Good morning everybody. Hope you are all well rested and fit and ready to begin this new week. The weather has changed here, still warm, but overcast and windy. I love listening to the wind blowing in the trees, and watching the braches swaying backwards and forwards and shaking their leaves.
Yesterday I did a lot of crafting - what else? and would like to share three things with you today.
The first is an inchie card that I am entering into the *Size does matter* challenge at *Just for fun* .
The second card has been made for the Poppy Challenge at the *Stampman* Blog.
The stamp used is from LaBlanche. It has also been stamped in Stazon black onto ceramic card, and coloured with water colour pencils.
Inside I have put a poem from Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy (1883-1929) called
*Missing -- Believed Killed: On reading a Mother's letter*. Kennedy was an Anglican priest who was better known as *Woodbine Willy*, because during WWI he used to crawl through the trenches, bringing the soldiers not only spiritual comfort, but Woodbine Cigarettes. Here is the poem:
'Twere heaven enough to fill my heart
If only one would stay,
Just one of all the million joys
God gives to take away.
If I could keep one golden dawn,
The splendour of one star,
One silver glint of yon bird's wing
That flashes from afar;
If I could keep the least of things
That make me catch my breath
To gasp with wonder at God's world
And hold it back from death,
It were enough; but death forbids.
The sunset flames to fade,
The velvet petals of this rose
Fall withered -- brown -- decayed.
She only asked to keep one thing,
The joy light in his eyes:
God has not even let her know
Where his dead body lies.
O grave, where is Thy victory?
O death, where is Thy sting?
Thy victory is ev'rywhere,
Thy sting's in ev'rything.
I will be sending the card in to the Stampman Poppy Appeal.
And lastly, I altered an oval metal tin, which I was given a couple of years back, and has since been slumbering in one of my desk drawers, waiting to be changed....
So, that was it for today. Take care, thanks for visiting, and have a great day!