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, 5 August 2014

Dotty about his bike

Todays card is one I made for the design team over at the wonderful JB-Crafting Supplies.The card is made using the fabulous cdrom 'Pretty Tuff' brought to us crafters by Polka Doodles. I've been spending the last week making cards suitable for the males in your friends and family. Todays card is for the younger ones. I love this cd not only for the amount of different from the norm images but because of the amount of really great backing papers. The really exceptional thing about the papers is the range of colours in each pattern. And there is such a selection, should you need a paper for another craft project..the chances are you would find one here.I have a number of cds from Polka Doodles and have always found them to be easy to work with  and a joy to have in my library. One this card I used 2 of the toning backing papers which I layered onto the card. I then cut an oval from a plain blue card and added the image onto that oval. I just added some peeloffs and some card candi. All I need to add is a greeting at some later date.

I have the feeling that we are in for some rain some time soon. Reg got taken for a quick wheel today...I didn't fancy getting caught in a downpour. We were joined by Milky, Jeff,Rave  and Tankie. The side of the verges had been mown this morning...well the cats thought that it had only been done for their enjoyment and spent the whole time tumbling in the piles of grass..just like children playing in leaves...they were grabbing pawfuls and throwing it in the air. Well that obviously caused some hilarity on the road..which then caused them all to go giddy and they were all playing chase me in and out of the wild raspberry They are all now exhausted, lay on the studio roof.

Well the coffee is until tomorrow ..take care and happy crafting

1 comment :

  1. Great image on your card, perfect for a young male.