Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Purposeful Patchwork

My Patchwork heart was inspired by this weeks SALT challenge, the topic being FORGIVENESS. The idea behind it was that despite our sin God sent his Son Jesus to cover our sin and almost patch us up; through dieing on the cross and making a way for us to be forgiven. The date is significant, because it is when Christ invited me to be part of his kingdom. "God works in mysterious ways his wonders to perform" Some people cant pin point the day or the time, but for me it was this date that I came to the realisation, that I needed to accept that Christ died to save me from my sins, I was scared at not feeling 'guilty' but was told that if I accept that I am a sinner, and realise that I need a Saviour, to ask for forgiveness, then I will be saved. What a wonderful moment that was pouring my heart out kneeling in prayer and knowing that I could finally say I was a Christian! I Prasie the Lord for the wonderful work that He has done in my life, all of Him and nothing of me.

To make the card, I gathered some similar coloured scraps, mounted it on card and cut out the heart shape, used a stitching stamp for the edging and inked. Prima Hydrangeas with stick on pearls, wooden button from stash with raffia, then string form a clothes label to hang.

Monday, 5 May 2008

Brown is the new Black

... Well browns seems to be apprearing in a lot of my cardmaking recently... put this home card together out of bits and pieces, and then went on to use some scrap paper to make this ultra simple card...which as usual I was majorly tempted to add to,but managed to resist! Was also kickingmyself for not taking a photograph of a card I spent ages making for a friend and already put in the post!