Thursday 25 September 2008

More Christmas cards for Saturday

These are some cards that I did last night and finished off this morning:

I've made 85 of the following cards, to be sold in packs of 5. These are very simple, using strips cut from PM 'a wonderful Christmas time' papers. The silver and gold foiled vellums are some that I bought in bigger sheets ages ago from Lakeland and have never before found a way of using. I ran them all through my Xyron so that I didn't have to bother with brads.

I've managed to put all the inserts in, so all I need to do now is to bag and label them.

Clicking on pictures to see them bigger

Regular visitors to my blog will have realised that I've never got the hang of importing my pictures so that they can be enlarged when clicked on.

I've sorted it at last!! So now you can click on a picture and see it enlarged (only from now on, because I'm not going to backtrack!)

Salt: Pray continually

The Salt challenge for today was set by Ruth and this is what she says:

Prayer is the life line of a Christian, the powerhouse of the church, essential to growing in faith and relationship with the Lord.

As a busy mum it is easy to get through the day and have not bended my knee in prayer to the Lord. Throwing up prayers whilst washing up or walking to school sometimes has to be my lifeline and one aspect of praying continually.

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
I Thessalonians 5:16-18

However I think this verse implies more, that we are not to give up praying. It's not a one off act, it should be part of every day of the rest of our lives.

Please make a project that might help you to pray or be a response to meditating on this theme.'

A couple of days ago I went over to see mum and on the way back popped into a local-ish shop to get a few craft bits (nothing wonderful, because they don't sell 'wonderful' - lol! - and I noticed at the till there were some of those little tab calendars for next year, so I bought some, thinking that if I have time (lol!) I'll make some calendars to try and sell on Saturday.

And then the thought emerged that I could do a calendar for the Salt theme - 'pray continually' is a good reminder on a calendar. Hopefully some people from church will come along on Saturday, so I'm thinking that I'll try and make a few more like this, but I'm keeping this one for myself.

Thanks for a great challenge, Ruth - and, of course, for the challenge that it is to me in my own personal prayerlife, which sadly can get squeezed out so easily, although I do find myself reflecting prayerfully in ordinary, every day circumstances, like when our walking or crafting.

The photo is one I found on the internet. The paper is from PDA and is mounted on chipboard, finished off on the back with a toning piece of card, with the addition of a ribbon to hang it and the calendar.

Please take a look at Salt and join in the challenge