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, 2 August 2014

Boys will be boys

Todays card is one that I've made for the design team over at Gruffies and Guests. As you all know by now I just love the work of Ellen Jareckie of House Mouse when I discovered the Gruffies and the Happy Hoppers cdrom  from Joanna Sheen..I was over the moon. And then I was lucky enough to get onto the design team for Gruffies and Guests...well I was over the moon. The theme for the challenge this month was boys...and when I saw this image of the happy hoppers jumping around it just reminded me Henry and his friends jumping around when they were younger...It did involve a broken couch I have to So the challenge is up and running over at Gruffies and why not pop over and join in the fun. Our sponsers for this month are the wonderful team from Petals U and they are offering a £10 Lucky dip prize for this months challenge.

The card image and th greeting are from the same sheet from the cd, the backing paper is from my stash, as is the boys will be boys tag.To bring a bit of contrast I've added some black peeloffs. I hope you like it.

When I took Reg for his wheel today, we were joined by 5 felt like old times. Sick bay has now been dismantled..thank goodness. There was a bit of a moment here last night though. My friend was coming over and as she came in the gateway she was bitten by a dog next door. Now I know that it wasn't these dogs that attacked my cats as the cats have lived by them all their lives and have the sense to stop away. But I do have to say that they have terrorized every visitor to my house for a long time. They hang over the fence and many a delivery driver has ended up by the shed in an effort to stay out of their way. My friend has had to go to the hospital today to have a tetanus and now has antibiotics to take. I hope that this make the owners think about how they are going to restrain them in the future. But you never know.

Well the coffee is calling..and I'm feeling a little tired today.. hopefully the caffeine will help. So until tomorrow take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Great card, I like the peel-off border you have used.

    I hope your friend is OK after her ordeal with next doors dog. Lets hope the owners are suitably embarassed now?!