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

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

China and pearls

Todays card is another beautiful design from the One Summers Day cdrom by Joanna Sheen. I love this type of image featuring china and flowers. I would just love for my dresser to look like this but I think that the cats would have huge fun changing the look.I mounted the backing paper and the image onto some pink card. I also created the border using the same.I put two strips of white lace behind the border bar and then mounted some pearl swirls on the top. It is very much a lady card and I happen to know many that would love this card.

I find it strange but just lately I find my girly side fighting to come out. I have never really thought about it but just recently I have had to admit to myself that I love chintz, lace and pastel colours. I love looking at flowers in my parlour and have a thing for roses on my bed linen. Perhaps I should give in and let my floral side out. It's all very strange. When I was a little girl I was very girly until I discovered Donny Osmond and suddenly the dark side came often wonder what a therapist would make of that!!!).Since my teenage years I have always loved black and have collected skulls and dragons. So now both sides will have to come I still love to wear black as I find it doesn't clash with my hair...which at the moment is purple pink and orange  ( that must be my old punk side coming out and after all I always promised Henry that I would grow old Such a mixture of things...I will let you know what happens over the next few weeks.

Today, as I was wheeling the dog,I was lucky enough to meet the dog warden. What a lovely chap. I explained that I kept the right hand side of the lane clear because even though we live in the middle of nowhere if the children are going out, I tell them to stand on the grass if a car comes. And lets be honest nobody wants to stand in dog do. I bag any, even if it's not from my dog. Just because I can't stand the mess. And I have to admit to having a go at anyone who doesn't pick it up. Perhaps I'm turning into an old nag as Just by being friendly though I even scored some free bags as well.

Well the coffee is calling and the cats are making a dash in as it has just started to until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting

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