Sunday, June 13, 2010

SSIC It's a Man Thing

It is Sunday and that means it is time for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge  and we love that don't we!!  This week I have made a different card for this challenge, I usually make faith based cards BUT could not resist using this fabulous image sent to me by a dear friend on SCS - thank you Celisa!!  The lovely Lisa has challenged us to make a Fathers Day or masculine card or project....

"You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs--he wants to please his commanding officer. Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor's crown unless he competes according to the rules. The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops" 2 Timothy 2:1-6

I do have to say at this point - that my DH thought this image was rather funny BUT that is NOT reflective of our house - LOL!  Those of you who know me, know that I am a chatterbox - but it may shock you to know that I can be as quiet as I am noisy - it can make my DH worried when I am so quiet - LOL!  But we can be in the same house all day and not talk but still communicate - I love that about us!!! 

I have coloured the image with SU Chalks and a Blender Pen and distressed the edges.  I wanted to frame the image but not make it too feminine so I used the Cuttlebug Die and layered the ends of it along the top and bottom edges of the image, sponged them and added some small Kaiser gems.

Both DP's have been embossed, I love the  textured look, particularly on a masculine card.  Both of these embossing folders have been RAK's from my dear friend Sabrina (okimom2girlz)  Thank you Sabrina you are such a blessing to me on so many levels!!

I have given the above scripture a  lot of thought and realised that really Paul is telling us to be faithful not only in passing on Gods Word but also who we pass it onto to!  That we need to toughen up and not run for cover when things get touch - be prepared for that storm and then ride it out, the same way Jesus did.  It is so easy to get distracted along the way, but those things that don't really have any real value and only keep us from the things that matter - on the eternal scale of things, they are worthless.  Like the soldier on duty, we need to carry out the orders we have been given and follow the guidelines set our for us in the Word of God.  Like the hardworking farmer, who sows much, we will reap a harvest - both in the natural and spiritually!  The one who persists and works hard and gets to the end receives the prize.

It is definitely a challenge put before us to be disciplined followers of Christ - so often we can ride on the illusion that all will be wonderful when we become Christians, and yes, our lives are certainly blessed, but there is much to learn along the way and training is definitely required if we are to persevere, to complete our race.  The scripture Lisa has given us speaks to me of total service in Christ - Paul refers of us being 'Prisioners of Christ' - this was something I came to realise meant that we are not 'locked up' but rather 'locked into' Christ!  This was a relief to me as being locked up implies that it is not by choice but locked into, is security and safety - a totally different understanding!  

I am linking this to the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - for the boys
The Crazy Challenge - Distress It
Simon Says - Recipe - 1 image, 2 DPs, 3 Embellishments - ribbon, brads, gems
Pollycraft - Ribbon and Bling
Pile it On - Quirky, why not!
One Powerful Hour - B is for....brown and black
My Time to Craft - Xtra Special - Fathers Day
Magical Crafts - Something for a Male/ Fathers Day
A Crafty Little Place - Anything But a Square
The Shabby Tea Room - Just for Dad
Cards for Men - Fathers Day
We can't wait to see all of YOUR creations! You may enter as many times as you'd like!** Please link us to your actual card/project post(s), not just to your blog or gallery, by 11:59 pm PDT (GMT -8) on Saturday, June 19th.

Thank you to our sponsor this week

Simon Says Stamp

Make sure you pop over and see the other DT's creations, you know there is plenty of inspiration from these talented girls:

*Lisa * Kathy * Chris * Candace * Grace * Peggysue * Randi * Miejse* Rebecca *

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments, you always make my day!  I hope you are having a blessed weekend with your family and friends!


  1. OMG this is fabulous,I love it.....lol....!!! You are the distressing Queen,you always do a fabulous job with vintage!!
    Hugs xx

  2. ROTFLOL Linda! A great take on the challenge Linda!!! I can imagine there are times my hubby would love to do this to me! LOL! Great job!

  3. Fabulous card, the image made me smile, I know this must have taken a lot of thought, but it was well worth it. Great job

    Thanks for playing along with Cards for men this week and good luck in the challenge.


  4. Hi Linda, poor woman, not a nice ending. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyxx

  5. Oh Linda, this made me laugh. You did a fab job on this card. I love it =)

  6. I can not stop laughing at this..It is so funny. What a great card, love the distressing, textures and colors, just a fabulous card.

  7. Oh, wow, did this ever make me smile! What a fabulous image and sentiment and what a beautiful card you've created with it. SO fun. Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room.

  8. Linda, this one just cracks me up! Being a mom of 3 boys, I KNOW how VALUABLE duct tape is! LOL! They go through TONS of the stuff. Hugs! Michelle

  9. Oh My Linda this is so funny I love it !! ha ha
    and I also love all thses textures too
    great card
    Hugs Susie xx

  10. Funny! Gotta love duct tape! The rest of the card is certainly your style. You always have interesting and good things to say in relation to challenges, cards, sb pages, etc.. Always enjoy your posts girlfriend!

  11. I really like that, locked into, not locked in, what a secure thought! I am going to carry that with me this week, I find it so comforting. Great card, such fabulous texture!

  12. Great card, I love the image! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC and Magical Crafts challenges xx

  13. Linda this is a classic - it gave me a really good giggle to start the day!! Your detail is amazing and never ceases to amaze me how much detail there is on one of your cards, but it is never overwhelming.

  14. This is such a great masculine card! I just love the embossing and texture. That image and sentiment is so fun and funny!! It makes me smile!
    Have a great day!!

  15. Super cute! Thanks for sharing your design with us this week in the Tea Room :)

  16. Don't ever show this to my hubby or my kids...I talk my husbands ear off when he gets home.. He just nods and agrees...This is really sweet.. I love your shabby paper..Great job Linda..

  17. What a beautiful card
    Thanks for playing with us at the Double Dutch Challenge.
    Good Luck!


  18. Very funny card !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


    Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

  19. I love Emerson stamps. I have several and this one cracks me up as DH is often fixing things with duct tape! Love your card! Have a great week.

  20. It is so cute! I love the details and embellishments. Have a wonderful week look forward to weeing more.

  21. How funny is this? Great card, great job...love the duct tape. Peggy x

  22. Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week. Suzie x

  23. Great card hun! Thanks for playing along at Totally Gorjuss this week. Hugs, Sxxx

  24. I love this card, loads of fun and beautiful colouring. Thank you for joining us at MCFC, good luck with the challenge xxx

  25. Really cute card. Great card for a guy. Just love your image. Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good luck on the Challenge.

  26. Great card, love all the details and the image is great. Good luck in the challenge over on Cards for Men.

    Donna x

  27. Cute!
    Thanks so much for joining in with our Xtra Special challenge at MTTC!

  28. This is a fabulous card Linda and the image and sentiment really made me smile!

    Thanks for joining us at the Magical Crafts challenge blog.


  29. What a fabulous card Linda, sure made me giggle..lol.

    Thanks for joining us over at Magical Crafts.


    Joanne xx


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