Saturday, July 20, 2013

Verses for Handmade Cards for all occasions

Here you will find verses for most occasions, if you need help with inserts please check my tutorials out,
if you have a verse to share please send it to me.
Here are some verses I have found, which might help.
I have a list of links on my main page for verses if you can not find what your looking for, If you can not do your own inserts, please email me and I will send you an insert by email.
Yvonne xx

Verses for Crafty friends

A Craftaholic’s Prayer
Dear Lord,
I’m going to need some notice
Before my days are done.
You see, I’m a craftaholic.
A fact not known to some.
My craft room, it is bulging
All corners, crannies and nooks
There's loads of boxes under the bed,
I hope no one ever looks
I tell myself when shopping,
“No more craft bits today,”
But the craft shops are like magnets
Drawing me their way.
I’m totally at their mercy
Just "need" a dozen of each.
Then I hurry home to hide them
Before the family starts to preach.
So Lord, I’ll need a little time
To dispose of all this stuff.
And Lord, can we just keep all of this,
Between the two of us

Crafts are here, crafts are there.
My craft supplies are everywhere.
I really should clean this mess,
But I like it, I must confess.
Floor is littered, chairs are piled,
Kitchen’s looking pretty wild.
On the table counter too,
Seems that any place will do.
Hall is stacked with cartons high,
Filled with things folks like to buy.
Garage is full, but so far …
There’s still room to park the car.
I never have an idle day,
New ideas come my way.
Don’t know yet what I’ll create,
But at least my imagenation’s great.
My family smiles, they don’t complain,
Although at times I am a pain.
But when all is said and done,
I really am a crafty one !!

The Obsessed Crafter 

I started out with just one topper, 
and then I bought some more. 
I decided that a shoebox would make 
an ideal store. 

Then as I added inks & pens,
my craft collection grew. 
So I bought a roomy plastic crate, 
it would last for years, I knew.

Embossing then became my thing, 
with powder & a heat gun. 
Metallics, tinsels, pearls & clear,
I soon had everyone. 

By now my lovely plastic crate 
was spilling everywhere. 
And my glitter glue collection 
lay scattered on a chair.

My husband started muttering 
& said things had to stop.
So I bought a huge old wardrobe 
at the local charity shop.

But after a while, 
I couldn't shut the door. 
And I put shelves in the spare room 
to accomodate yet more. 

Our house is now for sale, 
something larger being sought. 
By the way, did I show you, 
The latest stamp I bought!

The Crafter's Nightmare
A house that's clean and empty
No craft bits everywhere
No paper, paint or envelopes
No good ideas to share.

No hoards of empty boxes,
No articles to read
No stacks of fabric "just in case"
No bargains that I "need".

No books to tell you how to do
No books to tell you why
No books to tell you what is new
No pix to make you sigh.

No 'puter waiting patiently
No Forum for a chat
No coffee on the kitchen stove
No slippers on the mat.

No compliments
No "Oohs" or "Aahs"
No "How did you do that?"
No giggles, games or graphics
No "Just came in for a chat".

This is a Crafter's nightmare
I'm sure you'll all agree
but this could never happen
To folks like you and me! 

Poem by Susan A Banks

I have not written any of these verses myself, 
but found them on sites, 
which I have listed on my home page. 
you can find link to lots of different sites
 for poems and verses in the right hand column.
many thanks Yvonne 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Verses for Handmade Cards for all occasions

Here you will find verses for most occasions, if you need help with inserts please check my tutorials out,
if you have a verse to share please send it to me.
Here are some verses I have found, which might help.
I have a list of links on my main page for verses if you can not find what your looking for, If you can not do your own inserts, please email me and I will send you an insert by email.
Yvonne xx


As you start out together
Along life's busy road
Remember, bring your dreams with you,
They lighten every load
And then you will discover
As your journey starts today
That happiness walks with you
Hand-in-hand along the way


As your lives join in love forever,
and your hopes and joys twice increase,
may the road your hearts travel together,
be paved with God's perfect peace...
And may you delight in discovering,
as you walk hand-in-hand every day,
that throughout the course of love's journey,
God is with you each step of the way.
May the vows that you make today
Be the start of a wonderful journey together
A journey that will last a lifetime
A lifetime that begins with
The expression of love for each other
And your commitment to that love
On your Wedding Day

