Sunday, February 6, 2011

SSIC LOC Shabby Heart

This weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge is brought to us by the very sweet Miesje

'Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth'  1 John 3:18

Make a card/project that uses no words on the front yet signifies love

What better way to show love than a heart - I am using the Layers of Color Fleur Heart art stamp set and thought I would try a one layer card this week - this is a HUGE challenge for me!!

I stamped the image directly onto some DP from a Craft Magazine that I was given by my friend Chriss - I had left it sitting on the printer and  it gave me the inspiration for this card - so thanks Chriss!!

I added some gorgeous chiffon spotted ribbon that was part of a RAK from my friend Gunn, adding some punched branches (thanks again Gunn) and a handmade flower.  I used a small circle punch for this flower and am happy with the result - there will be a tutorial coming in the next week!  The pink pearls are also part of the very generous RAK from my friend Gunn - they are divine and will be featuring on many of my cards - so thanks again Gunn!  Where would a girl be without her friends!?!? LOL!  Well, my cards would be boring without mine I can tell you!!

This was a very quick card for me - I almost feel like I cheated but I am happy with the result and that is what counts in the end - isn't it!!

This card is for the following Challenge:
CR8FN  Color Challenge - Light Pink, Bright Pink and Chocolate Brown

Allsorts - Love, Love, Love
Crazy4Challenges - Valentines
Ellephantastic - Distressing with a Love Theme
Little Claires - Anything Goes
Card Making Mama's - Valentine
Raise the Bar - Hearts
Simply Create - give Your Heart Away
Stampig with the Dragon - Anything Goes
The Stamping Bazaar - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Valentines day/Romance
Paper Cratfing Journey - Love is in the Air
Sassy Studio Designs - Love is in the Air (use hearts)
Stamp Insanity - Nontradional Valentines
Creative Belli - Jewelry - Pearls
Simon Says Stamp - Love is in the Air
Tuesday Taggers - Feel the Lurrrvvvveeee

The scripture that Miesje has chosen is one that is very close to my heart.  It is so easy to 'talk the talk' without always 'walking the walk.'  Faith is a wonderful thing and we all know that without it, it is impossible to please God.  God's Word also tells us clearly that 'faith without works is dead.  It is not enough to believe, our actions need to reflect what we believe....You may be the only Bible people get to read!! 

In 1 Corinthians 13 (the Love Chapter) we see that although we speak with tongues of men and angels, that without Love we are nothing....it is not enough to talk the talk, it needs to be tempered with love, and that leads to actions,  There are so many examples on the Bible of Jesus speaking and then following it through with actions  how much more do we need to do this!!

Please pop back over to the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog to share Miesje's inspiration from this weeks scripture.

 Make sure you stop by the Design Team Blogs and see that gorgeous 'works of the heart' they have created for you!!

*Lisa Chris Grace * Patti J * Peggysue * Randi  (on break)* Miejse * Rebekka *

and there is more.....

You’re invited to a

Layers of Color – Join our Cake Decorating Party on February 23rd!

The excitement is building as MANY Designers are cooking up something DELICIOUS and inspiring - you are not going to want to miss this 'feat for the eyes' - keep your eyes peeled for some Sneak Peeks while you are waiting for the BIG EVENT

There will be YUMBLY stamped and stenciled cakes - no calorie counting here - they are SUGAR FREE and SWEET as SWEET can be!!  Lot’s of tasty ideas!
You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered.

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Thank you for visiting today your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!!  Your encouragement is such a blessing for me  - it makes my day!  God bless you!



  1. Well done Linda! I don't even think I will try making a one layered card *LOL*
    This is beautiful! You made the LOC heart look very good!

  2. Gorgeous card my sister! I just love your insight, "You may be the only Bible people get to read"

  3. Hi Linda, great card that pretty flower makes the whole card stand out. Loving the colour combo too!
    Thanks for joining us at Ellephantastic this month. Good luck

  4. Beautiful card Linda! I love this stamp set and your flower is so pretty too! Thanks for sharing your art and your heart today! Truth spoken with love!!! :) Have a wonderful week!

  5. This is wonderful Linda! I love what you shared too - it is so great the way we share different, yet related, insight into the weekly verses. I love that! have a fantastic week!

  6. Hello Linda. How beautiful. Love the stamped image, gorgeous. It is truly highlighted with that gorgeous flower and all those beautiful pearls. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
    Love Sandra xx

  7. I am so happy to see you play along this week. This is beautiful Linda. I love that heart and the scrool design is stunning. :)
    Thanks for playing along with us at CR84FN!

