Monday, January 25, 2016

Collage cards

Hi - its a rainy day today but we are going to be in the high 20°C this wednesday!

I don't whether you ever waste time taking photos of cards that just don't work? I do and I've decided not to go there for the time being, so I am scanning my cards. It does rob them of their dimension but at least the colors are real and the sides are straight!

I have used some scraps here to create this card, collage style. The bird is from Stampin' Up. I used ivory card stock.

Using white cardstock for a change. I used distress inks on a Hero Arts flower stamp and stamped the bird over the top.

This card has a tag which has been cut out of a patterned paper pad. I have added elements from the scrap basket.

That is all for today!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Quick grid card in diecut

Why didn't anybody tell me one could eat all the greens leaves of vegetables - why have I thrown away turnip, califlower, beetroot, broccoli, sweet potatoe leaves and how many other precious nutrious, vitamin-full vegetable leaves, the best part of the plant? Just last week I got some beautiful turnips from the market, I steam the bulbs with other veggies to eat with a roast - and I looked up on Internet if I could eat the leaves.... apparently they are the best part of the whole plant and can be used in soup or steamed down to a spinach-like mush. So I made soup with them - what a gorgeous peppery flavour! I asked the man at the market why he didn't sell the leaves on his beetroot - he looked at me flabbergasted! You can eat beetroot leaves raw in the salad. Take a look at the vitamins they contain here. And if you juice every day just put them in and drink them up!

And then I thought, isn't life just like that too - we don't know that we are missing the most important part of life and wouldn't it be tragic if we threw away what we don't know. How can we afford to miss that God sent His only begotten Son on a Cross to reconcile us to Him? He wants to love us, to cherish us, to help us - His arms are wide open and so often we live life without Him, the best part there is! My heart overflows with thanksgiving that I came to know God through meeting Jesus and reading the Bible. I cannot imagine living life without it.

Now to a little share.
A while ago, Betty sent me some embossed apetures. I wanted to do some Wedding cards with wine labels but when I actually get down to making them they just don't work. If I just sit down to create without a plan cards just seem to come together....

Anyway with this card, I used an embossed aperture front and decorated the inside with little scraps that I save.

A picture of Joël with Sérena, she is growing!

Have a lovely Sunday!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy new Year!

Hello everybody! Hope your Christmas was enjoyable. My two sons went on holiday to a Wintersport region in the Alps and Rodney very kindly left me his baby cat to look after... it was more work than I had anticipated! David was with us for a week too.

Just sharing a card I made with a favorite Hero Arts stamp, called Post-card Tag. I have made several of these for the Christmas period as I love the shape. I used liquid pearls to decorate the trees.
Here are two others I have made in the past for the Christmas season.

This is the little mischief who stuck his nose into everything that was going on, made the Christmas tree unsafe, clawed his way up the curtains and whatever took his fancy he did it!

Happy New Year and God Bless!