Friday, 15 December 2017

Hello again!

Hello again, fellow bloggers and anyone else popping in.  Its been ages since I posted, a whole year and a half in fact!  Lots has happened since, both good and not so good.  Last year was completely taken up with my daughter's wedding, a very happy time.  I was busy making all the invites, then a post box and also all the thank you cards, all co-ordinated of course.  We chose different shades of blue and teal and a touch of silver and stamped dandelions....but because I was taking a break from blogging I forgot to take any photos 😞  Never mind.

This year has been a long struggle with several health issues.  I'm better now though I need to have a double hip replacement sometime, yikes!!  Managed to survive and keep positive most of the time, though there were some very dark moments.  However, its at those times that I find that God gives me extra strength and grace and a very precious comfort.  I look back and see how very close Jesus was to me and He still is!

Enough about me and on to the fun creating stuff.  Its Christmas time again, yay, and that means I have a big session of bookmark making which is one of my favourite things.  I give them as little gifts to friends. We've just had an unexpected dollop of snow here in the UK, great excitement because everything grinds to a halt until we get used to it and then its gone!  So the theme for this year had to be snowflakes mainly though I mixed it up with a few trees.

Here they all are:

I love taking just a few supplies and getting a production line going.  For these I mainly used distress inks sponged and spattered with water for the backround, then stamped with various snowflakes and embossed with my favourite snowflake powder embossing powder which has a lovely sparkle which doesn't show up in the photo:

I like to make them all slightly different:

And I love to add a little verse, again different ones - its fun for my friends to choose:

These are always such fun to make.  I may just have to do another batch!

I'm linking up at:
That's Crafty
Country View Challenges