretty little card, using the very cute Corner Baby....
I made the card base from white card and placed a piece of blue dotty paper as the background.....the paper is from the "Me to You" range from Tatty Teddy........

Isn't he sweet?  I used my Promarkers to give him a tan....hahaaa......

 This lovely sentiment has been lying in my folders for the longest time, waiting to be used....it was a freebie from Raindrop Echoes.  I printed it out, cut it with a Nestie, coloured it up with a little chalk, then popped it onto a beautiful Joy Crafts label.......
I just realised that I've put this cute footsteps ribbon on backwards......the footprints were meant to lead to the baby in the bush....hahaaa!

A little blue bow on top of the sentiment label, a little dressing-up, inside.....and it's done!

Pop over to the challenge blog to see the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, then pull out your ribbons and bows and come up with something lovely....and don't forget the "Twist"!

Anne-Marie x


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  1. This is beautiful,love the colours and fab layout.xxx

  2. This is so beautiful Anne-Marie. I love the cute image. The sentiment is beautiful and the foot prints ribbon looks fabulous.
    Hugs sue

  3. Gorgeous card. Love the ribbon and the blue & white.
    Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.

    Huggsss, Angelique

  4. Adorable card. Love the image!! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge this week at
    Created With Love Challenges


  5. This is the 4th time I've come to your blog today to comment on this delightful card. The first three times you'd not yet updated your post. However, it was well worth the wait (although I'd already seen it on the TOF blog and was chomping at the bit to tell you how much I like it). How sweet of you to have made an album for the newly blessed little one. It is a special day that should be documented, and your adorable card is perfect to go with the presentation. Speaking of little ones -- where are the promised pictures of that new granddaughter of yours?

  6. So adorable! Love the image and colors. Thanks for sharing with us at CreatedWithLoveChallengs
    Lisa O

  7. What a sweet card, and I'm so happy to hear that Eureka is your sponsor this week - I love their sweet digis. thanks for sharing this with us, and I will come by to play at Twist of Faith again this week as well.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Beautiful card Anne, I love the colors, the adorable image, and that precious sentiment.


  9. Adorable mini album and I just love the ribbon with the little footprints. Thanks for joining us this week at WAW.

  10. What an adorable card Anne-Marie!!! I love all the blue shades and the classic style of your card. Just wonderful, as always :) love you

  11. Hello Anne Marie. Such a pretty and very delicate card. Love the colours, and I adore the sentiment as the main focal point and the fab decorative background for it.
    Thanks for sharing at Created with Love. Sandra xxx

  12. He he, that is such a fun and sweet card, Anne-Marie!

  13. Such a lovely card, I love the baby peeping . Thank you for joining our Ribbon & Bow challenge at Ginger Loft hugs txx

  14. What a great card. Love this one. Thanks for playing along with us at Created with love challenges
    Linda K.

  15. Awe, so cute and delightful, simply a lovable card. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

  16. Beautiful card, Love that cute image!! Perfect colours... You were right I've just dusted down my wellies!! Hugs May x x x

  17. This is so cute!! I love that sweet image! The ribbon and label are wonderful!!

  18. yeah, i peek in every now and then and you ALWAYS delight. love the card and just love that ribbon.

    hugs :)

  19. Hello Anne-Marie, it´s the first time that I´m visiting your wonderful blog - and I´m tempted to say that I would like to comment each of your stunning artworks :).
    I´m really in love with this sweet baby card and the special blessing.
    Thanks a lot for your kind words on my blog, regards Renata xx

  20. Very cute image and beautifully colored! Love your choice of papers, die cuts and the overall design of the card. Thanks for sharing with us and playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!

    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

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  21. So sweet! The image is adorable and the sentiment is so fitting! LOVE the foot ribbon!!