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, 6 July 2015

JB- Crafting Supplies...A Giraffe or two

Todays card is a design team make for the wonderful JB-Crafting Supplies. I have been given the beautiful stamp from Stampendous Stamps of the giraffe to work with. Because of the lilac tones in the painting I decided to go with that colourway on my card. The image of the two giraffes is from the Pollyanna Pickering..World of Wildlife cdrom and has to be one of my favourites. The backing paper, border and greeting are all on the cdrom. I stamped the image using a distress inkpad in a lilac tone. The detail on the stamp is amazing. My trouble today was taking the was just so dark here in the mountains. No matter how many lights I switched was still so dark. The mists are coming down the mountains and it's pouring with rain. Julie at JB-Crafting Supplies has an amazing choice of stampendous's well worth a look at her shop. And she is one of the most helpful people that I have ever if there is something you need crafting wise..just pop on over.

As I've already said it's pouring with rain all the cats have decided that the couch is the best plan for today. Sprout has had to go back into the injury pen. I just can't believe it. It took weeks for him to recover from the last fight and it was only a couple of days ago that he was back well enough to go out. Well I let him out and the first night he came back and was fine.But then on the second night he came back in on three legs. He had obviously been in another fight. He has the tomcat complaint..he has damaged his back leg by kicking. Over the years I have seen many tomcats with the same condition. Because when they fight, they grip each other and kick with their back legs and then they weaken the muscles. Often you will see old toms with weak back legs...all from their young days fighting. So Sprout yet again is in the injury pen for a couple of days until he is back onto four legs.

Well the coffee is calling and then I have a couple of cards to finish. So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting.

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