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

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

The Garden Lady

Todays card was an order for a very special lady who loves to garden .I came up with the idea to do a gatefold card and to put two hanging baskets on the front. The hanging basket dies are from the Signature die range from Joanna Sheen. The leaves are from the Tattered Lace die range and I made the tiny flowers using a pinflair punch. I really enjoyed making this card because you all know how much I just love fiddley jobs. I coloured the leaves using my copic markers.

I did a close up of one of the hanging basket so that you could see the detail of the hanging basket itself. There is nothing better than a good die that cuts cleanly every time and this was amazing..the detail on the chain just has to be seen to be believed.

On the inside of the card I have used an image from Joanna Sheens 'One Summers Day'. I also added some more flowers. I do hope that she likes it.

Well when I took Reg for a wheel, we had 4 of the cats with us...Jeff,Rave, Tank and Milky. It was really hot and they kept throwing themselves into the shade. But by the look of the sky, I don't think that the good weather is going to last long.The clouds are I'm expecting a lot of cats to arrive in a

I was thinking today about when I started this seemed a strange road to takebut I so wanted to share my cards. I have found some really good friends through the blog and have got to know some amazingly talented people. Living where I really need a hobby..and I had the added complication of being disabled and housebound for a lot of the time. Crafting really saved my sanity and brought a great deal of joy to my life. Henry, bless him, was always proud of what I did..even though he hated the I remember once he was taking the mickey out of me for using glitter and I ended up throwing a pot at him. Glitter was everywhere..the dogs, the cats and Henry were covered in purple glitter. We laughed and laughed. I am truly blessed with all my wonderful memories. I remember an old saying that my Gran used to say..God gave us a memory so that we could have roses in December..I really didn't know what she meant then but I do now. Even on our darker days we only have to remember happy times. I will continue to count my matter how small.

Well as I said there is now an influx of wet cats. So as the coffee is calling I'd better give my caffeine level a boost. So until tomorrow..take careand happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Lovely card, hope the person you made it for loves it.