Thursday, 3 July 2008

Freedom Forever

This is one of those projects you have an idea in mind, but comes out not quite how you wanted, I suppose it looked a bit gloomy?... This weeks SALT challenge is 'FREEDOM' here is the blurb from the blog 'Freedom in Christ is something we often hear about. But, I wonder how many of us really know what that means? Just recently I attended a conference where an international Christian speaker presented the message to us. One of the things he spent time on was the identity messages we get from the world and our actual true identity. He said we often try and change our behaviour to match someone elses. But, it is essentially our identity message that we hear in our heads that will determine our behaviour. So, we need to gradually align our identity with the identity Christ has given us which says we are accepted, significant and secure. Then our behaviour will be changed and be more Christ-like . Knowing and believing the truth of these messages which Christ has died and risen for, will indeed set us free from all our striving and comparing. ' (photo bit tricky to take due to metallic papers!)

Immediately came to mind was the picture of handcuffs and later the words to the great hymn by Charles Wesley- And can it be? I was going to attempt a layout but with the lack of time, I decided to do an ATC. I hand cut the cuffs and tore the paper, I wrote some of the words to the hymn 'my chains fell off, my heart was free, I rose went forth and followed thee' I wanted to give the impression of a prison wall, hence the hash markings and grafitti look.
Freedom is Christ is like a lot of things is so easy to write in words, but when we explore the meaning for ourselves it means so much more. Freedom from sin forever- if we trust God to be our Savoiur!

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Pretty Packaging

Pretty packaging gave me the inspiration for this card... but can you guess what packaging I used??? If you can guess I will send a RAK (if more than one of you get it right, then a name will be pulled out the hat).

Also wanted to show of my bargain corner stand, which is more added storage, soesnt have a specific use... YET! but I thought it looked so pretty and for the price of 50p!!! Yes ladies and gents 50p at a car boot sale- who could say no? Infact it very nearly got forgotten as we asked the lady to look after it for us while we looked around.
And here... my prize strawberries! Thought they would make a nice photo if in teracotta pots with ribbon... note- challenge to self, make a card using this photo! I weighed some of my bigger straws and one came to a wopping 35 grams!