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, 8 September 2013

First Christmas Card

I so enjoyed making my first christmas card...and this is it. It is a very simple card to make (once you've done the die cutting) but I love the look. On this card I have used 3 dies from 3 different companies. The ivy leaf garland is from Crafters Companion. The pine boughs are from the Joanna Sheen Signature Die range and the pine cones are from Tattered Lace. I love the fact that I'm using a range of dies yet they work so well together. When buying dies, I always look at the way that I can hopefully use them with what I already have. Of course I always have a list of ones I would like and am always on the lookout for new ranges. Well I'm off now to get covered in glitter..Happy Crafting

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