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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy Birthday to a very dear friend

One of my very special friends, Diane, is celebrating her birthday on Sunday and I'm happy to say that the card I made for her as arrived in time for her special day.  I just wasn't sure with the Christmas mail that she would get it.  I posted it here, Melbourne, Australia a week and a half ago and she got it a day or so ago in South Carolina, USA.   When I made the card I wanted to show you all but just couldn't until I knew she had it.  Here it is.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

It's about time!

When Rob and I went to our favourite coffee place yesterday we found out that our good friend, Donna, was seriously ill in hospital. She'd had some surgery and hemorrhaged during the procedure which ended up with her being in Intensive Care.
I've made this card which her daughter will it to take to Donna when she visits her.
This card has MY flowers on it. It's been a while since I've made my own creations and it did give my hands a beating... but it was so worth it. IT'S ABOUT TIME I got back to making my own flowers :)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Layered Rose

Another card made for Fatcats.  This card's flower is made from the Marianne Creatables Layered Rose die.  When made up I didn't quite like the centre as it was just open space.  Rather than put a stamen in there I used the smaller of the two Die-Namics Mini Roses and cut off the large petal in the centre.  I rolled that but didn't glue it until I put it in the flower... allowed it to unravel as much as needed then I took it out and added some thick glue to the centre and then put the small rose back.
Before making up the flower I used some cream chalks and put colour on the edges.. I did this as well to the centre rose bit as well.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Two special blogs

Hello dear friends..

Our eldest son Robert is a very fine Christian man.  He is so gifted and both he and his wife, Vanessa, are both Salvation Army Ministers.  They have dedicated their lives to serving the Lord and both my hubby and I are so very proud of them.  Rob is indeed gifted in his preaching and has two blogs where he reaches out to tell the world of our Saviour.
I have added links to his blogs on mine because even his mum needs inspiration and encouragement and I want nothing more than to share this with you all.
I know Rob would love it if you would visit his blogs and even become followers.
The links are on the right with other blogs I follow.
Here is Rob, Vanessa and our grandtwins, Adam & Rebekah

As we approach Christmas time it is my prayer that all over the world people will recognise and praise God for  "the REASON FOR THE SEASON"   Jesus Christ!

I love you all.    much love.... Angie

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Peace on earth

Hello friends...
Here is a card I made today for my hubby's boss.  He wanted something special to give him and so I used that Marianne Creatable Church again.  It's a real challenge because it's so hard to know what to use in the background.
Hubby had input and all up it has come together well..... WELL, I hope!

I cut out two churches and before ahering the top one to the bottom, I put backing on the windows and cut around the door so it could be opened.  A little reminder that God's door is always open to us.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My latest card made for Fatcats Card Corner. 

This was made using the Marianne Creatables Church, the Tree and I've used Mini Royal Roses.  I'm loving these die cut flowers especially at present with my hands being so sore.  I'm thinking I might send this one as a Christmas Card... do you think I would get away with it?
Here a Christmas card I did a little while ago... 

Very simple but one I could send in a normal envelope.  I must admit, I've been thinking of putting some little white and silver flowers over the snowflake on the left... what are your thoughts on this?
It's not too late :)

Monday, December 3, 2012

I just finished making a card for the FatCats Card Corner gallery...

I've used a combination of dies to make up this card.. they are:
Border & Swirls Marianne Creatables dies LR 0116
Mini Royal Rose Die-namics Set
Craftables Rectangle Die 1202
Anja's Leaves 1 Creatables Dies LR0226
Small Exotic Butterfly #2 set of 3 dies 112
Two of the Swirl borders were joined to make the square and for the smaller square on top of that I cut a section out of the Rectangle to make that into the smaller square needed.

I put the layout onto a patterned background, then changed it to a plain background with a black border.