Wishes of Joy, Love and Peace via a Christmas Card!

I received an email telling me that another of my cards, which I’d made and sent to the USA, had arrived!  I cannot begin to tell you how filled with gratitude I am when I hear that something has arrived.  I think maybe it’s more of a joy to me when I’ve actually made something and put all my love into making that item for a special person.

This card was made for my most favourite of Rabbits.  Rabbit of  Rabbit Patch Diaries.  She’s a wonderful writer and has this magical way of picking me up and carrying me along with her as I read her posts.  Aww, I love her to pieces.

I wanted to make her a card for Christmas and send it to her, so I asked if I could, and she said yes!  I went to work and this is the card I made especially for my fabulous Rabbit blogging friend….

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The hearts, reading Joy, Love and Peace, are hearts I made myself, from a very lightweight, white clay.  Once they were dry (I always leave it for 24 hours), I coloured up the hearts using ‘Buff It’ (made by Pinflair).  The ‘Joy’ heart was done in Gold Buff It.  The middle (Love) heart was coloured using Red Buff It, and the ‘Peace’ heart was coloured using Pearl Buff It.

The Poinsettia flowers are handmade, with yellow glass beads at their centres, and they were kissed by the snow.  (Or rather: stuff I used as pretend snow).

Behind the flowers and leaves is a little muslin, some loofah strands, green moss, and some twigs – which are from my garden.  I was helped in the collection of said twigs, by Little Cobs.  He wasn’t quite as selective with the size of the twigs as he was with the collection of “tiny pine cones”, which I told you about a couple of days ago.  I was getting what could only be described as branches.  Large branches.  The type you’d make a fire with, but not the type you’d glue to a card.  Bless him.

There are pine cones fixed to the card, and you can just about see them in the photographs.  These pine cones were collected by Little Cobs, in his tin bucket, from the garden.

Finally …  I added a string of creamy pearls in different sizes.  Just to add a touch of ladylike glamour to the card.  What can I say….  I’m a twin set and pearls sort of gal.  And then I ended the card making session with ‘snow’.  (The same ‘snow’ which kissed the poinsettia flowers earlier on).

And that’s all there was to it!   😀

The card was my way of saying ‘Thank You’ to Rabbit for all the enjoyment I get from reading her posts.  So .. Thank You Rabbit.

The joy I receive from your blog posts is beyond measure.  Each post is book ended with love, and, when I get to the end of each post, it leaves me both filled with peace, and not wanting it to end.  Almost like a book that one is enjoying so much, that one doesn’t want the books final page to arrive.

Thank you Rabbit, for the wonderful reads, and ….oh,  for so, so much more.  May God Bless and keep you, my friend.

And … Thank You  my lovely reader, so much for coming and sharing some time with me.  It’s especially lovely to see you here I think because it’s Christmas.  It’s always so lovely to see friends at any time, but to see them at Christmas time is like a gift.  You  and your time, are as a gift to me.  So thank you, from my heart, for coming and spending some of your time with me.

Sending love, squidges and Christmas wishes ~

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23 Comments

  1. WOW, lovely card. Truly lovely. I am sure there were tears on the other end with this one as well. I have none as glorious as this as I am just getting started with paper again. You are an inspiration Cobs, thank you for sharing.
    hugs and unicorn kisses

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    1. Awww, thank you Soozy.
      I would love to see you crafting again .. I think you have some hidden talents that no one has seen yet. There is a creative vibe that I keep getting from you, and it’s as if you’re waiting for something to happen so that you know that the time is right for you to begin making.

      The time is now, Go do it Soozy.

      Tickled pink that you like the card.
      Thank you for the lovely comment, my beautiful blogging friend, and thank you for the hugs and the magical unicorn kisses. They’ve made me feel totally fabulous today.
      Sending love and BIG squidges ~ Cobs. xxx ❤

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  2. You are so talented lovely Cons! Absolutely the message we should be sending at Christmas ☺ I am so glad you posted today because it’s the last day of term and the end of a week wouldn’t be the same without you now! Squidges and blessings my lovely, Anna x

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    1. Hello Anna
      Aw how lovely to see you.
      Thrilled you like the card, and yes, Peace, Love and Joy really are the messages and wishes we need to be sharing, now and always.

      Thank you for coming Anna, and for your lovly comment.
      Have a blessed day, and, if I don’t ‘see’ you again before Christmas, I wish you and your family a truly beautiful Christmas. May you receive the blessings your heart longs for, and may you blessed in ways you didn’t even know you needed.
      Much love, and squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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    1. ohhhh, hello my wonderful Rabbit! 🐰
      So happy you saw that I’d posted about your card. 😊

      I was so relieved when I received your email saying that it had arrived. With all the mail that our post offices have to deal with at this time of year, I worried that something would be lost in the post forever.

      Over-joyed that you liked the card.
      Bless your beautiful heart.
      Sending oodles of love and squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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  3. Dearest Dearest Dearest Cobs,
    What a lovely and very Merry card!!!
    I’ve still been so busy with Christmas preparations – I’m having a house FULL of people this year. I’ve missed you terribly and can’t wait until everything settles down so I can get back to visiting with you.
    Wishing you and yours sleigh loads full of the very warmest and happiest of holiday blessings!!!
    I miss you!!!
    ~ Tami ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Aw Tami, you miss me? Well the only advice I can offer is . . . keep practising, and your aim will get better, I’m sure. [giggle] 🤣

      Thank you for coming and for your lovely message Tami.
      Wishing you a truly wonderful Christmas with your house full of people.

      May happiness settle itself upon your home, and may joy enter with each person as they arrive, and may love fill your home and hearts, now and forever.

      Wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy and joyous Christmas time.
      Sending love ~ Cobs. x ❤

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  4. omgosh another truly lovely card!!!! Just beautiful!!! I am always in awe of your creativity. I love that little Cobs helps you find all your wonderful materials. He is such a fantastic helper!!! The recipient is very lucky to receive such a lovely thoughtful gift. I am sure it will be treasured. I agree that Rabbit has a fabulous blog. =) I hope you and your family have a beautiful love filled Chirstmas! Merry Christmas! ❤

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    1. Hello Tam 😀
      Aw I’m tickled pink that you like the card.

      Little Cobs is indeed a fantastic helper, and really so very good at his ‘job’. He loves to help, and when I told him why I wanted the pine cones,or why I wanted the twiggy sticks he was really revved up and took his little black, tin bucket and would have been happy to collect for a couple of hours – even though he’d collected more than enough pine cones within about 15 minutes. Bless his beautiful little heart.

      Rabbits blog really is incredible, isn’t it! I could spend days and days there, just reading posts, as if reading a much loved book. She just has this way of writing which draws you in, settles you into a comfy chair, and then paints pictures inside the walls of your mind, as she tells you her story of her life – both past and present. I love her to pieces.

      Wishing you too a very happy Christmas. May peace, love and joy be yours.
      Love ~ Cobs. xxx

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    1. The Rabbit Patch Diary … is among the top blogs I adore to visit and spend time at. Rabbit has a way with words which shuts out the world and allows the reader to journey with her. Fabulous blog.

      Tickled pink that you like the card. Thank you, my lovely friend. ~ Cobs. xxx

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