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I Cling to You: A6 and 4.4″ x 5.5″ (QL)

October 8, 2014

_ccrl I Cling to You

I cling to you.

Your right hand keeps fast hold on me.

Psalm 63:8

Another beautiful scripture from this passage in the “What Does the Bible Really Teach?” book, from the chapter “Living in a Way That Pleases God”. Since friendship works both ways, it’s so important to find out how to be a friend to God. How is it possible to do that? He tells us! When we take those actions and live our lives every day in a way that pleases God, we can be God’s friend. As today’s card scripture shows, Jehovah responds by keeping fast hold of our right hand. I really need a Friend like that. How about you?Doodles076 copy_juno Chartreuse Free Digital Kit

Today’s card is based on juno Chartreuse…

Free Digital Kit @ Juno’s Place

I’ve made both an A6 size

and a 4.5″ X 5.5″ or QL (Quarter Letter) size.


…and this sketch from Mojo Monday

juno Chartreuse Bird Mat web

The blank Bird Cluster Mat which coordinates with juno Chartreuse is included in the card download.

The kit itself will be posted shortly.





Never Be Shaken: A6 and 4.5″ x 5.5″

October 4, 2014

_ccrl Never Be Shaken

I keep Jehovah before me constantly

Because he is at my right hand, I will never be shaken.

So my heart rejoices, my whole being is joyful.

And I reside in security.

Psalm 16:8, 9

The scriptures in this paragraph of the “What Does the Bible Really Teach” book are all so beautiful that I can’t resist using all of them. I think they make beautiful, meaningful cards to send to someone who may need a little encouragement or solace. The clear confidence which shines through these Bible verses reassures us of God’s  personal care for us, and the hand of friendship that he extends to all who show by their actions that they truly want to befriend him. To read more of this passage, please visit JW.ORG here.Doodles076 copy_juno Pellucid

A final card based on juno Pellucid

and Freshly Made Sketch 156.

There’s an A6 size for European printing, and a 4.5″ x 5.5″ for US.

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The full-sized, 6″ Bird and the Frame that coordinate with the kit

are included in the card download.

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Give Advice: 5.5″ sq

October 1, 2014

_ccrl Give Advice 5.5 in

“I will give you insight and instruct you in the way you should go.

I will give you advice with my eye upon you.

Psalm 32:8

In my last post we saw that Jehovah is looking for opportunities “to show his strength in behalf of those whose heart is complete toward him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9)  How does he show that strength? One way is to give us needed direction and watch over us as we apply it. He wants us to succeed, to be his friend, to get through trials and tests. If we choose to serve him properly (and he doesn’t leave us guessing how to do that, he tells us how in the Bible), he will be our friend, the best friend you could ever have.

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Today’s card is made using juno Pellucid

The coordinating Frame Clusters below are included in the card download.juno Pellucid Frame Cluster webjuno Pellucid Frame Cluster 2 web


Heart Complete: 5.5″ sq

September 23, 2014

_ccrl Heart Complete 5.5in sq

The eyes of Jehovah are roving about through all the earth to show his strength

in behalf of those whose heart is complete toward him.

2 Chronicles 16:9

What does friendship with God mean? Today’s scripture shows that Jehovah is looking for opportunities to show his strength in behalf of those whose heart is complete toward him.

What does Jehovah see when his eyes find you and me?Doodles076 copy_juno Pellucid

Today’s card was made using the free digital kit, juno Pellucid

and the sketch below from retrosketches

The juno Pellucid Papers are available for download shortly at Juno’s Place.

EDIT: The juno Pellucid Papers are available now.

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The blank Journalling Mat is included in the card download.

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Abraham, God’s Friend: A2 4.25″ x 5.5″

September 22, 2014


Abraham put faith in Jehovah, and it was counted to him as righteousness,

and he came to be called Jehovah’s friend.

James 2:23

Are you careful about who you choose as your closest friends? Would it surprise you to learn (as it did me), that God has chosen certain ones to be his close friends? What would you and I have to do to “be called Jehovah’s friend”?

