11.30.2012

Crafters of Faith ~ Away in a Manger ...

    She gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” 
    (Luke 2:7 NIV) 

Good Morning! 
 It's the end of the month which means the Crafters of Faith post our monthly card challenge :)  This month our hostess was the wonderfully sweet Maryrose and she gave us a joyous challenge to create:

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!)






We are a very musical family and there isn't much of a time when we aren't singing along with music!  Christmas, of course, is no exception and it's hard to narrow down a favorite Christmas carol!  So I chose one that I had on hand which had the verse already there and went with "Away in a Manger".  I was happy to use Inky Antics wooden holiday stamps which I just treasure ... I scored a 4 piece wooden IA stamp set for $5 on SCS a couple of years ago and so happy this one could see some ink this year!  

For the requirements, I went with a chocolate base but paired it with Crumb Cake since I don't have Kraft :)  Papers are a mish-mash from my stash and I used some gingham paper and ribbon in hues of yellows, kraft and browns! It's a very non-traditional Christmas card!  I'm really tickled with how this card came out - although I will have to rephotograph in the morning light as I'm just beat after the week I've had and just getting home at this very late hour!  

Please stop by and see my sistahs of faith and their beautiful Christmas Carol card creations! You can find them listed in my side-bar :)

Thank you, Maryrose, for your beautiful theme for creating our COF cards!  


Big Hugs,
Bigger Blessings~

~Kelly

41 comments:

  1. Precious card for Christmas. Love the stamp you used and the papers are wonderful too!

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  2. Kelly this is priceless, remember the reason for the wonderful season!

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  3. Oh my goodness, Kelly.... I love love love this card! It is STUNNING! It actually brought tears to my eyes to see that sweet nativity scene (now I want to find that stamp, too. LOL!) And your layout - with the button, ribbon, etc. is just the perfect combination!!!

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  4. Wow! Your card is gorgeous Kelly! That scene is beautiful & so nicely colored! I love the layout & how you decorated the inside...very well done my friend!!!!!

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  5. Just gorgeous! I can see myself right there in the manger!

    I think I need to find this stamp set....lol

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  6. You have stolen my heart with this precious card!! Absolutely awesome, Kelly!

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  7. Kelly--your card is stunning! I love the image and the colors are great. Love the layout and the added button is too cute!

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  8. Precious and beautiful all rolled into one! Love that design, Kelly! Gorgeous card.
    Lynn

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  9. Kelly, I LOVE this card! I can't hear this hymn without thinking of little ones singing with all of the motions during their pagents. Such a sweet image and sentiment, and wow, what a great color combo! Bonus points for using nontraditional Christmas colors! LOL!

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  10. Beautiful card Kelly. It reminds us of the reason we celebrate Christmas. I am so glad that you were able to get to my new blog.

    Thanks for leaving your comment

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  11. KELLLLYYYYYY!!!... I LOVE and ADORE that image!!! It is so cute!!! and the colours and layout of your card is fantastic... LOOOOVEEE it!!! Amazing challenge!!!

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  12. What a sweet image - absolutely great card. I really like the colors and the snow on your blog :-)

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  13. I'm sooooo glad that sweet stamp found its way to you.... and you got it at such a great deal! even better! You really did it justice here. It's precious and so heart warming! I love the warm color palette (gotta love Kraft) along with the gingham. And that verse! That will make anyone go awwwww.... couldn't be anymore Christmas-sy than that. Nothing but total love for this card.

    BTW, Fatty thanks you for the hugs.... she is really living up to her name. Might have to go on a diet with her Mama soon.... in January, of course! ;)

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  14. Can I just say AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! I love this card (I know I always say that, but I love all your cards, it's true)! This card certainly evokes that song in my heart and is just so beautiful. That stamp is adorable. You've hit it out of the park again, my friend! HUGs and happy weekend!

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  15. Kelly this is absolutely gorgeous!! Love your colours and the way you have taken them right through the card.
    Blessings
    Mxine

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  16. Oh Kelly, you never disappoint...I love this card...so cute. love the image and truly love the song...This is the one song everyone knows...I remember it being the first Christmas song I learned in Sunday school oh so many years ago...Have a very blessed Christmas season my sweet friend...take some time for you...love and hugs....♥♥♥

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  17. Oh this is so precious Kelly!! The button and ribbon go so perfectly with that sweet image!! Have a fabulous weekend friend! HUGS :)

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  18. This is such a gorgeous card and so perfect for Christmas. it really reflect the true meaning of this blessed day! I love it! :)

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  19. Kelly this is a wonderful card with a delightful message too. I love the gentleness of your colours and textures.

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  20. Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song!

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  21. Wow, this is spectacular. Lovin' the non-traditional colors and your gorgeous layers and design. What a fabulous image and sentiment. Beautifully done! Have a great weekend!

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  22. This is stunning! So beautifully done! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap it With a Song!

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  23. Fabulous! I love the image- love the scallop border and ribbon. Wonderful!

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  24. Very sweet card! Thanks for playing along with us this month at Scrap It With A Song!

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  25. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this challenge.

    Lisa xox

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  26. Beautiful, soft colors and image. Love the patterns, buttons and scallops too.

    Hugs,

    Terry

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  27. Gorgeous Kelly. The colors are so warm and inviting and I love your choice of image and ribbon! Beautifully Done! xx

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  28. Oh wow Kelly. The image is just the sweetest! Wow...I'd love to see this in my mail box!

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  29. I just adore your card with the Christmas animals and all that lovely texture! I'm so sorry I missed our monthly challenge!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  30. Thanks for joining in the odds and ends challenge at Shopping our Stash....this image is super cute, I love it! the colours you did your project in are fabulous as well!

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  31. Beautiful card! I love Inky Antics stamps too.

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  32. This is just so beautiful - I love your colour choice - perfect! Thank for playing at MAWTT this week hugs Judith x

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  33. Lovely card
    Thank you for joining us this time at Charisma Cardz
    Love Jan
    xx

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  34. Such a sweet nativity scene! Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  35. So precious and great color combo you chose for this.

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  36. I just adore this car! From the papers to the cute image. I like the soft coloring as well. Great job on this round!!!

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  37. what a sweet and beautiful card :)

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  38. awesome card. Love the images and colours...

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week.

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  39. Love this Kelly! Great image and I love the brown and beige tones you've used. Sort of primitive but not really... it's a fab card!

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  40. Kelly, this card is absolutely lovely. Love the image you used and your coloring is fantastic. So sorry it's taken me this long to stop by but I'm sure glad that I did. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Kelly this is lovely! The neutral colors are so soft and beautiful and I love the image! Such a fabulous card!

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