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, 29 January 2016
I am truly amazed that I have finally managed to blog. The power went off in the middle of the night and has only just managed to come back on. This cottage has got to be one of the worst places to manage when there is no power. It is very dark and of course the kittens made it all very hard under foot. I was safer not moving..lol. So all day I have been sat by the window colouring. At least I managed to get some work done.
I hope that you will pop over to the Left of Center blog and take a look. Also pop over to Delicious Doodles page and take a look at all the wonderful designs that are available. Teri..the artist also has an adult colouring book available...filled with all her delicious doodles.
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Todays cards are design team make for the wonderful company of Decoupage Delights. I just love this Wildlife cdrom from them. The first card is a 'quick card' from the cd and features this striking white tiger. The backing paper was already put together for you, so all I had to do was to mount it onto some holographic card and it was ready to go. The good thing with these 'quick cards' is you can put as much or as little work into the card that you want. Let's be honest..there are days when your mojo has gone off on it's own and that's usually the time you remember a friends birthday. These cards are perfect for this. And on the days when you feel like crafting for a while..go the whole hog, decoupage and embellish to your hearts desire.
On the card below, I just had to use this wonderful image of the meercats. I have a number of friends who just love them and would adore this card. For the background I have used this textured paper from my stash..I thought it looked like the ground where meercats come from and I have to admit to that paper being in my stash for the last 10 years..lol...it was just waiting for the right image. I have decoupaged the image and have thought that it would make a great mans card. I think that all the images on this cd would be great for my male friends. I get so fed up seeing mens cards with ships, fishing and football on them. I know that there are a lot of men who love these things but equally there are lots who don't.
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Friday, 22 January 2016
Todays card is a design team make for the wonderful team over at Left of Center Creative Challenges. A new challenge has just begun and will run for the next week. The theme for this
this challenge is 'Lots of Layers'. I cannot explain just how hard it is trying to type with a cat sat on your wrist. As I'm typing Milky is determined to help...no trying to move her..she is not having it..lol
This challenge is being sponsored by the fabulous team over at Shadow Clocksy. What an amazing variety of images they have. I chose to work with this wonderful image of a dream catcher.
Friday, 15 January 2016
We are lucky this week to have been sponsored by the fabulous team over at Limited Runs . I chose to work with this image called chilly owl. I thought that it was perfect for the theme. When it's snowing outside..it may look wonderful but it's definitely chilly...and as I always say it's the perfect time to stay in and craft..lol. This wonderful little owl, I coloured with my promarkers. I do hope that you will pop over to the Limited Runs page and take a look at all the other wonderful digis that are available.
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Monday, 11 January 2016
Today's card is a design team make for the wonderful company of JB-Crafting Supplies. My mission for the next few weeks for this company is an idea that I've been playing with for the past couple of weeks. It's about looking at your Christmas stash and seeing if you can make any cards for the rest of the year. For the card above, I used Crafters Companions Adorable range. These feature the designs of Jayne Nestorenko and are supposedly Christmas. I took the stamp of the little girl with the cat, stamped her with my memento inkpad and coloured her with my promarkers. I also coloured some flowers to match in. I covered the card with some paper from my stash and added the flowers and a diecut heart to embellish. Making ths card has inspired me to look at other Christmas themed stash and look what I can up with.