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 March 2015

Gruffies and Guests...Flowers and Ribbon


Todays card is a design team make for the wonderful team at the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog. The theme for this month is Flowers and Ribbon. Why not pop over and join in the fun...there is a link to the challenge on the sidebar. The sponsors for this challenge are the great team at Bugaboo Digi stamps and they have kindly offered 7 digis as a prize. For my card, I have used an image from the Gruffies and Happy Hopper cdrom brought to us by Joanna Sheen.I mounted both the image and the backing paper onto some purple mirri and also made a border with the same.The border strip, I edged with some adhesive ribbon from my stash and placed the greeting at the bottom. I had some white flowers in my stash and decided to colour them to match in with the card. I used my promarkers to do this.

I'm having a lovely morning...I've been up since early because the athletics started at 8.30a.m...so I have been sat here working and watching all the action. For me it's a grand day on the television..with athletics and a triathlon this afternoon. Sometimes I wonder why I bother with the television, as there seems to be so much on that I don't want to watch. I don't do any of the soaps, don't like horror and am not that keen on a lot of the reality type shows. I'm getting that there is less and less on that I want to watch. But it's probably the same for most people.There's either nothing that you want to watch or there's 3 things that you rather quite fancy but they're all on at the same time..lol

The wind is still blowing herein the mountains. It carried on all night..with the cats spending a while just looking at the ceiling ...they must have been wondering if the ceiling would hang on. I was blessed last night with 3 furry little bodies wanting to share the heat of the electric blanket. Rave, Tankie and Sprout. Usually Tank and Sprout are on the bed, the minute that the blanket goes on..lol. By the time that I get to bed, both of them have usually got under the quilt and there is just two little heads popping out.They both have a little moan when I try to get into my bed. At the moment it's all quiet here as they are all sleeping off their breakfasts. The only trouble with giving them their breakfast early on is that they think that they should have another breakfast every time I move. I wouldn't mind but they have a top up bowl of biscuits downstairs.If you saw the fat little tummies that wander round this house, you would have to laugh.

Well the coffee is calling...come on Sparkle..where are you? He does make the most perfect brew. He has many good points I have to admit but his coffee making is superb. So I'm sending out a vibe...lol. I hope that you are all having a good weekend and that the weather is being kind to you, wherever you are. So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting

1 comment :

  1. Very pretty card; love the colors you used.

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