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, 28 July 2015

A Snowflakes Promise...The Birdhouse

Todays creations are design team makes for the fabulous team over at A Snowflakes Promise Challenge blog. A new challenge has begun and will run over the next 2 weeks. Why not pop over to the blog and join in the's a perfect way to get ahead with your christmas cards at the same time.

This challenge is sponsored by the wonderful team over at Limited Run Digital Stamps. They produce a great selection of digis and you are guaranteed to find something for any project you have an idea to create. It is well worth taking a look

For the card, I coloured the birdhouses with my promarkers and then cut it out into a circle.I then mounted that onto some green and red tartan type paper. I mounted this onto some green polka dot. I created a border onto which I placed the greeting. I added 3 poinsettias on the right hand side as an embellishment. I finally added two bows.

For my second creation, I decided to make a sign that could be put up prior to christmas. When Henry
was little, I had made one for him and he loved to put it out at the beginning of every December. So for this make I increased the size of the digi and coloured it with my promarkers.I fixed it to a board which I had painted blue and white with my acrylics. I then drew on the lettering.I then added white acrylic to areas to look like snow and added glitter..of I then varnished the whole thing with some water based varnish. I had such a nice time making this and it bought back a lot of happy memories.

Well the coffee is calling and I need to make a plan of all the work that I have to do. All the cats are happy because their food was delivered this the whole house looks like a pet store. I don't think that Jeffrey has taken his eyes off it since it had to pay my phone bill today and had to laugh that it took me so long to do it because the internet connection was so bad. I thought it was funny that I couldn't pay them because their service was so I live in hope that something will be eventually be done. So until tomorrow take care and happy crafting.

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