Monday, 4 July 2011

Triple challenge

Hi there!  Hope you are all well and enjoying the beautiful summer weather.  Here in Northern Ireland it has been fabulous for the past few days and of course, long may it last!

Today's card is a triple challenge for Less is More (we have to use the colour BLUE for this one), for A Passion for Papertrey (incorporate aborder somewhere in the card) and also for CAS-ual Fridays (create a masculine card using Kraft).    Blue is a colour I very rarely use, so I was out of my comfort zone in this aspect alone!  I'm a pink and purple girl!  But I love Kraft too.  I have to say I tried to be a bit more adventurous with this card but I'm not really happy with it because it has ended up perhaps not so clean and not so simple!

Anyway, it worked out well as it is for my brother-in-law who has just had surgery on his foot.

  • Stamps - PTI Tag-Its #2 and #3; WMS Frame It
  • CS - SU Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
  • Ink - SU Night of Navy; Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
  • Paper - October Afternoon Fly a Kite
  • Extra - 1 3/4" circle punch
Thought for the Week - In church this morning we heard a very encouraging word about the guidance of the Lord in our lives.  We learnt from Psalm 25:1-11 that we need to ask God for guidance for every aspect of our lives not just the big things like a job or marriage or where to live.  God's guidance and leading in our lives is perfect, even when we don't understand it.  Remember when Moses was told by God to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt into the promised land?  Instead of going by the direct and obvious route, God took them by a long, round-about way which took forty years to complete!  The Israelites were no doubt thinking 'Why can't we go by the quick route?  What's the reason for this long journey?'  The thing is, because God is omniscient and knows the end from the beginning, He would have known all the pitfalls and dangers that the Israelites would have had to face by going, as they thought, the easy way.  In His wonderful wisdom, God was actually preserving them from unseen dangers by guiding them the way He did.  Ours is not to question 'why?' but ours is to follow in humble submission and trust His all-knowing wisdom and will.  May I learn this incoming week to trust God with every aspect of my life, big and small because He is interested in it all! 
May God bless you this week.


  1. What a smashing card - I hope your brother in law will make a speedy recovery too


  2. Charming card, bit more brown tone than we wanted, but pretty nevertheless
    Thanks so much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

  3. What a lovely card for your BIL, hope his op goes smoothly. I like that leaf stamp:)

  4. I really liked how unusual this card was :o)

  5. Hello There, Lots of thought has gone into your card and it's very pretty, I hope your injured brother recovers very quickly, Gay xxx

  6. Really great card. I really love the kraft feel of the whole thing .


  7. Beautiful card. Love the layout. Thanks for the message.

  8. Beautiful card Karen, love the composition and different shades of blue :)


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