Friday, October 29, 2010

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge, Queen for the Day, Old Churches

I love old churches and I when I am on trips I always take my camera to get pictures of  the churches and their cemeteries. Maybe one day I can write a book about them and show my photos. LOL For anyone interested, I am going to show you just one. I am showing and telling  a bit of the history behind it...you know, 'show & tell.
My card today is for the Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers. This challenge is posted every Friday and this person will remain Queen for the rest of the week until another one is appointed. Today it is Hilda aka Broom. I cased one of her adorable 'mouse' cards. I am still into making Christmas cards so I changed my image from a mouse (Hilda's) to a house...church house, that is. I guess my love for old churches inspired me to buy this stamp. I really love it.

I am entering my card into the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge-Use die cuts or punches

Now to show my church and cemetery that I came upon as I was coming home from Orange Beach, AL
This church is located 8 miles east of Demopolis, AL. It is a Carpenter Gothic style built in 1873 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in Nov., 1973 and declared a National Landmark at the same time.






Recipe:
Stamps: A Muse Artstamps-Village Chapel,  Hot Off the Press-Christmas Words set (for sentiment), small trees are inchie stamps from Hobby Lobby
Paper: Stampin'Up! Real Red cardstock, white cardstock, Canson water color paper
Accessories: Cuttlebug herringbone embossing folder, liquid applique, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, Tombow markers, Offray ribbon -Old/Gold, Star is by Christmas Crafts-Let it Snow

13 comments:

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a lovely church 'card'....so sweet and perfect for the holidays.....loving your old church pic as well.....make sure you save me a copy of your upcoming book

Marisa said...

Your card is a great take your wonderful pictures :) Love that old church.

Leanne said...

So cool, love the stamp set. Nicely done, thanks for joining us!

Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks!

Basslady said...

your card-style is so wonderful...very elegant and noble!

the embossing-folder is one on my wishlist...
now much more, because of your delicious card! ;-)

thank you for your inspiring work!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Lynne in NI said...

Great card Benzi ... love that little church!
Great photo of the real thing too! I've just ordered myself a new decent camera so can't wait for it to come and have a play!

Lori said...

Ohhhh cute card Benzi and I love, love, love that pic of the old church! Wow! Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks :)

Lori - DT

Tamie said...

Benzi...old churches are so beautiful aren't they. This is an amazing card and it brings back wonderful memories for me! Stunning work, thanks you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Dawn B. said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the stones on the church. Gives it a great look.. Your pictures are awesome. I love old churches and barns too. Great part of our history.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Where do I begin? Love that neat old unexpected-looking church you photographed, and the Gothic cemetery also. And your card is so neat! So you like sheep, birds, birdhouses, churches, and what else?? ;)

Pam said...

OH Wow! This is just beauitiful. I love old churchs too. I can't believe how well kept it is.
I am so thrilled to see you blogging Brenda! I am a bit behind in my blogging right now and in the process of catching up. I will write you more soon.
Hoping all is well,
Hugs,
Pam

Pam said...

In all of that I didn't tell you how beautiful your card is! Leave it to me!LOL! I dolove your card! So pretty and beautifully colored!
Hugs,
Pam

Roxie said...

What a wonderful old church, I like the barn red color. I decorated my computer room wall with photographs of old churches I had taken myself from across the crounty.
Your card is real cute too, I like that you let the red inspire you.
Thanks for the link Benzi, I enjoyed your photos!

Francie G. said...

First, Your card is beautiful! Love the picture of the old church! So peaceful and beautiful! Do they still hold church services! TFS!