Monday, 18 February 2013


Hi all, sorry it's been a while again.  Various things going on at home.  I won't go into the details... but I would appreciate prayer for my husband's health at the moment.

Here is a quick card that I made using the lovely single stamp Praying Hands.  I was delighted to see a nice choice of Christian stamps in this year's Stampin' Up catalogue as they can be quite tricky to get hold of in the UK.  The sentiment is part of one from A Word For You.  Isn't the flourishing font elegant?  I picked out the part I wanted with my Early Espresso marker and stamped it beneath my hands image, placing it where I wanted it with my stamp-a-ma-jig.

Stamps: Praying Hands, A Word For You
Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espresso marker pen
Card: Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso
Paper: Soft Suede from the Neutrals stack
Other: stamp-a-ma-jig

Sale-a-bration is still continuing in style so if you're tempted by all those lovely freebies you could earn, get in touch!

I'd like to enter this into Word Art Wednesday's challenge... it has been way too long since I entered a challenge!

For today's picture I thought I'd share a particularly comfy-looking kitty:

It reminds me of the poem 'Cats Sleep Anywhere' that I had to learn off by heart at primary school.  I can still recite it to this day!

Have a good evening/day everyone and thanks so much for visiting,


  1. Sending hugs and positive thoughts to the pair of you. I know, as the partner of someone who underwent a quad heart bypass what a strain it is on the person who is left trying to keep normality going for the rest of the family. My husband recovered and is ok now...but it takes a toll. So you take care, keep as strong as you can and if you need to shout at someone, then do it at me........
    Jan xxxx

  2. Hi Victoria, sorry to hear about your husband. As you know, we bloggers are good at giving support, prayers and positive thought - and mine come to you and your husband tenfold.

    The Praying Hands are beautiful - I have a Praying Hands plaque here that was bought by my Dad for my Mum, over 50 years ago when we lived in Germany - and of course I treasure it. This is the story behind the original painting : - it's very moving.

    Will be scouting through the SU catalogue - stand by :))

    Hugs, and positive thoughts, Di xxx

  3. Truly beautiful in its simplicity, Victoria. Prayers most definitely will be offered for your hubby. x

  4. Your card is just oh, so pretty! Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us this week. We hope you had fun playing along with us. Please come back soon.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesdsay

  5. So worried about you Victoria and gutted I missed your call. I feel like such a rubbish friend to have missed it. Either phone or email when you can darlin. Praying that Sam is going to be ok. Again I am here for you whenever you want to talk. This is such a beautiful card Victoria and what a beautiful stamp. Hope Socks is ok and keeping out of mischief. Big hugs my lovely friend, love Clare, Bert, Simone & Blackie xxxx

  6. This is a beautiful card & I will add your hubby to my prayer list. I know what it is like to have family members with health issues all too well!

  7. This is so serene and comforting! Love the banner and the sentiment is perfect! Isn't that kitten something!

  8. Don't think it went un noticed that you were there when I needed a prayer. I have aleady said one and will squeeze in a couple more before bed.
    Your card is so beautiful. Sometime simple is the more elegant way to go. And I do love CAS cards.

  9. Me again. I forgot to mention the cute kitten. thanks for the smiles!

  10. This is so lovely Victoria, what a fabulous image. I do hope all is OK with your Husband and he recovers soon. Hugs, Claire x

  11. Hi Victoria !

    Elegant card. Simple and clean as I like. Bravo !

    Hugs from France.

  12. Oh, this is lovely, Victoria. I'll be praying, too. Hang in there. xx

  13. Top of piano, window ledge ..... Did that one at school too! A beautiful card Victoria. Xx

  14. Hi Victoria, so nice to see you back posting, as previously mentioned you have been missed. Sending your hubby big well wishes and a prompt recovery. Life can be tough sometimes, try to smile and remember you have friends in blogland.

    Your card is beautiful, the praying hands are very elegant.

    Thanks for the such cute kitten 🐱.

    Big hugs xx

  15. Hi Victoria. Love your serene card. Sending hugs to you and your Hubby. x

  16. A beautiful card Victoria. Sending Hubby lots of get well wishes, and take good care of yourself.

  17. Sending you and Hubby a hug xx
    Your card is gorgeous.
    Echoing Mrs F's comment re friends in Blogland!

  18. will say a little prayer for you two tonight - hope all improves soon hun. if you need to dump you have my email hugs Karen x

  19. My goodness Victoria, it sounds as if you have a lot to contend with at the moment. Sending very best wishes for your husband's recovery. What a wonderful card you've made - and I agree, it's lovely to see some of these Christian images in the catalogue now. Take care, Vicky x

  20. Gorgeous card Victoria and seems very apt at the moment. All my thoughts are with you and your husband at this difficult time.....wouldn't it be wonderful if we could be that delightful little kitten?


    Karen x

  21. Victoria, this is a beautiful card, and reminded me I don't have this stamp yet. It's hard to find appropriate religious themed stamps, and this one is something I'd like to have. You made a stunning card with it, and until I read the specs, thought it had been done in gold. Really like it in the soft suede. Hope your hubby's health is much improved by the time I'm leaving this comment (I'm behind in blog visits again!). Loved your little kitty hanging in the cage. Some days I feel exactly like that! Thanks for the smile and sharing the lovely card, and truly hope your husband is all better now. Hugs.

  22. Hi Victoria - I do hope you are keeping well. I am just catching up with my blogging and had to say how much I love this card. Such a simple and clean design which really is beautiful. Just love it.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

    Thank you again for the kitty picture. Oooh isn't he lovely.


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