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

Monday, 13 April 2015

JB- Crafting Supplies...A Man and His Travels

Todays card is a design team make for the fabulous JB-Crafting Supplies. I have used 2 stamps from the Stampendous range. One is called'Toy car' and the other is Luggage Labels. I found the quote in my stash, it was one that I had previously stamped and embossed. The quote was the inspiration for the card. I stamped the luggage stamp and the car with a distress ink..vintage photo. I also coloured the images using the same ink pad with some water. I mounted the backing paper and all the images onto some black card. The backing paper is a piece of old map from my stash. When I get out and about I often look for things that I can use in my crafting and the map was part of a set of old maps that were for sale in a charity shop. It has proved to be a good buy..I have had the box for about 10 years and have often used different pieces over the years and it is still a great resource. I have embellished with some ribbon and some card candi.

The mist is sat at the top of the mountains and it is drizzling..but at least the wind has stopped least for a while. All the cats are asleep and it's very quiet here today. I'm in a bit of a fog myself today. I don't know what is the matter with me. I feel a little ill, a little down and a little bit fed up. I've opened the window and am sitting in a draught, in the hope that it will help blow the cobwebs away. I'm still trying to find a new dream to follow but it seems a hard thing to find. I'm going off to find some work to do and at least it will fill my head.

Well the coffee is calling and I think that today I will need a double caffeine I hope that you are all having a good day. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

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1 comment :

  1. Beautiful cards the last few days. Am looking forward to seeing more photos of the cats.

    Hope you're feeling a bit brighter now-take care.