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 Roses

Todays card is from Victorian Christmas Cards by Joanna Sheen. The backing paper is from Joanna Sheens Hollypond Hill Christmas cdrom. The embellishment is a mixture of diecuts from my stash.I have glittered just the centres of the flowers.
Today in Snowdonia the wind is roaring around the mountains. I can count my blessings today that I'm safe inside and my day is filled with plans for crafting. I'm continuing this blog journey and still enjoying every moment. I'm hoping to enter some challenges this weekend and have to admit that I still find it all a bit unnerving. I'm still not very confident doing certain things on the computer but I do find that the more you do the easier it becomes. I am still encouraging you to have a go. I've been contacted by a couple of people who have just started their own journey and I will try to support them as much as I can. They will probably end up teaching me. That's one of the things that I love about the crafters that I have met...they are so friendly and so willing to share their knowledge. If you decide to start your own blog, please let me know and I will follow you. If you get the chance please follow me. All you have to do is sign in on the right hand side of this blog. It's so nice to know who is reading. When I began, I thought it would be so hard but it has become an absolute joy..sharing my love of cardmaking and my life with you all. I never thought that I would have such nice feedback. Thankyou so much.
At the moment I'm working on some cards for some different challenges. I shall be having a play with my new dies later. I have to admit to thinking about crafting most of the friend laughed because I told him that I just had to make a certain card that I had dreamed of making...which I did and I am so pleased with the result. I'll share it with you in the next couple of days.
Well the coffee is calling, the cats are running in and out and crafting awaits. I hope that you have a lovely weekend...take care and happy crafting.

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