Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas cards

The Paris events are behind us but the sadness, the loss and the devastation for many families remains. The sirens were heard in every village of France when a minutes silence was announced out of respect for the dead on Monday. I pray that people will be drawn to God through Jesus Christ who is the Prince of Peace.

The Bible says in 1 Tim.2:5 :
For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity--the man Christ Jesus.

... and through Jesus Christ, human beings can be reconciled with each other. God, who is the beginning and the end, knows all things and we have to trust Him.

I am sharing a couple of Christmas Cards, probably already seen of my flickr gallery and on Pinterest, but these are the cards I'm sharing today.

I wanted to create the feel of Christmas lights in the tree and in a way use up the loose gems I had. The diecut deer I have kept for a couple of years, a gift from Sue Czosek. My absolute favorite definition stamp from Hero Arts 'Joy to You' is one I use a lot on my cards.

 This was made with the same idea as the first one.

Thank you, as always, for your precious visit, it makes me so thankful that our crafting community is so kind and generous!


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Hero Arts Clear Sentiment Set Live Life CL493

Recently, after receiving a card from my friend Franziska, with a card with one of the sentiments from the above Sentiments set from Hero Arts, I decided it would be worth investing in them.
So I am showing three cards today, made with them.  I think they are pretty straight forward in how I made them. Distress inks, water, stamps, archival ink etc...

On a distressed inked background I stamped the outline Carnation stamp image (never used it before :) and used this new sentiment.

 I included my little Christmas Robin on the photograph.

I love this sentiment, Life is better when you laugh a little... can't go wrong with that!!

We are still having beautiful weather - no need for heating in the home with such a hot sun. I am enjoying it and so are my new chickens... here they are:

Thanks for your visit!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Friends are special treasures

I was very inspired by Jill's card here, on the Penny Black blog.  I have a stamp which looks similar and hardly ever use it, so now it has new life breathed into it.  I used a new sentiment which I recently purchased from Hero Arts in a set. This one is 'Friends are special treasures'. The script is a cling from Hero Arts as well.

I just can't remember who made the leaf and berry stamp.
I used distress inks and water to get a watercolor look.

We are still have beautiful sunny weather, feel so lucky.