Wednesday, 25 December 2013


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Well life happened .. got busy, I got a little stressed with things to do and although I had CArols written up in my blogger dashboard as drafts - I dropped the ball on my Christmas countdown ... and then suddenly Christmas is here!! Merry Christmas everyone!! Yay for Jesus who was born - Let's celebrate HIM today, remembering the reason it's called CHRISTmas :D 

Have a lovely day with family and friends and presents and feasting!! 
I'm praying for all those who feel sad or lonely at this time of year xxx

I will be announcing winners of my giveaways tomorrow.. so if you have not yet commented go ahead, and on todays post please share what your Christmas plans look like.

As for us we will go to my in-laws church today for church then off to their house to spend (hopefully a fun relaxed) time with them! Tomorrow my parents and a sister and my Nan will come to our house for lunch :)

Here's another GREAT Carol ...


Once in royal Davids city,
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother laid her Baby,
In a manger for His bed:
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ, her little Child.

He came down to earth from heaven,
Who is God and Lord of all,
And His shelter was a stable,
And His cradle was a stall:
With the poor, and mean, and lowly,
Lived on earth our Saviour holy.

For He is our childhood's pattern;
Day by day, like us, He grew;
He was little, weak, and helpless,
Tears and smiles, like us He knew;
And He cares when we are sad,
And he shares when we are glad.

And our eyes at last shall see Him,
Through His own redeeming love;
For that Child so dear and gentle,
Is our Lord in heaven above:
And He leads His children on,
To the place where He is gone.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

The First Noel

The First Noel the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds
in fields as they lay;
In fields as they lay, keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter's night that was so deep.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.

They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the east beyond them far,
And to the earth it gave great light,
And so it continued both day and night.

And by the light of that same star
Three wise men came from country far;
To seek for a king was their intent,
And to follow the star wherever it went.

This star drew nigh to the northwest,
O'er Bethlehem it took it rest,
And there it did both stop and stay
Right over the place where Jesus lay.

Then entered in those wise men three
Full reverently upon their knee,
and offered there in his presence
Their gold, and myrrh, and frankincense.

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord;
That hath made heaven and earth of naught,
And with his blood mankind hath bought

I was not as organised as I hoped with these Carols posts.. and didn't get to post in advance before coming to Orange (as a Birthday surprise for my Mum)for a few days... so posting the Carol I had for yesterday NOW but will have a new post this afternoon with some piccies and giveaway info!! :D

Monday, 16 December 2013

Day 4 :: Oh Holy Night

Good evening, It's day 4 of my 12 days of / till Christmas countdown :0 Getting closer!! 

Today I have a card to share... this is the Christmas image I drew last year :D 

Tonight's carol is this beautiful one.... have a read of the words :D

Oh Holy Night

Oh holy night!
The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of the dear Savior's birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till he appear'd and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!

Fall on your knees
Oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine
Oh night when Christ was born
Oh night divine
Oh night divine

Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming
Here come the wise men from Orient land
The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger
In all our trials born to be our friend

Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His name all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name

Leave a comment below for your chance to win a little surprise :o

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Day 3 :: Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Good evening! I'm a little later today with my posting... and no creation to share. We've just got home from our Church Christmas carols! It was a Great night :) Awesome talk by Dave on Jesus being the Light of the World. So I'm going with that theme for my posting today... Light!!

I love glitter and sparkles and light!! Isn't it fun to see the Christmas lights popping up at this time of the year... Although some go a little over the top sometimes (maybe) I am now going to look at Christmas lights and think about Jesus being the Light .. and as it says in this favourite carol (yup another fav) "Light and Life to all he Brings" - I'll give thanks for Light and Life in/ through him!!

Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King!"
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With th' angelic host proclaim,
"Christ is born in Bethlehem."
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Christ, by highest heav'n adored:
Christ, the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of the favored one.
Veil'd in flesh, the Godhead see;
Hail, th'incarnate Deity:
Pleased, as man, with men to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel!
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Hail! the heav'n born Prince of peace!
Hail! the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Risen with healing in his wings
Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that man no more may die:
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Oh .. what about a giveaway....  Lights, sparkle .... BLING!!!! I am going to give away a couple of packets of Bling from Flourish with a Bling to someone who comments below and tells me what they think about Christmas lights :)

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Silent Night

Good afternoon, tis time for my second carol, second Christmas creation and 2nd giveaway. 
You have until Dec 25 to comment on all these posts to be in the running for the prizes.

This CAROL is a favourite of mine - a great reminder of just what Christmas means... Christ the Saviour born as a man ... Lord from his Birth .. brings us peace :D Wow!

Silent Night

Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love's pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth


Here's my CREATION for today.. a Christmas card using an image created from TWO Greeting Farm characters.. a Creeper and a Miss Anya ... do you know which ones???
If you can tell me I'll give you a special surprise :D

is this Clear Christmas stamp set from The Greeting Farm. To be in the running for this stamp please leave a comment and tell me What is your favourite Christmas carol and Why?

Friday, 13 December 2013

Christmas countdown

Good morning!! I thought it was about time I got back into my blogging properly.. and so here I am... doing a sort of 12 days of Christmas thing ... In these days leading up to Christmas I will be sharing a Christmas carol each day as I wanted to make these posts focused on what I think the true meaning of Christmas is. 

It's pretty supernatural really... Christ Jesus being born. God become Man - born as a baby. Such a wonderful humble thing it was he did coming to earth - the long awaited Messiah (KING)!! Here's the first carol....

Joy to the World

Joy to The world! the Lord has come
Let earth receive her King
Let ev'ry heart prepare him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing

Joy to the world! the Savior reigns

Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy

He rules the world with truth and grace

And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonder wonders of His love


I will also attempt to share a Creation as well as have a little giveaway... So ...

Here's a card I made using one of the nativity images from Mad for Markers
Pippi Dressed up as Mary, holding the newborn baby.

Please leave a comment on this post telling me what Christmas means to you for your chance to win this stamp below - Merry Tags from The Greeting Farm.
Such a perfect set for making little Christmas tags.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Give a Girl a ...

Good morning!!! My life is a little crazy at the moment so I'm sorry for letting you know a bit late... but Kellie is doing a great 12 Days of Christmas - with 12 great giveaways on her blog HERE!

There have been 2 days posted so far and believe me you'll want to check out these amazing giveaways from AWESOME Aussie businesses! Oh and if you keep checking back each day you'll even find one in a bit from Me/ M4M :)