Friday, June 17, 2011

LOC FAF Beauty for Ashes

It is a few days since I have posted due to various things going on and Specialists appointments after my eye surgery - everything is coming along beautifully and it is so exciting to be able to see properly, better than I have in years.

The song 'Beauty for Ashes' has been running through my mind for days now and I knew it was my inspiration for Faith Art Friday at Layers of Color
'...to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness...'
Isaiah 61:3b
'To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven'
Ecc 3:1
'He hath made every thing beautiful in his time'
Ecc 3:11
'weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.'
Psalm 30:5
Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee forever.
Psa 30:11-12
What a wonderful promise to us!  Life does not always bring us easy time, God has never promised us that we would have it easy, but He has told us that He will bring us through our circumstances, whatever they may be.  Will it be easy - probably not, but we will not be alone!  He will strengthen us, guide us and give us 'beauty for ashes' - may our hearts give thanks to Him forever
I have used the Layers of Color Vintage Roses and Old World Flourish art stamp sets, along with the Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Lacey Circles, Standard Circle Nestibilities

This card is for the following challenges:
Moving Along with the Times - Inspired by a Song - The Rose by Bette Midler
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes
Ai Factory - Summer Fun
Alota Rubber Stamps - Summertime
Artistic Stampers - Monochromatic + one colour
By the Cute and Girly - In the Garden
Crafters Companion - Here comes the Summer
Cupcake Craftroom - Flowers and Leaves
For Fun Challenges - Summer or Bright Colours
Paper Shelter Challenge - Punches or Dies
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  1. Beautiful card - gorgeous colours and fab song title
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  2. A gorgeous card. This is stunning. Thanks for joining out Summer Fun challenge at AiFactory this week.
    Tammy DT Lead

  3. Just Adorable! Love the roses....
    Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

  4. Wonderful! Your card is gorgeous, both of the trios of roses are a perfect balance. So happy you are seeing even better now, HUGS!

  5. This is such a beautiful card Linda, its like a little work of art and a fabulous song choice I adore Bette Midler.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week for our sing song and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  6. Beautiful summer card! Love your details! Thanks for joining us at Alota Rubberstamps Challenges!


  7. Truly lovely in every way. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Nancy

  8. What a beautiful card, tis goodly news that the surgery went well, I imagine that you are feeling on cloud 9 and quite rightly so :O)) Thanks for joining us at the Artistic stamper challenge ...

  9. Gorgeous card thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan DT

  10. Such a warm and lovely post with the beautiful truth! God has certainly brought JOY in the morning and girded me with gladness and I do give thanks to Him always!
    Rejoicing in Him with you, Linda!

  11. Hello my sweet friend!!! I finally had a minute to sit down and leave you some love! I tell you, when my girls are home on vacation there is not much time for Mommy things ;D. Your card is absolutely breathtaking I love everything about it. You are such an inspiration my friend!! Hugs, Sabrina

  12. Oh Linda this is a delight to the eyes, and your thoughts refreshment to the soul.

  13. Linda, this is stunning, and love those gorgeous flowers.

  14. Soooo beautiful Linda..Glad you are able to see again..Hugs Loz (Laurels Crafty Retreat)

  15. Ah this is super, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

  16. Veyr pretty card and great news about your eyesight. Thanks for playing at CC. Marianne x

  17. So gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week, Wendy X

  18. Lovely stamping.....glad your eyesight is getting better. Thanks for playing at the colour challenge with The Artistic Stamper.
    xoxo Sioux

  19. What a sweet card. Really sweet. Thanks for playing with us over at TPS challenges this week.
    Love n hugs

  20. Linda,
    This is just Stunning!
    Valerie M

  21. What a lovely card! Thanks for joining the challenge at The Paper Shelter this week! Hugz, Cheryl

  22. Beautiful card and lovely flowers. Hope your eyes continue to improve.
    Thank you for joining in the BTC&G "In the Garden" challenge.

  23. Beautiful card! Thanks for adding your card to the Alota Rubber Stamps challenge.


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