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

Friday, 16 January 2015

A Jiggery Makery Princess

Todays card is a design team make for the great team over at Jiggery Makery. She is called Princess and is available to buy as a digi from Adele over at Jiggery Makery. As I said yesterday I don't do many of these type of images but I have to say that I've had so much fun playing with the colours. This image reminds me of all the pictures that I loved to colour when I was a little girl. I adored designing the colours of her dress. In the end I've settled again for green and purple. I can't help myself..they are my favourite colours. I also loved playing with the colour of her hair. For someone who has stepped out her comfort zone...I can highly recommend it. I have so much fun I just can't tell you. I have coloured her with my copics. She is layered onto some green mirri and edged with purple mirri. I used a punch to create 2 borders and added lace strips. The outer ribbons have also been embellished with some silver bows. I then finally added some jewels to her dress and hair.

I really feel as if I've done a full days work already today and yet I've still got loads to do. I was up at 7.30 this morning seeing to the cats, then I took 2 pens down and cleaned the parlour. At 9 I was on the phone making enquiries about the defibs and also speaking to the treasurer of the village group. I've still got 4 phonecalls to make, as well as a long line of work. I'm currently working on some ideas for invitations for a party. I've got some ideas and know that I want it to be art deco and black,silver and purple. But I can't decide on the shape yet. Because the customer is so special, the invitations need to be equally special. I've been visited by Sparkle and Virgo today...bless them. I would just like to add that Sparkle is a gentleman...I know that a few of you thought he was a

The weather is quite a bit brighter does feel as if it's going to get colder but at the moment there is a little bit of sunshine trying it's hardest to get through. Saying that though we did have a good dose of hail earlier. Now the weatherman has said snow again but we will still have wait I fear. Only two of the cats have gone out, the rest are in their usual places. There will be a lot of sulky cats later as they have eaten their way through a whole large sack of cat biscuits and will have to wait until next week before they can have any. Mind you it doesn't matter just how much they eat...they still think that they're hard done They have their tinned food for breakfast and supper and biscuits for those little moments in between. We won't even mention the treats and the If you saw all the little fat tummies you would have to laugh when they're telling you that they're starving. And while I remember..they do steal anything that is forgotten to be put

Well the coffee is calling and I'd better get on with my jobs. I think tonight it will be an easy dinner. I have a pizza in the freezer..a plain one but I have lots of bits that I can find to add to it and then I think it will be chips. I am craving toad in the hole with onion that will be appearing soon on the dinner I hope that you all have a great weekend. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Lovely card. The weather here has finally calmed down a little. i'll have to brave it up to the greenhouse tomorrow & check it has survived the gales. It's set on a high bank quite a distance from the house.

    Nice to read your daily goings on.