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

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Mistletoe Kisses

Todays card is from the new Joanna Sheen cdron featuring the wonderful artwork of Ellen 'House Mouse' Jareckie. The cd is packed with images of the Gruffies and the Happy Hoppers. If you love house mouse for it's whimsical fun, then you will have to get this one. For my first card from the cd I chose this image of a Happy Hopper holding the mistletoe aloft for the cute little mice. I have mounted the image and the backing paper onto christmas red card and edged both with a glittered peeloff. I have embellished using some diecut mistletoe and poinsettia
I would like to wish everyone over the pond a Happy Thanksgiving. I have to admit to watching a lot of cooking shows and I love the ones that feature cooking for the holidays..and some of the best have been for Thanksgiving. Many of these recipes have ended up featured on my christmas table. Some of my favourites include a green bean casserole with a crunchy onion topping and creamed corn. If you ever try creamed corn..please don't use a tin of it..use fresh corn or a bag of frozen corn..and find a good recipe. To me it was a revelation. I usually serve the corn with beef or lamb. The other thing that I like about Thanksgiving is taking the time to give thanks for those people in our lives who are special to us and counting our blessings.
The coffee cup is empty and desperately needs to be filled. so I'll be smiling at my son any minute So until tomorrow..have a great day..take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. a very lovely card. Great iamge and fab design.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.