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

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Lets Talk about Christmas

Todays card is from the Magical Christmas Moments cdrom by Creative Crafting World. As most if not all of my friends are animal lovers, there are many that would love this image. All I have done is mount and glitter the image and added a greeting. It's quite a plain card for me but I think it's still alovely card to send. And of course it is totally flat and of a size that will mean it will only use a normal stamp. With the cost of postage what it is now,everyone has to think of these things. If I make a 8x8 card then I will add my embellishments because I want it to be a very special card..especially as I have to buy a large first class. I can remember a few years ago posting over 200 I couldn't manage it without a morgage. So many customers now are having to take the cost of postage into account and I try to help them as much as I can. One lady this year wanted 30 cards that would go using a normal first class and only family and close friends were going to get the larger cards. This is when good images like the ones above come into's a simple card but with a special image and will go normal post. Goodness knows what will happen now ownership of the Royal Mail is changing. I expect more increases in cost and less service. It's the postmen and ladies that I feel sorry for. In many ways it is a thankless task...delivering in all weathers and being expected to do more and more for the same money. I think some of the mps should have a couple of days delivering and see how their opinions would change.
Talking of the weather in Snowdonia the rain is teaming down..all my cats are inside in disgust. They were all outside when the heavens opened and there was a steady stream of soaking moggies running through the window. They all are now sitting on the windowsills watching the rain. So it looks as if it's a case of find a seat and don't let it go. I hope that the weather is better where you's time now for a coffee..and then I have to print some new images..I'm going to work on a parcel for an animal rescue..I'll be putting up details tommorrow so you will get to know the people involved and the animals they care for...I hope you all have a great weekend...take care and happy crafting

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