Abraham “put faith in Jehovah”, as the scripture above says. Jehovah also said to him, “You have listened to my voice” (Genesis 22:18)

Was Abraham the only one described in these terms in the Bible? No. Have a look at Acts 13:22 and Daniel 9:23 as well, for example.

To the Israelites, Jehovah said, “Obey my voice and I will become your God and you yourselves will become my people. (Jeremiah 7:23)

Today, if you and I obey Jehovah and listen to his voice, we too can become his friends!

Learn more about How Can you Become God’s Friend at JW.ORGDoodles076 copy_juno Pellucid Papers

Today’s card is American A2 size, 4.25″ x 5.5″

Made using my latest free digital kit, juno Pellucid, the Papers of which you can see above,

and the Sketch below from Freshly Made Sketches.

I’ll be posting the kit asap on Juno’s Place.FMS154

The above blank Journalling Mat and the full size 5.75″ Blue Birds are included in the card download.

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Keep Seeking First God’s Kingdom

August 18, 2014

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 “Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these other things will be added to you.

Matthew 6:33

A very appropriate scripture since it’s the theme of the upcoming District Convention 


22-24 August

CityWest Conference & Event Centre

Saggart, Co. DublinDoodles076 copy

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This month I’m taking part in a world-wide campaign letting people know about the wonderful website, JW.ORG. It features many thought-provoking answers to ” life’s big questions” as the promotional leaflet shown below says.

As well as getting help in finding where those answers are in the Bible, you can listen to/read the Bible online in up-to-date, modern English. There are videos if you’re a visual learner, dramatic Bible readings if you like to listen, special items for children and young adults, songs, full length movies of Bible events – and that’s just scratching the surface. If English is not your first language, there’s a choice of 680 languages, including many sign languages.

Why not pop over for a visit now and have a look around? There’s a section on the bottom right where you can request a free Bible study at a time and place that suits you. And you can watch a 3.5 minute video “Why study the Bible?” while you’re there  :-)

If studying online suits you better, I’m available. You can email me at to arrange a study via Skype, Gmail Chat or Google Hangout, or to arrange just a chat and a demonstration if you’d prefer to get an idea of what it’s all about first. I don’t usually use the video feature on Skype or Hangout. It makes for a smoother connection and no need to worry about a bad-hair day! There’s no charge, no obligation and I don’t bite. Promise!


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  Today’s card is made using juno Petrichor


…and retrosketch#127

I’m too late to submit it to the Sketch Challenge but I already had that great feather in my kit so I couldn’t resist using the sketch anyway!

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The above cluster and the full size pennant which coordinate with juno Petrichor are included in the card download.


Love Hopes All Things and District Convention

August 14, 2014

_ccrl Love Hopes All Things

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1 Cor 13:7

_juno Fioritura

This card was made using juno Fioritura

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…and this card sketch from Freshly Made Sketches



The Journalling Mat and full-size 6in Bird are included in the card download.Doodles076 copy

District Convention Ireland 2014


This year’s District Convention in Ireland takes place the weekend of Aug 22-24

Venue: CityWest Conference & Event Centre

Saggart, Co. Dublin



You can download a pdf of the above Invitation for a closer look HERE - No Invitation is need for access. Everyone is welcome. You can also read and/or download the complete Program Schedule. Find it by typing “convention” into the Search box on the top right of the home page at JW.ORG and it should be the first result displayed. You can also watch a video about our conventions HERE and HERE . There are lots of other videos about conventions from previous years as well if you’re curious about what happens there.

If English isn’t your first language, you can click on the box that says “English” at the extreme top right and select from 680 languages! (including many Sign Languages)

If you’re visiting our convention for the first time and can only come for part of the weekend, it might be helpful to look at the program and decide which talks/dramas you really don’t want to miss. For myself, I don’t want to miss a single minute of all three days!  ccrl-Hand-Tag


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