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, 6 June 2015

Gruffies and Guests..New Challenge..Lavender and Lace

 Todays card is a design team make for the fabulous Gruffies and Guests. A new challenge has just begun over on the Challenge blog and has been sponsored by the two wonderful companies below.

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For my card, I have chosen this image from the House Mouse Triple cdrom. The theme for this month is Lavender and Lace. I used some lavender coloured card and added the backing paper to it. I added a border on either side with some of the lavender card and edged it with some cream lace. I added the image to the middle and the greeting below. I then decided to make some lavender..I used some wire and some flowersoft to make the stems.

Here in the mountains today the wind is raging...we are lucky that there is no the moment. The only cat that has decided to brave the wind is Jeffrey. All the others have opted for a cuddle up on the landing. Reg is curled up on his bed, even though he is still sulking at me because I decided to wash his donut bed. You should have seen his face when I put his spare bed down and removed the donut. You would have thought that I'd stamped on hid was his look of disgust. He was so disgusted that he refused to lie in it for 2 days. Even going as far as pulling the blanket off my chair and lying on They make me laugh every day..they all have their own little ways and goodness help you if you disturb their routines.

Well the coffee is calling and lots of crafting to do. I was waiting for an inkjet all week. It normally arrives the next day but this week it didn't arrive. So I telephoned and they sent out another..which didn't arrive either. I informed the company and they produced a paper that was supposedly my signature...and wasn't. In the end 2 arrived with a totally different company so I telephoned to inform them and they told me to keep the second one as it was their fault. So even more printing will be going on. I did a lot of printing last night, trying to get organised. The first thing this weekend will be the painting of some canvasses, so they have the chance to dry ready for me to work on. So until tomorrow...BT willing of care and happy crafting.
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  1. Gorgeous card today. Its gale force winds here, luckily no rain either. Fingers crossed it stays fine tomorrow as we need to do some weeding.


  2. 2 stunning cards again Genny love them both
    Hugs Shaz x