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
Friday, 31 July 2015
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Todays creations are design team makes for the fabulous team over at A Snowflakes Promise Challenge blog. A new challenge has begun and will run over the next 2 weeks. Why not pop over to the blog and join in the fun...it's a perfect way to get ahead with your christmas cards at the same time.
This challenge is sponsored by the wonderful team over at Limited Run Digital Stamps. They produce a great selection of digis and you are guaranteed to find something for any project you have an idea to create. It is well worth taking a look
Monday, 27 July 2015
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Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Friday, 10 July 2015
Todays creation above is made for the wonderful design team over at the Left of Center Creative Challenges.
My first creation features the Spring Fling Owls...which of course I had to do in memory of Henry. And to continue with the theme..they had to be orange..lol. The fine line digi is just one of the beautiful artworks over at The Enchanted Design Studio. I decided to do a little canvas which can go on the wall. I first coloured the whole canvas using white and blue acrylics and let it dry. I then added leaves to either side using my yellow and green acrylics. The actual owls, I coloured with my promarkers and then cut out. I glued them to the canvas using some Pinflair glue gel.
For my second creation, I decided to make a card using the image Raven from the Karleigh Sue range. I had so much fun colouring her and deciding on her clothes.
She made me think of my punk days..lol. Though I have to admit that I never wore short skirts.I did have a top covered with skulls and my skirts always came to the ground.Thinking about it...my style hasn't changed that much..my hair is green and my skirts still come to the ground..lol. For the card...I coloured Raven with my promarkers and then cut her out and mounted the image onto some holographic silver board. I edged this with some silvered ribbon.I created the border with a feather, some flowers and a black and white ribbon.The chances are that in my punk days, everything that I've added to my border here would have been added to my outfit.
Wednesday, 8 July 2015
Hello everyone, I'm back again.This time is a design team make for the great company Decoupage Delights. For this card, I took the elements that were on a quick card sheet and used them as I wanted to..creating this card. I began with the green mottled paper from my stash and then layered some dark pink in the middle. I created the floral borders with some of the quick card background. I decoupaged the main image with 4 layers, and added that to the centre. I finally added a bow. This card is from Decoupage Delights floral cdrom. So many beautiful images and so many different ways to use them. They have a new cdrom due out any time soon featuring fashion and flowers...I can't wait. They are also having regular offers and freebies on their facebook page...why not pop over and take a look.
Well the sun is still shining and the cats are still outside. I have just finished colouring a new image, so I'm in a good mood...I got to colour in total peace..no pawprints on the paper,..no Milky running off with the vital pen or my glasses and no Raven trying to sit on my elbow the whole time..lol.
I suppose it's time for another coffee...it seems that caffeine is to me what petrol is to a car..lol. I'll see what other work I can get done before it's time to make dinner. It's chicken curry tonight I think. We had chicken and mushroom pie last night and fish pie is imminent this week but I really feel like a curry. So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting.
Monday, 6 July 2015
Saturday, 4 July 2015
Todays card is a design team make for the wonderful Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog. The theme for this month is 'Lazy Days' and I thought that this image of the happy hopper lazing in the tub was perfect. The image is from the House Mouse Decoupage cdrom, and I had great fun doing the decoupage. Sometimes there is nothing more relaxing for me than sat doing my decoupage while either listening to music or watching the television.Sad as it may sound but to me that is the perfect evening..lol. I mounted the image and the backing paper ( which is from the House Mouse Triple cdrom) onto some dark blue card. I also mounted the greeting onto the same. I then diecut some leaves and coloured them with my promarkers and added some sequin flowers. I do hope that you will try and join in the fun. If you pop over to the blog, you will see all the other wonderful creations that the other members of the design team have created. There are some truly beautiful cards.
We were lucky enough this month to be sponsored by the wonderful teams over at Bugaboo Digi Stamps. They have also offered some digis as the prize for this month. The range that they offer really has to be seen to be believed. I can find an image suitable for anyone over at the Bugaboo site.
Friday, 3 July 2015
Todays piece of work that I made for the wonderful design team over at the Left of Center.
Wednesday, 1 July 2015
For the second time today...I'm back..with my design team make for the wonderful Decoupage Delights. I just loved this vintage image with the little girl, flowers and butterfly. It is an 8x8 card and is fully decoupaged. I just love the colours and as you all know, I do have a bit of a thing for vintage.