Sunday, June 19, 2011

SSIC You Only Live Once

It is time for this weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge and our hostess  this week is the ever lovely MariLynn, who has chosen a scripture from Hebrews.

  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. (KJV)
Hebrews 11:1

Make a card that you doodle on - now is that a challenge or what!  It certainly was for me! I decided I would revamp a card I had started a long time ago - and  brought it back to life from the 'to throw out or not to throw out' pile!  LOL!

I added some Spellbinders cogs that I was sent in a RAK - I am loving this Die and it is high on my Wish List - I can think of so many ways I can use it.  The Cogs were cut out with the Spellbinders Grand Calibur - I love this machine and use it nearly every day! 

I borrowed my DD2's Hannah Montana Glitter Pens and followed the swirls from the Divine Swirls Embossing Folder - I also added some gold touches to the clock face - I am hoping these count as doodling - what do you think!? 

This card is for the following challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life - Circles
2 Sisters - For a Guy
Creations by Gill M - Use Circle Shapes
Little Claire's - Cards for Men
Paper Creator's Crafts - For the Men
Bloggers Challenge - Masculine Card or Project
Fashionista Friday - For Men
Glitter Geeks - Male/ Father's Day
Totally Papercraft - Dies Cuts and Punches
Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes
Just for Fun - Doodle
Paper Creations Ink - Doodle

You can read MariLynns inspiring devotional at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Blog.
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 * Kristine * MariLynn * Peggysue * Randi  (on break)* Miejse * Rebekka * Sabrina*

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!  Before I go I would like to wish a Happy Father's Day to all of the Fathers in the Northen Hemisphere - we celebrate in September here in Australia, but we celebrate Father's everyday!!  God bless you!!


  1. Stunning card and thankyou for joining in the Paper Creator Challenge


  2. ~A really lovely card. Thank you so much for joining us in our first challenge at Paper Creator Crafts this week! Hugs, Karen. (Head DT.)x

  3. Beautiful card Linda, that is a wonderful sentiment.

  4. Great card Linda, and the sentiment really makes you stop and think.

    Thanks for joining in the Glitter Geeks challenge #2 and good luck!

    Helen xx

  5. Hi Linda!
    Beautiful card! Amazing textures and colours!
    Thank you for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week!
    ~Josie xx

  6. Love the card inda its just perfect! Chanelle xxx

  7. Gorgeous card Linda!!
    Thanks for joining in with Glitter Geeks and Good Luck!
    Steph xx

  8. Love this card and the vintage feel!!!! Amazing design I simply love it!!!!

  9. Love this card, the cogs are really cool. I would say this doodling counts, although I didn't see it right away. :P

  10. This is lovely Linda, so vintage and such neat elements you added to create the whole portrait. A happy Sunday, if not Father's Day to you there. And wishing you a great week with more and more healing to your eyes!

  11. Stunning card and details Linda..Loz

  12. Hi Linda! Well I'm sure glad you didn't throw this one away! I just love it!!! Great job with the doodling and I love the cogs! I just got them.... need to use them soon.... I do love your layout and design! Hope you are recovering well my friend! Have a wonderful week!

  13. Your doodling is amazing. I love how you made those swirls just pop!! This card has such a timeless elegance!! Hope that you have a blessed week my friend. HUGS!!

  14. Wonderful masculine vintage card, love the images! Thanks for playing along with us at the Bloggers Challenge!

  15. Fabulous card, great man's card. Thank you so much for joining us in our first challenge at Paper Creator Crafts this week!
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  16. Beautiful! You have done it again- the doodling is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Bloggers Challenge.

  17. Love all you layers and those cogs are fabulous!!

  18. Really pretty, I love how vintage this turned out.

  19. Gorgeous card perfect for a man, thank you for joining us over at Paper Creator Crafts for our 1st Challenge.

    Julie xx

  20. Yep, one does want to leave a mark on this earth and you sure are with these beautiful creations you spoil us with.

    I love your style Linda you know that. Hugs, Peggyso

  21. What a pretty card Linda!! I just love all the added texture and shapes!! Perfect for a man!! Great job with the doodling!!! Praying for your quick recovery!!

  22. great card,Thanks for joining in our first challenge at paper creator crafts

  23. Another gorgeous card! Thanks for joining is us at blogger's challenge.

  24. Wow great card for a man. Love all that embossing and that vintage look.

    Annette xx
    I design for StampFairy, One Stop Craft Challenge, Incy Wincy Challenge, 2 Sisters Challenge, Top Tip Tuesday

  25. Awesome card!!! Love all the elements and colors perfect for a man!

  26. This is an awesome card! I love it. Your talent never ceases to amaze me, especially your attention to details. Fantastic.

  27. Wonderful vintage masculine card. Love the images and the layout.

  28. Fabulous "Vintage" feel to this card. Again thanks for joining in on the BC Manly challenge with your cards.

  29. Gorgeous card. Love the desing but especially the gears and watches. No wonder that you are on If The Shoes fits TOP3 with this wonder. Congrats.


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