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

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Black cats

Why do you ask are you sharing a halloween card now when it's over. Well it's for a challenge and I really wanted to make a halloween card. Usually at this time of year I'm knee deep in christmas cards so to make this card was a real bit of fun for me.
The image and backing paper come from a retired Joanna Sheen cdrom called The Cardmakers Year. If there is a Joanna Sheen cd that you would like but find it has been retired you can usually find one on ebay..if you're patient. I wanted one of Joannas first cds and I waited for a year to find now I have the entire collection. So it was worth the wait! With this card I mounted the backing paper and the image onto some matt black card. I then created the border and added some diecut black cats. The cats are from the All Occaision Die range by Robert Addams. This range of dies is one of my favourites as they cut really well and they seem to do a really useful range, making dies that you can use all year round in lots of different ways.
Well I'm off for a coffee..the house has felt like it should have a revolving door and I just don't know where the time has gone. I'd better get some work Wherever you are I hope that you've had a good take care and happy crafting

*challenges entered*
Rubys Rainbow - Halloween

1 comment :

  1. Very nice card. Thanks for playing at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges.