Sunday, January 25, 2015

Collage cards and good news

Good news about our son Rodney. He has improved so much that he has moved back to his flat regaining his independence once again! The pain in his foot has decreased so that he does not need medication any more and he has even began working again for a couple of hours a day! He has made his next appointment to have his reconstruction done and the exterior waste-bag removed. We are so thankful to God and also to all those who prayed on his behalf!


A share today of three collage cards I made.

I had the music and blue paper scraps which I wanted to use together and selected a tag and bird stamp to complete it. In hind sight I probably should have used a lighter card base. Thanks to Maria Doricheva who sent me the pansy border a while ago.


Another card I made by stamping a bird and different leaf stamps together. So simple really.



My last card, once again, bird and flowers using the colors I love.



I bought a little bunch of roses at our local supermarket, they give so much pleasure!

Have a lovely Sunday.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Card with a wine label

Sharing a card made with a wine label.


I embossed the floating meadow cling of Hero Arts in white on the wine label. Added a couple of scrap strips underneath and stamped a sentiment. I found this butterfly in my scrap basket.

Have a lovely week still!


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Spring!

We are having amazing weather.. blue skies, high temps and it would seem Spring has come early.


I am sharing a card made with my newly acquired Hero Arts Sentiment which is 'Let His Love light your way'. If it wasn't for the Love of God we would have no hope in this world. Now, because of Jesus we have a light in us to shine upon our path of life. God's Word says that His Word (that is the Bible) is a lamp for our feet and a light on our path Psalm. 119:105.


My second card is simply 'Blessings'. The flower is from Clearly Besotted.


And a little collage layering several stamps.
Have a lovely day!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Card received, cards made!

A huge thank you to Franziska, who sent me this beautiful card and a couple of stamps. This card looks like a French village..


Isn't it beautiful. The tree is the Classic Evergreen stamp from Hero Arts. The background is made with 'A Village' stamp from Hero Arts - S5432.
Wouldn't it be great if there were card samples we could see with a stamp before we buy it. I don't mean on the screen but in real life. Its like when you see a cake. If you can just taste a sample and you like it, you usually end up  buying it. Its a great technique that markets and shops employ. They sell a lot of wine this way :)
Having this beautiful card in my own hands, I saw the beauty of decorating this beautiful tree and now I am looking out for it! Just think of using up all the stray little strass and pearls one has and how their value is pronounced.
Well, with the stamps she sent me, which were a rose and several different leaves, I made three different cards:


I used the Simple Frame stamp from Hero Arts S5324 to outline the flowers and leaves. The thank you sentiment is Hero Arts as well.


I used the Village stamp as background from Hero Arts S5432.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts on this last card. The roses and leaves are from Cart-Us - never heard of them before.
Have a lovely Sunday!
Jacquelien

Monday, December 29, 2014

A Winter's Day

Just popping in to share a card for a Winter's day. We don't have snow on the ground but the snow on the Mountains is breath taking at the moment.


All I used was a piece of patterned paper and a deer die-cut finished off with a sentiment.


Finishing the year with a photo of my four sons, two daughter in laws and grand daughter. I love them so much. We had David with us for 10 days, that was such a great time.
I was so happy with the Christmas cards I received from a lot of you - THANK YOU so much!!



Just one more photo of Seréna..

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Nature themed Christmas Card

Hello everybody, hope you are all well.
I have not been creating very much these last weeks, just a few Christmas cards for those people that support our Missionary work in France, otherwise the energy has just not been there.
Our son Rodney who is 26 years old, who recently had his complete colon removed unfortunately had complications. Apparently he either had a collapsed muscle in his leg because he was left on the operation table in one position for six hours or the epidural injection was not done correctly, leaving a damaged nerve which has caused a lot of pain in his left foot which makes it difficult to walk. It has been very stressful and created a lot of work having him in our home and caring for him. It has not been easy sailing with his digestive system either. I can see that he is going down too in his spirit. We have been constantly praying for a miracle for him. God is Good because that is his character and we will never doubt that.
I have been missing my granddaughter too! But thats another subject. I am very thankful for every day that God gives. His sun still shines on the just and the unjust - His Ways are so different to ours!
I am thankful that He was willing to come to earth to search for us who had strayed because He knew we would never make it on our own. I was reminded lately of the Bible Story about the Marriage Supper of the Lamb (in the New Testament: Mathew 22) where everybody present had clothed themselves with the Righteousness of Christ. There was one guest who was still wearing his own clothes and had to be removed from the table. Unfortunately he could not share with the others. I have wondered why this was - this person was sitting at the table, surely he should be shown grace. But the real issue is that this guest thought that his own clothing, his own righteousness, his own good works, were good enough for a place on the Kings table. We don't realize how much we have strayed from our Father in Heaven and think we are good enough in ourselves to be accepted. If that was so, then Jesus would not have had to pay a high price on the Cross, giving his life, to bring us back to God! We don't realize how much grace God is extending to us!!!
Jesus did not die for the righteous but the unrighteous. Now that is good news!

Now to my little card. Trying to create some atmosphere as a last burst of sunlight recedes to make way for the dusk....




A diecut with reindeer against a distressed ink background using a Hero Arts solid silhouette tree stamp. And a Christmas definition stamp for sentiment.
I am entering this into Virginia's View Challenge which asks for 'all things distressed, which can be found here



If I'm not back before Christmas then I wish you all a wonderful Christmas holiday with joy and peace and share one of our own sunsets in our area.



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Card was spotted on the Penny Black Blog

Just to share my excitement at having a card spotted yesterday. I just needed something to lift my spirits! If you want to see the link and see the other fresh Spring cards that were published, here is the link.





It just made my day!
Thank you Penny Black!