Sunday, April 3, 2011

SSIC Child's Play

It is great to see you for this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.  It is always a plus for my Sunday - I love the fact that it is a 'faith based' challenge and obviously by the number of you that are playing along each week - so do you!

This weeks challenge is brought to us by the 'every lovely' Miesje - who has chosen this scripture for us
"Amen I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God 
like a child will not enter it."
Luke 18:17

Miesje has challenged us to make a card/project for a child.

I know, Magnolia's are not normally my style, but when it comes to making a card for a child - well - what can I say!?  I also gave a card making lesson to my MIL's friend and she had purchased this Magnolia and wanted a colouring and card making lesson.

I have coloured Tilda with SU Chalks and a Blender Pen

Adding some flowers and some leaves - thanks to Martha Stewart.

A handmade flower is perfect for the base of the easel card, along with some smaller flowers, lace and pearls.  All DP has been embossed with the SU Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder - a favourite of mine - it is not hard to see why is it!? 
This card is for the following Challenges:
Anything Goes - Make Your Own Embellishment - Flower
Clear It Out - Flowers, Flowers and More Flowers
PartyTime Tuesday - Anything Goes + Handmade Flower
The Stamping Boutique - Handmade Flowers
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - Spring
GingerLoft - DieCuts or Punches
Scrappy Frogs - Flowers and Lace
Allsorts - Blooming Blossoms
Crafty Calendar - April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers
Crafty Emma - Children
Creative Inspirations - Mothers Day/Mum
Our Creative Corner - Handmade Flower, Ribbon (lace) and Bling
By the Cute and Girl - Cute and Girly

This weeks scripture has a very clear message - keep it simple!  So often we analyse and look at theology,  trying to find deeper meaning to scripture and spiritual things, when God tells us in His Word that whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it.

It would seem that in our search for the 'meaning of life' and deeper spiritual things, we lose the simplicity of the Love of God.  Jesus always kept it simple, yes there are deeper truths in the Word of God, treasures for us to discover, but the message of the Bible in its entirety is simple and we need to have childlike faith, keeping it simple and accepting it simply.

 You can see Miesje's devotional on over at the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.

 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 * Krisitne * MariLynn * Peggysue * Randi  (on break)* Miejse * Rebekka * Sabrina*
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Thank you for 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! I am recovering well, my eye is great but it takes time to fine tune and adjust.  I am able to create (thankfully) but my computer time is till limited due to glare and of course my other eye is desperately in need of surgery - not long now and I will be back with better vision than EVA!!   Sadly, I have not been able to get to all of the cards you have been entering into the challenge - but I will be there shortly.  Thank you for your prayers and the lovely comments you have been leaving me - I  am so blessed by each of you!! God bless you!


  1. Love all the detail on your card Linda.

  2. Darling Linda!! I just love your colors, textures and coloring of sweet Tilda!! Your take on today's verse is an inspiration as well. TFS!

  3. Oh Linda this is so cute and I love the easel card design! Your details are all beautiful and Tilda is colored to perfection! Fun card! TFS!

  4. Beautiful card - love those corners and of course the flowers
    Thanks for joining is at LCI this week
    Lisa x

  5. Lovely card. Beautiful colors and flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Clear It Out, but the challenge was to link up your favorite flower tutorial...

  6. Hi Linda

    Beautiful easle card. Such a pretty layout. I really love that gorgeous blue flower.

    Thank you for sharing over at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  7. Your so right about the scripture my dear sister, Jesus is so simplistic.
    Wonderful card this morning, as always you have such lovely little details.
    Have a blessed week..
    Hugs :)

  8. Beautiful card! Your coloring is lovely and you did a wonderful job incorporating the challenge elements. Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!

  9. You certainly did Tilda justice! What a beautiful coloring job! I love this card - the flowers, the colors everything! Love it!

  10. Gorgeous card Linda. Any little girl would relly love to receive this card (and the more grown up girls too)!!!

    Love it... and your thoughts on today's Scripture are straightforward, simple and truthfully beautiful too.

