Card Of The Week – Faith, Hope & Love

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.

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?

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. vicki says:

    Your card is lovely and I just love the sentiment! My Mother was also a woman who lived by her faith, had hope in the Lord and loved Him and her life! I miss her to this day but know she is with her Lord and Savior!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew and our sentiment challenge. (you really entered this is a lot of challenges!!!) Vicki DT

  2. Shari says:

    Thank You soooo much for coming over to our Color Your World challenge at Our Creative Corner this month!! I love your neutral toned card–Those are actually the colors of my ‘direct’ world, still–very neutral, bare branches just barely starting to bloom, meadow grasses, tall and brown from last years growth–It’s really quite lovely 🙂
    Thank You again for joining us! I also have to gush about your gorgeous kitties!! I Love Them!! Maine Coons (and Norwegian Forrest Cats) are two of my fav breeds 🙂 Just lovely!! XOXO-Shari

  3. tammy says:

    Thanks so much for joining us in our April Bingo Challenge, I love your project and hope you will join us again very soon!

  4. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Love the colors of your card! Its so pretty!
    And the photo of Legend is very nice!

  5. Quite the list of challenges – I like your bg – Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  6. LaVoice says:

    You are very creative and talented. Enjoy seeing what others do a I never had the ability to do that.

  7. Dawn says:

    Great card love all the texture! Thanks for joining us for Catch the Bug Bingo challenge hope to see you again, Dawn Bugaboo DT.

  8. Michelle says:

    Very elegant card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    Hope we see you again and good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  9. Graciellie says:

    Your card is so beautiful and your thoughts on this passage of the bible is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Our Daily Bread Designs. Hugs, Gracie.

  10. Nancy says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  11. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful card. I love the colours and all the textures you’ve incorporated in the layers. Thanks for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light challenge.

  12. Nicole says:

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

  13. Lisa T says:

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

  14. IKE says:

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

    IKE x


  15. ~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!!
    A Little Bit O’ Paper

  16. ~DEANNE~ says:

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

  17. Jan Ltc! says:

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

  18. Naz Smith says:

    Lovely honey. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion challenge.
    Naz xxx

  19. Joanne says:

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

  20. heidi says:

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

  21. Lee-Anne says:

    Beautiful square card! Lovely choice in papers! So happy you could join us at the Dazzling Diva challenge!

  22. sandra van blaricum says:

    Wow, this is gorgeous, love it!! Beautiful “flower” and papers!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Cards and Creativity {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  23. love love love the layout you have done with this!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Top Tip Tuesday. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  24. Joyce says:

    This card is so elegant! Thank you for playing along on our ATG challenge at TTCRD DT

    enjoyscrappin2 {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door

  25. chanya13 says:

    Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  26. Hanne says:

    Really beautiful card. I love the colours and all those layers! Thank you for joining Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again.

    Hanne, DT

  27. Sylvia says:

    What a lovely and very stylish card. Thank you for sharing it in the Kraftyhands Challenge. Sylvia x

  28. chanya13 says:

    Fabulous creation with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner. Agnieszka DT

  29. Joyce Erb says:

    Love all the texture, great card. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the Mod Squad Challenge

  30. Laurie Moore says:

    Lovely card! Thank you for sharing if with us at Our Creative DT Laurie Moore

  31. Helen says:

    Beautiful – a very striking card.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny’s.

    Helen x

  32. Lisa N says:

    Beautiful work!
    Thanks for joining Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday.

    /Lisa – DT

  33. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    Beautiful as always. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday linkup. Pinned to our linkup board.

  34. Shell says:

    Beautiful card, & design!
    Glad you could join us for the challenge at Your ScrapBook Place, hope to see you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ YSBP~DT ~

  35. Ann Chuang says:

    Awesome card! Love all the details!
    Thanks for sharing your card at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  36. Thank you for entering your beautiful card over at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Make a card”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT

  37. Vicky says:

    This is fabulous, love the colour scheme.
    Thank you for joining us over at Noor Design Uk, good luck & hope you will join us next month.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  38. Wonderful project! I love the combo of kraft and shades of dark blue. So delighted you blessed us with your project last week at Word Art Wednesday. We have a new Challenge going on and I hope you join us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God’s Word in Psalm 18:6 which says, “In my distress I called upon the LORD, And cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.” Have a blessed weekend.

    JO ANN

  39. Beverley says:

    Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in our “Add A Sentiment” challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x

  40. Glenda's Cards says:

    Beautiful card! Love the colors, layers and the sentiment words! Thanks for sharing at My Sheri Crafts!

    Glenda’s Cards

  41. Despina says:

    Your card is beautiful!

  42. Laurian says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project in our Spring challenge, I hope we see you again soon!


    Dragonfly Dreams

  43. A stunning card! Thank you for sharing with us at EE!

  44. pat martin says:

    Again, another awesome card, a triumph from stepping out of your comfort zone! Thank you for sharing your lovely creations and your lovely writing with us at the Path of Positivity challenge blog this month!

  45. So beautiful. Loving the mono tones.
    This is so perfect for our GROWTH theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  46. This is so beautiful! I love the colors!

  47. Wonderful that you expanded your format. And the finished product is lovely!


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