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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Doves Of Hope

Once again it is the 2nd Wednesday of the month, and therefore it is time for a new
challenge at Words 2 Craft By. This month our quote is by Emily Dickinson, 
a famous American 20th Century poet...

"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches on the soul 
and sings the tunes without the words, and never stops at all"

I chose this image for several reasons, the first being that doves represent peace, and 
I desperately hope that in this troubled world we find peace. The second reason is
that for almost 20 years we had a pair of beautiful doves (identical to this pair) 
that were rescued from the most hideous conditions at an unscrupulous 
bird breeder's establishment.

The 'weird' lighting in my photos is caused by the sun being partially obscured by
dense smoke from a huge nearby bushfire, which thankfully has now been extinguished.

Inside my card co ordinates with the front.

A close up look at the gorgeous pair. I have had this stamp for many years, and bought it
just after Camilla and Torc came to live with us. Sadly, they both crossed the 
Rainbow Bridge not long before we moved from our farm. Despite their 
cruel beginnings, they quickly learned to trust us, and were such sweet 
gentle little things. We miss them very much.

Image -  PSX  K1567
Colouring - Promarkers
Dies - Spellbinder Labels Eight; Joy Crafts 6002/0135; Cheery Lynn Anastasia Border; Cheery Lynn Celebrate
Paper - DCWV The Lace and Linen Stack  (12"x12")
Pearls and silver tape are from my junk stash

Challenges I would like to enter:-
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #22 - 'Always Anything Goes'
Passion For Promarkers #475 -  'Use Dies and/or Punches'  WINNER
Stamping Sensations - 'Absolutely Feminine'
Sweet Stampin' - Spots and Dots' (background paper has glitter dots)

For a chance to win a great prize, check out my Words 2 Craft By teamies' fab creations, then enter your own interpretation of our lovely quote.

Until next time, thank you for visiting.
Jennifer.  xx


  1. A beautifully romantic creation for our 'Fabulously Feminine' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  2. Gosh I LOVE your interpretation of our challenge. Your 'Spots & Dots' are so subtle and SO pretty! Gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Stampin’ this week. Come and play along again next week. Hugs, Wends xoxo SS DT

  3. Jennifer, This is such a pretty interpretation of this month's words... just lovely! Thanks so much for all you do for Words 2 Craft By -- including your heads-up about our post snafu. You're the best teammie ever!

  4. Just a beautiful card! Love what these gorgeous doves represent for you personally and just on a global level!

  5. A beautiful card Jennifer. Lovely soft colours, design and a lovely dove stamp.
    The inside looks very nice too. A realy romantic creation. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  6. Your card is gorgeous Jennifer! I love the soft pinks that you've used and you've coloured the doves beautifully! Thank for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week, good luck! Thank you too for stopping by my blog, much appreciated! Juliexx

  7. A beautiful card and lovely colour scheme. That is one of my favourite quotes and you have illustrated so well

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  8. a beautiful card and image thanks for sharing at Passion for promarkers this week

  9. Wonderful tribute to your doves, beautiful subtle coloring. Great job!!

  10. Beautifully put together - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

    Helen x


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