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, 2 November 2013

Christmas Bear

Another card for today. I have made this card to enter into a challenge. It will be only the second time that I've done this. It is all part of my blogging journey. I'm still quite nervous about doing's just that I'm not very good with will have to forgive me but I come from a time when we never even had When my son had his first computer he had absolutely no fear. Whereas I am scared of breaking something...yes I know that's just plain stupid but I can't help it. I will master my fear of this but it will take me a while. My friends laugh at me because when I'm doing anything new on the computer, they say that I get a look of abject fear on my face. I tell them it's just my concentration
The card that I've made is from the Giordano Christmas cdrom by Joanna Sheen. I have mounted both the image and the backing paper onto red mirror board and then glittered the image. The diecuts on the side border were made using Brittania dies and dies from the Signature die range from Joanna Sheen. I love all the artwork on this cd..the animal images are beautiful and I always seem to use this quite a bit at Christmas. I hope you like it.

*challenges entered*
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Have a beary christmas


  1. Sweet card love your image, papers used as well as the awesome border you've created with holly. Thanks so much for joining us over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

  2. Thankyou both so much for your lovely comments

  3. Aww this is adorable and thank you for sharing it and entering into out challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Have a beary Christmas time " good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  4. Beautiful bears & love the traditional colours.....a really lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us over at Sparkles Christmas challenges this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x