Thursday, December 3, 2015

Let There Be Peace on Earth Candles

Our world, in so many places, seems to desperately need peace.  I find myself praying constantly for  world leaders and hurting groups of people being terrorized, displaced, or worse. I find my peace in knowing the God whose loving care can comfort and strengthen us beyond the dangers and circumstances wrought by sinful mankind. I wanted this card to convey the message of His peace, especially for personal friends of ours in Paris.

I made a recipe from this inspiring board of ingredients from Mod Squad:


 I used embossing (Cuttlebug 5" x 7"snowflakes folder), ribbon, favorite color (red), glitter (silver glitter trim), and patterned paper.

I had seen a card made by another CTMH consultant that had wide strips of paper corner punched into candles. I decided to try that technique for the challenge at Shopping Our Stash with no stamping. My sentiment was a leftover chipboard piece that matched the old Sparkle and Shine paper from my aging stash. It has part of the lyrics of the song, "Let there be peace on earth...and let it begin with me." If you don't know this song, you can read the lyrics and hear it sung on you tube here. I also punched some evergreen branches and added a small ribbon bow and silver glitter trim and hand-cut glitter flames.The best part was a free card sentiment for the inside about candles that I found here.

"May You feel God’s presence in the candles, that softly spread their glow at Christmas and may you experience the wonder of His abiding love, as He guides you, through each day of the coming year. May God’s Blessings be with you. At Christmas and New Year!"

I wanted to make more cards like this one, but I only had one chipboard sentiment. Here's the other card I made with a stamped sentiment from the Christmas carol "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day." The sentiment says "Peace on earth goodwill to men."

Thank you for visiting. May God give you His PEACE this year!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #158 - Inspired by a Christmas song/carol (2nd card - I heard the bells on Christmas Day ....of peace on earth goodwill to men)
A Snowflake's Promise Challenge #11 -  Christmas/winter theme
Cuttlebug Mania - Embossing
Hiding in my Craftroom # 227 - any holiday
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Embossing
Little Red Wagon #318 - Traditional Christmas colors  (I used red, juniper, ponderosa pine, and white, plus gray/silver)
Mod Squad Challenge - Ingredients to make our own recipe. Use at least 3 (I used 6).
Shopping Our Stash Weekly #229 - No stamping (1st card)
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #5 -  anything goes/celebration
Word Art Wednesday #212 - anything uplifting


Barbara said...

I love how your recipe turned out and with such a great thought in mind. Thanks so much for playing in the challenge at the Mod Squad. Hope to see you here again.

Laura Turcotte said...

what a great card!! Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog this week!

Heather said...

Gorgeous card and I really like the saying you found for the inside. Thanks for joining the challenge at Little Red Wagon this week.

Helen said...

Great candles and I love the embossed background.

Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Helen x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog challenge 5. Hugs Jackie (DT)

Chana said...

Very nicely done, indeed! Thanks for taking the No Stamping Challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!

Kimbo said...

I love your patterned candles

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Helen said...

Me again!

Thanks for joining us at a A Snowflakes Promise too.

Helen x