Celebrating a friend

This week, my friend of 40 years retired from a job she’s been doing in our church for 20 years – it’s been a very emotional time for all involved – both now and in the past – including her three sisters, who worked with her in the café. 

I decided to make a book for her, as a little keepsake to celebrate her time there.  She’s touched the lives of so many people in this time and vice-versa, bless her.

I had to get her sister to sneak some photos of her and we managed to get some of the staff currently volunteering, plus a couple of those who worked there years ago.  Here are a few photos, though some of them are a little bit blurred – my phone photos are never as good as those taken with my camera.

20140527_180736

20140527_180810

20140527_180846

20140527_180856 

20140527_180912

20140527_180936

20140527_180957

20140527_181000

20140527_181044

Here are a few shots to show the gorgeous mica effects – I don’t often use mica these days but maybe I should!

20140527_181152

20140527_181202

20140527_181221

20140527_181254

20140527_181331 20140527_181347

20140527_181401   20140527_181430

20140527_181520

20140527_181543

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Hopefully, I’ll be back with some Attitude of Gratitude journalling – I haven’t been able to do any at all this week – life’s been really hectic this week with two lots of babysitting (all day) plus a party and a pretty nasty cold!

xxx

STILL THANKFUL…

Still Practising Gratitude!

I’m still following Bernice’s course, even if my pages don’t seem to be strictly based on her fabulous inspirational videos and links – what a treat it is to focus on our blessings. I just won’t have time to journal daily – unless I just do small things…

Sometimes life isn’t quite as easy as it is at others, but I know that being thankful to God for what I have is what keeps my head above water.

Life is a gift 😀

20140510_084105

I’ve been enjoying playing with Twinklers after a few years away from them – they blend so well and layer up really easily.  I’ve also stamped with them underneath the black flutterbies, though you may not be able to see it – the pearlescent sheen is there.

I had a much needed playtime and intend to make time for some more this coming week – I have a few important things to create!

20140510_084306

20140510_084413     20140510_084429

20140510_084344

20140510_084232

20140510_084240

I also used acrylic inks when colouring these – I’ve only had them for around 12 years 😉  It’s great to put old stash to good use, though. Love these Stampendous butterflies.

The Stampalot Challenge this month is Anything Goes, so these will be my entries.

I just discovered that some of my journal pages made Number One in the Make My Monday Top Three – what a lovely surprise!  Thank you VERY much – I’m honoured.

Top 3 Badge copy

Have a great weekend!

xxx

GRATITUDE DAY 2 & TAKE A WORD…

Here are my simple pages for Day 2. The art challenge was to make a bubble wrap background, so that’s what I did – using Brilliance inks. I spritzed a little for the first imprint but then used as it came.  This Zetti image is one of my favourites – wish she was bigger!

I also made these pages with the Take a Word Challenge (Circles) in mind, so you can link here.

My intention was to keep this simple but of course once I get a pen in my hand, I just can’t stop messing (up)…

 

DAY 2 PAGE 1  DAY 2 PAGE 2

Have a great week!

xxx

WORK OF (HE)ART

I’m following Berniece’s ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ prompts for Faith Journalling this month, though I only got as far as the 2nd so far… and only just finished my pages!

Why not join us?

I worked in my A4 journal, using Twinklers, Pigment inks and Inktense (pencils and blocks) and they’re based on this verse:-

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.   Ephesians 2:10

<KENOX S1050  / Samsung S1050>

<KENOX S1050  / Samsung S1050>

<KENOX S1050  / Samsung S1050>

Have a great Bank Holiday!

xxx