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

Friday, 18 September 2015

Left of Center....The Halloween Cat

Todays cards are design team makes for the wonderful team over at the Left of Center Creative Challenges. A new challenge is due to start and the theme is No Designer Papers. An unusual one but gives you lots of opportunities to make your own backgrounds. I hope you will pop over and take a look at all the fabulous makes from the other ladies on the team.
We are lucky enough this week to have two sponsors. The image above is from the great team at All Dressed Up.
The image above is from the other wonderful sponsor.....Lacy Sunshine. I know so many young girls would love to receive this card..they're a little bit goth, a little strange but at the same time would love the fact that this is not a run of the mill card. And with Halloween coming up..what a great Halloween card for someone who goes all out at that time of year.
Both of the cards have had the images coloured with my promarkers. I kept the card with the little girl and the cat on very simple and I think that it adds to the cuteness of the card. I think that it would be a lovely card for a youngster who was just starting to enjoy Halloween. On the second card I created the backing paper by adding some ink and mica powders to a piece of beige paper. It shimmers in the light. The new challenge is the perfect opportunity to have a play and create a backing paper yourself.
It has been all change in the house today. Flossie has been moved into a bigger pen and the emergency pen has been put back onto the landing. I do like to have an emergency pen just in never know when you're going to need one. When Sprout comes in on 3 legs..he can go into the pen and have a quiet time. Oh and while I remember...let me share Prettys picture of Jeffrey
So here he As you can see, he has two little white spots on his head. This was from he was a kitten and decided that he didn't like the noise of the kettle and thought he would take it on. Consequently he scalded himself and lost a little bit of hair. When it grew back it grew back white and has remained that colour ever since. When he was smaller it was the best way to recognise him in a house of mainly black cats..but now with the size of him...there is no doubt who has just stomped his way
Well the coffee is calling and I'll be back later with some more design team makes. So until then....take care and happy crafting
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