Sunday, October 16, 2011


Sunday comes quickly - for us it is the last Sunday of the school holidays - so you can imagine my teenagers are not wanting it to end!  LOL!

Of course Sunday means it is time for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge and this week it is brought to us by MariLynn.

Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Matthew 11: 28–30

Miesje's challenge is all about sharing: use 2 of everything you use. ie: 2 Dp - 2 flowers - 2 stamps - whatever you use must be doubled.

I have taken a liberty with this challenge (sori Miesje - LOL!)  I have created a card doing as the challenge says but have not used two of the same image but two images instead - I am hoping this is okay - I don't want to break the RULZ!  LOL!

I have use two DP's from Pink Paislee and have two loops on my bows and added too many pearls - LOL - you have to give me points for trying!  Oh and my lace is double edged - and I am sure that counts!!

The images are from the Layers of Color Christmas Verses and Royal Birds art stamp sets, the Nestibilitie is Spellbinders Lattice Frames and has been cut with the Grand Calibur - and just to do it right I ran it through twice! LOL!

This card is for the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Create something for an up coming holiday
Little Claire's - Christmas
Marks Finest Papers - Seeing Double
Squiggles and Giggles - 1stW Christmas 
Crafty Ann's - Inspired by a Christmas Song  (Joy to the World)
Fabulous Friday - A Fancy Trim
Floweret - Christmas
Crafty Ribbons - Ribbon and Lace
Forever Friends - must include an animal - Use Sentiment
Meljens Designs - Use a Ribbon
 Stampin' B's - Use a bird on a card  
By the Cute & Girly Anything Goes

What a comforting scripture - burdens are cumbersome and can be overwhelming - it is easy to give up the BIG ones, those that are so obvious....why then it is we seem to hold onto the smaller ones, that seem to trouble us only a little at first?  The weight of them can slowly build until unknowingly we become trapped under the weight of it.  It is then we wonder what is wrong - why are feeling like we have the weight of the world on our shoulders!? 

It is pointless to try and battle on, when Jesus clearly says we must FIRST come to Him and then take on HIS yoke - for it is easy and His burden light - it makes we wonder why it takes me so long to some to this place at times - thankfully it is a daily walk and His mercies are new every morning!! 

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  1. Well it looks ok to me, it's a gorgeous card!!

  2. Beautiful Linda! I struggled with that question too and managed to do two of each thing except I used 2 different trims! I think that was the intent! LOL! Love your beautiful card... wonderful cheery dp and of course love those LOC stamps!

    Have a wonderful week!

  3. It is perfect for me! I love it! The double birds are perfect and the colors are so bright and cheery! I am often too literal too - the 2 of each is perfect. I love you testimony too! Have a perfect week!

  4. Stunning Linda, the colors are so rich and love the placement of the bird image. So thankful His mercies are new every morning. Thank you for your post my friend :)

  5. Linda, this is so lovely. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

    Donna x

  6. Love this! Linda, you are such a rebel!!! **SMILES** I was looking for the other bird though, until I read your post. Heehee...

  7. Great Card Linda. I think you did well even though you did cheat a little ;).

  8. Love the colours on your card Linda, they seem to glow - and I am sure two images is ok, but you are pushing the too many pearls.. :-)

  9. This is very pretty, I like all your details. thank you for joining our challenge at Frosted Designs, hugs, martina

  10. Love all the richness in this card. The colors and the depth of detail are fabulous! And that bird is so perfect on your pretty double looped bow. Thank you so much for joining the Tuesday Card Sketch Challenge at Frosted Designs! Please play along again next time. Beverly

  11. This is a very lovely card! I especially like the non-traditional colors! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's challenge!

  12. I really love this card and the embellishments you've used.
    Thanks for joining our Ribbon-challenge at Meljen's Design Team & Challenge Blog this week!

    Greetings,Katja (Meljen's DT-member)

  13. Lovely use of color! I love the inking around the word Joy. Thanks so much for playing along over at Frosted Designs.

  14. Wow Linda that is so gorgeous and certainly a JOY to the eye of the beholder. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

  15. Beautiful card Linda. I have an award for you on my blog.


  16. Gorgeous card!!! The colors that you have used are amazing

    Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs. I hope that you have enjoyed the challenge


  17. I Love the vertical placement of your lace and that yellow trim bow is beautiful! I hope to see you create with us again at Frosted Designs!

  18. What a lovely card! I really like the nice sunny yellow, so bright and cheerful! Super job with the sketch, so glad you joined us at Frosted Designs! Aloha, Joanne

  19. What a beautiful card Linda...Gorgeous colors.

  20. This is a great card. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's for our monthly challenge. x

  21. This is beautiful Linda, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  22. Beautiful as always Linda. I really love how you did the bird and the colors look amazing. Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,

  23. Beautiful card. I love the colors. Thanks for playing along with us here are Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

  24. Very lovely card!!! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

  25. I love your sense of humor, Linda!! And your card is vibrant and beautiful as you are!! Hope you have a nice weekend!! Hugs!!

  26. Absolutely stunning, love this card and the ribbon and bird finish it off brilliantly. thanks for sharing at squiggle stamps. hugs heidi x

  27. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's this week.
    Jen x

  28. Such a beautiful card. Lovely details and colours. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly and our Anything Goes challenge this month. Good luck. Hugs, Hanna

  29. Wow, what a clever way to incorporate the challenge into your creation. Thanks for sharing on the Meljen's Design Challenge.

  30. Such a true statement Linda, why do we hang onto our little burdens? They're the same thing as a large one, a 'burden' and we cannot carry them alone, or shouldn't. I am so glad you chose that particular sentiment, 'joy,' because the knowledge that Jesus shares and carries our burdens for us can bring joy to the heart.

  31. Ooh this is beautiful and fab use of the ribbon and lace.Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    Trish (-:


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