Counting the Blessings

It is the start of another challenge over at Path of Positivity and this month the theme is Blessings. Around this time of year it is easy to be so engrossed in all the preparations of Christmas (if you celebrate it), so much so that I forget just how lucky I am and how blessed I am. I have a lovely house, warm and cosy, clothes to wear and cupboards loaded with plenty of food.

All over the world there are countries being torn apart by war, famine and natural disasters. Even a walk in the streets of our cities and towns reveals just how many people are homeless and struggling just to get through a day at a time.

Charles Dickens summed it up in his book ‘A Christmas Carol’ with the words of the charitable gentlemen when they visited Scrooge: a few of us are endeavouring to raise a fund to buy the Poor some meat and drink and means of warmth.  We choose this time, because it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices.’

During this season of giving it is good to stop and count our blessings and to remember those who are a lot less fortunate than we are, whose concerns and needs put our niggles into perspective.

For my contribution this time I have chosen to make a Christmas decoration with an angel as the focus, after all an angel announced the coming of Jesus to Mary, the greatest blessing the world has ever had and will ever have until he returns to reign in glory.

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Materials used:
Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles – Holiday Hoopla
square die set
circle die set
printer paper
blue small bead chain
snippet of white card

I printed out the papers and central image I wanted to use from the set. The papers are cut into squares using a die then glued to form cones. The cones are arranged on a circle of scrap card slightly bigger than the angel image.

Once the cones are stuck down and the glue dry I put the angel image on the top and added a small piece of the bead chain as a hanger.

This is a really easy decoration to make and something even children would enjoy. To make it easier for children just make bigger cones which also means you get a bigger wreath. I have kept mine plain but there is no reason why it cannot be ‘blinged’ up more with sparkles and glitters.

We would really appreciate it if you joined us at Path of Positivity, the challenge is open until January 1st so there is plenty of time. You do not have to make a card, anything goes. The only thing we ask is that you make it clear how your project relates to the theme, just a sentence will be enough it does not need to be an essay, unless you want to write an essay on appreciation for your entry. There are plenty of prizes on offer so why not take a look at our sponsors images for inspiration.

SPONSOR & PRIZE INFORMATION:

  • EITHER the Holiday Hoopla Digital Scrapbooking Kit OR five different mini kits (of six papers each) from the Christmas and/or Winter section from Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • A $10.00 gift certificate from Imagine That! Digistamp, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.

There will also be:

  • A small selection of digital designer papers from Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles for one lucky person who leaves a comment on posts published during the challenge time frame.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

Please do join us on the Path of Positivity, we would love some company!  Thank you for dropping by. Take care.

Pippa

About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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2 Responses to Counting the Blessings

  1. Florence says:

    Stunning project Pippa. Lovely post.
    Hugs Flo x

  2. Katrina says:

    Pippa, this is beautiful! I never would have thought to make such a lovely ornament/decoration! Very creative!!

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