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

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Giving thanks for summer

Todays card is one that I've made for the design team over at the Gruffies and Guests Challenge blog. The challenge starts today and the theme is Summer. There is a fantastic prize...a £15 voucher for use at the fabulous Scribble and Scrap shop. How exciting is that?! I do hope you will pop over for a look and why not have a go. As most of you know I just adore the Gruffies, Hoppers and House mouse images....for this challenge I have made 2 cards. This is the first..featuring the adorable house mice cooling down on some ice cubes. Tomorrows card will be featuring a hopper. The image comes from the fantastic House Mouse triple cd from Joanna Sheen.

For this card I mounted the image and the backing paper onto some wonderful holographic pink card.I made a border of the same card and then decoupaged some flowers cut from the backing paper onto it.I also mounted the greeting on the holographic and then added another of the decoupaged flowers. I just love the image of the mice trying to cool down on the ice many times have I wished (being a lady of a certain age) that I could do the I have spent many a hot day with an electric fan pointed straight at me. And I can say that trying to craft with a force 10 gale blowing is a little hard work

I'm happy to say that the weather here today has been was a joy to take Reg wheeling today. The only problem I had was that my gloves were still wet. They are leather and make such a difference when pushing myself but they take an absolute age to dry out. But all in all it was a lovely wheel today. We all had a spell at the turnaround tree...with Jeff stretched out as normal on the grass. The only thing that marred the trip was the amount of dog poo which needed to be picked up. I know I don't have to do it..after all you are only responsible for your own dog but there was so much..something had to be done. I know who is responsible...they are here on holiday and have a total disregard for everyone else. They let their dogs roam unattended It's just not fair on everyone else. No doubt I shall be having words sometime soon..But back to happy thoughts now..the sun is shining and an afternoon of crafting lies ahead.

Well the coffee is calling...I'm sure that I'm fuelled by I hope you have a wonderful until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting

1 comment :

  1. Fabulous card Genny! i could have done with strecthing out on an ice cube yesterday lol
    have a great weekend xx