Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:25 NIV)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

#13 Blues Skies

Thank you to our entries in last week's Children challenge... what fun creations... we really enjoyed visiting your blogs this week (but then we do every week!).  Sadly numbers were down, so we don't have a Top 3 pick... I'm sure so many were enjoying Thanksgiving celebrations and feasts!

But our random prize winner, who has a selection of images from  Bugaboo Stamps is.....
Jennifer please email me (Pauline) at the yahoo address on the right, and I'll get your prize off to you! Thank you for sponsoring our Children challenge,  Bugaboo Stamps... !

Before I welcome you to our challenge, a word from our sponsor....
Hello stamping friends! Thank you for welcoming me into your home and hearts. I am a freehand graphic illustrator, joining you in the wonderful and exciting world of digi stamping! I thoroughly enjoy creating. 

My desire is to inspire hope and joy, with celebrations of love and inspiration at the heart of each drawing for you. I’m excited to share my delight of creativity through my stamp art with the wonderful folks at Whimsy.

We are always happy to have our current sponsor with us ... StampArt Design by Kathryne! Our random prize winner will receive their choice of 4 images from the SADK collection available at Whimsy Stamps ... wonderful! We're thrilled to have  StampArt Design by Kathryne as a sponsor because we love the images and sentiments!

Our theme for you this week is 

This is a colour challenge, so we want to see lots of blue ... maybe you'll create a monochromatic card... it doesn't matter, as long as BLUE  is your main colour!  Remember our 'twist of faith' your creation should also include a scripture, or quote or an uplifiting sentiment that suits this week's theme.

Taste and see that the LORD is good.
Oh the joys of those who takes refuge in him!
       Psalm 34:8 NLT

Here is a scripture to share, or for inspiration ....please use any scripture that offers a message fitting of our theme...  and here is how our design team showcased their blue creations!

coming soon!

We hope that you will share with us in our BLUE SKIES (USE BLUE) challenge... have a wonderful and blessed week!  Do remember your Twist of Faith in your creation, and to follow our simple entry rules so that you are eligible for our badges and prizes!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

#12 Children are a Gift...

Thank you for your inspiring Christmas entries last week... it was wonderful to see them all!

Our Top 3 from our Christmas challenge are...

and our random prize winner is ....
#5 Deonna B

DEONNA please email me (Pauline) at the yahoo address on the right, and I'll let you know how you can collect your prize! Thank you for sponsoring our Religious Christmas challenge,  Clear Dollar Stamps!!

This week our challenge prize for our random winner is provided by the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps!  A wonderful prize of SEVEN DIGITAL IMAGES... winner's choice! 

We love Bugaboo Stamps, and we know so many crafters do too! We appreciate their awesome sponsorship... the images are so much fun!

 And... there is a sale going on at Bugaboo until December 26th ... WOW! Do mind that it doesn't include the Daily Deal (which is already an awesome price!) or the Gift Certificates.    What a time to stock up on your favourite images!!!

Our theme for you this week is 

Your card creation should show CHILDREN... and perhaps it will even be for a child!   Remember our 'twist of faith' your creation should also include a scripture, or quote or an uplifiting sentiment that suits this week's theme.

"And He took the children in his arms, 
placed his hands on them and blessed them." 
                           Mark 10:16 NIV

Here is a scripture share for you...if it inspires you, wonderful!  Please use any scripture that offers a message fitting of our theme...

Our team this week has created with child-ish delight using our sponsor's images.... have a look!


We hope that you will share with us in our CHILDREN challenge... have a wonderful and blessed week!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

#11 Religious Christmas

Thank you to our entries last week... they were such beautiful creations!  We love that you are supporting our challenge blog, and joining us in our love of crafting walk of faith! As we had a a small number of entries, we will only be drawing a random prize winner this week (sorry... no Top 3)... and our random prize winner, receiving the Doodle Garden images we showcased (Autumn Blessings, and Winter Bird, is

(prize collected)

DEBBIE please email me (Pauline) at the yahoo address on the right, and I'll get your prize off to you! Thank you for sponsoring our sketch challenge, Doodle Garden!

