Thursday, 20 December 2007

ATCs for swap on Paper n Lace

These are the ATCs that I've done for the December swap on Paper n Lace:

Christmas:



Friendship:

HS:MS glow

'To have an intense colour or slight shine. Find 'glow' in your space today'. Having already taken a photo of lights on the tree for 'glass' I looked around for another 'glow':

Commissioned cards

The request was for a card with a 'posh' car on it - I hope this decoupage fits the bill. The scan isn't very clear because of the raised decoupage (and photos were worse with flash). I didn't have a blue 'happy birthday' and husband, so I improved - used a green one coloured with Stazon blue ink pad:




The other card is for a 2 year old granddaughter. I cut the '2nd' overlay on the robo. The other bits are mainly K & Co Dollhouse embellies:

Salt: John 3:16

Esther chose the topic for this fortnight's Salt challenge:

'How time flies, and it is my turn (Esther) to set the challenge again. With Christmas now around the corner, I thought it best that we still concentrated on the 'true meaning' of Christmas namely -JESUS.

The verse John 3:16 'For God so loved the world that he sent his one and only son, that whoever believed in him shall not perish but have everlasting life'

It is perhaps a well known verse, but it is a real testimony to our Christian faith, the fact that the babe Jesus was born as a SAVIOUR for our sins. So that if YOU believe that he came to die, and ask for forgiveness YOU ALSO will recieve the GIFT of eternal life in heaven. John 15:13 reminds us 'Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.'

Use this verse to inpire you or to meditate on in the next few weeks, and especiallly over the Christmas period. God bless you all and have a wonderful Christmas,
see you in the New year with more challenges!

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I found it hard to finalise my ideas for this one, but in the end went for a digi LO (produced with clipart and wordart in Publisher and then tweaked in Digital Image Pro).

Firstly I produced this:



and then changed things a bit to come up with this:



I'm still not sure which I like best, but I think it's probably the second one.

Nearly there ...

Managed today (well, it was yesterday actually, because I'm posting this at way gone 2 in the morning because I just can't sleep) to make birthday cards that I needed for directly after Christmas, so they are now in the post so that they don't get overlooked.






I also did a few more quick Christmas cards (the ones that I needed to research addresses for - which have now gone in the post first class). I didn't scan all of them, but here are a couple:





Oh dear, what an awful photo that last one is - I was in such a hurry to get cards into the post.

Now the big confession - I still haven't made a Christmas card for John and I also need to make a birthday one for him for 30 December - oh well, there's time yet. And two commissioned cards to make before the end of this week. And then that's it! (apart from a couple of ATCs and CJs).