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

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Gruffies and Guests...Love is all around


Today's card is a design team make for the wonderful team over at the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog. The theme for this months challenge is Anything goes with the option of Love is all around. The fact that Valentines is coming gave me the perfect opportunity to create a Valentines card. I just love this cute image with the little mouse with the love letter. I have decoupaged the image and mounted it onto some red holographic which has little hearts on it. I mounted the backing paper onto some of the same. I had to laugh at myself though..the little red sequin lips, I must have had them in my stash for about 10 years..I just knew that they would come in useful at some time..lol The challenge this month has been sponsored by the great team at Di's Digi Stamps and they have given a $10 voucher as a prize. It's a great challenge so why not pop over and take a look. I have seen so many of your cards and they've been fantastic..so why not enter one in the challenge.

As I'm sitting here typing this, I am amazed by how quiet it is in the house today. All the cats have had their breakfasts and it seems that everyone has gone to sleep. Oh the joy of the quiet moments..lol. Last night Reg had to share his bed with 3 of the cats. He looked mighty warm and cosy.He had Nicodemus, Oberon and Jeffrey  sharing his dog bed. I have to laugh at Jeffrey...he doesn't lie by the side of Reg but lies on top of him, stretched out. It looks so funny because he sleeps with his front legs out in front and they are always left dangling out over Regs head. As I look out of the window, I'm quite surprised to see that the sun is trying to shine...but goodness me it's cold. I've blankie on my legs..they really don't like the cold. Just looking across the room, I've also noticed that the cats in the duplex are watching Bargain Hunt on the television..for some reason they're absolutely engrossed. They're both on the upstairs platform, fascinated by Tim Wonnacott . Some friends of mine have just done a Bargain Hunt and should be appearing on the television soon. I'm really looking forward to seeing them on the screen...I'll have to tell the cats, to make sure they don't miss it.

Well the coffee is calling and I've decided to try and finish all outstanding work, so that next weekend I can spend the whole weekend doing an order for some 21st Birthday invitations. So I need to get everything together and get on...but caffeine is definitely needed. I also need to think what we're having for dinner tonight. I made the Lamb crumble the other night and it was just as fabulous as I remembered. Last night was toad in the hole with onion gravy. Tonight I have no idea...I hope that inspiration will come along. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. What a sweet card; love the image you used. Hugs

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