Thursday 19 June 2008

Bumbleberries CJ

It's my turn to add to Isobel's fab 'Poems to Ponder' CJ - well, actually, I don't need to post this till next Friday - for a change I've got it done early (which is quite surprising as I feel poorly today).

Anyway, the poem I've chosen 'Warning - when I am an old woman I shall wear purple' seemed to fit in well with the tone of the CJ so far. I love ths poem, and now that I'm already 60 I think it's time to put it into practice!

I used K & Co red hat society papers (couldn't resist - so appropriate) and other bits and bobs.

I loved reading the poems that Isobel and Kathy had already chosen and look forward to seeing the rest of Isobel's book when she's got it back.

I love these CJs - I've now got a new one to start for the group on Bubblyfunk - that needs to be posted on 1 July, but I'm going to try to get it done ahead of time.

May/June CBC ATCs

At last I've managed to do my 'Rip & Tear' ATCs for the swap on CBC.

The one on the left has torn vellum and the one on the right has a flower picture torn twice (difficult to see here). I overlapped and fixed at the back with sellotape so that there was no adhesive used on the front of the ATCs. I thought the little dragonfly brads just added a touch. The right hand side of the cards is stamped with a border stamp with Brilliance galaxy gold and clear embossed. The base card is actually a slight rainbow effect, which subtly changes the look of the vellum.

Salt: Rejoice in the Lord

It's time today for a new Salt challenge, this time set by Ruth who says:

The Bible says to Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS.

This is a verse that I keep meditating on as its one of those that pops into your head, but is very hard for your heart to grasp sometimes.

When we go through trials, or we can see others suffering, getting to the truth of this verse is vital.

It doesn't say Rejoice for the sake of it, it says Rejoice in the LORD, the one who has saved us from the punishment we deserve, the ALMIGHTY one, who LOVES us so much.

My LO uses 'The Message' version of the verse from Philippians 4:4. I cut the big circles on my cricut. The plain cardstock is DCWV textured and the patterned piece with all the 'celebrate, fun, good, food' words etc is an odd one that I've had for a long time and can't remember where it came from - it just seemed right for this verse. I thought the stapled raffia would make a change from ribbon. The 'celebrate' at the top left is K & Co chipboard.

I love seeing what my fellow Salt friends have come up with and they never cease to amaze me with their creativity and today is no excepton - beautiful work from everyone.