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

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Gruffies and Guests...Singing in the rain

Todays card is a design team make for the wonderful Gruffies and Guests. It's the halfway reminder for the current challenge...use a die cut. This cute image is from the House Mouse decoupage cdrom and just made me smile. And lets be here in the mountains you have to learn to be happy in the I mounted the backing paper onto some gold mirri and created a small border with the same.The image itself has been decoupaged.I added some diecut leaves, which I coloured with my promarkers. I then added some small sequin flowers.


The sponsors for this months challenge is the fabulous team over at Dis Digi Stamps. Why not pop over to the challenge blog and check the great prize out.

Well as the card inspires...I am singing in the rain here And I have to say I'd have to sing very loudly to beat Twinkle..who is on heat and telling the world at top voice that she would like a boyfriend. It makes me laugh because she shares the house with 4 boys and yet she scares them half to She would be a right bunny boiler if she were human. And talking of the is Nicademus..

 Henry loved Nic and it is hard to think that he is now 11 years old. He arrived as a kitten and he is half Bengal. He used to go swimming in the river with Henry...I will have to find the pictures to share with you all.We had never had a cat that would go near the river until Nicademus arrived. Henry was so surprised when Nic arrived in the river, joining Henry and his In the world of cats Nic must be a very good looking boy...all the girls adore him, but his special friend is of course Obie. You see one of them and the other is only seconds away.As I write,they are both curled up in the airing cupboard...lying nicely on all my clean

Well the coffee is calling and then it's back to work for me. I've lots of printing to do, so I'd better get my head together and plan my next lot of work. So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting.


  1. Gorgeous card today. I love seeing photos of the cats & hearing all about them.


  2. Fab card, looks like the little mouse is singing his heart out, and your post made me chuckle about Twinkle :) x