Monday, 15 October 2012

Rainy Day Card On A Sunny Day!

Happy Monday to you all! I hope you're all having a beautiful day in your corner of the world! :o)
I've created this card for the latest challenge over at Twist of Faith Card Challenge. I'm running a bit late but I think I'll make it with a few hours to spare! Their Challenge #6 is appropriately named "For Every Season".  During the last week we have experienced three seasons here: winter (you all heard about my snowfall), typical fall weather, and today we're back to a taste of summer! As soon as this is posted I'm heading outside to enjoy it!
I love the change of seasons! It's one of the best things about living in Canada. We have four distinct seasons and each one is special for a different reason. I have found that my favorite season has changed over the years. Is it the same for you?
For my card I picked  this wonderful Scripture verse found in Ezekiel 34:26. The second half of the verse says:

"I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing."

I must say that I have truly been showered with blessings lately, so I just had to use this verse on my card. To go along with it I used this sweet image I purchased from Birdie Brown. Do you see that look of surprise on the face of both the frog and the little girl? That's how I feel about God's overwhelming goodness to me! lol  Another reason that I really like this image is because when I was in kindergarten I had a little red cape with a hood that my Mom made for me. I loved that cape! Yes, all the kids called me Little Red Riding Hood and it didn't bother me a bit! I knew it was because they all wished they had a cape just like mine...even the boys! haha It was just that cool! ;o) It doesn't really show up in the picture but I put Glossy Accents on all the raindrops and created a puddle of it at the bottom of the card. I added the one little flower in her hair.
I hope that you are enjoying whatever season you find yourself in today! Just remember that there is JOY and beauty in every season of weather...and of life too! :o)

Materials Used:
Papers: K & Company - Sweet Nectar, Recollection Cardstock;
Die: Memory Box - Puffy Clouds;
Punches: Stampin' Up -  Large Boho Blossoms,
Ek Success - Scalloped Scallop;
Digital Image: Birdie Brown - Rainy Day;
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Ink: Martha Stewart -  Blue Sky;
Ranger Glossy Accents.

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Linking Up To:

Twist of Faith - Challenge #6 For Every Season - HERE
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #49 Be Ye Kind - HERE

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I usually only share music videos with my Hymn and Scripture Challenge posts. However, when I was working on my card this beautiful song came on. One line was "...what if Your blessings came through raindrops?..." It was just so appropriate to the season of my card that I had to share it with all of you!
Please listen to it and enjoy! :o)


Creations by Shirl said...

Super cute, love those papers and the image is just too adorable...

Dunja Dücker said...

oh my, your card is incredible sweet Nancy. I love the cute motif my sweet friend and your gorgeous colorcombo with the little girl and the frog :) thank you for the wonderful lyrics sweetie.

i wish you a wonderful week :)

Biggest Hugs
Dunja xx

Anne-Marie said...

You made it...hahaaa! I love the expression on this very cute image...and you've coloured it beautifully, too. A lovely creation, sweetie. Thank you for joining in with the challenge at Twist of Faith....good luck!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is an absolutely darling image, and you've done an amazing job with this card. Thanks SO MUCH for blessing us by sharing it with us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. It's always such a treat to have you join us. Have a very blessed week!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Holly said...

Oh, I love the words in the song...I learned that there is always a gift in adversity...sometimes we might have to look harder than others, but it is there. I hope you had a wonderful day, my friend!

Tracy said...

Sooo cute Nancy! Did you see the new BB releases today? That Torico is so talented. :-) Guess I'll just call you Little Red from now on. LOL Beautiful thought behind your card GF. Hugs!

alexandra s.m. said...

This card is so adorable Nancy!
Love it!
Thanks for sharing a little bit of your life with us today.

Geri said...

This is so very sweet Nancy...the project and the post. We had drought here for the first time I can remember. People lost evergreens and lots of trees lost their leaves mid summer. I worried then that Fall would not be the same this year. Crazy, but it is one of the prettiest Falls I can remember...the trees are so beautiful!!! God is certainly good to give us blessings like this after a dreadful and depressing summer. So glad you shared today!

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Hello my friend Nancy....what a great card...the image is so cute, i love it and the papers are very have made a verry good job, a big compliment.

And a big thanks for the lyrics!I understand it!

A big hugs from Andrea

Friday said...

Cute, cute, and super cute. I absolutely love this image. Awesome card and job. TFS... Hugs!!

GCgirl said...

SWEET image and card :0)

GCgirl said...

PS....really LOVE that song too

Jonia said...

Oh Nancy this is fabulous and love the image along with the little red cape. I know all the kids were jeoulous of you! Have a great day!

Susan M said...

Oh Nancy! this has to be my FAVOURITE of all your posts! The image is so lovely with the scripture and thanks for posting the wonderful video,I will be sharing that with my friends,it's a beautiful song.I really love the scripture its a wondeful choice here and great for encouragement.Needed a little of that today!THANKS!

Anonymous said...

How cute this card front is. I'm so glad you shared the story of the "Red Cape" your Mom made for you :-)

Here in Oklahoma we have changes of seasons as well. Except our winters are totally unlike yours are. You get feet of snow and we get tree and electric line busting ice storms. In spring we get tornadoes, too. I guess there is not a perfect place to live except where you are.

Hope you did get out to enjoy your warm weather before the snow comes.

Love you - Leslie

CraftySil said...

Cute, cute card Nancy!! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Oh my word Nancy snow already??? Oh please don't send it here :) Great to be all cosy in your craft room though.
Such astonished looks on the little girl and frog, they just make you smile :) Love the card.
Lynn xx