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, 27 April 2015

JB-Crafting Supplies..Cogs all the way

Todays card is a design team make for the wonderful JB-Crafting Supplies.I had great fun making this card.I first embossed some blue pearl paper using an embossing folder created by Xcut. I then stamped this card image from the Stampendous stamp range, using a distress ink. The ink pad is called faded jeans and has to be one of my favourite blues in the collection. I then used the same ink to colour the image and the background oval. I mounted some blue mirri onto a card and then applied the embossed paper to the mirri. I then mounted the image on top of the layers and embellished with some cogs which I had die cut from some silver holographic. The embossing folder is one that I think I will be able to use on lots of different cards. It is always worth having a look at all the embossing folders that are out there now and deciding which ones would work well with the stash that you have, I don't have many embossing folders but those I do, I know that I can use alot. I have butterflies, roses, a chain link design and now this one. They seem to be the ones that I use the most....and of course, I have a number of christmas ones.

It's a lovely day here in the mountains today. The birds are singing and the only other sound is the noise of wheelie bins being moved round the village. Council madness again. There is a row of cottages that are down a small lane and the council in it's wisdom says that it cannot send the bin lorry down there. Even though it managed to for the previous 20 years. So these cottages...there are 4 of them have to wait until the council send a smaller waggon up. It's madness...and don't even get me started on these recycling trolley blocks. To my mind it is the biggest waste of money. We have recycling bins..the large ones at the end of the lane and they were perfectly fine. But now we all have to have these stupid green trolley blocks...and every time the wind blows..they're off. The wind just picks them up, strewing all the rubbish as it goes right down the lane. We are currently just watching to see just how far that they can travel. The furthest so far has been to my piece of garden where Virgo lives and believe me that is quite a distance.

I had a really nice weekend...just crafting away. And last night we had a proper Sunday dinner of pork, apple sauce, roast potatoes,carrots, green beans and stuffing. And of course gravy. It was really nice. It seemed ages since I had cooked a proper roast and it felt really good to be doing it. Tonight we are having a cheese and onion quiche..I shall make it later. My other cooking plans for this week, include a fish pie..I do think that I have a bit of a thing for fish..I just love it. I was lucky enough last night to be given a great pile of good food I'm looking forward to have a good read and hopefully some new ideas. Goodness knows what Sparkle will end up eating in the coming

Well the coffee is calling  and I've got a pile of work to do.But a caffeine hit is definitely needed first. I hope that you all had a great weekend. So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting.

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  1. Great card today, the card yesterday is just perfect for you!!