Sunday, December 11, 2011

Birthday Baby: Luke 2:11

The third week of Advent already and another Sunday which means time for a challenge based on scripture at  Stampin' Sisters in Christ! We are always so glad to have you visit.

This week it is Marilyn's turn to be our hostess and the verse she chose is  from Luke 2:11. Be sure to stop by our home page to read her incredible devotion!

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord."
Preparing our hearts for the birth of our Lord - such a wonderful season. I just had to make that above card from an old stamp set that I had. It required some digging to find it but this verse really cried out for me to use it. It is simple, exactly what this scripture verse is. Simple with a powerful message. At church tonight we sang one of my favorites - "I looked up and saw my Lord a-coming.....". There are other verses but you get the drift and perhaps you even know the song. This is a very special time of the year - and the message that is required is in the verse above. He is born - for us.

I colored that card very simply as well, dug out the old coloring pencils for it. I wanted the muted look. I used this week's sketch from Card Patterns for this card. 

The challenge for this week was to make a birthday card in honor of Christ's birth. Well I first made the card below because it is one of my granddaughters 9th birthday on the 23rd and I wanted to make her card totally all about her.  

So this card was made for Dreama - happy birthday sweetie! I used another sketch challenge this week from Mojo Monday.
Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp  with an adorable stamp set called Terra's Penguins Have Style. 

Be sure to stop by my SSIC design sisters (listed on the sidebar) to see what they have to share this week:

It is always great to see you, thanks for the comments!

Stamps: SU - The nativity set and I am not sure where the cute birthday girl is from
Paper: Gina K - White and Rocket red
Designer Paper: Graphics 45 for the nativity and EP Dots and Stripes for the birthday girl
Other: Ribbon, spellbinders die  Copics  and pencils to color

MOJO Monday - Sketch - Card 2
Card Patterns - Sketch - Card 1
Crafty Emma - A Traditional Christmas
Card Makin' Mamas -  cards only – Week 1, Christmas
Raise The Bar – Christmas
Simply Create Too -  Embossing
Totally Papercrafts – Anything but Christmas  


Kristine said...

Morning Miesje *Ü* Both cards are beautiful!! I love all the li'l touches you added to the polka-dot card like the "frosting" and li'l pearl for her pony holder. So cute! Have a blessed Christmas!!

Lisa T said...

Great cards! The birthday card for your granddaughter is just adorable. Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts.

Becky said...

How cute Miesje, love the embossing.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Not only one but two darling cards!! Love them Miesje!...especially the Nativity scene with the blue embossed background. Beautiful details on both!!

Jinny Newlin said...

What precious creations! LOVE that big, kraft-colored bow on your first take!

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

Peggysuez said...

That is so sweet Miesje, both cards! Great job! Wishing you a blessed week!

Nina Brackett said...

What adorable cards. Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns this week.

Carrie said...

Totally fabby cards.. I love the 1st one -perfect for my traditional Christmas challenge at ces xxx

Thanh Vo said...

Such a cute take on Christmas!

I hope that you're enjoying the holidays with your family. Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar for the December challenge.