Salt Challenge this week is 'O Holy Night', here is the blurb 'it is almost here.the most wonderful time of the year.not just because of the presents and the food and the family time - fun though they are. But because, on this most holy of nights, God comes to us as one of us. Amazing love.' I incorporated the lyrics into my card, using royal purple and touches of gold. This was just one of those cards I kept adding too! Please do look at the lovely design teams contributions, hard work and effort is put in, it is a shame not more people come and see.
Friday, 12 December 2008
Do you remember I said that although I had been busy I was still crafting? well... these are what I have been making. I stumbled across a pattern on the internet and have been merrily making these flower brooches, they are great Christmas sellers too. Most o them are made from off cuts and fabrioc remnants or samples, some out of felt, with buttons for the centre.
I made these for my son's nursery teachers, incorporating colours that I thought would suit them.
So nice to have a bit of time to sit back at my craft table! Just managed to sneak in making a couple of cards, it was either that or washing up... Hmmm.... let me think?!!!! My overdue Salt challenge, I knocked up this card for last week's topic of 'God is Good', so i used black, red and off white- something bold that gets the message across!
This card is for my Mother in Laws up and coming birthday oh- tomorrow infact! The pearl centres of the flower are to tie in with her present :)
Monday, 8 December 2008
Thursday, 20 November 2008
Keep meaning to load these photos....
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Friday, 7 November 2008
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Hazel set the challenge this week for SALT on the topic of HOPE, here is her blurb "We are living in uncertain times, so it's understandable if folk feel that there is no hope. As Christians, we have hope because of what Jesus did for us at Calvary. This hope isn't an airy-fairy 'maybe' for the future, but it is a certainty that we can claim now. In our church we have recently been privileged to hear a series of sermons on hope, which is what prompted me to choose this topic now. On Sunday we sang the song which is on my LO, which I feel sums up our Christian hope: Our confidence is in the Lord The source of our salvation Rest is found in Him alone The Author of creation We will not fear the evil day Because we have a refuge In every circumstance we say Our hope is built on Jesus The verse from Hebrews 6:19 says it much better than I could: 'We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.' We pray that you may have the joy of experiencing this hope for yourself. We would love you to show us your interpretations of this theme. "
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
My turn this week for the SALT challenge "A self explanitory topic this week of GIVE THANKS (with a grateful heart)
Isn't there an abundance of things that we can be grateful to God for?! For starters - sending his son Jesus to die on the cross for our sin, so that whoever believes in him will not perish eternally in hell, but live with Him forever and ever and ever in heaven- praise God! Ok so it might not be easy to thank God in the hard times, but lets not forget all the blessings he has given to us and be thankful for them! Amen?!"
Punched flower shapes and inners with off cuts, and decorated with cabachon gems, and mini primas with fern leaves. mounted on printed card
I know I used to scratch my head when the letters RAK came up so for those who dont know they stand for Random Act of Kindness. I made this cad for a lady who's husband is going through a difficult time with his health, so I made this card to give her a long with some flowers and Apple and Berry crumble I made, afterwards I realised it fitted the Just Bex Forum challenge perfectly- a recipe of ribbon, circles/dots and 3 of something- dont you just love it when a plan comes together, the lady was pleased to recieve the items and said that she hadnt got a pudding for after there meal tonight! Praise the Lord another plan coming to together perfectly!
Monday, 20 October 2008
Completed this sinmplae card for the Jut Bex forum of leaving a white space somewhere on your card, most of you know this can be a mean task for me, but I like the way this came out. The big snowflake is a pin, so can be taken off the card and used afterwards.
This card is for a friend who kindly helped with my dreaded tax returns forms! Couldnt have done it without her thank you! She likes hearts so managed to incorporate a little charm to keep her happy :)
Posted some swirls to a fellow blogger, and decided to use some on the card I made for her- enjoy Jilly!
Thursday, 16 October 2008
I helped a friend the other day with card making. When going back to basics, you remember how far you yourselfe have come and how much there is to teach! I idn't know where to start!... We managedto produce this card though. All along I wanted to encourage her to make the decisions because it was her card, I was just there to give guidance, she was so pleased with the results. That lovely bird image was on some sheets that a neighbour gave her, which she kindly let me keep (beacuse she has more).
So I was able to use it on this thankyou card, based on the 2sketches4You design. This is winging it's way to canada to say thank you to a friend who kindly sent me a clear bible text stamp - thank you, you know who you are! Sorry if you see the card here first...
These cards are what I managed to produce using the gorgeous text stamp, with my new heidi swapp one- what a great match!
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
OOh couldn't wait to get stuck into the DCM challenge of bright, I recently bought some floral chipboard and felt (from charity shop) and traced round it to get the shapes of the flowers, I had fun mixing and matching, kept trying to add more to the card,but just didnt look right- so I left it!
Friday, 10 October 2008
I know I said this last time, but being on a design team you are made to realise how fast these weeks just fly by before the next challenge comes along!!!
Here is my contribution for this weeks SALT. 'This week the topic I have chosen is rest. Now I am not just talking about the physical act of rest (although that is something I do enjoy LOL!). Jesus talks about rest in Matthew 11:28"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.... When I consciously walk through things with God, it is then that experience the REST he is talking about. It is a rest or peace in my heart, even amidst chaos.' (If you havent had a look at this blog please do, even if you dont want to take part it is always worth a look to see how the other design team have interpreted this and other topics). It may look like an ordinary ATC but I like to think there is symbolism behind it. The edging is to represent the storms of life, and the gems are representing tears, yet God stitches us together and where we can find rest in him and assurance of His promises. (thanks to my sisiter Ruth for the tip about using the perforating tool for faux stitching, though I did go a little wonky!). . The full verse is Psalm 62:5 Find rest, Oh my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
Thursday, 2 October 2008
As I missed my friends wedding, I decided to make her a book to keep special memoried in, using the fuscia pink theme of her wedding. I enjoyed scratching the edges on all the pieces to give a white distressed look. It all begain with the rose photo that I took which I cut into a heart shape, and the rest as they say was history!
Last sunday gone, I celebrated my 6th wedding anniversary, I was so shcked how quicklyit came round! So quick that I was a bit disorganised with making a card, but I managed to do it on time! 6 years is represented by Iron so I set about makingone from scratch! Using utee (ultra thick embossing enamel) I cut the shape of the iron from card and embossed it, the when embossing powderwas still hot i stuck a pen into it to make the holes.