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, 30 April 2016
Friday, 29 April 2016
We are so lucky this week to have been sponsored by the great team over at The Goblyn Workshop. Knowing me as you do..you just know that I had to pick this funky cat. He made me smile and looked as if he was having a similar day to the one I was having..lol
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Todays cards are all design team makes for the wonderful company of Decoupage Delights. I think that today seems to be a celebration of large hats. As most of you know, I do have a bit of a thing for hats, especially the Edwardian ones..large and covered with flowers, feathers and all other delicious things. As much as I try to turn my bedroom into an Edwardian bower..the cats are determined to prevent me..lol. I try to turn my dressing table into a collection of silver topped bottle and dishes of jewellery, with flowers at every turn and then the cats arrive. Flowers and jewellery are carried round the house, bottles and dishes are knocked off and before you know it..everything is on the floor and the dressing table is bare..lol
Little do they know that there are plans afoot. I have had a huge lock put on the door and once the new bed arrives...an actual Edwardian one..they are going to find themselves locked out in the day.
I feel that there will be a lot of sulking cats..lol.
Monday, 25 April 2016
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 join..so 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 sets..you 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 me..lol
Friday, 22 April 2016
The challenge for this week is sponsored by the fabulous team over at Bugaboo Stamps. I do hope that you will pop over and take a look at all the wonderful images that are available there.
Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Today's cards are all design team makes, made for the wonderful Decoupage Delights. I was looking through my files and decided that today I would share some of the cards that I have made for them previously. The card above is one of my all time favourites and I find myself making many versions of this card. I love using the pinks and roses, lace and pearls.
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Today's creation is a design team make for the wonderful team over at SLS Lines. As I said last week ,my projects tend to begin with a thought. And this was no different. As many of you know, I am a bit of a crazy cat lady and I just adore all the cat images available at SLS. As I was looking through the images wondering what to pick, I came across this little chap..Grumpy Cat. It made me giggle because I was looking at one of my cats who is actually called Twinkle and is the most bad tempered cat you could wish to meet..so in that moment the inspiration appeared
For this project, I began by creating the background. I had a piece of grey board which I coloured with my acrylics and then dabbed over the top using my starlight paint. I coloured the cat with my promarkers and then cut him out and added him to the background. I finally added the sentiment. I also added some glossy accents to his eyes.
This whole project has made me laugh because how many times I've seen cats that just don't suit there names. And I can imagine that this featured cat would just hate being called Twinkle..lol
I hope that you will pop over to the etsy shop and take a look at all the wonderful images that are available...and perhaps you will have an inspirational thought of your own...and who knows where it will take you.
Monday, 18 April 2016
Today's cards are design team makes for the wonderful JB-Crafting Supplies. I have been lucky enough to get to work with this fantastic set of stamps from Hobby Art. This is the garden birds set. For these cards, I stamped the images with my Versafine ink pad and then coloured the images with my Lyra watercolours. So many of my friends are into bird watching..either out and about or just at their own bird tables..so there's lots of scope for making cards for them.
Friday, 15 April 2016
For this months challenge, we are so lucky to have been sponsored by the fabulous team over at Sami Stamps. There are so many wonderful images..it so hard to choose..but in the end I decided on this image of the two foxes.