Friday, May 11, 2012

Get in!

Its actually Friday and I am actually blogging my Daring Card. (and trying not to think about the work on three services on Sunday still to do...)

Jo came up with a lovely dare - Fussy Cutting. aka snipping round (through if you are not concentrating) little details. I used the 6x6 pad "My private happiness" by Scrapcake for this layout. It has turned into the my private chagrin for me as I have discovered on their blog that there are free downloads to match these papers that would have been perfect additions. Just as well I have a lot of the pad left then isn't it (in the third drawer down of Tall Alex). I started this card ages ago as something else and it just wouldn't come together so I am quite pleased to have rescued it really.
Guess who it is for? A lovely couple who are getting married tomorrow. I love taking weddings. When you are the Minister you get a privileged peek at the face of the groom as he sees his bride and the glow on their faces as they make their promises. And lecture them about marriage in some beautiful words
“Marriage is a gift and calling of God, and is not to be entered upon lightly or thoughtlessly,
but reverently and responsibly, in obedience to the gospel of Christ.”
“God has given us marriage so that husband and wife may find comfort and companionship
in each other, and live faithfully together for the whole of their lives.”
“God has given us marriage so that husband and wife may love and honour each other,
enrich and encourage each other, and know each other with tenderness and joy.”
It goes on a bit more but you get the gist. Ah, getting misty eyed at the thought of it!
Control yourself woman - back to the card. I fussy cut the centre piece, the bottom right hand corner and the sentiment. And cut out the heart by hand (there is an even better one on the freebie download). I added their names using a dienamics die, some butterflies overstamped with a music stamp and with gems added, a few more layers including a doily border punched one, some rangers enamel accents white dots and lots of lots of glitter. Which you can't really see there
See now?

I also whipped up a 70th birthday card for someone at church. When I finished I thought it looked remarkably like a straight version of Kathy's Sketch File May sketch. But being a good Minister I thought I had better not pretend I had it in mind all along!
I used papers from a Cosmo Cricket 6x6 pad, PTI numbers, Nestability dies and Cuttlebug/Tim Holtz embossing folders (second drawer down, Tall Alex). I outlined everythign with a brown sharpie pen (basket, right hand side, top drawer Wide Alex). The sentiment is an Imagine That stamp.
I'm trying to memorise where everything is in my new drawers (see post below) so I don't have to label them!)

It is the start of Christian Aid week on Sunday. Christian Aid works hard to give people the resources they need to help themselves. This year we are looking at Sierra Leone. It makes me think of lovely June who was a missionary there during the civil war but who died before she could see the beginning of peace happening. She was a person who was love personified. This week I will be knocking on doors in Tawny Avenue Upminster, smiling and asking for donations for Christian Aid to help give people across the world give themselves a better life. If someone comes collecting at your door please think about giving a little something. If it is against your principles, for whatever reason then please give a polite no thanks. It is hard to be rejected but politeness helps! I wonder where I will be collecting next year?
If you don't get an envelope through your door but would still like to give something then you can click over to here!


Miri said...

That's a lovely card. I love non-traditional colours on wedding cards! Happy days should always be bright and colourful =)

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Fabulous cards Lythan, and I am very impressed with your tidy workspace, those drawers look fantastic x

Jo said...

Love the brightness of your wedding card- and all the details - I'm sure that the happy couple loved it :) Thanks for the link to those fantastic papers and freebie - off to download :)

jo x