Before I welcome you to our challenge, our sponsor this week Clear Dollar Stamps! Our random prize winner will receive a $15 voucher for use at the Clear Dollar Stamps store.. wonderful! We're thrilled to have Clear Dollar Stamps as a sponsor because the images are wonderful, and the sentiments fit the heart of our challenge her so perfectly!

Our theme for you this week is 


Share with us the meaning of Christmas... it doesn't have to be the nativity...  many traditional Christmas things have a spiritual and Christian meaning or symbolism (even the red and white candy cane!) ... here is a link you might find interesting for Christmas Symbols and meanings... A Christmas Testimony

and remember that your creation should show your Twist of Faith!

The angel said to them... "Do not be afraid. See!
I bring you good news of great joy that is for all people
                           Luke 2:10 NLV

the above scripture is a share, or for inspiration.  Please use any scripture that offers a message fitting of our theme...

Our team this week has created some real delights with our sponsors images.... have a look here!

We hope that you will share with us in our RELIGIOUS CHRISTMAS challenge... have a wonderful week!

Welcome new Design Team Members!

Before we go on to our next challenge et al, I want to thank everyone that tried out for the design team spots, and for the difficult task of picking only two! Now I can make welcome to our new design team Members!  I'd like to introduce Gail, and Laine!

Hi. I am Gail Scott, also known as the Snowman Troll because I live beneath the bridge - the Mackinac Bridge that is - in the Lower Peninsula of the Winter ~Water Wonderland of Michigan ~ USA. My handsome husband, Richard Alan who is know as Scotty, Rick, and Dick is the leader of our home and loves me like Christ loves the church. Second to Jesus, I love Richard with all of my heart and I am blessed to be his wife. I have one adult child, Benjamin who is married to my lovely daughter-in-law, Michelle. I am the step-mom to Richard's two adult children, Rita & Alan. I have been blessed with 7 grandchildren, Mariah (20), Halie (14) Taylor (13), Walker(12), Nolan (11), Sydney (10), and Carson will be 2 years-old in February. 

I started a blog this August with the help of a friend Darlene Pavlick whom I met in Indiana at a card making workshop. After losing my job, hubby and I decided I would be a SAHW (stay at home wife) ~ and I started a new hobby - card making. Previously, my two main hobbies were machine embroidery and quilting - but card making seems to have consumed most of my time these days. I am blessed to be a DT member of ~ Twist of Faith~ .


I am mom to the most amazing, loving, talented, sweet, compassionate and beautiful daughters, Lynette and Tiffany.  Grandma to Logan and Jared who are sweet, kind, funny, handsome and smart.  They are all my
heart beat and I treasure them always. I am doggie mom to Hercules who has been by my side for almost 13 years now.  I always tell him that God made him just for me because God knew exactly what I needed.  Herc is a teacup Pomeranian and weighs 4.5 pounds but I still believe his heart weighs more than that. He has fans all over the world and is my inspiration for another blog I am working on called Life Lessons from Hercules.  The good Lord above has used this little guy to teach me lots and lots of stuff and I have this strong desire to share some of these stories.  I am still hoping to make a difference in this world.
I love everything about crafting.  I have been collecting supplies for a very long time now - if you were to ask my daughters they would tell you I have enough to open my own shop.  I am also a photographer, writer and I know how to crochet, knit, embroider and sew.  I made my first dress when I was 12 years old. I also have an Etsy Shop called Hugs4theHeart Designs.

When I am creating it takes me to a place that is relaxing and peaceful.  Doing something I love is like heaven on earth and I feel so blessed to be able to share my passion with so many amazing, talented and inspiring women whom I meet every day. I am so delighted to be a part of this design team!!

