Friday, 24 April 2015

Having Fun Plus Free on Friday

My grand daughter gave me a toy for Red - she really had fun with it oops!

I am having Internet problems so I am sitting in a pub with a cup of tea and I am going to schedule all my Free on Friday posts for a few weeks.  My dear husband is sitting next to me, no tea for him, he has a pint of beer!

Here are your Friday Freebies :

I love these wildflower children don't you?  See you next time x

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Glory Art Challenge

Eliza Edmunds Hewitt

“Fear not, I am with thee“;
Blessed golden ray,
Like a star of glory,
Lighting up my way!
Through the clouds of midnight,
This bright promise shone,
“I will never leave thee,
Never will leave thee alone.”
  No, never alone,
  No, never alone;
He promised never to leave me,
  Never to leave me alone;
No, never alone,
  No, never alone;
He promised never to leave me,
    Never to leave me alone.
Roses fade around me,
Lilies bloom and die,
Earthly sunbeams vanish—
Radiant still the sky!
Jesus, Henna-flower,*
Blooming for His own,
Jesus, heaven’s sunshine,
Never will leave me alone.
Steps unseen before me,
Hidden dangers near;
Nearer still my Savior,
Whispering, “Be of cheer“;
Joys, like birds of springtime,
To my heart have flown,
Singing all so sweetly,
“He will not leave me alone.”
An Old World plant, prized for its fragrant yellow and white flowers. (Song of Sol. 1:14, A.S.V.)

I used the above hymn for my Glory Art Challenge, the theme was "Not Alone" and as you can see this hymn was perfect.  I felt the cards needed to be slightly larger than ATC size so I could use the text at a decent size.  Then I wasn't sure if the first font I chose could be easily read, so I did another set in a different font,  Of course, the last thing I did was to stamp over the words so maybe the words are still not clear!  Here are the pictures:

I am a little behind on these challenges, the next two are already up and they are "Follower" and "Anxious".  See you soon x

Saturday, 18 April 2015

It's About Freebies

What ever happened to Friday?   Huge apologies for not posting yesterday.  Today it's all about freebies and I am giving you five today by way of an apology.  Hope you enjoy them, I will now go and stand in the corner :)

See you soon xx

Friday, 10 April 2015

Draw a Bird Day, Free on Friday

Wednesday was Draw a Bird Day (site link)  I had not heard of it before and although I am a day late I decided to do a drawing today.  Of course I am posting this Friday so two days late!

This is from the site:
In 1943, Dorie Cooper was a 7 year old living in England. Her mother took her to a hospital in to visit her uncle who was wounded in the war. While they were there, Dorie's uncle was very distraught, having lost his right leg to a land mine. In an attempt to cheer him up, she asked him "Draw a bird for me, please" Even though he was unwell, he decided to do as Dorie asked. He looked out his window and drew a picture of a robin.

After seeing her uncle's bird picture, Dorie laughed out loud and proclaimed that he was not a very good artist, but that she would hang the picture in her room nonetheless. Her uncle's spirits were lifted by his niece's complete honesty and acceptance. Several other wounded soldiers also had their day brightened by the event and every time Dorie came to visit thereafter, they held drawing contests to see who could produce the best bird pictures. Within several months, the entire ward's walls were decorated by bird drawings.

3 years later, Dorie was killed after being struck by a car. At her funeral, her coffin was filled with bird images that had been made by soldiers, nurses and doctors from the ward where her uncle had been. Ever since then, those men and women remembered the little girl that brought hope to the ward by drawing birds on her birthday, April 8th.

Draw a Bird Day was never declared an official holiday, but it grew through those soldiers and medical personnel and their families. Today, it is celebrated world wide as a way to express joy in the very simplest of things in life and as a way to help soldiers everywhere forget war and suffering even if only for a short time.

I thought it was a lovely idea so here is my bird drawing in celebration for Draw a Bird Day.

I went with quirky, so I hope you like him.  See you soon xx

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Happy Easter

I hope you all are having a very happy Easter Sunday

See you soon xx

Thursday, 2 April 2015

An early Free on Friday

Wishing you all a very happy Easter.  Here is a free digital stamp for you of a Scruffy Duck.  I found the image below the duck on Gutenberg, which you are welcome to as well.  Although I have tried to edit the original picture - it is now 300 ppi whereas previously it was 72 ppi.  In order to make the duck larger it virtually had to be re drawn.  I love the egg shell trees and the other two little birds, so I shall be re doing those too.  

So enjoy your Easter weekend and see you soon xx

Friday, 27 March 2015

Free on Friday

This is for a challenge at GoDigitalScrapbooking, the inspiration was the verse Ecclesiastes 3:1 "There is a time...".

I have two free bulb pictures for you today. 

Do you like my new signature?  Until next time, take care and please comment if you like what you see x