Tuesday 30 October 2012

Holiday Card Workshop - Day two

Hello Friends,

I have been struggling to concentrate today, I've been worrying about the terrible devastation caused by the storm in America, my heart go out to all those affected.  I have also spent the day worrying about a terrible incident local to my own home which happened this morning.  A poor soul had obviously spent the night deciding to end their life and jumped in front of a train early this morning.

I have spent a few times today in quiet prayer for the two incidents, hoping for the people left behind to have strength in the coming months to cope with whatever needs to be done.

I first thought that I perhaps shouldn't be sat here making holiday cards, but as I can't actually help all those affected, I have to continue with my own life and making cards is what I enjoy and I especially like to make cards when I need to take things off my mind.

So with another super day over at Holiday Card Workshop I have made this card.......

I actually haven't followed any of the lessons today, but I did gain inspiration by a card Jennifer made with a layout just like this.

I down loaded the Christmas tree image from the Silhouette store a couple of weeks ago and hadn't used it, so I thought it would be great for this card design.  There was a little too much space left at the top so I headed back to the Silhouette store and downloaded the Mistletoe image, which included that cute bow.  I cut them out using Whisper White card stock, which I coloured with my copics.  I added a few white berries or snow (which ever - use your own imagination!) using Liquid Pearls and to highlight the Mistletoe I drew round the whole die cut with a soft drawing pencil.  I also drew with the pencil around the Christmas Tree, but wish I hadn't!

Well for now, I will get back to the news to see the latest of what is happening in America.

Blessing to everyone affected and to anyone who is suffering.


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