Sunday, July 31, 2011

SSIC All Creatures Great and Small

It is time for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - last weeks Black and white cards were gorgeous - it is always a pleasure visiting your Blogs.  This weeks devotional and challenge come from Peggysue.
Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding, you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars, wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds
Psalm 148:7-10
Peggysue has challenged us to use any type of creature from tiny (like an ant or bug) to a very large creature (whale, elephant) on your card or project.

I don't 'do' whimsical too often but how could I resist this darling little peacock from our sponsor this week - Doodle Pantry.  For something different (for me) I have coloured with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol - I love the shades of blue that they have.  After colouring I  cut him out and popped him up onto the Tim Holtz Birdcage Die, that has been embossed with the Provocraft Embossing Folder.

That divine tail was 'screaming' for some sparkle so I just had to oblige and add some 3D Kindy Glitz - the texture is great, especially when I am so tactile.

The green DP is actually packaging from some Prima flowers I won in a gorgeous candy some time ago - I love to recycle and it is not hard with something as lovely as this.  Pleated DP and Seam Binding finish the card off perfectly.

You can see all of the dimension and details in this photo.

Each of the design team members has a wonderful praise song linked in their blog post, or song to recommend that will get your heart moving closer to the Lord in worship. I have chosen the song
Heart of Worship by Matt Redman - I pray the words of this song speak to your heart and move you to worship God- not with all those things that would weigh us down as we endeavour to come into His presence, but leaving those things - simply coming and bringing just that - a heart of worship!

Thank you to this weeks sponsor

This card is for the following challenges:
Blogger's Challenge - embossing - on birdcage
Crafty Ann's - summertime
Fairy Tale - summer, sun, sunshine
Fuzzy Wuzzyinclude an animal - get punchy
Sew Many Cards - anything goes
Simply Create - favorite animal
Stamp Something - summer fun
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything goes
Papercraft Star - anything goes
Clear It Out! - Use Old Supplies - Anything Goes - old DP
Creative Card Crew - Animal antics
  Digital Tuesday - include a digital element - Gardens with Things With Wings
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything goes
You can see  Peggysue'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!!  Some of the Stampin Sisters are taking a break for various reasons and while they are doing so we are blessed to have Teresa Kline and Traci Major with us as Guest Designers - welcome aboard ladies!!

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!  God bless you!


  1. Wow Lovely card from Lovely Linda!!!!!(just had to say that). This card is beautiful!!!! The little peacock is so cute and the colors go so well together!!!!! Great job Linda

  2. Wow Linda - I love it. You glittery gal you! Putting that peacock in the cage was brilliant! Love your song too. Have a great week!

  3. hey Linda...this is sooo sweet, I just luv your details and use of colors...hope your day is blessed!

  4. Morning LInda! Love your beautiful (and sparkly) peacock and how perfect to set him on the bird cage!! *Ü* Love your paper pleating as well. Have a blessed day!!

  5. What gorgeous coloring and having him by the birdcage? Great idea, absolutely belongs there! I love that praise song too, what a great way to start a Sunday!

  6. Linda, this is precious..Love this cage, and your paper pleating.
    Have a blessed day.
    Hugs :)

  7. Beautiful song and video. Your bird is so sweet, the dp is gorgeous with her!

  8. Hi Linda! Your card is just adorable! I can't believe the depth of color you achieved! Wonderful Linda details too! I just love the song you chose... one of my favorites and so perfect for today's message! TFS! Have a wonderful praise filled week!

  9. Hi Linda!! You sure did this peacock proud with his glitzy feathers and shadings of blues and lavendars...beautiful and full of fun whimsy!! Thanks for sharing your works of heart as always!! I am so looking forward to being guest designer with such a wonderful team!! Blessings on your day!

  10. This little whimsy is very ? ? ? well whimsical. Your colours are lovely too!Love all the glitz!

  11. Stunning card Linda.. Congrat's on being the feature blogger on Makeitmonday..Loz

  12. Such a beautiful card Linda. I love how you layered everything!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at digital tuesday, hope to see you at our new challenge tomorrow.

  13. Oh how gorgeous this is Linda, the birdcage and that bird look wonderful the colours are beautiful thank you for joining our challenge at Digital Tuesday this week.
    Lorraine x

  14. What a cute card! Love the colourfullbirdie! Thank you for joinng us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  15. so adorable, thanks for joining us at Clear It OUt

  16. Totally adorable!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
    xx Nela

  17. Love how your little bird is colored. That repurposed dp is awesome. It was actually the first thing I noticed about your card. Have a blessed week!!!

  18. Beautiful peacock. So pretty.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  19. Wonderful card. I love your bird and the embossed cage! (So fun and colorful). Thanks for joining the BC Embossing challenge.

  20. Linda I am late commenting, but this is an absolutely stunning card - I love it!! your detail is amazing.
    Love your choice of tune too - it is one of my favourites.

  21. Gorgeous! Such a cute baby peacock and love the colours you've chosen :-)
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

  22. Stunning Linda! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  23. Gorgeous card - love that little peacock and your colouring is fab.
    Thanks for playing along with is at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges xx

  24. Beautiful - love the colors and added pleated papers! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  25. Linda, I just love this sweet little peacock you've made! The ribbon is such a pretty addition to the little bird and cage. Just gorgeous!

  26. So bright and cheery, and definitely makes you think of a song to the Lord! Love your creation and had such fun with the challenge this week. Thanks for your inspiration from the SSIC DT!

  27. Adorable card, love your colouring and the ribbon.Thanks for joining in the Digi Doodle Shop 'Anything Goes' challenge, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

  28. Gorgeous card and what a pretty bird, thank you for joining us at DDSC this week
    Ruth x

  29. Your card is just lovely. I think this is a wonderful image to work with too, one of my very fave!

  30. Your bird and the embossed cage is awesome and really great way you used it. Colouring is very perfect as well as the arrangement of ribbon also is marvelous.


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