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 27 November 2013

Winter Handbag

Todays card doesn't look like one but trust me it I have made the handbag using a board from the Glitter Girls..from Keepsake Crafts. Even though the company is now owned by someone else.this boar is from a time when Kathy and Babs still owned and demonstrated the products. I have made the bag using a lilac pearlescent card and embellished it using diecuts and jewels. The large snowflake clips were made using a peeloff mounted onto the matching card and then cut out. I have also made a matching tag. Inside the bag is lined and decorated by stamping leaves and adding jewels. The bag is for and order.
I have shared my blogging journey with you all and am still loving every moment. Today I was delighted to have been picked to be a spotlight winner over on Rubys Rainbow challenge blog. It was such a surprise because there were some other wonderful cards. The world of challenge blogs has been a wonderful source of inspiration and I have been lucky enough to meet some wonderful crafters who share my passion for cardmaking. I have won a badge for my blog which hopefully I will get on my blog as soon as I can work out the computer business. Still no matter what I do, I still find it hard to grasp what I have to do..but it's all a learning curve. When I began I had no idea how to even blog, then I had to learn how to get the photos up and then it was linking. I'm still working on the linking side of it. I can now enter challenges which is great but it still needs my instruction sheet and a large cup of
Well speaking of coffee..the kettle is boiling. I hope that you are having a really good until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

*challenges entered*

Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes

Raisin Boat Challenge - Christmas Creations

Pixie's Crafty Workshp Challenge - Anything goes


  1. Hiya I have loved looking round your pretty blog, Your card is lovely I love the colours you have used so pretty.

    Thank you so much for taking part in our first challenge at Crafting from the Heart. I hope to see you next time. hugs Sharon xox

  2. This is lovely and shimmery and delightful!

    Did you know that you have verification turned on?

  3. Hi,
    this is a superb creation. Love the colours used, and the wonderful embellishments.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Such a beautiful bag love the colour and the embellishments. Thankyou so much for joining in our first challenge at Crafting from the heart challenge blog.
    Hoping to see more of your work soon
    Fiona DT/co-owner

  5. Welcome to the Playground Genny! What a fabulous handbag - I'd love a real one like that please :)

    Hope to see you playing again soon.

    Hugs, Di xx

    Hugs, Di xx

  6. Thank you for joining the Challenge at Raisin Boat this month. Your handbag is a wonderful creation.

  7. Stunning make. Really lovely.

    Hugs, Sarn x