Friday, September 17, 2010

Card Challenge - #56

Today I managed to make a card for Stampin' Sisters challenge #56.  The challenge was to "Use real or faux stitching somewhere on a card or project".

Here's my card:

Lately, I bought several stamp sets on books, because I love books & reading challenges me to think.  When I was young, John 10:10 was one of the memory verses which made an impact on my life.  Even at a young age, I wanted the life Jesus promised - to experience life in all its fullness, and to live it right.  Growing up in a small town, in a developing country where Christians are a minority is rather challenging.  But God is good & his promises are true - this is what we ought to cling onto.

Stamps : MFT Well Read WTG
Paper : Imaginisce Apple Cider, Gina K PLC Pumpkin Spice
Faux stitching : White gel pen, Sakura
Others : MFT die-namics, MS border punch (modern garland), colourpencils, PTI twill, i-rock glam rocks

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Christmas Markets Experience

It's been a really busy week last week at work and I didn't have any time to make cards.  Over the weekend, I was glued to the tv watching news of the earthquake in Christchurch.  It was a miracle no one was killed - a real reason to thank God.  We have some friends there and we heard many amazing stories.  

Since, I don't have any cards to share, I thought it's about time to post some travel pics from last year.  Some of you know that I worked several years in Amsterdam and I love Europe, but I have never been to a Christmas market before.  So last year, taking advantage of some cheap fares, some friends & I bought tickets to London.  We weren't sure where to go and in the end, we decided on Prague.  After Prague we split ways, and I went on to Nuremberg and Munich.  In total, I visited something like 7 Christmas Markets!  Here are some of the pictures I took..

Beautiful tree in main square, Prague

Christmas decorations at Nuremberg Market

Kids' Performance

Cinnamon rolls in Prague

Yummy treats in Munich

My absolute favourite snack at the Christmas Market - Potato fritters & apple sauce

Lebkuchen - so beautifully made!

I hope you enjoy the photos - not really great ones, as I used my little point & shoot camera for these shots.

I won't have much time for stamping the next few weeks as I am shipping all my craft items home soon.  In 3 weeks, I'll be back home - time really flies, doesn't it?  Have a great day!!