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The designs on this page are intentionally Christian in flavour.  For  a further selection  of well-wishing and encouragement cards, please follow this link:


This was originally scribed to adorn the walls of the hermitage of a fellow solitary. In return I was sent an enormous monastic rosary, which is perfect for sleepless night vigils  -  it doesn’t get lost amongst the bed covers!  This design also makes an excellent greeting card for those who are suffering from poor health, or even a condolence card for the recently bereaved.  It is left blank so that you can adapt it to your own purposes.  Printed and hand finished on heavy textured card with a 120gsm laid envelope.  Lovely.

250: We are citizens of heaven.  Philippians  3:20

Reassurance & encouragement scribed from psalm 3  -  for anyone who is weighed down by the cares of life. Hand finished on heavy weight laid textured card (300gsm) with a luxury wove envelope (120gsm).  Standard size is perfect just to let them know you are thinking of them.  Presentation size - a beautiful card for display.

218: As for me.  Psalm 3

Originally scribed for a young man and his family who clung to the support of faith to sustain them through a really difficult experience.  It also happens to be a favourite psalm of mine, and immediately sprung to mind when I heard of the young man's circumstances.  Prayers for all who depend on their faith to get them through. +

380: My soul clings to you, O God

This exquisite little design was commissioned as a Christmas gift, framed and delivered in a gilt frame.  The ornate initials in the original were finished with gold calligraphers ink - available for an extra cost of £4 per A6 card, £5 per A5 card.  Please let me know in the message section of the order page.  

433: I lack nothing

I discovered this prayer in the tiny gift shop of a Carmelite Monastery.  Apparently it was written by a young novice who was finding the going tough!  I hope it makes you feel less alone.

410: Meeting Place

This thoughtful meditation was scribed, with permission, from the work of The Prayer Trust.  The original bookmark was sent to me as a gift from a friend who works amongst the poorest of the UK, serving at soup kitchens and night shelters.  It arrived with a request for prayers for all those she serves.  I hope you will join with me in praying for them, and for all who serve them.

409:  Prayer at the foot of the Cross