Card Of The Week – Faith, Hope & Love

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WOYWW 307: What’s On My Work Desk This Week?

Last week, I shared that the Pink Team at Eclectic Ellapu is hosting a month-long Out Of Your Comfort Zone challenge to encourage you to stretch your creative boundaries. I also shared that The Path Of Positivity Challenge Team was hosting a month-long Growth challenge.

Since I had so much fun designing last week’s Be Strong And Believe card with them last week, I thought I’d join them again with a fresh interpretation of their challenge – Faith, Hope & Love – along with a bevy of new design challenges to share!

I decided to “stretch my boundary” by creating a lovely square card since I rarely design cards in this dimension. The reason for this is purely practical: I usually work with pre-cut A5 and A7 card bases and rarely take the time to cut square card bases out of my 12 x 12 cardstock. But, this week, I came across a great deal on square card bases, so I’ve decided to add these to my repertoire!

To begin, I knew I wanted to make as beautiful a card as possible – one that was ultra-feminine, with spring-themed floral elements and a faith-based sentiment as a focal point. I also knew I wanted to incorporate a neutral color palette into this week’s design, to change things up from the bright and pastel colors I’ve been playing with as of late.

I decided that the best way to bring my vision to fruition was to create a multi-layered collage card filled with lots of fabric, texture, distressing, and intricate, shabby/vintage details.

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First, I covered the card base with 2 stunning patterned papers – one with spots and dots, the other with gorgeous floral blooms – both from Close To My Heart’s Silhouette collection.

Then, I began layering the card with tags – paper and lace doilies – Nostalgiques lace ribbon – buttons and bling – and a beautiful black fabric flower!

The verse – Faith, Hope, Love – derives from 1 Corinthians 13:13 and from Unity Stamp Company’s amazing All About Hope stamp set. It’s a verse of aspiration and growth that touches upon all aspects of life – emotional, physical and spiritual – as well as our relationship with one another and with God. The passage at large is often quoted in wedding ceremonies and anniversary celebrations.

My mother was a woman of deep faith. I dedicate Faith, Hope & Love to her.

Now it’s your turn to share your creations with us! What have you created or acquired this week? Whether you’re showing off your desk, your latest acquisitions, or your latest creation – be sure to share it with our creative community at one of our weekly parties!

Inspire Me Monday

Friendship Friday

Have an inspiring week and thanks for stopping by!

What are the Crafty Cats Up To This Week?

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This week I received a stunning 16 x 24 canvas print of Legend from CanvasPop! If you’d like the opportunity to win photo canvas print of your own or to gift to a friend in the US/Canada, be sure to enter our Giveaway!

Of course, Magellan was on hand when I opened my print, and he did not take kindly to seeing another cat in his home! To see his photo reaction, be sure to visit our Wordless Wednesday Party– and, while you’re there, be sure to share a photo or two of your own!

Creative Art Challenges

Need to jump-start your creativity? Wondering what inspired me this week? Check out this week’s list of Creative Art Challenges! They are organized alphabetically under Theme or Anything Goes!

Theme Challenges

Be Creative – Anything Goes Challenges

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  1. OMG I love your card, it’s stunning. I LOVE square cards – what a gorgeous kitty, love that print. Cx #6

    • Create With Joy
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      says:

      Thanks Claire – I love square cards too and I am so happy I had a chance to make one this week!
      I love this photo and print of Legend – I hope you gals will enter the giveaway for a canvas print of your own – SO pleased! 🙂

  2. Helen says:

    at a gorgeous card! happy WOYWW Helen 5

  3. anne bente says:

    so super nice ♥

    10000 thank you for participating in Card and scraps challenge.

    knuzzzz ♥

  4. What a lovely card! The combination of colors and patterns is perfect! And Legend, wow! He steals the show! Happy WOYWW!

  5. Brenda says:

    Wow, what a stunning creation and such a striking colour palette, the creamy tones with the black are less stark than white and give a lovely Vintage feel.

    Many thank for sharing your lovely card with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

  6. I always make square cards and am grateful that a local store makes envelopes at a reasonable price for them too. Great colours you used and I love your photo of your kitty this week. #18

  7. Julia Dunnit says:

    Love the idea of colouring the edges of the doilies with a little something.

  8. Wynn says:

    Lots of Scrummy layers to your card. Perfect for our challenge at OLL. Thank you for joining us Wynn DT

  9. Diane says:

    Love the textures and layers of the card! After see it one might ask why aren’t there more square cards? WOYWW Diane #28

  10. Your color choice is so elegant and classy! Beautiful design, I love it. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  11. Elaine says:

    A lovely card using to many textures. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  12. Love the colors you chose for the card.

