Saturday, 29 March 2008

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

more flutterbies

ok so I havent finished with the embossed butterflies yet lol heres a few more to be going on with

Monday, 17 March 2008

Easter card for swap group

hi friends,

I organise a card swap on the cricut message board and this months theme was Easter of course.

To me Easter is the most important celebration of the year so I wanted to capture the true meaning, because of this everything on this card is symbolic in some way of the meaning of easter.

The colour scheme of Red and white is significant in that, because of Easter the bible says
"Though your sins be as scarlet they shall be washed whiter than snow" and encapsulates the reason for Easter. (Woohoo freeeeeeeeeee from guilt, it is soo good to have the assurance of forgiveness)

The central icon of the cross is three layered to make it stand out and signifies that God (3 in1) made that huge sacrifice on the cross for me.

The egg is probably the best known symbol of easter and signifies that out of something that appears so dead and cold comes new life.

The butterflies are most definitely my favourite symbol of new and transformed life and stand for the transformation that comes about in a persons life when they know Christ and His transforming power.

I wish you all a happy Easter and pray that you too will know the blessings that God can extend to us because of Christ's amazing sacrifice. WOW his love is amazing!

Friday, 14 March 2008

seven random things about me (I've been tagged)

I've been tagged
Here how it works:1. Link to the person that tagged you and leave a comment on their blog, so that their readers can visit yours. Enfys tagged me! 2. Post the rules on your blog. 3. Share 7 Random facts about yourself on your blog. 4. Tag 7 random people at the bottom of your post, linkingto their blog. Let each person know by leaving a comment on their blog.

ok seven random facts about me.

1 I am so crazy about butterflies and moths that I ince had a pet moth for all of the two weeks of its life as a moth. Monty was an atlas moth (google it lol its big)

2. I am English born and bred and have never left the British Isles not even for a holiday.

3. I have been married to Col for 23 years now and since I was 19 when we married thats way more than half my life time.

4. I have 3 grown up children. Rebekah is 22 and married, Lewis is 19 and Greg is 21 but he will always be my baby as he has Down's syndrome and is soo loveable I never want him to be far from home.

5. I am an active christian and love to sing praises to my God, because of this I help to lead worship at my church by singing in our worship group.

6. I love papercraft and card making (But if you are reading this blog you will know that already lol)

7. I work as a teaching assistant in a busy high school.

I am tagging


Sunday, 9 March 2008

monochrome butterflies with a touch of red

hi friends,

this is my entry into Enfys' Challenge over on her "Gone buggy" site the challenge was to make a card in black and white with just one other colour. It's yet another version of my embossed butterflies theme these are taking over lol I've sent several of these to friends already lol.

the shadow behind the butterflies is black, I have added the red by backing with a red layer under the white top layer which is embossed with Birds and swirls from cuttlebug, and added a little bling on the bodies of the butterflies. these are red peeloff dot stickers.

I thought ths would make a good Ruby wedding anniversary card with the touch of red and with the two butterflies facing each other.

Hope you like it Enfys

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

butterflies and embossing crazy

hi friends,

I've kinda gotten addicted to cuttlebug embossing for the time being, and I am really enjoying the cards I am creating with it. here are a few to be going on with.