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, 3 October 2015

Gruffies and Guests....New Challenge

Today's card is a design team make for the fabulous team over at the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog. A new challenge has just begun and has the theme of embossing..wet or dry. As always your entry must feature a Gruffie, Happy Hopper or House Mouse. But seeing just how cute they all's not hard. The challenge will run for a month and there will be a half way reminder. I do hope that you will pop along and take a look at all the wonderful work that has been created by the other members of the team. They always manage to inspire me.

The challenge this month has been sponsored by the fabulous team over at Bugaboo Digi Stamps. I have been lucky enough to work with a number of their images and have loved every one of them. The hardest thing is deciding which one you want to work with first. Why not pop over and take a look.

For my card I began with this cute image of the little House Mouse asleep on a freesia. I added the image and the backing paper onto some golden yellow card. I also embossed and mounted some card which I had inked onto some of the same. I added ribbons on the left hand side and on the bottom of the card and created a bow in the corner. I added a greeting, which was also on the sheet that I printed out. The image and the backing paper both come from the House Mouse triple cd rom brought to us crafters by Joanna Sheen.

It's quite chilly here in the mountains today. We have had our first frosts..Autumn has arrived. I do feel a little cheated that we didn't really have a summer but there you go. The cats have at least managed to have a few days sunning themselves. Flossie is doing ok...eating for 23 I It must be getting closer...she is sleeping more and more. She is really pretty..I must take a picture of her for you. All is quiet at the moment...all cats have full tummies and are all quiet. I have to make the most of Later on I will be feeling as if I'm sitting on a roundabout with the cats circling me. Tankie is the worst..she will go out and come back in and carry on this way for hours. She is stuck because she likes to see what is going on outside and inside at the same She is just so nosey.

Well the coffee is calling and there is some painting waiting to be done. Some days there is nothing I like better than getting messy with my paints. That reminds me that I must find my apron...I have lost count of the number of tops that I've ruined using them for painting and such like. So I hope that you all have a fantastic weekend. Until next time...take care and happy crafting.

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