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Sunday, 28 February 2010

A friend is a gift

For this card I used the sketch for Papertake 35:

When I looked this morning to see what the new challenge is on Stampin' sisters in Christ, I was pleased to see that it was just right for what I wanted to do. The verse to consider is Col. 3:17 and this is what Pamela wrote:

You have free reign of what you want to do this week. But here's the deal: I want you to actively do this as an act of worship to our God. Before starting, pray. Thank God for your gift. While working, feel free to pray more, or perhaps sing out to Him. Put your focus on Him and remember that it is He who gave you your gift (however good or bad you think you are at this) and remember that it makes Him happy to see you at work. Do this challenge, as if you were doing it for Christ himself!

It is pouring with rain here this morning and we were unable to get a lift to church, so we've stayed in, which isn't a bad thing because I'm not feeling too brilliant. So the 'sisters' challenge was just right for me to create something honouring to God while thinking of my friends and thanking God for them. The stamp that I've used for the focal point was given to me by a dear friend who is one of our faith challenge team at Salt, so I was able to think of her as well as many others as I made this card.

I deliberately didn't use any other image or flowers or embellishments, because I wanted the quote to be the central focus.

The card is also for these challenges:

The crafty pad 59: 'brown, blue, cream or white' - I realise I'm too late for this - the new challenge has just gone up, but thought I'd still link (been wanting to do something for this all week)
Rosie-Dee 65: 'friendship'
Cupcake 79: 'friends'
Hanna & friends 33: 'blue/brown'
Crafty calendar 5: 'love and friendship'

All the papers are from my offcuts box - I reflected upon this, that, just as all these bits have come together in this creation, so God can fit together all the bits and pieces of our lives to make something pleasing for Him.


This card is for all my friends - so many cyber crafting friends as well as those that I have the privilege to meet up with - I'm thankful for you all and for the many comments you leave me.

21 comments:

  1. Hi Hazel

    This has a very elegant feel to it with a lovely colour combo.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Rosie D's.

    B x

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  2. Lovely card with a great sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week!
    Hugs Shelly ;)

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  3. Oh, Hazel, this is such a pretty card. What a sweet sentiment stamp! And what a perfect way to worship the Lord this morning, giving thanks to him for your friends. I'm so glad you shared it with us at SSCC this week.

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  4. Very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D's Challenge!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

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  5. What a great sentiment Hazel. Love that background with the flourishes.

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  6. Lovely job on this card! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

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  7. A really wonderful card with such a beautiful sentiment...thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

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  8. Lots of lovely crafting again Hazel. This is wonderful - great sentiment, great colour combo and how nice that you were able to make your own act of worship while crafting since you had to miss your trip to church.

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  9. Thank you for sharing your card with us at SSCC this week! Your sentiment is sweet and I love the brown flourishes paper. Brown with anything is always happy for me.

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  10. Hazel, what a beautiful sentiment!

    Hope you and John are well.

    Thanks for joining us at Rosie D's this week. We hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs

    Rosie
    x

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  11. Wow such a lovely creation. Love the sentiment

    Thanks so much for playing along at Cupcake this week
    Hugs
    Victoria
    x

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  12. Doesn't God work in marvelous ways? You had to miss church and yet you were praying this morning. That's wonderful. Lovely card, thank you for participating in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week.

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  13. Great entry, thanks for joining Rosie-D's challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  14. Oh what a beauty,
    thanks for joining in with the fun at Rosie D's challenge;-))m

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  15. Wow, your card is just gorgeous. Simple, but absolutly great. Like it very much.

    Thanks for playing with us at Hanna & Friends.

    Hugs, Kiki

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  16. Great combination of pattern and color.

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  17. Wonderful card!!!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends this week.

    Hugs,
    Nicole

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  18. Very Classy card!! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge this month. Caroline x

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  19. This is very pretty! It would make a great masculine card! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges! :)

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  20. Beautiful card Hazel. The sentiment is touching. I feel very honoured to have you as a cyber friend & wish to 'ditto' your sentiment. ((hugs)) Gez.xx

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  21. Love this!!! Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC! :)

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