Friday, November 30, 2012

Crafters of Faith November Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Crafters of Faith November Blog hop! I am your hostess, Mary Rose! Today's Brew is a special holiday blend, warm and spicy, with a hint of cinnamon!

I challenged the COF ladies to make a card inspired by a favorite Christmas carol. Here's the 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

 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!)

And here's the card I designed for this challenge!

Hark the herald angels sing! Glory to the newborn king! I just LOVE this angel from The Saltbox Studio! Look closely...the city of Bethlehem sits at the hem of her heavenly gown, and she's hanging the bright star in the sky over the place where the Savior was born!

It wasn't difficult for me to incorporate a little kraft, a little gingham, and a little sparkle into this design!

By the way, have you ever seen the lesser known Peanuts Christmas movie called "It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown"? Charlie Brown's little sister, Sally, plays an angel in the pagent. She has one word to remember for the play. "Hark!" But when her turn comes to say her line, she blurts out "Hockey Stick!" My Sam thinks that's so funny, and now he says "hockey stick!" whenever we hear the word "hark!"

I'm using Stickles on every project lately! I hope I don't run out before Christmas!

I added a little pizzazz inside the card as well!

If you are lucky enough to own this issue of Just Cross Stitch Christmas ornaments, then you also have a pattern for this sweet angel to stitch for a friend!

See? Lower right hand corner? That's my sweet sister in Christ, Beth, and her amazing design work!

Thanks for visiting the cafe today! Now, take your coffee to go and hop on over to the blogs listed on the right (Crafters of Faith) to see what these lovely ladies have come up with for this challenge!

{Today's Brew: stamps from The Saltbox Studio, card stock from Papertrey Ink, papers from Simple Stories Handmade Holiday, holly die from PTI, prisma markers, Stickles, DMC floss}


  1. Mary Rose, your card is BEAUTIFUL! How fun to have an image with a coordinating ornament to stitch. And your friend designed it? Cool!

    I thoroughly enjoyed your challenge this month!!!

  2. Such a beautiful card, Maryrose! The angel is a wonderful focal point to a sweetly designed card! The stitching is a wonderful touch!

    Thank you for a charming country challenge this month!


  3. Mary Rose--your card is stunning! I love the image and the color combo is perfect. Love the corners too!

    Thanks for a great challenge this month--perfect for the season!

  4. Maryrose, what a great challenge you gave us, it was really fun, thanks!!!. Your card is beautiful, love the colors and the papers you used and I love the country look as well.!!!

  5. I love the challenge this month Mary Rose! Your card is beautiful & I'm impressed with how you worked all the elements into your design!!!!

  6. Thanks for the super fun challenge this month, Mary Rose! Your card is BEAUTIFUL and awesome song choice. I love how you did the layout, with the bit of kraft showing and the gingham corners! Beautiful image by your friend, Beth! Congrats to her.
    Big HUGS!!

  7. I just loved doing this challenge and I love your amazing card. Those button berries are adorable.

  8. I love your image and what a beautiful design!

  9. What a great country feel to this card. I so love the sentiment and how you embellished it. Great job!

    Thanks, for hosting a fun challenge this month.

  10. Wow, this is lovely, MaryRose. Sorry it took me so long to get here. Your card is so cute, inside and out. Thanks for hosting a great challenge.