  11. OMGoodness! This is SO VERY PRETTY!!! Love all the wonderful details. Just gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us Challenges.

  12. Linda, it's wonderful to see that you can create beautiful projects that are 'not your norm'! This is simply precious! That SU! emboss folder is one of my faves, too. =)

  13. Linda this is adorable and just the most perfect card for a child!!! I have this image and never thought of these colours!!

    Love the easel and the bottom looks as adorable as the top!!! Love Chanelle xxx

  14. Another beautiful card Linda, this is just so sweet. And thanks for the reeminder to KISS :-)
    so glad to hear that your eye is improving so much.

  15. Beautiful card, lovely for a child. Groeten Janny

  16. We are looking forward to you having the best vision EVAH! That will be a huge blessing! And this card is a treat for the eyes to see, such lovely details and coloring!

  17. That is beautiful Linda!! I really love your embossing folder on the lower half. And flowers... and the way your did the corners of the girl image! Cute Cute!! Hope your eyes are doing better and you can read all your comments *Ü* Have a great week!!

  18. Oh Linda this is just perfect! I love the soft colours you have used and those photo corners are just fabbie as is the colouring and well everything.
    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

  19. An adorable card Lynda.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

    B x

    There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

  20. This is adorable, I love that sweet Tilda and your design, papers and flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x

  21. oh hun,this is just,stuning,always love your attention to detail,brilliant, bless you for joining us at creative inspirtaions,this week,hugs cheryl xxxxx

  22. very cute card Linda, just grorgeous
    thanks for joining the TSB challenge this week

  23. Thanks for playing with us again! Your flower is beautiful!

    Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays! Hope to see you back this week!


  24. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time


  25. Hi ya
    wow what a totally gorgeous card, awesome colouring, beautiful papers & embelies, thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  26. Well Hello there Lovely Linda!! It's nice to see you outside of the Midnight Madness setting! I'm in love with that crumpled flower you've created! I really, really love this card. The embossing, the corners, pearls, the soft colors...it all works so well together. Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at Party Time Tuesdays! Hope to see you again soon!
    PTT DT

  27. Wonderful soft texture, and great embellishments. Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!

  28. Awesome job coloring. I love your handmade blue flower. So pretty!! HUGS!!

  29. Oh my, love this one too! LOVE that flower on the inside; those flourishes, the border punch - WOW; so elegant!

    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week!


  30. Lovely all around!
    Thank you for sharing with us at The Stamping Boutique hand made flowers challenge!
    TSB DT

  31. What a gorgeous creation, thanks for joining in with our Mother's challenge at the Creative Inspirations Challenge,

  32. Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, love the image and colours you have chosen, perfect for a childs card, hugs pops x x

  33. I love the Tilda and the details on the card are very nice great job Lynnm Gingerloft

  34. Gorgeous card, just as well there's a lot of blue, 'cos that's the actual theme this week hehe, thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft this time, xx

  35. What a beautiful Tilda card! Love the blue colouring!
    Thanks for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges:)
    Lynn x

  36. super gorgeous work, thank you for joining our child challenge at CES.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

  37. Oh my word, Linda, this card is so very sweet and perfect!!! I love everything about this beauty and that handmade flower.......stunning!! Sorry I am late this week, have not feeling much like blogging this week :C. Forgive me!! Hugs, Sabrina

  38. Gorgeous easel card. Love all the embossing and fantastic flowers. Thanks for joining us at TSB.
    Hugs, Heide

  39. Fab card, so many lovely embellies - love your flowers! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week, Juliexx

  40. This is another beautiful card! I really really love these flowers and the easel card! Thanks again for joining TSB challenge!

  41. She is so cute! I love the lace and teeny little flowers. Thanks for playing with us at the OCC last week. Sorry I'm late visiting!

  42. Stunning card!!! Perfect for our challenge at the Crafty Calender this month.
    Caroline DT x

  43. Gorgeous card - I love the image and the colours are fab. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Bev x


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