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, January 1, 2013

#18 A challenge to Welcome the New Year!

I can't believe it... here we are heralding in 2013!  Welcome to our first challenge of the year.  Thank you to all those that entered our challenges September through December 2012,  making our Twist of Faith beginnings so warm and wonderful! We especially appreciate those that share with us regularly.  I hope the recipients of your creations enjoy them as much as we did! 

I also want to make mention of my appreciation to the design team we have here at Twist of Faith... we have gone through some 'staff' changes some 'supply issues', but the team is sticking together like glue... they are an awesome team, and I'm so blessed to have them here at Twist of Faith.... THANK YOU, teamies!

Our Top 3 Picks this past challenge of White and Gold...

#2 Kathy D
Bride & Groom

#6 Pam K

Our winners shown here today should collect their Top 3 or Winner's badge from our left sidebar!  Our random.org prize winner has been drawn, receiving a $15 voucher for use at Clear Dollar Stamps.... and we congratulate

SANDRA 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 Thinking of You challenge,  Clear Dollar Stamps!

Our sponsor is the wonderful 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 digital  images from The Doodle Garden blog for new releases!

Our theme for you this week is 


Your card creation could welcome in the New Year, or a New Baby, or a New Home... be welcoming!  And remember our 'twist'... your card should include a scripture, or inspirational quote or message.... it doesn't have to be on front of the card, but do show that it's there!

I know this scripture from Hebrews has been shared before, but it is a marvellous one...

"Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have 
done this have entertained angels without realising it!
                           Hebrews 13:2 NLT

and I saw this one today.... I saw it in "The Message"... and I just love the very contemporary and straight-talking ... clear and simple!

"So reach out and welcome one other to God's glory. Jesus did it, now you do it!
                           Romans 15:7 The Message

If you have another inspiring scripture or quote, of course you are free to use it in your creation...any message that is fitting of our theme... (and remember that this Twist of Faith is an entry requirement for our challenges!) 

Our design team this week has created some wonderfully welcoming delights with our sponsor's images....

We do hope you'll join in our Welcome Challenge, and share your creations with us!
Don't forget that our challenge is all about a 'Twist of Faith', so include an inspirational quote/sentiment or scripture on or in your creation....
(if Mr Linky disappears as he seems to often these days, please leave a comment on this post, with a link to your challenge entry at your blog!)


  1. Hello Pauline & DT. Thank You so much for choosing my card as a winner, I am thrilled and honoured, and will display my badge with pride.
    May I wish you all a wonderful and very Happy New Year.
    Happy crafting.
    With Love, Sandra xxx

  2. Wonderful New Year DT creations. Congrats to the winners. Do not see Linky to enter new challenge. Will ck back later.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Happy New Year at the all DT team!

    I don't see Linky to enter. I will back later. Thanks.