Birthday · card sketch · Greeting Cards

Birthday Bouquet

Hello Everyone,
I was finally able to use a cute image “Flower Kiki” from All That Scraps but unfortunately she is no longer available from C.C.Designs. And I used a sketch from the challenge site Sketch Saturday to help me along. And this is the sketch

It’s simple but you can jazz it up anyway you wish.
And this is my interpretation of this sketch
Bouquet Girl March2018.jpg
I decided to go with layers for each element and then I fussy cut my coloured image to help make her stand out on the card. I also decided to use some prismatic stickers on the middle of the flowers and some liquid pearls for the necklace.  It’s a simple card but I am really happy with how it turned out.  And it’s nice to be using some images that I have previously coloured.

Once again I am happy that you stopped by to look at my project.  But as always before you leave I would like to leave you with a thought:

Always remember that you don’t know how you are influencing people, your worst day can be teaching someone else how good their day really is.

Have a Happy Crafty Influencing Kind of Day,
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Birthday · card sketch · Greeting Cards

Mandala

Hello Everyone,
I actually got to make a card. But mind you now my craft desk looks like cyclone/twister came following behind me.  My mind was just all over the place while I was working on this project.  Usually I am quite clean – maybe its because I have sat down before this to try and craft but my foot has been too sore to continue. So maybe I was panicked thinking I may not be able to finish.

But I was able to finish … and this is the finished card
Mandala March2018.jpg
I am really happy with how this turned out but as always when I am coming back to card making after being away for awhile I start with a card sketch.  So to start this card I went to some of my favourite challenge blogs to see what sketches are around at the moment.  I found this one below from Freshly Made Sketches

When I saw this sketch I knew the image that I could use with this sketch.  The image that I chose was one that I coloured from a Colour to Calm book that I finished while I have been laid up with my broken toes.

It is nice to use the images that I have been colouring in those type of books for another type craft as well.  I coloured in the image with my Faber-Castell Polychromos.  This card I kept quite Clean and Simple but I am really happy with how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my creation. Before you leave I would like to leave you with the following thought:
GarfieldYeah this is my nights at the moment. I can’t get comfortable – my toes don’t like being under or even in any type of sock and some of the nights have been cooler – so I haven’t been able to get comfortable.

Have a Happy Crafty Productive Kind of Day
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Off The Page · Yarn

Toe Update and What I’ve Done

Hello Everyone,
Well my imposed time away from my blogging and card making has been so much longer than any of us thought it would be. I went to the fracture clinic in February and was told that my toes were not set properly and that I would have to have surgery to fix it.  Well that happened nearly 6 weeks ago now and it didn’t work.  So I have been released from the horrid Moon Boot and am now learning how to walk again.  Don’t get me started on the Physio side of things!! But it’s not going to be a short road back.

BUT I am slowly getting back into things but I am getting into more of my usual activities.  The biggest achievement has actually been being able to drive again!!!  My Wonderful Hubby has been doing all of the driving since I broke my toes – which has included getting our Son to and from school each day.

Some lessons that I have learned over this time of forced rest

  • not to be afraid to ask for help from others. I have had to ask for various things but I still find this hard even now.  I was bought up as a very independent person, this can be both a strength and a flaw.
  • being more thankful for the little things – this actually comes from the above lesson – being able to have a shower by yourself, being able to walk long distances without having to rely on a wheelchair, being able to drive and go where I wanted to go without having to have someone take you
  • that I am more thankful for being able to do some craft – this was my sanity saver – I have been crocheting and colouring so much.
  • Don’t take anything that you enjoy for granted – you never know what could change it!!

I have also had quite a bit of alone time which I have spent reading my bible and journaling.  Oh I would have been so lost without the use of my hands and eyes.  My walk with God has deepened but also my story has been influencing others – who would have thought!! I have been surprised by the people who have told me that this journey of mine and how I have been dealing with everything has influenced them and their journey.  The journey with my foot has only been a small part of my health and life journey – this part of my journey started in August 2016! Some big stuff and some little stuff – a couple of illnesses, a couple of surgeries, death of a parent, changes in schools for DS and 2 broken toes. There is more ahead of me before I get to the end of this journey/season.  I believe that this time will end because God has promised that we will walk through seasons of life and never be in this season for ever.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 it says
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven

Just as we have Summer, Autumn/Fall, Winter and Spring.  So my time will come to walk out of this season.  I never thought that I would write this but I am glad that I have had to walk this path. My walk with God is stronger and I feel stronger for what may be ahead of me.

And here is a photo of 1 of the projects that I have completed so far
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I made this as a Random Act of Kindness project.  I didn’t know who this was going to go to when I began this scarf I just loved the yarn and I chose to make it just using just Double Crochet stitch.  When I started it I was praying while I crocheted the stitches and then as I came close to finishing the piece I was guided to whom it was to be given too.

I gave it to the lady that it was intended to be given too and she was quite touched by it.  She told me that she had been having quite a hard time with things happening in her world. Then to have someone make something “Just Because” they could was quite wonderful and helped her think that yes she could get through what was happening in her world.

Thanks for stopping by.  I truly hope to be on here more often now sharing all different kinds of crafts with you not just card making.  And as always I have to leave you with a thought for the day:
12 hilariously clever Christian Memes
My Super Hero – Jesus, the Son of my God.

I will definitely not be trying to do this life without Jesus beside me.  I am human and I will not always be perfect about this but I know how to come back to where I should be.

Have a Happy, Crafty, Thoughtful Kind of Day
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