Friday, November 30, 2012

COF end of month challenge


"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6

Hello, Crafty sisters! Can you believe the holidays are here? I LOVE this time of year! Peppermint Mocha Lattes, twinkling lights, Hallmark Christmas movies...every good and perfect gift pointing to our Savior. My favorite part of the season? Christmas carols. I LOVE Christmas music, and I have so many CDs that I have to start listening to them in October just to fit them all in! LOL I have a few favorites that make it into heavy rotation (Amy Grant, Kathy Mattea, Point of Grace, Sara Groves), and others that are strictly instrumental and fill the house with the ambient sounds of the season (Jim Brickman, Windham Hill's Celtic Christmas, and more). This month's challenge: Make a card based on one of your favorite Christmas songs or carols. (The Bible verse I chose is often associated with Handel's Messiah, another favorite!) Make sure your card has a little twinkle to represent the light of the world. Bonus points to anyone who includes kraft and gingham in their design (just because I LOVE kraft and gingham!)

So there's your challenge! Plug in that Christmas music and get inspired! I'm even learning some Christmas carols to play on my dulcimer.

Peace and Joy to you!
mary rose

My Christmas song is "We Three Kings". The chorus sings of the "star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright...." I used a rhinestoned cross in the center of the star to show how Christ would be the world's salvation. and be the light of the world. As we enter this Advent season, may the true love of Christ dwell in your heart and may you  have many opportunities to show His peace and love to all you encounter in the season.

Enjoy a venture through these delightful blogs to see what was created for perhaps your favorite Christmas song: 1. Carolina -Cardolina Scrapolina
2. LizW - Right Brained Madness
3. Mary Rose Mary Rose Cafe
4. Jackie - Kreatewithme2
5. LizD - crafts4thesoul
6. Sharon - ScrappingMum
7. Jeanette
8. Darlene According to Bijou
9. Lorie
10. Carol Lost in my craft room
11. Kadie InMyMindsEye
12. Tami Blueinksdesign
13. Barb - Inkinintoretirement
14. April - April'sAlley
15. Marsha Stamping Down South
16. Kelly - Sandcastle Stamper


Carol W said...

Oh Liz, this is beautiful...I love the rhinestone cross and the embossed image is stunning...well done...have a very blessed Christmas season...

Barb said...

Liz--this card is stunning! Love the embossed image!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh my goodness! Liz, this card is AWESOME!!! Love the gold... and the bling! Lovely in EVERY way!

MiamiKel said...

Liz so good to see your post, sweet friend!!! I pray you are well and think of,you often :)

Your card is absolutely wonderful!!! So very sweet and a lovely card for this blessed holiday season. Xoxo

marsha said...

Absolutely divine! Your Wise Men are just gorgeous!

Olga said...

you have out done yourself, this is gorgeous!!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

Awesome work with this amazing wisemen image!! Love the pearl cross in the star!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

The perfect image for your song! I really like how it turned out so striking with the gold. Great job!

kadie said...

Gorgeous card, Liz!! That image is so striking and perfect for that song!

maryrose said...

Liz, this is stunning! Those embossed kings are gorgeous! Thanks for playing this month!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Liz! Your art is always so pretty. I really hope that you will be by to play along with us again this week at Word Art Wednesday. Just wait until you see the TWO AMAZING PRIZES we have this week. Hope to see you there.
Word Art Wednesday

~ Sharon ~ said...

Liz, this card is amazing. Beautiful job! Sorry it's taken me so long to stop by.