SALT - contentment

Hazel's turn this week, she says...


I was drawn to Philippians 4, particularly verses 11, 12 and 13, where Paul says:

'I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.'

I find this both a comfort and a challenge. Some of us have been, or are going, through difficult circumstances and yet God is so good and his grace is sufficient for us in the most difficult times. And when we look at some parts of the world, we are so conscious that we have plenty. In this regard I find the parable of the sheep and goats in Matthew 25 to be such a challenge.

I've wanted to make a litle "brag" type book for Tom for ages, he always asks me for photos of the children he could put in his wallet. Also just started reading a book by Francis Shaeffer, a few pages in, and already so challenging. Reminding me that God has blessed me with so MUCH! and that I should strive to live an unmaterialistic life.

Made this concertina mini album, and have written various Bible verses on it.

Please check out SALT, and all the other amazing creations.

CS by TLC, Craft Robo cutouts, Gel pen, Adirondack paint dauber, old lace, Prima flowers and ribbon by American Crafts.


These are the flower arrangements a friend and I did for the wedding at church yesterday.

Arty Girlz RIBBON and playing with Robo...again!

I love using ribbon, so jumped at the Arty Girlz challenge this week!

Flower and butterfly pattern designed by me and cut on Robo, Anna Griffin paper, Hero Arts stamp, ribbon and some micro beads.

Had to use the other half of what I had cut, wanted a different look, the detail isn't greaton the picture, stuck crystals and where the glue squidged out, threw on some silver micro beads, the result is really delicate and pretty.

Flower and butterfly pattern designed by me and cut on Robo, Brenda Walton sticker, crystals and microbeads.

DCM butterflies

Like I needed an excuse from DCM to use butterflies!!!

Made this for friends getting married...

Background paper and butterflies cut by Craft Robo, Prima Flowers and gems from stash.

I love Design Master

Been playing with DM (Design Master) program that came with my Robo, been wanting to design pretty things that can be used to embellish cards and scrapbooks. Been thinking about selling my designs... what do you think?

SALT - His Presence

Gillian's turn this week, this is what she says...

His Presence
what does God's presence mean to you?
Does it mean Comfort in time of loss,
Strength when you face a battle,
Reassurance that you Walk the Good Walk...

or is it something you need to accept,
is it something you want to be more open too.

Joshua 1:5
No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life.
As I was with Moses, so I will be with you;

I will never leave you nor forsake you.

I wanted to create something I could give to someone to remind them of the Lord's presence, and as I'm playing with my robo a lot at the moment I designed this and cut it out. It's mounted between glass and some recycled plastic packaging. The wire and beads are from a started necklace I found along with some bits of lace and another bit of beads and wire.

Been tagged!

Thanks plummy!

What I was doing 10 years ago:

Working 2 days a week for Hayley J (Bridal wear designer) and doing voluntary work in Welshpool with young people.

On my to-do list today:

Hoover, phone someone about wedding decorations, start making wedding decorations, start work on Salt challenge.

Snacks I enjoy:

Don't get me started! OK then... just a few

Burnt Sugar fudge (only there's will do!)
Pork Scratchings (sorry plummy!)
Homemade oat biscuits
Tyrells or Kettle chips
Lemon puff biscuits

Things I would do if I was a Billionaire:

Visit my family in the US, Mexico, Malaysia and Australia.
Give loads of it away to various charities I know of.
Set up a business/charity/trustfund so the money can make more!

Three of my bad habits:

Not being able to prioritise - especially God time
Talk to much

Five places I have lived:

Ogbulu in Nigeria
Crouch End (London)
Weston Rhyn
Welshpool and still here!

Five jobs I have had:

Saturday girl in a hairdressers
Support worker
Shop Assistant in a tourist attraction
Self employed crafter and seller of crafty type stuff
and coz I've got to keep up with the alliteration... Seller of Wedding dresses!

And finally…five people who write interesting blogs that I’d like to tag (in no order of preference):


CPS #58

Made this for my aunt using the CPS sketch this week.

PP by DCWV & Anna Griffin, flowers by Prima, Stamp by Inkadinkado. Glitter, DS tape and ricrac.

Butterflies, flowers and circles

Finished this layout today with bits cut using the Robo, bits I designed myself - I hasten to add!

CS by TLC, Flowers by Prima, Sakura glitter gelly roll pen, embossing powder, glitter, stamps by Rhonna Farrer, sequins and gems.

Birthday boy!

Ethan was 3 yesterday!

He had some nice presents, and as Tom had the day off, we went to a new indoor play area that is only 20mins drive away. Then came home for a pasta tea with chocolate birthday cake, that was enjoyed by all!

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