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, 6 November 2013

Christmas Lambs

Todays card is from Giordano Christmas by Joanna Sheen. I just love the images on this cd. For me they are the right side of cute. I have embellished this card using my new poinsettia die from the Brittania die range.I hope you like it.
I'm working on some challenge cards at the moment. As I've said before I'm really starting to enjoy entering them. The challenge I'm working on is for the Joanna Sheen Challenge page. The theme for this time is 'food for thought'. What I'm trying to do is make some more christmas cards and make one that is suitable for the challenge. It's been such fun looking through my library of cdroms and finding images that would be suitable. By doing this it has been so surprising just how many images you look at in a different way. I've found so many images that I had forgotton but now will be using. Another card related thing that I'm involved in is a card swop on the Joanna Sheen forum. We exchange a card made to a certain theme every month and it's been so interesting to see the cards that other crafters make. It's a wonderful source of inspiration and you get the chance to talk to other crafters. Also I am involved in an atc swop. So it's worth having a look around and seeing what you can get involved with. You will be surprised what is out there. I know that I was.
There will be a crisis today...I can feel it in the water...I've run out of As many of you know, I do my shopping online. Well the order is due tommorrow. So today I'm off to have a cup of tea. I don't know how my system will take it. But we shall see! So if you have a chance..have a coffee..take care and happy crafting.


  1. Hi Raven, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

    1. Thankyou so much for the lovely comment...I am so enjoying my blogging journey.I so love yours..I have followed you. I am still very new at all this but am learning, I hope you have a great day..take care..speak soon hopefully..Genny (raven)