  8. Beautiful card Linda! Love all the pearls and pretty pink flower! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

  9. Oh Linda, your card is LOVELY! Sometimes the prettiest cards come together so quickly so DON'T feel like you cheated! LOL! LOVE the stamping and the FAB flower and the bling! Glad you pointed out the branches or I would have missed them! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  10. Brilliant! It takes real talent to make a beautiful one layer card. I've given up even trying.
    Blessings Bernie

  11. Really lovely card Linda, love that sort of vintagy feel as well. Thanks for playing along at my challenge over at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

  12. Very pretty. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

  13. Very pretty card Linda. Love the vintage look to it set off beautifully with the pink embellies. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

  14. It's all about the fun isn't it? And don't worry about the cheating; I think you didn't cheat! sometimes it's amazing to see how quick you can create a stunning card. I love that stamp and the result? Breathtaking.... Thanks for playing along at CR84FN this week!

  15. How pretty, lovely flourish images. Thanks for playing at CR84FN!

  16. I left something for you on my blog! Please come look!

  17. It looks like more that one layer. Super idea to stamp directly onto the dp. I've never done that, thanks for reminding me.

  18. So pretty Linda!! Love the vintage feel of your card! Your use of flowers and pearls is a beautiful touch!

  19. Gorgeous! Love the flourish heart! Beautiful. Glad you joined us at CR84FN!

  20. Beautiful vintage card, Linda, and I love your words on today's scripture! I also don't know if I've told you, but your blog background is gorgeous!

  21. What a gorgeous card. Love it Linda. Thank you for playing Ellephantastic challenges. Hugs x

  22. Hi,

    I really love this card, it's gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Little Claire.

    missyb x

  23. Gorgeous card Linda, love the vintage feel to it.
    Well done you on making a one layer card, I think that would be impossible for me.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our "love is in the air challenge"
    hugs Mandy xx

  24. Beautiful card, as ever, but what a challenge for you!! 1 layer - well done ;-) Those pink pearls and the ribbon are beautiful accents.

  25. Lovely card, love all the flourishes. Thanks for joining us at Tellens Place.

  26. Hi, This is a great project Thanks for joining us at Dare to be Sassy Thursday this week, good luck and hope to see you again next week.

    P.s Watch out for the new Sassy digi's coming next week- they are lovely!

    Maria x

  27. Wow - this is spectacular!! I LOVE one layer cards - I think I need to issue that challenge again! This is just really wonderful!! Thank you so much for sharing your Non-Traditional Valentine with us at StampInsanity!

  28. Pretty card!!! Wonderful take on the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!!

  29. Linda, this is so pretty!! The handmade flower is super beautiful! Thank you for playing along the FTTC with us.

  30. Beautiful!! Love the gorgeous colors!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin' Mamas on our Valentine Challenge! Good Luck!
    Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  31. Very pretty card, love the pink pearls and flower. Thanks for joining us for this month's Ellephantastic challenge, hope to see you again next month.
    Elle DT

  32. Lovely Linda, I just love that handmade flower. The stamped swirls are so gorgeous! WoW! Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place in our "Hearts" challenge this week. :~)

  33. Hey Linda, love your divine Valentine idea! Very elegant! Thank you for sharing your idea at the FTTC this week! Hugs ~S~

  34. Beautiful card - love the shabby chic feel to it.
    Thanks for sharing the love with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  35. Oh how pretty. I love the pink accents. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Belli Challenge.

  36. Hi Linda,

    What a beautiful and delicate card! Thank you very much for joining us on our very first Little Claire's challenge.

    Sharon x

  37. Beautiful card, Linda! Love your handmade flower! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

  38. Hi Linda, Ah this is super, I love the colours you have used, thanks for playing on Ellephantastic this month, Love Hazelxox

  39. Just gorgeous, love your card. Thanks so much for joining in with the Crafty Calendar challenge this month.
    Jenni x

  40. I love this monochromatic with a splash of pink. I also love how you used the flourishes at the top and bottom!

  41. Beautiful flower and love the pearls. You are so right, we might be the only bible people ever read. . . or at least in the beginning! Lovely creation!

  42. Elegant and classic! Love the touch of pink with the rose and the pearls! Thanks for playing along @ SSD! :)

  43. This is beautiful Linda!! The colors are just delightful and finding more and more LOC sets I want :o) The pearls are just perfect and love the flower too!

  44. Such a pretty card and so elegant. Thanks for joining us at SSD

  45. Wow, did you ever make one card go the distance with challenges! I hear you on one layer being such a challenge! Beautiful card, thanks for playing with CR84FN this week!

  46. Shabby chic gorgeous. Thank you for playing in this week's Belli Blog Challenge.



  47. Hi Linda, this is such an elegant card...love it!!
    Thank you for joining us at Simply Create for our heart challenge...hope to see your creative work for our next challenge.
    Linda - Simply Create DT

  48. stunning card...x

    Thanks for joining us for our love theme this week at allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

  49. oh my this is gorgeous!!!

    So glad you joined us on Simply Create :)

  50. Thanks for joining us at PCJ for our Love is in the Air Challenge and hope to see you back for the next challenge too!

    Lisa x

  51. wow this is amazing, i love the vintage feel of your make

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Creative Card Crew ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K


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