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

Sunday, 15 September 2013

A cup full of christmas


This card really sums up everything christmas for me. The image is from a Sheena Douglass stamp. I have coloured it with H2os. The backing paper is from a Joanna Sheen cdrom. One of my favourite things to do on this years cards is to make the corners using die cuts. I have used some of all my different dies..holly leaves,mistletoe,pine branches,pine cones and poinsiettas are from Tattered lacedie collections. Other pine branches and hooly leaves are from the Joanna Sheen Signature die range and the ivy garlans are from Crafters Companion. As I've said before always look at your dies and see what you can use together. It makes sense because you always want to make sure that you get the most use possible and therefore the best use of your money. Because lets be honest buying dies is not that cheap and as always with crafters we want value for money but we also good quality. Over the years crafting I've found that buying cheap you often get what you pay for and sometimes it's so much better to spend that little extra to ensure you get the quality. The weather here is rather bleak but as always it's a perfect afternoon for crafting. I am working on some cards from the Hollypond Hill Christmas cdrom by Joanna Sheen..I will sharing them with you soon. Whatever the weather with you, take care and happy crafting

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