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, 8 October 2013

Christmas Joy

Todays card is made with a topper from my stash (available from jb-crafting supplies ) and the embellishments were made using the Tattered Lace die range and Joanna Sheens Signature dies.
I'm so enjoying making christmas cards this year. It seems to me that every year the products out there get better and better. When I first started making my own christmas cards over 20 years ago the choices were very limited. I would never have dreamed that cutting dies for you to use at home would become available. When I think back to having to draw all my own flowers, cutting them all by hand..and all the time it took. Well these days it's a joy. And with new dies coming out all the time need list gets longer and longer. I suppose it's the same with all of us crafters..we want to be able to use a product in many different ways and as always get the best value for our money. So when I recommend a product on can be confident that you will get the best results. Over the years I've learnt that in life you really do get what you pay for. I've made the same mistakes that we all have..trying to buy cheap and getting something we end up hating. I've learnt my lesson and now try to get the best quality I can. I love crafting and I love my stash...I have been known to stroke paper...and ooh and ah over glitter All my friends know that I have a slight glitter obsession and know that the chances are that they will leave the parlour twinkling. Since becoming disabled I've learnt that in life you need to find your joy..and I know that crafting is mine. So wherever you are..I hope that you can find your joy..take care and happy crafting

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