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, 29 November 2013

Bear in the lilacs

Todays card is from the wonderful new Gruffies and Happy Hoppers cdrom by Joanna Sheen. I don't know why but this card has been so hard to photograph..this is about my 14th. attempt and this is about as good as it gets. The image shows a gruffie holding a lovely big bunch of lilacs. I have embellished with flowers, swirls, pearls, ribbon and a butterfly charm. The gruffie image is decoupaged. I don't think that the printer has switched off since this cd has
I often talk about my blogging journey and I would just like to thank everyone who has been on this journey with me. I would also like to thank everyone that comments and contacts me. The hardest things for me have been learning all the computer stuff...and I admit to be really dumb with it. I seriously think that there is a small group of us out there who really have no understanding of this machine and no matter what, it scares us. I watch my son and from when he had his first computer has had no fear...he will continue to try things until he gets them right. I still tend to lose my nerve...I don't know what I think is going to happen but I will continue to battle on. My blogging has really helped with's about learning how to do something and doing it again and again. When I entered my first ever challenge..I thought that I would have a nervous took 3 days and about a gallon of Now I can enter a challenge and not need a lie down. So if you are out there and thinking of starting a blog..give it a go. I am more than happy to help..I admit to not knowing alot but you will have all the support I can give you.
My son is about to begin his own christmas countdown today. He has a weekend of christmas fairs and christmas parades to go to...and when it's all done he gets to come home and put the decorations up next week. We really are christmas nuts and have many collections that come out every year...santas, owls, tree decorations, snow globes..they all bring back many happy memories and are something really special to our family.
Well the coffee calls...I hope that you all have a great until tomorrow ..take care and happy crafting.

*challenges entered*

Rubys Rainbow - Flowers, Pearls and a charm


  1. your card is so totally delightful and cute!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at ruby's rainbow challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. Great colour scheme, beautifully decorated. Thanks so much for joining us over at Ruby’s Rainbow, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

  3. This is so cute. Love the image and how it pops out like that. Great papers too.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainbow!
    Good luck!