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

Friday, 6 December 2013

Cosy for Christmas

Todays card is featuring an Andrea Jayne Illustration 'Tulip' decoupage brought to us by Docrafts. This is really a lovely set of 4 (x2) diecut decoupage. I have featured another of these sets earlier in the year and have to say that I love the amount of detail in every picture. The backing papers are included in the pack. I have just added an embellishment from my stash. Both these sets are available from jb crafting supplies.
One of the questions that I get asked a lot of times is what type of glue I use. Believe me I have spent many years trying out different types and now I think I have found my regular few. I have always thought that the glue should be the best that I can afford which will the job I want exactly.So here goes. I use pinflair glue gel for any 3D work and anything that is awkward to stick down. For flat gluing of large areas I use Collall All Purpose. And for glitter I use Art glitter glue...I also use this for sticking flat diecuts down and for gluing in my inserts. In in doubt about anything I will always go for the pinflair glue gel. Son always says that I should have shares as I go through so much. I don't use the tape runner type ever because I discovered that after a while a residue will seep through the paper. I found this out after I had used a tape runner to glue an insert in and found the card after 3 months and discovered how horrible the insert looked on the inside. Now alot of the cards I make are ordered to be a keepsake and I want to make sure that the card will look as good as it can, on the inside and the outside, years later not just in a few weeks or months. I would like to add that I tested many different tape runners and they all ended up showing through. Also I don't use a cheap paper for my inserts...the very least that I use is a 120g paper. I use a 160g or greater for printing onto. I hope this helps everyone that has been asking.
Just to let you know..most of the decorations are now up..only the stockings and tinsel to go. Mind you..that is only in the parlour. The stairs, landing and kitchen are still to be done. The wreath will be going on the door all's Jeff is loving every minute and already removed an owl from the owl tree and carried it round before leaving it nicely on my chair. And I have to add that lametta is finding it's way onto the floor. And yesterday as I was painting and glittering the branches for the owl tree, Milky decided to run her tail along the length of the branch, causing her tail to become white and glittered. I can tell you it took some serious time with a baby wipe to return her tail to it's original
Well the coffee is calling..I hope you have a great day...take care and happy crafting.

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