Sunday, September 23, 2012

SSIC Handmade

This week I am honoured to be the Hostess for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.

  I have chosen a well known scripture from Psalms:
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.  Psalms 139:14
My challenge is to create a project with something handmade on it - could be a flower, stitching, patterned paper - show us your creativity!

I have used the Our Daily Bread Designs Butterly Corner Stamp, stamping it in Black StazOn and colouring the image using the Crayon Resist technique using Distressing Inks and daubers.  A second butterfly has been stamped, coloured and popped up on foam tape.  The bling is from Want2Scrap.

The sentiment on the tag is from the Our Daily Bread Designs God's Love stamp set.  You can also see the machine sewing on my tag - I don't usually sew on cards but think I just might have to get the sewing machine out a little bit more often!
I have used the Spellbinders Classic Edges Two Edgeabilities  with the Classic Decorative Inserts One  for my lacy border on both the pocket and the tag.  My Dies have been cut using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur.

Who am I?’ I never cease to be amazed by the inward battle that so many people seems to have on an ongoing basis, this is made even more apparent to me living in a household with three teenagers and surrounded by their peers. Social Media is an amazing thing, it is also very eye opening.....
It is very clear in God's Word that our identity, who we really are comes from God - it is He who created us, who formed us in our Mother's womb and knows every fibre of our being - He gives us our true identity! Who we really are is not determined by our parents, sibling or friends, it is not something we earn or can take credit for - our identity comes from God alone.

We are God's masterpiece. We have been knitted and woven together by God. I am made by God and that makes me God's masterpiece; everyone of us is God's masterpiece because we have been made by God.

‘Who am I?’ ‘What makes me, me?’ ‘What makes me special and unique?’ ‘What gives me value and worth?  Not the right group, or how we look, no amount of popularity, or money, designer clothing, grades, physical fitness, sports, job, title, position – none of this gives me value and worth.

 The answer: I am God's masterpiece fearfully and wonderfully knit together in my mother's womb, someone Jesus came for and died for.

When we understand this, then we are free to be who we are designed to be - children of the Most High God - a chosen priesthood, unique - God's Masterpiece!!

This card is for the following challenges:
ATCs & Cards With AttitudeWeek 1, Anything Goes
Brown Sugar –  Anything Goes
Fun with Shapes & Moremust include die cut/punchinclude an Animal
Inspire Me FridaysAlways Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations Anything goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Stampin' For The WeekendFeeling Floral  
Crafting for all Seasons -Things with Wings
Through The Craft Room Door - Alway's Anything Goes!
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes

Thank you to this weeks sponsor
Make sure you stop by the Designers Blogs are some amazing inspiration - these ladies are inspirational on so many levels!!
* Kristine * Linda (that's me) * MariLynn * Miejse * Peggysue * Traci M *
* Candice * Diane * Helen * Jerusha * Michelle * Sandie L * Laura (Guest Designer) *
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  1. Hi Linda, a very different card but the elements work well togeather
    Smiles Ita

  2. Amazing design. Love the corner.

  3. What a beautiful creation, Linda! The pocket design is amazing for the graphics and embellies you've chosen. What an artful display of creativity. I love your devotion for this week too. We just need to pause frequently to remember the amazing truth of this passage of scripture. It's one of those biblical worldview, deep kinds of truths. Thank you for sharing your heart with us this week!

  4. Beautiful, lovely, and inspirational. This is so pretty!!!!! Hugz!

  5. Beautiful work on coloring the butterfly with inks! Thanks for playing in our 'Anything Goes' Challenge #53!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  6. A great card and so romantic!!!

    Thanks for joining us at shapes and more.

    Hugs Ivi

  7. Beautiful Linda! Thank you for playing along with Brown Sugar in the "Anything Goes Challenge" Hope you decide to join us again!
    Good Luck,
    Alice B.
    Brown Suagr DT

  8. Linda ... I love your card...just beautiful! Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  9. Linda - This is such a beautiful card! Your work is always so gorgeous. So inspiring! Loved your thoughts on the verse this week. What an amazing God we serve!

  10. Linda, another winner! Loved your devotion too. So true and so real. Have a good week.

  11. Beautiful card!!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our Feeling Floral challenge.


    Julie x

  12. Beautiful pocket card! Love the edges! Ty for sharing with us @ Simply Create Too


  13. I love this verse. It's been a rock & refuge for me since I was a teenager. It's comforted me at many times of struggles. Thank you for sharing this devotion with us this week. It really touched my heart. Your card is gorgeous, too! Love it! Have a blessed day! ~H

  14. Linda,
    This is so pretty! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  15. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x


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