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, 8 February 2016

JB-Crafting Supplies...Working through your stash.

Todays cards are design team makes for the wonderful company of JB-Crafting Supplies. Here in the mountains, the wind is raging and to me it's the perfect weather to stay indoors and craft. Ever since Christmas, I have been looking at my stash and trying to use items that I already have alongside new products. For my first card I have used a backing paper from a Christmas pad, a stamp (which has one of my favourite sayings on and some rubons that I must have had for at least 3 years. I used to hate rubons with a vengeance because I could never get them to work properly...but now technology has moved on and I have to say that these were a pleasure to use. For the card I matted and layered the saying onto some green and yellow card, used the rubons to make a frame and finally added a toning ribbon.
For the card below, I used this wonderful little pirate stamp by Nellie Snellen. All the background paper and card are from Christmas pads. I stamped the image with my memento inkpad and coloured it with my promarkers. I even added some gold cord from my Christmas stash, as it reminded me of the gold braid used on naval hats.I think that this would make a perfect card for a little boy...even some of my older friends who tell me that they always played as pirates when they were
As I've said the wind is still raging...all the cats apart from Jeffrey are sat inside and keep going to the window, looking out and thinking to Jeffrey I know is probably visiting my friends shed..he has made himself a bed on some summer chair cushions and is well out of the weather. He has managed to scare the life out of her on a number of occasions, lurking in the dark.
I am hoping to do some sewing later on today and will be sharing the projects with you next week. I have a number of projects on the go...curtains for the bathroom, cushions and patchwork for the parlour, some home decor items and some clothes for myself. My worst fault I think is that I cannot work on just one thing at a time. I like to have a number on the go...I'm the same with card making...I tend to have 6 projects on the go at one time and then they're all finished together. I admit that I'm a little

The shopping is due is just so easy ordering online. And I've found that you're not tempted to overspend. I'm terrible if I'm out..if I thinks it's a's in the basket. The biggest pleasure with online shopping is that all the catfood arrives and is stacked without me having to lug it into the trolley, out at the till,back in the trolley, into and out of the car and into the kitchen. It used to be like a weight lifting I love the way that the cats all sit on the stairs and watch it arriving.

Well the coffee is calling and then I shall be getting the sewing machine out. If the kittens are It's an easy dinner fingers and homemade chips I think. Providing that the power doesn't go off with all the wind that's still raging. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting
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