Crafters of Faith - Exodus 20:12

Blessings, friends!  
Today is the wonderful day that
 the Crafters of Faith blogging group post our cards with a chosen theme.
This month, our hostess extraordinaire is Barb and she chose a beautiful scripture and theme honoring fathers and mothers.  
This is what she shared with us to create a card around:

Memories of Mom and Dad! Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Even though my parents have been gone for close to 20 years, I still have wonderful memories of both of them. Some of you may have one or both of your parents still an active part of your lives and for others, the memories are what we hold close. So--what can you create on your card that reminds you of you mom or dad or both of them? A site from a family vacation? A hobby--music, gardening, literature, art, etc.? A favorite food? Your mom cooking? Your dad spending time with cars? Or vice versa . Create a card that shines of the memories that honor your father and mother. Enjoy this trip back in time--or maybe it is just a few steps back of a recent memory. Tell us in your blog post about your card, the memory it unlocks and a bit about your parents if you want to share. I cannot wait to see all of the wonderful memories you create and post on August 31st. Have Fun getting inky--Barb

For my card,  I chose to create a card for my MUM!  My mom is from England, born and raised. My dad passed away 7 years ago so rather than focus on parents, I wanted to make a special card for my mom.  
And I love London!!
 I've been very fortunate to have lived there myself as a child for a couple of years and visit twice in the past few years with my own children.  I would LOVE to live in London again ~ what a fabulous city :)  
So in honor of my mom, I created this card and I'll pop this in the mail as a surprise ~ it's from the Sparkle stamps called London Charlotte, which I was lucky to win in their last new stamp release blog hop - thank you SCRS!
And since I was using London Charlotte, I hopped on over to the SCRS blog
and played along with their challenge. I colored my card pulling from those colors, hence the hues of green and blue and pop of orange!

Here is the front of my card:

And the inside, sentiment also from the London Charlotte set.


And here is the inspiration photo:

I wish you many blessings this long Labor Day weekend ~
be it a restful one or fun times ahead - blessings!
Be sure to stop in and see my fellow sisters in Christ
and what they've created for the COF challenge!

Thank you, Barb, for the wonderful challenge and scripture this month!

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

I'll enter this card into:  Word Art Wednesday - AG , Paper Playtime - pearls
and LEJ Designs #68 - Travel, Holidays


  1. Hi Kelly

    Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog as part of the Sugar Nellie Blog Hop today. Can I say your cards are amazing and I'm in love with this card.

    I live in the UK and my daughter just recently moved to London to live and work. She works as an actress in the London Dungeons and enjoys scaring people to death. lol This card is so HER! I love it. Janine X

  2. Love the image and love your card too, it's fab :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  3. Hi Kels! Seems like forever since I've gone blog hopping and yours was the first blog I "hopped to. So glad I chose this day and had the opportunity to view this wonderful tribute by the Crafters of Faith to parents. Love the theme and love your beautiful card honoring your mother. So very lovely!!! Wishing you and yours a blessed labor day weekend!

  4. Your card is absolutely fabulous, Kelly. I love how her scarf is blowing in the wind. It almost makes you feel like you are really there. Great job! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge this week. It's always such a blessing to have you play along. Have a great week, and stop by again soon!
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. What a really great card. I love the grownup feel of the image and papers. The movement of the ladies scarf is brilliant. The paper with all those wonderful passport and postal stamps in genius and really makes the card.

    Thank you so much for making such a wonderful entry for the LEJ Designs Travel Challenge this week.
    I certainly hope you will enter more of our future weekly challenges, theres always great crafty prizes up for grabs.

    Hugs and <3
    Lisa xxxxxx LEJ DT Organizer

    P.S. I have some blog candy on my personal blog. I'd love it if you would enter

  6. So many points of interest in this car but the tribute is the best. It is a wonderful piece.
    We love seeing your artwork, “Thank you for posting your project with us”.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. Such a great card! Love the image! Hope you are either enjoying your last days of summer or dealing with the first days back at school!! We are already 4 weeks in! I have been over whelmed and busy so sorry I haven't popped over sooner! Carri~Abusybee

  8. What a classy card Kelly - it is beautiful, and I am sure your Mum will love it.

  9. Awesome card, Kelly !

  10. Fantastic!!!! Love the the images - and card. She's going to love it for sure!

  11. A fabulous card, and I love all the passport stamps.
    Thank you for joining us in the lejdesigns Challenge

  12. Beautiful card! Your mom is going to love it!!!

  13. Fantastic card and such a wonderful way to honor a loved one! Great colors and background too!

  14. What a lovely card and a loving tribute to your mother! She will be thrilled I'm sure. Who wouldn't love to see this gem in their mail box?!

    Great job on this challenge, Kelly.

  15. What a wonderful card for your mum!! Won't she absolutely love this, Kelly!! Beautiful work!!

  16. I've never been to London but have always wanted to go - it's on the "Bucket List". How lovely that you made a card in honor of your mom - love hearing about her. And you never know - you may just live there again one day. :)

  17. Lovely family story Kelly. Your card is just fabulous and your mum would have loved to have received it from you. Great job using the London Charlotte stamp.

  18. Kelly, LOVE your card! What a perfect image for your mum! My parents lived in Cambridge for the first years of their marriage, and I was lucky enough to visit London once many years ago. LOVE it. I'm a huge anglophile...too many Jane Austen novels. LOL! Blessings, friend!

  19. Just got my computer back so have a lot of catching up to do on my comments for the blog group. Love your card and know your mum is going to love it. This was a great challenge as our parents are a big part of our lives and their influence is evident.

  20. What a wonderful image and scene. Also lovely paper picks. I'm sure she will enjoy receiving her card.

  21. Beautiful card and wonderful tribute. ♥

  22. Well, if that is not just the perfect stamp for your mom! I love how your card turned out. The subtle background colors with the pop of the image. Great job!