Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

Today I have stood at the foot of the cross and thanked Jesus for dying for me.

I have also been involved in a walk of witness with the churches of Harold Hill. Many churches join together on Good Friday and spend some of their worship time following the cross, quietly. By doing this we are showing that we still follow the cross today - in a very real sense. the Harold Hill procession was quite modest. Phil had the camera for the Upminster one - which ends up in the park. They asked for a police escort and this is what they got...
Yes there are a lot of people marching but its not the G20 crowds. Maybe they treated it as a cadet training exercise... Still it is nice when faith is respected and taken seriously. it isn't something to be taken for granted...

It feels a bit odd to go straight from that to Daring Cardmakers. Mid you, when I have finished my blog post I have to choose the hymns for Easter Sunday which will feel even more wrong!
Anyway Jozza came up with a brilliant dare this week.
This week the dare is hide and seek.
I would like to see a
hidden message or element on your cards.
I was a bit stumped to start with but then came up with something simple! As it happens I have two 50th birthday cards to make. On for my fellow Funky Hander Carol (which is going to be hugely late - sorry!) and one for someone at church. I think both are quite loud and proud about their birthday but I think it is quite nice to have a card where the number is a little sneaky!
SO here is the card for Terry Ann.

All the papers are Patti Picklicious with extra black pen from me!
I added American Crafts black card stock; bazzill brads; Imagine that stamps; Nestabilities labels and circles; Sarahs cards black flower; doodlebug button (the flower may have been added to hide a smudge...) a doodlebug paper frill and...
American crafts stickers. NB if you decide at the last minute to add pink glaze pen dots do not cover your circle again until they have dried or you will get smudges on your little circles and possibly, somehow that I can't explain, on the side of your hand and thence onto the front of the card. (ooh I think that is my first "thence" of 2009).
Now Kathy kept her reveal to her blog but I did hold something back. Yes, don't faint, I decorated the inside again!
the great thing about digi papers is that you can scale them down. the other great thing is that if you buy them from Funky Hand this weekend there is a big, big scale. And Anice's downlaods and cd's are absolutely faberoonie too - so go get 'em while you can!


Kathy said...

Great post Lythan.
I hope all goes well with the Easter celebrations, and that somewhere in there you manage to get a bit of R&R too. And some chocoate.

I love the bright and funky card you made this week, and I think hiding away the number in that wasy is a great idea.

Need to talk to you about netabilities....

Jozza said...

What a jaw droppingly fab and gorgeous card Lythan! Amazing stuff and very clever hiding.

Easter celebrations look like they are going well. Hope you have a great weekend and not too busy.


PS. Didn't realise it was Carol's 50th. Whoops! :o(

Jo said...

Gorgeous card Lythan - I hope that you are able to enjoy this weekend, I know that it is one of the most hectic for you. I am now thinking that I need some Nestabilitie too...

PS. Jared and I curled up in joint poorliness this week on the sofa and read Creativity Life - How fab were all of your LO's all of them are amazing, you must have been so busy! Both Jared and I picked your black and white layout too as the bestest :)

SueH said...

What an amazing card Lythan.
The papers are great and I love the way you’ve hidden the 50….very clever!

Have a great Easter weekend. I know it’s been busy for you but enjoy your celebrations.

Enfys said...

Amazing cards Lythan, love the 'hidey' bit. Have a blessed and happy Easter Day.
En xx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fabulous Lythan, love the hidden number!! :) Hope you're enjoying your weekend and its not too hectic.


Net said...

Super work as always Lythan. I hope you enjoy your Easter too.

I saw these and thought of you!

Carol said...

Thanks for my gorgeous arrived today and brightened me up after being at work!

carol x