Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Inspiration Contest

Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven to earth come down;

Fix in us thy humble dwelling;
All thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy salvation;
Enter every trembling heart.

My entry for the Etsy CAST team Inspiration Contest is my altered art wall cross 
entitled 'Love Divine'
Who could not be inspired with these words by Charles Wesley......

Monday, 28 March 2011

Consider this.....

'It isn't that I breathe life into art ~ it's that art breathes life into me.'
This quote by Susan Ure resonates with my soul.... I can completely identify with her words.....creating is what makes me feel alive.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Imprinted Images.........

I often get inspired to create a piece of art or an item of jewelery by something I read that stirs something in my soul. A few years ago I came across an old yellowed paperback book in a second hand book store called 'Inspiring Poems'. It has on many occasions sparked an idea and got me started on a new creation. One of my favourite poems found in this little treasury is 'Imprinted Images' by an unknown author.

     Walk in the starlight long enough
          And the silver will touch your hair,
     For the stars will lean from heaven
          And be reflected there.

     Talk with the angels long enough
          And your very face will shine,
     For the peace of God will touch your eyes
          With radiance divine.

     Only give God and the angels time
          To burnish what once was dim,
     And the glory may rest on all of us,
           For was it not so with Him?

I have long had an interest in angels and the part they play in God's plan and in our lives (hence my obsession with photographing them!) Below is a wall heart which uses one of my photographs and extracts of the poem.

I hope you are inspired and uplifted by this too.......

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Making it easy.....

Feeling very proud of myself this afternoon!
I have successfully managed to add gadgets to my blog which enable you to go straight to my Made It and Etsy shops, and also linked to my Facebook page :)
Having previously relied on my teenage daughter to enlighten me on anything so technical I am definitely giving myself a well deserved pat on the back!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Here We Go!

This week has seen the launch of Cross your Heart's online stores - pop along and see what's on offer!

Etsy store -

Made It store -

New items will be added daily.