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

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Decoupage Delights....Pansies


Todays cards are design team makes for the fabulous Decoupage Delights. Both these cards are made from the Fancy Floral cdrom and both are made from one A4 sheet. For the card above, I cut down the A5 image to create the pansy topper and to create the two borders. I began by stencilling the leaves..the stencil is from my stash and I used a distress inkpad to colour. I then added the borders top and bottom and added the topper. I also added a strip of vintage lace and a ribbon bow.

For the card below I used some gold mirri, purple card and some lilac to create a mat on the card and used the same for my topper. I added some lace and ribbon strip, as well as a bow. All the bottom card needs is a greeting but I will add that as I need it.


It's funny what you decide to work with somedays. Pansies always remind me of my Grandmother. She always said that they had happy faces. Perhaps because I've been a little ill and a little down, I needed to think of her today. It has really taken it out of me losing Reg...he was such a loving little dog and had been with me..always ready for a cuddle since losing Henry. I can only hope that they are together now. I feel as if I need to give myself a good shake and get back on track. The last two years have been a battle and I feel as if I have to fight the good fight every day...and always remember to count my blessings. But just sometimes it's so hard. I probably need a good cry, a coffee and I'll be fine.

Even the cats are quiet today. At the moment half of them are outside in the cold sunshine and the others are asleep. It seems unnaturally quiet today. Raven is of course on the wing of my chair..keeping her eye on me. I haven't been on the blog much because of how I felt but I have managed to complete a huge amount of work. I lost my self in a colouring and painting..it was quiet but I did need to be in that space. I'm even pleased with what I managed to complete. So there is an upside to everything. I just need to find the space to carry on tidying my bedroom. I need to make it kitten proof..they have destroyed the bedside cabinet, the dressing table and my necklace holder. I had a beautiful mannequin that was a necklace holder..but they kept managing to knock it off...I've repaired it about 6 times and moved it to different places round the room but they have continued. Now all that remains is pieces..it won't be repaired any more..else there would be more glue than stand. I'm thinking of making something to hang on the wall and need to remember to lock the door when I leave the room. I made a stand for my earrings and they have managed to destroy that as well. I think that they have ran off with some of my earrings..they very well may have taken them into the loft. What can you say...apart from they had a lovely time..lol.

Well the coffee is calling and then I have 3 pieces of work to finish.I think I shall do the bedroom tomorrow and see how far I can get along. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I have just had a funny moment...I have a horrible feeling that all the kittens think that they are all called Come Here. I have just shouted that to get Simon off the TV and they all came running..lol. The lady that had Flossie has also said that if she calls Come Here that Flossie will run at full speed from wherever she is.It has just made me  laugh. So until next time...keep smiling..take care and happy crafting.

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