Thursday, 14 October 2010

Time Spent With Cats

I wanted to make something for my mom. She has a real penchant for ginger cats, as do I . . . (Don't you love those shoes??? I want a pair! Those trousers too!)

Kittens are so loveable and adorable. I don't think anyone can look at one without falling in love . . . especially when they are ginger cats . . . (I want that shirt too! I just love daisies!)

Altogether I think it's very sweet. You just can't go wrong with daisies, cute shoes and kittens I always say!

Available as a Greeting or Note Card or as a small print. Message me to find out more.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Christmas in the Heart

I think you would have to say that Christmas is my favourite holiday. I was always called The Christmas Kid by my family! I didn't mind. I think this little gal is a Christmas Kid too!

Just look at those shoes and stockings!! You can tell she is getting into the season in a really big way!! I wish I had some of those!

And look at that sweet little jumper and heart she is hanging on to!

And then there were words! The perfect sentiment for the perfect Christmas card!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

May Peace Be Your Gift

What a sweet little face . . . angelic . . . and those curls!

Oh, she is an angel for sure. Just look at those wings. She brings special Christmas wishes!

She makes the sweetest Christmas Card for those special friends and family in your life.

By the way I am selling my handmade Christmas Cards again this year. All hand printed drawings, mounted on quality scrapbook papers, which are then mounted onto quality cards. Hand decorated with German Glass Glitter and left blank inside for your own inscription. I'll be selling them at 4 for £10 plus postage, which will vary according to where you live. I will ship around the world. Just leave a comment or e-mail me on MarieAliceJoan at aol dot com and we'll talk turkey!

Friday, 8 October 2010

An Attitude of Gratitude

Take nothing for granted, for whenever you do,
The joy of enjoying is lessened for you.
For we rob our own lives much more than we know
When we fail to respond or in any way show
Our thanks for the blessings that daily are ours . . .
The warmth of the sun, the fragrance of flowers,
The beauty of twilight, the freshness of dawn,
The coolness of dew on a green velvet lawn,
The kind little deeds so thoughtfully done,
The favours of friends, and the love that someone
Unselfishly gives us in a myriad of ways,
Expecting no payment and no words of praise.
Oh, great is our loss when we no longer find
A thankful response to things of this kind.
For the joy of enjoying and the fullness of living
Are found in a heart that is full of thanksgiving.
~Helen Steiner Rice

One of my favourite talks in last weekend's October conference was the one given by President Monson on cultivating an attitude of gratitude. It really struck home with me. Todd and I have experienced so much loss in the past year . . . my job, our home, our beloved Jess, our car . . . but still amidst all the loss there have been great pockets of joy and blessings too numerous to hold. An attitude of gratitude . . . that's the secret to a happy life!

Available as an A4 sized print or as a card, or as a digital stamp (Black outline) Message me to find out more on MarieAliceJoan at aol dot com!

Friday, 1 October 2010

Winner of the Giveaway!

Many, many thanks to those of you who signed up as followers of this here new art blog of mine! I wish that I could send each and every one of you a set of cards, but alas . . . I must pick one. After putting all your names into a hat and pulling one out I can say that Sybil is the winner of the cards! Thanks every so much to each of you for joining in on the fun and Sybil, I'll have your cards out to you as soon as you let me know which ones you would like to have! Have a great weekend everyone!!