Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Beautiful day

For the last few years we have had at least one Borage plant spring up near the wall. The light was so beautiful this morning I had to take a photo and thought it would be nice to share. Thank you for your concern my neck is much better now. Hope you have a great day.
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
Psalm 23:1

Friday, 11 April 2014

Kitty card

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Managed to pull a muscle in my neck while playing golf this morning, so I am resting and decided to make this card. The back ground was sprayed with glimmer mist and then embossed (done two days ago). The flowers were made by spraying the card with glimmer mists and then die cutting. The Penny Black image was stamped and embossed and coloured with water colours. Sorry none of the glimmer is showing in the photo. 
Entering this card in the following challenges:

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
    and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Proverb 9:10

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

From white card to this!

All the layers started as plain white card. The orange ones were done using water colours (ones in bottles). The floral backgrounds were made by colouring the card with shades of  PanPastels and metallic waxes. It was then embossed (Sheena Douglas folder) and sprayed with glimmer mists. The flowers were made by colouring the paper with PanPastels, die cut (Spellbinders die) and embossed (Cuttlebug embossing folder) and sprayed with Glimmer Mist. I also used a Marianne die at the back of the flowers. The other dies used were Spellbinders and Just Rite Custom dies.The greeting is a stamp by Stampendous. Must admit the card looks much better in real life. Hope you have a lovely day and thank you for the lovely comments on my last card.
I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;
    I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
 I will be glad and rejoice in you;
    I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.
Psalm 9:1-2

Monday, 7 April 2014

Card for a lady golfer

Made this card for a lady golfer at our club. I got the idea from a couple of cards I say on the internet. The golf ball was cut (Tonic circle die) from DCWV metallic card and embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. The tee was cut out free hand and inked around the edges. The image in the circle (Tonic dies) was hand drawn and coloured with alcohol markers.  

This is the inside of the card. The dog image is a die by Sizzix and the flowers are from Spellbinders. The sentiment was stamped and die cut using more Spellbinders dies. Really hope she will like this card. 
Back to cooking dinner, it's roast lamb tonight. 
Keep my commands and you will live;
    guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.
Proverb 7:2

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Anniversary card

Anniversary card I made for for someone. For this card I used, Spellbinders Elegant labels 4 dies, Labels four dies, Rose creations dies and Memory Box Fabulous phlox dies in this card.  Never got such deep embossed details before and it makes such a difference (used Ebosser machine). Have a lovely day.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.
Proverb 3:5-6

Friday, 28 March 2014

Happy 100th Birthday card

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Was asked to make a card for a 100th birthday. This is the card I made and they were very please with it. There were many dies used in this card, Tonic, Spellbinders, Memory Box  and Marianne dies. The flower was made using the Spellbinders dies and then embossed and Stickles added to the edges. The numbers (Penny Black) were stamped  and embossed with glitter embossing powder and then Stickles added over it. I did decorated the inside and the envelop as well. Have a lovely day.
Blessed is the one who always trembles before God,
    but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble.
Proverb 28:14

Sunday, 23 March 2014

My bucket hat

 Found this wonderful pattern for this bucket hat here.  I followed the tutorial on A little gray blog. It's my first attempt at doing a hat of any kind and even though it's not perfect, I am please with it. Confession, I make a huge mistake of not adding the seam allowance to the templates, so it's a bit smaller than it should be. Gave it to me neighbours daughter who loves it.
Hope you are having a good Sunday.
Apply your heart to instruction
    and your ears to words of knowledge.
Proverb 23:12

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

New card

Wanted to share this card I made using the lovely die I won from Brenda.  The backgrounds were made using various stamps. For the purple one I used glimmer mists and then stamped over it with the Hero Arts stamp. The floral stamp was inked (dye based) and spayed with water and stamped and then the sentiment was added.

The floral die with the pot is a very useful die and I can see myself using it a lot. Thanks for taking the time to visit and blog. Have a wonderful day.
The one who gets wisdom loves life;
    the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.
Proverb 19:8

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Kitty cat pot holder

Hope you are having a good Saturday. Thankfully we had some sunshine but it only came out after 12 holes (golf)! Made this pot holder yesterday with some of the left over fabrics from my quilt (previous post). Free machined around the flowers and the cat which worked really well. Have a great weekend. 
The soothing tongue is a tree of life,
    but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.
Proverb 15:4

Friday, 14 March 2014

Altered notebook

Entering this altered notebook in the Everybody-Art-Challenge- 269. The background was made from black card and different glimmer mists and shimmer paints. The white die cute and the top layers were both embossed as well. The second layer from the top is canvas that was sprayed with different inks. The flower was cut out from sheet of PSX paper and dots of clear gloss finish was added to it. The stamps used are by Art Impression. 
Have a lovely day.
The Lord looks down from heaven
    on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,
    any who seek God.
Psalm 14:2

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Denim quilt and thank you

 Huge thank you to Brenda for the lovely candy I won from her blog. I can't wait to have a play with these   dies and the card is just beautiful. Below you can see what I have been working on today.
 I bought some large jeans from Cat Protection charity shop in Cambridge a while back as they were only 50p each! Used my Sizzix 8 inch square die to cut the squares of denim. Used the Sizzix Jumbo Tattered Florals die and the Sizzix Cat #2 Bigz for the appliqué. The red rose fabric used for the cats and the backing fabric were both bought over nine years ago, so it's great to finally used them. 
 Once I cut the denim squares I added the image using heat'n'bond and then free machined around the edges. When all the squares were sewn together (I used a denim needle) the backing fabric was put face down and sewn, leaving a gap for turning. Once turned right side out, the edge was top-stitched. The arrangement and finish is not perfect but I am so pleased with this project and it will be perfect for using in the garden in summer.
Have a lovely day and thank you for visiting.
Would like to enter We did it Wednesday link party
 Sew Much Ado
You, Lord, will keep the needy safe
    and will protect us forever from the wicked.
Psalm 12:7

Saturday, 8 March 2014

First flowers

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Her is a photo of the first flowers on a tree I grew from a seed. We believe it's a cherry plum, the tree is growing up at church and decided to have a go at germinating seeds from some of the ripe fruits and it worked.  It has been three years and we finally have flowers!!! It's good (for me especially) to reflect on the beauty in God's creation and be thankful. Have a wonderful day.
With me are riches and honour,
    enduring wealth and prosperity.
Proverb 8:18