On your joyful wedding day,
You begin a brand new life.
Friends and family give their gifts
To a new husband and his wife.
But the greatest gift you'll ever get,
A gift from heaven above,
Is love forever, ending never,
Everlasting love.
You'll share life's joy and pleasure;
You'll have plenty of that, it's true.
But love is the real treasure
For your new spouse and you.
And if life hands you challenges,
As it does to one and all,
Your love will hold you steady
And never let you fall.
Your wedding day is full of joy;
Tomorrow you cannot see.
But one thing's sure for the two of you:
The best is yet to be.
May God will your Marriage 
With memories to treasure
Of faith and trust along the way
Of love too deep to measure
And bring to you as
Man and Wife
The happiness of knowing
That God who fills your cup of life
Will keep it over flowing
Love is patient, Love is kind,
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud, it is not rude,
It is not self-seeking,
It is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil,
but rejoices with the truth.
Love always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.
Lover never fails

May all the precious moments
That set this day apart,
Stay with you long after
As keepsakes of the heart…
And often through the future
May you relive in thought,
The very many pleasures
This happy day has brought

Congratulations on your Anniversary

One by one each year flew by,
Since you both said “I do"
Fifty years of memories,
Shared by the two of you.
From big events and holidays
To simple daily pleasures,
Some tearful times along life’s way,
Some joys that can’t be measured
One by one each year now gone,
But still they’re yours forever
Each and every memory,
Of Fifty wonderful years together!

In forty years together
You've shared so many things
That's why this very special
Anniversary brings
To you, a wish that love,
Laughter, joy, contentment too
Will be yours to share throughout
The years ahead of you!
Happy Ruby Anniversary

New Baby Boy

Ten little fingers,
Ten tiny toes,
The sweetest of smiles
And a cute little nose.
All these add up
To a very special thing...
A New Baby Boy
The greatest of gifts
That life can bring.

New Baby Girl

Ten little fingers,
Ten tiny toes,
The sweetest of smiles
And a cute little nose.
All these add up
To a very special thing...
A New Baby Girl
The greatest of gifts
That life can bring.


Baby Twins

Twice the sugar
and twice the spice
two baby girls are
twice as Nice!
Double the giggles
and double the grins
Doubles the joy of
Baby Girl Twins
It's fun to hold and cuddle them 
It's fun to watch them grow 
And to dress them up & show them off 
To everyone you know
So it isn't hard to understand 
How happy you must be 
With darling little baby twins
Added to your family!

Christening Boy
                  You’ve been a special blessing 
since the day that you arrived,
Bringing so much happiness
and filling hearts with pride...
And now that it’s your
Christening Day, 
this brings a special prayer
That God will always keep
you in the shelter
of His care

Christening Girl
Welcome precious little child 
So fresh from God above,
Christened today in Jesus' name,
Held in his arms of love.
May angels guide your tiny feet
And bring you smiles to wear,
And may our Heavenly Father,
Always keep you in His care.

Birthday 1st

What a precious bundle of joy you are
Cute from head to toe
You melt our heart with your sweetness
Everywhere you go
You're a very special gift
Descended from heaven above
The most perfect little angel
Sent for us to love.

A One-year-old child is so many things -- 
A tiny discoverer of butterfly wings, 
A hugger of Teddies, 
A sweet sleepyhead, 
And someone to dream for in bright years ahead...

A year's gone by, 
How time has flown, 
We can't believe 
How Rian's grown 
He's such a joy 
And so much fun, 
Oh my!
My Nephews
Turning One!

 You're as cute as a bug 
So precious to hug 
A darling child 
Who's nice to be near. 
So.. hope turning one 
Is happy and fun 
And takes you along 
To a second great year

This card for you is just to say,
this year's been so much fun.
Enjoy your Birthday sweetheart,
now that your turning ONE.

You're a very special God Son
who's loved in every way. . .
for bringing joy and laughter
to each and every day.
So happy and so full of fun
and such a good boy too
you make the world a nicer place
with everything you do.
So now that your 1st Birthday's here
may all your dreams come true. .
for no-one else deserves them more
than a special boy like you.

Change wording  for Girls

Birthday 13th
When it comes to Grandson’s
There's lots of them about
But you're the very very best
Of that, there is no doubt
Of all the days to celebrate, 
This one out shines the rest, 
Here's hoping that your
Is your happiest and best
Welcome to your teens.

