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

Friday, 18 October 2013

Live your Life with Butterflies

First thing today, I want to say a HUGE thankyou to every one who has stayed with me on my journey with this blog. I couldn't believe it that I reached 1000 views. I know that compared to alot of other blogs 1000 doesn't seem a lot but to's amazing. I remember when I first began I was so chuffed when I reached to get to this point has blown my mind. So thankyou all. I have had some really lovely messages and the feedback has been great. So now the next target will be seems to be another world away..but we'll carry on.
Todays card is something a little different from the christmas cards that I've been making lately. It was made for a cardswop on a forum that I'm a member of. The theme was butterflies. I've used my new tonic dies and punches. The stamp is from Inkylicious. The butterflies are from Robert Addams All Occasion die range. They are so delicate and there are 3 different types in the set. I cut them out of white card and then painted them with H20s. There are 3 different colours on each butterfly. I painted them to tone in with the background card. The tonic dies were a pleasure to use..they cut really easily and all the little hearts that were the waste make a great embellishment in their own right. I've also added some embossed paper behind the die cut. To me it's a really happy card and would be a useful card to send for any occasion even a I'm thinking of you today card. Sometimes it's nice to send a card to someone you haven't been in touch with for a while..just to say hello. And lets be's so nice to receive mail that isn't a bill or a piece of junk.
Well as it's Friday my job for today will be to photograph the cards that I have made this last week. I always aim to upload all my photos on one day and list what I've used to make them. I get asked so many times where my dies have come from, where to buy them..and I like to be able to answer these questions..after all to me crafting is all about sharing. So coffee first and then photo time..I hope you are having a good day and are looking forward to the weekend...take care and happy crafting

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