Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Twist of Faith & {PIN}spirational - 2 for Tuesday!

It's "Two for Tuesday" time again!  If you're looking for the {PIN}spirational challenge, please head to the 2nd half of this post.  :)

Twist of Faith has a very timely theme this week:  Traditional Christmas!  What does that mean?  Well, it can mean anything you want it to mean!  Do you have a Christmas tradition that you do every year?  Or is there an ornament that you hang every year?  Or maybe it's traditional Christmas colors...or a trip you take every year.  I decided that I would interpret "Traditional Christmas" as the true meaning behind Christmas - Celebrating the birth of our Savior.  

Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps & More who provided our Design Team with not only wonderful images, but even Guest Designers!  Be sure to not only visit Twist of Faith and participate in our challenge, but also to check out the wonderful Christmas images that Robyn's Fetish has....because they are having sale that is running through December 31st - 40% off ALL inventory!!!  WOW!!!!!!  It's a great time to pick up some new Christmas images....and any others that are on your wish list.

I used "Christmas Scene 1" for my card and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.  I wanted to keep things a bit "rustic" so I used kraft color cardstock for the base of the card and found some brownish type dsp to go along with it.  Add a couple buttons and one of my favorite verses and this is what I ended up with:

I'm also submitting this card for the following challenges:
 Next is {PIN}spirational Challenge.  As you know, we have a picture that is our inspiration and this week the picture is one of my favorite embellishments - BUTTONS!  
 We have two great sponsors this week:  Bugaboo and Scribble & Scrap.  I used "Sewing SB Thread" from Bugaboo.  I love Bugaboo images and guess what?!  They are having a sale too!!!!  Check them out because all images are 50% off through December 31st!   I decided to use pencils to color the image and used some stash items to finish it up.

Be sure to stop by Twist of Faith and {PIN}spirational Challenge this week!   Thank you for spending a few minutes with me today - God bless you!  Merry Christmas!!!!


Wynn Walton said...

Two great cards. I love how you've used the buttons to add interest. The 'pin' card is bright and cheery too.
Wynn xx

Carole Robb Bisson said...

I am not sure why I think those two white buttons are so magnificent where they are placed but they are. The coloring on that serene image is beautiful. Thank you for entering your wonderful paper art project with us at Word Art Wednesday.
Carole Robb Bisson

Chris Hanselman said...

Love the image and sentiment. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


NanaConnie said...

This is so beautiful, Zella. That's one of my favorite Nativity images and I love your card design. Thanks so much for playing along in our "What Does Christmas Mean to You" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this time and good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

SarahGeorge said...

Zella, I always like your style of adding pattern papers. May BE one day I'm going to copy your card style ;)

Papercrafting Princess said...

Double the fun! Awesome job on both projects Zella!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Zella, both of these cards are beautiful! I love the first one's image and the Pin one is adorable, too!

Tracey Fehr said...

Fantastic job on both cards, Zella! I just love the natural look on the TOF card...and love the patterned paper on the {Pin} card equally! LOL

Asha said...

Gorgeous card, fabulous colours and very festive, Zella! Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge.
Asha - Tuesday Throwdown DT
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Laura Lunsford said...

What pretty cards! I love the Bible verse on your first card! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

Olivia said...

Lovely job. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, these are so fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Katherine Clayton said...

What fabulous cards you did! I really LOVE the first one . . . reminds me of the real meaning of Christmas. :) Thanks for joining us this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge over at Clear It Out Challenge. Hope to see you join us again soon! (and Good Luck!!!)

Kathy CIO DT