Monday, April 19, 2010

April Card Chain Challenge

This month I participated once more in Deborah's Card Chain Challenge. I love the challenge of creating a card following either the Sketch, Color Scheme or Theme for the month (and making a card worthy of sending to a talented card maker). This month I followed Deborah's sketch and the Earth Day theme (sort of) and sent my card to Hilde in Norway.  I discovered a fun coincidence with Hilde...she lives very close to Kristiansund which is where my Great-Grandmother Johannah, was born. Hilde will be vacationing there soon, I'm hoping she will post lots of photos.
I used Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety paper and elements for my Earth Day theme.  The stamped sentiment on the top and bottom is from Hero Arts clear set "Live Simply" CL230.
The best part of the Card Chain Challenge, though, is receiving a gorgeous work of art in the mail, usually from far away. This month my card came from Nova Scotia and the lovely and talented Dallas. She really hit a favorite theme for me.
I grew up at the beach and it's still one of my favorite places. This card is so peaceful and serene, with a lovely blended background. Thank you again, Dallas for sending this gem.

Thought for the Day: Romans 5:3-5 ~ We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.
Have a blessed day,


  1. Nancy, I'm so glad you posted the card you sent to Hilde! It is so unusual, colorful and filled with happiness! I love it! The one you received from Dallas is so pretty! I love the sentiment! :)

  2. Wow Nancy. You card is really lovely and the one from Dallas is just beautiful as well. Also today's thought really hit home for me...with all my work issues....

  3. Oh, finally I am allowed to access your blog again - I had problems yesterday! Your card is beautiful! And the one you got, too!

  4. love that cosmo cricket paper! your handmade embellie is fab too!

  5. Hi Nancy!
    Your cards are just lovely! :) thank you for yoru comment at The Vintage Moth.. they are very much appreciated. Glad you liked the PNG images.. I'll keep 'em comin'!

  6. Thank you for that Bible verse Nancy. I am waiting lab results of a thyroid nodule scan today. I needed that!

  7. Dear Nancy,

    I'm so glad that the sentiment I chose means a lot to you and brought a smile!

    Thanks for taking such a professional looking photo of my card :o)

    Blessings to you!

  8. The cards are both lovely, Nancy, the one you made and the one sent to you from Nova Scotia. Your scripture verse today really blesses me. And also your sweet comments on my recycled materials tag were encouraging.

  9. Love that Cosmo Cricket line, both cards are so lively and full of wonderful color!

  10. Hi Nancy - just popped on to say hi via the Clips-n-Cuts Birthday Blog...

    I love your cards....

  11. lovely cards, Nancy! love the pps you used for your card!

  12. Love the yummy blues on Hildes and your earth day card reminds me of the garden and the vintage farm. So cute and perfect sentiment!


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