Tuesday, 23 September 2008

3 from 1 fun - I'm up for it !!!!

I went a blog hopping today on UKS and am certainly very excited that I did so.... apart from seeing some amazing blogs and pictures and laughed alot and smiled..... I came across Janes blog

one of her posts had me intrigued.... go HERE and see why.

So as i read on i thought oooooooo i love the sound of this.... so i left a comment on her blog and got a fabulous pm sent to me asking me to be in her first group of 3 *insert happy dance icon here*

I am waiting on a wee goody bag coming to play and some instructions... I am beyond BEYOND excited!!!! stay tuned for my creations.... LOL oh and go look and sign up :D

Monday, 22 September 2008

The Frog Princess ATC

Made this ATC for UKS ATC Fairytale swap :) I loved making an opening card and using glossy accents on her crown and on the frog :)

The Stamp is Tilda as the Frog Princess, paper is CherryArtes Bedtime buds... and water colour pencils :)

The story inside reads.....
Once upon a time in a land far away, a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess happened upon a frog as she sat contemplating ecological issues on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle.
The frog hopped onto her lap and said, "Elegant Lady, I was once a handsome prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back into the dapper young prince that I am, and then, my sweet, we can marry and set up housekeeping in your castle with my mother, where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children, and feel forever grateful doing so.
"That night, as the princess dined sumptuously on a repast of lightly sautéed frog legs seasoned in a wine and onion cream sauce, she chuckled to herself and thought, "I really don't think so."

My latest crafty bits...

Well having been reading the boards on I came across a thread for ... toilet roll books. and matchbox advent calendars.....

Here are my takes on the ideas :)

I do offer these for sale in your own colour choices.... The book can be filled with your own photographs and the tags in the centre are for you to write little messages .

Please contact me if you would like to purchase either of these :)

Monday, 1 September 2008

Birmingham Songsters on Tour

I FINALLY got to meet my mate Dave and his gorgeous wife Audrey! Dave has been a wonderful source of comfort for me and a brilliant friend. I have for the past 2-3 years been tested to human limits bit mentally and spiritually. Dave has been a constant in my life. He has been a support when i have needed it, a step up when im down, an ear when ive needed to talk. A booster of moral, a father telling me off when ive been out of line.... I've phoned Dave in tears when i was tested after the death of my uncle and then when a rather bad situation occured in March that left me feeling listless and very nearly suicidal.

Over the years Dave has made me laugh and helped me cry. He has helped me stay on my spiritual path and bullied me to get out of my jammies and go to church. There have been many a listening ears and those closest to me know of the troubles that have landed on my doorstep. Ray, Troy and all those on SA3 have kept me and Katie upheld in prayer.

Here are some photos of our weekend spent with a group of talented and friendly Salvationists...

They kept audiences mesmerised for hours. Their music and message was uplifting and hopefully ministered to alot of souls who needed a boost in faith!!

Singing in the rain!!!!

Here are pooooooor Birminghman Songsters who had marches through Ayr playing and singing.... waving Timbrels and generally making people smile and wave....

The rains poured and still they stood and sang .... You raise me up... As i stood and listened to them singing, drenched intheir uniform I was reminded of a verse from the Bible ....

Hosea 6:3 (NLT)

Oh, that we might know the Lord!
Let us press on to know Him.
He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of the spring rains