Saturday, 23 August 2014

Addicted to Stamps Baby card

Hello and welcome!  Today I'd like to share a card I made for my friend who has just become a granny for the first time!  How exciting!
I used Pool Party ink and cardstock, Something for Baby and Cuddles and Kisses stamps and Baby's First Framelits dies.

I'm entering this card into these two challenges - Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #109 where it's to be Clean and Simple and Case This Sketch #89.

Addicted to Stamps and More!  

Thanks for visiting today! 

Monday, 18 August 2014

Precious baby boy

Hello to all!  Hope your day is going well so far.  
Today I have a card to share with you that I made for a wee couple in our church who have just had their first baby.  I made this card for them and I'm going to enter it into the challenge at Sketch Frenzy Friday 081514 (which I think, in UK terms, means August 15th 2014).  I've used the new SU! stamps 'Something for Baby' and the matching dies 'Baby's first framelits', along with Itty Bitty Banners stamps and matching dies.  The little heart is stamped using the new 'Something to Say' stamps and punched out with the little matching punch ... don't you just love things that match?!

And here's the sketch I followed...

Thanks for visiting today!  See you again soon x

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Pastel wedding card

Good morning to you all!  I haven't been around lately on the blog as I was away on holiday AND I've been having a major craft room clearout and rearranging of my 'stuff', but today I'm back with a card that I made for an upcoming wedding.  I really love the look of embossed vellum which has then been coloured on the back.  I think it is a really soft and gentle look, just right for a wedding.  I always love to add a few pearls to a card like this as they give it a classy look too.  I don't think you can see it too well from the photo but I have also embossed two flourishes in white onto white.

I am entering this card into the challenge over at The Card Concept #16, which is to make a 'wedding card'.   I would say my style for this card is Clean and Layered.  The challenge closes on Monday 18th August so I'm just in on good time.
I am also entering it into Word Art Wednesday #145 where the team there share a Scripture verse which you can use (though you don't have to).  My Thought for the Day ties in with the verse as it talks about the mystery of salvation for the Gentiles.

All supplies are Stampin' Up!.

Word Art Wednesday

Thought for the Week

Matthew 22:3.  This is the story that the Lord Jesus Christ told about a king who had arranged a wonderful wedding for his son and then sent out his servants to invite certain people he would like to come.  When we are invited to a wedding, it's always kind of the people to invite us because weddings are an expensive affair and people have to choose carefully who they would like to be there.  Unfortunately, sometimes people are not invited and they can be offended, as they expected an invite.
However in this case, it is actually the king, the parent of the son getting married, who is offended because those who were kindly invited "would not come".  It's not that they couldn't come, but that they wouldn't come.
The Lord Jesus Christ is explaining here that, whenever the gospel is preached or people witness to the unsaved and tell them that God the Father is inviting them to come and join with Christ His Son, many times people will say "No, I'm not coming to Christ for salvation".  To hear the gospel preached is such a privilege, yet people despise it and think it's not worth their time or consideration.  If God the Father speaks to your heart and warmly welcomes you to salvation in his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, grasp this opportunity with all your heart because it might not come your way again.  In this passage in Matthew 22, the king was angry and turned his invitation away from the people who wouldn't come and invited other people who were more than happy to come.  The Spirit of God will not always knock at your heart's door and you could say "No" to God's offer for the final time.  Accept His offer of mercy when He won't regret it!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a good weekend.