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

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Christmas Celebration

Todays card is from the fabulous Father Christmas cdrom from Crafters Companion. I have done quite a few cards from this cd and people have loved them. So many people adore this film and to be able to craft using these iconic images is a wonderful thing. I have used a diecut christmas tree on which I painted with white acrylic and glittered. Even though it is a smaller image it still becomes the focal point on a 8x8 card.
I have been making christmas cards for weeks now and still have a number to go. The thing that I moan the most about is making the inserts. To me a card needs an insert and that they should be just as nice as the front, and this is something that gives me the ultimate headache. When people open one of my cards..I want them to think that I've put an equal amount of thought into the insert. My headache usually begins when I start to make the inserts. I know that I should make the insert when I finish the card..but I don't. I usually end up with a pile of 100 cards all needing inserts. And sometimes it can seem to be the job to end all. But then I tell myself to suck it up and get on with it. And lifes a lot like that..we all have to do things that we would rather not but when we've done it..all's well with the world.
So now I'm off to start making inserts and hopefully by bedtime..all will be well with the world. Wherever you are and whatever you have to do..take care and happy crafting

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