Friday, September 14, 2007

That Friday Feeling

Mine is a bit different to most people. For many it is a "yahoo, almost weekend" feeling. For me, it is a creative deadline. I have to have an hours worth of worship that is uplifting, encouraging, teaching and challenging for all ages ready for 10:30 on Sunday morning. Sometimes by now I am almost ready. This week I am not - lots of meetings, some pastoral problems (some caused by me, ack!) and life in general have squeezed it all into today.
I am looking forward to cropping tomorrow but also have to have time to work out what to take for that. And I know I will be shattered afterwards so really need to have service - and powerpoint slides and service sheet done today.
Actually I am quite excited about it all too because somehow Phil has got left off the preaching plan for his churches this week so we are going to do a dialogue. The readings are "interesting" (God threatens to get rid of the Hebrews due to their worship of the golden calf mixed in with Jesus story of the lost sheep and lost coin) so I have some thinking to do on that!

But there is also always an air of excitement on Friday as it is Dare day! The newly married Rhi set this one - and I can see why after spotting her card - bet she has to make a few of them!
This week I dare you to use a Word as the main focal point to your card. It can be a name, a greeting or just a word that inspires you. You can use other text but only one word as a main embellishment. So dig out your dictionaries, die cutters, alphabet stamps, rubons or download a funky font and show us what you can do!

My card is simple (like me!)
I actually made two of these cards as I cut the word out twice using my Robo. I used double sided Love, Elsie paper (Betty) and the advantage is that you can turn "o"'s over. Although I could have just mirrored some of the letters I suppose. Still I need a lot of these cards as I am forever late with birthday cards. I send out about 120 a year to people linked to the churches and some weeks I am a bit late checking whose birthday is coming up. (Oh dear)
Anyway tis a white A6 card. yes you heard right, NOT a square one!
All the paper is Betty apart from the little bit of white card that makes the faux buckle (QK die). All inked and outlined as usual.
Then a little trick that I swiped from Emma at Imagine That. For the Kids classes at the moment they are making an awesome photo journal using the Bind it all and Roxie papers by Love, Elsie. It is just so gorgeous you wouldn't believe it. One of the things that makes it's pure awesomeness is the way that some of the details have been picked out with glossy accents. So I shamelessly copied it (and am going to have to make one of those books too methinks) Anyway it just lifts the papers even more. If you click on my card you should see the accented bits in greater detail.

Right, back to battling with the golden calf... Have a good weekend, whether it is filled with work, rest or play.


Paula J Atkinson said...

I adore this card, & it is perfect for all those missed ones.
What appeals most to me is the rich yummy colours.

Angelnorth said...

Love this Lythan and those Glossy Accents do add something extra, don't they?

Hazel said...

Lovely card, Lythan - you're right, the glossy accents really add to it - love them

Lynne said...

I love this card Lythan - I'm like so many others who forget or are late with cards - so this would be perfect.

Yes the star does come apart - but I had the wrong adapter thing on when I was cutting it so it didn't cut right through. It was in the bin but I rescued it for this card.

Rika said...

What a great card, love this!

Unknown said...

ooops... i love it!!!!

My Paper World said...

Very fun! Love the colours!

Ying Pang, said...

Lovely Card!