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, 2 September 2014

Country Cat

My excitement knows no limits today. As a member of the fabulous Crafting Musketeers design team, I have been lucky enough to work with this beautiful image by Helz Cuppleditch. I have made this card for the new challenge over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge blog. There is a fabulous prize of a selection of crafting goodies. Why not pop over and take a look at the prize and join in the fun.As with most of the designs I have been working with lately please be aware that all copyright to this image belongs to Helz Cuppleditch. I have to say it has been great to work with such a beautiful image. And a cat..what more could I ask I have coloured the main image with my copics and then mounted a die cut oval over the top. I then added some diecut leaves and some little flowers which I had drawn to match. These too were coloured with my copics. All of this I mounted onto some gingham paper from my stash, adding some lace and ribbon. And of course to comply with the challenge theme, I added some buttons. I think it is a really pretty card but then I am biased because of the cute little kitten on the image.

Today is a lovely day here in the mountains..I have just got back from taking Reg for a wheel. Today it took nearly an hour and a half...I was of course chatting. Reg had given up and taken himself to a shady spot and lay down. I'm sure he mutters to himself..god my mother can't half It was a lovely chat with a lovely lady..I think we put the world to rights and ended up finding out that we both loved painting. She is in process of having a studio put up. I am so lucky in a lot of ways that I share my days with some fabulously talented people. I strive everyday to become a little better at what I do and love to share the results. Only 2 cats came with us today..Jeff and Rave. Jeff has been in so much trouble this week, I could just do a blog based on his Last night I was making scones..yes I know..again..but I decided to make some apricot ones which I love. Well I had just finished chopping them and had turned round to get a bowl and there was Jeff pinching them. I shouted at him to get down..which he did, turned round to get the bowl and blow me..there he was again. He obviously like apricots too. The air I have to say was pretty blue. And the whole time he just looks at me as much to say what is your problem I have to say that my cats certainly keep me on my toes.

Well the coffee is calling and the work is piling up. I shall just have to focus, get my head down and get on with it. I hope you will pop over to the Crafting musketeers and take a look. There are some fabulous creations on there, made by the other members of the design team..a wonderful source of inspiration. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Todays card is soo cute!

    I can just picture the Apricot stealing scene-funny!!