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

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Exciting News

Todays card is another featuring the wonderful digi designs of Adele Bradwell aka Jiggery Makery. I have so enjoyed working on these designs and there are more in the pipeline. This sassy lady is eating her strawberries and cream rather than having a game of tennis. The backing paper is another from the Pretty Tuff cdrom by Polka Doodles. The doiley is made with with a tonic die. The flowers that I used, I made using a stamp from Chocolate Baroque which I heat embossed with gold and then coloured and jewelled. The greeting is one that I made up because that's just how I feel most of the The image I coloured with my copics. As always I must state that all copyrights belonging to the digi design of the lady remain the property of Adele Bradwell. To see more of her images and find out more, please get in touch with Adele through her facebook page Jiggery Makery

Today I have some more exciting news. Yesterday I was given the chance to join the wonderful team over at The Crafting Musketeers. So I was more than delighted to become a member of their very talented design team. I have been looking through the work of the other members of the team...and it took my breath away. There are some supremely talented and inspiring crafters on the team...I will have to be on my A game. But I'm really looking forward to working with them. Since beginning my crafting journey, I have met some wonderful people..more than happy to share their knowledge and love of crafting.

Well I took Reg for a wheel today, alongside 5 of the cats. Tankie spent her whole time rolling in the cut grass and flinging it over everyone else.Jeffrey was the only male among the group and I have to say that today he spent most of the walk being henpecked. He will wind the ladies up every day in one way or other and then wonders why they get their own back. It made me laugh today..his innocent ..(lol) face, looking shocked that they would gang up on him. It's very hot here again..they keep threatening more rain but it's not here yet. We had a small spell yesterday but then it was fine. My friend visited from Liverpool and he told me that it was hammering down there last night when he got back. It makes a change I have to say...most of my visitors usually tell me that they have never had anything but rain in Cwm.

Well the coffee is calling and then I'm off to win the battle of the watermark. Adele from Jiggery Makery has designed me a beautiful watermark for use on my cards but I'm just so thick when it comes to But today I'm off to fight the good fight and hopefully master the beast. I will let you know how it goes. Keep your fingers crossed for me. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting...

1 comment :

  1. Lovely card.

    Well done on joining another design team.