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, 25 April 2016

JB-Crafting Supplies.....Country Chickens

Today's cards are design team makes for the wonderful JB-Crafting Supplies. They showcase this wonderful set of stamps from Hobby Art. The set is called Cockadoodledo .

What I really love about this set is the fact that you can also build a country side image as well as the cockerel, hen and chick. You also get the stamp that enables you to create the chicken wire..which will be so handy in lots of my mixed media work.The chicken wire stamp comes in two different sizes and is really easy to you can make a fence as small or as large as you need. All the sentiments that I have used are also from a Hobby Art set. For both of these cards, I have used my watercolours...but you could use any of your colouring mediums. If you have any of the Hobby Art scenic could also use them to extend your countryside views. I stamped all the images using my Versafine inkpad..but if I was going to use my promarkers or copics, then I would always use my Memento inkpad.

I had great fun colouring the cockerel. He reminded me of a cockerel that my Grandmother had when I was a little girl. This particular cockerel seemed to me to be enormous and goodness me he had a bad temper. I can remember the fantastic colours that he had...most of all I can remember the sun shining on his tail feathers and the colours contained there. To try and describe it is just too hard but it was a cross between blue and green with all the colours between.I was always fascinated by the colours and always wanted to see him..but he wasn't impressed with little girls and would chase me the length of the yard.If you can imagine a chubby little girl in a flowery dress and wellies running for her life...that was

The skies are blue and the sun is shining here in the mountains today. I'm trying again to have the window open but I don't know how long it will be before the kittens try it At the moment I have Pinkie sat on my legs and she is being a little madam..trying to hang on by a claw. I must look like a human colander some days.

The big news here is that the shelves in the parlour have now been done. Later on there will be a bolt put on the door so that it can even be locked and cat proof. I am so excited..I don't know what to do with myself. I have only been waiting for these shelves for 26 years. It just shows that it does really come to those that .Later on I will be sorting everything that needs to go in there...I'm going to take my time..having waited for so long..I want to do it properly.

Well the coffee is calling and then I've a few pieces of work to finish. All that is going round my head is how I want the I'm feeling very spoilt today..Sparkle is cooking dinner a very easy day for me. So until next time..take care and happy crafting.

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  1. Lovely card, brilliant news about the shelves-take care when filling them up!