I hope you'll take some time to visit our new teamies (click on their names to wizz over to their blogs!) and make them welcome! They will be in the full swing of our team by next challenge!

Stay tuned for our new challenge, and have a blessed week!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

#10 A Sketch Challenge

Thank you to our entries last week...I just love visiting your blogs every week... it's like reading a wonderful crafting magazine (without getting papercuts!)

Our Top 3 picks for our Harvest challenge are

And our random prize winner, who has a won a selection of images from  Stampart Design by Kathryne, is the lucky last entry received.....

LEE ANN please email me (Pauline) at the yahoo address on the right, and I'll get your prize off to you! Thank you for sponsoring our Harvest challenge,  Stampart Design by Kathryne!!

This week, we have a SKETCH CHALLENGE... please use this sketch as a map for your card creation.  

Feel free to stretch it, flip it, as you see fit, as long as your end creation layout resembles this original sketch... (the colours used below are only for clarity, and the text used is only to identify the sketch!) Of course you're free to use an embellishments you wish! Have fun!

Feel free to use whatever scripture or uplifting quote or sentiment you wish to use in your creation.  

But here's a scripture I found today... and I thought it was just wonderful...

The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as as sweet as perfume and incense.
Proverbs 27:9

Our sponsor is the awesome The Doodle Garden... and Jennifer has a wonderful selection of whimsical hand-drawn images for all occasions in her Doodle Garden etsy shop... we invite you to come on in and stay a while to look around The Doodle Garden!

The prize offered to our randomly drawn prize winner, consists of two newly released images that our Design Team has showcased for you!  The images are named Autumn Blessings, and Winter Bird.  Stay tuned to The Doodle Garden blog for new releases (check out the three new Christmas Mice)!

Our design team has showcased some fabulous images for you ... 
... making for some wonderful inspiration for you! Take a look this-a-way....

 Anne-Marie using "Winter Bird"...

 Grandma Bonnie using "Little BeeBee"

 Jenee  using "Autumn Blessings"...

Laura  using "Winter Bird"...

Pauline using "Songbird"...

Trish using Winter Bird...

We look forward to seeing your cards created for our Sketch Challenge! Remember your card must have a twist of faith... a scriptural text or uplifting sentiment on, or in your card (perhaps a Christian quote that isn't from The Good Book but from someone who is inspirational)... 

Would you like to join us?

Please scroll down for the newest challenge!

Twist of Faith is looking for TWO new Design Team Members who are happy to create cards that are uplifting, encouraging and/or scripture based.  This is a forum for us to express and share our Christian Faith through our cardmaking.

You need to be able to create weekly for our challenges. Everyone on the Design Team is expected to create for each challenge, but we are flexible! You will need to comment on Challenge Entries. We have a shared roster to make this fun and easy for you.

We are a happy, friendly and supportive team, who use a  a Yahoo Group for easy communication between teamies, and you will receive an invite for the group. You will receive a selection of digital images to create for digi sponsored challenges, the pleasure of sharing your creations with others, and accolades from other crafters! And our DT badge of course!  

 How to apply:  
If you'd like to be part of our happy team here at Twist of Faith Card Challenges, please send an email to Pauline (email address is below), sharing

- why you'd be an asset to our team.. and why you want to join us!
- outline your previous/current DT experience (having been on a DT is not necessary!)
- describe your style, your loves, tell us about your crafting....
- pics of 3 of your favourite creations, that best show you and your TWIST OF FAITH
- your full name, and country you're from
- your email address  and blog address (so we can visit you to see your creations)
- anything else that you'd like to share with us!

The DT call will run until  12 NOON, 6 November AUSTRALIAN TIME (clock on left sidebar), and the successful teamies will be contacted shortly after... hopefully to join in our DT creations for the Challenge on 13 November if possible! You will be provided with images on your acceptance of the DT position... 

If you have any questions, send them in an email to Pauline at the address displayed below!