Colour Your World International Blog Hop – Trust God

Colour Your World International Blog Hop – Trust God

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Colour Your World April 2016

I’m so excited to be part of this international group of amazing Stampin’ Up! demonstrators!  Each month, on the third Tuesday, we will post a project using the featured colour palette.

Click on the “Next” button and you will “hop” over to the next blog.  If you get lost you can click on the links below.  We hope you enjoy our projects – please leave a comment and let us know what you think!


Yay! It’s blog hop day! And we have got a wild and wonderful colour palette for you today! The team did laugh at me when I vehemently stated that I would not be using Tangerine Tango! Orange is so not me, and there are some tests that even I struggle with, so I put my design foot down and we agreed that it’s okay to use some or all of the colours rather than an insistence. Phew!

We also do have a few of us that saw one of the colours as Sahara Sand and some of us saw it as Smoky Slate. You decide!


Colour Your World International Blog Hop - Trust God

My card is one that is touching my heart right now. God is Love. Last week saw my wonderful Mum, who you know is a huge support to me, go into hospital for a hip replacement. She’s been in constant pain for the best part of 2 years now, and just 4 weeks ago we decided to bypass the NHS and go Private and in a very short space of time, she was booked in and her hip was replaced.

That morning I sat in my car after dropping off the children and prayed that the surgeon’s hands would be precise. That the theatre staff would be well rested and attentive and without problems that may have overflowed into work. Later that day when I went to visit Mum she told me that as she was wheeled into the anaesthetic room she saw a familiar face. An old colleague of hers that she’d worked with was there (Mum is a former theatre nurse herself, although in an NHS hospital) and they were able to get a few moments together before she went off to sleep. She told me how comforted she was by that.  So God was watching over her. Her operation went well and while in considerable pain, it’s a different pain. The start of being pain free I guess.

So God is Love. Always watching and always listening.

Sam x


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colour your world next colour your world previous

Alison Solven – Canada

Alisa Tilsner – Australia

Patsy Waggoner – USA

Sophie Prestrelle – France

Kerstin Kreis – Germany

Sharlene Meyer– New Zealand

Sam Hammond – UK            <——- YOU ARE HERE!!!!

Barbara Meyer – Austria

I hope you enjoyed this project, please do use the hostess code to get free product! (hostess code shown in the top right of my blog for the current one!) Learn more HERE. If your order is over £150, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!



Sam Donald

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

You can buy Stampin’ Up! online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop link on the right hand side, or within this blog post.

You can also join Stampin’ Up! through similar links too! I have various FAQ and joining Stampin’ Up! pages on the blog, so do click around! 

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  1. Doreen Collins says:

    beautiful card..beautiful sentiment! sending every good wish for your mum’s recovery xx

  2. Belinda Litsch says:

    Beautiful! I love todays sentiment…God is love indeed… sending all the very best for her fast recovery…

  3. So nice and oh so true xx hope your mum doing well

  4. Lovely Sam! My son is sitting here with me, and he says you should have put an orange button on the card too – lol!
    Glad your Mum’s surgery went well, she’ll be up and dancing in no time.

  5. Beautiful card!

  6. Oh, Sam! You made me cry! I pray for your Mum and that she heals speedy quick and that all is well!

  7. Sue Gates says:

    Lovely card. Sending healing thoughts to your mum. Hope she recovers quickly x

  8. So pleased to hear your mum is on her way to full recovery, its hard work for the patients but so worthwhile, I worked on an Orthopedic ward for 3 years,
    prayers never go unanswered Sam..xx

  9. Tana Lewis says:

    Oh Sam, just went through this with my dear cousin, who like your Mum, was in constant pain. (bone on bone) She is in therapy right now and is doing great. I know your concern and thoughts but our God who is great hears our prayers and answers in ways we may never know. Thank you for making my day by sharing this. God is good and I will enjoy the blog hop each month. Smiles and hugs to you and your Mum. I pray a fast recovery for her. Tana Lewis

  10. Clean and Simple and yet elegant. Wonderful card for you Mum.

  11. Gorgeous card, am going to CASE it right NOW!

    Glad your mum is recovering well, painful knees are just horrid.

    Take care 🙂

  12. I like your card it’s so beautiful.
    I hope your Mum is recovering fast and wish her all the best. Hugs to you and your Mum

  13. Annie Jasper in NH says:

    I hope it comforts you to know that because of your post there are people all over the world praying for your mother right now, asking God to grace her with a complete and speedy recovery!

  14. I love the simplicity and beauty of your work. When you share about your family I think, “Wow! How does she do it all?!” But you demonstrate it can be done. Clean, classic, complete and oh so pretty! Thank you! Prayers for your Mum and the family.

  15. Twila Franklin says:

    Thank you for the beautiful card. I love your style. We will continue to pray for your mum. Thank you. Twila

  16. Glad to hear your mom is doing OK. God is Love!
    The stamp and card are beautiful!

  17. Thanks for sharing your card and your story. God is so good.He places his comfort in places we least expect.

  18. Lovely card Sam! I’m going to miss that Dotty Angles stamp set. Hope your Mum is recovering well. S

  19. Marilyn from USA-TX says:

    Hi Sam
    How are you and family? I am praying for you and your Mum and family.
    Keep the Faith, God is Good All the Time

    Take care,

  20. What an adorable, sweet, clean & fresh looking card. Love all the layers to add the dimension. Just so lovely.

  21. A lovely card and an even lovelier story.
    Hope your Mom is continuing to improve and that you are able to find time to visit her and help with her recovery. My mom recently broke her neck and although she was in the hospital , the healing was very slow. She is still not completely healed but I have been able to find time to stay with her for weeks at a time (I live 800 km away from her). Faith and time, love and caring……. what else can we give……… Take care of her and yourself.

  22. Nannie Annie says:

    Beautiful card and sentiment. Praying for you and your mum. Take care.

  23. Wishing your mother a speedy recovery, words truly meant. Thank you for all you do for us too.

  24. Sam, thank you so much for using your blog to not only share your love for card making, but also your faith. God puts us all here for a reason. It’s HIS plan, not necessarily our plan. He is allowing you to follow your dream with crafting and giving you this forum to show your love for him. There are people who have never heard about God or planted his seed. You are doing that here. Thank you and bless you. We also need to be reminded that we need to talk to him not only in our time of need. Feeling VERY blessed by this card today. Warm hugs from Indiana.


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