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

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

A Flower for the Puppy

Todays card is made using a stamp from my stash. I know that it is a Sarah Kay image but sadly the original packaging has disappeared. I love this image and also adore the Sarah Kay range. They take me back to a happy time and was everywhere in the 1970s. For a change I coloured the image with my promarkers, which I think give a totally different look to the image.When deciding to make the card I picked up on the colour of her hat, finding a toning gingham paper and backing card. Just round the edge I did some faux stitching and embellished with some paper flowers from my stash.

I think that I was inspired to make this card because of all the music that I've been listening to lately. I've found some of my old cds and have been playing them while pottering in the kitchen. Last night I was listening to Smokie...Oh Carol,....Wild angels..Living next door to Alice..I have a cd with their greatest hits on it and goodness how it took me back. Mainly to the 7o's when I still believed in love and romance and a time when life hadn't turned me into a cynical old A time with no worries (and no bills), a time when I sat in a meadow and dreamed. I was raised a country girl and would often take myself to the river, picking flowers..with not a care in the world. It's hard for me to remember a time when I didn't have to live with pain but just listening to those songs allowed me to spend a happy time with memories. The children of the late 60's and 70's knew a different place to where we live now. I could spend hours out of doors, wandering the fields, without a care in the world. Isn't it strange how music can take you back to a place, how songs can help you recall a different time.

Well here today in the mountains we have returned to a rain lashed valley, with a wind that is making the slates on the roof rattle. Consequently all the cats are My airing cupboard which is waiting to be finished has become the chosen place to lie. There and the bed have been taken over. The four that are in the parlour are all fast asleep and quiet for a while..which in itself proves to be a miracle. Jeffrey and Pinkie are the loudest of the group and sometimes you just have to wish that they weren't quite so The pair of them have something to say about everything...mostly that they would like some more food. I think that the pair of them have hollow legs. Jeffrey eats a whole tin a day plus biscuits, plus treats,plus gravy bones from the dog walker..and he still complains. Mind you he is massive..he is now the biggest of my babies..he is now 49cm from his neck to the base of his tail and is still really only a youngster. If you ever hear of a black beast roaming the valleys of may well be

I managed to get all my orders off last night..thank now I'm trying to get ahead. The coffee is calling. so I think I shall enjoy a good dose of caffeine and then get on with some work. So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Lovely cards the last few days.

    I do love to read about all the antics the cats get up to, makes me giggle. Things have been crazy busy at work as the hospital is full along with all the others in the North West. I've been having real problems with nosebleeds recently which is leaving me feeling tired. Not really got into cardmaking yet after christmas but I have a couple of orders so I need to get thinking!