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, 21 April 2015

Gruffies and Guests..Patchwork

Todays card is a design team make for the wonderful Gruffies and Guests. As you know I just love these images. The current challenge is half way through and I thought it would be a great time to remind you all. Why not pop over and join in the fun. This months challenge is sponsored by the fabulous team over at Bugaboo Digi Stamps and they have offered a wonderful 7 digis as a prize.For this card I used this image from the House Mouse Triple cdrom. As the theme was patchwork, I also used this pretty paper from another Joanna Sheen cdrom..In Other Words, which features the artwork of Lois Miles. It is a wonderful cdrom if you are looking for a pretty paper. For todays card, I mounted both the backing paper and the main image onto some spring yellow card. I added a strip of lace and some extras that were on the printed sheet. I just love that little image of the mouse stitching. I also added a yellow bow and a greeting. I think it makes a lovely spring time card. Mind you that could be the colours...I just love the yellow tones.
Well the sun is shining and I'm sat here with my legs up, watching Magnum on the television. I just love it..there is something about At least you can watch it and enjoy it. So many nights there is nothing to watch. I can remember when there was only 3 channels,,and now with hundreds there is nothing really exciting. I admit to being one of the few that doesn't watch the soaps. My Mother was an avid soap queen and I think that she must have put me off. It was always a case of if you should phone her when her soaps were got shouted at and the phone put down. Such was her nature. We never got on and were so very different...which I still find strange, as we were brought up by the same woman.
I'm aiming to start a mixed media canvas this afternoon. I will share it with you once I'm a little bit along. It's a nervous time beginning a project. In my head is what I hope it will become but once you start you can never tell.It will involve a lot of sequins and gems, if my ideas come to Wish me luck.
Well the coffee is calling and a good caffeine hit is just what I need. All the cats are outside so it seems really quiet here today. It drives me mad when they use me as cat So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.
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  1. Gorgeous cards yesterday & today-so cute. Glad to gear you are coping with everything life is throwing at you-some days are just better than others aren't they?