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, 11 November 2014

Ginger Kitten

Todays card is a design team make for the wonderful team over at JB Crafting Supplies. The image is from the Stampendous stamps range. This one features a house mouse design by Ellen Jareckie. I loved this image of the kitten with the mouse asleep on it's head. I coloured the image with my copics. I intend to make another card using my watercolours and then will compare the two. There is so much detail in the stamp..and it stamps perfectly every time. Sometimes in life I really think you get what you pay for..and these stamps are an example of that. I have tried many different ranges and some I have to say are nothing but trouble. The paper and embellishments are from my christmas stash..which I add to every just can't resist.

The weather here in the mountains today is officially horrible.Most of the cats are in and have decided not to venture out. The only one that is going in and out is Milky. I think that she just loves getting wet. She goes out, gets so wet that she looks like she's been dipped in a bucket, comes in, shakes all over you, gets dry and then goes out again. And it's like that all day long. Many a card has been soaked by that darling

The kitchen is coming along, but I don't think it will be where I would like it do be for when the social services visit but they'll have to lump it. My new worktop and cupboards are looking fab and I can start to unpack. I've still got the tiling to be done behind the worktop, cooker and sink and there are two areas that need to be painted...a corner that I can't reach on my own and a little piece under the stairs which until I move everything, I can't get to. But yesterday I thought to myself that I've waited so long for the kitchen to become what it is now, I'm not going to ruin it by rushing just because social services make me so uptight. The bathroom, hall, landing and stairs have been done. I really bet that they don't I'll let you know how it all goes on Thursdays blog.

Well my friend has just arrived and has put the kettle on...I'm so So the coffee is calling and I've lots of work to do. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. I love todays card-my friend has a cute gi ger cat called Keiller, after the marmalade!

    Good luck tomorrow with Social Services!