Sunday, August 23, 2015

Delight yourself in the Lord!

I love using this Bible verse on my cards, so here a couple using it.


This one is a play with stamps on a distressed ink background, collage style.


Here I used shadow inks which after inking up the stamp I smoothed down the colors with a paint brush. I have used my favorite Stampin' Up bird, I'm sure you hadn't noticed that :)

Have a lovely, delightful Sunday!

Jacqueline

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Found an old friend!

Just recently I found an old friend. I was so happy to find her again! She had accompanied me to my Chemotherapy appointments and short stays in the hospital way back in 2011. She was a real pleasure to have and we had such good moments together! There she was, lying at the bottom of my ribbon basket... my long lost Hero Arts acrylic butterfly!!

 So to celebrate finding her again, here she is fluttering her wings on a very simple but enjoyable to make tag.

Welcome back!

Yes, we have rain and thunderstorms today!


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Watercolored Anemones WPlus9

Hello!
Sharing a card with a new stamp set. As soon as I saw the cards made with this set I knew it would be something to invest in, so here is my first card with the watercolored Anemone stamp set from WPlus9.


I used shadow inks, no distress inks on these but they will work just as well with distress inks.



(Adding one more card a little bit later..)

Have a lovely day!
Jacqueline

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Nature

Living in such a beautiful landscape, the swallows are pretty much the dominant feature in the skies these summer days and especially when the sun is setting and the temperature cools and they fly criss cross around the garden, quite a delight to watch. I am in awe of God's Creation. God speaks that way without Words as we can read in Psalm 19:
The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.



My card features a swallow. It may be a bit abstract but it just happened that way.


My second card is also inspired by nature and color. I stamped on a wine label which usually appears on the back of a bottle. I used a bird stamp from Inkadinkado.

Thanks for visiting:
Jacqueline


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Summer greetings!

 I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful summer weather!



Just popping in to share a little card and to say that although I don't post often during the summer months, I still think of you all and when life allows, I hope to be crafting again.


 Just adding a picture of how Nature can surprise at times. This is what I found in the nest last week - a mini little chicken egg which measured 3x4cm. I have placed a normal sized egg next to it, just fascinating. On opening it, it only has white in it, no yolk. And to think my chickens are two years old!

All the best wishes!
Jacqueline

Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer time

Hello! I have been away to Spain for a retreat with my family and have had my son, daughter-in-law and grand daughter to stay. So no card-making for me in what it seems like ages.


Yesterday was the beginning of Summer and at the same time it was Seréna's birthday. Luckily we got on together just fine, I had some great 'Oma' time with her.


This is how I will remember her. Today they have gone back home so I will really miss her.



To share a card I have chosen a grid card for a change.
Hope you are having lovely Summer weather!
Jacqueline

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tomorrow is a new day

When I first saw this bird stamp from Wplus9 I thought about paper piecing it.


I used some patterns that Sue had sent to me a while ago.


 This is my second card, painting with distress inks.

I'm all excited because I will be seeing my grand daughter this weekend. I haven't seen her in six months! My son and daughter in law will be staying with us until after her birthday on June 21st; Seréna is walking already.  We are having a family reunion. I hope to show some photos.

Thank you for your visit!
Jacqueline