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Sunday, 2 October 2011

And now for something completely different... A prayer for a new home

I would like to say a great big HI to some new followers!  Thank you for joining me!  It's lovely to see you!

This card is soooooo out of my comfort zone.  My dear cousin has recently moved house.  She is not a lady who would go for a cute or fussy card and she is someone who is likely to seek out a local church within a day of moving in so I opted for a very clean and simple look, using a suitable prayer I found on line which I Word processed with enormous difficulty.  The problem with using different fonts is that the line spacing goes awry and the only way I know how to fix it is by trial and error; playing with each individual line one by one.    It took me hours to get this right but I really like how it looks.  My image which just happens to be of bread and wine which I thought was very apt is by Stampin Up.  I bought this set a very long time ago and this is the first time I've used it.  I think my card would have looked fine with just the prayer and the image on this lovely cream linen card stock, mounted on the burgundy but that was just too clean and simple for my tastes so I added a double ribbon bow and some pearls.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
ODB - who are looking for "scripture, quotes or song" as inspiration and I'm hoping they will do the Christian thing and forgive me if my prayer doesn't quite fit the challenge!
SSC- who are looking for "blessings"; in addition to the more secular
Crafty Creations - who want a CAS card; and
Simon Says - who have an "anything goes theme"
It is very important to me that my cards suit the recipient and this one hopefully certainly fits that bill!
Forgive me for not coming by.   I am scheduling this post from a restaurant and my lappy is fast running out of steam so I probably won't have time to visit once it's scheduled.  I still don't have internet access myself so I shall have to come back to actually enter the challenges.

I would like to say one final farewell to my sisters at Stamptacular.  Thank you for being such a lovely team to work with!  Especially Priscilla!   My next post will be for my GDT post at Mo's Digital Pencil and I'm still sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited!  Hugs, Lesley


Céline said...

Hi Lesley!
so sad to say goodbye, but of course i will continue to see you on your blog!
this is an elegant C&S card!

dolcreations said...

What a wonderful card Lesley. I love the rich burgundy colour on the white. I really do like the verse!

papertrails leaver said...

what a gorgeous card! Love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations for our CAS challenge. :-) Amy

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful card Lesley!! I just love the rich colors and the white together. Simply elegant!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!

Julie said...

Super card Lesley - very elegant and the text looks fabulous!! Juliexx

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Mina said...

wow Lesley this is stunning, so beautfully elegant and I love the cas look of it
Mina xxx

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

Your card is certainly well worth all the effort . .. it looks amazing and I am sure the recipient will love it too!!!

I see you are going to be a GDT for Mo's Digital Pencil .. .. boy you must be over the moon!! I know how much you love Mo's images!! Well done and have fun!!!

Love Jules xx

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The rich burgundy colour on the white is also my favorite. really I am truly saying that, it is Super card Lesley. Also very elegant and the text looks fabulous.