Change wording for girls

Birthday 18th

Well Grandson it's arrived at last
That milestone age has come so fast
Now you are legally allowed to vote and drink
Although the latter is not new to you I think
But now it's all legal so that's alright
You can visits bars legally
and get plastered tonight

Birthday 21st
How could it be so long ago 
You were just a babe in arms 
Melting everybody's heart with all those baby charms. 
How could the years have gone so quick 
It seems like yesterday 
When you were just a little girl running out to play. 
Did somebody put forward the precious hands of time 
And turn our daughter into a woman so sublime. 
For here you are today all grown up and lovely too 
A warm and gentle person so special through and through. 
And all those childhood charms you had 
Have grown with you each day 
And made you much more special 
Than words could ever say. 
So Jill (Jack), may all the dreams
You hold within your heart 
Come true and bring you happiness
on your 21st.
Birthday 30th

Birthday 40th
(name here)
On reaching the big Four “O”
I guess you could write a great big book
About everything you know
4 Decades of living
Is something to be proud of?
You’ve done so much
Achieved so much
And still you’re on the go
Motor Bike, pipe bands,
The list goes on and on
Of all the things you’ve done in life.
And more that’s yet to come
You are an inspiration
To everyone one you know
So don’t start letting us down 
Cos you’re now over the hill

Because today is a special birthday
It's insufficient to merely do
The sending of one simple birthday wish
To last not just today, but the whole year through.
So on this your 40th birthday
You get not one wish, but many more
To get you through to this time next year
Here's 364
Have a wonderful birthday
A wonderful year
A wonderful life

40 year ago today
They placed you in my arms
I became a mother
Bewitched by all your charms.

You learned to walk, to read
Each day brought something new
No more our little Girl
You hurt, we cried, you grew

Sometimes you didn't need us
didn't want to hold our hands
Your independence made you proud
But us a little sad.

In your struggle to be free
Sometimes we didn't get along
But we are always on your side
We'll always be your mam and dad

You can't stop time, can't hold it back
Can't stop the ocean's tide
The good person that you are
Fills our heart with pride

There are so many things we want to say
but “thank you” is the most
For our 3 wonderful Grand Children
You’re Bravery and your strength
For the wonderful daughter you are
And the terrific mother you’ve become

In our eyes there is no one like you
We’re so proud of who you are
Our pride and joy, we love you
Our Darling (name here)
I will add more as I find them

Birthday 50th

So you are finally fifty;
Happy birthday on the big Five-Oh.
I guess you could fill a great big book
With everything you know.
A whole half century of living
Is nothing to sneeze about,
So if you're a little patched and worn,
Don't you dare frown or pout.
Ignore things that make you feel old;
It's really great to be fifty.
You're smart, attractive and good company,
And I still think you're nifty!



The things we feel the deepest 
Are the hardest things to say
But dear husband you must know 
How much I love you anyway
And now that it's your 50th 
I'm hoping you'll know too
How much I'm wishing happiness 
With all my heart for you


I know how often I took you for granted 
When I was growing up back then. 
I always assumed you'd be there 
... I needed you 
And you always were. 
But I never really thought about what that meant 
Till I got older and had a family of my own, I began to realise,
How much time and energy you spent.... 
Devoting your life to your Children

So, for all the times I didn't say it before, 

Thank you, Mum 

I love you very much.
There's a special kind of closeness
that only families know,
that begins with childhood trust
and deepens as you grow.
There's a special kind of happiness
in sharing little things,
the laughter, smiles, and quiet talks
that daily living brings.
There's a special kind of comfort
in knowing your Dad's there,
to back you up, to cheer you up
to understand and care.
Of all the treasures life may bring,
Our family means the most.
And whether near or far apart,
that love will hold us close. 

This can suit Mum or Dad just change the wording.
Birthday Sister

A world of wishes,
Meant especially for you,
May all the nicest things be yours
Today and all year through!
Wishing you special happiness,
wonderful memories...
and all the best
On your birthday and every day.

Paul you're always thought of
And this card is meant to show
That you're someone
who's remembered
more often than you know
Hope your day
is special
For good wishes
are sent to you
That happiness
will always come
To a Brother
as wonderful as you.
Birthday General

A world of wishes,
Meant especially for you,
May all the nicest things be yours
Today and all year through!
Wishing you special happiness,
wonderful memories...
and all the best
On your birthday and every day.


Retirement is a time
for feeling
glad to be alive,
A time when
Friendships blossom and
enthusiasms thrive.
A chance to do the special things
you always wished you could.
Retirement is a special time
for knowing...Life is good.


Retirement Blessing

A time of life to happily recall,
The things you’ve done,
The friends you’ve made,
The meaning of them all.
For now you have the right,
To feel a sense of pride,
And know the time has come,
For you to set your work aside…,
You’ve earned some well- deserved,
Respect and warmest wishes too,
That your retirement days will be,
Enjoyable to you

Thinking of you

This morning when I wakened
And saw the sun above,
I Softly said, “Good Morning Lord,
...Bless everyone I love!”
Right away I thought of you
And said a loving prayer
That He would bless you specially
And keep you free from care!
I thought of all the happiness
A day could hold in store;
I wished it all for you because
No one deserves it more!
I felt so warm and good inside
My heart was all aglow---
I know God heard my prayer for you
---He hears them all you know!

