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, 23 October 2013

Mistletoe Kisses

Todays card is a real cutie from the Hollypond Hill Christmas cdrom by Joanna Sheen. Every time I look at this cdrom, I find yet another image that I adore. It's the same with the Hollypond Hill cdrom. There are some images that you know that you'll be using time and time again. There are beautiful backing papers on both cdroms that are so useful in your everyday crafting. On this card I have used the image and matching backing paper, mounting them both onto green mirror card. The embellishments are mistletoe sprigs and holly leaves...both from the Joanna Sheen Signature die range.
In the mountains today the wind is blowing and the clouds are floating by quickly giving us brief views of a brilliant blue sky. There is a cold snap in the air which makes me think of cosy blankets and cocoa. The nights are drawing in and the time to think about changing to the winter curtains. Here in the village my friends and I are already talking about what the winter be like. The last few winters have been hard..the snows and the below freezing temperatures have lasted for a long time. Last year all the fridges in the village switched off as it was colder outside of the fridge than it was inside! I' a great believer in knee blankets and cosy socks. Oh and long It really can be a different world here in the mountains.
I'm working on a challenge card which I will hopefully share with you tommorrow. It will be featuring the fantastic House Mouse cdrom by Joanna Sheen. So I'm heading for a coffee...I swear sometimes I'm running on So wherever you are..have a great day..take care and happy crafting.

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