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, 2 January 2014

Christmas Fun Challenge Blog..First Card

Todays card is my first card for the Christmas Fun Challenge Blog. This is the beginning of a brand new challenge blog and I hope that you will pop along and join in the fun. I made that many christmas cards in 2013, that this is a dream challenge for gives me chance to get ahead for the first time. The theme for the first challenge is anything goes. It is 2 weekly challenge with a different theme every time but always christmas.
My card is featuring the wonderful House Mouse. The image and the backing paper are from the Triple House Mouse cdrom by Joanna Sheen. I of course had to glitter the I have mounted the image onto some dark blue mirror card and have made a border out of the same. I have also just added a red ribbon and some blue pearls. As with all the artwork from Ellen Jareckie, the little animals are so cute but the images always give you a giggle. It is little wonder that they are so loved.
The weather here in the mountains is wet and windy. We have been so lucky here compared to others in the UK. I have lots of phonecalls making sure that we are ok because it was reported on the television that we had been badly hit. But as I've said it was the people on the coast that had it the worst. Areas that I have never known to be flooded were affected and my heart goes out to them. Here in the mountains, the winds were terrible...even the cats didn't want to venture out. At the moment if you need to go out wellies are recommened.
So I really hope that you will pop over to the challenge blog and join in the fun. There is a link to the site on the right hand side of this blog. On the design team there are some wonderfully talented ladies..who are a great source of inspiration.
Well the coffee calls..I'm off to have a play with some new ideas for cards that are going round my head. I hope that you have a really good until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting.

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