Monday, 29 October 2012


We had baptisms in the afternoon at church this Sunday, so it was an extremely busy and tiring day with a service in the morning too and food etc to prepare, but I wouldn't miss a baptism at our church for anything even when I feel so weak and useless as I did yesterday. But at least I had a good reason to make some cards over the weekend LOL
My friend Angeline asked me to make 3 cards for her. The first one was for a male baptism candidate so no bling on this one! I like the texture on this card which was achieved using a Cuttlebug embossing folder...
I used an old rubber stamp by Stampendous (1994) of a very joyful leaping lamb for all three cards. I started with this image and the three cards kind of evolved from there! I cut a template for the clouds from scrap card and sponged the sky with china blue distress ink, the grass was created with a little grass stamp and distress inks, I used my Promarkers to colour the rest of the image and I used a Zig fine pen to create the flying birds.
For this one I used one of my my Marrianne Design Anja oval dies for the background and a punched cross which I added clear gems to, I was gonna add gems to the background but it just didn't look right. Each of the cards had the same computer generated sentiment.
I used my Martha Stewart lace border punch for this one and added some bling, think I will use this layout a lot in future its simple but effective. All three cards were based on a folded A5 white hammer card blank, 
I chose blues and aqua colours on each card (I had water on my mind LOL) 
I love the way each one turned out a little different but had the same image, that's a bit like the three people who were baptised, each of them were individual very different people but they had all found the same God, all filled with joy and so blessed at their baptism. I havent felt well for some time and struggled yesterday with a real lack of strength which to be honest really got to me. but I wouldn't have missed this baptism for anything, it was well worth the extra effort to see how God changes peoples lives.

I have entered these cards in the following challenges, although they are very simple cards some of them still meet the criteria, I will share the cards I made for kev and I to give in the next post
DO YA STACK UP CHALLENGE #95 Embossing (entering the first card which is embossed)


WencheP said...

Such a cute image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Scrappin Sista said...

Very nice cards, Thank you for playing along with us this week at Brown Sugar in the "Anything Goes" challenge! We hope you decide to play along with us again!! Good luck!
Alice B.

Chrissy said...

So just love the image, he made my heart sing too..fabulous card.
Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy…


Niknak said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenges!!

Stephanie Eaken said...

These are the cutest Baptism cards!! I love all 3, but the design on the second one is my fave! Thanks for joining us at SGC!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Oh this image just makes you smile. Fabulous cards.

Thanks for going 'Animal Crackers' with us this challenge.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Southern Girls DT

Siv said...

Super cute baptism cards! Thanks so much for joining the Southern Girls. Hope we'll see you again! :)
Hugs Siv

Shannon White said...

Aww, these are soo CUTE! Just Wonderful baptism cards! 8-) Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my Blog.. AS for the nativity die, I only know that maybe you could contact Taylor at the Taylored Expressions blog.. She might be able to answer your questions.. 8-)