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

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

The shed card

This card was an order for a friend. The man it is for is an avid gardener and spends more time in the shed than anywhere else! The inside is a decoupage from La Pashe..which was lovely to do. The outside of the card I made myself to look like shed doors. The plant pots were from a Joanna Sheen cdrom which I covered with flowersoft to give it some texture. I then added some ivy diecuts and e made the happy birthday and name signs. The lettering dies are from the All Occasion Die range which is made by Robert Addams. It is such a joy to use as they will cut the thick card with no problem whatsoever. The ivy leaves are cut from the ivy flourish from the Signature die range from Joanna Sheen. Again this is a wonderful range to use. No matter what the cuts first time. I have many dies and some I have to say I dread using some...having to use wax paper and making many runs to ensure the cut. When you find one that works so well as these it really is worth sharing the news. I use a cuttlebug and am toying with getting a grand calibur. The only reason that I'm thinking of getting one is that you can use the A4 plate which would be so useful because I tend to make alot of 8x8 cards and to be able to get an A4 embossing folder would be really useful. But then I'm weighing it all up as once I've bought the machine, I would have to buy more embossing folders. Not that I need an excuse to buy crafting goodies but I feel as if ny crafting 'need' list would be growing daily. I have just purchased some more snowflake dies...I think I have a problem..I just love them and every time I see one that's a bit different..I cannot resist. Happy crafting

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