Coming down out of the freezing sky with its depths of light, like an angel, or a Buddha with wings, it was beautiful, and accurate, striking the snow and whatever was there with a force that left the imprint of the tips of its wings — five feet apart — and the grabbing thrust of its feet, and the indentation of what had been running through the white valleys of the snow — and then it rose, gracefully, and flew back to the frozen marshes to lurk there, like a little lighthouse, in the blue shadows — so I thought: maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us — as soft as feathers — that we are instantly weary of looking, and looking, and shut our eyes, not without amazement, and let ourselves be carried, as through the translucence of mica, to the river that is without the least dapple or shadow, that is nothing but light — scalding, aortal light — in which we are washed and washed out of our bones. Author

Monday, 2 December 2013

A Booful Christmas

Todays card is featuring the really cute Booful. I have been asked to make a collection of christmas cards featuring this cheeky you will be seeing him on and off this week. The image is decoupaged. For the card I have layered some gingham paper onto some kraft card and added a border of ribbon. The corner I have embellished with some holly leaves and a couple of pine boughs. It really is a simple little card but there is something so endearing about Booful. I hope that you like it.
The excitement of christmas has arrived in the house and the decorations are on their way out of their boxes. First we have to move the furniture may sound strange but we have to make way for the christmas tree and it's table. You see the tree has to be wired to the wall. Yes, I know that it sounds strange but if we don't wire it , then we will spend all christmas picking it up. The cats have a tendancy to climb it and play with the baubles. And our ginger cat..Icabod has to be watched all christmas..he loves to run off with the tinsel and lametta. Everyone that visits or is here over the festive season knows to be on Icabod Many years ago, when I had a real christmas tree, I can remember lying in bed listening to the sound of christmas baubles pinging onto the floor. Nothing could have prepared me for the devastation that awaited me in the morning. What greeted my sleepy eyes was a totally undecorated tree with 2 cats lying on it's branches. They obviously thought that they made better decorations. Every time I've tried to have a real tree the same thing has happened. So these days we have an artificial tree. And even that has to be wired to the wall!! To add to the chaos that reigns in the house ..this christmas we have a kitten..well he's 7 months old..called Jeff and this will be his first christmas. So no doubt christmas will have a bit of added sparkle...probably on the floor!
Well the kettle is boiling so I'm off for brew. I hope your preparations are going well...with or without cat until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

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  1. I think I have some Christmas Booful images in my stash somewhere waiting to be used . your image is way cute. Good luck with the Christmas tree and the cats. Mine only ever went for the ornamental red apples which we always hung on the bottom
    branches. Once they had knocked them all off for some reason the rest of the tree lost interest to them!! Hugs Mrs A.

  2. I could not resist popping over for a look. I love Boofle and your card is gorgeous.
    Don't envy you with the cats. Our old dog used to like two ornaments that hung on the bottom of the tree, a wooden soldier and a set of bells. Even though she has been gone 11 years they still get hung on the bottom of the tree for her! Daft I know!

  3. Oh what a great card, I love Boofle too :) I did grin about the tree saga - somewhere I have a card on my blog that sums it up perfectly - let me go and have a look: this is it. Remind you of any puddy tats you know? :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  4. They sound like little monkeys!
    Shatterproof ornaments would be good, I think!!!

    Your card is so will be fun to see the others too!

  5. Aww . .. gotta love Boofle. So cute.

    Sarn x