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, 2 April 2016

Gruffies and Guests.....Tags, Tags, Tags

Today's card is a design team make for the fabulous Gruffies and Guests. A new challenge has just begun, sponsored this month by Gruffie Vicky. The theme is you can either use a tag on your card or do something similar to mine..which is a card made using 3 tag shapes. Of course, Gruffies and Guests is a House Mouse this means that your creation needs to use a Gruffie, Happy Hopper or of a House Mouse design. With all the wonderful artwork of Ellen's not hard to find one to work with. I have to admit that I have a bit of a thing for the Happy Hoppers. I have used this wonderful image of the 3 rabbits sat on this rocking chair reading a book.I began by making the tag shape card and then added backing paper panels to each tag. I placed the image and the sentiment on the middle panel. On the outside panels, I made two matching panels..both featuring some stencilled leaves and then added some handmade flowers. I finally added some peeloffs and some ribbon to each tag.

The weather here in the mountains today is a little miserable. It's raining on and off and that means that the cats are in and out like yoyos. Apart I have to say from Milky. She has a bit of a thing for getting wet and likes nothing better than getting soaking wet and then coming in and shaking on me. As soon as she is she goes to do the same again. It's something she's done since she was young and obviously she intends to carry

As I'm sat here I can hear the kittens causing normal. The noise that they can create is unbelievable.I was hoping that they would all have a lie down after being fed but oh no..we're causing mayhem,

Well the coffee is calling and then I'll be back with another design team make.I think that I've only got one new make in the pipeline. Because I was a little down this week, I concentrated on my makes and I think that I'm up to date until I have to say that Milky has just started rushing around with the kittens...even more mayhem So until later..take care and happy crafting.

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  1. What a gorgeous creation Genny . I love how clever this is with the 3 tags . Great take on the theme too :)