  13. Robyn Oliver says:

    Lovely card Joy, nice colours. Happy WOYWW RobynO#24

  14. Hazel says:

    Another lovely card for my Patterned Paper April challenge. x

  15. Sharyn Polesel says:

    Great job! Love all of the layers and pretty papers. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  16. Angela says:

    Lovely card, great colour scheme. Have a great woyww, Angela x 30

  17. Carla says:

    Lovely card. Thanks for sharing at Simply papercraft.

  18. Bunny says:

    Very nice card. I love the paper choice and the doily that you added. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  19. Sue says:

    Beautiful card, wonderful colors, layers and accents. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

    Sue – HIMCR DT
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

  20. Sherri Dean says:

    Beautiful card & love the papers, lace & buttons combined with the sentiment! I also got quite a charge out of the cat! My cat would probably have the same reaction of a picture of himself. I’m so glad you could share everything with us for the May Flowers challenge at Dies R Us!

  21. Amy O says:

    Very cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

  22. Lisca Meijer says:

    Your card is beautiful! I’m sure you’ll get used to making square cards in no time.
    The photo of the cat is stunning! Is that your cat?
    Have a great week,
    Lisca#19

  23. Tina says:

    Beautiful card! The color combo is wonderful together, so is the different pattern paper. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  24. {jennifer-g} says:

    Very pretty creation! I love the layers and papers and all the accents. Just lovely, wonderful work! Thanks for joining us at Wags N Whiskers this week!
    Jennifer, DT

  25. Karen L says:

    I think this is one of my favorite cards you’ve made (and you have a LOT of cute ones). I really love the use of light kraft paper on this one. It compliments the navy beautifully. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this amazing card in our challenge this week. I appreciate you playing along with us.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. Since you like playing along at LOTS of challenges (which I just LOVE), I really hope you will consider this one. You can enter it any week you use kraft, light kraft, or anything else sold at the Kraft Outlet. Here is a link to The Kraft Journal Blog where you can enter this week’s challenge:
    http://thekraftjournal.blogspot.com/2015/04/challenge-220-anything-goes-girlfriends.html

    • Create With Joy
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      says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Karen, and for always sharing new challenges with me!

      I really love sharing new challenge sites with my readers so that they have the opportunity to connect with other members of the crafting community and play along too!

      Have a wonderful week and be sure to share your lovely creations with us at Inspire Me Monday!

  26. Karal says:

    Great card, & I love the flower & design. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  27. JuliaG says:

    You have created a beautiful card this week!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog!!!

  28. Lorraine says:

    Wow this is one very beautiful creation the colours and design look amazing the lace is gorgeous, thank you for joining our challenge at FAB ‘N’ FUNKY this week, hope we see you again.
    hugs
    lorraine x

  29. Nathalie says:

    So lovely card. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.
    Nathalie

  30. michele says:

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week 🙂 Gorgeous card!

  31. Beautiful creation!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Monochromatic’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the ‘Sistahs’
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

  32. Lynn Brown says:

    Really like your layout and colour combo with nice textures. Perfect for our OLLCB challenge this time.
    thanks for sharing.
    Lynn x
    DT

  33. Anjie McChesney says:

    Lovely card. Thanks for joining us in our Spots & Dots challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (Senior DT Team Leader)

  34. céline says:

    beautiful card
    thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps
    hugs
    céline

  35. Pat says:

    The square cards is quite stunning. Lively use of fabric too.
    happy woyww
    pat #12

  36. Jen says:

    Awesome project!! Thanks for joining me for my Throwback Thursday Challenges! I hope you are able to play along again this week!! Aloha, Jen!!!

  37. Andree says:

    A gorgeous card. I love the papers and the fabric flower.
    Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

  38. Deena says:

    Beautiful! Love the neutrals as a back ground for the mix of elements here. Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Creative Need this month!

  39. Lisa Kind says:

    Lovely card! Love all the texture! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  40. Nancy says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  41. Nicole says:

    That’s a beautiful card with a nice assortment of designs!

  42. Lisa T says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous card! I love the sentiment, too! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.

  43. IKE says:

    Great colour combo and layout. Thank you for sharing at OSAAT #235.

    IKE x

    OSAAT DT

  44. ~DEANNE~ says:

    Your card is absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in our THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O’ Paper

  45. ~DEANNE~ says:

    ..and thanks so much for participating in our PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O’ Paper

  46. Jan Ltc! says:

    This is fab thanks for joining us at F&F xx Jan DT

  47. Naz Smith says:

    Lovely honey. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion challenge.
    http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/
    Naz xxx

  48. Joanne says:

    Such a pretty card! I love the color scheme! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon 🙂
    Joanne xo

  49. heidi says:

    I love the stamp what is life without love hope and faith. The three building blocks for every dream.

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