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, 2 March 2016

The Crafting Musketeers.....New Challenge

Todays cards are design team makes for the wonderful team over at The Crafting Musketeers. A new challenge has just begun and will run for the following month. The theme for this challenge is Use three ribbons. For my first card, I ran with an idea that begun with a team make for JB-Crafting Supplies. I began by stamping and colouring the flower heads. It was surprising to me just how hard it was to use three ribbons on one card..I looked at it as a challenge in itself. I used my first ribbon to ground the flowers and the other two, I used to create the border. For the card below, I used the image, which was a free gift on a magazine. I coloured her with my promarkers. The three ribbons on this card I used to form a base border. The trick that I found useful was to find three different ribbons that matched in some way.
We were so lucky this month to be sponsored by the fabulous team over at Crafty Ribbons. All the ribbons that I have used were supplied to the design team by Crafty Ribbons. I can't believe the variety that they sell. I find it so hard to pick which ones I love the most. If you need ribbons for your stash, I would recommend popping over and taking a look. On a personal note, they have a huge selection of gros grain ribbon...which is my favourite to work with..the bows hold so well.
So I hope that you will pop over to the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog and join in the fun. While you're there, take a look at the creations made by the other members of the design team..I always find them a wonderful source of inspiration.
It's really cold here in the mountains today. All the cats are curled up and quiet..that doesn't last for The kittens have all curled up with Reg. Bless him..he doesn't get the choice...they just love him. When I've finished blogging I'm off to the kitchen to sort out the frame mountain that has landed. As most of you will know, frames are so expensive and with stuff I make for the house, gifts and the can really add up. Well I was lucky enough to be given about 100 all sizes from A5 upto A1 and beyond. I have got to sort them artist I know is having some of the very large, some are being sold to raise money for Henry's memorial fund and some are staying for me to use. I can't believe just how lucky I was to be offered these frames..but today it's sort the piles out
Well the coffee is now calling and I will be back after with another design team make. I've already decided to do fish, salad and boiled potatoes for dinner. I've also decided to make some sultana scones as well while I'm downstairs. It's all my friend Sunshine's fault..she had created the most delicious looking strawberry mousse made me so jealous and so So until later..take care and happy crafting.
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