Tuesday, 20 March 2012

As the Deer pants for the Water. Psalm 42

I love this verse, I especially love it when its sung at church. My inspiration for this then was very easy. I used spring colours in the grass and card stock. Diamond White Card, Saffron Bazzill and a sheer white ribbon to hang this from my wall as inspiration.

I stamped the image in Chocolate Chip ink and ran over the image in a light fawn flex marker, it really didn't need any more than a quick brush. The image is very detailed and the stamp is so deep that there are no smudges.

The hardest thing was to line the text up straight. The text stamp can be found here

and the Deer image can be found here

I have used two different companies here Eureka and Biblical. and both tie in beautifully don't you think?? 

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Biblical Stamps DT - Matthew 6:26-27

I made a white on white card today with a hint of peach, my sample is about Spring, the birds are returning from their winter break, food is becoming available for them to eat and I am entering the card into a challenge in Stamping Sisters in Christ Blog :)

The stamp can be bought here for a tiny $4.50, it will ship worldwide so please don't think oh its in Dollars I cant have it.... YES YOU CAN!!! I live in not so sunny Scotland and I have them sat in my desk just now :D

Ok back to the sample! sorry !!! I was just excited about telling you that YOU too can get these stamps ;)

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I am entering this blog post here 

Happy Mothering Sunday, mine with a tinge of sadness

Today it is Mothering Sunday in the UK yayyyyyy, I woke up to a gorgeous bunch of tulips from Katie and a card too! I am just soooooo lucky!

I opted not to go to Church today as the emphasis is on mums and I no longer have mine. My mum passed away when I was 14 from a severe asthma attack and its something I have never really got over. It is now over 20 years since she passed and no matter how hard I try, when we honour mums at Church those still here and those who have gone before I find myself unable to compose myself and feel her loss more. I know that I am a mum and my child should have the chance to like others honour her mum but I cannot bring myself to attend a service. I often during those services find myself with tears running down myself and unable to compose myself. Even now as I type i feel a tear sliding down my face. My mum was wonderful, full of fun and despite a very difficult marriage and a lot of aggression and violence, a woman who loved God. She taught me that even when things are hard and smiling is not what you want to do that you hold your head up and offer praise. She taught me that holding your head up when things are hard is the only thing to do.

So here is a photo of my mum, who I am honouring today. I was just little there, and wish that more photos of the two of us together were taken. I am from today making sure that there are as many pictures as possible of Katie and I together.

When I look at my mum I don't see a woman who was overweight, had bad skin, didn't wear enough make up, didn't have trendy clothes.... all the excuses I use for not being in a picture. I see a woman who loved deeply.

Hug your children, take photos and BE IN PHOTOS together. Trust me when I say.... it wont matter in 20 years time that you think its a sucky picture. xx