Thank you

New Home

An Irish Blessing

God Bless the Corners of this House
and be the Lintel Blessed
And Bless the Hearth
And Bless the Board
And Bless Each Place of Rest
Bless Each Door That Opens Wide
To Strangers and to Kin
And Bless Each Crystal Windowpane
that lets the Sunshine In 
And Bless the Rooftree Overhead
And Every Sturdy Wall 
The Peace of Man
The Peace of God
The Peace of Love to All

Get Well Soon

I’m sending this to let you know 
I think of you each day, 
And pray for your recovery, 
Hoping soon you’ll be okay. 
You’re going through a lot right now; 
You’re treatments can be trying; 
Remember while you do them 
It’s your problem you’re defying. 
Hold on to your positive attitude, 
And when things get hard to bear, 
Know that I am here for you; 
Remember that I care. 
And when you’re well and flourishing, 
Look back and realize, 
You learned what you were made of; 
That’s a reward that satisfies!
A bright and cheerful get-well wish 
especially meant to say, 
That many warm and
 friendly thoughts 
are with you every day


It will be the little things
that you will remember,
the quiet moments,
the smiles, the laughter.
And although it may seem 
hard right now,
it will be the memories
of these little things
that help to push 
away the pain 
and bring the smiles
back again.


If I could catch a rainbow 
I would do it just for you 
And share with you its beauty 
On the days you're feeling blue. 
If I could build a mountain 
You could call your very own; 
A place to find serenity, 
A place to be all alone. 
If I could take your troubles 
I would toss them in the sea, 
But all these things I'm finding 
Are impossible for me. 
I cannot build a mountain 
Or catch a rainbow fair, 
But let me be what I know best, 
A friend who's always there.

Life is like a bouquet 
And friendship like a flower 
That blooms and grows in beauty 
With the sunshine and the shower 
And lovely are the blossoms 
That are tended with great care 
By those who work unselfishly 
To make the place more fair. 
And like the bouquet's blossoms 
Friendships flower grows more sweet 
When watched and tended carefully 
By those we know and meet 
And like sunshine adds new fragrance 
And raindrops play their part, 
Joy and sadness add new beauty 
When there's friendship in the heart. 
And if the seed of friendship 
Is planted deep and true 
And watched with understanding, 
Friendships will bloom for you.


Irish Blessings

An Irish Birthday Blessing

May you live a long life

Full of gladness and health

With a pocket full of gold

As the least of your wealth

May the dreams you hold dearest

Be those which come true

May the kindness you spread,

Keep returning to you.

Leaving home

Give Mother a hug
Father a kiss
The time has come
we have talked about it
Many times before,
But the time is now
Fake a smile
And turn away
Start alone
I must leave everything i know
Into a world
One i do not understand
Hoping to find out
Who I truly am
Letting go of their hands
I am off
Not looking back
This is my time my journey
I have to do this my way
I walk in a girl
I will walk out a woman
Ready to face the world

Perfect for a young girl leaving home or starting college


Farmer and Farm Blessing

A Farmers Blessing

Thank You, Lord, for all your gifts,
The sunlight bright and warm,
The winter snow and summer rain,
that helps us on our farm.
Thank you for the mild spring days,
so perfect for planting seed.
And send a little rain our way,
You know exactly what we need.
Protect our crops out in the field,
from the raging summer storms.
And fill the rows of tasselled stalks,
with golden yellow corn.

Please help us, too, at harvest time,
to gather in the yield,
the blessings of your bounty.
From a thankful farmer’s field. 
But most of all,
Bless my Wife and Family
Keep the Sheep and Cattle safe
Please protect them on our land
Dear lord.
I love them all you see.

A Farmer's Prayer

Make sunrise early and the sunset wait;
make summer early and the winter late!
Allow the crops to sprout and thrive
and give me hope to man the drive.
Please let the raindrops fall at night
and keep the ground firm in daylight.
Make all my callouses a bit more tough
when times are hard and life gets rough.
Please, bless the plough that parts the furrow
and earth in which our hopes shall burrow.
Supply enough of sweat and blood
to drive on when bad luck should flood.

Dear Lord,
I ask you bless the seeds
and spare them from the choke of weeds.
Help them arise from in the ground
and bear enough to go around.
But most of all...
Please keep my spirit in your palm
my will intact, my body strong,
my family close, my faith untaxed,
my heartbeats tight, my laughs relaxed!

by JM Kenyon

An Irish Blessing
For your farm

May the rain
Sweep gently
A cross your fields
May the sun
Warm the land
May every seed
You have planted
Bear fruit
And the late summer
Find you standing
In fields of plenty